National BIOFIN’s Gender Action Plan Volunteer
National Specialist - THAR000350
Host entity: United Nations Development Programme
Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
Start date: As soon as possible
Assignment Duration: 6 months
Application deadline: 05 July 2020
Organizational Context & Project Description
Since 2014, The United Nations Development Programme through its Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) Project, has been supporting the Royal Thai Government in articulating the financial resources it needs to maintain a healthy biodiversity portfolio incountry. In particular, BIOFIN in collaboration with the Office of National Economic and Social Development Council, the Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning and the Bureau of the Budget, have conducted the following assessments: 1) Policy and Institutional Review (PIR); 2) Public and Private Biodiversity Expenditure Review (PBER); 3) Assessment of financial needs (cost and gap analysis of implementing Thailand’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). These assessments significantly contributed to the development of a Biodiversity Finance Plan (BFP).
Based on insights gained from the results of the three BIOFIN assessments, the Biodiversity Finance Plan acknowledges the importance of tapping additional financing to support the biodiversity agenda of Thailand, mainly through its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). This Plan is cognizant of the parallel challenges that could not be addressed by generating financing alone: thus, the Plan transcends the focus on generating additional resources and also identifies a range of “finance
solutions” that leverage finance, fiscal and economic tools and strategies to improve the outcome of biodiversity objectives in the country. The Biodiversity Finance for Thailand is to implement innovative finance solutions in four priority areas of intervention in Thailand including: sustainable tourism, financing for protected areas and wildlife, improved guidelines for local government budgets
and increased private sector engagement. The Plan contributes to Thailand’s development not only for achieving it international targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity, but also for mobilizing resources to implement the National Biodiversity Strategic and Action Plans.
UNDP Thailand recognizes the importance of gender considerations to the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the NBSAP and will give due consideration to the integration of gender into its work in line with the BIOFIN’s Gender Action Plan (BIOFINGAP) and UNDP gender guidelines and the 2015-2020 CBD Gender Plan of Action. UNDP will continue its efforts to promote gender equality and develop capacities contributing to the national gender equality agenda and SDG 5.
Description of tasks:
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Project Manager of BIOFIN Thailand and the Gender Advisor of UNDP Thailand or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV National BIOFIN’s Gender Action Plan Volunteer will:
The National BIOFIN’s Gender Action Plan Volunteer is expected to liaise/interact/collaborate/meet with the national and global (as necessary) BIOFIN project team, and UNDP. As needed, the project management associate of BIOFIN Thailand shall provide administrative assistance to her/him in order for her/him to accomplish all requirements.
As an active UNDP Thailand team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to UNDP / Biodiversity Finance Initiative - BIOFIN and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:
The Project Manager shall directly supervise and approve and accept the output/s of volunteer. At different points during project implementation, he/she is expected to liaise/ interact/ collaborate/ meet with the BIOFIN team members and with other relevant stakeholders.
Required Degree Level: Master’s Degree in gender issues, gender development, sustainable development or related fields.
English (Mandatory), Level – Fluent.
Conditions of Service:
The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. The average monthly Volunteer Living Allowance, as of June 2020, for a National UN Volunteer Specialist, with Bangkok as duty station, is THB 47,000 per month (subject to change based on an exchange rate)
Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents).
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-ln-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment.
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How to apply:
Visit: https://www.unv.org/calls/THAR000350-7242 for more detail and to apply
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