National Biodiversity Planning and Reporting Specialist

National Biodiversity Planning and Reporting Specialist

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Dili, East Timor

Duties and Responsibilities:

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT/SCOPE OF SERVICE:

The objective of this assignment is to developing of data layers for 6NR project technical package and approach necessitates new thinking about how to development a dynamic reporting framework and decision support system that builds the capacity of countries to facilitate dynamic monitoring, reporting, and decision making to ensure they can more efficiently and effectively undertake their national reporting obligations; and this project is to provide technical support to GEF-eligible Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in their work to develop a high quality, gender-responsive and data-driven sixth national report (6NR) that improves national decision-making processes for the implementation of NBSAPs; that reports on progress towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and informs both the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO5) and the Global Biodiversity Strategy of 2021 – 2030. The project employs an integrated approach, while tailoring activities to address the specific needs, challenges and priorities of the GoTL.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES:

Under the overall supervision of an International Program Manager (PM), the National Biodiversity Planning and Reporting Specialist’s responsibilities will be to:

Functions/Key Results Expected:

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Formulate knowledge products that support: the development of indicators; the use of scientifically sound data during NBSAP implementation and reporting; and assessments of progress in the achievement of national biodiversity targets;
  • Support and facilitate, as required, the development of training materials and delivery of training events specifically focused on the knowledge products that support the development of indicators, the use of scientifically sound data during NBSAP implementation and reporting, and assessments of progress in the achievement of national biodiversity targets;
  • Coordinate overall workflow, conduct research, and create content around emerging issues and programmatic needs specifically related to measuring the results of NBSAP implementation, as a contribution towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Support the Activities Coordinator and work with the Knowledge Management, E-learning and Technical Capacity Building Specialist to develop guidance for stakeholders on adopting best practices related to the scientifically sound data during NBSAP implementation and reporting;
  • Participates and substantively supports other team members in the coordination of efforts to support countries during early NBSAP implementation and reporting and provide substantive inputs if necessary;
  • Critically assesses approaches and develops processes that improve the value of NBSAPs during implementation, adopting best practices related to the use of data.

Competencies:

INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS:

  • The selected consultant will work under Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for the 6th National Report to CBD under the Sustainable Development Unit. The consultant should use his/her own computer/laptop for the assignment, the office will provide access to internet to facilitate communication. Other logistical costs (local transport, communication, logging, etc. must be included as part of the financial proposal of the consultant).

DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT:

  • The assignment will be for a period of 60 effective working days between March 2019 to June 2019.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

  • Bachelors’ degree in environmental management/sciences, sustainable development (such as water/energy/food), international relations, development studies, social/political sciences and/or other relevant field for biodiversity planning.

Experience:

  • At least two years of working experience in project and knowledge management in issues of environmental management and/or related areas; At least two years of experience working to support the engagement of stakeholders in issues of environmental management;
  • Experience developing and using indicators and other metrics to measure conservation or project success;
  • Experience working with governments is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and national language of the duty station.

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