Climate Change Specialist – FAO – Rome, Italy

Climate Change Specialist – FAO – Rome, Italy

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will carry out the following tasks under the work streams below:

Knowledge Management
  • Lead the development of the global project knowledge management strategy and monitor its implementation;
  • Coordinate the production and oversee the dissemination of knowledge products on climate change and agriculture;
  • Draft knowledge material for outreach and knowledge exchange activities, workshops and meetings, including online articles;
  • Support in developing knowledge products (briefing notes, case studies, reports and publications) on climate change and food security including on adaptation/NDCs, links between access to clean energy and climate change adaptation/NDCs and synergies/tradeoffs with Mitigation/NDCs and Agenda 2030;
  • Ensure the common thematic folders across teams (i.e. workspace, shared folders) are up-to-date;
Outreach
  • Update websites and ensure project information and knowledge products are available online in a timely manner;
  • Capture lessons learned from project implementation;
  • Assist and contribute to the organization of webinars and peer-to-peer activities between countries;
  • Support the organization of meetings, workshops, trainings and other face-to-face events;
  • Produce updates with partner agencies and programmes for NAPs/ NDC related activities, including the working with external partners;
  • Contribute to better linking the work on energy and bioeconomy to that on climate change adaptation/ mitigation/ NDCs;
  • Support collaboration with partners including with the UNFCCC;
  • Track internal and external events and keep a clear schedule;
Technical Quality Assurance
  • Draft/Review technical reports on climate change and agriculture;
  • Draft/Review and provide inputs to all KM outputs and ensure technical quality and alignment between all products;
  • Provide technical support to countries on how to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and change and mainstream climate risks into national policies, strategies and plans;
  • Contribute to relevant FAO’s reporting for UNFCCC Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture track (b): methods and approaches for assessing adaptation, adaptation co-benefits and resilience;
  • Contribute to the drafting of progress reports for donor and national coordinators;
  • Carry out other duties as required.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced degree in climate change policy, environmental studies, development studies, agricultural policy, or closely related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience of working in climate change adaptation and mitigation issues. Experience with UN agencies is preferable.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work.
  • Excellent writing and editorial skills with good attention to detail and ability to write for different audiences using different communication media.
  • Excellent capacity in written and oral communications in English is indispensable; working knowledge of Spanish or French is an advantage.
  • Ability to work in an international team and respect tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with agriculture/food security and climate change issues are desirable.
  • Knowledge of and working experience in international climate change negotiations is an asset.
  • Level, extent and relevance of past experience with editorial work on climate change issues
  • Extent and relevance of written publication record, including reports, policy briefs, working papers, journal articles.
Closing date for applications 16 March 2020 before midnight.

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Junior Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor – FAO – Dili, Timor Leste

Junior Climate Smart Agriculture Advisor – FAO – Dili, Timor Leste

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of FAO Representative in Indonesia and Timor-Leste and direct supervision of FAO Team Leader of the Project, the technical supervision of FAO Lead Technical Officers (LTOs) and in close collaboration with the national CSA institution and community mobilisation coordinator, the national CSA training and policy coordinator and the national entrepreneurship / market development expert, officials and government counterparts (national and municipal), the conservation agriculture and mechanization advisor is responsible to strengthen Timor-Leste’s capacity in climate smart agriculture / conservation agriculture, particularly in the Municipalities. The advisor will undertake the following duties:

  • Provide technical guidance and oversight on CSA/CA, mechanization and post-harvest activities, to ensure achievement of outcomes and outputs in the Municipalities;
  • Provide technical advises to the CA network the project is supporting toward its institutionalisation;
  • Supervise the training and CA implementation activities at Municipality levels, in close collaboration with the District administration, the Municipality agriculture directorates, the Suco councils and the farmers groups;
  • Supervise directly the establishment of demonstration plots and ensure that measurements are taken, properly recorded and disseminated on the demonstration;
  • Mentor the project CSA coordinators and MAF extensionists implementing FFS;
  • Conduct frequent field visits and observe farmers experience in implementing CSA/CA and provide technical guidance;
  • Contribute to the development and supervise the implementation of private-public partnership to develop market-oriented services for the CA mechanization and post-harvest components to the benefit of CA adopters;
  • Contribute to the development of partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery (MAF) to strengthen CA capacity at central and municipal levels in terms of knowledge and equipment, so that the MAF land preparation practices/subsidies are favourable to CA;
  • Technically lead the update the CA and mechanization manuals, agroforestry and post-harvest guidelines step by step guidelines and training material for Farmers Field School coordinators; communication/promotional materials (e.g. video, poster, etc.);
  • Conduct regular field visit of CA farmers groups to record and advise on CSA/CA practices and implementation of FFS;
  • Responsible in synthesizing, tabulating, and analyzing data from different adaptive research sites and FFSs and farmers adopting CSA, including the preparation of technical reports on the validation of conservation agriculture options;
  • Prepare project implementation reports in relation to CSA/CA, mechanization and post-harvest activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in agronomy, economics, relevant social or natural sciences, or other related discipline.;
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven knowledge and experience in working on sustainable agriculture with farmers in the field;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for COF.REG. For PSA.SBS working knowledge of English is sufficient.
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Strong familiarity with FAO and Government of Timor-Leste Project Cycle management, as well having a good understanding of working within the Timorese government.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to produce high quality work under pressure and meet all deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect diversity.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency in MS Office particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and at least one statistical analysis software.
  • Knowledge of Tetum is considered as an advantage.
  • Ability to work with different levels of government authorities and within government administrative structures
Closing date for applications 02 March 2020 before midnight.

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Senior Energy Advisor – UNDP – Home Based

Senior Energy Advisor – UNDP – Home Based

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Senior Energy Advisor will support UNDP Regional Hub for Arab States in scaling up  cooperation in the region on sustainable energy for displaced communities. This will entail two key outputs: Firstly, the Senior Energy Advisor will support design of a new regional UNDP policy brief on Sustainable Energy for Displaced Communities elaborating the challenge of achieving SDG 7 on energy access in crisis contexts, the opportunity for closing the energy gap for crisis impacted communities, and the lessons learned from UNDPs local projects in recent years on the topic in places like Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq.
  • Secondly, the Senior Energy Advisor will support the design of a new UNDP regional initiative on Sustainable Energy for Displaced Communities elaborating on the energy access challenge in crisis contexts across the region; the strategy for implementing the Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy (ASES)  and Global Plan of Action (GPA)  to close the energy gap for displaced communities in a way that scales up support to emergency and development needs. It will also focus on addressing long-term development priorities by providing sustainable sources of energy, supporting recovery efforts and building the resilience of countries through improved level of energy security; and elaboration of the key outputs, activities and budget requirements for the multi-year regional initiative. This will entail extensive consultations with UNDP regional and country units, regional bodies and other partner agencies engaged in energy access solutions.
  • In the design of the regional policy brief and the regional initiative the Senior Energy Advisor will develop set of ideas for scaling up energy access priorities in crisis settings of the region, covering priorities such as policy innovation, scaling up finance and local capacity development. In doing so, s/he will draw upon and link with UNDPs ongoing initiatives on energy access in places like Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq. S/he will also ensure close alignment to the vision and focus of UNDPs Strategic Plan, the Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy and the Global Plan of Action on Sustainable Energy for Displaced Communities while  ensuring regional development challenges are addressed.
  • The new regional initiative will serve as a flagship initiative for achieving the goals of these three strategies in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change including, considering the transition to a low carbon, sustainable energy pathway. This is an important opportunity for the Arab Region to re-energize the region`s economy impacted by crisis, while bringing important co-benefits from local social and environmental goals. In particular the regional initiative will be an important basis for  implementation of GPA priorities in the Arab Region, such as: enhancing coordination among development and humanitarian actors for expanding access to sustainable energy solutions in crisis settings, strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative approaches to finance energy solutions in situations of displacement, capturing and sharing evidence-based best practices, and creating a collaborative platform for unified, multi-stakeholder action to improve sustainable energy access in situations of displacement.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree in climate change, energy, environment or other closely related field.
Work experience
  • Minimum 10 years of previous relevant working experience in climate change, energy or environment, preferably with at least 5 years’ experience supporting sustainable energy cooperation in developing countries;
  • Previous experience supporting energy access programming or research in LDCs or crisis contexts
  • Previous working experience with the United Nations (UN) is an advantage;
Language Requirements
  • Language proficiency in both written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of any other UN language, particularly French and/or Arabic, is an asset.
Closing date for applications 29 February 2020 before midnight.

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Senior Energy Advisor – UNDP – Home Based

Senior Energy Advisor – UNDP – Home Based

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Senior Energy Advisor will support UNDP Regional Hub for Arab States in scaling up  cooperation in the region on sustainable energy for displaced communities. This will entail two key outputs: Firstly, the Senior Energy Advisor will support design of a new regional UNDP policy brief on Sustainable Energy for Displaced Communities elaborating the challenge of achieving SDG 7 on energy access in crisis contexts, the opportunity for closing the energy gap for crisis impacted communities, and the lessons learned from UNDPs local projects in recent years on the topic in places like Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq.
  • Secondly, the Senior Energy Advisor will support the design of a new UNDP regional initiative on Sustainable Energy for Displaced Communities elaborating on the energy access challenge in crisis contexts across the region; the strategy for implementing the Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy (ASES)  and Global Plan of Action (GPA)  to close the energy gap for displaced communities in a way that scales up support to emergency and development needs. It will also focus on addressing long-term development priorities by providing sustainable sources of energy, supporting recovery efforts and building the resilience of countries through improved level of energy security; and elaboration of the key outputs, activities and budget requirements for the multi-year regional initiative. This will entail extensive consultations with UNDP regional and country units, regional bodies and other partner agencies engaged in energy access solutions.
  • In the design of the regional policy brief and the regional initiative the Senior Energy Advisor will develop set of ideas for scaling up energy access priorities in crisis settings of the region, covering priorities such as policy innovation, scaling up finance and local capacity development. In doing so, s/he will draw upon and link with UNDPs ongoing initiatives on energy access in places like Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine, Libya, Lebanon and Iraq. S/he will also ensure close alignment to the vision and focus of UNDPs Strategic Plan, the Arab Sustainable Energy Strategy and the Global Plan of Action on Sustainable Energy for Displaced Communities while  ensuring regional development challenges are addressed.
  • The new regional initiative will serve as a flagship initiative for achieving the goals of these three strategies in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Paris Agreement on climate change including, considering the transition to a low carbon, sustainable energy pathway. This is an important opportunity for the Arab Region to re-energize the region`s economy impacted by crisis, while bringing important co-benefits from local social and environmental goals. In particular the regional initiative will be an important basis for  implementation of GPA priorities in the Arab Region, such as: enhancing coordination among development and humanitarian actors for expanding access to sustainable energy solutions in crisis settings, strengthening multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative approaches to finance energy solutions in situations of displacement, capturing and sharing evidence-based best practices, and creating a collaborative platform for unified, multi-stakeholder action to improve sustainable energy access in situations of displacement.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree in climate change, energy, environment or other closely related field.
Work Experience
  • Minimum 10 years of previous relevant working experience in climate change, energy or environment, preferably with at least 5 years’ experience supporting sustainable energy cooperation in developing countries;
  • Previous experience supporting energy access programming or research in LDCs or crisis contexts
  • Previous working experience with the United Nations (UN) is an advantage;
Language Requirements
  • Language proficiency in both written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of any other UN language, particularly French and/or Arabic, is an asset.
Closing date for applications 29 February 2020 before midnight.

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Central African Forest Initiative – Secretariat on Environmental Policies and Measures – UNDP

Central African Forest Initiative – Secretariat on Environmental Policies and Measures – UNDP

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective & specific results

Support the CAFI Secretariat with strategic programming in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the alignment of programs and investment frameworks with the main relevant programs in the region as detailed below and foster CAFI’s coordination with regional partnerships. More precisely:

  • For CAFI’s new phase of partnership with DRC (post 2020), provide input for the revision of the strategic framework for programming.
  • Ensure the alignment of CAFI’s strategic frameworks, national Investment Frameworks and program portfolios with the existing programs in the region in DRC, Cameroon, Central African Republic and Gabon
  • Develop a strategic framework for regional coordination with other relevant partnerships (such as the COMIFAC, GGSC and the FAO regional study on deforestation drivers) approved by the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (several versions will be provided by consultants as the negotiations progress).

Required Skills and Experience

Educational background
  • Master’s degree in Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry, or Geography.
Professional experience
  • At least 20 years of professional experience in the field of management of natural resources, rural development and climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • At least five years proven experience and expertise in the analysis of rural development and environment policies, policy dialogue in the forestry sector (APV FLEGT) and beyond (REDD+), project management and evaluation, rural development, private sector engagement;
  • Knowledge of the global climate change framework, international negotiations on climate change as well as mitigation concepts such as CDM and REDD+;
  • Work experience in the management and facilitation of regional partnerships such as the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) is an asset;
  • At least five years proven experience in the assessment, development and implementation of large projects in the field of Natural Resource Management in the Central African region;
  • Proven adaptation capacity in a multicultural environment and in fragile state context
Language requirement
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Senior Environment and Natural Resources Specialist – UNDP – Cotabato City

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].