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National Project Manager (NPM) for Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade  (CIWT) Project

Jakarta (Indonesia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Population matters (trends and census)
    • Managerial positions
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-10

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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 is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, including Indonesia, working to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. UNDP supports implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Indonesia, UNDP works with the Government to integrate SDGs into national plan and policies.”
 
The hunting and distribution of protected wildlife still takes place in all regions of Indonesia every year. This can be seen from the high number of wildlife crimes. In 2017 it reached more than 140 arrests of perpetrators of illegal hunting and distribution. Tigers, elephants, rhinos, primates, birds, fish, and reptiles of various types become commercial commodities for perpetrators. It is estimated that Indonesia losses IDR 9 trillion per year caused by wildlife trade. The trade of protected wildlife includes living animals, body parts and its products. The number of protected wildlife hunting and distribution is still high due to the high demand at the local, national and international markets. Usually, the wild animals are traded to be used as pet animals, traditional medicines, food ingredients, ceremonial or religious media, jewelry, or ornaments. 
 
The other reason that wildlife trade is still happening also because the risks received by the perpetrators are still lower than the profits earned (high profit and low risk). The penalties received by the perpetrators do not cause a deterrent effect so that the recidivism rate (the perpetrators who repeat their actions after receiving imprisonment) reaches more than 20%, especially for perpetrators of high-value wildlife hunting and trafficking, such as pangolin and tigers. To expedite this illegal business, various modus operandi is developed by the perpetrators to avoid detection and law enforcement.
 
Conventional mode where sellers and buyers meet directly, or either using intermediaries, and even online trading mode can be easily found these days. The interrupted communication system is the modus developed by drug traffickers, and it is also applied in the case of wildlife, making it difficult to the law enforcement officials to find the key actors of the hunting and distribution of wildlife. The government has tried to prevent pre-emptively, preventively and repressively, but the occurrence of violations of protected wildlife is still happening. 
 
 
Currently the apparatus's detection capability has increased. This is proven by the number of arrests reaching hundreds every year since 2016. Even so, the practices of illegal hunting and trading are still often occurred because the intensity of crime is still greater compared to the law enforcement efforts that have been done. Efforts against illegal trading to protect wildlife still face challenges in several ways, such as; limited ability of law enforcement officials in investigation; the lack of understanding of the prosecutors and judges in the issue of conservation of protected animals so that existing penalties have not given a deterrent effect on the perpetrators; the loopholes that hinder the effectiveness of law enforcement processes; the cooperation and coordination between law enforcement is not optimal; lack of public participation in monitoring and providing support to law enforcement officials in handling cases; customary law in the community about the use of animals;  and also the lack of cooperation with other countries to tackle transnational crime.
 
Under  supervision and guidance of Program Manager,  on behalf pf  project board, the National Project Manager (NPM) for the Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade (CIWT) project run the project on a day-to-day basis. The NPM is responsible for making the day-to-day decisions on project implementation in coordination with the Responsible Party and ensures that the project produces the results specified in the project document to the required standards of quality and within the specified time and cost. 

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Manage and supervise the project team to ensure effective implementation and achievement of results:
  • 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
 
2.Ensure effective planning, budgeting, and implementation of the project 
Prepares project’s annual and quarterly work plans and organizes project board meetings to obtain their approval;
  • 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
 
3.Create and nurture strategic partnerships and support to the implementation of resource mobilization 
  • 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.
 
 
4.Facilitate knowledge building and management for and from the project implementation.
  • 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
 
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 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to follow
Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Level 4: Models independent thinking and action 
 
Communication & Relationship Management
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services
 
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 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Monitoring and Evaluation
Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance 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 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance 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 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance 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 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
Gender Issues and Analysis
Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective
Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
 
 
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Master degree or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Biology, Natural Resource Management, Conservation, Veterinarian, International Development, Law or related fields.
 
Experience:
  • 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.
 
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 00168074

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