United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Gender and Climate Change Junior Associate

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

UNDP and the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) are implementing the project “Strengthening institutional and technical Macedonian capacities to enhance transparency in the framework of the Paris Agreement” (CBIT Project). Gender aspect is an important segment of project activities and is mainstreamed on both outcome and output level. Also, following the three-year pilot regional initiative of the Global Support Programme (GSP) for supporting integration of gender equality considerations into climate reporting in the Western Balkan Countries and Lebanon, the country has undertaken a systematic approach to introduce measures and models for strengthening the institutional capacities on gender and climate change on several levels.

The project shall also support the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MTSP) to increase its capacity for climate change mainstreaming into gender strategic policies and ensure gender responsive climate actions in the country. Two young professionals shall be engaged to assure continuous, regular procedures for collection of climate change data disaggregated by gender and support development of gender responsive policies in the area of climate change.

Given the above, UNDP would like to engage two Gender and Climate Change Junior Associate that will provide support to the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy for an initial period of eight months

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the Assignment

The Gender and Climate Change Junior Associates are expected to provide support to the ministry of Labour and Social Policy (Equal Opportunities department) to mainstream climate change into relevant gender strategic policies and plans thus further contributing to more cohesive gender responsive climate actions in the country.

Scope of Work

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Gender and Climate Change Junior Associates shall be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Acquaint with previous activities/reports on climate change and gender mainstreaming activities implemented in the country, as well as with the strategic/policy documents in both areas;

  • Acquaint with international commitments related to climate change and gender mainstreaming;

  • Provide support to the Equal Opportunities department at MLSP in establishment of regular channels for cooperation and communication with the other relevant Ministries/Municipalities/Institutions, aiming to identify possible gender relevant bottlenecks in the climate change sectoral strategic policies and activities;

  • Closely support integration of climate change into new Gender Equality Strategy;

  • Support development of procedures for collection of gender disaggregated data relevant to climate change (identified in the Biennial Update Reports on Climate Change);

  • Support collection of “field data” relevant to gender and climate change i.e. using micronarratives to ensure both man and woman views/issues/challenges caused by climate change are identified and taken into consideration while developing the new gender and climate change strategies;

  • Support gender mainstreaming in climate policies at national and local level;

  • Support transparent reporting to the UNFCCC in the area of gender and ??climate change;

EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES:

The Gender and Climate Change Junior Associates are expected to deliver monthly reports to the Project Manager. The payments shall be done monthly. The Gender and Climate Change Junior Associates will prepare other periodic reports and analysis, as needed. Total 9 monthly progress reports to be prepared and delivered. The progress reports duly approved by the Project Manager shall serve as the basis for payment.

Institutional arrangment

The Gender and Climate Change Junior Associate will work under direct supervision by the Project Manager, and in close collaboration with the Equal Opportunities department at MLSP. The required reports shall be submitted in Macedonian language.

Duration of the Work

The initial duration of the work is estimated to in the period of 15 June 2020 – 15 March 2021. The contract can be extended up to Dec 2021, depending on the available finances.

Duty station and travel

The duty station will be in Skopje. Travel is not expected. If unforeseen travel is requested by UNDP it will be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written approval of the Project Manager.

Competencies
  • Excellent communications and facilitation skills;

  • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills;

  • Excellent research and writing skills;

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills.

Required Skills and Experience

The selected candidates shall possess:

  • University degree (preferably but not limited to environmental studies, gender studies or social sciences);

  • Previous relevant experience in development and implementation of projects, participation at research studies, analyses, assessments, reports in areas relevant for the project shall be considered as an asset.

  • Previous relevant experience in the intersectionality of both gender and climate change, as well as participation in activities that cover one or both of them will be considered as asset.

  • Ability to conduct, compile and draft reports based on field and desk-based research;

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF BEST OFFER

The candidates shall be evaluated against the mandatory criteria. Shortlisted candidates shall be invited for testing and/or interview. The financial offer shall be requested only from the shortlisted candidates that will be invited for an interview.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED

Interested offerors are invited submit the following documents/information to be considered:

  1. Most updated CV with focus on required qualification;

  2. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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Failing to submit any of these documents may result in disqualification of the application.

Please note that shortlisted candidates might be interviewed.

If the deliverables are not produced and delivered by the consultant to the satisfaction of UNDP as approved by the responsible Portfolio Manager, no payment will be made even if the consultant has invested man/days to produce and deliver such deliverables.

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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