Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist – UNDP – Cotabato City

Cotabato City, Philippines
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Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist – UNDP – Cotabato City

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Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist – UNDP – Cotabato City

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of the BARMM MENRE Minister Macacua and UNDP Outcome Lead [Climate Action], the Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist shall take the lead in the following:

  • Provide expert/technical advise to the BARMM MENRE Minister, Deputy Minister, Bureau/Division Chiefs and appropriate offices in the identification and prioritization of ENR programs-projects activities for the Transition Period and beyond. The Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist shall:
  • Review technical studies and assessments as a stock-taking activity on BARMM’s Green [terrestrial including minerals], Blue [marine and coastal] and Brown [air, waste management] resources, programmes, including past ARMM budgetary allocations;
  • Review of the ENR-related plan documents, i.e., BDP [MNLF- and MILF-led], ARMM and find common threads for PPA prioritization
  • Identification of strengths, gaps and weaknesses in MENRE’s environment and natural resources program portfolio to inform the identification of strategic next steps/PPAs [medium and long-term programs-projects-activities including budgetary requirements]
  • Conduct consultations with ENR stakeholders [policy decision-makers, communities, indigenous peoples, private sector among others towards the formulation of BARMM’s ENR Framework
  • Provide expert advice/input in the discussions of the IGRs of MENRE and DENR to clarify roles and responsibilities

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Relevant Experience 
  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Science, Agriculture, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Forestry, Development Management and related field of study preferably with Professional License related to Environment, Planning, or Agriculture
Relevant Experience
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of professional working experience related to environmental planning and management, preferably extensive experience with government
Knowledge, Competencies and Skills
  • Proven technical knowledge on various Philippine Environmental Laws, policies, programmes and processes;
  • In depth knowledge of social, environmental and cultural issues affecting the implementation of ENR PPAs in the BARMM area;
  • Capability to provide guidance on negotiation and conflict resolution processes;
  • Innovativeness and effectiveness capability under varying work assignments, conditions and time pressures;
  • Strong interpersonal and ability to work in multidisciplinary teams;
  • Can work with limited supervision and under tight timelines;
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].
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