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Senior Programme Coordinator, GOI-UNDP Project on ‘Implementation of rural sanitation initiatives for Ganga rejuvenation in Jharkhand’
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Feb-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months (renewable)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (renewable)|
The Ganga forms the largest river basin in India in terms of catchment area, constituting 26% of the country's land mass. In addition to the immense religious significance of the river Ganga in the country, it also supports livelihoods and well-being of around 45% of the country’s population. However, high pollution levels in the Ganga are a cause of concern to humans and also to the diverse biodiversity supported by the river. In this context, the national government has taken up rejuvenation of the river Ganga as one of the major national priorities.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the nodal agency of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India mandated with the responsibility of ensuring abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga through a river basin approach promoting inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management. NMCG also aims to ensure minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and environmentally sustainable development.
In this context, UNDP has been in discussion with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation to develop a project through which it can provide technical and implementation support to NMCG in its efforts to rejuvenate the river Ganga. UNDP will support national as well as state government initiatives undertaken through NMCG programmes. The proposed engagement with NMCG builds on the extensive experience of UNDP in the country on a diverse range of aspects including ecological restoration, water management, institution building, capacity development and community mobilization. This engagement will be implemented by UNDP through the Development Support Services (DSS) modality in close cooperation, oversight and guidance of the NMCG. The project will mainly focus on improved sanitation and especially on sustainable solid and liquid waste management through enhanced local capacities and linked livelihoods.
UNDP is looking for a dynamic individual to be the Senior Programme Coordinator for the GoI-UNDP partnership for the project on the ‘Implementation of rural sanitation initiatives for Ganga rejuvenation in Jharkhand’.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions: Under direct supervision of the Deputy Country Director and the guidance of the Assistant Country Director, Energy and Environment Unit, the Senior Programme Coordinator will lead the team comprising members at the State office, the District Project Management Unit and implementing NGOs.
In this capacity, s/he will be responsible for the day-to-day management and overall implementation of the project. S/he will be responsible for the following:
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Senior Programme Coordinator will be responsible for the following functions:
Building Strategic Partnerships
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Knowledge and Skills
Required Skills and Experience
Experience: Minimum 15 years of relevant experience as Programme/Project Manager or Programme Coordinator at senior level of responsibility in the State or at national level in environment and natural resources management, rural sanitation, water management, rural livelihoods or related fields.
The candidate should have a proven track record in the following areas:
Language Requirements: Fluency in English and Hindi is essential. Knowledge of regional language(s) of the project states would be an asset.
UNDP strives to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunities approach. All selection is on merit.
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.