National Project Coordinator for Partnership for Action on Green Economic

United Nations Development Programme, Jakarta, Indonesia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd May, 2019


Job Description

Background

“UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, including Indonesia, working to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. UNDP supports implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Indonesia, UNDP works with the Government to integrate SDGs into national plan and policies.”

In July 2018, Indonesia became a partner in the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), a joint initiative of five UN Agencies: UN Environment, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). PAGE responds to paragraph 66 of the Rio+20 outcome document "The Future We Want", which calls upon the UN system to support countries interested in pursuing green economy policies. The partnership supports nations and regions in reframing economic policies and practices around sustainability to advance the 2030 Agenda to foster economic growth, create income and jobs, reduce poverty and inequality, and strengthen the ecological foundations of their economies. Additionally, PAGE offers a comprehensive and coordinated package of technical assistance and capacity building services. PAGE’s main objective is to enable countries to reframe economic policies around sustainability and put in place enabling policy conditions, reforms, incentives, business models and partnerships.

Indonesia is committed to developing a green economy to ensure the sustainable management of natural resources and to balance economic growth with preservation of the country's environmental resources for generations to come. To achieve this, Indonesia has under the coordination of the Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) launched in 2017 the Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), which aims to incorporate greenhouse gas emission reduction targets into the national development policy planning, along with other interventions for preserving and restoring natural resources. The first phase of LCDI has introduced a system-dynamic planning tool that allows simultaneous assessment of social, environmental and economic impacts in various development scenarios. Using the model, Low Carbon Development scenarios have been developed and will be integrated in the Indonesia’s mid-term development plan RPJMN 2020-2024, which will guide Indonesia’s development to transition towards low carbon pathway. The second phase of LCDI will begin once the RPJMN 2020-2024 has been launched and will involve ensuring a successful implementation of the LCDI policy scenarios and replication of the LCDI model at the sub-national level. This will be carried out by strengthening the LCDI policy; developing an integrated Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) system; establishing a Private Sector Engagement Platform; strengthening communication and replicating the LCDI approach at the sub-national level.

PAGE Indonesia is a four-year initiative (2018-2022), led by BAPPENAS and President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change Control, with assistance from UNDP and other PAGE Agencies. PAGE Indonesia will support the Government of Indonesia in the implementation of the LCDI phase two, leading to the following outcomes:

  • Indonesia has reinforced and integrated inclusive green economy (IGE) goals and targets into SDG-aligned national economic and development planning through multi-stakeholder collaboration;
  • Indonesia has implemented evidence-based sectoral and thematic reforms in line with national IGE priorities;
  • Indonesia has strengthened individual, institutional and planning capacities for IGE action and
  • Indonesia has improved its knowledge base for advancing IGE.

The National Project Coordinator will support PAGE engagement and policy coordination related to PAGE in Indonesia, including identification of linkages with important national and international processes, and the country’s efforts to implement the Medium-Term National Development Plan RPJMN 2020-2024 and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The National Project Coordinator will work in close coordination with BAPPENAS, Office of the President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change Control, UN PAGE Agencies and other key PAGE partners in planning, coordinating and implementing PAGE activities in Indonesia and facilitate linkages with relevant national government agencies, policy processes and international development partners.

Under the overall guidance and on behalf of the Project Board, the project manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. The project manager is responsible for making the day-to-day decisions on project implementation and ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document to the required standards of quality and within the specified time and cost. He/she will supervise the administrative staff supporting the project. The primary reporting responsibility of the incumbent is to the board through the National Project Director as the primary supervisor. For day-to-day matters related to the project implementation, the Climate Change Programme Manager at UNDP will be the secondary supervisor.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage and supervise the project team to ensure effective implementation and achievement of results:

  • Oversees the day-to-day project implementation and ensure achievement of targets as outlined in the project work plan;
  • Leads and supervises project team, builds team coherence and establishes clear roles and responsibilities among team members;
  • Mobilizes goods and services and other project inputs, including preparing ToRs for expert consultants, meetings and workshops;
  • Ensures that the quality of project inputs meet the expected standards and are sufficient to produce project outputs and targets;
  • Takes overall responsibility for the project and performs oversight roles for project compliance against the relevant government and UNDP regulations for project management;
  • Develops the project standard operating procedures in line with the government and UNDP’s regulations; seeks the board’s approval; and takes responsibility for updating and revising it as necessary;
  • Manages critical issues, troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to the overall processes of project implementation;
  • Consults with the project board through the National Project Director for any issues that require their attention, including issues related to deviation from the approved work plans and its tolerance (e.g. deviation from the approved target, and/or budget); and
  • Performs Project Manager duties on UNDP’s ERM (ATLAS) in line with the NIM manual and as outlined in the delegation of authority for Project Managers.
  • Ensures effective monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality and results oriented progress reports.
  • Ensures gender-related economic, environmental, public research and analysis, to contribute to the formulation of policies, programme interventions, procedures, guidelines and tools.

Ensure effective planning, budgeting, and implementation of the project

  • Prepares project’s annual and quarterly work plans and organizes project board meetings to obtain their approval;
  • Implements project work plan and ensures that the project remains within the tolerance level of the approved work plan;
  • Conducts regular monitoring to ensure achievement of targets in line with the annual work plan and that project implementation at all levels complies with the approved project SoP;
  • Prepares quarterly project reports, in line with the standard template and presents it to the project assurance team on a timely manner;
  • Develops annual reports for all PAGE activities in the country in consultation with national and global partners
  • Provides additional inputs and data for external project reports as necessary and required by the project assurance team;
  • Organizes project board meetings and reports to the project board the project’s progress together with any issues that may require project board decisions; and
  • As required and directed by the project board, liaises with UNDP’s Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit (PMEU) to initiate project review and evaluation processes, and supports the conduct of such exercises under the overall management of the task manager as designated by PMEU.
  • Ensures implementation of gender equality accountability framework and Gender equality Results Based management at project level i.e. performance management, gender marker assignment in web-based system ATLAS, reporting, etc.

Create and nurture strategic partnerships and support to the implementation of resource mobilization

  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with the relevant public and development partners who are the principal counterparts for the project;
  • Initiates and maintains partnerships with development partners, government institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of project results;
  • Builds project reputation for quality design, reliable delivery as well as integrity and accountability;
  • Identifies and works with key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors;
  • Identifies opportunities for mobilizing resources for the project, and prepares substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation; and
  • In coordination with UNDP’s Communication unit and other relevant counterpart communications department, strengthens the communication of the project in order to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and to facilitate resource mobilization for the project.

Facilitate knowledge building and management for and from the project implementation.

  • Regularly provides news articles about PAGE activities in Indonesia for the global PAGE website
  • Supports PAGE communication and outreach at the national level
  • Identifies best practices and lessons learnt from the project and from other initiatives that can be helpful to the project in achieving its goals and objectives;
  • Organizes and delivers trainings for the operations/project staff on project/programme management issues;
  • Conducts internal capacity building training for project staff to facilitate appropriate management and timely delivery of project outputs, including in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
  • Identifies policy issues for codification and sharing;
  • Leads in generating knowledge products such as best practices and lessons learnt for knowledge sharing; and
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Strong leadership and managerial skill with track records of management roles in a team of multi-diversity background;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member, including Ability to transfer knowledge and motivate people and to build relationships with colleagues, partners, beneficiaries, government authorities, donor organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Informed and transparent decision making
  • Conflict resolving skills to manage gender barriers and gender blind behaviors within the project and with partners
  • Communication skills to exchange information, and key ideas in a manner that engages the audience and helps others to understand and retain messages about gender equality and parity
  • Team and partnership building: Working in teams and empowering project staff to create an enabling gender equality environment on non-hierarchical bases.
  • Development and operational effectiveness: Effective leadership and process management for gender equality (team work, goal setting, time management, priority setting, meeting management, etc)

Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

Preparing information for advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
  • Advocacy skills to promote gender equality approaches, to achieve the UNDP Gender Equality agenda or national gender equality agenda with internal and external partners

Results-Based Programme Development and Management

Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
  • Excellent written communication and analytical skill to synergize project financial delivery and support internal capacity;
  • Promotes gender equality accountability framework and Gender equality Results Based management

Building Strategic Partnerships

Maintaining a network of contacts

  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

Enhancing processes or products

  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches

Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)

Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies

  • Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
  • Develops a database of project profiles. Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Basic research and analysis

  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches
  • Promotes organizational learning and knowledge sharing in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  • Strong aptitude on public administration and management of development project in the public sector;
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
  • Theoretical and/or practical knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in development programming

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals

Preparing information for global advocacy

  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate
  • Effective leadership and coordination of management for gender equality results based on team work, gender focal team setting, goal setting including development of gender action plan, effective work share, horizontal and reciprocal relationship

Client Orientation

Establishing effective client relationships

  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking members of national and local institutions, government and non-government.
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in Environment, Climate Change, Economics, Development, Engineering, Public Policy, Business or equivalent relevant field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant working experience.
  • Minimum three years of working experience in project management of green economy and climate change related areas such as energy and resource efficiency, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, forest management, biodiversity conservation, etc.
  • Proven track record of engagement with Government of Indonesia in development of system dynamic models for various sectors.
  • Previous experience of directly working with the Government of Indonesia and/or UN agencies is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a necessity;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian is required.

Other Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge and experience in project management are essential and ability to write high quality reports.
  • Excellent inter-personal and team building skills.
  • Full time availability for project management duties is essential.
  • Familiar with Government and UNDP procedures is desirable
  • Up-to-date computer skills required.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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