Programme Officer-Climate Finance Governance and Gender
Duties and Responsibilities
- Work closely with Climate Finance Related projects (IBFCR, LoGIC, SIDA Global NCE Programme, Strengthening PPPA for Climate Private Finance, Climate Risk Finance Project) under the Climate Change Programme Portfolio of UNDP to make sure that climate finance is mainstreamed into public and private sector financing;
- Establish better linkages with National Resilience Programme (NRP), Strengthening Social Protection System (SSPS) Project, Gender-responsive Coastal Adaptation (GCA) Project, IP-Governance (Parliamentary Component) Project, NAP Readiness, NDC Updating and other mitigation related projects of UNDP;
- Enhance working relations with UN agencies (UN Women, FAO, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA), UNDP country team (Environment and Energy Programme, Governance Programme, Disaster Risk Management Programme, Poverty and Social Protection Programme) and regional hub, as well as government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society to ensure successful implementation of programme;
- Draft and provide inputs to annual work planning, budgeting and quarterly reporting;
- Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
- Lead and provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UNDP reports;
- Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for gender-responsive climate finance governance in Bangladesh;
- Monitor implementation, results management and lesson learning;
- Ensure appropriate application of systems and procedures, and develop enhancements as necessary;
- Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the gender-responsive climate finance governance programme;
- Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
- Work within a matrix structure with other relevant staff on this programme;
- Liaise and receive technical guidance from the programme manager and country focal point based in the regional hub, as needed.
- Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;
- Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation of activities in the area of climate finance governance and gender;
- Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners.
- Coordinate with Climate finance related projects, other UNDP relevant projects and UN agencies mentioned earlier and develop an integrated work plan to promote rights-based and gender-responsive climate finance governance agenda in UNDP and broader UNCT;
- Coordinate with government, UN and non-government partners and stakeholders on actions, activities and events;
- Contribute to the joint advocacy in identifying key issues, building evidence-base, communication;
- Build synergies with other programmes at national, local and community levels.
- Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies as required, including contributiong to efforts to unlock further gender-responsive multilateral and bilateral climate finance;
- Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, and advocacy materials;
- Support UNDP Bangladesh senior management, partnerships cluster, and UNDP Headquarters in implementing resource mobilization strategies and engaging potential partners to the gender-responsive climate finance governance programme;
- Participate in donor meetings, as needed.
- Enhance the evidence and knowledge base across the gender, poverty and climate change nexus and promote the scaling-up of gender-responsive and inclusive approaches to climate change adaptation, mitigation, disaster management, natural resource management and adaptive social protection in the country programme portfolio;
- Develop background documents and presentations related to gender-responsive climate finance governance;
- Contribute to advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products, for internal and external stakeholders;
- Support the collection and use of sex-disaggregated data to inform national programming for climate action and the integration of gender and social inclusion dimensions into various tools and methodologies and contribute to the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on gender-responsive climate finance governance;
- Prepare communications products and update, including for online and social media and press, as needed.
- Evidence based, well-reasoned and innovative approaches to deal with complex policy/technical issues are developed;
- Projects are effectively managed and delivered in a timely manner, in accordance with overall objectives and policies;
- Regional programme on gender-responsive climate finance governance reflects monitoring, lessons learned and evidence from Bangladesh;
- Strong partnerships are formed with relevant stakeholders to help meet the objectives of programme climate finance governance and gender;
- Quality knowledge and advocacy products are developed and used.
- Achieve Results: Hold self and others accountable for results
- Think Innovatively: Propose new ideas, approaches and solutions to problems. L-3
- Learn Continuously: Proactively seek feedback, demonstrates a desire to learn from others as well as from experiences, both positive and negative. L-3
- Adapt with Agility: Participate in, support, contribute to or drive meaningful change in UNDP. L-3
- Act with Determination: Demonstrate courage, self-motivation and initiative to act on opportunities without being prompted by others. L-3
- Engage and Partner: Demonstrate and encourage teamwork and co-creation internally and externally to achieve joint objectives and results. L-3
- Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Understand that inclusion is multi-faceted (e.g. race, gender, age, disability, culture, etc.). L-3
- Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions. L-3
- System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system. L-3
- Negotiation and Influence: Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations. L-3
- Human-centred Design: Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process. L-3
- Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results. L-3
- Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. L-3
- Show Managerial Courage: Not hold back anything that needs to be said, respectfully and diplomatically. L-3
- Demonstrate Empathy and Emotional Intelligence: Read a group’s emotional currents and power relationships, identifying influencers, networks, and organizational dynamics; adapt leadership styles at the appropriate times. L-3
- Build an Enabling Workplace: Create a working environment where people are engaged and want to do their best; empower and enables team members to perform and have a positive workplace experience. L-3
- Disaster and Climate Risk Governance.
- Climate Change Adaptation: concepts and advancing resilient development.
- Climate Change Adaptation: Embedding adaptation into development policy/planning/decision making.
- Climate Change Adaptation: Public and private finance for adaptation solutions.
- Climate Change Adaptation: strategies.
- Climate Change Policies: Climate Finance.
- Climate change Policies: including international climate change regime and application.
- Climate Change Policies: Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).
- Climate Change Policies: UNFCCC Policy, planning and reporting.
- Ecosystems and biodiversity: Biodiversity Finance.
- Energy: Market-based energy financing and practical application.
- Inclusive Growth:Fiscal and SDG financing policy support in view of the socio-economic impact of COVID 19.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social science, environmental sciences, international studies, international development, economics, development studies, public financial management, gender/women’s studies, natural resources management or environmental governance, human rights, or related field.
Minimum 5 years of experience required with at least 3 years of increasingly responsible and relevant work in the areas of climate finance, climate change planning, adaptation, mitigation gender equality and/or political economy of climate change.
- Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines; i.e. climate finance , climate change and development, and gender & climate change;
- Establishes and maintains strong client/ partner relationships and substantive dialogue that creates valuable intervention opportunities;
- Cultivates and builds productive relationships with donors, knowledge partners, and other important institutions and individuals to achieve strategic goals;
- Builds partnerships with practitioners and members of the UNDP global networks and other UN agencies;
- Formulates clear strategic plans, prioritizes activities and allocates resources accordingly;
- Takes initiative and calculated risks and follows up regularly to drive successful implementation;
- Motivates and works collaboratively with team members and colleagues;
- Encourages and contributes to innovative solutions to address challenging situations.
- Excellent knowledge of English and Bangla, both written and verbal.
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