Management Information System Specialist (MISS) - NPPP I (Open to Nepalese Nationals Only) NEX Project


Location : Kathmandu with frequent visit to MEDEP and MEDPA districts., NEPAL
Application Deadline :16-Apr-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jun-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :Annual contract with possibility of extension

Background

The goal of the Microenterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) is to contribute to the poverty reduction and employment generation efforts of the Government of Nepal (GoN) through micro-entrepreneurship development. This approach is in line with the strategy of the GoN’s periodic plans.

During the fourth phase of MEDEP, 73,000 new micro entrepreneurs will be created (30,000 with MEDEP resources, 32,000 by MEDPA and 11,000 Local Bodies) with particular focus on supporting households that are living below the national poverty line, women and the socially excluded, by strengthening the national system to support the establishment of micro-enterprise start-ups. This will be achieved by building the capacities of government at central and local levels to develop and implement policies for the support of micro-entrepreneurship, as well as by strengthening access to markets, finance and business development services.

Building on its experience of 14 years of providing support to micro-entrepreneurs in Nepal, MEDEP will create micro-enterprises indirectly, by mentoring, supporting  and strengthening the GoN’s Micro Enterprise Development for Poverty Alleviation (MEDPA). The programme will be implemented in partnership with central and local government institutions, as well as by supporting non-government and private sector organisations. MEDEP’s outcome therefore will not be limited to just creating new entrepreneurs. Its main contribution will instead be to endow Nepal with a sustainable institutional setup for the delivery and support of entrepreneurship even after the end of the programme.

MEDEP will also support peace and stability in Nepal, by significantly contributing to addressing poverty and social exclusion, which are among the root causes of conflict in the country.


Duties and Responsibilities

Management Information System Specialist will report to NPM through SMES.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review the existing MIS and database systems in MEDEP and design and upgrade as per need of MEDEP and MEDPA and internalise in all stakeholders as MED MIS common system, train officers of MEU/MOI, EDU/DDC, DCSI, CSIDB, partner organisations and BDSPO, DMEGA on installation and operation of MIS system in MEDEP Model;
  • Monitor, evaluate and follow up the use and results of MIS system at all levels as regular technical support;
  • Conduct orientation on developed MIS database to NPSO, APSO, MEDPA staff and other members as required;
  • Develop MIS Database User Manual and disseminate;
  • Provide data and information to NPM and other professionals for producing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports including other relevant sectoral reports as per the need of the programme;
  • Provide regular updated facts and figures in table, graphs, and charts as per need;
  • Develop appropriate formats for collecting data for database development and management in coordination with MEDEP Management Team;
  • Assist APSO team, BDSPOs and DMEGAs in collecting and compiling from the field, analysing and producing reports;
  • Assist other professional staff in preparing the M&E indicators in relation to objectives, output and activities as defined in Results and Resource Framework of MEDEP;
  • Assist in the preparation of a detail work plan for MEDEP’s MIS programme implementation to achieve output targets agreed formulation and preparation of Programme;
  • Review and prepare MIS to include future expansion of target participants, decentralisation and computerisation to district levels and self-evaluation system using the programmes;
  • Apply and implement the principles and processes of Gender and Social Inclusion as the cross cutting issue;
  • Prepare a logical model and functional specification of MEDEP-MIS. Conduct together with sub-contractor systems analysis of installation and decentralisation requirements;
  • Review TOR for hardware procurement, software programming, installation, training, operating manuals and maintenance.
  • Develop different software as per the need of the programme;
  • Design a dual language information retrieval system (Intranet) for all major programme documents, reports and manuals produced in coordination with Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication Specialist;
  • Prepare and submit reports based on the information and data received from APSOs and districts as required by MEDEP;
  • Update MEDEP Website regularly and provide technical support in computer system to all programme staffs;
  • Train and assist Management information system Associates (MISAs) working in APSOs to operate at APSO and district level.


Competencies

  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.


Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Should have Master's Degree in Information Technology or relevant fields.

Expereince

  • Three years of strong professional background with management information systems, with exposure in development field.

Language

  • Fluency in both spoken and written Nepali and English languages is required.


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.


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