Project Coordinator

UNDP, Conakry, Guinea

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th December, 2020

Job Description

This first phase aims to increase Guinea's adaptive capacity to face the impacts of climate change by establishing links between research and policies for informed decision-making and seizing the opportunities that arise from local and sector funding. private.


It is within this framework that UNDP is looking for a National Project Coordinator, who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the implementation of the project and the achievement of the results as defined. in the project document.

Duties and Responsibilities

Functions and responsibilities

Under the responsibility of the Environment Program Officer, and in close collaboration with the National Project Director, the National Coordinator will be responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the project.

In particular, the National Coordinator will have the following tasks:

Provide guidance and advice to the project team and the various implementing partners;
Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;
Take responsibility for the administration of the project;
Plan project activities and monitor progress against the results framework and approved annual work plan;
Mobilize staff, goods and services, organize training, including drafting terms of reference and technical specifications;
Produce and present in a timely manner the Project Inception Report, Implementation Review Reports / Annual Project Report (PIR / APR), Technical Reports, Quarterly Financial Reports, and other reports as may be required by UNDP, GCF, and others;
Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the project steering committee for review and decision on possible actions if necessary;
Capitalize on the lessons learned during the implementation of the project;
Ensure that the final evaluation process is undertaken in accordance with UNDP guidelines, and submit the final evaluation report to the Project Steering Committee;
Provide technical support to the National Environment Department, focal points and existing ad hoc committees;
Execute the NAP process and ensure its national and local ownership through capacity building activities related to climate finance;
Oversee the institutional framework for planning, budgeting and mainstreaming climate change adaptation into national, sectoral and regional processes;
Oversee the prioritization of national and sectoral adaptation actions aligned with strategic documents and the preparation of guidelines on the integration of CC at the local level;
Support the establishment and maintenance of close links with the relevant sectoral government institutions, UNDP, NGOs, civil society, international organizations and project implementation partners;
Ensure synergy between the different operational actors involved in the project intervention area;
Organize meetings of the technical committee and the project steering committee and prepare reports;
Participate in the organization of UNDP program reviews, reviews of United Nations agencies involved in the execution of programs / projects;
Ensure communication, if necessary, of the results of project implementation in national and international meetings organized by technical and financial partners (UNDP and GEF);
Facilitate representation of the project and / or participation in international knowledge networks to exploit and share best practices and lessons learned;
Support the operational and financial closure of the project;
Carry out all other tasks required by his supervisor and the UNDP Country Office in order to promote the performance, the brand image of the GCF and the UNDP and their reputation.


As part of his mandate, the National Project Coordinator will be evaluated according to the degree of achievement of the following key results:

  • Annual Work Plans are drawn up on time and the execution rate reaches at least 95%;
  • Quality reports (PIR, narrative and financial) are produced on time and shared with the partners concerned;
  • Human, material and financial resources are used optimally, in compliance with DIM procedures and audit reports are satisfactory;
  • An efficient monitoring and evaluation system put in place and regularly updated.


Organisational skills :

  • Integrity in accordance with the values ​​and ethical standards of the United Nations;
  • Advocates for the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Flexibility and adaptability to cultural aspects, gender, religion, race, nationality and age.

Functional skills :

  • Knowledge management and learning;
  • Encourages knowledge management within UNDP and creates an enabling environment for learning, taking leadership and setting an example;
  • Actively pursues his personal development and training in one or more areas of practice, implements his training plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and operational efficiency:

  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring / evaluation standards and methods, in particular Results Based Management;
  • Ability to support the identification, formulation, implementation of development programs and projects, including in unstable contexts;
  • Ability to communicate with the various partners, UN agencies, NGOs, the government and PTFs on development policies and strategies;
  • Good knowledge of Information Technologies;
  • Ability to implement new systems and drive changes in staff behavior and attitudes.

Management and leadership:

  • Focused on results;
  • Responds constructively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and punctuality, as well as with a positive and constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates an openness to change and the ability to manage complex situations.

Required Skills and Experience


Education : A university degree (Master) in a subject related to Climate, the environment, Sustainable Development or similar disciplines.


Skills and expertise required:

  • At least seven (7) years of experience in policy analysis, advice and capacity building related to climate finance and public policy / finance / budget management in developing countries;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in project / program management;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working with ministries, national or provincial institutions interested in the management of natural resources and / or the environment;
  • Expertise and experience in climate change and relevant sectors such as energy, forestry, agriculture, water and cross-cutting issues such as gender.
  • Excellent writing and analysis skills.
  • Strong teamwork skills and team management skills
  • Excellent communication and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate and solve problems
  • Have a good command of computer tools and common software (Word, Excel, power point);
  • In-depth knowledge of the political and socio-economic context of Guinea, in particular at the national and local level.

Languages : Excellent command of French. Knowledge of English and local languages ​​would be an advantage


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