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Transportation Assistant

port moresby

Background

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been at the forefront of REDD+ negotiations globally since 2005 when PNG and Costa Rica introduced the concept of reduced emissions from deforestation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ). Since then the GoPNG has supported international discussions on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) while building capacity and testing approaches to REDD+ domestically as part of a broader approach to climate change. 
 
PNG has made significant progress towards developing capacities to establish its national REDD+ architecture to be eligible to receive results-based payments through the UNFCCC. This progress has been supported by, among others, the United Nations Collaborative Programme on REDD+, the UN-REDD Programme.  
 
The GoPNG has stated its commitment to achieving such sustainable management through key national strategies and policies including Vision 2050 (to conserve 70% of PNG’s forest for carbon purposes), the PNG’s National Climate Change Action Plan (50% in reduction in emissions by 2030 and for the country to be carbon neutral by 2050), the Climate Change (Management) Act (Gazettal Notice No. G22), the Implementation Act of Paris Agreement (October 2016) and the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC)  – now adopted as its NDC – as well as initiated development of a National REDD+ Strategy. These plans set out ambitious targets for the protection of forests and the management of GHG emissions. Specifically, the NDC highlights REDD+ as the mechanism with the current greatest mitigation potential in the country, stating: “PNG will implement REDD+ activities under the UNFCCC to reduce emissions and enhance removals from this important sector, which PNG has set as a priority, as can be seen from its creation of a REDD+ and Mitigation Division within the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA). Extensive capacity building, technology transfer and technical assistance is required to implement effective actions and ensure the collection of accurate data.” 
 
The UN-REDD Readiness Support programme has been in operation since 2011 in the country and has supported PNG in its efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through the reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and supporting forest conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of forest carbon stocks. The UNDP component of this joint programme was completed in December 2015, with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) components ran through to 2017.   
 
To help maintain international support to PNG’s efforts towards the implementation of REDD+ activities, the FCPF REDD+ Readiness project was initiated in 2015 and will run until the end of 2020.  The FCPF REDD+ Readiness project is supporting PNG’s REDD+ Readiness activities, and will help GoPNG meet its national development plans such as building a carbon neutral pathway by 2050 as per GoPNG’s obligation under Vision 2050, Pillar 5, on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change.
 
According to Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP) in PNG, the FCPF REDD+ Readiness project is currently establishing capacities for efficient management of REDD+ and developing PNG’s National REDD+ Strategy. The project outcomes are as follows:
  • Outcome 1: Capacities exist for effective and efficient management of REDD+, including full and effective participation of all relevant stakeholders;
  • Outcome 2: National REDD+ Strategy;
  • Output 3: Sub-national stakeholders have capacity for REDD+ planning;
  • Output 4: Capacities exist for NFMS and FREL management and development.
The key success of the PNG’s REDD+ Readiness was the development of the National REDD+ Strategy (NRS) and its endorsement by the GoPNG in May 2017. The NRS was developed through a process of structured consultation and awareness raising with key stakeholders from government agencies, civil society and the private sector. It builds on the experiences of early REDD+ readiness activities in PNG, including the development of pilot activities, and the ongoing assessment and analysis work including reviews of forest sector financing, commercial agricultural development, stakeholder engagement processes and land use mapping.
 
The NRS is based around PNG’s ‘Vision for REDD+’, which is: ‘To catalyse transformational change within the forest and land use sector towards a new responsible economy with lower GHG emissions, stronger long term economic growth and community livelihoods and the effective conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem services while ensuring that Papua New Guinea’s forest resources are used in a sustainable and equitable manner for the benefit of current and future generations.’ This vision is also supported by a number of guiding principles that have helped structure the approach to REDD+ developed within the NRS.
 
In this context, UNDP as Delivery Partner for FCPF-R-PP in PNG and is now recruiting a Driver/Clerk to ensure provision of reliable and secure driving services and supporting the administrative services and bear responsibilities for the car maintenance and clerical responsibilities within the FCPF PMU. The PAFA will be supervised by the National Project Manager under the direct guidance by and coordination with the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA). Reporting is to the CTA.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure provision of reliable and secure driving services and supporting the administrative services.
  • Driving office vehicle for the transportation of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items;
  • Meeting official personnel and visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when require.
Ensure cost saving through proper use of the vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs.
  • Provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports;
  • Proper use of other office resources.
Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle.
  • Minor repairs;
  • Arrangement of major repairs;
  • Timely changes of oil;
  • Check of tires, breaks, car washing etc.
Ensure availability of all the required documents/ supplies.
  • Vehicle insurance;
  • Vehicle logs;
  • Office directory;
  • Map of the city/country;
  • First aid kit;
  • Necessary spare parts.
Provide logistical and admin support.
  • Photocopying and duplication services;
  • Assist with officer filing;
  • Packaging / packing of material received for dispatched.
 

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to GOPNG’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; and
  • Ability to maintain effective rapport with different kinds of people.
Functional Competencies:
 
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Shares knowledge and experience; and
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills. 
Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to master new material quickly;
  • Ability to manage priorities in order to meet tight deadlines; and
  • Good communications, interpersonal and report writing skills.
  • Creativity and innovation abilities.
Leadership and Self-management:
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  • Ability to manage the work of teams, subordinates and consultants;
  • Proven ability to work flexibly and independently as part of an interdisciplinary and/or multi-cultural team; and delivery quality results against tight deadlines; and 
  • Demonstrated capacity for leadership and management.
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Secondary School/Driving License;
  • Relevant combination of professional training, certification would be an advantage. 
Skills & Experience:
  • Experience in administrative work, preferably in an international organisation;
  • Excellent communication skills, including inter-personal;
  • Good knowledge of Word and Excel is necessary.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in written and spoken Tok Pisin and English
 

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: port moresby
  • Grade: SB-1, Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Supply Chain
    • Administrative support
    • Logistics
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-10

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