Senior Advisor at UNDP, Bangkok, Thailand

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Deadline: 5 November 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Advisor in Bangkok, Thailand.

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The Objective of Senior Advisor is to reduce the trafficking of wildlife (focusing on elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn, tiger and pangolins) in Thailand through enhanced enforcement capacity and collaboration and targeted behavioral change campaigns.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Senior Advisor will perform the following functions-

  • Provide advice on overall management and technical issues of the project to the project director in close cooperation with the project manager.
  • Provide technical inputs with regards to the implementaton of overall project to PMU on planned activities of the project to ensure that the project results are technically sound, coherent, and in accordance with the result framework.
  • Provide technical inputs especially to Component 1 of the project, including leading and facilitating project inputs to Thailand WEN, and the development and operation of local inter-agency task forces for Sadao & Rattanawapi District border regions led by the Royal Thai Police.
  • Provide support for implementation of the overall project to PMU and monitor progress against the approved work-plan.
  • Supervise the production of project outputs, as per the project document in a timely and high-quality fashion.
  • Supervise the work of consultants and sub-contractors ensuring timing and quality of outputs.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Responsible Parties with regard to the deliverables of the project results and ensure that technical inputs from sub-contractors are integrated in the implementation of the project.
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Technical Advisory Consortium to ensure that their advice is taken into account during project planning and implementation processes.
  • Network with different stakeholders in the field.
  • Provide advice on the preparation, revision and submission of the project work plans, as required by Project Board and UNDP.
  • Assist in the preparation of the ToRs for hiring consulants and provide quality assurance for the consultants’ technical reports.
  • Supervise the management and monitor the project risks initially identified and 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • An advance university degree (MSc or PhD) in Wildlife conservation and management, forestry, natural resource management, environmental management, or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in natural resource management, with senior responsibilities related to wildlife protection, wildlife law enforcement, CITES implementation and/or similar specializations;
  • At least 5 years of demonstrable project/program management experience;
  • At least 5 years of experience working with high ranking officials of ministries, national or provincial institutions that are concerned with natural resource and/or environmental management;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding on illegal wildlife trade issues, biodiversity conservation and protected area land/seascape management would be preferable;
  • Have experience in project implementation and result-based management;
  • Have working networks with government institutions, non-governmental organisations and local practitioners related to illegal wildlife trade are a plus;
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with multi-dimension partners, people skill for conflict resolution and negotiation;
  • Computer proficiency especially related to professional office software packages (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent language skills in English (writing, speaking and reading) and Thai with strong technical writing skills.
  • Nationality of Thailand.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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