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Innovative Partnership Fund Expert (7 positions), Level : SB 4/Peg 1 (Only for Nepalese nationals)
|Location :||Provincial Programme Implementation Unit (PPIU) (one in each Province), NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility of extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||July 2022|
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.
The Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP) is the national flagship programme of the Government of Nepal (GoN) to build institutional, organizational and individual capacity at all levels of government, with special focus on the provincial and local levels. The ultimate goal of the Programme is to attain functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable provincial and local governance. The Programme aims to contribute to delivery of quality services at provincial and local levels, promote local development and enhance economic prosperity. The Programme will achieve 14 outputs under the following three outcomes:
The PLGSP serves as an umbrella programme of the Government in providing capacity development support to the provincial and local governments. As such, the Programme will establish a common framework for coordination and coherence of all governance-related programmes at the provincial and local levels and accommodate other donor-funded programmes. Thus, the PLGSP will provide a coherent approach to capacity development under the federal system.
The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) is the executive agency of the Programme. The seven provincial governments, the 753 local governments, the restructured Local Development Training Academy (LDTA) and seven provincial-level training centres (Provincial Centres for Good Governance) are the implementing agencies of the Programme. The Programme is supported by international development partners, namely, the Department for International Development (DfID) of the United Kingdom, the European Union (EU), the Government of Norway, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the United Nations.
MoFAGA is partnering with UNDP to support the implementation of the Programme through Technical Assistance (TA). A key priority of the TA is recruitment of TA staff, their capacity building and knowledge enhancement including orientation and continuous backstopping support in coordination with the Programme Management so that they deliver on the intended outputs.
The province governments have a major role to play in facilitating and implementing the Programme, benefitting both province and local governments. All provincial governments have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with MOFAGA to be a part of the Programme implementation. To support the provincial governments in the implementation of the Programme, a Provincial Programme Implementation Unit (PPIU) has been established in the Office of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers (OCMCM).
Likewise, the Programme envisages that all provincial governments will establish training centers, proposed as the Provincial Centers for Good Governance (PCGGs), with the role of serving the capacity development needs of the local governments in the provinces as well as the provincial governments themselves. In relation to the Programme, PCGGs will function as the capacity development service provider to the provincial and local governments.
The output 12 of the PLGSP is dedicated to the establishment and operation of an Innovative Partnership Fund. The core objective of this fund will be three-prong: 1) to promote innovative approaches to governance with the focus on strengthening downward accountability, transparency, participation, gender and social inclusion; 2) to establish relationships between the local governments and the PGs in the spirit of cooperative federalism; and 3) to bring in innovations in service delivery particular on local economic development. The key results to be achieved under the output 12 includes: a) Innovative Partnership Fund (IPF) established under OCMCM, b) IPF operationalized to incentivize innovation, and c) vertical cooperation established between PGs and LGs.
In this context, a number of technical assistance personnel will be deployed by the Programme to support the implementation of the PLGSP activities. This Terms of Reference (ToR) describes the functions, responsibilities and expected results of the Innovative Partnership Fund Expert to be stationed at PPIUs, as well as qualifications/experience, competencies and selection criteria required for the incumbent.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
Overall responsibilities of the assignment are to:
1. Support the establishment of PPF board and operationalization of the Fund to enable provincial and local governments strategize, plan, execute and manage IPF activities as envisaged in the PLGSP programme document:
2. Provide capacity building support to promote innovative approaches to governance with a focus on strengthening downward accountability, transparency and participation:
3. Support the establishing of coordination between local governments and provincial governments in the spirit of cooperative federalism:
4. Ensure strengthening gender and social inclusion through the adaptation of innovation practices:
5. Technical Backstopping and capacity building for IPF:
6. Perform any other tasks assigned by the concerned authorities.
Impact of Results:
Required Skills and Experience