Individual Consultant


Location : Haldwani/Nainital, Kumaun Zone, INDIA
Application Deadline :14-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One year
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 Month

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 Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India along with UNDP has commenced a new GEF funded project: SECURE Himalaya (Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems) in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim.

The project aims to support the Government of India to effectively promote sustainable land and forest management in alpine pastures and forests in high range Indian Himalayan ecosystems that secure sustainable livelihoods and community resilience and ensures conservation of globally significant biodiversity and threatened species. It will engineer a paradigm shift from the current approach of conservation to demonstrate a new approach of landscape based conservation. This is an integrated approach, which focuses on working with various sectors and partners in areas within and outside protected areas, to effectively reduce threats to biodiversity of local, national and global significance.

The project would build up on the existing socio-economic development efforts in the region, for evolving innovative and participatory models for sustainable use of natural resources. It aims to achieve the objective of conservation by engaging local communities and collaborating with government and non-government agencies for conservation and promotion of sustainable resource use and livelihood.

The project would be implemented over a period of six years in the high altitude trans-Himalayan region and has the following major outcomes: (1) Improved management of high range Himalayan landscapes for conservation of Snow Leopard and other endangered species and their habitats and sustaining ecosystem services; (2) Improved and diversified livelihood strategies and improved capacities of community and government institutions for sustainable natural resource management and conservation; (3) Enhanced enforcement, monitoring and cooperation to reduce wildlife crime and related threats; (4) Effective knowledge management and information systems established for promotion of sustainable management practices in the High range Himalayan ecosystems.

Strengthening of Wildlife Management Information State Database Centre in Forest Department, Government of Uttarakhand. The Centre has been embedded in existing Forest Department, Dehradun under the overall guidance of Chief Wildlife Warden and technical support of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, MoEFCC, GoI. UNDP seeks to engage the services of IT Assistant to assist the senior IT Officer/Project Officer in developing and managing the database related to wildlife crime and human wildlife conflicts at state and circle offices.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will be responsible for providing services to the IT cell of Government of Uttarakhand for management of Wildlife Management Information Centre.  The specific tasks of the Consultant would be:

  1. Assist Project Associate in developing and managing Wildlife Management Information State Database Centre and concerned circle office
  2. Assist in information collection from the crime spot followed by analysis, information management and updation in the system
  3. Enter data coming from National Parks/Crime Sites/Landscape and assist in its completeness
  4. Assist in maintenance of IT infrastructure established at database centre
  5. Assist in Updation MIS of the field office and maintenance of database
  6. Assist in managing online Grievance Redressal System and Complaint Resolution System
  7. Assist in analysis, graphical representation of data, preparation of progress reports and Power Point Presentations
  8. Assist in responding telephone call, SMS, e-mails and other communication related to grievance redressal system
  9. Any other task assigned by the Senior IT officer/Project Officer IT


Competencies

Core Competencies   

  1. Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  2. Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate technical knowledge and sound judgment;
  3. Development and Innovation: Take initiative and present original writing skills using intelligent and professional inputs;
  4. Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  5. Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for lucid communication;
  6. Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;
  7. Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  8. Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

 

?Functional Competencies: Good knowledge of MS Office including data analysis knowledge in Excel, English and Hindi Typing


Required Skills and Experience

Recruitment qualifications

A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences / IT from a reputed University / Institution.

Should have minimum 02 years of technical experience in collecting/analyzing and entering data in MIS /Portal/Websites of state or central government project/agency

Experience of assisting online database/information flow between multiple departments/agencies

Language Requirements 

English and Hindi

Reporting requirements   

The Consultant is required to report to the Senior IT Officer / Project Officer IT

Schedule of Payment

Consolidated monthly Fee (Remuneration) of Rs. 25,000/- payable upon submission of monthly progress report certified by the reporting officer. The Consultant will be illegible for 02 days leave in a month.

Documents required

Updated CV, indicating past experience, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references with contact details.

Evaluation Method and Criteria

Shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria. 

  • Educational Qualification: 30 marks
  • Relevant Experience: 30 marks
  • Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (i.e. 42 marks) would be considered for written test / interview
  • Written test and interview: 40 marks

The award of the contract shall be made to the candidates scoring the highest combined marks based on the above criteria.

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