UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2014-2017) emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability and efforts to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and strengthen resilience. Drawing on over forty years of experience, UNDP assists countries to implement their obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and to integrate environmental concerns into national and sectoral plans and strategies; secure resources; implement programmes that advance inclusive, sustainable and resilient development, and strengthen livelihoods.
UNDP’s support for environmental management and nationally-owned sustainable development pathways includes the following areas: biodiversity and ecosystem services, including forest and wildlife management and Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+); sustainable land management and desertification; water and ocean governance; climate change adaptation and mitigation; sustainable energy use and energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and access; chemicals and waste management; green economy; and extractive industries. UNDP works across these areas to address issues of environmental governance, policy, regulation, capacity development, financing, human rights, gender, technology, South-South learning, and public, private, and civil society partnerships at all levels.
As a leading purveyor of environmental technical assistance and grant financing, UNDP works in 47 countries in the sub-Saharan Africa region. UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Multilateral Fund for Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF), Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). As such, UNDP offers integrated technical services for needs assessment, programme formulation, resource mobilization, implementation oversight, knowledge and results management, and evaluation.
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process for including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.
Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include but not limited to the following :
Developing Inception report (including development of an evaluation matrix and Data collection tools);
Undertake secondary research of the evaluand based on review of existing literature;
Develop evaluation design, research questions and scope of work for undertaking primary research of the evaluand;
Developing the Draft and Final Evaluation report;
Document good practices, and lessons from evaluation;
Conduct validation workshop with Key stakholders.
Capacity Development/ Training:
Where relevant and as indicated in the ToR, develop Capacity Development Plan to address the identified capacity gaps and Conduct and/or Coordinate trainings and workshops.
Prepare knowledge adn communications prodcuts related to the projects/programs of the evluation;
Develop lessons learned and/or literature on best practices.
Degree in Sustainable Development, Poverty reduction, Natural resource management,
Development planning and risk management, related fields; or Socio economic or political governance or Environment and Energy, Water use and systems; Air pollution and quality;
Land degradation; Coastal erosion; Efficient energy use or any other related field
Following a vetting process, the successful candidates would be placed in one of the following bands:
Band 1, Implementation Support: Master’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience;
Band 2, Specialist Support: Master’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 7 years of relevant work experience, out of which minimum 3 years of international experience as a requirement;
Band 3, Senior Advisory: Master’s Degree in relevant field with minimum 12 years of relevant work experience, out of which minimum 5 years of international experience as a requirement.
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applicants would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Sustainable Development including -Poverty reduction, Natural resource management,
Development planning and risk management;
Democratic governance - Enabling and strengthening Governance systems; Governance strengthening and innovation; Civil society engagement and inclusion; Integrity in public institutions;
Resilience - Supporting recovery in all aspects from conflict (economic and governance); Preparing for and dealing with the consequences of natural disasters; and
Environment and Energy - Water use and systems; Air pollution and quality; Land degradation; Coastal erosion; Efficient energy use.
Programme Monitoring and Evaluation in the (related) areas above.
Oral and written fluency in either of the following languages: English, French, Portuguese and/or Spanish
For some assignments, the ability to set out a coherent argument in presentations and group interactions is a requirement;
Capacity to communicate fluently with different stakeholders (civil society, government authorities, local communities, project staff).