Training Specialist- State Level (For Indian Nationals Only)

Location : Bhopal – Madhya Pradesh, INDIA, INDIA
Application Deadline :19-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (with possibility of extension on availability of funds, extension of the project)


Government of Madhya Pradesh has launched a comprehensive entrepreneurship support programme in August 2014 named Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana (Chief Minister Young Entrepreneur Scheme wherein any resident of Madhya Pradesh aged between 18-40 years with minimum qualification of class 10th can make an application through the General Manager, District Industry Centre for setting up a new small scale enterprise in the industry/ service sector for an amount of INR 10 lakh to 1 crore. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Employment. In 2016 , UNDP and Government of Madhya Pradesh have entered into a partnership to build an institutional structure to provide marketing support and capacity building for Entrepreneurs under the scheme. The partnership aims to provide relevant, context specific training and hand-holding support to 5000 entrepreneurs supported under the scheme and build their capacities in relevant areas of entrepreneurship development and marketing. Currently training to 2500 entrepreneurs is underway in all the districts of the state in a phased manner and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017. The training module has been finalized in consultation with faculty from Indian Institute of Management, Indore after a training needs assessment and a participatory module development workshop at Indore. The partnership adopts an ecosystem approach and leverages the strong network of District Trade Industries Centre in the state and UNDP’s global experience and expertise to extend comprehensive support to the entrepreneurs on issues related to finance, marketing, general and sectoral management.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Training Specialist will be based at the Department of Industry office in Bhopal and under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, he/she would carry out the following tasks:

  • To support MSY in addition to MYUY for training, handholding and marketing linkage;
  • To Provide Counselling and render documentation support to the entrepreneurs who are planning to setup their businesses or have already started their operations is also a priority work for Department;
  • Maintain close liaison with all the participating training institutions’ focal points to ensure seamless implementation of the project;
  • Scan the wider environment in the state and incorporate changes in the training module as may be required from time to time;
  • Coordinate with the training institutions at the field level to translate the changes in the training modules in the pedagogy;
  • Monitor the trainings delivery to identify the gaps;
  • Work closely with the officials of the Department of Industries to ascertain the problems faced by  entrepreneurs supported under the MYUY scheme pertaining to both training delivery and post training support and provide effective solutions;
  • Coordinate and follow up with the the trainers and entrepreneurs to ensure their participation in the training programme;
  • Maintain an inventory of relevant documentation required by the training institutions regarding the quality, effectiveness and the desired impact of the training;
  • Support the project team in responding to the issues raised in various Training fora viz. SLBC, DLCC for effective remediation of outstanding issues;
  • Represent UNDP and GoMP in various project related meetings, workshops and seminars in the state and incorporate the findings from these into the project implementation protocol;
  • Prepare regular updates related to the progress of the scheme – targets, achievements, post training support for the project progress reports;
  • Document success stories incorporating good practices in training delivery and impact assessment for wider dissemination in various fora;
  • Provide support in development of MIS and instant reporting system Department to address the needs of the Assemble, Audit and for presentation at higher level meetings;
  • Discharges administrative and other responsibilities associated with the position.


Functional Competencies:

Job knowledge and technical expertise

  • Has strong knowledge of training methodology and keeps abreast with new developments in areas of professional discipline and seeks to develop herself/himself professionally;
  • Has sound knowledge of training tools and utilises these regularly in work and assignments.

Results based management

  • Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals;
  • Demonstrates ability to generate innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.

Building and managing strategic partnerships

  • Identifies common interests and goals and carries out join initiatives with partners;
  • Makes effective use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships.


  • Brings visibility and sensitizes decision makers to relevant emerging issues;
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work.

Client Orientation

  • Demonstrates an understanding of client / partner / donor perspective and strives for high quality client oriented services;
  • Establishes smooth relationship and enabling environment between clients and service providers.

Team Spirit

  • Is able to communicate clearly and effectively;
  • Ability to work together with diverse team members and is able to incorporate contrary views.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Essential: Graduate degree/diploma in HR, Organizational Behaviour, Psychology and/or other relevant fields.


  • Essential: A minimum of 5 years’ experience in large scale training in government or private sector programmes;
  • Desirable: Work experience in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Hindi and English is required.

Duration of the Work:

  • The contract will be awarded for one year initially. Working days will be as per the State Government policy.


  • Extensive travel within the state and districts would be required.

Schedule of Payments:

  • Consolidated Annual Consultancy Fee (Remuneration) of INR 6,60,000/- payable in equal monthly instalments, upon submission of monthly progress report certified by the reporting officer.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • Contract will be administered by UNDP on behalf of the State Government of Madhya Pradesh;
  • The consultant will be located in the secretariat of department of MSME;
  • Consultant will be entitled for 2 days leave per month (non-encashable) with prior approval of the Supervisor.

Documentation required:

  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

Preliminary shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria:

  • Educational Qualification 50% Marks;
  • Relevant Experience 50% Marks;

The Interview for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted either through telephone/skype or face to face in Bhopal. The interview will be based on the competencies (skills) required as per the ToR.

If face-to-face interviews are conducted, travel costs will be borne by the shortlisted candidate.

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