UN Careers – Project Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Project Name: Building
Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Director
Environmental Affairs
Grade: SB4
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
countries.
About Project:
The Ministry of Water and Environment in collaboration with the
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries and; Uganda National
Meteorology Authority is implementing a wetland restoration project in Eastern
and South Western Uganda entitled “Building Resilient  Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and
Associated Catchments” Project. The USD 44.262 million project is funded by the
Green Climate Fund, Government of Uganda and UNDP for 8 years starting 2017 to
2025.
Job Summary: The Project
Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) will provide technical support
to the Ministry of Water and Environment to manage the Building Resilient of
Communities and Ecosystems through Restoration of Wetlands and associated
Catchments Project. This position involves the development and implementation
of management systems for the restoration of wetlands and associated
catchments. The Management Specialist will be responsible for providing
guidance during implementation of the project activities and budget across the
three components ensuring synergy and continuity. The position has a strong
focus on capacity building and mentoring of staff in the Ministry of Water and
Environment and partner staff. Monitoring and evaluation of outputs against
actual outcomes also forms a key component of this position.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Planning:
·        
The incumbent will support the Project Coordination
Team in preparing of work and budget expenditure plans.
·        
Provide inputs into the process of drawing up a
set of “standard operating guidelines that can be rolled out to other
areas
Implementation: Assist the project teams during implementation
of the work plans and budget expenditure plans based on  the pre-agreed timeline
Monitoring and Evaluation:
·        
Support the Teams in implementation of the
Project  M&E policy in accordance
with the projects overall M&E strategy
·        
Support implementation Teams in evaluating
progress and outcomes according to the set indicators
Capacity Building:
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Work in liaison with the  Human Resource and other  department heads, will identify gaps and
develop a personal development strategy aimed at building capacity in both
project and government staff outside the project (includes personal development
plans, skills gap analysis, capacity building programs, mentoring).
Partnership Development:
·        
Support the building and maintenance of positive
and productive relationships between the implementing institutions.
·        
Support establishment of agreements and
implementation plans between key stakeholders.
·        
Guide and support work towards synergies within
the various components of the project, by facilitating joint planning and
strategy on areas of mutual concern.
Sustainable Financing: Support the development of strategy and
implementation of activities around the development of long-term sustainable
funding for the restoration of degraded wetlands and catchment areas.
Key Result Areas:
·        
Managing the overall conduct of the project;
·        
Implementing activities by mobilizing goods and
services;
·        
Checking on progress and watch for plan
deviations;
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Ensuring that changes are controlled and
problems addressed;
·        
Monitoring risks;
·        
Reporting on progress.
·        
Prepare final Project Review Reports to be
submitted to the project board and the outcome board;
·        
Prepare final lessons-learned report and
identify follow-on actions and submit them for consideration to the project
board;
·        
Manage the transfer of project assets and files
to national beneficiaries;
·        
Prepare the final financial report to be
certified by the implementing partner and submit the report to UNDP;
·        
Support the UNDP programme manager in the
commissioning, management and use of evaluation, including the preparation of a
management response and implementation of committed actions (if delegated).



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Project
Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) job placement should hold a Master’s
Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Natural
Resource management, Conservation Agriculture, Climate Change Economics,
Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
·        
At least five years of relevant experience at
the national or international level 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.
·        
Prince2 training and certification, RMG
·        
Computer literacy i.e. experience in the usage
of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based
management systems.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
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Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s
values and ethical standards
·        
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic
goals of UNDP
·        
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
·        
Treats all people fairly without favoritism
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
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Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning
culture in the office
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In-depth knowledge on development issues
·        
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
·        
Actively works towards continuing personal learning
and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and
applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
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Ability to lead strategic planning,
results-based management and reporting
·        
Ability to lead formulation, implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize
resources
·        
Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide
and Toolkit
·        
Strong IT skills
·        
Ability to lead implementation of new systems
(business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership:
·        
Focuses on impact and result for the client and
responds positively to feedback
·        
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict
resolution skills
·        
Consistently approaches work with energy and a
positive, constructive attitude
·        
Demonstrates strong oral and written
communication skills
·        
Remains calm, in control and good humored even
under pressure
·        
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to
manage complexities
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.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 8th November
2017
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