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Offer: UNDP ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT - Location: New York, USA - Application Deadline : 10-May-13

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BACKGROUND
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has committed to ensuring appropriate environmental and social safeguards are in place to strengthen the quality and sustainability of its programming. One key component of this is UNDP’s project-level environmental and social screening p4)rocedure which was rolled out in 2012. The screening procedure is one piece of a broader process to strengthen the social and environmental sustainability of UNDP programming.
The screening procedure is being phased in and it was agreed that after the first year of implementation the procedure would be revised or developed further as needed, based on the lessons learned from implementation. Also, an assessment of demand for longer-term support and capacity building will be made, including the need for:
- additional human and/or financial resources;
- an online training/certification program;
- additional tools to support the screening and the environmental assessment processes.
UNDP is now seeking the support of a consultant to conduct a review of lessons learned from the implementation of the screening procedure; identify recommendations to strengthen the tools usability and application; revise the screening guidance and tool accordingly; and contribute to outreach and awareness-raising.

COMPETENCIES
Technical expertise in environmental and social safeguards, including environmental and social impact assessment, human rights and indigenous peoples.
Demonstrated excellence in clear, concise and convincing writing and communication skills
Highly organized with strong analytical and research skills
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a collaborative team and process
Familiarity with the UN System, in particular UNDP

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
> Education:
Masters degree in field related to international development, with specific academic background related to social and environmental sustainability
> Work Experience:
More than 15 years experience related to social and environmental sustainability and impact assessment in an international development context
> Language Requirements:
Excellent drafting skills in English, proficiency in other official UN languages an advantage (particularly French and Spanish).

Application Deadline : 10-May-13.
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