Individual Consultant

Location : Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, New Delhi, INDIA, INDIA
Application Deadline :04-Oct-18 (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

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.


Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is implementing a project titled “Preparation of Third National Communication (TNC) and Other New Information to the UNFCCC” which will assist India in undertaking the preparation of Third National Communication to the Conference of Parties in accordance with the Convention and build capacity to fulfil its commitments to the Convention on a continuing basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates will primarily be responsible for executing work related to financial management and providing administrative support

Financial Management

  • Assist in all accounting and book keeping related to the project/s.
  • Process timely payments of vendors, travel and other claims of staff. Coordinate with vendors and UNDP finance team for timely payment.
  • Keep track of all project contracts and related payments
  • Assist in preparation of documents for contracting and procurement of goods and services, including maintenance and physical verification of assets.
  • Within the assigned area of responsibility, draft letters/ correspondences, audit replies, etc.
  • Prepare and submit expenditure and project budget status reports;
  • Monitor project activities, budget and financial expenditures and maintain a proper record of approved project budgets and their revisions;
  • Follow-up on timely disbursements by UNDP CO;
  • Any other function as required pertaining to the effective implementation of the project.



Proficient in using of computers and office software packages

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in finance/accounts.

Experience: Essential: 3 years of relevant experience in financial management or accounting.

Desirable:  Experience of working with Government Organizations /UN organization/NGOs desired

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Experience in undertaking projects related to inventory development, vulnerability assessment and adaptation, GHG mitigation actions, and other aspects of National Communication. 
  • Experience in organization, coordination and management of international and national workshops. 
  • Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ NGOs/Private Sector/ Civil Society on similar assignments will be preferred.

Language Requirements:

Bi-lingual (Hindi and English), excellent inter–disciplinary, writing and communication skills.

Evaluation Method and Criteria


Salary Range INR 40,000/- per month

Documents to be submitted

Detailed CV with contact details of three references;

1. Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone, relocation charges etc. would not be reimbursed;
2. Travel, lodging and boarding as per UNDP rules subject to prior approval

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