Block Mission Manager - Farm Livelihood (20 Posts)


Location : Almora, Nainital, Champawat, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri, Uttarkashi ,Udam Singh Nagar and Haridwar INDIA - Uttarakhand, INDIA
Application Deadline :20-Dec-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 has 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 that focusses on securing adequate and decent livelihoods that contribute to the wellbeing of people not only through income security 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.

The state governments are mandated to set up dedicated Mission Management Units at the state, district and village/community level for the effective implementation of the NRLM scheme. The mission provides regular hand-holding support to SHG/federations for a period of 5-7 years. At the end of a fully implementation cycle the SHGs/federations are well prepared to become resource institutions at the community level for providing evidence and support to other social initiatives. The programme focuses on agenda of inclusion of the poorest of the poor through transformation of the groups of rural women into empowered, self-reliant community organizations consisting of four stages of development (i) social mobilization, community institution and capacity building; (ii) financial inclusion; (iii) livelihood promotion/skill building; and (iv) convergence as clearly defined in the NRLM scheme document.

In order to support the Project, UNDP is currently in the process of recruiting Block Mission Managers- Farm Livelihood to support the nodal agency (State Government).


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions: The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results will have an impact on poor and marginalized sections of the community and help in reducing poverty.

  • Providing direction and management of work to the team at the block level
  • Responsibility for administrative and financial work at the Block level
  • Responsible for managing all field implementation activities – technical assistance, training and capacity building of CRP, m-CRP and Mahila Kishans, formation and nurturing of PGs, LGs, supporting VO livelihood sub-committee, livelihood CRP.
  • Responsible for liaising with Line department for convergence related activity.
  • Coordination and liaison with government departments/Banks/Social organizations and externally aided financial agencies
  • Responsible for effective livelihood implementation at block level
  • Organize Training and Capacity Building program, Cadre development,
  • Ensure both forward and backward linkage support.
  • Ensure quality documentation of case study and report writing.
  • M.I.S. management and updation.
  • Regular Reporting as per the set protocols to DMM
  • All other works as are necessary for Mission at the Block level
  • All other such works related to NRLM which shall be assigned by appropriate authority from time to time
  • To be willing to work in any Block assigned by the CEO and to undertake travel as and when required

The position is located in one of the blocks of the Uttarakhand allocated by the CEO, SRLM and the incumbent will be required to travel extensively in and outside the block


Competencies

Functional 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

Essential

  • PG Degree/diploma in Business Management, Rural Development, Rural Management, Social work, Agriculture and allied/Veterinary Science from a recognized University/Institute
  • Applicants from Uttarakhand would be preferred
  • Qualified female candidates are encourages to apply.

Experience:

  • Work experience of Minimum 2 years in livelihood promotion in large scale rural poverty reduction programmes, implementing Farm intervention in agriculture, Livestock, enterprise promotion with farmers/groups/FPO.

Language:

  • Proficiency in Hindi & English-both speaking and writing
  • 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 policy.

Travel:

  • Travel within the state and districts would be required.

Schedule of Payments: 

  • Consolidated Annual Consultancy Fee (Remuneration) of Rs 388,884/- (@Rs. 32,407/- 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 CEO SRLM, Government of Uttarakhand;
  • 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 number, Address) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

Evaluation and ranking will 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 



If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact the eRecruit Helpdesk.

© 2016 United Nations Development Programme