The UN Secretary-General established the UN SDG Action Campaign to inspire people and organizations from all backgrounds and every part of the world to take actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, while holding decision-makers to account for progress society-wide. The UN SDG Action Campaign is hosted and supported by UNDP and is based in Bonn (Germany) with a lean team that marshals rapid support for new initiatives as opportunities arise and provides partners with on-demand strategic creative services that inspire SDG action with an engaged community of activists and concerned individuals.
The UN SDG Action Campaign is working closely with cities and local governments to showcase how they are actively contributing to implement Agenda 2030, accelerating transformative action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for all, and everywhere. The UN SDG Action Campaign, together with the office of UNDP in India are supporting the city of Rourkela to implement their Cold Rooms project, one of the winners of the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge.
Within this context, the UN SDG Action Campaign is seeking to recruit a Project Supervisor to support the implementation of the Cold Rooms project of Rourkela Municipal Corporation. The Cold Rooms project aims to address the high rates of difficult conditions experienced by street vendors. The Cold Rooms project focuses on the installation of solar-paneled cold rooms operated by women’s Self-help Groups (SHGs) with the objective to support refrigerating, selling or storage options. The project wants to provide a sustainable technological solution for farmers to operate, whilst creating a critical opportunity to connect producers directly with local consumers.
The Project Supervisor will work under the supervision of the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) and in coordination with the UNPD Office in Odisha state. The role is full-time and based in Rourkela.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Rourkela Cold Rooms Project Manager will work with the UNDP-UN SDG Action Campaign Network and perform the following functions:
- Provide overall management and operation of the Rourkela Cold Rooms Project in Rourkela, India;
- Facilitate the successful setup of the Project Delivery Team, in conjunction with the Rourkela Municipal Corporation and UNDP Focal Point;
- Work in collaboration with the Rourkela Municipal Corporation and UNDP Focal Point to ensure project implementation, and laying the necessary legal and institutional framework;
- Lead strategic planning, decision-making, and project delivery, in collaboration with key stakeholders;
- Facilitate the formulation of strategies to sustainably implement the project over the three year timeline, to ensure future sustainability;
- Manage the governance of the project, including community ownership;
- Carrying out a quarterly regular reporting on project delivery, producing target metrics and milestone deliverables for monitoring purposes;
- Support the Rourkela Municipal Corporation and relevant stakeholders to ensure project replication, as appropriate;
- Performs other related tasks as deemed necessary.
The Project Supervisor will directly report to the Commissioner, Rourkela Municipal Corporation and their extended team, as well as to the UNDP Office in Odisha State, specifically with the Project Technical Focal Point.
The Project Supervisor will also collaborate with other key stakeholders involved in project governance, including members of the Chief Minister’s Officer, key subject matter experts, the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and other Steering Committees.
Achieve Results: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.
Think Innovatively: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.
Learn Continuously: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversity experiences.
Adapt with Agility: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands.
Act with Determination: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.
Engage and Partner: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration.
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.
Cross Functional & Technical Competencies:
|Business Direction & Strategy
|Effective Decision Making
|Working with Evidence and Data Management
|2030 Agenda: Prosperity
|2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Education requirements
Min. years of relevant work experience
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
a) Personal CV, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
b) Cover Letter - indicating why the candidate considers him/herself to be suitable for the position