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    January 31, 2018
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    Male, Female


The proposed project supports the Government of Liberia to advance its National Adaptation Plans process in climate sensitive sectors. The activities in this proposal focus on four components:


(1)   Strengthening institutional frameworks and coordination for  implementation of the NAPs process


(2)   Expansion of the knowledge base for scaling up adaptation


(3)   Building capacity for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into planning, and budgeting processes and systems


(4)   Formulation of financing mechanisms for scaling up adaptation


The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Environment Planning Authority and the National Climate Change Secretariat. Key government partners are Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, National Disaster Management Commission, National Port Authority of Liberia, Liberia Maritime Authority, Bureau of National Fisheries, Liberia National Department of Meteorology, Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services and University of Liberia.


Overall, the project will contribute Fund level impact towards output A.5 –“Strengthened institutional and regulatory systems for climate responsive, planning and development”


The expected outputs are derived from the government of Liberia’s NAP formulation and implementation note issued in 2016, following national stakeholder consultations held during the launch of the NAP process in April 2015. A stock-taking exercise was prepared by UNDP in 2015 upon request of the government. The stock-taking exercise identified six climate sensitive sectors for Liberia’s NAP intervention-agriculture, forestry, energy, waste management, fisheries and transportation.


UNDP Liberia is seeking for a motivated project manager to conduct the day to day activities of the project. Although the project will be implemented under a direct implementation modality, the project management unit will be seated at the Ministry of Agriculture Monrovia. The UNDP Liberia country office and the Conservation International country office are collaborating in the implementation of the project


Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager within the Energy and Environment Unit of UNDP CO will substantially contribute to the programmatic development and implementation of the National Adaptation Plan Project.


Overall responsibilities:  The Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Project Board within the framework laid down by the Board. The Project Manager is responsible for day-to-day management and decision-making for the project. The Project Manager’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.


Specifically His/her main duties will be as follows:


Overall project management:


Manage the realization of project outputs through activities according to the approved project workplan;

Provide direction and guidance to project team(s)/ responsible party (ies);

Liaise with the Project Board or its appointed Project Assurance roles to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project;

Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;

Responsible for project administration;

Liaise with any suppliers;



Running a project


Conceptual/substance-wise Responsibilities:


Resource Mobilization:


Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Supervisor


Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the initial quality criteria.

Mobilize goods and services to initiate activities, including drafting TORs and work specifications;

Monitor events as determined in the Monitoring & Communication Plan, and update the plan as required;

Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP, using advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the FACE (Fund Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures);

Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;

Manage and monitor the project risks as initially identified in the Project Brief appraised by the LPAC, submit new risks to the Project Board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risks Log;

Be responsible for managing issues and requests for change by maintaining an Issues Log.

Prepare the Project Progress Report, Annual Review and Final Review (progress against planned activities, update on Risks and Issues, expenditures) and submit the report to the Project Board and Project Assurance;

Based on the review, prepare the Annual Work Plans  and Quarterly Plans if required.

Identify follow-on actions and submit them for consideration to the Project Board;

Manage the transfer of project deliverables, documents, files, equipment and materials to national beneficiaries;

Prepare final CDR/FACE for signature by UNDP and the Implementing Partner.

Have a technical competence in the project thematic area, provide advisory services to the project, partners and UNDP Office.

Provide coaching to the project staff in the mentioned thematic area;

In agreement with the respective Programme Officer, liaise with donors and facilitate resource mobilization activities;


Corporate Competencies:



Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.

Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:


Good knowledge of the Liberia’s climate change adaptation challenges and climate sensitive sectors, including the political environment and legal statutes as they pertain to environment and development.

Ability to work and act under pressure.

Sound decision making, impartiality, diplomacy and discretion.

Proven ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate and monitor own work plan and provide advice and guidance to others; in-depth understanding of the climatic change strategic direction; resourcefulness, sound judgment and decision-making skills.

Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving issues/problems; ability to proactively seek and recommend sound technical initiatives.

Ability to actively seek to improve programmes/services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs.

Excellent and effective communication (verbal and written) skills, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely conveying maximum necessary information, making and defending recommendations; diplomacy and tact; ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials;

Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Effective negotiating skills and ability to work with others to reach mutually benefiting and lasting understandings.




.Master degree (or its equivalent) preferably in agriculture, forestry, regional science or the equivalent combination of Bachelor’s degree with 15 years’ experience in a related area






At least 10 years’ work experience in Liberia or related  post-conflict setting with substantial direct experience on climate change adaptation and climate sensitive sectors


Detailed knowledge familiarity of the climate change adaptation programs in Liberia ;

Experience working with climate change adaptation projects/program at community levels  in Liberia;

Experience in development work, partnerships building and resource mobilization.

Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and advanced programmes for data analysis.

Experience in donor report writing an asset;

Prior experience within the United Nations, in particular UNDP, is desirable but not a requirement.


Language Requirements:


Strong written and spoken English skills.

Métier :
R&D, gestion de projets
Secteur d´activité :
Agriculture, pêche, aquaculture
Services autres
Services collectifs et sociaux, services à la personne
Type de contrat :
Région :
Niveau d’expérience :
Expérience > 10 ans
Niveau d’études :
Bac+5 et plus


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