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Project Manager (Enhancing Human Security in the Chernobyl Affected Areas of Belarus)
|Location :||Minsk (re-advertised), BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||01-Jul-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 years|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The radioactive fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has affected human security in three key ways. Firstly, it has created significantly destabilized income security by disrupting agricultural production. Secondly, it has created health risks – mostly relating to the consumption of radioactively contaminated foods. Thirdly, many people still lack the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to live safely in conditions of low-dose radiation exposure.
The project covers five administrative districts of twenty one affected by radioactive contamination: Slavgorod, Chechersk, Bragin, Stolin and Luninets. These target districts are broadly representative of the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus. They have a total population of over 220,000 - mostly rural and relying on agricultural employment and smallholdings for their livelihood.
The overall goal of the project is to enhance human security in the Chernobyl affected communities of the Slavgorod, Chechersk, Bragin, Stolin and Luninets Districts. Residents will be given the means to improve income security, minimize radiation exposure and practice healthy lifestyles. The project focuses on specific communities to develop and test new approaches; these can later be extended to cover other Chernobyl-affected areas in Belarus.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager (PM) assumes overall responsibility for the successful implementation of the project activities and the achievement of the planned project outputs. He/she oversees the day-to-day development of the project. The PM works closely with the Implementing Agency (the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus), the UNDP Country Office (CO) and project partners.
The Programme Manager supervises project personnel and provides direct supervision to the personnel with accordance to the project structure. The Project Manager works under direct supervision of the UNDP Country Office and in coordination with the National Project Coordinator.
Summary of key functions:
Ensures implementation of project strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Supports creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:
Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Required Skills and Experience
This is a locally recruited position
All interested candidates should complete the UN PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) at the following link:
http://un.by/pdf/P11form-6957.doc and attach it to the on-line application
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