UNDP Regional Policy and Technical Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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UNDP Regional Policy and Technical Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNDP Ethiopia looking for “Regional Policy and Technical Specialist”.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree may apply on or before 30th April, 2024.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity. Based at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 177 countries. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.

The UNDP has published a job vacancy announcement on 16th April, 2024 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Regional Policy and Technical Specialist to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

UNDP Job Vacancy 2024

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to establishing and maintaining a strategic understanding of, and engagement with, the substantive technical issues, institutions, and processes within the region, including establishing contact with and developing strategic partnerships with other agencies, donors, NGOs, the private sector, scientific institutions and the like;
  • Contributing to identification, development and implementation of new strategic programming opportunities and partnerships in the area of sound chemicals and waste management, resource efficiency, circular economy, plastic reduction and recycling;
  • Participating in global work-planning meetings, regional strategic planning, pipeline management exercises, etc.;
  • Participating in cross-substantive area technical dialogue, common strategic visioning, mainstreaming, programming, and other collaboration within the regional team;
  • Mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN entities and other relevant regional bodies and provide substantive inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives;
  • Advocate policy and programme progress that UNDP is supporting in various fora including relevant global and regional meetings (e.g., regional meeting of BRS, GFC, network meeting of the Montreal Protocol, Mercury group meeting, Plastics, etc.) and in the relevant stakeholder consultation process including academia and civil society;
  • Assisting in keeping the Regional Team informed of trends and issues with respect to the substantive technical area.
  • Supporting the development of strategic policy and guidance for strengthening UNDP Country Offices with chemicals and waste project design and implementation, including alignment with national priorities;
  • Assisting the development of and advocacy for specific policy analysis and development tools and guidance in support of programming and finance for sound chemicals and waste management;
  • Supporting the establishment of a trusted leadership role within the region;
  • Sourcing of technical expertise and support, including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports;
  • Contributing to regional retreats, focal area retreats, regional strategic planning, pipeline management exercises, etc.;
  • Promoting gender equity/empowerment in programming opportunities;
  • Helping to ensure that strategies and projects are aligned to country outcomes and UNDP corporate environment results in internal UNDP project tracking systems (e.g. ERBM);
  • Maintaining quality and accuracy in data and project management systems (e.g. PIMS+), management of Quantum Risks logs, and portfolio delivery rates;
  • Monitoring to ensure expected quality standards are maintained in project implementation reviews;
  • Supporting the RCU to internalize lessons from evaluations in programming in the region.
  • Track the international policy discussion and development under the Montreal Protocol and its Kigali Amendment, Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, Minamata Convention, recommend to UNDP Country Offices, and Hub Management new policy and strategic alignment options;
  • Provide trainings to the partners and stakeholders in the programme countries in the region on policies and progress of the Montreal Protocol, Stockholm Convention, Minamata Convention, GEF and MLF;
  • Contribute the crosscutting work of plastic governance in both chemicals & waste management and ocean protection into a coherent policy and programming framework;
  • Foster policy innovation in the specific thematic area to enhance programme delivery;
  • Assist in the provision of timely quality information and technical advice on the source of funds’ policies, priorities and activities;
  • Work with UNDP country offices and partners, draft, revise, finalize and help edit concepts and project documents for submission to donors;
  • Support the coordination of design, preparation, submission and approval of project proposals and requests for project development financing;
  • Support the liaison with potential (co)financing agencies and institutions;
  • Recruit technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports.

Position in Organization:

  • Position Title: Regional Policy and Technical Specialist on Chemicals, Wastes, and Plastics
  • Job Identification: 17159
  • Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Posting Date: 16/04/2024, 02:29
  • Apply Before: 30/04/2024, 09:29
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Agency: UNDP
  • Grade: P3
  • Vacancy Type: Fixed Term
  • Practice Area: Nature, Climate and Energy
  • Bureau: Bureau for Policy and Programme Support
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year
  • Required Languages: English
  • Desired Languages: French
  • Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
  • Mobility required/no mobility: mobility required

Minimum Requirements:


  • Advanced University degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in chemicals, economics, environment, finance and management or closely related field.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned fields in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience, will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with a Master’s degree, or 7 years’ experience with a Bachelor’s degree, in project/programme development and management in the Chemicals focal areas.
  • Knowledge of the institutions of the UN system, particularly international chemical conventions and relevant institutional mandates.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing policy advisory services in areas related to cooling, and/or chemicals, waste, plastics, circular economy is required.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Second UN language, particularly French, is highly desirable.

How to Apply UNDP Regional Policy and Technical Specialist Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it fully.

Then to apply, go to https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/17159

The Closing Date: 30th April, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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