Gouvernement du Canada

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Environment and Energy Junior Professional Consultant

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : CANADEM
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Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : CANADEM's mandate is to create and manage a resource bank of qualified Canadians with skills in areas such as human rights, peacebuilding, democracy, security and reconstruction and to serve as a civilian standby mechanism for the United Nations and other international agencies conducting field operations.
Adresse : 1 Nicholas #1102
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 789-6125
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Randy Weekes
Courriel : randy.weekes@canadem.ca
Pays : Lesotho
Ville : Maseru
Secteur : Destination plurisectorielle ou transversale
Description du stage : UNDP Environment and Energy programme's support to the Government is aimed at adopting a integrated approach to proper management of natural resources towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, especially Goal 7 - Ensuring Environmental Sustainability. Environmentally friendly energy technologies will be promoted with the aim to reduce the high dependence on biomass for energy which contributes to accelerated rate of soil erosion as a result of soil cover loss. Burning of Biomass also contributes to respiratory diseases, which are easily contracted by people leaving with the HIV virus.

The Environment programme will be streamlined for an effective overall response to the myriad national challenges including widespread poverty and HIV/AIDS through mainstreaming sustainable development principles in the implementation of the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). The success of the current UNDP assisted national policy to scale up the fight against HIV/AIDS and the process of the government of Lesotho to decentralise services has created new opportunities for Sustainable land and natural resource management as it depends on a simultaneous and focused transformative programme delivery that seeks to break the vicious cycle of HIV/AIDS, Poverty and Food Insecurity at community level.

In Canada
The JPC will complete preparations tasks as guided by CANADEM prior to taking up the overseas assignment. These preparation tasks will include:
- review and completion of documentation related to such matters as health, security, contracts and finances.
- health consultations and preparation
- travel arrangements
- contact with overseas supervisors and background document reviews on the destination country, culture and the assignment
- attendance at pre-departure orientation program covering topics including adaptation, health, security, intercultural communications, success in international work environments and follow-on employment counseling.

The JPC will perform tasks in the following areas: support the UNDP program to promote the use of renewable energy technologies through monitoring of workplans, progress reports, field visits and discussions with implementing partners; actively review studies, reports and publications on Energy & Environment and draw up recommendations for follow-up within our program; analyze lessons learnt and document best practices and success stories; create and maintain contacts with (actual and potential) funding partners to identify resources for program and project activities; participate in the UN Technical Group on Environmental Management and contribute to the accelerated response called for by the Secretary General; contribute to updating the Country Office Website in terms of emerging information on Environment & Energy; perform any other tasks as may be assigned by Senior Management.
Organisation d'accueil : United Nations Development Programme, Lesotho
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.

The Kingdom of Lesotho faces a multiple crisis caused by the nexus of the HIV & AIDS pandemic, deep-rooted poverty and chronic food insecurity that is undermining past gains in socio-economic and human development and threatens the very existence of the state and people of Lesotho if not urgently addressed. UNDP ensures an integrated response to the complex and rapidly worsening development challenges facing Lesotho today.