UN Project Management Specialist Green Climate Fund (GCF) Job Careers – 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:
  • 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;
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Promotes
    a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • 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:
  • 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: 12th April 2018
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