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

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Project Name: Green
Schools NAMA Support Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: SB4
About UNDP:
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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 UNDP Green Schools NAMA Support Project:
As one of the
contributions to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and to enhance
national development, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) with
support from UNDP and the NAMA Facility intends to implement the Green Schools
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA).  The UNDP NAMA on Green Schools will build on
the foundation and extensive results achieved under the LECB Project
(2011-2017) and work to enhance technical and institutional capacities of
public and private schools to scale up mitigation actions that reduce green gas
emissions. The Green Schools Project is intended to transform the school sector
by replacing inefficient cooking facilities with Institutional Improved Cook
Stoves (IICS). 75% of the schools will be financed through support of the NAMA
Facility, and for the remaining schools the Government of Uganda will provide
funding. It is hoped that the project shall generate co-benefits that include
the reduction in forest degradation, increased health benefits, and improved
economic conditions of schools (through the reduced need to purchase firewood).
The intentions of the Green schools NAMA project, objectives and expected
results are expressed in a project document. As part of the implementation
process, a Project Manager is being sought to supervise and oversee execution
of activities and deliver objective, outcomes and outputs as stipulated in the
Project Document.
Job Summary: The
Project Manager is responsible for the running, day-to-day management and
decision-making for the project on behalf of the Project Board. The Project
Manager shall have the prime responsibility to ensure that the project produces
the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of
quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Managing the
realization of project outputs through activities;
  • Provision of direction and guidance to project implementation team
    and responsible parties;
  • Working closely with the Project Board and UNDP to assure the
    overall direction and integrity of the project; and Project administration
  • Identification and obtaining any support and advice required for the
    management, planning and control of the project; and
Running the project
  • Tasked with preparing project annual work plans and review reports
    for consideration by the Project Board and Project Assurance. In preparing
    the project annual review report, the project manager will ensure that
    successes, challenges, lessons learnt and best practices are documented
    and incorporated;
  • Preparing the project quarterly work plans and progress reports
    (progress against planned activities and budget) and submit to the Project
  • Mobilizing personnel, goods and services to initiate activities,
    including drafting TORs and work specifications; and overseeing all
    contractors’ work;
  • Managing requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP,
    using advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the FACE
    (Fund Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures);
  • Implementing and monitoring the activities of the project against
    the approved annual work plan and established quality criteria;
  • Monitor events as determined in the project monitoring schedule and
    communication plan, and update the plan as required;
  • Monitoring financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy,
    reliability of financial reports and proper management of funds consistent
    with UNDP requirements and budget planning control systems; and overseeing
    quarterly preparation and submission of financial reports to UNDP.
  • Managing and monitoring the project risks as initially identified,
    submit new risks to the Project Board for consideration and decision on
    possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by
    maintaining the Project Risks Log; and
  • Update the Atlas Project Management module if external access is
    made available.
  • Facilitate project audits and evaluations, production of
    documentation required by UNDP, the Climate Change Department (CCD) and
    the PSC;
Closing a project:
  • Prepare Final Project Review Reports and follow-on actions for the
    Project and Outcome Board;
  • Manage the transfer of project deliverables, documents, files,
    equipment and materials to national beneficiaries; and Prepare final
    CDR/FACE for signature by UNDP and the Implementing Partner.
Coordination tasks:
  • Act as the Secretary of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and
    execution of their recommendations
  • Facilitate effective communication and decision-making between the
    PSC, UNDP Global Support Unit, CCD and all stakeholders to ensure ongoing
    stakeholder cohesion and effective process management
  • Actively coordinate activities with the NAMA on Green Schools
  • Liaise with main stakeholders to ensure their roles are
    appropriately integrated into the project as envisaged;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations Development Programme
    (UNDP) Project Manager – Green Schools NAMA Support Project career
    placement should hold at least hold a Master’s degree in environment
    management, climate change, environmental economics, business
    administration, renewable energy
  • Project Planning and Management including monitoring and evaluation
    certificate is an added advantage
  • Five years of relevant experience at the national or international
    level in project management
  • Experience with government-donor funded projects and international
  • Working knowledge of the Ugandan climate change mitigation sectors
    with extensive contacts in the public, private sectors and civil society
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to climate
    change/environment, NDCs, Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS),
    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and National Adaptation
    Plans (NAPs);
  • Experience in designing and facilitating capacity building processes
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Deadline: 11th June 2018
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