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UNDP strives to support the Pacific by coordinating UN activities at country level and through direct policy advice in four keys areas: Poverty Reduction and attainment of the MDGs, Strengthening Institutions of Democratic Governance, Crisis Prevention and Recovery and Sustainable Environmental Management. UNDP provides services to the Pacific through the Multi-Country Office in Fiji, Joint UN Presences in Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu, as well as projects in each of the 10 countries.
Vacancy Announcement 2016/10
Woman candidates are encourage to apply.
GEF-LDCF Solomon Islands Water Sector Adaptation Project
The Project entitled’ Solomon Islands Water Sector Adaption Project (SIWSAP) is a Global Environment Facility, Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) collaborative intervention to support Solomon Islands Government in addressing climate change impacts of water and sanitation in Solomon Islands. The project objective is to improve the resilience of water resources to the impacts of climate change and to improve health, sanitation and quality of life, so that livelihoods can be enhanced and sustained in the targeted vulnerable areas. The project was launched in mid-2014 and will be in operation for four years, 2014-2007.
- Climate Change Adaption & Disaster Risk Management Officer
Summary of Key functions:
- Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of SIWSAP’s annual work plan;
- Coordinate and monitor the activities of the pilot projects and other replication and investment activities of the project as per the annual work plan and the implementation schedule, and provide assistance in developing the M&E plan of the project, particularly inputs relating to CCA/DRM;
- Facilitate liaison and networking between the pilot sites in particular the relevant ministries/organisations involved in the project on matters related to climate change adaptation disaster risk reduction;
- Assist with the preparation and oversight of Terms of Reference and deliverables of consultants and contractors;
- Provide technical advice and support in implementing pilot activities, including specific field work, reporting, guidance, training and capacity development where necessary.
- Promote technical advice and support in implementing pilot activities, including specific field work, reporting, guidance, training and capacity development where necessary.
- Promote public awareness of climate change impacts and vulnerabilities, and water management solutions and Early warning systems (both top-down and bottom up)
- Assist with the preparation of progress reports, briefing, speeches, PIR and other reports concerning project activities; and
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
- The selected candidate will have a graduate degree in environmental science/management or related field (disaster management, risk reduction, climate change, water resource management, GIS, water supply and sanitation, environmental engineering). At least 5 years of professional experience in technical post, with experience in understanding the links between climate change and water resources management, further experiences in monitoring and evaluation will be an advantage.
Level: SB-4 Contract Type: Service Contract
For full terms of references for this position, please call into the United Nation Joint Presence Office, Ground Floor, ANZ Haus or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae with full recent contact details of three referees, and a signed UNDP P-11 form (P-11 form to be collected from the UNPD Solomon Islands, Honiara). For those outside Honiara, please e-mail Pamela Kama for and electronic copy). All applications for this post have to be submitted by 4pm Monday 29th August, 2016 either electronically to email@example.com or addressed under confidential cover _to:
Vacancy-UNDP (Indicate Vacancy Title)
UNDP Human Resources Unit
UNDP Solomon Islands
Ground Floor, ANZ Haus
P O Box 1954
Incomplete and late applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
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.