UNDP Ukraine invites applications from highly qualified and experienced Ukrainian professionals for the post of the Community Engagement Specialist (non-key expert) to support implementation of the EIB Technical Assistance Project (TA).
The incumbent will accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment within all implementations and promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organization with zero tolerance to any kind of discriminatory and abusive behaviour, including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager /Team Leader, the Community engagement Specialist (non-key expert) will be responsible for providing technical support on community engagement program
- Carry out social/environmental screening of subprojects and activities, and help to prepare subproject or activity specific Social/Environmental Management Plans;
- Design and deliver capacity building inputs for ensuring the implementation of community engagement within the entire UERP based on the work and experience done in the pilot phase by International Renaissance Foundation;
- Deliver training seminars in each of the target regions to community-based stakeholders, including NGOs;
- Along with Stakeholders engagement expert design training modules to cover illustratively the following thematic areas: 1) understanding and implementing the SMP and SEP; and Introduction to EIB Social Standards; 2) Strategic Planning and Results-based Project Management; Risk Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity Assessment; and Conflict Management; 3) Effective Communication; Grievance Redress Mechanism; and Accountability Instruments; and 4) Participation and Community Development tools; Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation; and TPM. The list of topics would be further refined while UERP implementation in cooperation with the MRD and other implementation partners, and adjusted to meet the identified capacity-building needs of participating communities and CSOs;
- Organize experience sharing events semi-annually for relevant communities;
- Organize annual experience-sharing, networking and learning conference to bring together the sub-project UERP implementers and relevant communities to present selected projects and share learning;
- Uphold establishment of informal collaborative entities, provisionally called “Sub-project Implementing Council” within each of the sub-project communities.
- Partner up with local NGOs that are involved in implementation of the sub-projects for the operation of the “Councils”;
- Support the local communities and CSOs in organizing stakeholder consultations and, based on their information needs, developing and implementing communication plans;
- Produce and present the local implementers’ annual reports and the public presentation of the final report on community engagement within the UERP;
- Prepare quarterly reports to the EIB and MRD duly reflecting results, lessons and recommendations from the component implementation
- Scale up and strengthen the Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM), based on the Law of Ukraine “On Citizens’ Appeals” and the EIB Standard 10;
- Organize independent (third-party) evaluation at the regional and national level, and for local clusters of major sub-projects;
- Support a monitoring working group, aiming at organizing regular (quarterly) monitoring visits to cover selected sub-projects. Participants of the monitoring group to include representatives of the project team, and the community-based stakeholders;
- Produce report in a manner understood by non-technical people for effective dissemination purpose;
- Issue recommendations on areas of concern, or areas for improvement in current and future sub-projects;
- Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in community engagement practices;
- Ensure mainstreaming of gender equality considerations in the field of expertise, promotion of a safe and enabling environment free of any kind of discrimination and abusive behaviour, and gender-responsive communications based on corporate principles;
- Promote skills for achieving the gender equality agenda with partners and beneficiaries;
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Development, Social Sciences, Project Management, or another related field;
- A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working with municipal and social infrastructure projects, experience working with IFIs funding projects would be an asset;
- Demonstrated inclination and skill to utilize innovative approaches to training and communication;
- Experience in capacity building and training in the areas of planning, preparation and implementation of social and/or infrastructure projects would be an asset;
- Experience in civil society development and civic activism would be an advantage;
- Experience with participatory decision-making, facilitation of consultations and engagement with various stakeholders and participatory needs assessment, substantial experience in monitoring and evaluation of Projects involving various infrastructure sectors are advantage;
- Familiarity with Social Standards of International Financial Institutions Experience with EIB environmental and social standards would be an advantage;
- Fluency in English and Ukrainian and Russian is required
This is a locally recruited position and no expatriation benefits will apply
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 07 January 2020.
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UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest. Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy.
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply