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Location : Okhaldhunga, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 07-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Climate & Disaster Resilience
Starting Date :(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 Year with possibility of extension
The High Mountain catchments of Nepal are particularly prone to drought, landslides and floods, due to coincidence of seasonal snow melt with the summer monsoon season. In these highly vulnerable mountain regions warming trends are increasing and the impacts are magnified by the extreme changes in altitude. Around 85% of rainfall occurs during the four monsoon months of June to September and results in extensive flooding annually. Climate change is intensifying the monsoon rainfall and increasing snow and glacial melt rates, which is contributing to increased frequency and severity of flood and landslide disasters which result in extensive economic, life and livelihood losses annually. At the other extreme, water scarcity and droughts also pose a threat to the agriculture-reliant livelihoods of these regions. Climate change is increasing the temporal and spatial variability of rainfall and runoff, thus intensifying the problem of excess water during the monsoon and water scarcity during the dry season, increasing economic damages to agriculture, property, and the environment, disrupting lives and livelihoods and threatening food security.
A long-term solution to this climate change problem is to rehabilitate and maintain functional integrity of watersheds that have critical functions of water storage and release, infiltration, drainage control, and soil moisture retention. Using watersheds as organizing units for planning and implementation of natural resource management and resilient livelihood development is an approach to effectively tackle an immediate and long-term climate risk reduction issues, in relation to floods and droughts. Taking watershed management concerns into consideration the proposed LDCF project on “Developing climate resilient livelihoods in the vulnerable watershed in Nepal” will embed Integrated Watershed Management approaches in Nepal through policy and practice at the national and sub-national levels. It will do so through establishing the legislative and institutional framework for integrated watershed management to address climate change induced hazards and introducing and scaling up integrated adaptive watershed management practices covering 844km2 of watershed areas and benefiting 121,606 vulnerable people. While the project interventions in the legislative and institutional frameworks will be at national and sub-national level, project investment in adaptive management practices will be done within sub-watersheds of the Dudh Koshi river basin which is the most vulnerable to floods and droughts.
In this context, the Administration and Finance Assistant will basically be responsible to manage overall admin and financial management and secretariat support to the Project Implementation Unit at the field level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the National Project Manager and day to day supervision of field coordinator, the Administration and Finance Assistant will be responsible for providing overall financial management, administration and day to day operational support for smooth and effective implementation of the project activities.
The key roles and responsibilities are given as follows:
Impact of Results:
Smooth administration and financial management of the project; proper documentation of all payments related to Project expenses; value for money ensured; proper maintenance of financial records, personnel, procurement and inventory and submission of true and fair financial report.
Detail Job Description : https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=100645