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The Energy & Environment Portfolio of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Papua New Guinea is gearing to ensure a coherent approach on environment sustainability across the 3 thematic areas on biodiversity conservation, climate change and disaster risk management. In this regard, UNDP is giving particular focus to pilot provinces where the Country Office aims to establish its presence, namely in the provinces of East and West New Britain and West New Britain. This new approach will reinforce coordination amongst the different development projects and facilitate the development and implementation of an integrated workplan at the provincial level. For this purpose, UNDP is recruiting three Provincial Focal Points to be based in the above-mentioned provinces. The Provincial Focal Points will play a significant role towards the achievement of common results for UNDP PNG. They will be the main coordinators and liaison officers for UNDP’s Energy & Environment Portfolio to support UNDP’s engagement with national and provincial authorities.
The Provincial Focal Points will ensure UNDP coherence and implementation of the following projects, namely the GEF4 Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) REDD+ Readiness Project (Phase II), and the Strengthened Disaster Risk Management in PNG.
Under the overall guidance of the Head of the Environment Portfolio, the West New Britain Provincial Focal Point will, on day-to-day basis, work closely with the three CTAs and relevant programme teams. They will have technical and functional reporting lines to the three CTAs. Annual Evaluations of the West New Britain Provincial Focal Point will be put together based on the inputs from the CTAs.