This project is designed to strengthen capacity for environmental monitoring and information management in Albania by establishing an operational environmental information management and monitoring system with a focus onenvironmental MEAs. The project will address the need for an environmental monitoring system that is integrated throughout relevant government institutions and that uses international monitoring standards for indicator development, data collection, analysis, and policy-making. It will also build on existing technical and institutional capacity in Albania to align its management and monitoring efforts with global monitoring and reporting priorities. Increased capacity in this area will improve reporting to the Rio Conventions and lay the groundwork for sustainable development through better-informed environmental policy.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Junior Consultants will be responsible for communication and facilitation for the Aarhus Centre in Tirana, to ensure its operation two days a week for stakeholders trying to obtain environmental information, and ensure the outreach of this information.
The consultants will serve as information and communication officers, facilitating the communication department in MoE and will be actively involved in the Environmental Education Programme of MoE.
The junior experts will fulfil the following tasks:
Task 1: Develop a timeline and a list of activities to be carried out in the Tirana Aarhus Centre (TAC) with stakeholders from education institutions and the general public to ensure environmental information reaches the local communities.
Task 2: Develop a communication plan involving social media, to boost the number of visitors to the Tirana Aarhus centre.
Task 3: Identify and categorise the groups that reach out to the Tirana Aarhus centre for Environmental Information or other means of access to information.
Task 4: Identify and categorise the type of environmental information different groups reaches out to the TAC.
Task 5: Facilitate with conducting of presentations, conducting of activities related to public information, assist with documenting of minutes of meetings to the information and communication department, or other technical directories in MoE as required.
Task 6: Ensure the operation of the Aarhus Centre for Tirana, in order for the stakeholders to have better reach to the required environmental information.
Task 7: Facilitate the IT office in MoE and its agencies for the functionality of the existing IT systems, the Mjedisi IM application functionality and reporting line (general public- inspectorate- MoE). Facilitate with the new system to be developed for MoE, EIMS to ensure its use in the Tirana Aarhus Center and its introduction to the stakeholders for the general public information module.
Task 8: Develop an operational plan for the center, including how the centers will present data and promote their services and the use of this data to various stakeholder groups.
The consultants will closely work with other project stakeholders and partners and UNDP project staff following the task of: Conduct a data (information management) assessment survey, including identification of high-priority data needs, with particular attention to data relevant to the Rio conventions and the EEA requirements for government agencies.
Lists of deliverables and timeline
20% – 10 March 2017- Develop a timeline and a list of activities to be carried out in the Tirana Aarhus Centre (TAC) with stakeholders from education institutions and the general public to ensure environmental information reaches the local communities.
30 %- 01 June 2017 – Develop a communication plan involving social media, to boost the number of visitors to the Tirana Aarhus centre. Develop questionnaires that aim to identify and categorise the groups that reach out to the Tirana Aarhus centre for Environmental Information or other means of access to information.
30%- 15 – September 2017- Identify and categorise the type of environmental information different groups reaches out to the TAC. Submission of a draft report with the sum up of all tasks conducted.
20%- 10 December 2017 – Submission of a final report with the sum up of all tasks conducted and an operational plan for the center, including how the centers will present data and promote their services and the use of this data to various stakeholder groups.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Experience
English and Albanian.
EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS
30% or 30 points: University degree in the required fields;
20 % or 20 points: 2 years of work experience in office facilitation preferably in government institutions;
20 % or 20 points: Very good communication as well as reporting and writing skills in English and Albanian.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.