Development and Resource Mobilization Consultant Job in UNDP
Location : Sawai Madhopur (Ranthambore) with part time in Jaipur/Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :24-Nov-15
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level : SB-3
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year (renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year (renewable)
UNDP Project: Support Strategic Programmatic Engagement at State Level
Supervisor: Member of the Legislative Assembly, Special Advisor for Strategy and Development and UNDP
India is a federal democracy with more than half of the general government expenditures being undertaken at the state and district levels. However, inter and intra state disparities continue to exist in terms of the pace of development and uptake of services because of several reasons. One of the critical reasons is disconnect between the local needs and the services being offered. UNDP supported project seeks to work closely with the state/ district governments to understand the local social, economic, political and cultural context and help improve delivery mechanisms for inclusive, efficient and effective governance structures and programmes. In this background, UNDP is soliciting services of a development consultant to work in Sawai Madhopur.
Summary of Key Functions: The Development and Resource Mobilization Consultant will be embedded in the Office of the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA). S/he will work under the overall guidance of the MLA and direct supervision of the Special Advisor for Strategy and Development and in liaison with the UNDP Programme Specialist, Poverty Unit to provide technical assistance. S/he will coordinate with District Collector, Zila Parishad, Nagar Palika and other local authorities to: leverage resourcesthrough activation and efficient implementation of relevant central and state government schemes and from national and international private foundations and organizations; identify best practice solutions to local development challenges; and and build and foster partnerships specially for monitoring implementation
Duties and Responsibilities: Identify key social, economic, and infrastructure priorities and needs;
Identify obstacles to effective implementation of policies and programmes and recommend ways of overcoming these;
Identify funding opportunities and mechanisms to support identifiedpriorities from existing government ( central and state) schemes and programmes; develop required proposals or DPRs together with local authorities leverage and build support for social and economic priorities through field visits, meetings, seminars and consultations and facilitate partnerships prepare relevant monitoring and status reports, monitor trends and new developments Assist in the development of the MLA’s web-based citizen feedback portal Guide the development, roll-out of relevant monitoring and evaluation tools Build and forge partnerships for ensuring optimalutilization oftechnical and financial resources mobilization through complementarity and to avoid wastage and unnecessary overlap Assist the local authorities in ensuring aid coordination across sectors and thematic areas, Any other responsibility as assigned by supervisor.
Core Competencies:Communicate information and ideas in an effective manner,
with excellent writing skills
Ability to work in teams
Collaboration and conflict management skills
Job knowledge and expertise
Thorough familiarity with the development context and challenges in the State
Good understanding of social sector schemes, particularly the flagship schemes
Building Strategic Partnerships
Identify critical points of integration across programme activities
Network effectively with partners to build strategic alliances
Identify capacity building requirements for counterparts and partners
Focus on impact and result and respond positively to feedback
Generate meaningful reports to asslst decision making by the local administration
Facilitating team work and Self-Management
Recognises opportunities to meet organizational priorities through team work
Encourages and creates mechanisms to share expertise and team approaches with partners and stakeholders
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work;
Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points for integration;
Takes a pro-active role in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigour in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion;
Organises and prioritises work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Responds to client needs promptly.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum requirement Bachelor’s degree in any field of development studies/ social sciences.
Experience: 4 -7 years of relevant experience of working in an inter- governmental institution or other organization working with government officials at the state or district level, with special focus on project implementation, advocacy and resource mobilization, including experience writing successful project proposals for seeking grants from funding organizations.
Language Requirements: Proficiency in spoken and written English and Hindi.
Other: Willingness to travel
A good knowledge of the state is an asset.
Remuneration package is INR 75,456/- per month (taxable) at Service Band: SB3/ peg 2. UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder.
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.
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