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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Preliminary top-down estimates of the global financial gap for biodiversity range from US$ 100 to 400 billion annually and detailed bottom-up assessments in participating BIOFIN countries validate this significant financial need and have helped identify finance solutions required to achieve the Aichi Targets and biodiversity related SDGs. In recent decades, biodiversity finance tools and solutions have demonstrated their importance for achieving biodiversity and sustainable development goals. But since countries have not approached the issue of biodiversity finance in a comprehensive manner, the choice and adoption of finance solutions has remained experimental and opportunistic. Improved choice, design and implementation of effective well-tailored finance solutions will strengthen a countries' chances of achieving national and global biodiversity targets.
The Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN – is a global programme that developed, piloted, and is continuously improving a methodology to measure existing biodiversity expenditure levels, assess future financial needs, and design comprehensive plans to use finance tools and solutions that increase financing, effectiveness and efficiency of biodiversity management in 30 countries. BIOFIN's first phase (2012-2018) enabled full assessments and initial implementation of finance plan elements in target countries. Significant enhancement and scaling up of finance solutions is required in all countries to address the biodiversity finance challenge. BIOFIN's second phase enables the 30 countries to complete the design and implementation of priority finance solutions and will allow a further 15 countries to undertake the assessments as well as create and implement their biodiversity finance plan. At the central level, knowledge management platforms will be expanded and additional guidance produced for most valuable finance solutions.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Climate Change Programme and Policy Analyst/ Team Leader , the Project Coordinator (PC) will provide a high quality services to the project: “The Biodiversity Finance initiative” – Phase II (BIOFIN) to ensure timely and efficient coordination and monitoring over implementation of respective Project Outputs. The PC promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master degree or equivalent in environmental or natural resource management, economics, finance, social/political sciences, international relations, development studies, business administration & management or closely related field
- At least 5 years of experience in implementing development projects and/ or relevant professional experience in field of the environment policy and management, public financing, investments and/or sustainable development and/ or other related field;
- At least one year of experience in managing teams;.
- Strong knowledge of environment governance is an asset;
- Experience of work with the international organizations, high-level government officials representing central governmental bodies and local administrations;
- Prior experience with UNDP projects or other international organizations is an advantage;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
- Fluency in English and Russian.
- Knowledge of Kyrgyz is an asset.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Responsible for the implementation of project activities, ensuring a proper work plan and budget is in place and implemented within set timelines, with an effective national team and strong partnerships;
- In consultation with the Global BIOFIN team and supported by the Lead National Expert, elaborate/revise the work plan and budget and timely submit these for the bi-annual budget revision process (30 June and 31 December of each year);
- Prepare quarterly work plans and component progress reports;
- Responsible for operational management of the project and in compliance with the UNDP Rules and Regulations;
- Responsible for formulation, implementation and evaluation activities of the project following written/published guidance from the global BIOFIN team appropriately adapted for the local context;
- Responsible for timely preparing and compilation of the Project Annual Work plans, Progress and Final Reports, Budget Forecasts;
- Ensuring the delivery of the assigned project resources against approved budgets;
- Ensure aligning the project activities with the UNDP mandate and corporate priorities, National strategies and contribution to the capacity development of the national counterpart institutions;
- Liaise with key stakeholders and other partners to ensure proper coordination and partnership within the framework of project activities implementation. Discuss with the Ministries of Finance, Environment and other key stakeholders the establishment of a national Steering Committee and ensure regular convening of the Committee, undertake the same for any other proposed coordination mechanisms and write meeting reports to be shared with the Project Board, UNDP CO and BIOFIN global team;
- Ensure fulfillment of standard procedures, including the ones on procurement, contracting of services and formalizing partnerships, in accordance with UNDP Rules and Regulations;
- Oversee the identification, selection and supervision of national consultants and experts, in close collaboration with the Climate Change Programme and Policy Analyst/ Team Leader, UNDP CO and Global BIOFIN team, write/revise the TORs for national BIOFIN team members;
- Regularly assess performance of specialists working under his / her supervision (if applicable) to ensure outputs are delivered on time, within the set budget, and to high quality standards, facilitate, guide and monitor the work of national BIOFIN team;
- Ensure proper documentation and codification (knowledge management) of project methodologies and experiences for wide dissemination and institutional memory;
- Undertake regular field visits as necessary;
- Monitor regularly and ensure timely and adequate implementation of the project action plans, undertake necessary preparatory actions for the planned activities, and liaise with relevant parties, if needed;
- Lead project monitoring, reporting and evaluation at national level, draft monthly and quarterly reports for review by the lead expert and submission to the global BIOFIN team;
- Handle correspondence and keep the filing system related to the project matters
- Arrange Project events including meetings, trainings and other activities related to project implementation;
- Develop briefing notes, case studies, as required;
- Work towards achievement of goals set up in UNDP strategic documents (Corporate strategy, UNDAF, CPAP, Programme document etc.) and relevant national legislation
- Work with Climate Change Programme and Policy Analyst/ Team Leader on the substantive aspects of the respective cluster;
- Coordinate Project regional staff activities. Provide advisory and technical assistance to the BIOFIN national team and global teams, as necessary;
- Perform other duties that may be required by Climate Change Programme and Policy Analyst/ Team Leader for effective implementation of the Project.
ПРООН является глобальной сетью ООН в области развития. Она выступает в поддержку преобразований и предоставляет странам доступ к источникам знаний, опыту и ресурсам в целях содействия улучшению жизни людей. Мы работаем в 177 странах, в том числе в Кыргызстане, взаимодействуя с ними в выработке их собственных решений по проблемам глобального и национального развития.