Project Implementation Analyst

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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Result of Service

(1) Prepare annotated Table of Contents.

(2) Conduct Interviews and meetings with relevant stakeholders from the project, including
UN agencies, governmental partners, and community members.

(3) Review project reports including but not limited to the UN Women GABA, and the UNEP
Water Harvesting Tool.

(4) Evaluate impacts of project implementation on the ground by UN agencies including
conducting field trips and engaging with project beneficiaries at the community level

(5) Review of the UNHSTF project communication strategy and it’s outputs to date.

(6) Compilation of feedback from final stakeholder workshops with a focus on community
ownership and sustainability including verification of toolbox content.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

The Contract will be one year in duration with activities spread over 6 months. It is slated to commence in June 2020 and end in May 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP's Ecosystems Division communicates UNEP's core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide.

Many communities in Jamaica are vulnerable and face challenges due to multiple human insecurities. Addressing human insecurities requires a multi-dimensional and integrated approach that targets root causes and simultaneously enhances the resilience of the vulnerable population. The UN Jamaica team recognizes the interconnectedness and complex nature of the challenges that impact the full attainment of human securities in Jamaica. Through the “Delivering As One” approach, which emphasizes coherence and effective coordination among UN agencies, the UNEP Cartagena Convention Secretariat has joined the UN Jamaica Team in undertaking its first human security programme to promote sustainable livelihoods and enhance the quality of life of residents in Northern Clarendon and West Kingston.

Launched in 2018, the “Strengthening human resilience in Northern Clarendon and West Kingston” programme uses an integrated approach to address personal, economic, health and environmental insecurities. It aims to build organizational capacity and cohesion in targeted communities, enhance economic, food and nutrition security, improve environmental health and water security at the community, local and national levels. The programme also seeks to strengthen institutional capacity for the integration of the human security approach.

In addressing the diverse human insecurities, the joint implementing team will work with national and community level partners to promote coherence, avoid duplication, and identify opportunities to share lessons and apply successful strategies. The Cartagena Convention Secretariat of the United Nations Environment Programme located in Jamaica is collaborating with the UN team, which includes the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP, lead agency), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN Women, and partnering with the Jamaican Government and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme on this initiative.

The United Nations Environment Programme is seeking a Consultant to guide future replication and/or upscaling of participatory management programmes, projects and activities for water resources management at a community level.

This post is located in the Cartagena Convention Secretariat of UNEP in Kingston, Jamaica. Under the overall supervision of the Coordinator of the Secretariat, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties through the direct supervision of the Programme Manager of the Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution sub-programme and the Manager of the Human Security Trust Fund Project.

1. Prepare annotated Table of Contents.

2. Conduct Interviews and meetings with relevant stakeholders from the project, including
UN agencies, governmental partners, and community members.

3. Review project reports including but not limited to the UN Women GABA, and the UNEP
Water Harvesting Tool.

4. Evaluate impacts of project implementation on the ground by UN agencies including
conducting field trips and engaging with project beneficiaries at the community level

5. Review of the UNHSTF project communication strategy and it’s outputs to date.

6. Compilation of feedback from final stakeholder workshops with a focus on community
ownership and sustainability including verification of toolbox content.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Demonstrated understanding of community-based approaches to water resources management.

Practical experience in engaging with diverse stakeholders at multiple levels to document lessons learned and best practices from project execution.

Knowledge of the water sector, water resources management and water security, is desirable.
Very strong writing skills and communication skills.

Excellent time management skills with an ability to deliver high-quality outputs on time.
Academic Qualifications: At least a Bachelor’s degree in environmental or natural resources management, social sciences or communications. A Master’s degree in a similar field would be an asset.
Experience: At least 7 years of relevant experience in community based natural resources management, watershed management.

Experience in preparing case studies, project reports, and in compiling information for toolboxes and/or model approaches.

Experience in the design and/or implementation of community-based projects and community engagement will be an asset.
Language: Proficiency in oral and written English required. Ability to verbally communicate in Jamaican patois will be an asset.