Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources
The Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR) has received a grant from GCF through UNDP to implement a Project titled: Building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in Sudan. The implementation will cover nine States of Sudan, namely West Darfour, Central Darfour, East Darfour, West Kordofan, South Kordofan, Red Sea, Kassala, Northern and Khartoum
The project is based on the National Adaptation Plan, it supports climate change adaptation efforts among subsistence agro-pastoralist and nomadic pastoralist communities in dryland zones across nine states in Sudan. Its overall goal is to promote a paradigm shift in dryland pastoral and farming systems through an integrated approach by increasing resilience of food production systems; improving availability/access to climate resilient water sources, and strengthening capacities of institutions/communities on climate resilience. The project capitalizes on synergies in climate risk management practices across agriculture, water, and rang-elands to enhance water/food security under changing climate conditions. Key results are enhanced resilience to climate risks among subsistence farmer and nomadic pastoralist communities and promoting an enabling environment for long-term (post-project) adaptation activities in Sudan. Moreover, the enhanced capacity of the state-level administration in areas of environmental governance, management of shared natural resources, inter- and intra-state relations and how to establish a network of early warning systems will help prevent conflicts and out-migration in the targeted areas. Specifically, the project addresses three major strategic elements as follows:
- Resilience of food production systems and food insecure communities improved in the face of climate change in Sudan, benefiting at least 200,000 households and farmer and pastoralist with 35% women
- Improved access of water for human, livestock and irrigation to sustain livelihoods in the face of climatic risks in the nine targeted states benefiting at least 200,000 households
- Strengthened capacities and knowledge of institutions and communities on climate change resilience and adaptation.
To start the implementation of this important project, HCENR is intending to recruit the State Project Manager (SPM) Khartoum
- State Project Manager (SPM)
post : state project manager (SPM) Khartoum
project : building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in sudan
application deadline : 2th JULY 2022 at 2.00 pm
duration of the project : 5 years
expected starting date : 12th septemper 2022
duration of contract : for the duration of the project , renewable every year based on satisfactory performance
duty station : Khartoum
Scope of work and Responsibilities
The project will establish a State-level Project Management Units (SPMU) in the nine States covered by the project, each SPMU will be led by a qualified State Project Manager. The State Project Managers (SPM) are accountable the National Project Manager (NPM) at the national PMU and will be responsible for planning, implementation monitoring and reporting of state level activities. The SPMU will be assisted by a State Technical Committee (STC) composed of specialists in the fields of agriculture, livestock, water, soil conservation, microfinance as appropriate based on the focus of activities in the concerned states. This may be assigned by respective state ministries/institutions The SPMU will be hosted by the state Ministry of Agriculture or Livestock as appropriate.
Accordingly HCENR is intending to recruit 9 State Project Managers The SPM, working under direct supervision of the NPM, will have the following responsibilities :
- Be responsible for the management of the project activities and achieving intended outputs as planned at the state level
- Work closely with the State Technical Committee and organize and keep records of its meeting.
- The day to day operation and administration of the project activities at the state level,
- Prepare work plans, progress and finance reports and submit them to the NPM
- Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial reports,
- Work closely with state government related institutions and mobilize their support and commitment to the project implementation
- Mobilization of farmers and pastoral communities, and their leaders and champions, in the targeted villages and areas to engage effectively in the implementation of the project and benefits from its outcomes
- Prepare technical, information and evaluation reports as required and submit them to the NPM
- Support and facilitate the work and missions on the project staff, consultants to the states
- Regularly inform the state government on the project intends, activities and progress
- Support the NPM in the preparation of all evaluation reports as required by GCF/UNDP
- Capture and document lessons learned during project implementation;
- Manage and monitor the project risks initially identified and submit new risks to the NPM;
- University degree in environment, natural resources management, agriculture or related Field
- Demonstrated work experience of minimum 7 years (at least 3 years) in climate change adaptation, agriculture, rangelands, livestock, water and cross-cutting issues such as gender, social and environmental aspects of project implementation;
- Experience in working in states and rural areas in Sudan. Preference will be given to applicants from the states, with required qualifications, including from relevant government institutions
- Good understanding of the natural resource management, sustainable development related climate change adaptation strategies in Sudan is preferred;
- Demonstrated experiences in working with local communities (Farmers and Pastorals) and mobilization communities and their leaders and champions to support the implementation of the project
- Relevant work experience in project planning, management and M&E in relevant sectors. Experience in working UN funded projects is an asset.
- Ready to work under pressure, coordinate state experts and institutions and facilitating team work
- Women’s are encouraging to apply.
- Excellent knowledge of English including writing and communication skills.
Qualified and interested candidates are hereby requested to apply. The application should contain the following
- An application letter that briefly describes the interest and why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
- Personal CV (max 5 pages) of the Applicant indicating his/her education background, professional qualifications, all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone
- number) of professional references;
- Applicants should submit application letter together with curriculum vitae (including current address and contact number), copies (only) of relevant certificate and be able to provide any supporting documents may be required.
- Completed applications and supporting documents should be submitted to:
The office of the Secretary General of HCENR
Mekk Nimir Street-Khartoum P.O Box 10488
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