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UN University Volunteer In Sustainable Development

Bangkok

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Bangkok
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Environment
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: Closed

Details

Mission and objectives

Who we are UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), with 24 Country Offices covering work in 36 countries and decades of experience in the region, is a trusted adviser and a ‘de-velopment partner’ of choice for governments across the region in supporting the localization and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What we do We help our partners in identifying relevant solutions to today’s complex, trans-boundary de-velopment challenges. We support them to design and implement large scale development initiatives that deliver lasting social, economic and environmental improvements in countries across the region. Our support to governments, civil society, the private sector and communities is at every level of their organization: we provide legislative and regulatory advice that transforms governance systems; we provide capacity building and trainings that build nations; and we organize em-ployment schemes that bring jobs to the most vulnerable groups. For every project, we provide our partners with a team of experts who link local challenges to national, regional and global knowledge and resources. Guided by UNDP’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan, advisory and implementation work focuses on the following areas: • Structural Transformation • Leaving No-one Behind • Building Resilience In addition to these areas of focus which reflect regional developmental priorities, we emphasize gender, climate change, social protection and inclusive growth, in all aspects of our work. Recognizing the complexity of development challenges, increasing advances in technology in the region, as well as the call for a data revolution, we have been investing in innovation, using approaches such as design thinking and foresight tools such as games, mobile applications, and big data to challenge business as usual and develop the next generation of development solutions.

Context

The UN Volunteer assignment with UNDP in Thailand will focus on advancing the organization's mission to combat poverty, reduce inequalities, and address the repercussions of climate change. Specifically, guided by the UNDP Strategic Plan and the UNDP Thailand Country Programme, UNDP Thailand is supporting the Thai Government on just energy transition. The UN Volunteer will play very instrumental role to support for UNDP Thailand's initiatives in this thematic area with the functions that will include project planning, implementation, and monitoring. S/he will conduct research and analysis on various relevant topics. S/he will contribute to the capacity building, reporting, community engagement, and coordination with partners are integral aspects of the role. Furthermore, the UN Volunteer will engage with the private sector, advocate for addressing impacts of climate change, promote equality and youth engagement, and handle administrative tasks as needed.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Integrated Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Project Support: Assist in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of UNDP Thailand in the implementation of targeted projects aimed at addressing energy transition, climate change impacts, and digital transformation, in collaboration with local partners and communities. Specifically, focus on Enhancing Climate Resilience, Thailand National Adaptation, renewable energy, green energy, and others. Research and Analysis: Conduct research on impact of climate change on local communities and the nature of Thailand. Specifically, focus on the topic of social disparities, climate vulnerabilities, energy transition, waste management, e-vehicles, digital transformation, and others. Provide analytical reports to support decision-making. Capacity Building: Collaborate with team members to strengthen the capacity of local partners and stakeholders in the lead areas of UNDP country office in Thailand. Reporting: Support preparation of regular progress reports and contribute to the preparation of project evaluations. Community Engagement: Engage with local communities and relevant stakeholders to gather feedback and ensure the project's alignment with their needs. Private Sector Engagement: Support engagement with local and international private sector companies to find common areas of collaboration and project opportunities. Support the country program team in mapping the private sector for engagement with UNDP. Coordination: Support coordination with relevant UN agencies, youth groups and partners (e.g. Thailand Youth Climate Action Agenda) to advance UNDP’s work in Thailand Advocacy: Support advocacy efforts related to climate change, equality, digital transformation, and youth engagement, and represent the organization at relevant meetings and events. Administrative Tasks: Assist with administrative tasks as needed, including budget management, procurement, and logistics, under the guidance of relevant project managers and/or program team. Other Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

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