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State Technical Officer – Sustainable Development Goals - Bhubaneshwar, Odisha (For Indian Nationals Only)
|Location :||Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||08 months (extendable)|
The UN General Assembly, and all its 193-member countries, in September 2015 adopted a global development vision entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 2030 Agenda was designed as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It lays out 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, to stimulate global action over the next 15 years on issues critical to humanity and the planet.
India committed to these SDGs at the September 2015 UN Summit and the SDGs officially came into force on 1 January 2016. The Government of India has actively engaged in nationalizing the SDGs from early 2016. NITI Aayog, the National Institution for Transforming India, has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the efforts on SDGs with ministries and states, indicative of “whole of government” approach. NITI Aayog is also responsible for formulating a vision document expected to be aligned with SDGs. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is responsible for providing an indicative national SDG monitoring framework.
The UNDP India Country Programme Document CPD (2018-2022) signed with the Government of India (GoI) aims at transformative change and development impact at scale. In line with this, UNDP has initiated active support to many state governments in mainstreaming SDG’s within their schemes and programmes as a part of an UN system wide to SDG roll out for visioning and planning in India. In view of India’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda, the Odisha State Government is committed to fulfilling the SDGs targets by aiming to improve the performance in Health sector, Education sector immediately, and focusing on long term economic growth.
Government of Odisha has signed MoU with UNDP to work collectively for the development of the state including the SDGs. Services of a technical officer are required to lead UNDP’s intervention regarding Localisation and Integration of SDGs in the State. Primarily the Individual Consultant will have to support the State Government in finalizing the Vision Plan 2030 and its roll out in the State. The technical officer shall report to State Head, Odisha.
Duties and Responsibilities
A. Provides support and inputs to strategic planning in line with the priorities and development objectives of the state governments in support of the SDGs through:
B. Support to research, analytics and capacity development. Strengthening the capacities for planning and implementation at state and district level, to deliver on key development priorities and objectives;
C. Support for Stakeholder Engagement
Any other work assigned by the supervisor.
Required Skills and Experience
Duration of the Work:
Schedule of Payments:
Evaluation Method and Criteria: Evaluation and ranking will be done based on the following criteria:
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 marks) of 70 marks will be eligible to appear for the interview. Top scoring candidate (out of total 100 marks) will be sent offer of consultancy in order of ranking.
Interview for the shortlisted candidates would be either conducted face to face in Bhubaneswar or by telephone /over skype.
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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.