e-Governance cum Reporting Expert (7 positions)


Location : Dhulikhel, Nepalgunj, Pokhara, Biratnagar, Hetauda, Surkhet and Kailali, NEPAL
Application Deadline :30-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Aug-2017
Duration of Initial Contract :Six months
Expected Duration of Assignment :June 2018

Background

The Local Governance and Community Development Programme (LGCDP)-II implemented by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) and supported by a range of development partners, is transitioning into the Sub National Governance Programme in the context of the new federal Constitution. The Constitution has envisioned the three tiers of government system; federal, provincial and local.  The rights and responsibilities of the three tiers of governments are prescribed in the Constitution.

With this background, the LGCDP II has been extended for one more year as a Transition to Sub National Governance Programme (TSNGP) with the objective of supporting institutionalization of sub national governance for smoother and efficient transition management. As part of the TSNGP, the Policy and Programme Support Facility (PPSF), a UN Joint Programme (UNJP), provides technical assistance (TA) for the effective implementation of the larger Programme.

 The e-Governance cum Reporting Expert  will be supporting the TSNGP at provincial level through Provincial Support Units (PSUs) to achieve the TNGSP Programme goals, purpose, outcomes and outputs.

The Expert will work under the overall supervision of the Deputy NPM and under the day to day supervision of respective Provincial Support Coordinator cum Capacity Development Expert and  programmatically s/he will work under the guidance and coordination  of e-Governance Specialist and Monitoring and Reporting Specialist at the Program Coordination Unit (PCU).

S/he will be expected to collaborate with all the e-Governance and Reporting Experts at provincial level and initiate knowledge networking and contribute to a horizontal learning culture.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Specific tasks and responsibilities

 With respect to the general programmatic responsibilities, the e-Governance cum Reporting Expert will be expected to:

  • Participate in drawing up the Annual Strategic Implementation Plan (ASIP) and the Annual Monitoring & Evaluation Plan (AMEP), as appropriate, relevant to their province;
  • Assist in periodic review of overall progress with regard to e-Governance at the provincial level;
  • Carry-out regular follow up & monitoring of TSNGP related activities at the sub national level and assess progress against SIP/ASIP and AMEP target and indicators;
  • Regularly draft and report  to PCU, the programme narrative and annual progress in relation to the TSNGP overall progress, in respect to their province;
  • Follow up on the implementation of e-Governance related activities in the ASIP in respect to their province in coordination with the e-Governance Specialist at PCU;
  • Guide and supervise the United Nations Volunteers (UNVs) working in the area of information and communication technology and e-Governance in respect to their province;
  • Document and share success stories and good practices on a monthly basis and contribute to the monthly Review report of the programme to PCU.

 In terms of specific technical responsibilities, the Expert will be expected to:

  • Provide inputs and guidance to strategies and policies on  the use of e-Governance in the sub-national governments in the new context;
  • Take the lead to provide technical support and inputs for the implementation and roll out  of the application of information and communication technology (ICT) in the governance processes of the subnational governments;
  • Assist PCU e-Governance Specialist to explore appropriate policies and strategies for increased connectivity and e-procurement etc in the sub-national governments;
  • Assist Monitoring and Reporting Specialist to feed information for the periodic reports;
  • Facilitate sensitization of the PSU  team and stakeholders on concepts and concerns relating to e-Governance;
  • Facilitate implementation and roll out of e-Governance based technology Municipal Administrative Revenue System  (MARS) at their respective province and that  the related targets are monitored, and reported with the PCU;
  • Provide technical inputs to IT process analysis and improvements as required by the PSU.

 Gender and SI Sensitivity:

  • Document progress particularly in relation to gender and social inclusion as the cross-cutting issue while reporting to PCU.
  • Provide inputs in relation to GESI issues as a cross cutting theme relevant to e-Governance


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:

  • Completion of Masters degree in e-Governance, Management with IT degree, Computer Science along with IT applications or Public Administration.

Experience:

  • 5 years’ experience in e-Governance, IT governance standards and policies;
  • Significant experience in Information System and e-Governance required;
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality reports on time;
  • Experience of working in a national government-managed programme would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with public administration focusing on local governance will be an added advantage;
  • Good command of spoken and written Nepali and English.


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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