Individual Consultant – District Project Executive – Rural Housing


Location : District PD, DRDA office (One position in Mayurbhanj district) 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 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 and Drinking Water, 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 District Project Executives – Rural Housing to support the nodal agency (State Government). The District Project Executives would be placed within the office of the Project Director (DRDA).

The District Project Executives will work under the guidance of the Assistant Project Director (Rural Housing), DRDA and 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 District 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 20 reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details.

•Conduct 8 meetings in DRDA with DPC / APDRH for successful implementing housing scheme of the District.

•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

  • 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:

  •  Intermediate with Diploma/Course in computer applications

Experience:

  •  Minimum 6 months of relevant working experience

Language:

  • Knowledge of written and spoken English and Odia.

Duration of the Work:

  • The contract will be awarded from 01st July 2021 to 31st Oct 2021. Working days will be as per the State Government policy and project requirements.

Travel:

  • Travel within the state and districts would be required.

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 5 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with APDRH / DPC 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 5 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with APDRH / DPC 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 5 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with APDRH / DPC 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 5 nos. of reports on Beneficiary and Incentive details
  • Conduct 2 nos. of meetings with APDRH / DPC and update on program implementation status

25%

Total Payments of INR 40,216/- 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 Assistant Project Director (Rural Housing), and District Project Coordinator-Rural Housing
  • 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 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 Interview will be borne by the shortlisted Consultants. 

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



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