PROJECT MANAGER (Energy Efficiency project)


Location : Minsk, BELARUS
Application Deadline :09-Mar-10 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-5
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2010
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :extendable

Background

The project’s strategy addresses capacity and awareness issues amongst state enterprises and local authorities by building capacity to provide information and consulting services, and training to local authority and state enterprise employees in energy efficiency.
 
The Project will support local authorities and state enterprises efforts to identify energy efficiency opportunities and increase internal investments to realize such opportunities in the DH&CHP sector, including the utilization of concessional financing opportunities being offered by central government. The Project team will assess opportunities of local bank loans for energy efficiency investment projects. In addition to building awareness the project plans to create momentum amongst local government for investment in energy efficiency by designing and testing employee bonuses for realizing energy efficiency and institutional incentives by enabling municipalities to retain a part of the savings they make from energy efficiency improvements.
 
The “Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements in the State Sector in Belarus” project was launched in partnership of the Energy Efficiency Department and UNDP.
 
The “Removing Barriers to Energy Efficiency Improvements in the State Sector in Belarus” project’s focus:
  • Increasing incentives for state organizations to invest in energy efficiency;
  • Increasing efficiency of financial resources available to the state sector for energy efficiency investments;
  • Replication of Project results by the Energy Center established within the Project.
Project’s objective:
Influx of internal investment in energy efficiency projects in the state sector increased as the result of the project implementation
More information about the project can be found at www.energy-efficiency.by


Duties and Responsibilities

Assume overall responsibility for the successful implementation of project activities and the achievement of planned project objective, outcomes and outputs.

  • Supervise and coordinate the project to ensure its results are in accordance with the Project Document, including any revisions which are made to the project document, and UNDP programming procedures;
  • Assume primary responsibility for the daily project management – both organizational and substantive matters, budgeting, planning and general monitoring of the project;
  • In consultation with the Energy Efficiency Department and UNDP, prepare detailed work plans for the project, ensure adherence thereto, draft work plan revisions and budget revisions, if required;
  • Assume overall responsibility for meeting the financial delivery targets set out in the agreed annual work plans, reporting on project funds and related record keeping;
  • Control expenditures and ensure an adequate management of the resources provided for the project;
  • Identify national experts and institutions to work for the project (in close cooperation with the Energy Efficiency Committee and UNDP);
  • Prepare and agree with the Energy Efficiency Department and UNDP terms of reference for national consultants and subcontractors;
  • Guide the work of consultants and subcontractors and oversee compliance with the agreed work plan;
  • Organize and supervise workshops and training needed during the project;
  • Prepare necessary project progress reports, as required by the relevant UNDP, GEF or national procedures;
  • Ensure adequate information flow, discussions and feedback among the various stakeholders of the project;
  • Conduct negotiations on cooperation with the Energy Efficiency Department, target municipalities and institutions in order to identify and mobilize resources;
  • Assist the Energy Center when developing and implementing project activities and achieving sustainability by the end of the project;
  • Maintain regular contact with the National Project Director and UNDP Belarus on project implementation issues of their respective competence;
  • Ensure proper operational and financial completion of the project on time and within budget;

Undertake any other actions related to the project as requested by UNDP or the National Project Director.


Competencies

Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing development projects
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination and facilitation skills, ability to work in team
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Results oriented, flexible and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of UNDP systems an advantage

Working knowledge of the energy sector in Belarus;

  • Management experience in public or private administration;
  • Outstanding project management, organizational and communication skills;

 

 

 


Required Skills and Experience

  •  University degree in energy engineering or management or an environmental field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in technical assistance project management (preferably UNDP projects funded by the Global Environment Facility);
  • Working knowledge of the energy sector in Belarus;
  • Proficiency in English and Russian;
  • Good computer literacy.

Project Manager works under supervision of UNDP and in coordination with the National Project Director assigned by the Energy Efficiency Department; Project Manager cannot be employed elsewhere during the entire course of the project.

This is a locally recruited position
  • UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest.
  • No telephone inquires will be entertained. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
 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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