National Project Manager (NPM) for Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade (CIWT) Project
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversees the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets as outlined in the project work plan;
- Leads and supervises project team, builds team coherence and establishes clear roles and responsibilities among team members;
- Mobilizes goods and services and other project inputs, including preparing ToRs for expert consultants, meetings and workshops;
- Ensures that the quality of project inputs meet the expected standards and are sufficient to produce project outputs and targets;
- Takes overall responsibility for the project and performs oversight roles for project compliance against the relevant government and UNDP regulations for project management;
- Develops/updates as necessary the project standard operating procedures in line with the government and UNDP’s regulations; seeks the board’s approval; and takes responsibility for updating and revising it as necessary;
- Manages critical issues, troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to the overall processes of project implementation;
- Consults with the project board through the National Project Director for any issues that require their attention, including issues related to deviation from the approved work plans and its tolerance (e.g. deviation from the approved target, and/or budget); and
- Performs NPM duties on UNDP’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in web-based system (ATLAS) in line with the National Implementation Modality ‘s manual and as outlined in the delegation of authority for NPM.
- Ensures effective monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality and results oriented progress reports.
- Ensures gender-related economic, environmental, public research and analysis, to contribute to the formulation of policies, programme interventions, procedures, guidelines and tools
- Implements project work plan and ensures that the project remains within the tolerance level of the approved work plan;
- Conducts regular monitoring to ensure achievement of targets in line with the annual work plan and that project implementation at all levels complies with the approved project Standard Operating Procedure (SoP)
- Prepares bi-annual project assurance reports (PARs), in line with the standard template and presents it to the project assurance team on a timely manner;
- Provides additional inputs and data for external project reports as necessary and required by the project assurance team;
- Organizes bi-annual project board meetings and reports to the project board on the project’s bi-annual and annual progress together with any issues that may require project board decisions; and
- As required and directed by the project board, liaises with UNDP’s Quality Assurance, Reporting and Evaluation (QARE) Unit to facilitate project review, reporting and evaluation processes, and supports the conduct of such exercises under the overall management of the task manager as designated by QARE;
- To make sure implementation of gender equality accountability framework and Gender equality Results Based management at project level i.e. performance management, gender marker assignment in web based system ATLAS, reporting, etc
- Establishes and maintains good working relationships with the relevant public and development partners who are the principal counterparts for the project;
- Initiates and maintains partnerships with development partners, government institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of project results;
- Builds project reputation for quality design, reliable delivery as well as integrity and accountability;
- Identifies and works with key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors;
- Identifies opportunities for mobilizing resources for the project, and prepares substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation; and
- In coordination with UNDP’s Communication unit and other relevant counterpart communications department, strengthens the communication of the project in order to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and to facilitate resource mobilization for the project.
- Identifies best practices and lessons learnt from the project and from other initiatives that can be helpful to the project in achieving its goals and objectives;
- Organizes and delivers trainings for the operations/project staff on project management issues;
- Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs;
- Identifies policy issues for codification and sharing;
- Leads in generating knowledge products such as best practices and lessons learnt for knowledge sharing; and
- Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice
- Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
- Effective contribution to learning and knowledge sharing in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
- 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
Required Skills and Experience
- Master degree or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Biology, Natural Resource Management, Conservation, Veterinarian, International Development, Law or related fields.
- Minimum 3 years for Master 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.
- Experience including analytical work, programme/project development in the areas of biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, law enforcement, wildlife management, protected areas and/or forest protection.
- Experience working with the Government institutions at national and sub-national levels, private sector, CSO, universities will be highly desirable.
- Knowledge of UN Systems/UNDP’s rules and procedures would be desirable but not essential.
- 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.
- Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia in both writing and speaking.
Important applicant information
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