Under the direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist and in close collaboration with other JSF team members and key stakeholders at the national and sub-national levels, including local government authorities (LGAs), local planning committees and communities in target LGAs, the UNV Local and Community Development Expert will undertake the following tasks:
Under the guidance of the Climate Change Expert, support local government authorities (LGAs) to collect and interpret climate-related data and information, as well as undertake local climate risk assessments, and to mainstream climate change into local public planning and budgeting systems, particularly at Ward Development Committees level; Under the guidance of the National Technical Specialist (Local Government Finance and Local Economic Development), support capacity building (“learning by doing”) and preparation of local government development and investment plans and budgets that foster job creation, gender equality and green and climate resilient local economies;
Support the development of terms of reference for various activities to be undertaken by pilot LGAs (e.g. procurement, local recruitment processes, etc) and provide general administrative support to the successful implementation of activities/interventions/investments by target LGAs; Support LGAs in the management, implementation and monitoring of performance-based climate resilience grants and activities/interventions/investments and propose improvements through reviewed work plans, for instance; Support the preparation and participate and contribute to the annual performance assessment of pilot LGAs; Facilitate consultation and exchange of information, synergies, learning and know-how at the local level, in particular in relation with partners and stakeholders involved with JSF’s expected results (ER), specially ER1.1 “sustainable and equal employment opportunities for youth and women are created” and ER1.2 “TVET, skills development and apprenticeship opportunities in line with MSME’s needs are improved and made more accessible to youth and women”, and ER2.1 “Regulatory framework on the financial sector improved”; Support the preparation of periodic technical and financial reports on the implementation of JSF/Local activities and undertake regular monitoring of the activities, including through field visits; Under guidance of the National Skills Expert, assist in providing inputs to the TVET road map development and support the identification of skills gaps and training needs in the area of climate change and green job skills; support the mapping of training providers and skill areas in target LGAs in line with Local investment menu and climate resilience grant priorities; facilitate consultations with LGAs on setting up of new training centers and roll-out of training services to rural youth communities; provide inputs to curricula development and apprenticeship scheme activities in line with training priorities in LGAs; Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:-
Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the 13 Feb 2019 Page 4 of 8 concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Results/Expected Outputs As an active [UNCDF] team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNCDF and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: Short term employment opportunities for youth and women are created; Awareness of LGAs and local stakeholders is increased on job creation, gender equality and climate change and capacities to address those issues are build through “learning by doing”; LGA development and investment plans and budgets that foster job creation, gender equality and green and climate resilient local economies are developed; Methods and procedures for mainstreaming into local public planning and budgeting, as well as into local resource allocation processes are identified and piloted; Investments are delivered through “cash for work” programmes and procurement to local SMEs, employing youth and women;
The performance-based country mechanism (LoCAL) is effectively piloted and deployed in target LGAs; Lessons learnt and good practices are documented, capitalized and shared (e.g. photos, videos, stories from the field, etc). Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed •
The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing Partners (IPs); • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed Qualifications/Requirements 13 Feb 2019 Page 5 of 8 Required Degree Level Master degree or equivalent Required experience 36 months Condition of Service Click here to view Conditions of Service Need Driving Licence Yes Education -
Additional Comments Master’s degree or the equivalent in one of the following domains: climate change, environment, development, international relations, geography, engineering, agronomy; Experience Remark Minimum three (3) years of experience with local and community development, climate change and/or environment related issues, of which at least one (1) supporting local governments and/or communities; Practical knowledge and experience in monitoring and evaluation;
Practical knowledge and experience with planning and budgeting processes, preferably with local government authorities and/or communities; Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
Practical experience with training and capacity building activities;
Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; Language Skills English (Mandatory) ,
Level - Fluent Area of Expertise Climate change mitigation and mechanisms for technology transfer Mandatory Area of Expertise.