UN Careers – Project Manager NDC Support Programme – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organisation: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: SB4
About UNDP
The United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s Global Development Network, advocating for change
and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people
build a better life. We are on the ground in over 170 countries, employing
participatory approaches to developing local solutions to national and global
development challenges. UNDP’s core vision is to help countries achieve
simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities
and exclusion.  We do this through three
main areas of work which are: (1) sustainable development (2) inclusive and
effective democratic governance, and (3) climate and disaster resilience.
The UNDP NDC Support Programme
(NDC-SP) will build on the foundation and extensive results achieved under the
LECB Programme (2011-2017) and work to enhance technical and institutional
capacities of public, private sector and social actors to scale up mitigation
actions that support NDC implementation. In addition, the Programme will work
in select countries to integrate gender equality in NDC planning and implementation
processes within the broader sustainable development context. These dual aims
will be achieved through strengthened climate governance, removal of barriers
to LEDS and NAMA implementation, and an improved investment environment that
address barriers to public and private finance. 
Job Summary: The Project
Manager will ensure that all outputs, activities and considerations are fully
implemented as per the Project Document.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Management and Coordination
  • Lead,
    manage and coordinate day-to-day planning, implementation and management
    of project activities according to the Project Document (ProDoc) and
    project log frame;
  • Act
    as the Secretary of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and execution of
    their recommendations.
  • Prepare
    Standard Progress Reports (quarterly and annual), annual work plans and
    budgets for consideration by the PSC;
  • Facilitate
    project audits and evaluations, production of documentation required by
    UNDP, the Climate Change Department (CCD) and the PSC;
  • Facilitate
    effective communication and decision-making between the PSC, UNDP Global
    Support Unit, CCD and all stakeholders to ensure ongoing stakeholder
    cohesion and effective process management
  • Prepare
    the project monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Monitor
    the project’s progress towards the attainment of the project outcomes and
    objectives, in particular achievement of the project’s global
    environmental benefits;
  • Coordinate
    and manage the project’s Inception Workshop and preparation of the
    Inception Report;
  • Assume
    responsibility for the quality and timing of project as per the Pro Doc ;
  • Manage
    disbursement of funds, maintenance of accounts as per requirements of UNDP
    & NIM guidelines, and provide inputs to internal and external audits;
  • Establish
    and maintain relationships and act as the key focal point with UNDP CO and
    UNDP Global Support Unit to ensure all the programming, financial and
    administrative matters related to the project are transparently,
    expediently and effectively managed, in line with established UNDP rules
    and regulations;
  • Work
    closely with the main stakeholders to ensure their roles are appropriately
    integrated into the project as envisaged;
  • Actively
    coordinate activities with the NDC Partnership/NDC Custer members through
    the Climate Change Department.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Office of the United Development Programme (UNDP) Project
    Manager NDC Support Programme job opportunity should hold a Master’s
    degree in any of the related areas: climate change, environment,
    sustainable development.
  • A
    minimum of five years of experience at senior management level with
    demonstrable project level management skills and ability to coordinate
  • Work
    experience in relevant technical areas for at least 10 years in climate
  • Demonstrated
    understanding of issues related to climate change/environment, NDCs, Low
    Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation
    Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs);
  • Previous
    experience in designing and facilitating capacity building processes;
Personal Competencies:
  • Demonstrated
    substantive experience in working with developing countries and
    undertaking policy and programmatic work in the area of expertise
    mentioned above.
  • Demonstrated
    experience in designing and facilitating capacity building processes in
    developing countries.
  • Strong
    understanding of the links between climate change/environment and gender
  • Demonstrated
    experience working on policy and programmatic issues with national and
    local governments and civil society organizations.
  • Experience
    or strong familiarity with the work of UNDP and/or other multilateral,
    bilateral and civil society development partners.
  • Excellent
    analytical, writing, and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated
    ability to work in an independent manner.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan
nationals who wish to join the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in
the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and
follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 30th March 2018
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