Environment and Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer – Phnom-Penh

Application closing date: 7 June 2019

Background

Over the last 20 years, Cambodia has attained impressive economic growth. Yet, the rapid development has increased pressure on natural resources and biodiversity in rural areas and led to increasing levels of waste and air pollution in urban areas. Degradation of natural resources has adversely impacted rural livelihoods and reduced capacity for climate change adaptation and mitigation, including REDD+.1

In 2017, the Government consolidated protected areas totaling more than 7 million hectares (or 40 percent of total land). A number of other legal and policy measures are now in place to promote environmental sustainability. The primary need now is to assist national efforts to successfully translate these policy measures into action.

Among others, UNDP Cambodia will support the government to promote a green and circular economy through sustainable waste management, improved energy efficiency, and adoption of clean energy.

UNDP Cambodia also supports the government for sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation while strengthening the capacities of local authorities and community-based organizations to improve rural livelihoods, food security and effective climate responses. In particular, UNDP Cambodia introduce and promote GEF, BIOFIN2 and Payment for Ecosystem Services initiatives as incentive-based innovations that strengthen watershed restoration, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management.

In partnership with the Government the Environment Portfolio, under the Policy and Innovation Hub (PIH), aims to leverage private sector investment for scalable climate change-resilient and mitigation initiatives and a circular economy.

The NRM Officer will work under the overall guidance of PIH and direct supervision of Policy Specialist on Environment, Biodiversity and Environment.

Note:

Forest cover declined to 48 percent (2016) from 73 percent (1965), UNDP HDR 2016. A total of 2.96 Gt of carbon is stored in Cambodia’s ecosystems (MoE UNFCCC submission 2017). Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), http://www.biodiversityfinance.net/

Duties and Responsibilities

The Environment and Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer will support international and national Policy Specialists in carrying technical and programme support in the areas of environment and NRM.

Summary of key functions:

  • Coordinate project support for the government and stakeholders for the ongoing works related to environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation;
  • Coordinate the policy dialogue processes on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation with government, development partners, private sector and CSOs;
  • Contribute to UNDP in the process of programming and pipeline formulation related to environment and NRM issues;
  • Partnerships building and knowledge management.

1. Coordinate project support for the government and stakeholders for the ongoing works related to environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation:

  • Design roadmaps and annual work plans of activities related to environment and NRM;
  • Design and coordinate key activities related to environment and NRM which the government and UNDP should focus on in partnership and consultation with relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop ToRs of, and supervise relevant consultants and provide quality assurance;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual project progress reports to the government, UNDP, and Project (PB) according to their respective reporting guidelines/ requirements;
  • Organize project board meetings and take lead in ensuring that recommendations made by the board are implemented;
  • Monitor and keep track of project implementation progress;
  • For project assigned, ensure fund are made available and proper use of project resources.

2. Coordinate the policy dialogue processes on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation with government, development partners, private sector and CSOs:

  • Collect, compile, analyse and interpret environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation related data, thorough research of the evidence-based issues in the country and production of relevant reports including National Human Development Report;
  • Preparation of analytical document and background information on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation for the policy debates within the overarching UNDP policy framework;
  • Support policy dialogue on environment, NRM and biodiversity related issues with the government, development partners, civil society, the private sector; contributions to development of policies as relevant;
  • Make sound contributions to knowledge networks through identification of best practices, lessons learned, and other related communication materials.

3. Contribute to UNDP in the process of programming and pipeline formulation related to environment and NRM issues:

  • Identify areas of UNDP comparative advantages in the field of environment, NRM and biodiversity related issues whenever relevant;
  • Assist the Policy Specialists to formulate project concept notes and full project documents including information materials in consultation with relevant stakeholders among others;
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization with donors, private sector, government and other global and regional resources;
  • Facilitate consultations required for the including Internal Project Appraisal Committee meeting, Local Project Appraisal Committee Meeting.

4. Partnerships building and knowledge management:

  • Coordinate and support the preparation of inputs from the CO to policy briefs/position papers that address environment, NRM and biodiversity concerns, in collaboration with other practices such as governance, poverty reduction, gender, and capacity development;
  • Identify opportunities for strengthening partnership with key stakeholders on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation under the guidance of the policy specialists;
  • Coordinate and organize stakeholder meetings/events/workshops to discuss priority issues within environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation with key stakeholders;
  • Assist the Country Office to explore the potential for private sector partnerships on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation and opportunities for carbon/environmental financing;
  • Assist the policy specialist running and evaluating campaign relating to NRM, biodiversity and environmental financing;
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products and communications in the areas of environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of UN environment and NRM activities in the country, including short, medium and long-term planning, improved business results and client services.

They also impact on increasing Governments’, partners’, and civil society and communities’ awareness and knowledge of environment and NRM to development, and on the ability for environment and NRM a plans and sectoral policies. Accurate analysis, presentation and knowledge sharing promote timely positioning and readjustment of UNDP programme management.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in environment and NRM, environmental science or related disciplines.

Experience:

  • Master with at least 2 years or Bachelor with at least 4 years of relevant work experience on issues related to environment and NRM, biodiversity conservation;
  • Experience in development, policy and research work in the area of environment and NRM, biodiversity conservation, and related issues. Prior project management experiences are an asset;
  • Experience in working with multi stakeholders including the government, NGOs, private sector, and CSOs;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in spoken and written Khmer and English.

National Expert – LAND USE FINANCE MAPPING IN CAMBODIA

Application closing date: 1 July 2019

Background

Cambodia has made significant progress in developing its REDD+ framework over the past years. In 2017, the RGC approved its National REDD+ Strategy (NRS). The NRS marks major milestone in Cambodia’s transition from REDD+ Readiness to REDD+ Implementation Phase. The NRS was developed through an extensive structured consultation and awareness raising process with key government agencies, non-governmental organization, civil society, indigenous and local community. It builds primarily upon three national policy frameworks that guide forest management. These are the National Forest Program 2010-2030 (NFP), the National Protected Areas Strategic Management Plan 2017-2030 (NPASMP) and the Strategic Planning Framework for Fisheries 2010-2019 (SPFF).

Cambodia is currently finalizing the preparation of its Action and Investment Plan for the Implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy (AIP-NRS). The strategic objectives of AIP-NRS are:

  1. Improve management and monitoring of forest resources and forest land use;
  2. Strengthen implementation of sustainable forest management;
  3. Mainstream approaches to reduce deforestation, build capacity and engage stakeholders.

The AIP aims to estimate the costs of the policies and measures (PAMs) considered on the NRS. In order to prioritize action and effectively mobilize additional resources, Cambodia will benefit from assessing the current level of financing supporting NRS implementation in the country. Identifying and mapping these flows from relevant sources (government, international donors, potentially private sector if data is available) will allow to identify the main funding gaps, support priority setting, as well as identify potential financing barriers and opportunities. This financial picture will serve as a baseline to track the mobilization of resources for REDD+ over time. By comparing the costing with the available financing identified through the mapping, the RGC will have a complete view of the main funding gaps and priorities to mobilize resources, as well as potential sources of finance and partners.

Mapping financial flows in land-use sectors can also identify, quantify and analyses investments, which are not aligned to REDD+ PAMs, and may be driving forest conversion in Cambodia. To achieve REDD+ objectives, it is essential that countries also look at these “grey” flows and take measures to redirect some of these investments to more sustainable activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of this assignment is to assist the mapping of financial flows related to land-use in Cambodia. The mapping will quantitatively review public (and potentially private) spending and investments relevant to REDD+ and forests, with the objectives of:

  1. collecting data to create a database of existing spending on REDD+ policies and measures, including the key sources, financial instruments, the disbursement channels and end uses and beneficiaries.
  2. categorizing and consolidating spending that potentially drives forest carbon emissions or supports REDD+ objectives.

The approach will follow the land-use finance mapping methodology developed by the EU REDD Facility and Climate Policy Initiative and adapt it to the Cambodian context. The approach taken will build on the work and results of the Climate Public Expenditure and Investment Review (CPEIR) of 2012, AIP-NRD and other relevant studies, and will be conducted in parallel and in cooperation with the BIOFIN study.

The National Land Use Expert will support the general tasks under this assignment coordinated by the team leader the tasks related to the land use typology. The Land Use Expert will work in close coordination and consultation with the team leader, the national finance expert, UNDP/FCPF project staff, UNDP regional technical advisor and EU REDD Facility staff.

Important Notice: Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=55928 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Post-graduate degree (at least Master Degree) in forestry, natural resources management, agriculture and rural development, or any close field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years progressive experience in natural resources management or a related field;
  • Strong understanding of REDD+ under the UNFCCC and Cambodia’s forest and land-use policy framework
  • Strong understanding of the drivers of forest conversion in Cambodia
  • Strong networks in forest and land-use sectors in Cambodia
  • Experience with public expenditure reviews related to natural resource management is an asset.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in written and oral in English and Khmer.

Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist

Application closing date: 28 May 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Afghanistan is responsible for implementing a number of projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the aid donor community.

The Afghanistan Operational Centre (AFOC) has been set up as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the Implementing Agency/Consultant. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP) which has strategic importance for the movement of goods and freight between the Northern provinces and Capital of the Country. This road has a significant role not only for the current traffic movement but also as part of a reginal resource corridor which is already targeted as a priority to construct. The Government of Afghanistan intends to improve and upgrade the Bamyan to Baghlan (B2B) Road, rehabilitate the Salang Pass Highway and Tunnel and implement a sustainable future maintenance regime for these critical routes. The objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity, to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

The THRCP project is being delivered under the MPW by a government led Project Management Team (PMT) and a new Construction Supervision Unit (CSU) has been set up to undertake site supervision of all associated contracts. In parallel, the client has also appointed an international Implementation Consultant (IC) team through UNOPS to support development, delivery and oversight of the project.

THRCP IC is seeking a qualified International Social and Environmental Safeguard Specialist to support delivery of THRCP.

Functional Responsibilities

The Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist report to the IC Team Leader. Working under the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) the Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist is responsible to assist in the management of the socio-environmental studies and reports along the 164 km road connecting Northern Provinces to Center and South, the update of the existing Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (ESMP) and the development of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and estimation of the Project-Affected Person (PAPs) along the proposed project.

The Environment and Social Safeguard will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Under the overall supervision of the IC Team Leader, the Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist will support the review of the existing documents of Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) which were developed between 2010 and 2013, and make recommendation for improvement. The specialist will assist in the development and update the Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) which should be compiled with the World Bank Safeguard Policy and requirements;
  • The Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist will assist the development of a comprehensive Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Project-Affected Person (PAPs) within the entire road alignment. Specific responsibilities and duties will cover three main areas of activity:

Area (1): Support and advice in the review and study of existing documents to ensure the implementation of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) procedures including the establishment of an appropriate field structure to ensure the appropriate level of support to technical personnel; Area (2): Support in the coordination of training activities to ensure the principles and procedures for Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) are well understood and being followed; and Area (3): Advice in the best practice of monitoring and reporting on the social and environmental impact of the proposed project.

Detailed responsibilities under each area are listed below:

Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

  • Support the Social and Environment staff on site to achieve the maximum efficiency in their assigned tasks.
  • Support dissemination of information to community/Project-Affected Person (PAPs) as proposed in the Social Inclusion Framework (SIF).
  • Support the coordination with regional/provincial agencies (line ministries, governor’s offices, Provincial Councilors; PDC’s, DDAs, NGOs and NEPA) for ensuring implementation of ESMF provisions especially social development issues during SIF implementation.
  • Support the MoPW to ensure that the contractor and E & S Safeguard staff educate the workers and other relevant stakeholders to undertake the health and safety precautions.
  • Support the MoPW to ensure that safety and health concerns of the workers and the general public are addressed during construction.
  • Advise in the assessment of vulnerability and entitlement issues and oversee the coordination of R&R implementation as required.
  • Support to ensure the timely and accurate consolidation of ESMF related information of each project at the PMU level.
  • Advise in the implementation of Environmental Management Measures (EMM)/Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and SIF as per schedules.
  • Support in the review all Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) related documents and technical proposals to ensure full compliance with Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) requirements prior to submission for bid documentation preparation.
  • Advise the regional/provincial offices on the elaboration of screening checklist and environmental and social management plans (ESMP) as required.

Training and Awareness Raising

  • Support in the efficient coordination with Ministry of Public Work (MoPW) Provincial and Project Management Team (PMT) staff regarding Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and social targeting considerations to be taken into account in the sub-project preparatory activities;
  • Advise in the coordination of the delivery of training on Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) related issues including environmental health & public safety and requirements for programme staff and other relevant stakeholders in the field.
  • Support in the identification of training needs of Project Management Team (PMT)/ Ministry of Public Work (MoPW) Engineers regarding social targeting principles and ensure that the required training is provided.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Support the monitoring and report against the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) provisions, highlighting environmental and social issues not addressed, and provide recommendations for corrective measures for subsequent projects;
  • Support the monitoring and compliance with Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) requirements by undertaking periodic audits of all sub-project files.
  • Support in the monitoring of socio-economic impacts of the road project on local residents and lead discussions between communities.
  • Support to monitor health and safety impacts of workers and the public in general during construction.
  • Support the MoPW-PMT in the preparation of socio-economic impact assessments of Bamiyan to Baghlan projects as required;
  • Monitor the progress in the implementation of environmental and social management plans;
  • Monitor environmental health and safety awareness among workers and the public.
  • Advise in the coordination of the implementation of social audits for all completed Bamiyan to Baghlan /MoPW contracts;

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Master’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or similar.
  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or similar with an additional two years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree requirement.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ developing and implementing environmental and social safeguard strategies for large construction or engineering organisations or for major infrastructure projects.
  • Experience mentoring and providing capacity building in developing and implementing environmental and social safeguard policies, strategies and guidelines.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.
  • Previous experience working in post conflict countries will be an advantage.
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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, ICBA-AR Programme – Dhaka

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

UNDP Bangladesh is supporting the Government to find innovative solutions to its development challenges based on the Country Programme Document approved by the Government and UNDP in 2006 and signed United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Bangladesh 2012-2016. Pillar Five of UNDAF: Climate Change, Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response. Outcome One: By 2016, populations vulnerable to climate change and natural disaster have become more resilient to adapt with the risk. Outcome Two: By 2016, vulnerable populations benefit from natural resource management (NRM); environmental governance and low- emission green development.

Coastal greenbelts have long been seen as an important strategy for reducing the vulnerability of coastal populations to climate-related hazards in Bangladesh and the country has over five decades experience of coastal afforestation and reforestation. Over 200,000 ha of mangroves have been planted along the coast since the 1960s. However, the success of afforestation and reforestation efforts has been highly variable due to a range of institutional, technical and socioeconomic factors that have affected their long-term sustainability. A number of barriers currently prevent the realization of the full adaptive potential of coastal greenbelts, including an underlying incentive structure that drives people to exploit and degrade coastal forests rather than preserve them. LDCF support will be used to help the Government of Bangladesh to overcome these barriers through a suite of complementary measures to achieve the project’s objective of reducing the vulnerability of communities to the adverse impacts of climate change in the coastal zone through participatory planning, community-based management and diversification of afforestation and reforestation programmes. The project has been designed to complement a major new programme on coastal afforestation and reforestation funded by the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF). Project Component 1 addresses existing barriers relating to lack of livelihood diversification and lack of coastal forest diversification, both of which adversely impact coastal forest sustainability.

Thus Component 1 seeks to reduce the vulnerability of local communities in new afforestation and reforestation sites through livelihood diversification and more effective greenbelts, by a) linking livelihood diversification interventions to improved coastal forest stewardship and b) diversifying coastal plantations to increase their ecological and social sustainability by, respectively becoming more heterogenous and dense and by increasing the range of tangible benefits the forests can provide. Component 2 seeks to strengthen community engagement and ownership of forestry-based adaptation and climate risk reduction programmes by developing and demonstrating effective co-management and benefit-sharing for coastal greenbelt plantations. Finally, while mangrove greenbelts are a vitally important adaptation measure for coastal areas, there will always remain a need for complementary measures to further protect human lives and livelihoods assets in the face of extreme climate events. In recognition of this, the third Project Component focuses on protecting communal livelihood assets in afforestation and reforestation sites from extreme climate events through effective early warning and preparedness planning. Altogether, over 60,000 vulnerable people will benefit from a range of LDCF-supported interventions. Capacity development of local communities and key government actors is central to the project approach and will enhance the long-term sustainability of project impacts. Furthermore, the project will leverage strategic partnerships with the BCCRF project, USAID’s Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods project (CREL) and the GoB’s Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme, also supported by UNDP, to promote scale up and replication of successful strategies.

The M&E Specialist will provide the on-the-ground support needed to closely evaluate progress and barriers and to prepare detailed quarterly, annual, and other monitoring reports. The M&E policy at the project level in LDCF/GEF/UNDP has four objectives: (i) to monitor and evaluate results and impacts; (ii) to provide a basis for decision making on necessary amendments and improvements; (iii) to promote accountability for resource use; and (iv) to document, provide feedback on, and disseminate lessons learned. Project monitoring and evaluation is conducted in accordance with established UNDP and GEF procedures and is undertaken by the project team and the UNDP CO with support from UNDP-GEF. The Logical Framework matrix provides performance and impact indicators for project implementation along with their corresponding means of verification. These, along with the objectives, procedures, and tools described in the project document’s M&E plan will form the basis on which the project’s M&E system will be built.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be assigned to develop and implement a monitoring system to capture the project activities, results and impacts. S/he will be responsible specifically to:

  • Establish the overall M&E strategy in accordance with the M&E plan outlined in the project document and promote a results-based approach;
  • Provide timely and relevant information to the NPD, Project Manager, PMU, and other project Stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and maintain close communication with the NPD, Outcome Board representatives, representatives of primary stakeholder groups, external consultants, and field staff, as well as with members of external M&E-related missions.
  • Guide and coordinate the review of the project log frame, including:
  1. ​Provide technical advice for the revision of performance indicators;
  2. Ensure realistic intermediate and end-of-project targets are defined;
  3. Conduct a baseline study (situation at project start) and prepare a baseline report;
  4. Identify sources of data, collection methods, who collects data, how often, cost of collection and who analyzes it;
  5. Ensure all critical risks are identified
  6. Update Project Risk Log regularly.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all project reports. Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, PIR and ad-hoc technical reports. Reports should identify problems and causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and provide specific recommendations.
  • Collect and update project information at regular interval. Follow best practices/lessons learned in disseminating progress with colleagues and relevant stakeholders through project manager/management.
  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities.
  • Prepare project result/impact reports analyzing interventions specific activities of the project including recommendation.
  • Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations.
  • Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project and implementing partner staff, local organizations, and primary stakeholders to develop local M&E capacity.
  • Monitor and evaluate the compliance of actual progress and performance against the planned work plan and expected quality.
  • Prepare reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks (if any) in project implementations with recommendation.
  • Recommendations on how to reduce the impact of deviations vs. work plans.
  • Prepare the ToRs for mid-term and final evaluation of the project in accordance to UNDP and GEF guidelines.
  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, and disseminate lesson learned.
  • Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in any existing network of UNDP/GEF projects sharing common characteristics.
  • Identify and participate in additional networks, for example scientific or policy-based networks that may also yield lessons that can benefit project implementation.
  • Prepare regular and timely project monitoring reports for GOB/UNDP/donors/other concerned agencies.
  • Facilitate the work of external evaluation monitoring, and audit teams as required.
  • Assist the PM in reviewing and updating Project Quarterly Risk, Issue logs.
  • Assist the PM in preparation of GEF Annual PIR.
  • Any other related activities as assigned by Project Manager and UNDP Programme Specialist.

Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will ensure a results-based system is in place to tap key results that contribute towards the project Outputs and Outcomes.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

The incumbent should have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Forestry, Statistics, Economics or other relevant academic disciplines preferably from a foreign recognized university.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in forestry and natural resources management with at least 3 years of experience with (a) The logical framework and other strategic planning approaches (b) M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory (c) Planning, design, and implementation of M&E systems (d) Training in M&E development and implementation and/or facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders (e) Data and information analysis (f). Report writing;
  • A solid understanding of adaptation to climate change, forests and environmental management, with a focus on participatory processes, co-management/joint management, and gender issues
  • Knowledge management and research experience in natural resources management, co-management/collaborative management, climate change adaptation, etc. with scientific papers/writings.
  • Working experience with forestry projects in Bangladesh financed by GEF, USAID, World Bank, etc. Have proven experience to work with government agencies (Forest Department, Fisheries Department, Environment Department, etc) and national and International NGOs.
  • Familiarity with, and a supportive attitude towards processes to strengthen local organizations and build local capacities for self-management
  • Leadership qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution)
  • Understanding of UNDP and GEF procedures
  • Experience in data processing and with computers
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Bangla skills
  • Having willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other common software is a prerequisite.
  • Computer literacy in graphic design software will be appreciated.

Language Requirements:

Excellent command of English and Bangla, demonstrated writing skills and ability to produce high quality reports in English.

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