UNDP is implementing the UNDP Country Programme in Myanmar for 2013-2017 with the aim to promoting local governance, growth and sustainable development with the emphasis on right-based, gender sensitive, inclusive and equity. This goal will be pursued through three complementary pillars; Pillar I – Local Governance, Pillar II – Environmental Governance and Disaster Resilience, and Pillar 3- Democratic Governance.
Environmental Governance and Disaster Resilience Pillar focuses on strengthening capacities at local, regional and national level to manage and utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, and to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity to long-term climate change including variability impacts and to reduce the associated risk of natural disasters.
UNDP’s work in environmental governance and natural resource management concentrates on the following interlinked strategies: 1) building institutional capabilities for strengthening institutions for environmental and social protection as well as for integration of environmental concerns into national and sectoral plans and strategies, 2) promoting institutional and community capacity for climate change mitigation through implementation of Myanmar REDD+ Readiness Roadmap, and access to renewable energy, 3) biodiversity conservation through integrating biodiversity and ecosystem management into development planning and production sector activities, and strengthening protected area system.
UNDP is now looking for a Chief Technical Advisor (Environmental Governance) who will provide high level technical advice to UNDP and its counterpart government departments in strengthening environmental governance and natural resource management in Myanmar.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of Team Leader (Environmental Governance and Disaster Resilience), the Chief Technical Advisor will provide high level technical advice in implementation of the environmental governance and natural resource management Output Area of UNDP Country Programme through the above mentioned interlinked strategies.
The specific responsibilities of Chief Technical Advisor are as follows;
Technical advice to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management for strengthening environmental governance, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Programmatic support and guidance for the implementation of environmental governance and natural resource management Output Area of the UNDP Country Programme.
Resource mobilization and strategic partnerships focusing on achievement of the following results
Impact of Results
Achievement of the above key results will contribute to the successful outcome of Country Programme particularly the environmental governance and natural resource managment Output Area as well as provide a framework for long term environmental sustainability in Myanmar.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda : Analysis and creation of messages and strategies
Results-Based Programme Development and Management: Contributing to results through provision of information
Building Strategic Partnerships : Identifying and building partnerships
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches: Developing new approaches
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Developing tools and mechanisms
Client Orientation: Contributing to positive outcomes for the client
Ethics & Values: Demonstrating / Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity. Is familiar with and acts in accordance with the standard of conduct for international civil servants, ethics and UN/UNDP values
Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment understands the structure and hierarchy of UN/UNDP, process flows throughout the organization, products and services, their measures of effectiveness, and perceptions of clients
Developing & Empowering People/Coaching and Mentoring: Self-development, initiative-taking. Takes initiative and seeks opportunities to initiate action
Working in Teams: Acting as a team player and facilitating team work. Works collaboratively with team members sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity
Communicating Information and Ideas: Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively. Uses tact and sensitivity when delivering sensitive information or resolving delicate issues
Self Management & Emotional Intelligence: Creating synergies through self-control Fosters a positive outlook and maintains focus during period of stress and heavy work load, inspiring and guiding others towards goal achievement
Conflict Management/Negotiating & Resolving Disagreements: Managing conflict Remains calm, composed and patient, regardless of his/her own state of mind in the face of conflict
Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning: Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
Actively seeks learning opportunities, adopting best practices created by others
Appropriate and Transparent Decision-making: Informed and transparent decision making. Makes decisions within his/her own span of control, recognizes issues requiring more advanced judgment and refers them to the appropriate level
Required Skills and Experience
Only those candidates who has qualifications and experience the Organization has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interview(s).
UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. UNDP regrets its inability to reply individually or attend to telephone queries on the advertised posts.
Thanking you for your kind cooperation.
Chief Technical Advisor
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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