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National Coordinator Grenada GEF/SGP

St. George's (Grenada)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: St. George's (Grenada)
  • Grade: SB-5 (SC10/SC11), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Managerial positions
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Climate Change
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-16

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A. Effective technical, financial, and operational management of the Global Environment Facility’s
Small Grants Programme and its portfolio.
B. Effective managerial function, by building an effective SGP Country Programme team and foster
teamwork within the SGP Country Programme team, the National Steering Committee members,
and with the UNDP Country Office team
C. Mobilize and leverage financial and other resources as well as establish strong partnerships at the
programme and project levels for sustained and scaled up initiatives.
D. Effectively facilitate knowledge management, share and exchange knowledge on lessons learnt and best practices of SGP programme and projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Managerial Functions
Supervise the SGP Country Programme team members and provide necessary
guidance and coaching;
Promote and maintain effective teamwork within the SGP Country Programme team,
the National Steering Committee members, and with the UNDP CO team;
Prepare and implement annual workplan, including strategic and/or innovative
initiatives, with set delivery and co-financing targets; draft annual SGP Country
Office administrative and project operational budget proposal
Set annual performance parameters and learning objectives for the SGP Country
Programme team, assess their performance and provide feedback;
2. Programme/Portfolio Development and Management
Keep abreast of national environmental concerns and priorities as well as the
socio-economic conditions and trends as they relate to the SGP, and assess their
impact on SGP’s work and programme.
Ensure formulation and implementation of the Country Programme Strategy (CPS),
and its periodic review and update;
Manage the SGP grant allocations and country operating budget, maintain the
financial integrity of the programme by ensuring adherence to SGP Standard
Operating Procedures as well as UNOPS rules and regulations, and ensure timely
and effective use of SGP resources;
Exercise quality control over the development of a portfolio of project ideas and
concepts, and closely monitor the programme implementation progress and results;
Organize periodic stakeholder workshops and project development sessions for civil
society organizations (CSOs) and local communities, and potential applicants and
other stakeholders to inform about SGP and its Strategic Initiatives;
Work closely with CSOs and CBOs in preparation of project concepts and proposals
to ensure that projects fit with the SGP Strategic Initiatives, Country Programme
Strategy, and technical guidance notes;
Authorize and manage project planning grants as required.
Oversee ongoing SGP grant projects, and conduct periodic project monitoring field
visits and provide technical and operational support and guidance to SGP grantees as
Plan and serve as secretary to the National Steering Committee meetings. Support
and closely coordinate with the National Steering Committee and Technical
Advisory Group where relevant, in the process of project proposal review, selection
and approval, especially the initial appraisal of proposals and assessment of
Foster programme, project, and policy linkages between the SGP and the full or
medium-sized GEF projects, planned or underway in the country, as well as those of
other government, donors and development partners.
Report periodically to CPMT on programme implementation status, including annual
monitoring reporting, financial reporting, audit, and update the relevant UNOPS and
SGP databases.
Undertake monitoring and evaluation of SGP Country Programme and projects, and
grantmaker+ initiatives, in coordination with NSC and CPMT
Perform and coordinate administrative tasks (i.e. procurement, travel) adhering to
SGP SOPs procurement rules and regulation; as required for programme
3. Resource Mobilization and Partnerships
Establish and maintain close working relationships with stakeholders as well as
promote the value, comparative advantages, and ensure visibility of the SGP.
V. Qualifications & Skills Required
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Assess interest and priorities of key donors and other development partners, and
develop/update and implement the resource mobilization and partnership strategy to
mobilize resources from and develop partnerships with the government, donors and
other partners to best leverage SGP resources and develop programme level
Support SGP grantees in securing co-financing and project level partnerships, and
assist in identifying opportunities and resources for sustaining and scaling up
4. Knowledge Management
Document programme/project stories, lessons learned, and best practices in SGP
programme/project development, implementation, and oversight;
Access SGP and other global and regional knowledge, distill best practices and
facilitate their dissemination and incorporation within SGP Country Programme and
projects, UNDP CO, and to counterparts and partners;
Support capacity building and networking of grantees to facilitate knowledge
exchange, and promote uptake through Knowledge platforms, Knowledge fairs etc.
Impact of Key REsults/Key Performane Indicators
Sound SGP programme results and impacts, in alignment with national strategies and priorities and SGP
strategy and approaches, that contribute to transformational change in society and economy to conserve the
global environment and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Innovative, technically sound and
socially inclusive grant portfolio is developed and implemented. Effective and efficient use of resources to
create maximum project/programme impact. Increased trust by clients and donors and increased
opportunities for visibility, partnerships and co-financing.



  • Building strategic Partnership
  • Results-based Programme Management
  • Resource Mobilization
  • Programme Management

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Advanced university degree in environment or natural resource
management, Environmental Economics, Development, Business
Administration or similar field.
Experience: At least 3 years of relevant experience in environment and development
work, which should include programme management, preferably with an
extended specialized experience in any of the GEF-SGP thematic areas at
the national level.
Managerial skills Excellent teamwork, people management and interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills
Strong negotiation, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
Language requirements: Fluency in the official national language and English is required.Knowledge of other UN languages is considered asset.
IT skills Proficiency in standard computer software (word-processing, excel,
presentations, databases and internet)


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