Myanmar has embarked on a major transition towards democracy, market style economy and peace. Myanmar has low middle-income status (LMIC) and is committed to lifting itself out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status within the next seven years. Following the implementation of the first ever UNDP Country Programme during 2013-2017 and as a key development partner of the government of Myanmar, UNDP will implement a new UNDP Country Programme for the period 2018-2022, striving to deliver on a large and relevant programme portfolio that is responsive to the main development challenges facing the country.
The UNDP Myanmar Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Team anchors UNDP’s programme portfolio in these areas of sustainable and inclusive growth issues (including economic growth, environment, climate change and disaster risk reduction) and provides thought leadership on cross-cutting development issues in Myanmar, and globally, to ensure that UNDP’s mandate of convening development partners in support of the national development agenda, informed by a commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, is amplified by internal knowledge, research, and stand-out policy advice.
Given the importance of enhancing the local resilience through thematic and practical integration of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in a wider development context of Myanmar, UNDP developed a project concept (PIF) “Reducing Climate Vulnerability of Coastal Communities of Myanmar through an Ecosystem-based approach” in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) and in consultations with the relevant line ministries/departments and Rakhine State Government. The PIF, approved by GEF secretariat, focuses on mainstreaming Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) into local planning processes to foster sustainability transitions.
A Project Preparation Grant (PPG) has been obtained to carry out necessary analyses and prepare the full-fledge project proposal. In order to ensure the results of the project preparation work, UNDP is seeking an international Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist to work with other PPG team members to produce a project document along with a set of relevant evidence-based analyses for submission to the GEF. The approved PIF will be the basis for developing a fully formulated project proposal. The proposed project anticipates activities to;
In doing so, the project will introduce EBA as an integral component in the country’s approach to CCA, thereby strengthening recognition of the importance of natural ecosystems for climate change risk management, as well as maintenance of socio-economic benefits and conservation of biodiversity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief of Unit (Sustainable and Inclusive Growth) and technical support of the UNDP-GEF Technical Advisor, the Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist will work with the other PPG team members to ensure the PPG informed by rigorous analyse of social and environmental risk. S/he will take the lead in developing environmental and social management plan(s) for all risks identified in the Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP).
UNDP Myanmar will lead the project development process and manage the GEF PPG budget in full consultation with the UNDP-GEF Technical Adviser. In executing necessary preparation of the full-fledge project proposal, the SES Specialist will carry out the following tasks;
Please find detail as following Procurement Notice Link:http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=48848
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
International Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)