Climate & Disaster Resilience Jobs at UNDP
As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.
UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. We advocate for change, and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
The Charter of the United Nations was signed in San Francisco on 26 June 1945, at the conclusion of the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and came into force on 24 October 1945.
Its purposes and principles are to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations based on equal rights and self-determination, and to achieve international co-operation in solving economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian challenges without distinction for race, sex, language, or religion.
UNDP is based on the merging of the United Nations Expanded Programme of Technical Assistance, created in 1949, and the United Nations Special Fund, established in 1958. UNDP, as we know it now, was established in 1966 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Partnership is at the heart of everything UNDP does. We offer a nearly universal presence. Our substantial expertise—both intellectual acumen and practical experience—cuts across diverse development issues and settings. These valuable assets combined with our long legacy of trust have made us a global partner of choice.
At approximately US$5 billion annually, donor and programme country contributions to UNDP represent one-quarter of all contributions to the United Nations development system. Learn more about the contributing countries that make UNDP’s work possible.
The UNDP Administrator is the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites the 40 UN entities that contribute to the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the country level and which collectively constitute the UN development system (UNDS).
The UNSDG provides strategic direction and oversight to ensure UNDS entities deliver coherent, effective, and efficient support to countries seeking to achieve sustainable development.
International Financial Institutions (IFIs) are an important source of development funding. They account for a substantial portion of the non-core (earmarked, project-specific) funding of UNDP. UNDP has formal agreements with some IFIs (the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank), and is working on additional agreements.
The private sector can make an important contribution to development by fostering innovation, providing funding, and promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries. In many of our programme countries, the preconditions for private sector development and the emergence of inclusive markets (i.e., markets that extend choice and opportunity to the poor as producers, consumers, and wage earners) are not yet in place.
Both global and local foundations are providing strong backing for UNDP’s development activities. We recognize the tremendous knowledge that foundations offer, ranging from governance and environment to health and financial inclusion; and work with them at the community level to better address local issues.
For UNDP, civil society constitutes the full range of formal and informal organizations that are outside the state and market. This includes social movements, volunteer organizations, indigenous peoples’ organizations, mass-based membership organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations, as well as communities and citizens acting individually and collectively.
UNDP has long enlisted the voluntary services and support of prominent figures as Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates to shine a spotlight on critical issues affecting our planet and its people. These well-known individuals are at the top of their field—whether it is film, television, music, art, or sports— and share a commitment to making the planet a better place.
Climate & Disaster Resilience Jobs at UNDP
We are now hiring expert practitioners for the following assignments:
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