Climate Security Consultant

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Marshall Islands
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 16 Feb 2021

Objective: Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, the direct supervision of the Head of Sub-Office in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and in coordination with the Climate Change Directorate and the Peace Building Fund (PBF) team, the successful candidate will be responsible for implementing programme activities, coordinating with local stakeholders, developing programme Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials tailored to the local context, facilitating community events and trainings, and overseeing community outreach programs on climate security and overall project monitoring and evaluation. The specialist will work closely with stakeholders to further refine these activities through ongoing consultations and manage a call for small grants to support involvement of civil society organizations/community-based organizations (CSO/CBOs) in designing and implementation of the interventions. Core Functions / Responsibilities: 3. Tasks to be performed under this contract are as follows: A. Support implementation of project activities as outlined in the Project document. 1. Facilitate planning and development of PBF Annual Workplans (AWP) and identify Annual Project Targets in accordance to the Project document in close coordination with the Government and other Project Stakeholders 2. Identify areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned. 3. Support the Head of Sub-office and Project Management team in Majuro with organizing Project Board Meeting twice a year that includes the preparation and the timely distribution of Project Board Papers. 4. Facilitate the establishment of a monitoring system for all project activities 5. Discuss and identify solutions to address issues/challenges during the duration of the project that have potential to impact project implementation, effectiveness, financial soundness and reputation. B. Ensure the day to day management of the operation aspect of the Project. Page 2 / 5 1. Support the Head of the Sub-office in carrying out the following from the country level: • Annual Work Planning • Annual Budgeting • Budget Revisions • Procurement of Good and Services • Monitoring of Project Budget and Expenditure • Contractual Management • Quarterly progress reports (narrative/financial) • Annual Progress Reports 2. Support the financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, and developments of solutions. Participate in audit of projects. 3. Responsible for the collection of technical, political, social and operational management situations on the ground that can affect the project implementation to assist in carrying out risk assessment. 4. Assist with the development and implementation of communication activities in close collaboration with the Government, IOM and UNDP project implementation team. 5. Ensure all project activities are implemented in a timely manner including the following: • Design and reach agreement on country specific collaborative arrangements for PBF to support ongoing inclusive dialogue and decision-making processes. • Undertake inclusive dialogue and outreach in the focus countries to bring together viewpoints of all relevant stakeholders. • Strengthen the capacity of groups representing the interests and perspectives of vulnerable and marginalized people to effectively engage in the climate change security risk discourse. • Pilot/implement one initiative that addresses an identified climate security priority at country and/or the community level. • Develop deep dive assessments on at least one climate fragility issues of direct relevance to climate related tensions and inclusive approaches. • Convene at least one regional dialogues on climate fragility issues with a focus on issues most relevant to Atoll Nations. 6. Provide technical assistance and support on the development of the National Adaptation plan. C. Ensure provision of top-quality technical device to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results: 1. Identification and compilation of sources of information related to policy-driven issues and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt that are directly linked to programme country policy goals. 2. Provide input required towards the development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners. 3. Ensure capturing and dissemination of lessons learnt during the project implementation and coordinates with the Head of Sub-office and UNDP. 4. Participate in site visits to capture project progress on the ground. 5. Travel as necessary in order to participate in monitoring visits and for training purposes at the request and approval of the Program Manager and the Chief of Mission. 6. Perform such other duties as may be assigned. D. Support establishment of strategic partnerships for the Project success, and the implementation of the resource mobilization strategies for project continuity and expansion:

Under the leadership of the Head of Sub-office, and in coordination with the Program Support Unit in the Mission, build partnership with the country based UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas relating to the Project and, based on country needs and priorities. 2. Ensures coordination and partnerships with other related projects underway in the Marshall Islands and at the regional level through frequent meetings and exchange of information both internally within IOM and externally with other partners. E. Work in compliance of IOM’s policies and procedures including prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse and promotion of a respectful work environment. 4. Tangible and measurable output of the work assignment. • Provide technical advice to the CCD office and IOM Programme Manager and Sr Programme Assistant on climate security and national adaptation planning. • Provide Secretariat support to the Chair of the National Adaptation Working Group, under the CCD. • Support the scheduling and secretariat function of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) working group meetings on a monthly basis. • As requested, attend the Til e Tile eo Committee meetings, NAP technical team meetings and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)-P meetings as required to represent IOM and the PBF project. • Lead the design of the PBF inclusive dialogue methodology in coordination with the Programme Manager and the NAP working group (end of 4th quarter of the project). • Coordinate the logistics of implementing at least 4 inclusive dialogues reaching 200 individuals (end of 6th quarter of project). • Strengthen the capacity of groups representing interests and perspectives of vulnerable and marginalized people to effectively engage in the climate change security risk discourse (end of 5th quarter of the project). • Establish criteria and an inclusive process for selection of communities to pilot one initiative that addresses an identified climate security priority at the community level (end of 4th quarter of the project). • In coordination with the PCCMHS Programme Manager in Suva, Fiji and the Programme Manager for PBF, support the development of a deep dive assessment on at least one climate fragility issue of direct relevance to climate related tensions and inclusive approaches at a regional level (end of 5th quarter of the project). • Support the PCCMHS Programme Manager in Suva, Fiji and the Programme Manager to convene at least one regional dialogue on climate fragility issues with a focus on issues most relevant to Atoll Nations (end of 5th quarter of the project). • Monthly updates to Programme Manager to be shared to be utilized for payment and project monitoring and evaluation purposes. 5. Realistic delivery dates and details as to how the work must be delivered. • Tasks to be performed on a monthly basis in close coordination with IOM Marshalls Islands Head of Suboffice according to the agreed workplan. 6. Performance indicators for evaluation of results (value of services rendered in relation to their cost). Satisfactory completion of Tasks specified in the TOR based on supervisor’s performance evaluation • Planning, organization, and timeliness for managing and delivering outputs. • Quality of data and information collected and analysed, quality of reports. Required Qualifications and Experience Education: Master’s and/or PhD degree in Social Science, Environmental Science, Disaster Risk Management, International Development, Political Science, Policy Studies, Climate Change, and/or other relevant discipline preferably with a specialization in Climate Change management; or University degree in the above fields with five years of practical experience in the relevant field of studies. Experience: a. Expereince in the field of climate change, crisis studies and management, sustainable development. b. Thorough understanding of climate change management system c. Strong communication skills, and ability to liaise with various stakeholders, including government officials d. Experience in working with relevant government authorities, governmental and non-governmental institutions supporting climate change and in the specific area of intervention. e. Demonstrated ability to write high quality, methodologically sound, analytical papers in English. Knowledge of Marshallese is an asset. f. Be willing to undertake in-country travel related to the assignment. Languages Fluency in English; knowledge of multiple languages (especially Marshallese) advantageous. Required Competencies Values • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible. • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct. • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges. Core Competencies – behavioural indicators • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results. • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes. • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate. • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work. • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way. Others Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to HRmicronesia@iom.int indicating position applied on subject line by Tuesday 16 February 2021. In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line CFA MH 2021_003 - Climate Security Consultant. All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV). Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Posting period:

From 27.01.2021 to 16.02.2021



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