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Task Manager / Promotion of low-carbon rural housing and settlements SB4/1 (SC-8), VA#16516 (Extended)

Employer UNDP

Information on vacancy
Period of publication 12.06.2018 - 24.06.2018
Field of activity /
position:
Advertising, marketing and PR / Manager
Duties Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, the Task Manager/Promotion of low-carbon rural housing and settlements provides operational and thematic services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Task Manager works in close collaboration with the Government counterparts, project, operations, and Programme's staff in the UNDP CO to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery, and undertake day-to-day responsibility for operational and thematic support services for the satisfactory achievement of the project component outputs.

Thematic Functions:
Conduct a detailed regulatory analysis of territorial plans (master plans and Architecture-Planning Organisation of Territories codes (APOT)) in participating rural areas to identify specific barriers to the use of efficient siting for rural communities; and provide recommendations on improvement of land-use plans and zoning regulations to maximize efficient resource use and incorporate local climate considerations as well as specific recommendations on siting to maximise efficient resource use in rural areas and on any legal or regulatory changes required to enable these gains;
Select a pilot community among the housing developments to be constructed under the Rural Housing Programme, propose and implement innovative approaches to settlement planning within the development of APOT;
Implement capacity building (trainings, workshops, etc.) of the State Committee on Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and National Cadastre (at least five land-use planning officials in the central office, and at least one staff member in each of its 14 regional offices) to enable application of best rural land-use practices that are sensitive to climate change considerations and encourages minimizing GHG emissions;
Conduct a capacity needs assessment, including a baseline survey of awareness among rural homebuyers and other rural residential energy consumers about energy efficient (EE) and low-carbon (LC) construction practices and their benefits;
Work with government counterparts to open rural resource centres to showcase energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies, working closely with project staff and consultants to use the center to support training and outreach;
Develop communications and partnership strategy aimed at raising public awareness about economic and environmental benefits of EE/LC housing;
Select pilot districts where affordable energy efficiency and low-carbon rural houses will be constructed within the Rural Housing Programme, and local administration/self-government/homeowners are interested in participation in sustainable local development (SLD) trainings; consult with stakeholders and beneficiaries and determine priorities for training and customize a training curriculum based on SLD approaches used in Central Asia; deliver training in 12 regions and Karakalpakstan (with the exact number of settlements in each region to be determined in agreement with regional governments);
Select software and curriculum for settlement-level energy management for use in training and monitoring; develop a strategy for replicating to other settlements in project districts and beyond; and provide recommendations to the government for introducing energy management practices for settlements through national policies/legislation/regulations;
Identify corresponding social, economic and environment impacts of the project for the beneficiaries, in particular related to improved Architecture-Planning Organisation of Territories and sustainable local development;
Contribute to knowledge sharing and outreach activities, including planning and development of analytical reports, business guides, etc. to raise public awareness about the project results among the national professionals and public at national and local levels.

Operational Functions:
Provide corresponding inputs to development of Annual Work Plan and Budget as well as Annual Plan of Activities for the Component 4; plan and implement the work in accordance with the overall work-plan using both human and financial resources available in the most effective/efficient way and ensure compliance with UNDP and nationally set procedures;
Draft terms of reference for and work with international and local consultants;
Ensure smooth and timely delivery of operational support services in accordance with annual work plans; analyse potential problems and respond appropriately to ensure timely delivery of agreed inputs; define cost-effective measures for optimal utilization of resources;
Keep fully conversant with ongoing and planned project component activities to facilitate realistic planning of operational support services; work closely with relevant staff of UNDP office, consult with Government officials to ensure timely and efficient provision of assistance;
Be responsible for the satisfactory achievement and implementation of the project outputs related to the Component 4, and provide inputs (related to outputs achieved) to UNDP and GEF mid-year and annual mandatory reporting;
Assist the Project Manager in identifying partnership strategies with project stakeholders; advise on and contribute to improvement of project activities;
Contribute to promotion of gender equality by reaching, involving and benefiting both women and men in project activities (gender mainstreaming) with ensuring availability of gender disaggregated data; ensure that gender analysis is part of every substantive analysis and report of the project;
Ensure that men, women and traditionally marginalized groups are given due consideration during project implementation;
Contribute in organizing various public awareness events including roundtable discussions, workshops, exhibitions and trainings;
Contribute to elaboration of and 'exit' project strategy to make project outputs sustainable in the long-run.

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrating commitment to UNDP's mission, vision and values;
Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures;
Displaying cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures;
Understanding the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
Possess basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
Demonstrating good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
Presenting information on best practices in organizational change;
Demonstrating ability to identify problems and proposes solutions

Core Competencies:
Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
Demonstrating corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Self-development, initiative-taking;
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
Creating synergies through self-control;
Managing conflict;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
Informed and transparent decision-making.
Requirements to the candidate
Age: N/A
Gender: Irrelevant
Residence: Uzbekistan
Education: Unfinished higher
Professional requirements Bachelor's degree in the following areas: architecture, spatial planning, territorial and regional development, civil engineering, building design, local public administration and management.
At least 3 years of progressively responsible, practical experience in architecture/spatial planning and territorial/regional development;
Good comprehension of energy efficiency issues and low-carbon development;
Knowledge of principles of environmentally sustainable designs of buildings, climate resilience and resource efficiency is a strong asset.
Knowledge climate change mitigation activities is an asset;
Knowledge of sustainable local development is an asset.
Work experience in any international development organization is an asset.
Proficiency in Russian and Uzbek, and good command of English are required.
Strong managerial, presentation and communication skills;
Client-orientation, ability to work in a team;
Initiative, analytical judgement, ability to work under pressure, ethics and honesty;
Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource;
Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
Working conditions
Region Tashkent
Employment Full
Salary offered N/A
Extra motivation Disclaimer
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