Presidency

H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah

President, Liberia

Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor

Vice President, Liberia

Vacancy: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) obtained funding from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) to support the Cross-Cutting Capacity Development (CCCD) Project for Liberia. The project will support the Government of Liberia to Strengthening National Capacities to Meet Global Environmental Obligations within the Framework of Sustainable Development Priorities. The project has four components:

1.         Integrated Environmental Knowledge Management System (EKMS)

2.         Enhanced institutional and technical capacities for mainstreaming

3.         Improving awareness of global environmental values

4.         Updating the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA)

 

The UNDP through the EPA as Implementing Entity (IE) intends to recruit the service of a Local Consultant, who will design/upgrade information technology infrastructure for collecting storing and sharing EKMS data and information. This project is in line with the GEF-6 CCCD Strategy objective 1, 3, and 5 which call for countries to: a) integrate global environmental needs into management information systems and monitoring, b) integrate MEA provisions into national policy, legislative, and regulatory frameworks, and c) update NCSAs, respectively.  The goal of this project is for Liberia to make better decisions to meet and sustain global environmental obligations.  This requires the country to have the capacity to coordinate efforts, as well as best practices for integrating global environmental priorities into planning, decision-making, and reporting processes.  To this end, the objective of this project is to strengthen a targeted set of national capacities to deliver and sustain global environmental outcomes within the framework of sustainable development priorities.  The project will be carried out via four linked components. Component 1: calls for the establishment of an integrated Environmental Knowledge Management System to meet global environment and sustainable development priorities, Component 2: focuses on enhanced institutional and technical capacities to mainstream, develop, and utilize policies for implementation of the three Rio Conventions, Component 3: works to improved environmental attitudes and values for the global environment, and Component 4: is the updating of the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA).  The project will take an adaptive collaborative management (ACM) approach to implementation, which calls for stakeholders to take an early and proactive role in the mainstreaming exercises, as well as to help identify and solve unexpected implementation barriers and challenges.  By taking an ACM approach, project activities and outputs can be more legitimately modified and adapted to maintain timely and cost-effective project performance and delivery. As a National Implementation Modality (NIM) project, its management team will be seated at the EPA.

Terms of Reference for the CCCD Consultant

Under general supervision of the Executive Director of the EPA, as Project National Director, the CCCD Local consultant  duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Design and Upgrade Information Technological Infrastructure for collecting, storing, and sharing Environmental Knowledge Management System (EKMS) data and information for male and female users.
  2. Provide advice and expertise on IT Strategy, infrastructure, design, building, and maintenance within the organization. Develop staff training module in utilizing the technology at hand within the organization.
  3. To carry out maintenance and optimization of web-station

 

Conceptual/substance-wise Responsibilities:

  • Have a technical competence in IT infrastructure designing and upgrading ,and curriculum development and training,
  • Demonstrates high integrity and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of Liberia’s Information Technology Infrastructures adaptation challenges and climate sensitive sectors, including the political environment and legal statutes as they pertain to environmental  data collection, sharing and managing
  • Ability to work and act under pressure
  • Sound decision making, impartiality, diplomacy and discretion
  • Proven ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, coordinate and monitor own work plan and provide advice and guidance to others; in-depth understanding of the climate change strategic direction; resourcefulness, sound judgment and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated sound judgment in resolving issues/problems; ability to proactively seek and recommend sound technical initiatives
  • Ability to actively seek to improve programmes/services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet declines 
  • Excellent and effective communication (verbal and written) skills, including ability to prepare reports and conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely conveying maximum necessary information, making and defending recommendations; ability to convey difficult issues and positions to senior officials
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity
  • Effective negotiating skills and ability to work with others to reach mutually benefiting and lasting understandings