Job Description

Climate change, manifesting in the form of intensified cyclones, storm surges, and sea-level rise (SLR), is accelerating saltwater intrusion into the fresh water resources of the coastal belt of Bangladesh. Climate change-induced soil and water salinity is projected to adversely impact freshwater dependent agricultural livelihoods (leading to loss of productivity or livelihoods) as well as the availability and quality of drinking water in the vulnerable coastal communities. Furthermore, given the crucial role that women play in water security and household level resilience, and their socio-economic marginalization, the climate change-induced threat to agricultural livelihoods and drinking water security of the affected coastal communities disproportionately affects women and girls. Therefore, the key objective of the proposed project is to support the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) in strengthening the adaptive capacities of coastal communities, especially women, to cope with impacts of climate change-induced salinity on their livelihoods and water security. GCF resources will be combined with GoB co-financing to address information, technical, financial and institutional barriers to implementing and managing resilient livelihoods and drinking water solutions for the vulnerable communities in the Southwestern coastal districts of Khulna and Satkhira. An estimated 719,229 people (about 245,516 direct and 473,713 indirect) will benefit from the proposed project interventions. The proposed project will empower target communities, especially women, as ‘change-agents’ to plan, implement, and manage resilient livelihoods and drinking water solutions. The project will enable those communities to address climate change risks on livelihood and drinking water security to promote synergistic co-benefits. It will enhance the adaptive capacities of these communities in the face of worsening impacts of climate-change induced salinity on their freshwater resources which in turn adversely affect livelihood and drinking water requirements. GCF resources will be invested in promoting a diversification from currently non-adaptive, freshwater-reliant livelihoods of small-scale farmers, fishers, and agro-labourers towards climate-resilient agricultural livelihoods. GoB co-financing is leveraged to support adoption and scale of these alternative, climate-resilient agricultural livelihoods through strengthened value-chains and market linkages for their long-term viability in the face of increasing salinity and extreme weather. The project also utilizes GCF and GoB resources to support investments in and management of climate-resilient drinking water solutions to secure year-round, safe drinking water supplies for the targeted communities. Access to reliable, safe drinking water enables the communities, especially women and girls in targeted households, to invest the resulting time and cost savings and health co-benefits in enhanced livelihoods and income generating and/or educational opportunities. In turn, the enhanced incomes and livelihoods will enable the communities to sustain the investments in the drinking water supply solutions in the long-term. Finally, through investments in institutional capacities, knowledge dissemination and evidence-based learning, the project will enable pathways for replication and scale of project impact to secure livelihoods and drinking water across the vulnerable districts of the southwest coast of Bangladesh. The project yields significant environmental, social (including gender), and economic co-benefits including enhanced integrity of coastal ecosystems and freshwater resources; improved gender norms and women empowerment; and increased income and health benefits, estimated at USD15 million and USD4 million respectively over the project lifetime. The project contributes towards GoB’s achievement of priorities outlined in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and its climate change strategies. The project objective speaks to the top five key near-term areas of intervention identified by the INDC to address adverse impacts of climate change including: 1) Food security, livelihood and health protection (incl. water security); 2) Comprehensive disaster management, 3) Coastal Zone Management, including Salinity Intrusion control, 4) Flood Control and Erosion protection, 5) Building Climate Resilient Infrastructure. Directly aligned to six of the fourteen broad adaptation actions prioritized by INDC, the project is implementing improved EWS, supporting climate resilient infrastructure, Tropical cyclones and storm surge protection, stress-tolerant variety improvement and cultivation, and Capacity Building at Individual and institutional level to plan and implement adaptation programmes and projects. The IT and Logistics Assistant will report to the Regional Project Manager and will work under the overall guidance of the Project Coordinator.  S/he will be responsible to provide support for planning, implementing and managing ICT related activities and services for the project. The IT and Logistics Assistant will report to the Regional Project Manager and will work under the overall guidance of the Project Coordinator.  S/he will be responsible to provide support for planning, implementing and managing ICT related activities and services for the project. S/he will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:
  • Compliance with corporate information management and technology standards, guidelines and procedures for the Project office and resilience building and inclusive growth Cluster technology environment;
  • Performance of specific technical functions, including changing of hardware electronic components (disks, memories, network wiring, power sources, etc.) and routine repairs;
  • Assistance in the installation of commercial and in-house developed software and related upgrades;
  • Assistance in upgrading patch and anti-virus programs on a timely basis;
  • Ensure the license verification and expiration of all softwares and systems in timely manner;
  • Monitoring of file server traffic, usage and performance on a frequent and regular basis;
  • Support to users in backing up and restoring their files, as well as in virus detection, removal and prevention.
  • Assistance in trouble-shooting and monitoring of network problems;
  • Response to user needs and questions regarding network access;
  • Assistance in backup and restoration procedures for local drives. Maintenance of backup logs. Assistance to organization of off-site storage of backups.
  • Maintenance of an up-to-date inventory of software and hardware;
  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials;
  • Extraction of data from various sources;
  • Research and retrieval of l data from internal and external sources; preparation of statistical charts, tables and reports as required;
  • Provision of ICT support to key events.
  • Responsible for maintaining CMS (Complaint Management System).
  • Maintenance and update GCF project webpage.
  • Response to update and maintain MIS.
  • Maintenance of the CCTV system in project office.
  • Participation and assistance in the organization of training for the PO staff on ICT issues;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Support project management logistics needs of the Khulna office.
Impact of Results: The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency of the Project Office and RIG office including improved business results and client services. Forward-looking ICT management has an impact on the organization of office management, knowledge sharing, and information provision. Functional Competencies: Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.
Functional Competencies: Building Strategic Partnerships: Maintaining information and databases
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Basic research and analysis
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
  • Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
Promoting Organizational Change and Development: Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions.
  • Gathers information on best practices in the relevant management practice in his/her area of responsibility.
Design and Implementation of Management Systems: Data gathering and implementation of management systems
  • Uses information/databases/other management systems.
Client Orientation: Maintains effective client relationships
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems;
Education: Minimum Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and Commutation, Computer Science, Electric and Communication Engineering, ICT or relevant subjects. Experience: The candidate should possess the following qualification to compete for the announced position
  • 2 years of relevant working experience, including network administration, support to management of hardware and software platforms, telecommunications facilities, knowledge of Windows-based packages/applications, Web designing & programming, knowledge of webcms.
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English and Bangla are essential. Important applicant information All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Workforce diversity UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Note: UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and people living 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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