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UNDP is the UN’s global development network and assists countries to build and share solutions to the challenges of globalization and human development. UNDP’s support to countries on climate change and disaster resilience is shaped by three important global agreements: the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP works with countries to help them reduce greenhouse gases and advance a long-term goal of zero-carbon development. At the same time, we work together with partners to adapt to the impacts of climate change, enhance access to clean energy, reduce the risk of disasters and, where needed, support resilient disaster recovery. Taken all together, these efforts are the path towards sustainable development that is risk-informed, zero-carbon and resilient.
The project “Integrated climate-resilient transboundary flood risk management in the Drin River basin in the Western Balkans (Drin FRM project)” is funded by the Adaptation Fund and implemented by UNDP in Albania, Montenegro and the North Macedonia. The Drin River Basin is a transboundary river basin in the Western Balkans, which is home to 1.6 Million people. Climate change has been increasing the frequency, intensity and impact of flooding in the basin. Historical flood data from the Western Balkans suggests a more frequent occurrence of flood events, attributed to an uneven distribution of precipitation and torrential rain, particularly over the last decade. More and larger areas and, therefore, a greater population numbers are being affected by flooding with a strong impact on national economies. Future climate scenarios project a further increase in the likelihood of floods as well as in their destructive nature. The Drin FRM project will enhance resilience of the DRB countries and communities to climate-induced flood risks. The project is contributing to the implementation of the Drin River Basin Strategic Action Programme on integrated resilient water resource management.
The objective of the project is to assist the riparian countries in the implementation of an integrated climate-resilient river basin flood risk management approach in order to improve their existing capacity to manage flood risk at regional, national and local levels and to enhance resilience of vulnerable communities in the Drin River Basin (DRB) to climate-induced floods.
The following results shall be achieved: (i) Improved climate and risk informed decision-making, availability and use of climate risk information;(ii) Improved institutional arrangements, legislative and policy framework for climate-resilient FRM, and development of CCA and FRM strategy and plans at the basin, sub-basin, national and sub-national levels; (iii) Strengthened community resilience through improved flood management, through implementation of structural and non-structural measures and enhanced local capacity for CCA and FRM.
The Regional Project Manager will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub Climate and DRR Team (IRH CDT). He/she will report to the Team Leader, Climate and DRR Team. He/she will supervise National Coordinators (SCs), Project Finance/Admin Assistant (SC), and Technical Consultants (ICs) hired by the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Regional Project Manager (RPM) of the Drin FRM Project will be based in Tirana (Albania). The RPM’s prime responsibility will be to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. The RPM will be responsible for the overall management of the Project, including the mobilisation of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors, building partnerships with national, regional and international institutions and co-financiers, and reporting to the donor. The RPM will report to UNDP IRH in close consultation with the UNDP Country Offices. The RPM will report on a periodic basis to the Regional Project Board. The RPM will perform a liaison role with the project stakeholdes and partners (including GIZ). The RPM will work closely with the National Coordinators in the riparian countries.
The RPM will provide overall supervision and strategic guidance for all staff in the Project Coordination Unit (PCU), as well as, guiding and supervising all Responsible Parties. The PCU consists of National Coordinators in beneficiary countries, a Regional Programme Assistant and national Project Finance/Administrative Assistants. National activities will be implemented through the UNDP Country Offices in beneficiary countries (Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia).
The RPM will, with the support of the regional project assistant, manage the implementation of all activities, including: preparation/updates of work and budget plans, record keeping, accounting and reporting; drafting of terms of reference, technical specifications and other documents as necessary; identification, proposal of consultants to be approved by the RPB, coordination and supervision of consultants and suppliers; organization of duty travel, seminars, public outreach activities and other events; and maintaining working contacts with partners at the central and local levels. The RPM is accountable to UNDP and the RPB for the quality, timeliness and effectiveness of the activities carried out, as well as for the use of funds. The RPM will produce Annual Work and Budget Plans. The RPM will further produce quarterly operational reports and Project Performance Reports (PPR). These reports will summarize the progress made versus the expected results, explain any significant variances, detail the necessary adjustments and be the main reporting mechanism for monitoring activities. The RPM will be technically supported by contracted national and international service providers, based on need as determined by the PM. Recruitment of specialist services will be done in accordance with UNDP’s rules and regulations.
Coordinate overall management and implementation of the Project for the achievement of project targets and results:
Technical guidance for the overall management of the project:
Providing expert knowledge to lead and contribute to the consolidation and positioning of outcomes and outputs of the Drin FRM project
Partnership building, strategic advocacy and knowledge management:
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Regional Project Manager (Integrated climate-resilient transboundary flood risk management)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Tirana, Albania 🇦🇱