The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking applications for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP).
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) was launched in 1992 following the principle that global environmental solutions are usually only sustainable if local populations are actively involved, and direct community benefits and ownership are generated.
SGP grants are awarded based on decisions made by the voluntary National Steering Committee (NSC) guided by the Country Programme Strategy paper developed based on national environment and development priorities.
- The priority areas for SGP are:
- Sustainable agriculture and fisheries and food security.
- Low-carbon energy access co-benefits.
- Community-based conservation of threatened ecosystems and species.
- Local to global coalitions for chemicals and waste management.
- Catalyzing sustainable urban solutions.
- CSO-Government-Private Sector Policy and Planning Dialogue Platforms.
- Enhancing social inclusion.
- Monitoring and Evaluation, and Knowledge Management. SGP is highly decentralized and implemented in a democratic, transparent and country-driven manner facilitated by the National Coordinator (NC).
- Local citizens from the Civil Society Organization (CSO) sector (including NGO, CBO, academic and scientific institutions, indigenous peoples, women groups); private sector representatives, donor institutions.
- Must have high credibility and broad experience working with CSOs, CBOs, and vulnerable communities.
- Must have the ability to represent the needs and interests of the constituency in committee discussions.
- Must also have the requisite knowledge of GEF focal areas: biodiversity, climate change, international waters, sustainable land management and persistent organic pollutants and specific themes such as gender, disability, sustainable livelihoods. Experts with proven experience in social inclusion, gender and disability are especially encouraged to apply.
- Functional competencies (must have the knowledge in one or more of the following):
- Core competencies
- Dedicated to assisting local communities in addressing environmental problems.
- Honesty and responsiveness.
- Ability to work in a team and be able to achieve consensus on disputable issues.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Sound judgment, fairness and strong client and results orientation.
- Selected candidates will be invited to serve as voluntary member of the NSC for three years. Interested and qualified individuals are invited to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.undp.org/zambia/call-applications-members-global-environment-facility-small-grants-programme-national-steering-committee