National Web Portal Developer & Climate Finance MRV Specialist

Vacancy Number:FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/07-2020
Title: National Web Portal Developer & Climate Finance MRV Specialist
Category:Accounting & Finance
Duration:12 Months (Extendable)
Exp.: 2020-04-16-(2 Weeks From now)
Jobs no:1
Salary:As Per Organization Salary Scale
Gender:Male/Female

Location

Organization: UNFAO | About UNFAO
City: Kabul
Country: AF

Qualification

Education: University degree (preferably MSc Degree) in Computer Science Information Technology MIS or clo
Work Experience: At least seven (7) of relevant experience Years
Qualification:

Education:




  • University degree (preferably MSc Degree) in Computer Science Information Technology MIS or closely related fields;



 



Work Experience and Additional Skills:




  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience in website designing web portal development and maintenance in related disciplines with an international NGO Government of Afghanistan or UN Organization in a multi-cultural office environment is required.

  • Relevant experience in MRV climate finance with projects of international financial mechanisms.

  • Previous work experience with UN is an advantage;



 



Technical/Functional Skills:




  • Familiar with several statistical software’s including SPSS and STATA;

  • Strong computer skills with extensive experience in word processing spreadsheets and other basic software applications;

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and coordination skills and a proven ability to work constructively with a variety of stakeholders to achieve common goals;

  • Capable in arranging on-the-job training for government staff independently;

  • Excellent report writing skills;

  • Strong familiarity with web portal management issues in Afghanistan;

  • Familiarity with MRV climate finance is a must;



 



Language Skills:




  • Excellent knowledge of English and local languages (Pashto and Dari) both spoken and written skills. 



 



COMPETENCIES:




  • Core competencies: FAO core competencies include: Understanding FAO’s mandate and its global context; planning organizing and delivering quality results; communicating to build understanding and support; working together in teams and partnerships; engaging in continuous learning.

  • Operational Effectiveness: Working independently structuring tasks establishing priorities and adhering to deadlines. Show a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Contribute ideas and suggestions for process improvement.

  • Client Orientation: Focus on results for the client. Attend to inquiries from internal and external clients in an effective timely and courteous manner. Treat clients with courtesy and respect even when working under pressure. Express a high level of professionalism.

  • Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork: Work effectively and efficiently with staff at all levels listen to others and openly share own ideas. Express sensitivity cultural empathy and respect for diversity. Productively handle differing views and opinions and strive for achievement of shared goals. Respond positively to feedback.

  • Knowledge Exchange and Learning: Share own knowledge and promote a learning culture within the work environment. Actively work towards professional development including personal learning.  Apply newly acquired skills and support flexibility within the work environment.


Duties & Responsibilities

Organization Settings:



Through its Country Offices or FAO Representations FAO assists governments to develop policies Programmes and projects to address hunger food security and malnutrition and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural livestock animal health and irrigation and forestry sectors as well as emergency preparedness and response. The activities of the FAO Representation include design and implementation of country-tailored field Programmes liaison with local donor representatives and active public awareness raising and outreach activities related to the mandate of FAO.



 



FAO assistance in Afghanistan achieves its objectives through capacity development and direct project implementation in four specific areas of FAO’s technical expertise: 



 




  • Better governance through improved capacity for policy planning land reform decentralization and management of common natural resources;

  • Fostering expansion of irrigation and field water management; 

  • Intensive agriculture for surplus commercialization value chains development and job creation;

  • Supporting vulnerable farmers for improved food and nutrition security resilience and emergency response to natural and man-made disasters and climate change.



This position is established under the GCP/AFG/105/GCR Project in Afghanistan and the duty station is Kabul with frequent travels to other project locations in the provinces covered by the respective project.



 



Project Background:



Afghanistan is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A high proportion of the population rely on climate-sensitive sectors particularly agriculture and animal husbandry. Increasingly uncertain and extreme climatic conditions such as droughts floods and erratic rain fall patterns impact the productivity of these sectors. Climate change therefore poses a direct threat to marginalized vulnerable communities and sustainable economic development in the country. In this context Afghanistan will need to build and manage a fruitful partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).



The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) has been engaged with the GCF to help the country develop and implement durable adaptation and mitigation actions to pursue climate resilient and low emission development pathways. The National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) – GCF National Designed Authority (NDA) – is implementing an initial Readiness and Preparatory Support project (hereafter referred to as ‘Readiness I’) to strengthen the NDA’s capacity and coordination mechanisms develop No Objection Procedures (NOP) and an initial GCF country programme.



 



To further strengthen the NDA’s capacity for strategic engagement with GCF the NDA has requested FAO to develop this second Readiness proposal (hereafter referred to as ‘Readiness II’) to:



 




  • Further strengthen NDA capacity addressing the gaps identified in Readiness I;

  • Increase stakeholder engagement particularly at sub-national levels and of civil society and private sector;

  • Strengthen capacity for gender considerations in GCF country programming and projects;

  • Further develop the Country Programme;

  • Develop system and capacity of NEPA for MRV of climate finance;

  • Prepare for DAE accreditation; and

  • Develop climate finance strategy including strategy for the private sector to access GCF and for unblocking private investments in climate actions.



The Readiness II implementation will draw on the NDA office and coordination mechanisms established under Readiness I while providing critical technical support a more strategic engagement with the GCF to boost climate finance in Afghanistan.



This project will support NEPA to put in place necessary arrangements to access and effectively implement GCF resources responding to the needs to strengthen capacities mentioned above.



 



Purpose of this vacancy announcement:



FAO is looking for qualified national staff to support the work of the FAO – Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project “Strengthening National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) through GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support Programme”. The post is located in NEPA compound Kabul - Afghanistan.



FAO holds the ultimate responsibility for the implementation of the project the delivery of the planned outputs and the achievement of the expected outcomes. The project will be managed and implemented by FAO.



 



Key Result:




  • The project activities are implemented successfully timely and effectively in conformity with the objectives of the project.



 



Reporting Lines / Supervision Received/Exercised:



Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Afghanistan under the direct supervision of National Project Manager   and technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) in the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP). The incumbent also reports directly to the designated official in NEPA in order to address NEPA reporting needs and will closely collaborate with the concerned Units in FAO Representation. The National Web Portal Developer & Climate Finance MRV Specialist will carry out the following tasks;



 



Tasks and Responsibilities:




  • Functionalization of prototyped public facing website for MRV climate finance;

  • Launch public facing website for MRV climate finance;

  • Upgrade existing system and capacity for NEPA to strengthen the Monitoring Reporting and Verifications (MRV) of climate finance flows and measurement of impacts of investments;

  • Add country programme portion in online climate change portal;

  • Manage data portal and server access in the organization;

  • Test the data storage server and web-tools as part of the database system in the organization;

  • Provide the data in desired formats to the project and other stakeholders;

  • Regularly backup the systems in different places for safety purpose;

  • Test the data storage server and web-tools as part of the database system in the organization;

  • Ensure that the web-based tools are capable of preparing statistical tables graphs maps and other information outputs;

  • Add new modules to the existing system.

  • Ensure that data is accessible and exportable through several statistical packages including SPSS STATA Excel and others;

  • Responsible for performing regular data cleaning and administration tasks;

  • Contribute to the report drafting including progress and terminal reports.

  • Develop structure for MRV climate finance;

  • Coordinate between NEPA and development partners for information collection and analysis;

  • Organize training on the MRV climate finance;

  • Set up systems with tools SOPs and train NEPA staff to work with line ministries development partners NGOs as well as the private sectors to track climate finance and their results and impacts;

  • Develop SOPs for NEPA’s Climate Finance Unit to manage the system;

  • Complementarities with the FAO GEF Capacity Building for Transparent Reporting (CBIT) on climate change adaptation and mitigation in land and agriculture sectors that is being formulated will be built with the ultimate aim to have an on-line MRV system as part of the CC portal;

  • Provide complete support to the International MRV Expert for collecting and providing required data to enable him to carry out his work;

  • Work with country program expert to prioritize projects for country programme.



 



Other Activities:




  • Perform any other related duties as may be his/her directed supervisor.



 



Expected Outputs:




  • Develop and Launch public facing website;

  • Digitalize country programme in NEPA/NDA on-line climate change portal;

  • Documented evidence of that the MRV-climate finance system is established and available in NEPA/NDA on-line climate change portal;

  • Develop structure for MRV climate finance;

  • Training materials and reports of at least three trainings on the use of the MRV system;

  • SOP for NEPA CC Directorate/Climate Finance Unit to manage the system and upload to the online portal;

  • The Climate Change web portal at NEPA/NDA office well functional with contributions by line ministries and other stakeholders;

  • Minutes of GCF Coordination meetings and other meetings documenting feedback on the portal and line ministries and other stakeholders’ contributions to properly upload the relevant information in the climate change online portal;

  • Assist in prioritization of projects for country programme;

  • Assist in Terminal Report of project;

  • Contribute to evaluation report;

  • Assisted in drafting quarterly and annual reports.


Submission Guideline

Interested Afghan nationals should complete the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) and submit it along with their application letter and CV to the email address below clearly mentioning the vacancy number and post title (National Web Portal Developer & Climate Finance MRV Specialist - FAO/KBL/PRJ/SC/07-2020) in the subject line of the email otherwise your email will not be considered for further process.

 

[email protected]

 

NOTE: Applicant who failed to attach the FAO Personal History Form (PHF) to their Application will not be considered for further process.

 

The above required documents can also be submitted in writing (marked “Confidential” and clearly indicating on the sealed envelope the Vacancy Announcement number and position title) to: the Assistant FAO Representative (Administration) FAO Representation Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock Jamal Mina Opposite Kabul University Kabul Afghanistan.

The FAO PH Form can be downloaded using the following internet link:

http://www.acbar.org/applicationform

The last date for receiving applications is 16 April 2020. Please note that applications received after closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates whose applications respond to the above criteria will be contacted for test/interview.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce gender diversity
  • Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply
  • People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
  • Candidates endorsed in the selection process for this vacancy announcement will be considered for the FAO NSHR Roster for a period of two years. The Roster is used to fill other similar positions at the same or lower grade and in the same or another duty station inside the country;
  • FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment to make an appointment at a lower grade or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
  • Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application interview meeting processing).
  • Candidates who wish to apply for the positon should indicate their preferred duty station(s) in their application letter (or email).
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview/test.
  • Application received after closing date will not be given consideration.
  • Please make sure to sign the first page of your PHF while applying for the vacant post.
  • Do not forget to write the post title and VA number on subject of your email.
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments;
  • Email will only be sent to the interviewed candidates.
Email: [email protected]
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