|Overview : |
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as Global Environment Facility (GEF) implementing agency, is providing support to the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology, Solomon Islands Government, rolling out the Safeguarding Solomon Islands endemic and globally threatened biodiversity and ecosystem services from key threats, particularly invasive alien species , and unsustainable land management practices(SAFE Project) ,Project Planning Grant Initiation. The objective of the GEF PPG is to develop the project concept into a full project: Safeguarding Solomon Islands endemic and globally threatened biodiversity and ecosystem services from key threats, particularly invasive alien species and unsustainable land use practices (SAFE project), and is aiming to safeguard Solomon Islands indigenous species and ecosystems from invasive alien species, land degradation, unsustainable resource use and climate-induced risks through effective government enabling and capacity, community participation and resilient blue/green livelihoods. A national consultant is required to lead the team at the national level and on site demonstration landscapes/seascapes with regards to safeguards and gender mainstreaming aspects of the project document development/PPG process.
The National Safeguards and Gender Specialist will work closely with the PPG team leader and other PPG consultants in the completion of the ProDoc/CEO Endorsement package. S/he will advise on safeguards and gender issues and develop mandatory project Annexes related to application of social and environmental safeguards and support adherence of project development to UNDP’s SESP and specific requirements, as appropriate. The consultant will be a safeguards expert with strong experience in gender and social inclusion and in-depth gender analysis at community level in Solomon Islands.
Under the overall coordination of the PPG Team leader, the consultant will participate in and support the entire PPG process, research, field visits, project development and the preparation of the ProDoc/GEF CEO Endorsement Request package, providing country-specific inputs and expertise relevant to community engagement, gender mainstreaming and safeguards. S/he will work closely with the International Safeguards Specialist (and all other members of the PPG team).
Title: National Consultant – National Safeguards and Gender Consultant
Contract Type: Individual Contractor
Contract Duration: 45 Working Days from March to December 2021
For full terms of references for this position, please contact Procurement Unit on Tel: 27446 or call into the United Nations Joint Presence Office, Ground Floor ANZ Haus Ranadi, Kukum Highway, Honiara
Applications must include a cover letter, current Curriculum Vitae with full recent contact details of three referees, confirmation of interest and availability form and a signed UNDP P-11 form.
All applications to be submitted by close of business, Monday 23rd February 2021 at 5:00 pm, Honiara time, either electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or addressed under confidential cover as follows:
National Consultant – National Safeguards and Gender Consultant
UN Joint Presence Office
Ground Floor, ANZ Haus Ranadi, Kukum Highway
PO Box 1954, Honaira, Solomon Islands
Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Additional information including the Post Profile, Confirmation of Interest and availability form and P-11 form is available from the UNDP website: pacific.undp.org/content/pacific/en/home/jobs.html or the UN Joint Presence Office, Ground Floor, ANZ Haus Ranadi, Kukum Highway, Honiara.