Team Leader (NRM, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Vientiane, Laos
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The Team Leader leads and supervises the portfolio team and works in close collaboration with the governance and livelihood / poverty teams, Operations team in the Country Office (CO), Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff as well as Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.

Reporting structure:  Reports to Deputy Resident Representative; 9 direct reports including 2 Chief Technical Specialists at P4 level (matrixed reporting with DRR). 

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. As a member of the CO management team, ensures the strategic direction of the portfolio focusing on achievement of results.
  2. Ensures effective management of the portfolio and supervision of the unit members focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation.
  3. Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization.
  4. Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Development, Public Administration, Economics, Environmental or Natural Sciences, Environmental Management or Policy or related field.


  • At least 7 years of relevant experience at the international level with progressive responsibility in the fields of NRM, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, UXOs / Mine Action or other relevant areas. 
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Knowledge and hands-on experience of management of vertical funds (e.g. GEF, Green Climate) will be an asset.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.


  • English