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Programme Specialist, Rural Growth Programme (RGP)
|Location :||Dushanbe, TAJIKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||09-Apr-10 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year initially|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 years|
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director the Rural Growth Programme (RGP) Specialist has the overall responsibility for the implementation of the RGP in Soughd region, northern Tajikistan. The RGP Programme Coordinator is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on targets and outcomes for the RGP.
The RGP Programme Specialist will share with the CP Manager, management responsibility over UNDP area managers and other project staff involved into RGP as required.
Rural Growth Programme
The Rural Growth Programme in Soughd Region Tajikistan is an $18 million three year initiative, commencing 2010. The Programme builds on the experience and lessons learned from the previous phase of the Communities Programme (CP) and the Zerafshan Valley Initiative (ZVI) which aimed at the improvement of governance systems in rural areas and increasing rural peoples’ access to finance, social infrastructure and employment opportunities. It also builds on the experience of the GTZ Microfinance for Rural Areas project and the Private Sector Development project.
RGP is a multi-sectoral programme with invested partnerships between UNDP, DFID, GTZ, IOM and other partners. UNDP is the main implementing partner of the RGP. Each agency has a lead on particular Program components – UNDP on governance and GTZ on private sector development, agriculture and micro-finance. RGP focuses on strengthening governance systems and their role in enhancing economic development in Soughd Region through applying an Area-Based Development (ABD) approach with integrated planning. It is an integral part of the UNDP umbrella Communities Programme and of the GTZ Sustainable Economic Development Programme.
The goal of the RGP is to enhance more inclusive economic development in rural areas of Tajikistan in support of the National Development Strategy (NDS) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).
The Program aims to foster an environment for rural economic development in Soughd Region, Tajikistan through:
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Specifically, the RGP Programme Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:
The RGP Programme Coordinator provides strategic leadership and oversight of the RGP programme with the following expected results:
The RGP Programme Coordinator is responsible for financial and human resources management of the RGP programme with the following expected results:
The RGP Programme Coordinator ensures proper relationship management with the following expected results:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Communication and networking
Required Skills and Experience
Since UNDP Tajikistan currently has a majority of male employees, we strongly encourage qualified female applicants for this position. UNDP seeks to ensure that male and female employees are given equal career opportunities and that staff members are able to keep an appropriate balance between work and private life.
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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.