Technical Specialist - Environment (Retainer)

Job categories Climate, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5516/27576
Department/office AR, SAMCO, Nepal
Duty station Kathmandu, Nepal
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-10
Duration Retainer - 12 months
Application period 21-Feb-2024 to 06-Mar-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.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has been supporting Nepal by implementing projects since 2007. It was established as a country office for Nepal in 2015 and operates under the South Asia Multi-Country Office (SAMCO), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The UNOPS Nepal Office has implemented Projects in all seven provinces of Nepal with key government partners; the Nepal Police (Ministry of Home Affairs), the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Ministry of Finance and Provincial/local Governments. Supporting Nepal’s development plan and the 2030 Agenda, the Nepal Office is implementing projects in post-earthquake reconstruction, security and justice, field monitoring and coordination, and in recent times– immediate health support to respond to the Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) crisis. Within the reconstruction portfolio, the Nepal Office provided socio-technical assistance to individual households, developed innovative approaches for retrofitting earthquake-damaged homes, and delivered services to the most vulnerable households, ensuring nobody is left behind.

In Nepal, environmental and climate change issues have become increasingly alarming as reflected in flooding, landslides, forest fires, deforestation, unregulated carbon emissions, unmanaged solid waste and wastewater disposal, encroachment of river basins, uncontrolled mining of rivers and quarries, haphazard urbanization, environmentally unfriendly infrastructure construction such as roads etc. There is a requirement for assessing the existing environment and climate change policy framework including the creation of new ones, capacity building, and addressing environmental and climate resilience concerns with the development of infrastructures in all tiers of government; federal, provincial and local.   

UNOPS wants to strengthen its environment and climate change portfolio through potential partnerships with the like minded organizations and the government with a qualified specialist who is able to assist the federal, provincial and local governments in Nepal in achieving the SDGs along with the country’s national and international obligations in areas of environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation as spelled out in its Nationally Determined Contributions II (NDC). 

The Incumbent will lead UNOPS Nepal activities related to climate change, enviro...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Education: A Master’s Degree preferably in climate sciences, env...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level:...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
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