Individual Consultant – Block Project Coordinator – Rural Housing


Location : Bargarh, Bhadrak, Boudh, Ganjam, Balasore, Malkangiri, Nuapada, Puri, Sonepur, Sundargarh, 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 :01 July 2021 - 31 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 permanent houses would be provided to all the rural poor (people below poverty line) by 2019 under different housing schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), Mo Kudia(my house) / Biju Pucca Ghar programme. The current Technical Support project to the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Odisha is conceived to fast-track construction of Rural Houses with support from UNDP to strengthen a) Policy and Planning procedures including institutional mechanism for delivery, b) Improve Designs and introduce new technology to house construction and c) Build Capacities of stakeholders for construction and support Monitoring of the housing construction. The project thus conceived would focus on the following:

  • Initiating the process of setting up Project Management Unit (PMU) at the State, District and Block Levels.
  • Develop a communication strategy as well as IEC materials (in local language and illustrative form) for making government functionaries and the beneficiaries and the public aware of their roles and responsibilities under rural housing schemes.
  • Create a cadre of trained construction fraternity (engineers, masons, bar-benders and carpenters) and supervisors/community mobilisers to support green and disaster resilient housing supply & maintenance.

In order to operationalize the Project, UNDP is currently in the process of recruiting Block Project Coordinators - Rural Housing to support the nodal agency (State Government). The Block Project Coordinator would be placed within the Block Development Office.

The Block Project Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Block Development Officer and the District Project Coordinator who will provide overall project implementation guidance.


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.

  •  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.
  • Make 16 Field visits for Tracking the Gram Panchayat/Village-wise progress.
  • Maintain online Case Records of 40 beneficiaries of Rural Housing, toilets and other housing related benefits like wages under NREGA
  • Ensure tagging of 40 nos. of beneficiaries with Block officials and CBOs/NGOs

Any other housing related tasks assigned by the Block Development officer and District Project Coordinator


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • A proven record in supporting implementation of development programmes
  • Familiarity with government programmes will be preferred

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Strong analytical and planning skills.

Management and Leadership

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and requirements, and multitask as needed
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Corporate Competencies:

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


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree with PGDCA or certificate in computers

Experience:

  •   Minimum 1 years of relevant working experience

Language:

  • Knowledge of written and spoken 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.

Travel:

  • Travel within the state and districts would be required.

Schedule of Payments:

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 beneficiary at Block level in the centralized housing software i.e. AWASSOFT and the web portal of the Government of Odisha.
  • Make 4 Field visits for Tracking the Gram Panchayat/Village-wise progress.
  • Maintain online Case Records of 10 beneficiaries of Rural Housing, toilets and other housing related benefits like wages under NREGA
  • Tagging of 10 nos. of beneficiaries with Block officials and CBOs/NGOs

25%

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 beneficiary at Block level in the centralized housing software i.e. AWASSOFT and the web portal of the Government of Odisha.
  • Make 4 Field visits for Tracking the Gram Panchayat/Village-wise progress.
  • Maintain online Case Records of 10 beneficiaries of Rural Housing, toilets and other housing related benefits like wages under NREGA
  • Tagging of 10 nos. of beneficiaries with Block officials and CBOs/NGOs

25%

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 beneficiary at Block level in the centralized housing software i.e. AWASSOFT and the web portal of the Government of Odisha.
  • Make 4 Field visits for Tracking the Gram Panchayat/Village-wise progress.
  • Maintain online Case Records of 10 beneficiaries of Rural Housing, toilets and other housing related benefits like wages under NREGA
  • Tagging of 10 nos. of beneficiaries with Block officials and CBOs/NGOs

25%

  • Upon Online data entry of 10 beneficiary at Block level in the centralized housing software i.e. AWASSOFT and the web portal of the Government of Odisha.
  • Make 4 Field visits for Tracking the Gram Panchayat/Village-wise progress.
  • Maintain online Case Records of 10 beneficiaries of Rural Housing, toilets and other housing related benefits like wages under NREGA
  • Tagging of 10 nos. of beneficiaries with Block officials and CBOs/NGOs

25%

Total Payments of INR 84,432/- will be made in four schedules based against submission of monthly deliverables.

Institutional Arrangement:

  • Contract will be administered by UNDP on behalf of the State Government of Odisha;
  • The consultant would report to Block Development Officer and District Project Coordinator;
  • All the logistic support related official travel will be borne by the Government of Odisha 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, Educational and Computer Skill Certificate 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.

Interview will be based around the competencies (skills) required as per the Terms of Reference (TOR).  Travel costs for attending the Interview will be borne by the shortlisted Consultants. The contract shall be awarded on a merit basis.

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



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