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Head of Unit Environment Country Office Indonesia .

Jakarta (Indonesia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-24

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Background

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.Learn more at undp.org or follow at @UNDP
 
UNDP Indonesia has a complex and challenging Country Programme covering a wide range of environment related issues, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental governance and natural resource management, pollution, protecting biodiversity, renewable energies and waste management. The Programme also pursues linkages with other projects and programmes addressing issues such as disaster risk reduction, poverty eradication and inequalities under the framework of Sustainable Development Goals.
 
The Environment Portfolio is growing with an increasingly diversified partnership base and a strong emphasis on innovation. New issues and emerging practices as those related to carbon market policy instruments, technology transfer and blended financing for environmental protection and sustainable energy work would need to be effectively integrated into the UNDP’s environment portfolio.  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Deputy  Resident Representative, the Head of Environment Unit leads the Country Office strategy and programmes in that area. S/he is responsible for generating demand for UNDP services, including in new areas and for securing the steady growth of
financial resources in the portfolio. S/he forges strong partnerships with a wide range of national and international stakeholders at senior level and contributes to building UNDP strong positioning in the country. 
 
The Head of Environment Unit provides leadership and guidance to the team in building a result-focused and effective programme, developing a dynamic portfolio of projects and pipeline initiatives, identifying funding opportunities, and engaging with central and local governments, donors, the private sector and civil society. His / her job is also to coach and mentor the members of Environment Unit team and provide technical guidance on programme management and implementation ensuring the unit and project delivery targets are achieved with good quality, and effectively communicating the results to key stakeholders.
 
The Head of the Environment Unit is a member of the Country Office management team and in that capacity, s/he contributes to the efficient functioning of the Office and the fostering of synergies across Units. 
 

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

1.As a member of the Country Office (CO)  management team, ensures the strategic direction of UNDP programme focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), Country Common Analysis (CCA), Country Programme Document (CPD) and Annual Work Plan (AWP) and other documents.
  • Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation. 
  • Operationalization of UNSDCF, CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
  • Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.
  • CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.
 
 
2.Ensures effective management of the CO programme and supervision of the   Programme team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the  following results:
  • Effective application of Result Based Management (RBM) tools, establishment of management targets (balance score card) and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. 
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the  programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. Head of Unit performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval. 
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
  • Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.
 
3.Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization in cooperation with the Management Support and Business Development Team  focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, International Financial Institution (IFI’s), government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc. 
  • Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities. 
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.
 
4.Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management  focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • 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.
  • Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners. 
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
 
 
5.The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that  
  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced
 

Competencies

Description of Competency at Level Required
(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)
In this section list all core competencies as well as the most relevant technical/functional competencies the role will require along with the appropriate level.  A Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through the following link: https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx
 
Core
Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others
 
Communication & Relationship Management
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions
 
Technical/FunctionalDetailed list of competencies can be accessed through https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx
 and hiring managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves for more information
 
Results Based Management
Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Technical Advisory
Capacity to assess scope of request for advisory services, prepare detailed TORs, brief and manage a variety of technical consultants; assess quality of services provided by technical consultants and take remedial measures as appropriate
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Quality Assurance
Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to ensure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled
Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Collaboration and Partnership
Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP
Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Resource Mobilization
Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources
Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Learning and Development
Knowledge of enterprise learning and development issues, concepts, and principles, and ability to apply them to enhance the fulfillment and performance of employees
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Resource Mobilization
Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency)
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Strategic Planning : 
Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Sustainable and Renewable Energy Options
Knowledge of sustainable consumption and production patterns and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Gender Issues and Analysis
Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and capacity development and interagency collaboration and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
Gender Corporate Reporting
Knowledge of corporate reporting, including skills to manage ROAR reporting and extractions, gender marker development and other tools, supporting and strengthening GSIC, reporting and ongoing feedback to Executive BoardLevel 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
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
Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
 
 
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Minimum Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in international development, environment, energy or climate change-related issues, public administration, business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences. Advance degree (Master degree or its equivalent) would be desirable.
 
Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years for Master’s Degree or 7 years for Bachelor’s Degree 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. 
  • Solid experience in the Environment sector and networking a high-level government, experience dealing with governmental/ international/civil society organization, in a multi-cultural setting would be highly desirable. 
  • Experience working with the private sector, CSO, universities will be highly desirable 
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, and handling of web-based management systems will be an advantage. 
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP’s rules and procedures would be desirable but not essential.
 
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia in both writing and speaking.
 
 
 
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.

 

ATLAS Position Number  00000555

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