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Environment Expert

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
4
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad and three provincial offices (Sindh, Punjab and KPK)
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
16 March, 2011
Last Date to apply:
20 March, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Minimum five years experience in the areas of environment/ natural resources management with a reputable organization in the development sectors

Description:
 

TERMS OF REFERENCE

INTRODUCTION
Government of Pakistan declared an end to the emergency relief phase in the flood affected areas of Pakistan on 31st January 2011, with the exception of the areas of five districts that remain to be flooded.  This announcement also marked a full fledged transition from relief to Early Recovery (ER).  With a view to put in place a coordination mechanism for early recovery, an Early Recovery Working Group was launched on 7th March 2011 in Islamabad, putting forth the plans to form similar ERWG mechanisms at the provincial and district levels.  The ERWGs are co-chaired by the respective Disaster Management Authorities and UNDP, as the lead UN agency for Environment.  Under the arrangement, eight Sectoral Working Groups (SWGs) have been formed as components of the ERWG around the eight prioritised ER sectors including:  Agriculture and Food Security; Health; Public Health Engineering; Housing; Off-farm Livelihood; Community Physical Infrastructure; Governance, and, Education.  Additionally, four Thematic Groups (TGs) on Protection, Environment, Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction have been formed to ensure the mainstreaming of these themes across all the sectors.
Each TG is co-chaired by NDMA and the relevant UN agency.  The TGs are empowered to form internal sub-groups on secondary themes and technical working groups on emerging issues, but the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the functioning of the group would lie with the co-chairs of the TG.  Each UN agency co-chairing a TG will be providing dedicated support for TG coordination and Information Management.
JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the overall supervision of the Co-Chairs of the Environment Working Group the expert will support the TWG in performing the following functions:
• Carrying out a thematic analytical review of all the Sectoral Strategies and Programmes
• Formulate a work plan for the SWG’s timely input and develop guidelines for mainstreaming environment across each sector
• Mapping of the needs and capacities, projects, finances, funding sources, relevance and scope of all the actors working on the theme at various geographical levels
• Facilitate capacity building and advocacy programs for knowledge strengthening within the cross SWGs
• Identification of financial and geographical gaps in the various activities under the thematic area
• Put in place a system of timely and continual reporting on the progress of activities for effective monitoring and evaluation
• Establish a system of participatory decision making on the issues related to the theme
• Frame minimum standards, theme-specific guiding principles and technical specifications as well as a system of monitoring their compliance and applicability in close coordination with the local communities
• Document the salient lessons learnt in ER process as an input to preparation for possible future calamities, especially with regard to constraints in each geographical area and recording proactive methodologies
• Explore and implement options for creating inter-sectoral and inter-thematic harmony by working closely with other TG and SWG members active at the same geographical/ administrative  level

DELIVERABLES
1. Work Plan showing timelines for each activity and mile stones.
2. A scoping analysis showing details of all actors working on environment
3. Detailed gap analysis of the sector
4. Preparation and identification of implementing partners for capacity building for the members of the TWG
5. Preparation of standards to incorporate environment in the work being done by other SWGs and TWGs
6. Preparation of a lessons learnt document covering the TWG

 
DURATION
Three  months from March 2011 to July 2011


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeDevelopment or related subject

Skills
Must Title Level Description
Yes English Language and Report Writing Skills Never Used  English Language and Report Writing Skills