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PROJECT MANAGER (ICRIN Project)
|Location :||Minsk, BELARUS|
|Application Deadline :||14-Mar-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||extendable|
Chernobyl raised deep concern among the affected people for their health, their lives and uncertainty over the future of further generations. There is still little awareness and limited popular knowledge of the degree to which radiation is a hazard and of how individuals and households can take practical measures to reduce their radiation exposure risk. The lack of appropriate information about Chernobyl’s effects has caused the low level of adaptation to the new environment, which has also inhibited individuals and communities from taking proactive steps to improve local living conditions.
Chernobyl/ICRIN project will have a profound impact on the people living in Chernobyl-affected territories in Belarus through meeting the priority information needs of affected communities. This goal will be achieved through the introduction of a sustainable response mechanism that will link the information needs (in health, environment and socio-economic spheres) of Chernobyl-affected populations with corresponding internationally-recognized, objective scientific knowledge, adapted to be understandable to information consumers. The capacity of regional authorities, media and community leaders to deliver information to local people will be built. The capacity of local population to effectively search for information they need, including through the use of ICT, will be developed. Improved access to information will help people live safely and productively in the affected territories and enable them to take action to implement community-driven recovery initiatives that will tackle their priority needs.
Goals and Expected Results:
The overall goal of the project is to empower and build developmental capacity of individuals and communities affected by the Chernobyl accident by providing them with the health, socio-economic, environmental and radiological safety information they require in order to make well-informed decisions about their future, increase human security levels of their settlements and to contribute to the long-term sustainable development and prosperity of their homelands.
Activity result: Information on healthy lifestyles delivered through locally-based information and education initiatives.
Activity result: ICT access points established.
Activity result: Trainings for media representatives and journalists on the levels of radiation, exposure risks and socio-economic development of Chernobyl-affected areas.
Activity result: Community-driven “safer-living” initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Manager works under direct supervision of the UNDP Country Office and in coordination with the National Project Coordinator. He/she is responsible for management of the project ‘Human Security for Individuals and Communities in Chernobyl-Affected Areas through Local Information Provision (International Chernobyl Research and Information Network)’ in Belarus which is a part of the Regional International Chernobyl Research and Information Network (ICRIN) project
The Project Manager leads formulation, management and evaluation of project activities, provides expertise and services.
The Project Manager supervises and leads project support staff and coordinates activities of the projects professional staff/consultants. The Project Manager works in close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office Belarus, UNDP RBEC, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, and civil society ensuring successful project implementation.
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures implementation of project strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective management of the UNDP ICRIN project in Belarus:
Ensures creation of strategic partnerships in cooperation with the CO programme staff focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures provision of top quality expertise services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
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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