Capacity Development Support Specialist (NPSA10)


Background������UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.������UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.������The Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project (TCAP), financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), was approved in June 2016 and the project implementation commenced in September 2017. The objective of the project is to enhance coastal resilience in Tuvalu by implementing a robust strategy of coastal measures in three of the country���������s nine islands and by building institutional and community-level capacities to prepare for the impact of increasingly intensive wave actions in the country.������Currently, astal protection is shared across the Department of Lands and Survey (DLS), Public Works Department (PWD), Department of Environment (DoE) and the Climate Change Department (CCD). Generally, the role of DLS technical staff is monitoring and assessment; PWD is responsible for preliminary design of coastal interventions; and DoE is responsible for overseeing the environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) process; and CCD is mandated to coordinate all climate actions within the Government. Yet, the technical capacities within these departments are limited and effective monitoring of coastal dynamics, implementation of appropriate coastal management regimes or the design of locally relevant coastal resilience building measures is largely absent.������TCAP Output 1 of the project will improve the enabling environment for reducing coastal vulnerability in the country. One of the activities under this Output was designed specifically to help the Government of Tuvalu overcome the barrier described earlier and he same time strengthen technical capacity, knowledge and awareness among relevant government departments for monitoring, protection and maintenance of coastal protection infrastructure.������An anticipated outcome that emerges from the achievement of Output 1 is that the technical departments possess a sufficient level of technical expertise to monitor and assess high-risk coastlines and possible causes of climate and/or non-climate risks and identify practical coastal protection solutions.������Additionally, Output 3 goal is to improve island- level financing mechanisms for adaptation actions through improvement of an adaptation planning and budgeting process and strengthening of iterative monitoring of adaptation actions. There are two activities involved: i) AII ISPs and annual budgets integrate island- specific climate risks through gender-sensitive, participatory processes; and ii) Capacity of Kaupules, Falekaupules and community members are strengthened for monitoring coastal adaptation investments. Alactivities are concerned with capacity building.������In this regard, the position will assist the TCAP Project Management Unit (PMU) in overseeing the capacity������ development training of officers from the government partners (CCD, DLS, PWD, DLG and DoE) as well as the Kaupule elected officials and administrative staff. Part of the capacity building initiative will focus on the Falekaupule leadership which is an essential aspect of the strategy, and community capacities to monitor, evaluate and communicate results and impacts of coastal protection adaptation investments enhanced.������The recent project activity-based work plan developed for 2021 has identified detailed activities related to capacity development (i) in partnership with SPC and/or Departments or (ii) directly engaging with communities and their leaders and supporting project island community facilitators. These activities require a full-time consultant to supervise the subcontracted training activities and provide direct assistance to projedevelopment programmes as detailed below and in the recent activity-based Annual Work Plan for 2021.������Objectives:To support the implementation of the capacity needs activities recommended by the project capacity needs strategy- particularly towards the GoT Climate Change Department (CCD), Department of Lands and Survey (DLS), Public Works Department (PWD), Department of Environment (DoE) and Department of Local Government (DLG); and to assist in liaising with these Departments on training related matters;To assist all the TCAP capacity development activities, in particular those related to Output 3 to strengthen capacity of Kaupules, Falekaupules and community members for monitoring coastal adaptation investments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be working with the Project Managers based at the TCAP Office in Funafuti, Tuvalu.������Supervision will be given by the International and National Project Managers, Gender specialist, Safeguard specialist.������Collaboration will be expther PMU officers for Safeguards, M&E, Communication and Gender.The function will be required to perform the following tasks and supervise the following deliverables across all project outputs and activities:Facilitate all TCAP capacity development activities;Support the capacity development of Kaupules in partnership with DLG;Support capacity building component on island monitoring of coastal adaptation TCAP investments;Capacity building support to the TCAP Island Community Facilitators in Nanumea and Nanumaga;Facilitate all TCAP staff gender activities and training;Any other duties as reasonably requested by the Project ManagersThe expected outputs of the position are:Facilitate all TCAP capacity development activities:Facilitate and monitor/report all capacity building activities undertaken by TCAP and external partners, particularly SPC (Output 1) and DLG (Output 3);Monitor TCAP scholarships programme and results;Review and report on CCA integration into the GoT primary schools��������� curriculum conductlemented by others;Facilitate project staff (current and new positions including island community facilitators) with annual online trainings or internal clinics in gender mainstreaming and gender data disaggregation (for studies, assessments, designs, and monitoring).Support the capacity development of Kaupules in partnership with DLG:Facilitate DLG in the preparation and the organization of their ���������Training of the Trainers��������� workshops related to CCA and ISPs, and in the preparation of their plans of action to outreach training contents and methods to all Kaupule members;Facilitate DLG for their compiling and analyzing of ISPs and annual budgets;Facilitate DLG for their review of the ISP development SOPs;Facilitate DLG in the analysis of women���������s distinctive role in island decision/making;Report on all above activities.Support the capacity building on monitoring of project coastal adaptation investment:Work with DLG the Nanumea and Nanumaga community/Kaupule awareness on monitoring and ma the TCAP coastal investments;Facilitate the ToT ���������Participatory Video���������. o Support and facilitate the ���������Participatory Video��������� and the ���������Community Scorecards��������� capacity building effort in Nanumea and Nanumaga;Report on all above activities.Capacity building support to the TCAP Island Community Facilitators in N&N:Mentor the Facilitators and provide them with capacity building support, including Gender mainstreaming;Provide reporting support to the Facilitators.ReportingThe position is expected to provide support and to deliver and implement the above Scope of Work which includes the following reports:On all training activities organized, especially with respect the preparation and delivery of the Training of the Trainers (ToT) on:������Integrated Kaupule Planning and Reporting Framework;������Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Kaupule Plans;Community Scorecard methodology;������Participatory videos, etc.Monthly activity reports;Contribution to Annual Pspecially in the areas of capacity development, trainings, stakeholders��������� engagement and implementation of the gender strategy;End of the contract report (for integration into the project terminal review).
Leadership – Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others;Innovation – Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully;People Management – Models independent thinking and action;Communication & Relationship Management – Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis;Delivery – Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services;Demonstrated experience in providing demand-driven trainings to partners related to organizational capacitation;Demonstrated experience in ability to engage with local partners in a participatory manner, enabling them to lead their own capacity development process;Strong communication, programme management and organizational skills;Strong interpersonal and communication skills;Strong analytical, reportd writing abilities skills;Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;Comprehensiveness knowledge of training and teaching;Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet;Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;Positive, constructive attitude to work;Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor���������s or Master���������s degree in coastal management, environmental management, marine sciences, geography or other related field;
Master’s degree������with 5 years or Bachelor’s with 7 years of works experience in the related field of people development or training;Experience in delivering customized technical and organizational capacity development-related activities for local partners;Experience in working closeltners to ensure adequate capacity is built in the delivery of projects based on the donors��������� requirements;Experience in providing technical direction in activity planning for all capacity development components related to the project.
Language requirement:������Tuvaluan and English
Duty is station is TCAP office in Funafuti, Tuvalu, with expected frequent travel to the outer islands, in particular Nanumea and

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