As part of the UN country team in Sudan, UNDP aims to contribute to the significant reduction of poverty throughout the country and to support the establishment of a critical mass among Sudan’s people that is ready and able to engage in the development process of the country. In line with the overarching SDG goal “Leave No One Behind”, UNDP Country Programme (2018-21) interventions target localities characterized by high levels of poverty and exclusion and those affected by conflict. UNDP Sudan activities are fully aligned with UNDP’s corporate Strategic Plan as well as with the UNDAF developed and embedded in the global SDG framework. To that end, UNDP supports stabilization and Governance for Peace as well as Environmentally Sustainable Development. UNDP pays particular attention to the inclusion of all groups, including women and youth representing the most promising potential for change in Sudan.
As part of the Environmentally Sustainable Development, UNDP plays key role in Sustainable Livelihood and the activities focus on strengthening capacities at local, regional and national level to manage and utilize natural resources in a sustainable way, to enhance resilience and adaptive capacity to long-term climate change including variability impacts and to reduce the associated risk of natural disasters.
Recently, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved a Climate Change Adaptation project entitled “Building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in Sudan”. The project aims to enhance climate resilient sustainable development focusing on agriculture and water sector. The main outputs of the project are: i) improved resilience of food production systems and food insecure communities in the face of climate change; ii) Improved access of water for human, livestock and irrigation to sustain livelihoods in the face of climatic risks; and iii) Strengthened capacities and knowledge of institutions and communities on climate change resilience and adaptation.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (P), the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) will be responsible for the technical oversight and delivery of outcomes of the GCF project activities, support day to day management of the project activities, work with Projects’ Team/Project Board on all project management related responsibilities and reporting. S/he will supervise the National and international consultants, provide guidance, support and capacity development to team members and project partners’ staff, to ensure achievement of the outputs of the project.
Under the guidance of the DRR(P) and the Deputy Resident Representative and Sustainable Livelihood Unit Team Leader, in consultation with the both project team/Project Board (PB), the CTA will provide technical support and guidance to the Project Management Unit. S/he will ensure that the project implementation is consistent with the project document and implementation agreements and that resources are geared towards the intended results. The CTA will be accountable to UNDP and will be hosted in the Project Management Unit. The CTA will ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality.