The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is an Implementing Agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). As such, UNDP supports developing countries in accessing funds from the GEF to finance agreed incremental activities that enhance their efforts to address global environment issues. In doing this, it provides countries highly specialized technical services for GEF eligibility assessment, formulation, design and development of GEF projects in the Water and Oceans Governance sector, identification and mobilization of required project co-financing, project implementation, project results management and evaluation, and knowledge management.
To facilitate the identification, allocation and designation of the appropriate expertise for the design, management, and monitoring & evaluation (M&E) requirements of the client countries in their efforts on water and oceans related projects, UNDP-GEF’s Water & Oceans Team is developing a roster of experts that would comprise of vetted capable and qualified individuals who can be called upon and provide specific project design, management or M&E support to the W&O portfolio. A screening procedure will be applied to select the prospective applicants that will be registered in the UNDP-GEF W&O Vetted Experts Roster. This roster will be maintained for a period of 3 years. Retention in the roster of selected experts will be contingent on continuous delivery of satisfactory services.
Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will work under the overall technical supervision of the Regional Technical Advisor, Country Office focal point, and/or the direct supervision of the specific UNDP-GEF Project Manager.
The scope of work will vary depending on the assignment but would include one or various of the below deliverables within GEF W&O Projects:
Project management and implementation:
Monitoring and Evaluation/ Knowledge Management:
The prospective experts that will apply for the W&O Experts Roster should indicate if they have experience and expertise in all or a combination of the above areas of expertise, as related to one or more of the following subject areas. Specific expertise must be demonstrated in one or more of the subject areas below:
The prospective experts who apply for the Water and Ocean Governance Vetted Experts Roster should also indicate which of the 6 UNDP locations they have experience in AND would like to work in:
In summary, candidates should indicate (see details below):
Client Orientation and Communication:
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation method and inclusion in the Roster:
Documentation to be submitted:
SUBJECT AREA(S) the candidate has experience in (select between one and 21 areas): a) Biodiversity and land degradation; b) Integrated Coastal Management and adaptation; c) Integrated Water Resource Management; d) River Basin Management; e) Disaster Risk Management and/or Early warning systems; f) Drought; g) Large Marine Ecosystems; h) Transboundary Waters Management; i) Environmental Economics and Policies; j) Environmental Impact; k) Fisheries and Aquaculture; l) Flood Risk Management; m) GroundWater; n) Hydrology and Hydrogeology; o) Water & Oceans-related Knowledge Management; p) Pollution; q) Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; r) Community-based Marine / Ecosystem Protected Areas; s) Water Challenges particular to small island developing states; t) Water / Civil Engineering (i.e. in areas of water filtration / desalination technologies, rainwater harvesting, ground water management, etc); u) Innovative technologies and tools for water and/or fisheries data collection, management and monitoring, and evaluation.
EXPERTISE AREA(S) the candidate has expertise in (select between one and three areas): a) Project design and development; b) Project management and implementation support; c) Monitoring and evaluation/ knowledge management.
UNDP LOCATION(S) the candidate has experience in and is seeking to work in (select between one and six locations): A) Latin America & Caribbean; B) Africa; C) Arab States; D) Eastern Europe & CIS; E) Asia & Pacific; F) Global.
Kindly note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
UNDP Personal History form (P11) required of all applicants:
General Conditions of Contract for the ICs: