Cluster Coordinator - (8 Posts)


Location : Joshimath, Yamkeshwar Berinag, and Betalghat - Uttarakhand, INDIA
Application Deadline :16-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 Year (Extendable)

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.


Background

The Government of Uttarakhand to reduce poverty by building strong institutions of the poor particularly the women under the DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission) the flagship program of Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. The current Technical Support project to the Department of Rural Development, Government of Uttarakhand is conceived to provide Sustainable Livelihood Approach with a focus on securing adequate and decent livelihoods that contribute to the wellbeing of people not only through income generation but also by creating strong coping mechanisms that mitigate the vulnerabilities that the poor face. The programme consists of a comprehensive set of capacity building initiatives to strengthen the community institutions, coupled with a range of support services to ensure the viability of the economic activities undertaken by the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) and their federations to include access to credit and financial services, business incubation and productivity enhancement services, business and financial management skills, livelihood or enterprise support, market linkage, etc.

UNDP in Uttarakhand is supporting Uttarakhand State Rural Livelihood mission by providing trained human resource.

Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana” (MKSP)

The “Mahila Kisan Sashaktikaran Pariyojana” (MKSP), a subcomponent of the Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-NRLM (DAY-NRLM) seeks to improve the present status of women in Agriculture, and to enhance the opportunities available to empower her. It was introduced as an independent livelihood initiative targeting women in the farm sector (agriculture and allied sector) under DAY-NRLM in 2011. Livestock, especially small ruminant has been envisaged in DAY-NRLM as an integral part of livelihood strategy. Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) has been included in MKSP as an integrated vertical. The program focus is to improve the present status of women in agriculture and enhance the opportunities for her empowerment by enabling access to extension services, farmer support in institutions and production assets such as seeds, water, credit, subsidy etc,

The programme further focuses on incorporating climate change resilient and ecological sound practices into the overall structure and involves an active role of Community Resource Persons (CRP).

In the context of the above UNDP is currently in the process of recruiting Cluster Coordinators under MKSP.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for executing specialist function at block level and generic coordination of field-based activities at cluster level.
  • Responsible for managing operation of enterprise.
  • Responsible for Livelihood Promotion in Block/Village through forward and backward linkage support.
  • Responsible for organizing and facilitating training on Livelihood at Block/Village level.
  • Responsible for providing technical  assistance, training and capacity building, formation of local groups as per the PGS or third party certification, ensure proper documentation of the local groups(LGs) , data uploading in the PGS portal, ensure that regular peer reviews are undertaken.
  • Monitoring the primary level of value addition works and thus ensuring quality product.
  • Responsible for supervising role of Community Cadre; providing handholding support and capacity building of cadres.
  • Responsible for maintaining data sets: ensure that this data is updated and submitted at regular intervals.
  • Coordinate amongst project staff for effective implementation.
  • Any other task given by supervisor Block/District/State team and CEO, USRLM


Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Should have exposure to social mobilization processes. tools and techniques.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Excellent analytical skills particularly with social processes.
  • Good communication and drafting skills

Management and Leadership

  • Ability to work in a team and train staff on the job on social mobilization tools

Corporate Competencies:

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

Essential Competencies:

  • Demonstrated willingness to work on poverty issues and the affected community
  • Suitable orientation to work with the deprived sections in the rural areas, vulnerability livelihoods

Specific domain understanding

Desirable Skills

  • Management & Leadership skills
  • Mentoring & Mobilization skills
  • Communication, Training, Presentation &Language skills


Required Skills and Experience

Post Graduate degree in Business Management/Rural Development/Rural Management/Social work/ Commerce/Sociology/Economics/Agriculture and Allied /Veterinary Science or PG Diploma in aforementioned disciplines.

Work Experience

0-1 year of relevant post qualification work experience in Livelihood promotion in large scale rural poverty reduction programmes, implementing on-farm/Off-Farm interventions in agriculture, dairy, enterprise promotion with farmers/groups/FPO.

Language:

Proficiency in Hindi & English-both speaking and writing and proficiency in computer skills.

Duration of the Work:

The contract will be awarded for one year initially. Working days will be as per the State Government/USRLM policy.

Travel:

10 -15 days travel per month within the state, districts, block and village would berequired.

Schedule of Payments:

Consolidated Annual Consultancy Fee (Remuneration) of Rs 277,776/- (@Rs. 23,148/- per month) 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 Uttarakhand;
  • The consultant would report to District Mission Managers in their respective districts.
  • 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, telephone and address) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professionalreferences.

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

Preliminary shortlisting would be done based on the following 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;

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 Dehradun or by telephone /over skype.

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.

Note - Please ensure that all the documents to be uploaded should be combined in a single PDF file before uploading as the system has provision of uploading only one document.

General Conditions for Individual Contract-
http://www.in.undp.org/content/dam/india /docs/procurement/UNDP%20General%20Conditions%20for%20Individual%20Contracts.pdf

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

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.



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