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Programme Policy Officer, Peace Building Fund

Banjul (Gambia the)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Banjul (Gambia the)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-07-28

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of The Country Director (please complete with the function of the supervisor), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Responsibilities

  1. Project coordination: Coordinate the consortia and keep the PBF Secretariat informed, to ensure that the project activities are implemented jointly and that each of the consortia members is contributing according to the proposal and deliverables.
  2. Project Workplans: Develop, manage and carry out an overall joint project work plan that is developed with participation and consultation with all consortia members and abides to the PBF timelines.
  3. Financial management, coordination and reporting: Ensure that project finances and narratives are in order and on track for the project in conjunction with each of the consortias finance and implementation focal points. Further ensuring that a joint financial and narrative report is submitted to the donor as per reporting timelines and is developed in collaboration with all consortia agencies.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop and coordinate a joint monitoring framework for the project in keeping with UN PBF guidelines/ frameworks and ensuring that the results are appropriately reported to the donor reports. The role will also contract the external evaluator of the project at the end of project implementation, ensuring that the considerations of the consortia and the donor requirement are taken into account to evaluate the project achievement towards the results.
  5. Donor management and reporting: Ensure that all deliverables required by the donor reports are met, and act as the focal point of the consortia in dealing with any queries/ information that the donor may need through the PBF Secretariat under the RCO Office.
  6. General support: Provide technical assistance and support in areas such as designing and conducting analyses, assessments and implementation in regard to the project activities.
  7. Technical Representation: Represent the project in climate/ conflict workshops and symposiums for learning and sharing purposes towards positioning the project/ organization as key focal point in the Gambia and globally.
  8. Other WFP duties as assigned.

Specific tasks will include

  1. Holding regular meetings with each of the consortia focal points to ensure that the project is aligned and that the consortia is moving forwards together.
  2. Update the project committee at regular intervals on the progress of the project and its risks - adapting the workplan according to their advice and guidance.
  3. Create and maintain a partnership with the Ministry of Environment for the Gambia who is the supporting government agency for this project – keeping them up to date with progress and ensuring that they are informed.
  4. Design manage and lead consultations with persons and groups in order to better implement the project and ensuring that it is relevant for the beneficiaries.
  5. Write the quarterly reports to the donor, by consolidating each of the consortia agency inputs – and ensuring that the report is representative of the entire project.
  6. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Political Science, International Relations, conflict/peace studies, Gender or other relevant disciplines

Required experience: 48 Months Experience remark:
  • At least 3 years of knowledge and experience of the political, social and environmental factors and issues related to climate change adaptation in the Gambia/ West Africa, preferably in Upper River Region and Central River Region of the Gambia;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management with substantial experience in the design of projects and ensuring gender issues are mainstreamed in programs and projects;
  • Previous experience of working with civil society organizations and implementing partners;
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate change into relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water, etc.;
  • Experience in facilitation and development of broad-based consultative processes/ programmes/project documents on climate change, natural resources and/or environment-related discipline;
  • Previous experience with the UN system or international organization is considered an advantage.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ful/Fulani(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Wolof(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Development programme/project administration, Sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation Area of expertise details:
  • Proven ability to coordinate and write project reports and develop/complete and implement M&E frameworks for an ongoing project;
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate change into relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water, etc.;
  • Experience in mainstreaming climate change into relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water, etc.;
  • A high level of communication skills, capacity to both lead and work as part of a team and good interpersonal skills are essential;
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender mainstreaming;
  • Strong communication and consultation skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and supportive of vulnerable demographics;
  • Experience in facilitation and development of broad-based consultative processes/ programmes/project documents on climate change, natural resources and/or environment-related discipline;
  • Additional training in relevant subject areas such as civic education, citizen participation methodology and with women in particular is considered an advantage;
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

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Application deadline: 12-07-2020

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