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Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of the Sustainable Growth Unit, the Programme Analyst/Environment of UNDP is responsible for formulation and implementation of projects / programmes in areas of natural resources and environment management, biodiversity, and Energy Services (BES). He/she analyses and reviews national policies, program and plans with a view to aligning UNDP and UN environment program portfolio with the Government sustainable development agenda. He/she is also in charge of integration of environment and climate change concerns into the national and local development strategies. The Programme Analyst analyzes environmental (including climate change), biodiversity and energy services trends and issues in the country and assists in formulating strategies for implementing UN and UNDP environmental programmes in Rwanda. She/he is responsible to support the mobilization of climate finance, technology, and capacity to help the country implement the national development agenda and meet national and international climate goals.
Apart from carrying out environment mapping and assessment, including analysis of political, social and economic trends, the Programme Analyst (Environment) will also be responsible for formulation, management and evaluation of environmental programme activities, and provides policy advisory services. He/she will also participate in mainstreaming of biodiversity, energy, and community-based development programmes, and capacity building initiatives into programme activities while applying the UN programming principles.
The Programme Analyst (Environment) oversees the implementation of GEF’s supported programme in the country office (CO) and support the head of Unit to coordinate activities of the project teams and other Programme Units, and works 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 in ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System. It serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy.
In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan emphasizes the critical links between environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and broader efforts to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement. UNDP promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas. UNDP works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN’s largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy. This multi-billion-dollar portfolio encompasses: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services including forests; Sustainable Land Management and Desertification including food and commodity systems; Water and Ocean Governance including SIDS; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Renewable and Modern Energy; Extractive Industries; Chemicals and Waste Management; Environmental Governance and Green/Circular Economy and SCP approaches. This work advances crosscutting themes on innovative finance, digital transformation, capacity development, human rights, gender equality, health, technology, and South-South learning.
In addition to UNDP’s bilateral partnerships on natural capital, environment and climate, UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Multilateral Fund (MLF), the Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which includes the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF Trust Fund); the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF); the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF); and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). As part of UNDP’s partnership with these vertical funds, UNDP provides countries specialized integrated technical services for eligibility assessment, programme formulation, capacity development, policy advice, technical assistance, training and technology transfer, mobilization of co-financing, implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management services.
UNDP Rwanda is a leading UN agency in the implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAPII) for 2018-2023. In 2007, Rwanda was selected as one of eight pilot countries where the ’One UN’ models will be tried out. In 2018, the United Nations Country team (UNCT) in Rwanda elaborated its second United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAPII). UNDAP provides the necessary programmatic coherence for the implementation of the ‘One UN Programme’ model in Rwanda. UNDP has been designated:
In late 2009, UNDP embarked on a CO repositioning exercise with a view to aligning the CO capacities with the new Country Programme priorities, and to meet the expectations placed upon UNDP within the context of the One UN (Delivering as One “DaO) and the Paris Declaration. The CO’s new Vision Statement is for UNDP Rwanda to provide quality advisory services and contributes to the development of national capacities to achieve Rwanda’s development goals”. To achieve this, the CO developed the following Mission Statement: “UNDP Rwanda, through the UN Delivering as One process, will contribute to providing effective and efficient support to the Government of Rwanda in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as well as in the areas of Environment and Poverty Reduction”. Accordingly, a new CO structure has been established and new functions redesigned to focus on the delivery of upstream advisory services and cost-efficient development support services in Rwanda.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Provision of top-quality policy advice services to the Government and implementation of programme strategies
Management of the Country Office programme
Contribution to Delivering as one (Dao) Initiatives
Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy.
Facilitation of knowledge building and management.
Technical / Functional Competencies
Development Planning and Monitoring
Biodiversity and Eco-systems Management
Chemicals and Waste Management
Green Economy / Green Commodities / Green Growth
Global Environmental Governance
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
UN Coordination and Knowledge Management Skills on Pooled Financing Instruments
Partnership and Resources Mobilization
Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable
How to apply
Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter detailing their interest and aptitude for this position by the link: https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/1222
The deadline: 24th October 2021
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