Individual Consultant – Block Project Assistant – Rural Housing


Location : Block Development Office, (One position in each block Bhadrak (Tihidi), Ganjam (Patrapur), Koraput (Jeypore) Odisha, INDIA
Application Deadline :27-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :01st July 2021 - 31st October 2021

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 Odisha has committed itself to the people of Odisha that pucca houses will be provided to the rural landless and those who are staying in kutcha houses by 2019 under different housing schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), Biju Pucca Ghar Yojna, Nirman Shramik Pucca Ghar Yojna etc.

UNDP is assisting State Govt. in following spheres:-

  • Setting up of Project Management Unit (PMU) at the State, District and Block Levels.
  • In strengthening IEC activities.
  • To build capacities of various stakeholders involved in RH implementation.

In order to operationalize the Project, UNDP is currently in the process of recruiting Block Development Officer (Rural Housing) to support the nodal agency (State Government).

The Block Development Officer will work under the Block Development Officer who will provide overall project implementation and technical guidance.


Duties and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of Block Project Assistant will be as follows:-

  • Online data entry of 40 beneficiary at Block level in the centralized housing software i.e. AWASSOFT and the web portal of the Government of Odisha.
  • Prepare 20 reports and photographs of houses at various stages captured through Awaas App and other Apps developed by the state with concerned software databases.
  • Preparation of 12 reports on Beneficiary and Incentive.
  • Conduct 8 meetings in Block Development Office for successful implementing housing scheme of the block.

Any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time by Block Development Officer and other officers of District, State and UNDP.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • A proven record in computer operation and data entry.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Data storing, processing and delivering required information of assigned project.
  • Good time-management skills.

Corporate Competencies:

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


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Intermediate with Diploma/Certificate Course in computer applications  

Experience:

  •  6 Months

Language:

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken in English and Odia.

Duration of the Work:

  • The contract will be awarded till 31st Oct 2021 from signing of the Contract. Working days will be as per the State Government policy and project requirements.

Travel:

  • N/A

Schedule of Payments:

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 nos. of beneficiary
  • Upon Submission of 5 nos. of reports and photographs of houses at various stages captured through Awaas App
  • Preparation and submission of 3 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with BDO and update on program implementation status

25%

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 nos. of beneficiary
  • Upon Submission of 5 nos. of reports and photographs of houses at various stages captured through Awaas App
  • Preparation and submission of 3 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with BDO and update on program implementation status

25%

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 nos. of beneficiary
  • Upon Submission of 5 nos. of reports and photographs of houses at various stages captured through Awaas App
  • Preparation and submission of 3 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with BDO and update on program implementation status

25%

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 nos. of beneficiary
  • Upon Submission of 5 nos. of reports and photographs of houses at various stages captured through Awaas App
  • Preparation and submission of 3 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with BDO and update on program implementation status

25%

Total Payments of INR 40,216/- will be made in four schedules based against submission of  deliverables.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • Contract will be administered by UNDP on behalf of the State Government of Odisha;
  • The Block Project Assistant would report to Block Development Officer, State Government of Odisha and Block and District Project Coordinator-Rural Housing and;
  • All the logistic support, official travel expenses will be borne by the Government of Odisha as per their prevailing rules;
  • Block Project Assistant will be entitled for 2 days leave per month (non-cashable).

Application Process:

  • As per directives from PR & DW Department

Documentation required:

  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, Educational and Computer Skill Certificates as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

Evaluation Method and Criteria:

Preliminary shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria as mentioned by TOR:

•          Educational Qualification;

•          Relevant Experience;

•          Interview;

Those who short-listed based on TOR will be eligible to appear telephonic / personal interview. Candidate qualifying the telephonic / personal interview with 60% marks will be issued contract on merit basis.

Interview will be based around the competencies (skills) required as per the Terms of Reference (TOR). Travel costs for attending the skill test will be borne by the shortlisted Consultants.

For any clarifications, please write to: rh.odisha@undp.org



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