Technical Specialist

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

Home-based/Remote

Result of Service

This consultancy is to provide technical support and advice to IWEco participating countries and regional partners as they implement their activities, as well as monitor and evaluate of these activities against the established objectives and agreed targets through support to review of periodic progress reports. Work Location

Home-based Expected duration

9 months Duties and Responsibilities

The Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (GEF-IWEco Project) is a five-year regional, multi-focal project that addresses water, land and biodiversity resource management as well as climate change. Its objective is to contribute to the preservation of Caribbean ecosystems that are of global significance and the sustainability of livelihoods through the application of existing proven technologies and approaches that are appropriate for small island developing states through improved fresh and coastal water resources management, sustainable land management and sustainable forest management that also seek to enhance resilience of socio-ecological systems to the impacts of climate change.

IWEco is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UN Environment (UNEP) is the lead Implementing Agency for national and regional sub-projects, with UNDP also implementing some activities under the Knowledge Management regional sub-project and community-based livelihoods support opportunities associated with the national sub-projects through the GEF-Small Grants Programme. The Secretariat to the Cartagena Convention, UNEP CAR/RCU and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) are the co-Executing Agencies. Partnership is a central tenet of the project which is being implemented through a network of international, regional and national partners.

Ten (10) countries are participating in IWEco: Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, and Trinidad & Tobago.

IWEco works through six components:

1. Development and Implementation of Integrated Targeted Innovative, climate-change resilient approaches in sustainable land management (SLM), integrated water resources management (IWRM) and maintenance of ecosystem services;
2. Strengthening of the SLM, IWRM and ecosystems Monitoring, and Indicators framework;
3. Strengthening of the Policy, Legislative and Institutional reforms and capacity building for SLM, IWRM and ecosystem services management taking into consideration climate change resilience building;
4. Enhancing knowledge exchange, best practices, replication and stakeholder involvement;
5. Project Management; and
6. Overall Project Monitoring and Evaluation.

This consultancy, which spans the last nine months of regional project implementation, is for the provision of technical support and advice to IWEco participating countries and regional partners as they implement their activities, as well as for monitoring and evaluation of these activities against the established objectives and agreed targets through support to review of periodic progress reports. Qualifications/special skills

• Bachelor’s degree(s) in Engineering or Environmental Science or related field or,
Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, or a related field would be an asset.
• At least 4 years of work experience in the water/wastewater sector, with strong project management skills; a master’s degree in the field may be considered in lieu of 2 years of work experience
• Technical skills in water, land and ecosystem management, including a good balance of technical, socio-economic, and environmental expertise.
• Knowledge and understanding of the water, land and biodiversity sectors in the Wider Caribbean Region is required.
• Experience in working with UN, GEF or other Internationally funded projects on water and wastewater management is an asset.
• Experience in managing multi-disciplinary and/or cross-sector teams, with demonstrated integration skills Languages

Proficiency in oral and written English is required.


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development