Individual Consultant – Project manager


Location : Dehradun, Uttarakhand, INDIA
Application Deadline :29-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Months

Background

UNDP strives to have a workforce, which reflects diversity and gender balance, and applies an equal opportunities approach. UNDP does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are on merit.

Background

The UNDP has engaged with the State Government of Uttarakhand to provide technical support in several sectors for implementation of flagship Government programmes, externally aided projects and State schemes and programmes. Under this collaboration UNDP in Uttarakhand will also be supporting the Department of Skill Development and Employment in mobilisation of  high quality human resource within and implementation of capacity building training plan of existing and newly recruited professionals will lead to directly in achievement of the World Bank funded  Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project (UKWDP) objectives of improving the quality and relevance of training at priority Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and of increasing the number of labor-market-relevant workers through short-term training in Uttarakhand.

The UKWDP will contribute to these objectives by supporting Uttarakhand to strengthen the delivery of skills and training programs to produce higher-quality workers with relevant market skills and increasing access. This state-level skills development project would also play a strategic role in the World Bank’s engagement in the skills agenda at the national level. An in-depth experience and lessons from Uttarakhand would inform the national-level engagement and could also provide a demonstration effect. There would be close linkages and synergies between the proposed project and the national-level engagements.

 UNDP will therefore support the Uttarakhand Workforce Development Project in hiring of team of professionals and provide capacity building support through trainings, workshops, exposure visits and Knowledge Management along with documentation of best practices. The team of professionals will help the project in implementation and monitoring of project activities while as UNDP team of experts will provide timely capacity building trainings to strengthen the delivery of skills and training programs and to produce higher-quality workers with relevant market skills and increasing access.

In context of above, UNDP is looking to hire a Project manager to support the State Project Implementation Unit of UKWDP /Department of Skill Development and Employment in implementation of the project.

The Project manager would be placed with the UKSDM.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Managing and coordinating implementation of the project on a day-to-day basis.

  • Preparing project’s annual work plans, including operations and budgets.

  • Overall monitoring of project activities of UKSDM.

  • Selecting (with the approval of the Mission Director) and managing UKSDM staff and ensuring their proper training and readiness.

  • Considering proposals for procurement of local technical assistance for activities undertaken at the state level for short term training.

  • Mobilizing resources to meet project’s technical assistance needs.

  • Liaising with stakeholders (local and foreign) involved in implementing short term training

  • Submitting quarterly progress reports.

  • Coordinating activities of M & E, finance, mobilization and placement, training and MIS.

  • Reporting activities to Mission Director and Nodal Officer, UKSDM.

  • Support UKSDM staff in collation of data, preparation of presentations and any other reports as may be required by State Government or other agencies.

  • Any other tasks assigned by the Mission Director and Nodal Officer, UKSDM


Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the State;

  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in the subject area

  • of the project, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

  • Strong Oral and Communication skills.

  • Strong analytical, assessment and project planning skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to apply conceptual models in support of implementation of the various activities assigned by the SPIU/DSDE UTTARAKHAND

  • Good knowledge of the results-based management of the activities/initiatives;

  • Good working Knowledge of Computers, MS Office, ICT Tools;

  • Ability to lead implementation of initiatives.

Corporate Competencies:

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


Required Skills and Experience

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Essential – should have a Master’s degree in Management / Engineering/ Technology

EXPERIENCE

  • Essential- should have 8 years of experience of handling projects in the areas Trainings/ ITIs/ Technical Education/ Skill Development.

  • Must have experience of working with Govt. at national/ state level.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

LANGUAGE

Fluency of hindi and English is required

DURATION OF THE WORK

The contract will be awarded for one year initially

OFFICIAL TRAVEL

All official travel must be authorized and certifies in advance. Candidates will be entitled to get TA/DA as per government rules from SPIU/DSDE and In case of official journey outside the state , prior approval of disaster management cell shall be required.

SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS

Consolidated annual consultancy fees (Remuneration) of INR 7,20000 payable in equal monthly installments of INR 60000 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 Uttarakhand

  • The consultant should report to Director UKWDP

  • All the logistic support related official travel will be borne by the Government of Uttarakhand as per their prevailing rules

  • Consultant will be entitled for 2 days leave per month(non encashable)

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

Step 1: Short listing would be done based on the following criteria

  • Educational Qualification - 30 Marks;

  • Relevant Experience - 40 Marks;

Step 2: Personal Interviews (Face to Face/ Skype)

  • Suitability for the assignment - 30 Marks;

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview. The interviews will be conducted based on the competencies (skills) required as per the ToR. Final selection will be done on the basis of merit/marks secured in interview process.

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

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.


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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