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Infrastructure Development Expert (7 positions), Level : SB 4/Peg 1 (Only for Nepalese nationals)
|Location :||Locations of the seven provincial level training academies (Provincial Centres for Good Governance), 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 provincial governments have a major role to facilitate and implement the Programme, benefitting both province and local governments. All the province governments have entered into the 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 province governments will establish their training centres, proposed as the Provincial Centre for Good Governance (PCGGs) with the role of serving the capacity development needs of the local governments in the province as well as the province government. In relation to the Programme, PCGGs will function as the capacity development service provider to the provincial and local governments.
Against this background, a number of technical assistance personnel will be deployed by the Programme to support the implementation of PLGSP activities. This Terms of Reference (ToR) describes functions, responsibilities and expected results of the Infrastructure Development Expert to be stationed at PCGGs, as well as qualifications/experience, competencies and selection criteria required of the incumbent.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions/Key Results Expected
Overall responsibilities of the assignment are to :
1. Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and other related ministries of the Provincial government on policies, norms, standards and guidelines on infrastructure development, National Building code, building bylaws, environmental codes with focus on sustainability, resilience and disaster risk reduction (DRR):
2. Provide technical inputs and backstopping support to achieve PLGSP Output 7: PCGGs made operational to deliver capacity development service:
3. Support the PCGG in building capacity of provincial and local governments in the area of infrastructure development with emphasis on sustainability, resilience and DRR:
4. Provide technical inputs and support to the Provincial and local governments in preparing inclusive master plan; Transport Master Plan, Periodic Development Plans and in other areas of urban planning:
5. Support mainstreaming of gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) throughout programme implementation:
6. Perform any other tasks assigned by the concerned authorities.
Impact of Results:
Required Skills and Experience