Type of offer: 

The Nairobi-based Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) is one of UNDP’s Global Policy Centers. GC-RED contributes to the global efforts to halt and reverse land degradation to help countries achieve the SDG target 15.3 of Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN). The Centre is UNDP’s designated office and liaison for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). The GC-RED areas of work are related to the sustainable management of land, biodiversity and ecosystem services; building resilience capacities to drought and conflict; and mainstreaming poverty-environment objectives in national development frameworks.
The Centre manages three projects – the Global Policy Center (GPC) project, the Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals (PEA) project and the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) project.
GPC project promotes advanced global thinking and knowledge sharing on sustainable development in drylands and other fragile ecosystems. It covers the activities related natural capital, ecosystems and livelihoods resilience and knowledge management and networking. 
PEA project is a joint UNDP-UNEP project, focusing on shifting finance and investment towards environmental sustainability and climate objectives for poverty eradication and improving the environmental sustainability of current investments. The project aims to accelerate poverty-environment mainstreaming by fostering quality investments, especially for least developed countries where the gap in investment is greatest. GC-RED covers UNDP Managing Agent functions for PEA project. UNDP is responsible for overall project financial management, performance monitoring and reporting, evaluation and ensuring achievement of project results with inputs from UNEP technical staff.
BES-Net project is a capacity sharing “network of networks” initiative that promotes dialogue and cooperation between science, policy and practice for effective BES management, contributing to long-term human well-being and sustainable development. 
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the GC-RED Operations Associate and the general supervision of the GC-RED Director and the PEA Project Management Specialist, and in full compliance with the UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies, the incumbent will provide a wide range of project support services for smooth implementation and management of Center (40% GPC, 50% PEA and 10% BES-Net project) operational responsibilities. The incumbent promotes a client, quality, and results-oriented approach.
This is a project post. Initial appointment against this post is for a period of one year and any extension will be subject to funding availability and incumbent’s performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:  
Support to administrative and logistical services
Support to human resources and procurement services
Support overall operations of the Center

Sunday, August 2, 2020