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Circular Economy Project Manager

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
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Economics
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-16

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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

The circular economy (CE) has many economic, social, and environmental benefits as it has three principles: design waste and pollution to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the value chain; keep products and materials in use to retain the value of products and materials, and regenerate natural systems for carbon sequestration of soil (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2019).

Preliminary results on full implementation of CE in Indonesia in five sectors, which are food and beverages, textiles, construction, wholesale and retail trade, and electronics sector, suggest that CE will benefit the economy, social, and environment. Compared to business-as-usual scenario, Indonesia can achieve 2.3 percent higher Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and incomes in 2030, create annual household savings of almost 9 percent of their budgets (or IDR 4.7 million or USD 324 annually), and create 5.3 million net jobs or 3.4 percent of total projected jobs by 2030. Circular economy implementation in Indonesia could also save in non-land-use, land-use charge, and forestry (non-LULUCF) C02e emissions of 9 percent and water use of 2 percent relative to their current levels could be generated. In the context of JAKSTRANAS waste reduction targets, CE could help Indonesia achieve the target by reducing more than 30 percent of the waste target at sources by 2030, where food and beverages sector has the highest reduction (64 percent) and followed by construction sector (59 percent). Nevertheless, annual investment that needed to capture circular opportunities in those five sectors is around USD 15.6 billion annually, where construction sector has the highest investment needed that is around USD 11.5 billion.

The circular economy is important as it enhances and supports sustainable development and green recovery as we work though the COVID-19 pandemic, both globally and in Indonesia. Globally, the world has been running less circular in the past two years, where the share of the circular economy has decreased from 9.1 percent to 8.6 percent (Circle Economy, 2019). This will potentially cause a set back to the achievements of reduce GHG emissions and other environmental goals set by the Paris Agreement.

UNDP Indonesia and Bappenas has agreed with the Government of Indonesia to conduct the steps of a strategic multiyear circular economy project with the aim of supporting Indonesia in developing a national circular economy strategy.

The overall project strategy

The project has several building phases that will be implemented. The first phase is about study on the development and simulation of implementation of CE in Indonesia. This study is also complemented with engagement with the stakeholders, both public and private sectors, with the following objectives:

(a)    Gathering feedback on the methodologies and data used,
(b)    Building plans for the next stage work that include:
i.    Aligning the definition of CE used by stakeholders,
ii.    Understanding different stakeholder objectives of CE implementation in 2030 and their views on targets (economy, environment and social aspects),
iii.    Collecting information regarding existing circular economy policies, plans, and programs of the Indonesian government in the five focus sectors, which are to be used as inputs in the draft report,
iv.    Discussing the key barrier(s) and lever(s) in adopting circular economy opportunities.

The second phase is about the process toward the development of national CE strategy, that include understanding how the strategize resource efficiency to implement circular economy and strengthening outreach through CE policy advocacy and public awareness. The third phase ensures that the CE action plan is well-developed and establishes an enabling environment that includes regulatory framework and financing mechanism. The first phase of program was already completed and now it is ready to enter the second one.

Under the supervision of the Country Economist UNDP, Head of the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), and Directorate of Environmental Affairs, Bappenas , the Project Manager will lead the development of national CE Action Plan or Strategy, capacity building and advocacy processes for related stakeholders, and public awareness related activities. The main role is to provide key guidance to project personnel and other relevant stakeholders, support services for projects under his/her portfolio while ensuring quality of project outputs are delivered – in line with the agreed result country programme and in compliance with GoI and UNDP procedure. The incumbent also will support to the new partnerships with development partners and the private sector to strengthen the Circular Economy project, while (in some cases) also managing the project assurance, providing technical assistance to project when required and overall monitoring and other relevant operational issues.

The Project Manager supervise project support team and work in close collaboration with programme, operations in the CO, technical advisors, experts, Government officials, and other relevant stakeholders to successfully implement the UNDP project/programme


 

Duties and Responsibilities

1.    Ensures implementation of project strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
•    Effective monitoring of project trends, including delivery of projects outputs against usage of project resources.
•    Thorough analysis on contribution of project outputs toward achievement of outcome level results within the context of the political, social and economic situation in the country.
•    Active participation in various policy discussion and partnership, as well as relevant conferences and meetings on CE area  to keep abreast of the sector and facilitate programme development;
•    Ensures gender-related economic, environmental, public research and analysis, to contribute to the formulation of policies, programme interventions, procedures, guidelines and tools


2.    Participates in effective management of the project  focusing on quality control from  formulation to implementation of the projects, achieving the  following results:
•    Provision of substantive input and support to the initiation/ design  some parts of CO projects within the area of responsibility as well as translation of  UNDP’s priorities into local interventions in coordination with Country Economist UNDP and Directorate of Environmental, Bappenas
•    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.
•    Timely regular project board sessions to review progress against deliverables.
•    Provision of input and support to the regular internal project assurance monitoring (IPAR), identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
•    Preparation of inputs for project reporting, including donor reporting and risk management.
•    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.    Maintain  partnerships for project implementation with implementing partners   focusing on achievement of the following results:
•    Regular assessment on the implementing partner’s capacity and ensure that capacity development strategy is embedded within the framework of the project implementation
•    Established and maintenance of link of communication between Project Management Units in the implementing partner and the country office for provision effective support and assurance
•    Effective support and facilitation on wider partnership with project stakeholders to encourage coordination and synergies between various actors and thus ensure more impactful results
•    Promotion of stakeholder awareness on project activities and results to support partnership and resource mobilization for future project implementation, replication and up-scaling.
 

4.     Provides top quality support services to the nationally implemented projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
•    Facilitation the development of annual workplan, including detail plans for procurement, recruitments and other country office support services in collaboration with the project management units,
•    Effective support to the project management units in identifying the appropriate modalities for acquiring inputs for project activities (e.g. recruitment & procurement modalities)
•    Effective organization and facilitation of training for projects staff as necessary on UNDP operational issues.
•    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
 

5.    Facilitation of knowledge building and management, producing and disseminating lesson learnt from designated projects and support to the promotion of cross-project, cross-unit knowledge fertilization focusing on the following results : 
•    Identification of entry points for knowledge generations and knowledge sharing from project experience;
•    Effective contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
•    Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to project and programme country policy goals
•    Provision of support to the  information sharing event and dialogue within the donor community by initiating and/or participating in consultative meetings that will address the issues and needs in collaboration with key partners.
•    Maintenance of established advocacy networks which are linked to international networks and proposed for expansion of network to the Country Economist UNDP and Directorate of Environmental, Bappenas, thus relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
•    Effective support to the establishment of showcase to external stakeholders on progress made and impacts delivered
•    Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on various issues.
•    Professional growth through active learning.
•    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 the network  for gender mainstreaming learning and knowledge sharing

 

6.    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/Functional    Detailed 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
 

Quality Assurance
Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to ensure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled                                                                                                            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:    

  • Minimum Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, sustainability, resource management,public policy, economics or related field. (Depends on thematic area.)

 

Experience:    

  • Minimum 6 years for Master’s Degree or 10years for Bachelor’s Degree of relevant hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects related to circular economy and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience including analytical work, programme/project development in the areas of environment particularly circular economy
  • Experience working with government or international organization 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 : 00168589




 

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