UN Project Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) Job Careers - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Project Name: Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments Project
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Director Environmental Affairs
Grade: SB4

About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

About Project:
The Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and; Uganda National Meteorology Authority is implementing a wetland restoration project in Eastern and South Western Uganda entitled “Building Resilient  Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments” Project. The USD 44.262 million project is funded by the Green Climate Fund, Government of Uganda and UNDP for 8 years starting 2017 to 2025.

Job Summary: The Project Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) will provide technical support to the Ministry of Water and Environment to manage the Building Resilient of Communities and Ecosystems through Restoration of Wetlands and associated Catchments Project. This position involves the development and implementation of management systems for the restoration of wetlands and associated catchments. The Management Specialist will be responsible for providing guidance during implementation of the project activities and budget across the three components ensuring synergy and continuity. The position has a strong focus on capacity building and mentoring of staff in the Ministry of Water and Environment and partner staff. Monitoring and evaluation of outputs against actual outcomes also forms a key component of this position.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The incumbent will support the Project Coordination Team in preparing of work and budget expenditure plans.
  • Provide inputs into the process of drawing up a set of "standard operating guidelines that can be rolled out to other areas
Implementation: Assist the project teams during implementation of the work plans and budget expenditure plans based on  the pre-agreed timeline
Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • Support the Teams in implementation of the Project  M&E policy in accordance with the projects overall M&E strategy
  • Support implementation Teams in evaluating progress and outcomes according to the set indicators
Capacity Building:
  • Work in liaison with the  Human Resource and other  department heads, will identify gaps and develop a personal development strategy aimed at building capacity in both project and government staff outside the project (includes personal development plans, skills gap analysis, capacity building programs, mentoring).
Partnership Development:
  • Support the building and maintenance of positive and productive relationships between the implementing institutions.
  • Support establishment of agreements and implementation plans between key stakeholders.
  • Guide and support work towards synergies within the various components of the project, by facilitating joint planning and strategy on areas of mutual concern.
Sustainable Financing: Support the development of strategy and implementation of activities around the development of long-term sustainable funding for the restoration of degraded wetlands and catchment areas.

Key Result Areas:
  • Managing the overall conduct of the project;
  • Implementing activities by mobilizing goods and services;
  • Checking on progress and watch for plan deviations;
  • Ensuring that changes are controlled and problems addressed;
  • Monitoring risks;
  • Reporting on progress.
  • Prepare final Project Review Reports to be submitted to the project board and the outcome board;
  • Prepare final lessons-learned report and identify follow-on actions and submit them for consideration to the project board;
  • Manage the transfer of project assets and files to national beneficiaries;
  • Prepare the final financial report to be certified by the implementing partner and submit the report to UNDP;
  • Support the UNDP programme manager in the commissioning, management and use of evaluation, including the preparation of a management response and implementation of committed actions (if delegated).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Project Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) job placement should hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Natural Resource management, Conservation Agriculture, Climate Change Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least five years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG
  • Computer literacy i.e. experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
  • Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership:
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 12th April 2018

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