As the UN system’s development programme and a GEF Implementing Agency since 1991, UNDP supports countries in addressing development, climate, and ecosystem sustainability in an integrated manner.
In its role as a GEF Implementing Agency, UNDP-GEF offers countries highly specialized technical services for eligibly assessment, programme/project formulation, due diligence, mobilization of required co-financing, project implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management. UNDP-GEF’s Green, Low-emission, Climate-resilient Development Strategies team works to support countries to attract and direct public and private investment towards catalyzing and supporting sustainable economic growth through initiatives focused on integrated Climate Change Strategies, Advancing Cross-sectoral Climate Resilient Livelihoods and Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilient Development.
Recently, the UNDP-GEF, launched the Multi Country Programme to Strengthen Climate Information for Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa (CIRDA). The programme has the objective of supporting with 11 countries in Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia) to enhance national climate services in their efforts to collect, analyse and disseminate climate information as a key tool in long term planning and adaptation.
The CIRDA Programme is providing support by providing technical support and capacity building as well as by fostering knowledge sharing between experts, regional organizations and the countries’ themselves.
UNDP is seeking a Senior Communications and Knowledge Management Expert to implement the communication strategies and manage the knowledge management platforms for the CIRDA Programme at a global and national level. This includes packaging of best practices and lessons learned through the appropriate communication channels and products and the development of knowledge management products to enhance information sharing among national Partners and other development practitioners relevant to the Programme. The consultant will also be responsible, under the guidance of the Programme manager, for strategic messaging that will be transmitted through national and international events.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be primarily home-based and work under the supervision of the CIRDA Manager, with limited missions to regional/global meetings and UN offices. The consultant will manage the existing on-line repository of technical documents of relevance to the CIRDA supported countries. Furthermore, the consultant will support the CIRDA team to promote South-South and North-South collaboration by designing, organizing and conducting events such as e-workshops, webinars and other cutting edge methods of promoting collaboration. The consultant will work towards ensuring that activities conducted on knowledge generation for CIRDA will complement the existing knowledge networks and platforms on adaptation to climate change.
The Consultant will work with the CIRDA Team, national project managers, country offices, partner and donor country governments, other international/multi-lateral organizations, and contractors on the following:
Information on Working Arrangements:
Required Skills and Experience
Documentation to be submitted