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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Recruitment 2021

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has published new recruitment opportunities for 2021….See Full details below

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Available United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Application 2021 Positions & Details

Job Title: Forest Specialist

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

1. Policy advice

2. Partnership and resource mobilization

3. Portfolio management

1. Provide top-quality advisory and technical services in the areas of forestry, green commodities, and REDD+ (45%):

  • Provide timely and quality information and technical advice to the Government of Ghana on planning and implementation of nature-based solutions focusing on forestry, green commodities and REDD+.
  • Undertake relevant analyses and research, as required, and prepare knowledge materials to support UNDP’s forestry related initiatives, as well as other initiatives implemented by the Environment and Climate Cluster.
  • Contribute to the preparation of necessary briefings and update for UNDP’s effective participation in important meetings, workshops and relevant events.
  • Support UNDP’s efforts on advocacy and policy dialogue, including participation and contribution to policy driven researches and reviews.
  • Advise UNDP on relevant national and international developments on forestry and assist in identifying coordinated approaches.
  • Maintain close collaboration with the UNDP Climate and Forest Team and Green Commodities Programme to receive technical support as needed.
  • Contribute to global learning and knowledge exchange by documenting and disseminating lessons learned from activities of the forest and land use portfolio and disseminate widely through on-line platforms. Reflect on experiences/lessons from the global policy network for possible adaptation/replication to the Ghanaian context.
  • Enhance UNDP’s visibility and profile on forests and forestry.

2. Maintain and expand strategic partnerships and support resource mobilization in the areas of forestry, green commodities and REDD+ (30%):

  • Explore new areas of cooperation and identify opportunities for new initiatives on forests in line with UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022), the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership with Ghana (2018-2022), and UNDP’s Country Programme (2018-2022).
  • Provide technical support to the formulation of project proposals on forests and land use.
  • Strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders in the area of drivers of land use change, forests and integrated land use management.
  • Participate and contribute to development partners’ engagements with government on land, forests and agriculture including meetings and events.
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3. Support effective implementation of CO’s project portfolio on forests and land use (25%):

  • Manage portfolio assigned to her/him in line with UNDP’s Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide technical support to projects in close collaboration with the relevant implementing partner/responsible
  • party, ensuring implementation of coherent approaches across projects in the forest portfolio.
  • Support top quality planning (annual, and quarterly work-plans), reporting, monitoring and evaluation of assigned portfolio.
  • Effectively apply Result Based Management (RBM) tools, establishing management targets and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Support production of aggregate reports on activities, outputs and outcomes, including reports for donors as needed.
  • Support procurement of goods and services as needed.




Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them.


Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others.


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others


Ability to get things done while exercising good judgment

Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions.


Biodiversity and Eco[1]systems Management

Knowledge of conservation, sustainable use and access and benefit-sharing of biodiversity, land, forests and oceans and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for

innovation and continuous improvement in professional areas of expertise.

Forests and development

Knowledge of forestry and development and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in the professional area.

Green Economy / Green Commodities / Green Growth

Knowledge of Green Economy concept and green growth issues, including green commodities, supply chains, and poverty.

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Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in the professional area.How to ApplyInterested applicants should click here to apply.

Job Title: Project Management and Technical Officer


Summary of Key Functions:

1. Project management with technical assistance Support effective and timely implementation of the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project (and other projects as needed).

• Provide project management and technical support to the implementation of the Ghana Shea Landscape Emission Reductions Project and other projects assigned to him/her.
• Support the development of project work-plans that include all project activities and roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders and setting-out corresponding milestones.
• Monitor project activities and progress and support partners in ensuring that the agreed deliverables are produced satisfactorily according to plans. In doing so, effectively apply Result Based Management (RBM) tools.
• Provide technical and management support to partners to produce high-quality progress reports in line with UNDP and donor requirements.
• Support the management and monitoring of project risks, including social and environmental risks.
• Support completion of assessments required by UNDP, spot checks and audits.
• Support management of requests for the provision of UNDP financial resources.
• Support the capturing of lessons learned during project implementation.
• Support any review and evaluation processes for the project. ? Support procurement of goods and services (e.g. consultants).

Qualification Required & Experience


• Master’s degree or higher in project management, natural resource management, social sciences or closely related field. Completion of project management courses/diplomas is preferred.


• At least 2 years of project management experience.
• At least 2 years of experience in the area of forest management and/or environmental management.
• Demonstrated experience in liaising and co-operating with government officials, municipal authorities, academic institutions, NGOs and the private sector.
• Experience preparing knowledge products and communications material is an asset.

Location: AccraHow to ApplyInterested applicants should click here to apply.

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021.

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