The UN Secretary-General established the UN SDG Action Campaign to inspire people and organizations from all backgrounds and every part of the world to take actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, while holding decision-makers to account for progress society-wide. The UN SDG Action Campaign is hosted and supported by UNDP and is based in Bonn (Germany) with a lean team that marshals rapid support for new initiatives as opportunities arise and provides partners with on-demand strategic creative services that inspire SDG action with an engaged community of activists and concerned individuals.
The UN SDG Action Campaign is working closely with cities and local governments to showcase how they are actively contributing to implement Agenda 2030, accelerating transformative action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for all, and everywhere. The UN SDG Action Campaign, together with the office of UNDP in Rwanda are supporting the City of Kigali to implement the Rainwater Harvesting and Smart Waste Management project in Mpazi and Busanza settlements, one of the winners of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge.
Within this context, the UN SDG Action Campaign is seeking to recruit a Project Supervisor to support the implementation of the Global Mayors Challenge in Kigali.
The project is addressing the issue of affordable water and smart waste collection in the two recently upgraded neighborhoods, one located in the informal settlement of Mpazi ravine sub-catchment area, Gitega Sector Nyarugenge District, and another in a resettlement of Busanza, populated by people who formerly lived in Kangondo, Nyarutarama.
In order to afford the high cost of water provision, while improving sanitation services, the project focus on promoting the use of rain water collected and distributed into house units, to be used as an alternative affordable water source in addition to commercial (WASAC) water provision. The project also include a new system of waste collection, directly collected from households through segregated waste bins, improving the living conditions of residents.
The project comprises interventions in the two sites located in Mpazi and Busanza and are focused on constructing rain harvesting systems and smart waste collection systems. The works will include construction of underground rain water reservoirs with its water distribution mechanism into the already identified buildings, one for each site ( Mpazi & Busanza), and also installation of seven stations of smart waste collection bins in total.
The Project Supervisor will support UNDP in the overall project coordination of the different project work components, liaising with the project team, and monitoring budget resources. The Project Supervisor will ensure the project’s implementation is on time, on budget and within the scope.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Supervisor, under the supervision of the City of Kigali, will work with the UNDP-UN SDG Action Campaign team to ensure effective project implementation in situ. He/she will be performing the following duties & responsibilities:
- Coordinate all project implementation activities for both sites
- Coordinate the project team and ensure timely deliverables of the project
- Together with the team, to review and approve the project technical aspects, including project design and planning
- Supervise day-to-day management of the projects, including supervising and monitoring the site progress and challenges
- Analyze requests and documents and ensure timely submission of payment requests by the project consultants, contractors and suppliers;
- Prepare periodical and situational progress reports on project. Report monthly and quarterly progress to the city of Kigali and for compiling Quarterly Reports to UNDP
- Prepare and organize user training and workshops
- Prepare requests to timely engage consultancy and contracting service providers
Achieve Results: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.
Think Innovatively: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.
Learn Continuously: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversity experiences.
Adapt with Agility: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands.
Act with Determination: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.
Engage and Partner: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration.
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.
Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:
|Business Direction & Strategy||Effective Decision Making|
|Negotiations & Influence|
|Digital & Innovation||Geospatial Analysis|
|External Relations & Advocacy||Event Planning & Execution|
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Education requirements
Min. years of relevant work experience
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
a) Personal CV, 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.
b) Cover Letter - indicating why the candidate considers him/herself to be suitable for the position.