Assigned to projects: Selected project(s) under CCE Portfolio
UNDP Turkey Climate Change and Environment Portfolio (CCE) contributes to consolidating the gains made so far and to the advancement to ensure the voice and participation of all stakeholders on environmental issues and enable the valuation and sharing of the benefits of ecosystem services. It is focusing on strengthening the “capacity to prevent and respond” to environmental degradation, particularly in relation to biodiversity, forest management and chemical waste prevention and management. It is guided not only by UN values, but also by the 10th National Development Plan’s objectives with regards to integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services into development planning. The purpose of this portfolio is to improve the implementation of more effective policies and practices on sustainable environment, climate change, biodiversity by national, local authorities and stakeholders including resilience of the system/communities to disasters. UNDP is cooperating with various national counterparts in the referred field, such as Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs, General Directorate of Forestry, etc. CCE Portfolio seeks sustainable solutions for climate change adaption and mitigation action across sectors and initiatives to strengthen systems and tools for risk-centered and integrated disaster management, and increase the resilience of society by also taking into account of differentiated gender impacts. The primary target will be rural populations in sensitive biodiversity areas/hot spots. Currently UNDP is working on different new fields addressing to the capacity needs in the field of environment.
Currently, UNDP is implementing several projects as listed below and there are some more in pipeline in different fields under CCE Portfolio.
1- Forestry Cluster:
·Integrated approach to management of forests in Turkey, with demonstration in high conservation value forests in Mediterranean region,
·Sustainable Energy Financing Mechanism for Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Forest Villages in Turkey (Project Preparation Phase)
2- Chemicals and Waste Cluster:
· POPs Legacy Elimination and POPs Release Reduction Project
3- Biodiversity Cluster (incubation):
·Addressing Invasive Alien Species threats at key Marine Biodiversity Areas
4- Climate Change Adaptation / Mitigation Cluster (incubation):
-Support for the Preparation of Turkey’s First Biennial Report (FBR) to UNFCCC
Through this ToR, UNDP is aiming to mobilize one project associate immediately to receive the below detailed services and also to establish a roster (which will be valid for one year) of qualified candidates to be used to mobilize other project associate(s), when needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment
Under the supervision of the respective Cluster Lead, the Project Associate carries out a wide range of tasks related to project formulation and implementation. S/he is engaged in one or several projects within a portfolio. The Project Associate is responsible for implementing project activities in a timely manner according to the project plans and UNDP´s programme procedures and delivering high-quality outputs in a variety of project implementation processes.
The Project Associate works in close collaboration with the respective Portfolio Administrator to ensure smooth and timely management of inputs as well as other Project Associates and Cluster Leads to coordinate activities and seek synergies.
Key Results Expected and Measurable Outputs
The SC is expected to assume the following tasks:
Supervisor: Cluster Lead
Payment Schedule: The remuneration is to follow a monthly schedule.
The Project Associate reports to Cluster Lead.
Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results
Skills and Competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
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Turkey nationals: Project Associate
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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