Individual Consultant - Programme Officer


Organisation:  UNDP

Apply By:  17 Aug . 2018

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Individual Consultant - Programme Officer
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Background

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is implementing a project titled “Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) and Other New Information to the UNFCCC” which will assist India in undertaking the preparation of Third National Communication to the Conference of Parties in accordance with the Convention and build capacity to fulfil its commitments to the Convention on a continuing basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist NPD in preparing detailed monthly plans and cost estimates for accounting and timely disbursement of funds as needed.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of project activities as set out in the project document.
  • Assist NPD in co-ordination between the steering committee, thematic working groups, Programme Officers, NPD and UNDP.
  • Co-ordinate all logistical arrangements for steering committee meetings, national workshops, consultations and meetings.
  • Maintain regular contacts as needed with all government, non-government, community based and international organizations that are concerned in the planning process and ensure smooth functioning of the project.
  • Assist NPD in preparing detailed content of activities in conjunction with the thematic groups. Writing responsibilities for all project documents as assigned by the NPD.
  • Participate and contribute qualitatively to periodic brainstorming sessions with the NPD and thematic groups, to better define options, priorities and course of action.
  • Maintain regular contact with state planning teams, obtain regular status reports and provide assistance and guidance to states as appropriate.
  • Assist NPD in supervising the consultative process with stakeholders including state governments, nodal agencies and co-operating partners.
  • Any other work/ duty assigned by NPD from time to time.

Technical Inputs and Participation:

  • Ensure the project is in conformity with objectives of the UNFCCC.
  • Ensure that a participatory methodology is followed and effective stakeholder participation is achieved. Obtain technical inputs (material and human resources) to assess and include measures for recent issues in the field of climate change, particularly those emerging from recent COP (such as issues related to sustainable development, response strategies for impacts, abatement and adaptation etc.)
  • Circulate reports, studies and documents prepared to prominent experts for technical reviews. Assist NPD in preparing the draft and final national communication

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Essential

Master’s or Phd degree (Economics/ Sustainable or International Development / Environmental Sciences)

Experience

Essential

  • Atleast three years of experience working on climate change and/or energy issues.
  • Well versed with the UNFCCC processes and products as well as IPCC national communication guidelines and assessment reports.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Experience in undertaking projects related to inventory development, vulnerability assessment and adaptation, GHG mitigation actions, and other aspects of National Communication.
  • Experience in organization, coordination and management of international and national workshops.

 

 

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