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UNDP Programme Specialist – Climate and Security Risk – Liptako Gourma Authority 2024 || Apply Now

UNDP Programme Specialist – Climate and Security Risk – Liptako Gourma Authority 2024 || Apply Now

Country: Burkina Faso
City: Ouagadougou
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UNDP Programme Specialist – Climate and Security Risk – Liptako Gourma Authority 2024 || Apply Now

As a member of the CPPRI and Stabilization Team – Liptako Gourma Authority, the 2024 Programme Specialist – Climate and Security Risk will provide technical guidance on climate, environment, peace, and security. They will collaborate with the Crisis Bureau, Regional Bureau for Africa, and UNDP’s Global Policy Network, particularly NCE, Regional Hubs, Country Offices, and Global Policy Centers. They will support the development of approaches, products, and tools for responsive, accountable institutions to aid UNDP Country Offices. Reporting to the Stabilization Advisor and Team Leader – Climate Security Risk, they will work closely with UNDP Country Offices, Regional Hubs, and the CSM.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Focus on understanding climate security-related issues in the region and providing advisory to LGA through the UNDP Secretariat 
  • Enhance the capacity of the LGA to address climate security in stabilization efforts in the region through the platforms provided by the LGA;
  • Work in close coordination with the LGA to support their efforts in establishing a clear position on climate security, articulating linkages to global debates, including the Climate Security Mechanism, relevant Security Council Resolutions, and others as appropriate, while making use of and localizing the UN Climate Security Mechanism Toolbox and conceptual approach;
  • Provide strategic policy advice and analysis on climate security to the Liptako Gourma countries, and regional hubs;
  • Provide oversight on mainstreaming climate security approaches into national and local policy, strategy, and planning processes of the Liptako Gourma region countries;
2. Facilitate LGA’s partnerships and programming on climate security Lead the climate security thematic area and:
  • Act as a focal point between the LGA and other partners to establish synergies and enhance interlinkages between the outputs of those organizations on climate security;
  • Coordinate the organization of specific policy dialogues and other Member-States driven events through the LGA platforms to ensure they are informed by ongoing regional research and other initiatives that address the climate security nexus in the region;
  • Facilitate the identification of potential programmatic entry points that can be considered by different actors to support the LGA and its Member States’ strengthen climate security initiatives at the country level;
3. Advise the LGA’s resource mobilization efforts on climate security 
  • Analyzes trends and identifies opportunities for resource mobilization in the region, conducts donor mapping and contributes to resource mobilization strategies and ensures alignment with corporate and regional goals
  • Faciliatesthe preparation and submission of concept notes and project proposals on climate security and advises on regional and country pipelines;
  • Ensures compliance with partner’s requirements, including monitoring, narrative and financial reporting, and evaluation;
  • Prepares presentations, updates, and project briefs as per donor’s requirements;
  • Prepare reporting, monitoring and evaluation of climate security-related programmatic activities according to the donor’s requirements.
4. Contributes to UNDP and CSM’s knowledge management, advocacy, and communication 
  • Engages in cross-regional exchange of knowledge by collaborating with the Climate Security Mechanism, the P4 Climate and Security Risk Programme Specialist in Dakar, the Climate and Security Risk Policy Expert in the Lake Chad Basin Commission and policy teams in the Regional Hub;
  • Contribute to knowledge-based tools and guidance to help influence/advance policy dialogue in the thematic area and present such material at various fora;
  • Supports UNDP knowledge generation, lessons, innovations, policy developments, programmatic offers, and practice experiences on climate security in the Liptako Gourma region;
  • Contributes to drafts notes, background papers, talking points, speeches, and other correspondence for senior UN officials.

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Required Skills and Experience of Programme Specialist 2024

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in political science, conflict studies, political economy, climate, environment, or other related social sciences or
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.
  • Minimum 7 years (with Master´s degree) or 9 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in the areas of climate security, climate change, environment, conflict prevention and/or peacebuilding.
  • Experience working with the UN/UNDP and/or other international institutions on climate security, climate change, environment, conflict prevention and/or peacebuilding is required;
  • Experience in climate change, environment, conflict prevention and/or peacebuilding programmes in is desired;
  • Experience in conflict and political analysis, and strategy development required;
  • Programme design and management, and results monitoring experience within the United Nations system in climate security, climate change, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding will be considered an asset;
  • Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience, and track record of engagement with senior officials in the UN, government and external partners are desired.
Language Requirement:
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Fluency in French is required
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is a plus.
Note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline19 June,2024
CountryBurkina Faso
City Ouagadougou



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