Individual Consultant (1 Post) – Banking Coordinator - State Level (For Indian Nationals Only)


Location : State HQ at PMU, Bhopal– Madhya Pradesh, INDIA
Application Deadline :19-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Feb-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (with possibility of extension on availability of funds, extension of the project)

Background

The UNDP India Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) for the period 2013-17, signed with the Government of India enables UNDP to provide Development Support Services to the country. The aim of the Development Support Services is to help government improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of government programmes and schemes both at the national and state level. The signed CPAP, states that UNDP will provide demand-based development support services, including procurement support services, with requisite professional skills, personnel and technical resources with a view to supporting administrative efficiency and developing capacities of government agencies.

Government of Madhya Pradesh has launched a comprehensive entrepreneurship support programme in August 2014 named Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana (Chief Minister Young Entrepreneur Scheme http://www.dif.mp.gov.in/schemewiseTarAllo/MMYUYojana.pdf) wherein any resident of Madhya Pradesh aged between 18-40 years with minimum qualification of class 10th can make an application through MP-online  for setting up a new small scale enterprise in the industry/ service sector for an amount of INR 10 lakh to 2 crore. The scheme is implemented by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Employment. The benefits available to the entrepreneur under the scheme are three fold:

1.            Capital investment subsidy of 15% of the project cost (maximum INR 1.2 million)

2.            Interest Subsidy of 5% on applicable interest for 7 years

3.            Applicable Guarantee Fee for 7 years

There is a provision of entrepreneurial training under the scheme which will build the capacity of the first generation entrepreneurs in areas like accounting, finance, marketing and general management. Government of Madhya Pradesh and UNDP’s are partnering to establish an institutional mechanism for providing training and hand-holding support to 5000 entrepreneurs covered under the MYUY scheme across the 51 districts of the state.


Duties and Responsibilities

The District Facilitator will be based at the assigned District HQ of District Trade and Industry Centre (DTIC) of Department of Industry ,Govt of Madhya Pradesh in Bhopal and under the overall supervision of the Industry Commissioner, and Project Manager , MYUY project  he/she would carry out the following tasks:

  • Work closely with the officials of the Department of Industries to ascertain the problems faced by  entrepreneurs supported under the MYUY scheme pertaining to Banking and provide effective solutions including preparation/ modification of project proposals for MYUY entrepreneurs
  • Maintain an inventory of relevant documentation required by the entrepreneurs for accessing banking services pertaining to term loan and working capital
  • Support the project team in responding to the issues raised in various Banking fora viz. SLBC, DLCC for effective remediation of outstanding issues
  • Prepare regular updates related to the progress of the scheme – sanctions, disbursements, repayments of EMIs and Subsidy disbursement status for the project progress reports.
  • Document success stories incorporating good practices
  • Undertake periodic visits to District Headquarters augmenting the credit flow, removing bottlenecks and providing early warning signals regarding diversion of funds and incipient sickness
  • Discharges administrative and other responsibilities associated with the position and directed by State Head, UNDP, MP
  • Coordination with DTICs, Nodal Banks its branches and associate banks, and regular follow up.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Job knowledge and technical expertise

  • Has strong knowledge of project area and keeps abreast with new developments in areas of professional discipline and seeks to develop herself/himself professionally
  • Has sound knowledge of project management tools and utilises these regularly in work and assignments.
  • Able to calculate the EMIs and subsidy amount

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

Advocacy

  • 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

Education:

  • Preference: Graduate degree/diploma in Economics, Commerce, Financial Management, Banking, Rural Development and/or other relevant fields.

Experience:

  • Essential: A minimum of 3 years experience in Banking, credit facilitation including proposal writing, financial inclusion, microfinance
  • Desirable: Work experience with similar nature of work in Madhya Pradesh

Language:

  • 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.

Travel:

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

Schedule of Payments:

  • Consolidated Annual Consultancy Fee (Remuneration) of INR 6,00,000/- 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;
  • All the logistic support related to Office space, Computers, official travel will be provided by the UNDP/Government of Madhya Pradesh as per their prevailing rules;
  • 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 30% Marks;
  • Relevant Experience 70% Marks;

The shortlisted candidates will be required to undergo a written test. Only those candidates who score 60% and above in the written test will be eligible to appear for the interview. The Interviews 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.

For any clarifications, please write to ic.india@undp.org


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