Organization: UN Development Programme
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 01 Aug 2017
The UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme:
The UNDP JPO Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. As a pathway into the world of development, the programme offers young professionals excellent exposure to multilateral cooperation and sustainable development while providing a valuable entry point into the UN system.
During their assignments, JPOs benefit from the guidance of experienced UNDP staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UNDP’s programs within UNDP’s headquarters, regional or country offices.
This assignment is designed to provide technical inputs to the development and management for development results in the areas of low-carbon development and green growth in Viet Nam. The assignment entails building and maintaining strategic partnerships, resources mobilization as part of implementing the UN and UNDP Viet Nam resource mobilization strategy, oversight the management and implementation of projects, and knowledge management and policy advocacy. Through the assignment, the selected JPO will benefit from enhancing technical expertise in the subject areas, building professional network and contacts with development partners and the government of Viet Nam, and enhancing analytical and organizational skills.
Based in the Climate Change and Environment Programme Management Unit, the JPO will report to the Assistant Country Director/ Head of SD Unit, and works closely with relevant international technical specialists, programme officers, programme associates in the Unit. In line with UNDP rules and regulations, the JPO’s annual performance will be subject to the Performance and Management Development (PMD) process. The PMD will be done by the immediate supervisor, with self-assessment of the JPO.
Overview of the UNDP Vietnam
There are 52 staff members at UNDP CO in Viet Nam (14 international and 38 national). The Senior Management consists Resident Representative/ UN Resident Coordinator, Country Director (CD), and Deputy Country Director (DCD). There are to two main business tracks: programme and operation. Under the programme track, there are 3 programme units: (i) Climate Change and Environment Team; (ii) Governance and Participation Team; and (iii) Inclusive and Equitable Growth Team; and there are some senior policy advisors of which, 17 staff members on Climate Change and Environment Team, a Unit Head, five international technical specialists (P4, P5), seven programme officers and four program associates/assistants.
Overview of the UNDP Vietnam’s Climate Change and Environment Portfolio
UNDP Climate Change and Environment Portfolio covers the following areas of work: (i) low carbon development and green growth, including sustainable production and consumption pattern; (ii) renewable energy and energy efficiency especially in (sub-) sectors of transportation, construction, chemical fertilizers, pulp and paper and low-carbon bus public transportation; (iii) reducing emission from deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD), (iv) resilience to impacts of climate change and natural disasters; (v) natural resources and biodiversity conservation; and (vi) environmental protection.
UNDP support focuses on advocacy, policy research and formation, capacity and partnership building and coordination, technology testing and transfer, piloting models and promoting participation of businesses and local communities.
Interventions are undertaken both directly by UNDP and through national execution projects. climate change-related projects include: (i) Climate Change Capacity Building Project with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD); (ii) Green growth and sustainable development project with the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI); (iii) The Institutional Capacity Building Project with the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT); (iv) UNREDD Viet Nam Phase II Programme with MARD, co-executed by UNDP, FAO, and UNEP; (v) Energy efficiency in high-rise buildings with the Ministry of Construction; (vi) promotion of Non-fired Brick (NFB) Production and Utilization in Viet Nam with the Ministry of Science and technology; and (vii) Local Development and Promotion of LED Technologies for Advanced General Lighting with Viet Nam Academy of Science and technology.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a member of the Climate Change and Environment Team (SD), the JPO is expected to make contribution to the formulation of new projects, including preparing concept notes, conducing consultation, undertaking feasibility study, developing full project documents, and appraisal of the project proposal;
As a member of UNDP programme team, the JPO is responsible to oversight and implementation of projects assigned to him/her, to ensure quality planning, budgeting, procurement of services and consultants, and oversight the implementation, reporting and monitoring and evaluation for timely delivery of quality results/products;
As a member of UN family in Viet Nam, the JPO is expected to make contribution to the implementation of the UN One Plan, advancing UN’s delivery as one (DAO) agenda, enhancing synergies and impacts of UN support in the area of climate change and green growth;
The JPO will work in partnership with UN/DP colleagues, Government counterparts, project staff, development partners, non-government organizations to ensure successful programme development and implementation to achieve One Plan results.
Building strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
As a member of the SD team, the JPO is expected to make contribution to formulation of new projects and resources mobilization in the areas of low-carbon development and green growth, including renewable energy and energy efficiency, focusing on the following tasks:
Management and implementation of projects and activities
The JPO will function as part of the UNDP programme team responsible for project implementation, backstopping UNDP’s overall support and quality assurance work of on-going projects in the area of climate change and green growth, by conducting the following tasks:
Contribution to the UN reform agenda; and advocacy
The JPO will function as part of the UN family in Viet Nam which commits to deliver as one (DAO) approach to enhance synergies and impacts of UN support in the area of climate change and green growth, by conducting the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Age of applicant
For more details on this vacancy and the JPO Programme, please go to http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home/how-to-join.html
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