Eswatini is a landlocked kingdom in Southern Africa covering a total area of 17,364 km². Eswatini comprises magnificent mountain scenery with unique, ancient rock formations, which are a source of fascination for geologists, scholars and visitors. The Kingdom has four topographical and climatic areas ranging from 400 to 1800 metres above sea level, each with its own unique characteristics. The country’s ecosystems are home to biodiversity of global significance. Country has one of the largest intact altitudinal gradients of natural ecosystem in Southern Africa and its ecosystems provides natural resources, ecological infrastructure and ecosystem services which are essential if not lifeline for food and water security, poverty alleviation, livelihood generation.
In 2019 the country launched its National Development Plan (NDP) 2019-2021 and Strategic Road Map 2019-2021, respectively, with a special focus on economic recovery, financial stability and growth and improved quality of life. The Strategic Roadmap identifies five growth sectors, namely; Education and ICT; Mining and Energy; Tourism; Manufacturing, Agro-processing and Agriculture as priority sectors for renewed economic growth. However, climate change and rapid depletion of natural resources contribute to increasing vulnerability and disaster risks that pose significant challenges to these growth sectors. At the same time, the government has prioritized the energy sector, particularly the renewable energy sector, and has developed a Grid Code and Renewable Energy and Independent Power Producer (RE&IPP) Policy to create a transparent regulatory regime and attract investment. Eswatini imports 80 percent of its power from South Africa and Mozambique, rising as high as 100 percent during the 2016 drought. With both South Africa and Mozambique experiencing electricity shortages, Eswatini is working to increase its own energy generation using renewable sources.
Further, the Government of Eswatini has launched its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) which will see the adoption of a medium-to-long-term approach to reducing the vulnerabilities to climate change and its impacts.
In Eswatini, the UNDP Country Office is working closely with government to enhance response to climate change, including, support to the development of government’s NAP and NDC, as well as integrating the NDC into its economic recovery plan at the macro level. Other areas of intervention include, support to strengthening Protected Area Systems, promotion of climate smart agriculture and policy development. The CO has recently signed cooperation agreements with Government to support two Italian funded projects; one on greening a public hospital and the other to strengthen the Early Warning System.
Against this background, UNDP in Eswatini requires a dedicated environment and energy programmatic expertise to strengthen the CO’s delivery in the new two projects and assist in the overall environment and energy portfolio.
Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the Programme Analyst is responsible for management of UNDP programme within the environment and energy sector. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, provides policy advice services.
The Programme Analyst supervises and leads programme support staff, coordinates activities of the projects’ staff. The Programme Analyst 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 ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Functions:
Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the Management Support and Business Development Team focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Ppreparing information for advocacy
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
Building Strategic Partnerships
Levle 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
Level 1.2: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
Prince2 training and certification, RMG
Required Skills and Experience
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Programme Analyst Environment & Climate Change
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mbabane, , SZ