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7 Jan 2021

Full-TimePolicy Specialist – UNDP

UNDP – Posted by ejobsnepal Anywhere

Job Description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nepal works with the people and Government of Nepal, and other development partners to pursue equitable and sustainable human development goals through eradication of poverty, increase in livelihood opportunities, improvement in community resilience against conflict, disasters and impact of climate change, while laying down strong foundations for a society based on rule of law with an inclusive and participatory democracy.

VACANCY NOTICE:
Position: Policy Specialist (Climate Finance) (1 position), Level : SB 5/Peg 1 (Only for Nepalese nationals)
> Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
> Additional Category : Climate & Disaster Resilience
> Type of Contract : Other
> Post Level : Other
> Languages Required : English

Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 14-Feb-2021

Duration of Initial Contract : One year with possibility of extension

Expected Duration of Assignment : December 2023

Background
Accelerating Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal is a joint project of National Planning Commission (NPC) and UNDP which is implemented under the National Implementation Modality (NIM) from Jan 2020 to Dec 2023. The project is supported by UNDP Nepal, UN Environment, European Union and Austrian Development Agency. The project aims to support Nepal in achieving the SDGs by creating enabling environment and capacity development to mitigate SDGs financing gap as well as through accelerated implementation. To achieve this, the project works with federal, provincial and local governments as well as private sector and CSOs, for SDG based planning, budgeting and investment with focus on poverty-environment-climate/disaster and Gender equality & Social inclusion concerns. The objective of the project will be achieved through two inter-linked outcomes: 1) Planning, budgeting, monitoring & reporting systems at all levels of government are SDG responsive and functional; and 2) Resilient and innovative financing available for SDG implementation.

The Policy Specialist (Climate Finance) will work under the guidance and supervision of the National Project Director, National Project Coordinator, relevant division of NPC and reports to National Project Manager.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
> A Master’s degree in Public Finance Management, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Public Policy, Natural Resources Management, Economics, Finance or relevant field.

Experience:
> At least 7 years of relevant work experience on issue related to implementation of climate policy, climate risk management, adaptation and mitigation planning and capacity building;
> Proven track record of working in climate change, climate change finance, natural resource management and private sectors on climate/sustainability initiatives;
> Proven track record and leadership experience related to policy dialogues, and advisory function involving government counterparts and other stakeholders;
> Demonstrated familiarity and understanding of the global UNFCCC debate on climate change and experience in multilateral environmental debates, dialogues and processes;
> Excellent negotiating and communication skills and ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partners (public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders, etc);
> Prior experience working in capacity development, knowledge management, communication, monitoring and evaluation will be an asset; and
> Prior experience and knowledge of country’s institutional framework and polices of climate change in an asset.

Language requirements:
> Fluency in oral and written English and Nepali is essential.

Other requirements:
> Well versed in computer applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint; and
> Good report writing skill is highly preferable.

Application Deadline : 9 January, 2021
HOW TO APPLY
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Job Categories: NGO/ INGO/ Social Work. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: ejobsnepal, INGO jobs, Nepal, Nepali Jobs, and UNDP. Salaries: Negotiable.

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