Nutrient Pollution Scientific Expert

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


JOB DESCRIPTION

Result of Service
1) Preparatory Technical Studies and Reviews a. Compile a baseline/situational analysis for the full-scale project, including activities, budget, and goals; b. Formulate and ensure site and sector profiling of the three sectors (agriculture, aquaculture and tourism) and geographical areas (Ban Laem, Chonburi, and Prachukireekun); c. Review the gender analysis and ensure its incorporation within the project; d. Conduct a Data Management Review e. Identify any additional studies that are needed for the preparation of the ProDoc and CEO Endorsement Request Packages 2) Project Workshop and Meetings a. Conduct the PPG inception workshop b. Organize the workshop to discuss and validate the full-scale project and ProDoc; and c. Lead consultations and meetings with stakeholders as necessary. d. Integrate revisions highlighted in the workshop.
Work Location
Home-based in Thailand
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Purpose: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. UNEP Ecosystem Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) is a regional intergovernmental mechanism and one of 18 Regional Seas programmes with nine participating countries – Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, and Viet Nam – aimed at the protection and sustainable development of the marine and coastal environment. COBSEA’s efforts are guided by the Strategic Directions 2023 – 2027 across three thematic areas: marine pollution prevention, reduction, and control; marine and coastal biodiversity, ecosystem conservation and management; and climate action. Within the marine pollution thematic area, COBSEA is mandated to reduce nutrients pollution as a regional and transboundary challenge in the East Asian Seas. To accelerate this process, COBSEA, together with the Thailand Pollution Control Department (PCD), developed a child project for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Clean and Healthy Oceans Integrated Programme (CHO IP) focused on addressing nutrients pollution in Thailand. The project “Seeding a Nutrient Pollution Reduction Strategy for the coastal waters of Thailand” is currently in its project preparation grant (PPG) stage, aiming to guide and finalize the arrangements for the implementation and workplan of the full project. The project focuses on nature-based solutions, improving strategic national policy, and improving the monitoring and data analysis of nutrient pollution. It is aimed that the experience of this Thailand project can serve as basis for the regional nutrients pollution reduction strategy.
Qualifications/special skills
A first-level master’s degree in a relevant field, such as environmental management, biology, or any related field is required. A minimum of 10 years professional experience in programme/project planning, development, coordination, implementation and/or evaluation is required. Experience working with government officials and/or stakeholders in Thailand is required. Excellent knowledge and/or good understanding of nutrient pollution. Experience in the three sectors (agriculture, aquaculture and tourism is an advantage. Experience working in the East Asian Seas and/or with COBSEA or Regional Seas is an asset. Strong analytical, research and report writing skills are required.
Languages
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency in written and spoken Thai is required.
Additional Information
Not available.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.


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