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Young Professional Officer-Environment

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
19 December, 2003
Last Date to apply:
31 December, 2003
Experience in years
2 to 4

BACKGROUND The Environment Portfolio of UNDP-Pakistan includes projects that fall in the purview of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Recently, UNDP-Pakistan has also moved beyond GEF, and is currently providing support to the Government of Pakistan for the implementation of National Environmental Action Plan (NEAP). UNDP-Pakistan is also playing leading role in environmental donors coordination groups and is assisting the Government of Pakistan in building partnerships with the private sector. The Environment Unit of UNDP-Pakistan requires the services of a young professional to provide support in specific and general tasks related to management of the Environment Programme. SCOPE OF WORK Under the supervision of the Environment Unit Chief and in close coordination with the other members of the Unit, the Young Professional will be responsible for the following tasks: Provision of specific inputs and support to the Unit Chief in administering and managing the facilitation of NEAP-SP, largely involving extensive coordination with diverse partners. Actively liaise with, and foster collaboration with, multilateral and bilateral donor agencies with a view to exploring opportunities for mobilizing co-financing support; assist the Unit Chief in donor coordination activities and donor coordination groupís meetings. Prepare advocacy material and state-of-the-art presentation material on GEF and environmental activities, and continuous updating of the same from time-to-time. Maintain, process and analyze data and information on the environment sector, with specific reference to Pakistan, through extensive use of information technology; document and disseminate best practices; this would involve regular communication with international organizations, donors, civil society partners, other UNDP COs, UNDP SURF, etc. Assist in coordinating the environment unitís input in the preparation of the Results Oriented Annual Report (ROAR), with specific reference to UNDPís Strategic Results Framework in the environment theme. When required, assist in backstopping other activities of the Unit, and performing any other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor, mainly focused on projects under implementation. EXPERIENCE: Recently completed their Post Graduate Degree and may have 1 or 2 years of relevant work experience. Applicant must be under 32 years of age as of January of the selection year. The eligibility requirement for selection to a Young Professional Programme is based on excellent academic qualifications, personal preferences and UNDPís staffing needs. The duration of assignment is for a period of 11 months

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeA post-graduate degree from an international accredited institution in environment & development related discipline or graduation with distinction in the field of engineering or economics/development studies

Must Title Level Description
YesLanguage Excellent  Fluency in English Speaking and writing proficiently in Urdu is desirable.