Capacity Building Officer for Environmental Governance (four retainer positions), Multiple positions

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5109/27179
Department/office ECR, RSMCO, Serbia
Duty station Home based
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration Up to 35 working days per position within the twelve months
Application period 12-Dec-2023 to 03-Jan-2024

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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The Joint UN Programme PRO-Local Governance for People and Nature  (“PRO Programme”) is designed to contribute to improving the well-being and quality of life of citizens through improved local governance, social inclusion and environmental protection in 99 cities and municipalities from Šumadija and Western Serbia and Southern and Eastern Serbia, which are eligible for the Programme support. The Joint UN Programme is implemented by the United Nations Serbia agencies - UNOPS, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNEP, in cooperation with the Government of Serbia and with the financial support of the Government of Switzerland. The Swiss Government has allocated USD 9.4 million to fund the Programme which will be implemented over a period of 48 months. 

To achieve the Programme’s Objective, the intervention will focus on three key Pillars and Outcomes: 

  1. Pillar Good Governance, Outcome 1: Local self-governments (LSGs) improve capacities and apply good governance principles in practice;
  2. Pillar Social Inclusion, Outcome 2: LSGs and other relevant local actors improve capacities and develop evidence-based local social protection policies;
  3. Pillar Environmental Governance, Outcome 3: LSGs improve capacities and apply environmental governance processes in practice. 

The key stakeholders, but also direct users of support at the local level, will be local governments (cities and municipalities), including their administrations/staff, organisations, and local institutions (Centres for Social Work - CSWs, Primary Health Centres - PHCs, pre-school institutions and schools), local Civil Society Organisations – CSOs. The final users of support will be the citizens from participating LSGs from the Region of Šumadija and Western Serbia, and the Region of Southern and Eastern Serbia.

All Programme activities will be undertaken in partnership with the Government of Serbia, especially the Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Governments (MPALSG), the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs (MLEVSA), the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), and the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM).

The Programme will coordinate its activities with the key line-national-level institutions, while observing the national strategies, laws and relevant development documents, which will contribute to sustainability, ensure national ownership and develop national capacities.

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