National Coordinator, Local Climate Adaptive Living(LoCAL)

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  • Contribute to the day-to-day coordination and the effective, efficient and transparent implementation of the LoCAL country programme in Lesotho in line with UNCDF project management regulations and in close collaboration with the LoCAL Programme Manager (Africa) and the LoCAL Secretariat (global);
  • Lead project delivery and achievement of objectives by working with and supporting implementing partners’ project related activities;
  • Coordinate, participate in the elaboration, and ensure the timely submission of annual work plans and budgets, quarterly and annual financial and progress reports, while maximizing alignment and integration with national systems;
  • Support the effective and transparent transfer of funds from UNCDF to the local governments through the agreed financial circuit; the effective and transparent use of funds; and effective and transparent annual performance assessments in the context of LoCAL;
  • Contribute to the management of the risk log of the project;
  • Contribute to the provision of technical assistance for LoCAL Lesotho (e.g. writing terms of reference, recruitment and management of national consultants);
  • Strengthen the quality of the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of LoCAL Lesotho (e.g. preparation and monitoring of the annual work plan, organization and participation in M&E field missions, proposing corrective measures, contribution to the preparation of annual reports);
  • Monitor and make recommendations to revise or improve as appropriate the key elements of the LoCAL approach (e.g. minimum conditions, performance measures, triggers for fund transfers, investment menu, roles of partners and stakeholders, financial circuit used for the LoCAL grant transfer);
  • Ensure appropriate recording and accounting documentation as required by UNCDF and preparation of required financial reports. Make the financial operations of the project transparent and able to stand up to regular audits and evaluation;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
  • Ensure adequate provision of technical, policy and regulatory assistance and advice to national and subnational governments in the field of public financial management, good governance, decentralization, adaptation planning/programming, climate finance, climate change issues and environmental sustainability, climate change mainstreaming into planning, budgeting, investment plans, implementation, and monitoring of adaptation measures (performance assessments);
  • Support the MoLGC and the National Climate Change Committee in the organization and regular functionning of the LoCAL-Lesotho steering committee;
  • Support the strengthening of capacities, institutions and systems with a focus on local level adaptation mainstreaming and the strengthening of public financial management systems for climate change (e.g. by facilitating and undertaling capacity needs assessments; the development of capacity building programmes; the organization of training workshops; and on-the-job learning);
  • Promote LoCAL as standard practice to channel climate finance and implement climate change response at the subnational level (e.g. through revisions to local development planning and budgeting manuals and guidelines; performance assessment manuals for PBCRGs to inform/be integrated in the national inter-governmental fiscal transfer systems/performance-based grants system as applicable; creation of budget codes; integration of climate change in tendering, procurement and delivery processes, monitoring and reporting practices);
  • Support local communities in target LoCAL areas in ensuring a participatory and gender-responsive approach throughout the LoCAL planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring processes.
  • Represent LoCAL in the country;
  • Serve as the UNCDF focal point in working groups and steering committees on the issue of environment and climate change and related sectors and provide inputs for conducive policy and regulatory environment;
  • Collect intelligence on technical and financial partners, identify opportunities for collaboration with key actors and support the development of partnerships for LoCAL Lesotho;
  • Support development of proposals related to LoCAL and support identification of potential climate finance sources;
  • Contribute to collaborative working relationships with other local stakeholders such as NGOs and CSOs at the local level by building linkages and networks to enhance climate resilience;
  • Ensure the regular integration of LoCAL related considerations into Government’s agendas (e.g. development goals, SDGs, NAP process and NDCs), including internal meetings and workshops organized by the Government;
  • Support negotiations on co-operation with UN, Government, technical partners, bilateral donors and other financing institutions in order to identify and mobilize resources for LoCAL;
  • Support co-operation with UN, Government, bilateral development agencies, and  other technical partners to identify and develop synergies with relevant in-country projects and technical partnerships for LoCAL with a focus on policy and capacity development for climate change mainstreaming.
  • Identify key knowledge constraints and organize learning, knowledge exchange, training, workshops, etc. to build the awareness and capacities on relevant themes (i.e. climate change, local climate risk assessments, environmental sustainability, mainstreaming, etc.);
  • Identify, collect and disseminate best practices and lesson learned from the Project;
  • Contribute to the knowledge and communication efforts of LoCAL Lesotho based on lessons learned and results achieved (ex. stories from the field, photos/videos, webpage and social media presence,  as appropriate);
  • Ensure the project is well documented through photos, videos, and field stories;
  • Ensure the timely publication and dissemination of reports and other project outputs at national and local level and with the LoCAL global project team;
  • Ensure that experiences, lessons learned and good practices are disseminated at local/national level using a range of means of communication, including press, radio, TV, multimedia and social medias appropriate;
  • Coordinate closely with LoCAL colleagues involved in knowledge management and communication to ensure a common message across countries and regions.
  • Delivery
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • People Management
  • Proven ability to manage projects and managing for results;
  • Excellent speaking and proficient writing skills in both Sesotho and English are necessary;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Strong general IT skills, including ability to work regularly with MS Office Suite;
  • Proven cross-cultural communication, able to function effectively in an international, multicultural environment and manage a team consisting of multiple nationalities;
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of development issues, especially in the areas of poverty alleviation, women’s economic empowerment and local development.
  • Builds and promotes teams and partnerships;
  • Displays cultural and gender sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Proven experience in project management and supervision of development programmes;
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of key concepts related to local government finance, including decentralization, and local economic development, as well as on climate change adaptation issues;
  • Experience in policy, regulatory and technical advice and project management related to the fields of local government finance, performance-based grants and local economic development or equivalent, as well as on climate change adaptation issues;
  • Relevant technical experience with policy and regulatory bodies and central and local governments in Lesotho;
  • Work experience with environmental sustainability and climate change in Lesotho;
  • Experience with addressing gender equality as project objective and/or cross-cutting issue;
  • Experience working with local communities, youth and women.
  • Experience managing project teams and consultants, including recruiting, hiring and managing and evaluating international and national expertise;
  • Comfortable forming, leading or being part of teams, working with other stakeholders to achieve common goals;
  • Strong client orientation, recognizing the importance of providing appropriate, user-friendly and affordable services;
  • Proactively identifies, develops and discusses solutions for internal and external clients, and persuades management to undertake new projects or services;
  • Comfortable advocating and advancing an agenda, including with high level counterparts and other stakeholders;
  • Takes on innovation and new approaches and fosters innovative thinking;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities, and resolve problems;
  • Approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and responds positively to feedback.

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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