Generating Global Environmental Benefits (GEB) from Improved Decision Making Systems and Local Planning in Pakistan.
Under the direct supervision of National Project Director (GEB), the National Project Coordinator has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Project Board within the constraints laid down by the Board. The National Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day management and decision-making for the project. The Project Coordinator’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results specified in the project document, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), acting as an implementing agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is providing assistance to Ministry of Climate Change, Government of in the preparation of the GEF Medium Size Project (MSP) “Generating Global Environmental Benefits from Improved Decision Making in Pakistan”. The project’s objective is ‘to remove the barriers to environmental information management and mainstreaming global environment concerns into economic decision making. The objective is two-fold in its focus, one related to environmental information, and the other to employing this information for improved economic decision making.. Accordingly, the project has three interrelated outcomes: (1) Regular availability of consistent and reliable environmental data; (2) A coordinated and robust environmental information management system, and, (3) Enhanced commitment and capacity for sustainable development planning and legislation. More details about the project can be found in the main project document with a summary in the beginning.
The project will be implemented in a devolved manner through the existing structures of the government and following a market based approach to the generation, supply and access of information. Nonetheless, the project provides for some additional personnel mainly to coordinate support, and technically assist its implementation.
Summary of Key Functions:
Provide support to the NPD and the Executive Committee and will not have any management authority of its own except as explicitly specified in these TOR. In the spirit of the devolved implementation, his main role will be to enable and support component coordinator in implementing their respective components effectively and accountably. He will also be the UNDP principle liaison for the project on a day to day basis. This will be a full time position with the following key duties and responsibilities:
(a) Assist NPD in preparing the Executive Committee Meetings and following up on its decisions. The PC will.
(b) Gather the component work plans and budgets and consolidate them into the project’s overall work plans and budget for approval of the PEC.
(c) Carry out the monitoring and evaluation procedures per UNDP agreed policies and procedures, including, among others:
(i) Oversee the day-to-day monitoring of project implementation. Keep a watchful eye and closely follow up progress in implementing the different components, and timely alert NPD to any major bottlenecks or issues affecting implementation;
(ii) Ensure progress reports of implementations by the component leads are adequate and received in time; consolidate these reports into the project overall progress and management reports, e.g., APR/PIR and project initiation report for submission to UNDP and PEC as required.
(iii) In consultation with stakeholders, recommend modifications to project management to maintain project’s cost-effectiveness, timeliness, and quality project deliverables (adaptive collaborative management) to be approved by the Project Advisory Board
(iv) Facilitate all meetings of the PEC
(v) Maintain effective communication with project partners and stakeholders to dissemination project results, as well as to facilitate input from stakeholder representatives as project partners
(i) Support the independent terminal evaluation
(ii) Ensure full compliance with the UNDP and GEF branding policy
(a) Manage the project’s overall account keeping track of allocations according to approved work plans and budgets;
(b) Prepare summary of expenditure against the approved budget allocation for use and consideration of the NPD, PEC and UNDP as required;
(c) Supervise the work of the Assistant Project Officer assigned to him/her; and,
Undertake any other tasks in relation to the PC role as mutually agreed with the NPD.