Assistant for project Strengthening Resilience of Coastal and Small Island Communities towards Hydro-Meteorological Hazards and Climate Change Impacts (StResCom)
The incumbent shall:
• Provide support to the day-to-day coordination of StResCom project activities, i.e. assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting;
• Provide support in the project implementation, such as:
- Assist in the review and analysis of action research results commissioned during Phase 1 of StResCom in Indonesia, Philippines and Timor-Leste;
- Conduct review and desk studies on topics such as knowledge-based risk reduction, climate change adaptation, local and indigenous knowledge, hydro-meteorological hazards, and small islands and coastal communities;
- Assist in the development of educational and awareness-raising materials;
- Coordinate the development of self-assessment tools, checklists, and guidelines for knowledge-based risk reduction.
• Assist in fund raising scheme by looking for potential funding (i.e. look at call for proposals) and contacting strategic and potential donors;
• Provide technical and logistic assistance in organizing meetings, regional and local workshops in Indonesia, Timor Leste and the Philippines;
• Assist in the development of deliverable materials for the project activities;
• Provide administrative and financial assistance and advice, including assistance in the provision of oversight of all administrative and financial matters related to the implementation of the StResCom project, and ensure that all operations under the projects such as contracts, travel order, reporting and financial disbursements are in line with UNESCO’s administrative rules and regulations;
• Assist in the development and maintenance of positive working relationships with UNESCO’s partners and relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to government agencies, donors, non-governmental organization, private sectors, and local communities;
• Prepare short reports, summaries, minutes of meetings, media releases, updates for website and other communication materials, and any other inputs related to the StResCom project as necessary; and
• Perform other official duties as may be required by the immediate Supervisors and the Director of the Office.
This position will suit a university graduate who wishes to gain knowledge and experience in disaster risk reduction within a multilateral international development agency.
Professionalism and knowledge:
• Strong communication skills - spoken and written English
• Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze complex issues;
• Ability to identify priority activities and assignments and make necessary adjustments as required
• Knowledge and skills on computer software (Microsoft words, excell, powerpoint), internet, and emails;
• Ability to work independently and proactively with minimum supervision, with efficiency, competence, integrity and in harmony with people of different national backgrounds
• Ability to work under heavy pressure while maintaining accuracy and paying attention to details
• Ability to work beyond normal working hours whenever necessary
• Team worker/builder, proven record in working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals and ensure timely delivery of results
Planning and organizing:
• Well developed planning and organizational skills, with a reputation for being able to multi-tasking and meet agreed deadlines;
• Passion to improve project outcomes;
• Proven history of ongoing learning and development of oneself;
• A reputation as a team player;
• A reputation for integrity, openness and respect for diversity;
• Consistency in the quality of interpersonal relationships.
• University Degree (preferable masters degree) in science, environmental sciences or social sciences in particular, from a recognized and reputable university, with knowledge on issue related to disaster risk reduction, climate change, indigenous knowledge, conservation and sustainable development. Postgraduate degrees would be an asset.
• 4-5 years successful history of employment in environmental management and programme coordination, preferably in governmental or non-governmental agencies.
• Must have fluency in spoken and written English, in particular the ability to draft documents and express views in a clear and concise manner. Working knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, Tagalog and/or Tetum is an asset.
• Knowledge of UN systems and procedures as they relate to Staff Regulations and Rules, personnel and administrative policies and procedures as well as financial rules and procedures is an asset.
This post is for Indonesian nationals. A non-national of Indonesia must provide evidence of his/her right to reside and to work in Indonesia.
Duration of contract: 12 months with a possibility for renewal, probationary period of 3 months
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