Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The implementation of the Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals is beginning on 1st September 2018. Department of Economic Planning and Development (EPD), UNDP and the UNDP-UN Environment Poverty and Environment Actions for the SDGS (PEA) are seeking a national candidate to ensure that the administrative and financial elements of the activities related to the project will be fulfilled in a timely manner in accordance with the PEA workplan
The majority of the population in Malawi depend on natural resources for subsistence and income. Thus, unsustainable use of these resources will make it harder to achieve food security, poverty reduction and other national development priorities. This also compromises the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Consistent with this, the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III includes ‘Agriculture, Water Development and Climate Change Management’ as one of the key priority areas as well as Environment and Natural Resources Management’ as another development area of focus.
The UNDP/UN Environment/FAO/UN Women supported Malawi Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (PEA) aims to enhance the contribution of the sustainable management of natural resources to poverty reduction, sustainable economic growth, food security and broader achievement of the SDGs. The PEA is led by the Department for Economic Planning and Development (EPD) in collaboration with Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining (MoNREM), UNDP Malawi, FAO Malawi, UN Women Malawi and the Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals. Other key partners include Ministry of Finance (MOF), Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development (MoAIWD), Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MOLGRD) and other relevant sector ministries.
The intended outcome of the Malawi PEA is the sustainable and inclusive natural resource management to improve agricultural productivity for poverty reduction, strengthened gender equality and expanded climate resilience. The impact will help to improve soil fertility, agricultural and fisheries productivity, ecosystem health, and food security for women and men through catalyzing investments in more sustainable practices, and thereby improve people’s livelihoods and climate resilience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Accountant, and under direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Project Finance and Administrative Assistant shall undertake the following tasks:
The Finance and Administrative Assistant will be stationed at EPD and will report to Principal accountant Project Manager
Required Skills and Experience
Required is a person who has knowledge of Malawi civil service administration and UN experience is desirable.