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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia Tsehay Insurance JOB REQUIREMENTSQualification: BA/BSC Degree in management, accounting, economics, computer science or related field.Work Experience:2 years of relevant experiencePlace of Work : Bahirdar BranchHOW TO APPLYInterested applicants, who fulfill the minimum requirements, can send their non-returnable application with CV and copies of relevant documents within 7 working days from the first date of this announcement to:Tsehay Insurance S.C.Manager, HR & Property AdministrationP.O.Box 56144Addis Ababa

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Regional Team Leader

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

The Regional Team Leader for Environment, Energy, and Climate Change will coordinate and work closely with regional hub management, liaising across the RTAs and desk officers, to promote policy and programme development and implementation that focuses on integrated work and innovative and scalable solutions across UNDP’s biodiversity and ecosystems, water and oceans, climate change, energy, chemicals, and green/circular economy portfolio integrated with other areas of work of UNDP in the People, Planet, Partnerships, Peace and Prosperity thematic areas. The role of the Regional Team Leader is to provide strategic and technical leadership to guide the policy and programming support to country offices across technical areas in an integrated manner. S/he will promote cross-unit collaboration within the Regional Service Centre for Africa and globally as part of UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) to ensure integrated, holistic support to countries to tackle environmental, climate change, and energy-related challenges as a means to achieving the SDGs. The Regional Team Leader will matrix manage with global Principal and/or Senior Technical Advisors a team of RTAs/RTSs, policy and programme advisors/specialists, programme assistants, and administration staff to ensure that high quality technical guidance and support is delivered to policy and project development, implementation support and risk management. This includes support provided through UNDP country offices, and with other UN agencies, governments, inter-governmental organizations, NGO’s, and donors.

 

 The Regional Team Leader is also responsible for providing detailed knowledge related to sources of funds for environment, energy and climate work in the region, and assisting partners to obtain, use, and report on such funding, including Sida.  Currently, UNDP serves as an Implementing/Accredited Agency for a number of Environmental Vertical Funds: the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEFTF), Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Adaptation Fund (AF). UNDP also works with various bilateral, multilateral, and sub-national donors and partners including governments, NGOs, and the private sector.

 

The Regional Team Leader is expected to travel frequently. The Regional Team Leader position is rotational and may be periodically redeployed, in accordance with capability, consent, and due process, to a different regional hub or HQ as needed. The Regional Team Leader position reports to the Executive Coordinator, GEF/Head, Natural Capital and the Environment, Energy and Climate Change in BPPS, with secondary reporting to the Regional Hub Manager.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

With the responsibility of overseeing, coordinating and integrating a portfolio of more than $900M on environment, energy and climate change, the role of the Regional Team Leader for Environment, Energy, and Climate Change is to:

 

Provide leadership, technical guidance and team management;

Develop and advocate innovative policy and financial mechanisms;

Identify, lead and direct the development of cutting edge strategic programmes, projects and activities, and mobilize resources and partnerships in support of these;

Produce and communicate development impacts and results for country partners; and

Facilitate effective learning and management of knowledge.

 The key results expected from the Regional Team Leader for Environment, Energy, and Climate Change are:

 

  1. Leadership, Management and Coordination (30%)

 

Provide technical guidance to UNDP’s environment, energy, and climate portfolio, and matrix manage a regional team of Regional Technical Advisors and Specialists and Programme Associates and consultants as necessary. The Regional Team Leader also represents UNDP in regional and national fora, liaises with external clients and a broad range of constituencies and UNDP counterparts in government, local and international media, other international organizations, and in civil society. The Regional Team Leader promotes good cooperation and coordination among all technical programme and operations staff and between the various units of UNDP under the GPN, as well as external parties. Within the Regional Service Center, the Regional Team Leader coordinates the technical support to and integration of environment, energy and climate change into the RBA Regional Programme, through cordinated annual workplanning and reporting. He/she will also coordinate monitoring and reporting to RBA on the implementation of the Natural Resource Governance, Affordable and Sustainanble Energy and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Impact Areas of the UNDP Strategic Offer to Africa.

 

Key Results:  UNDP is widely recognized for the high quality of its programmes on environment, energy, and climate change  in development. All UNDP environment, energy and climate change work is on the cutting edge of current knowledge and thinking and contributes to country priorities on environment, energy, and climate change in ways that advance sustainable development and poverty eradication  and accelerate progress on the SDGs in line with UNDP’s Strategic Plan.

 

  1. Policy Development, Dialogue and Advocacy (20%)

 

Respond to country office requests for policy support on environment, energy and climate change, with UNDP’s direct partners, and as a contribution to global debates on environment, climate change, and energy. This includes contributing to the development of complex policy positions at the interface of scientific knowledge and social, political and economic feasibility, wide ranging consultation with key players, the development of partnerships around positions and initiatives, and dialogue and advocacy.

 

Key Results:  UNDP is widely recognized for its ability to drive change and innovation in global, regional, and national level discourse on environment, energy and climate change and resultant policy making, and for its ability to fully integrate and leverage its environment portfolio towards progress on the SDGs overall.

 

  1. Programme Development and Resource Mobilization (10%)

 

Lead and direct the development  of programmes, projects and other initiatives in consultation with, and in support of, PTAs. Identify funding and scaling sources and opportunities, as well as new and cutting-edge partnerships.  Negotiate funding and partnerships, including with the private sector, development banks and other development finance institutions. Identify, develop and roll-out of new business opportunities, business lines, and self-funding environment, energy and climate change service facilities.

 

Key Results:  Continued growth in the quality, scope, impact and influence of the UNDP environment, energy and climate change programme.

 

  1. Delivery of Results and Impacts (30%)

 

Effective delivery of results and impacts through high quality strategic guidance, implementation support and risk management, including technical support, monitoring, risk mitigation, troubleshooting, evaluation, reporting, and dissemination of results and impacts. Support RTAs by working with desk officers, country office management, and regional hub management to accelerate implementation, including by identifying solutions for augmented implementation support.

 

Key Results:  UNDP widely recognized for its ability to efficiently deliver timely and responsive high quality, strategic, cutting-edge, results and impacts, including for its Climate Promise and the UNDP Strategic Offer to Africa (Africa Promise) in close coordination with the RBA Regional Programme.

 

  1. Knowledge, Lessons and Tools Development (10%)

 

Analysis and synthesis of data, information, results and knowledge into papers, lessons, guidelines, methodologies, programming kits, training, and other new tools and codified knowledge products.

 

Key Results:  UNDP widely recognized as a source of cutting-edge tools, knowledge and information on environment, energy and climate change in development.

 

 

Competencies

Core

 

Innovation

 

Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division

Leadership

 

Ability to persuade others to follow.

Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver

People Management

 

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity

Communication

 

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.

Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen

Delivery

 

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.

Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services

 

 

Technical/Functional

 

Biodiversity and Eco-systems Management

 

Knowledge of conservation, sustainable use and access and benefit sharing of biodiversity, land, forests and oceans and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Climate Change (General)

 

Knowledge of climate change Including climate change international regime) and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Climate and Energy Financing

 

Knowledge of climate finance concepts and instruments, as well as market-based energy financing, and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Sustainable and Renewable Energy

 

Knowledge of sustainable consumption and production patterns and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Strategic Planning         

 

Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Resource Mobilization

 

Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources.

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Advocacy and Representation

 

Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues).

Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Knowledge Management

 

Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.

Integrate & Empower:Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Collaboration and Partnership

 

Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (programmes/projects) or outside the organization and across a wide range of disciplines who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP.

Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education:       

 

Master’s Degree (or higher) Environmental Economics, Finance, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Management or other closely related field, ideally with a focus on biodiversity, water, oceans, renewable energy, and/or climate change mitigation and/or adaptation.

Experience:     

 

At least 10 years of progressively responsible relevant leadership in the fields of environment (biodiversity, water/oceans, energy, climate change mitigation/adaptation, and/or climate finance), strategic management, business development;

At least 7 years’ work experience with development-related organizations (especially multilateral development banks) and private sector;

Extensive experience with programme and project development, integrated planning and analysis, implementation, and management;

Experience in business systems, human resources management and budgeting;

Proven track record of resource mobilization experience;

Experience programming with the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund at the global level or similar bilateral and multilateral funding sources;

Experience in the policy development processes associated with integrated environment and sustainable development issues;

Working experience in an international organization is an advantage as is knowledge of UNDP policies, procedures and practices.

Language Requirements:

 

Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills;

Competency in other UN languages is an asset.



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