Under the Green, Equitable and Resilient Development pillar of its Country Programme Document for Ghana, UNDP aims to:
UNDP is collaborating with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation and other institutions to strengthen the planning and delivery process for gender-responsive mitigation and adaptation measures at national and local levels. This involves focusing on internalizing and implementing global environmental agreements, promoting policy coherence, and coordinating climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and green economy interventions across sectors. In addition, UNDP works with research institutions to improve climate and environment-related information and knowledge management systems. UNDP is supporting the Ministry of Finance and other institutions on new ways to mobilize financial resources for policy implementation (including climate finance), and promote an enabling environment for green private sector investments. UNDP is also strengthening partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs) to better advocate and support action on inclusive participation for all segments of society, women in decision-making processes, and the management of natural resources.
UNDP is undertaking targeted and catalytic interventions that have a clear potential to generate best practices to be upscaled and replicated. Drawing on its global expertise and network, UNDP is facilitating access to innovative tools, approaches and technologies developed and tested worldwide to: (i) help communities adapt to climate change, reduce their vulnerabilities to disasters and promote environmental conservation; (ii) support the private sector to make production/manufacturing more environmentally sustainable and enhance their involvement in inclusive markets and the delivery of green products and services.
The Programme Analyst will be the focal person for the management of selected projects, and will provide programme management and technical/administrative assistance. She/he will directly report to the Team Leader on Environment and Climate. In order to successfully deliver his/her work, she/he will need to work in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation
Summary of Key Functions:
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Ability to persuade others to follow
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Knowledge of climate change Including climate change international regime) and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions
Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships
Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency) Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Environmental Sciences, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
• Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing programme management support in the area of environment and climate.
• Knowledge of global and national issues around climate and environment.
• Previous experience with UN or other development agencies is an asset.
• Experience preparing knowledge products and communications material is an asset.
Proficiency in English.
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Contract Duration: 2 Year with possibility for extension