United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Consultant (Team Leader / DRM Expert)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  Papua New Guinea (PNG) is one of the pilot countries selected to participate in the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR). The PPCR is funded under the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF), a multi-donor Trust Fund, this provides financing through the multilateral development banks to support programmes in selected pilot countries. The goal of the PPCR is to help countries transform toward a climate resilient development path, consistent with national poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals. PNG’s Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) was designed through a broad-based consultative process. The SPCR seeks to achieve transformational change by supporting the implementation of PNG’s national strategies to facilitate “climate compatible development.” The overall outcome of the SPCR is to enhance PNG’s resilience to Climate Change. This will be achieved through improved access to resources, knowledge and climate resilient infrastructure at the national and sub-national levels. In seeking this transformation, the SPCR will address key impediments facing PNG ‘s current efforts to implement its national strategies. These include: - Inadequate resources (human, technical, financial) at national, provincial, district and community levels to mainstream climate change risk management. - Inadequate knowledge for mainstreaming climate change risk management in key sectors (e.g. food security, health, critical infrastructure) and in the national/provincial/district budget processes. - Poorly designed infrastructure that is susceptible to climate change impacts. The Government of PNG obtained a SCF-PPCR grant from the Asian Development Bank to implement the “Building Resilience to Climate Change Project.” The Project will help PNG implement the SPCR by mainstreaming climate resilience into development planning and addressing national priorities that focus on vulnerable communities. The Project targets approximately 16,829 people of 24 Islands and Atolls located in East New Britain, Manus, Milne Bay, Morobe and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB). The Deputy Team Leader will support: - Increased resilience of the communities to the impacts of climate change and climate variability. - Improved capacities of vulnerable islands/atoll communities, government agencies, and civil society to plan and respond to the impacts of climate change. The Project has three outputs. These are: - Output 1: Climate change and vulnerability assessments carried out and adaptation plans developed for target communities. - Output 2: Sustainable fishery eco-systems and food security investments piloted in 9 vulnerable island and atoll communities. - Output 3: Enabling frameworks for climate-resilient infrastructure and early warning and communication network extended. The Team Leader will work under the supervision of UNDP’s Deputy Resident Representative or their designate. The position will lead the Project team which is comprised of various experts. Project activities will be delivered over approx. 18 months. The Team Leader will be supported by a Deputy Team Leader
Duties and Responsibilities
The Team Leader will supervise a team of experts to deliver a range of results. The Team Leader will work closely with Government’s Climate Change and Development Authority, and particularly, its adaptation division. The Team Leader will: - Lead consultations on a range of areas with stakeholders at the national and provincial levels. - Work closely with, and supervise, a team of experts to ensure activities are delivered on time, within budget and to a quality that meets the expectations of UNDP and Government. This should be done consistent with annual work plans and other direction. - Communicate relevant and critical information to key implementing partners and Project stakeholders including the Project’s Steering Committee (PSC) through UNDP. - In consultation with the Project Management Team (PMU), prepare and conduct PSC meetings as and when required. - Identify and document issues and risks that are related to the Project’s Design, develop mitigation measures against such risks and ensure these are implemented. - Provide Technical Support to the Provincial Climate Change Committees (PCCCs) established in the provinces to oversee, make decisions and coordinate climate change interventions at the provincial level. - Establish linkages at national and sub national level to leverage off existing resources as well as advising on available resources that in the long run contribute to required results as planned. - Drive procurement of materials and equipment deemed necessary to support the implementation of the Project by adhering to the standards and processes required by UNDP. - Provide technical advice and support the operational functioning of Provincial Advisory Committees (PAC’s) in the 4 Provinces and AROB. - Ensure the administrative and financial management of the Project is delivered consistent with UNDP’s rules and regulations. - Conduct any other tasks requested by the UNDP Country Office. Deliverables Working with a range of implementing partners including the national Government, Provincial Administrations and civil society, the Team Leader will ensure the delivery of: - The Project’s inception workshop, to be conducted in Port Moresby. - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessments (CCVAP) undertaken in targeted island and atoll communities. - Successfully completed workshops on mainstreaming CCVAPs into LLGs, Districts, Provincial and Regional Development Plans. - Facilitated training on reef coastal management and food security initiatives at community levels in East New Britain, Milne Bay and Manus Provinces respectively. - Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) that are established and registered in East New Britain, Manus and Milne Bay Provinces respectively. - Home gardens that are established, adaptation measures demonstrated with food processing and preservation initiatives in place for targeted islands and atoll communities of East New Britain, Manus and Milne Bay Provinces respectively. - Training on Small Grants Funding (SGF) to support communities delivr tangible climate adaptation measures, including small scale infrastructure. - Emergency response training conducted in selected islands and atoll communities with disaster management with community response plans and Climate Change Adaptation plans developed and used. - Disaster Management Committees in selected islands and toll communities and 24 associated disaster response strategies. - Lessons learnt workshops at the provincial and national levels with documentation and sharing of success stories.
Competencies
• High level of computer literacy is essential (in particular word processing, publishing and presentation software). Knowledge of environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction is an asset. • People management skills, especially ability to manage team of experts both National and International. • Exceptional communication, presentation, inter-personal and networking skills. • Be task oriented and able to work independently. • Demonstrate high level of gender sensitivity and advocate for gender equality. • Be able to work effectively in a high pressure, occasionally stressful environment. • Ability to quickly establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different cultural backgrounds. • Proven communication and report writing skills. • Ability to negotiate and reach understanding or agreement in a most challenging environment. • Able to work in challenging and stressful conditions. • Possess commitment to teamwork. • Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities. • Respond positively to critical feedback and differing points of view. • Fluent written and spoken English.
Required Skills and Experience
Atleast Master’s degree in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Management, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Geography, Information Management, Statistics, Social Sciences, or a related area. Experience: • Atleast 10 years of experience in climate change, disaster risk reduction, emergency response or humanitarian Coordination within international organizations (in particular working in Papua New Guinea is highly desirable). • Demonstrate atleast 10 years of experience in leading diverse teams and manage the work of separate team members. • At least 15 years’ of working related experience in environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction with a most reputable or an international organization. • Proven experience of 7 years in leading consultant or NGO teams to implement multilateral and bilateral funded projects in rural development and remotes islands of Pacific developing countries. • Atleast 7 years of experience in programme/project planning and management. • Atleast 7 years of experience in working with remote PNG islands is an advantage. • Atleast 7 years of experience in remote island communities as Deputy Team Leader (experience in remote PNG islands a distinct advantage). Submission Instructions This process is managed through the UNDP online eTendering system. Proposals may be submitted on or before the deadline indicated by UNDP in the e-tendering system. Proposals must be submitted in the online e-tendering system in the following link: https://etendering.partneragencies.org using your username and password. If you have not registered in the system before, you can register now by logging in using: Username: event.guest Password: why2change and follow the registration steps as specified in the e-tendering instruction manual or access it through this link: http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/operations/procurement/business/procurementnotices/resources/ Please be guided by the instructions provided in this document above while preparing your submission. Incomplete proposals and failure to comply with proposal submission instruction may not be considered or may result in disqualification of proposal. Completed proposals should be submitted using E-tendering, no later than 29th July 2020. For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to Tirnesh Prasad on procurement.pg@undp.org UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thank you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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