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Programme Analyst - Environment and Energy - NOA

Amman (Jordan)

Background

Under the guidance of the Head of Programme Unit, and direct supervision of the Environment, DRR and Climate Change Programme Specialist, the Environment Programme Analyst provides leadership in execution of services in the CO Environment, DRR and CC Portfolio, supports the design, planning and management of the Country Programme by managing data and facilitating programme implementation. The Environment Programme Analyst promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Environment Programme Analyst can supervise and lead programme support staff. The Environment Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the CO Management Support, Programme and Operations teams, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex programme-related issues and information delivery.

* The nature of work at ICS 8 level is specific. This is an entry professional level. The incumbent (who has corresponding educational background, but no experience in the field) is expected to apply theoretical conceptual models, make rudimentary analysis of project parameters in support of greater programme development activities. Team environment provides rich learning opportunities, facilitates rapid professional development. The duties performed as well as external contacts are rather limited. The incumbent grows professionally to be able to embrace responsibilities at higher levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support in the creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy.

  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization and establishing new partnerships.

Contribute to the provision of top quality advisory services to the relevant Governmental partners and facilitation of knowledge building and management

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
  • Professional growth through active learning.

Implementation of Environment, DRR and CC programme strategies

  • Analysis and research of the environment, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNSDF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.
  • Analysis and synthesis of proposals on the areas for support and interventions within the practice area specialization assigned.
  • Effective application of Results Based Management (RBM) tools and establishment of management targets (BSC) related to Environment, DRR and CC portfolio
  • SDGs mainstreaming in Environmental, DRR, and climate change programmes and projects

Support the Programme Specialist in the management of the Environment, DRR and CC programme and supervision of the portfolio projects/programmes teams:

  • Contribute to the design and formulation of some parts of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.
  • Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC, finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Environment Programme Coordinator performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval (upon authorization by Programme Specialist) and participates in recruitment processes for projects.
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NIM projects.
  • Preparation of inputs for reporting, including donor reporting.

Competencies

Competencies and Selection Criteria

Core Competencies

Innovation: (Ability to make new and useful ideas work)

Leadership: (Ability to persuade others to follow)

People Management: (Ability to improve performance and satisfaction)

Communication: (Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform)

Delivery: (Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement)

Technical/Functional Competencies 

Climate Change Adaptation

  • Knowledge of climate change adaptation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Climate Change Mitigation

  • Knowledge of climate change mitigation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Energy Efficiency

  • Knowledge of energy efficiency concepts and/or technologies and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Gender and Institutional Development

  • Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and capacity development and interagency collaboration and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Biodiversity and Eco-systems Management

  • Knowledge of conservation, sustainable use and access and benefit sharing of biodiversity, land, forests and oceans and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Chemicals and Waste Management

  • Knowledge of chemicals and waste management and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Green Economy / Green Commodities / Green Growth

  • Knowledge of Green Economy concept and green growth issues, including green commodities, supply chains and poverty-environment nexus, and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, or a related field.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects in the areas of Environment, Energy Efficiency, and Climate Change.
  • Experience in designing and managing GEF project is an advantage.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and English  

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Energy sector
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-01

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