Director, Strengthening Human Resource Management - (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

Location : National Centre for Leadership Development & Competency Assessment, LBSNAA (Mussoorie), INDIA
Application Deadline :15-Dec-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (extendable)

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.


Under a Government of India – UNDP projectStrengthening Human Resource Management of Civil Services” services of a Director, who will head the National Centre for Leadership Development & Competency Assessment, LBSNAA (Mussorie), are required. The project is collaborating with the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in implementing leadership development activities. As the apex training institution for the civil services, LBSNAA provides foundation training to the officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and allied All India Services. The Director- NCLDCA will work under the overall direction of the Vice-Chairman of NCLDCA and the Governing Body.

Management Arrangement:

  • The Director- NCLDCA will work under the overall direction of the Vice-Chairman of NCLDCA and the Governing Body;
  • The Director- NCLDCA will be initially supported by one Research Analyst and one.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Director, Strengthening Human Resource Management will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to NCLDCA;
  • Develop the institutional development plan for NCLDCA;
  • Develop the institutional capacity of NCLDCA for research, training, and competency assessment;
  • Ensure mobilization of interest and support of all stakeholders for NCLDCA;
  • Ensure adequate information flow, regular contact and feedback among the various stakeholders of the project;
  • Develop and implement strategies for leadership development of public servants;
  • Drive research and innovation in the field of leadership development;
  • Plan & organize knowledge sharing workshops, seminars, and discussions;
  • Monitor the operations of NCLDCA and ensure their alignment with the overall strategy;
  • Teaching probationers at LBSNAA;
  • Share publications, key technical documents, knowledge papers, articles, insights and experiences on related subjects with the project partners through a structured mechanism;
  • Provide technical support in procurement of goods and services for the NC-LDCA and ensure execution of contracts by vendors.


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 and discrimination.

Key Competencies:

Leading the Centre:

  • External Awareness: Understands and keeps up-to-date on local, national, and international policies and trends;
  • Vision: Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organization change. Influences others to translate vision into action;
  • Strategic Thinking: Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization in a global environment, Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks. Positions the organization for future success by identifying new opportunities; builds the organization by developing or improving products or services. Takes needed steps to accomplish organizational objectives.

Managing Self:

  • Integrity/Honesty: Behaves in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Models high standards of ethics;
  • Continual Learning: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development;
  • Resilience: Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity;
  • Oral Communication: Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively; clarifies information as needed;
  • Written Communication: Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience;
  • Flexibility: Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles;
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations;
  • Interpersonal Skills: Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.  

Substantive Knowledge and Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of leadership development concepts, theories and applications;
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, training, & research methodologies and working knowledge of related statistical packages;
  • Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet;
  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree in the field of Human Resource Management, Organisation Behaviour, Psychology, Management, Business Administration or related field from a recognised University/ Institution;
  • Ph.D. in the related field is highly desirable.   


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in training and development, HR and or/ leadership development, and/or competency assessment & development in large private/ public sector organisations/ government bodies or International/ Multilateral organisations;
  • Some experience of working with Central/ State Governments institutions including government training institutions will be preferred;
  • Experience of Research in the related areas is desirable. 


  • Excellent command of the English language;
  • Proficiency in Hindi. 


  • Willingness to travel for NCLDCA related activities.    

Remuneration package is Rs.136,331/- per month + accommodation in the Campus. UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work life balance.

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