National Consultant, Monitoring Systems, Job in Kenya - UN

Responsibilities

The National Consultant – Monitoring Systems will assess the institutional monitoring systems and develop a plan for strengthening the national monitoring systems, with responsibility for the following:  

Conducting a thorough review of existing literature, reports, and databases related to biodiversity monitoring in Montenegro;

Assessing the methodologies, indicators, and tools used for data collection, analysis, and reporting;

Evaluating the institutional arrangements, including roles, responsibilities, and coordination mechanisms among relevant agencies and stakeholders involved in biodiversity monitoring;

Identifying gaps in data collection, analysis, and reporting, including geographical, taxonomic, and temporal coverage;

Analysing the adequacy of existing monitoring frameworks for capturing changes in biodiversity and related ecosystems;

Assessing the capacity and resources available for biodiversity monitoring, including technical expertise and financial support;


Conducting consultations with key stakeholders, including government agencies, research institutions, NGOs, and local communities, to gather their perspectives and insights;

Presenting the assessment report to the relevant stakeholders and provide clarification and guidance on the recommendations, objectives, and expected outcomes of the national monitoring system strengthening efforts;

Developing a detailed plan for strengthening the national monitoring systems, including specific actions, timelines, responsible parties, and resource requirements;

Providing guidance on the integration of innovative technologies, methodologies, and approaches for improved data collection, analysis, and reporting;

Recommending mechanisms for enhancing institutional coordination and collaboration among stakeholders involved in biodiversity monitoring;

Ensuring alignment of the monitoring plan with national and international frameworks, policies, and conventions related to biodiversity monitoring and conservation;

Presenting the plan to the project team, national institutions, experts, and other stakeholders, incorporating their feedback and suggestions;

Drafting related chapters of the updated NBSAP; Providing inputs to the updated NBSAP summary 1) for policy makers and 2) for public dissemination.  

The National Consultant will work in collaboration with the other consultants engaged under Montenegro’s Early Action Support project.

Qualifications/special skills

Minimum qualification of completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.

An advanced academic degree (Master’s degree) in biodiversity conservation, environmental sciences, ecology, or a similar field, is highly desirable.

A minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience in biodiversity monitoring, data analysis, and assessment is required.

Strong knowledge of national and international frameworks, policies, and conventions related to biodiversity monitoring and conservation is required.

Proven expertise in conducting assessments and evaluations of monitoring systems and frameworks is required.

Familiarity with the local context and specific challenges of biodiversity monitoring in Montenegro is required. Excellent analytical, research, and report writing skills is desirable.

Deadline: Jul 18, 2024

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