UNDP Nepal Job Vacancy : The Initiation Plan for “Capacity Development of Local Governments for Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihood Services (CDRIL)” aims to learn from experience of strengthening capacity of selected local governments of Karnali province to plan, execute and manage resilient and sustainable local infrastructure and livelihood services implemented as a pilot. The Initiation Plan will support the local governments to identify capacity gaps in terms of system, tools, instruments, knowledge and skills required for resilient planning, budgeting, procurement, execution, monitoring, reporting, resource mobilization, partnership, quality assurance and asset management; and build capacities for management of infrastructure projects and delivery of sustainable livelihood services. While doing so, a comprehensive package of capacity development support to the local governments, service providers and other stakeholders will be developed and tested with focus on empowering poor and excluded groups, women and people with disability for their meaningful participation in project selection and benefit sharing. The package of support, among others, will also include building technical capacities for conserving and regenerating the local environment, minimizing social and environmental impacts, promoting nature-based solutions and making sustainable use of resources complementing green recovery. The IP will further support improved coordination between the province and Palikas for strategic planning and investment to enhance overall resilience of communities. The lessons from the pilot will be documented, shared and disseminated with the government and other partners for replication and scaling up across other provinces and Palikas for delivering integrated resilient infrastructure and livelihood services.
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the implementation of the work plans, ensure the achievement of project results, manage resources as well as coordination with stakeholders for better synergy and greater development impact.
Duties and Responsibilities : UNDP Nepal Job Vacancy
3. Scope of Work:
1) Day to day management of the initiation plan and its implementation.
- Ensure that all activities under each output are prepared in a timely manner and implemented in accordance with stated outcomes and performance indicators;
- Prepare Annual Work Plans, Quarterly Work Plans and other documents for the approval of the Project Board;
- Ensure project resources, aligned with overall project resources are effectively used to achieve set project outputs and outcomes;
- Monitor and manage progress and update risk management status to the Project Board;
- Lead monitoring, quality data collection and timely submission of technical and progress reports to the donor, partners, and UNDP;
- Provide expert advices on local infrastructure development;
- Support UNDP in organizing Project Board meetings on a regular basis; and
- Consult with the Project Board through Project Assurance officer on any issues that require the Board’s attention, including issues related to deviation from the approved work plans and deviation from the approved target and/or budget).
2) Recruitment, coordination, and supervision of staff, consultants and contractors.
- Lead day-to-day management of all project personnel (staff, consultants and contractors);
- Develop terms of reference and technical specifications of consultants and contractors requiring procurement;
- Support the recruitment process in consultation with the UNDP Field Office and Country Office; and
- Provide supervision and coordination of the work of project personnel to ensure delivery of project outputs and outcomes in a timely manner.
3) Coordination, management and monitoring of project finances, administration, procurement and logistics.
- Act as the focal point for the UNDP Country Office to ensure that all financial and administrative matters related to the initiation plan are transparently, expediently, and effectively managed in line with UNDP rules and regulations;
- Develop narrative and financial reports for the Project Board;
- Ensure timely preparation and implementation of the procurement plan; and
- Oversee proper use and maintenance of office equipment.
4) Ensure Gender and Social Inclusion work through project interventions.
- Provide advice and direction on strategic and policy issues to strengthen gender & social inclusion initiatives in the programme plan and implementation strategy;
- Ensure the participation of women and people from disadvantaged group in planning and decision making;
- Make sure women and people from disadvantaged group are sufficiently benefitted from project result; and
- Facilitate in creating an environment to address GESI issues;
5) Developing and maintain strong relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders.
- Establish and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders including province government, participating local governments and other relevant stakeholders at local level;
- Keep abreast of the initiatives of government and other stakeholders relevant to this initiation plan; and
- Facilitate strategic dialogue between federal, province and local governments for better synergy and coordination.
6) Monitoring, evaluation, reporting, knowledge management and communication of the project.
- Prepare key operational reports including quarterly reports, annual reports and other thematic reports as necessary summarizing findings, achievements, conclusions and recommendations on the progress of the project in the country as per the requirements;
- Supervise the development of knowledge products (including brochures, briefs, documents on lessons learnt, evaluation reports);
- Facilitate the dissemination of information about the objectives, progress, and achievements of the project;
- Take the lead, coordinate and participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, workshops, training sessions and meetings related to the project; and
- Create and foster good working relationships with the media (social media, newspapers and journals, radio, and television).
4. Institutional Arrangement: UNDP Nepal Job Vacancy
Under the overall guidance of UNDP DRR, the Project Coordinator will work under a matrix structure with dual reporting line to UNDP’s Portfolio Manager, Inclusive Economic Growth on project cycle management, compliance and reporting and Head of Field Office in Surkhet for day-to-day management, monitoring and coordination. The duty station of the Project Coordinator will be in Surkhet, where the project office of CDRIL will be located.
- Gender Issues & Analysis
- Gender Mainstreaming
- Inclusive Growth
- Inequality and exclusion
- Inclusive Growth
- Job/ Employment /Decent work Promotion
- Inclusive Growth
- Local Economic Development
- SDG Integration
- Economy-wide analysis
Required Skills and Experience : UNDP Nepal Job Vacancy
5. Minimum Qualifications of the Successful NPSA:
Min. Academic Education
- Master’s degree in engineering, project management or development economics, or another relevant subject.
- Min. years of relevant Work experience
- Seven years of experience as, Project Coordinator or infrastructure specialist.
Required skills and competencies
- Ability to manage and supervise a team of multidisciplinary professionals;
- Knowledge and understanding of local infrastructure needs;
- Prior experience working with provincial and local government primarily on local infrastructure development.
Desired additional skills and competencies
- Good of UNDP rules and procedures or experience of completing UN assignments would be an asset;
- Prior working experience in Karnali region.
- Required Language(s) (at working level)
- Fluency in oral and written Nepali and English is essential.
6. Travel: UNDP Nepal Job Vacancy
The Project Coordinator is required to have frequent travel throughout the project period to the participating local governments of Surkhet, Kalikot and Dailekh District.
7. The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
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