District Coordination Officer

UNDP, Maharastra, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd August, 2020


Job Description

About the Organization:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. They advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for them. They provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. They promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Position: District Coordination Officer (Raigad, Maharashtra)

Background:

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project on “Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities” supports the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to enhance the resilience of the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations, particularly women, in the coastal areas of India to climate change and extreme events, using an ecosystem-centered and community-based approach. In addition, this project contributes towards the achievement of climate priorities outlined in India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (2008), the State Action Plans, as well as commitments outlined in India’s Nationally Determined Contribution (2015).

Duties and Responsibilities:

The candidate will work under the direct supervision of the State Project Manager (SPM) and the respective State focal point (Government Counterpart). S/he will act as the focal point in the district for coordination and overseeing implementation of all activities under all three outputs of the project mentioned above at district and landscape level. This includes holistic stakeholder management, liaising with government counterparts, ensuring communication between district and state level officials, data collection for monitoring purposes and facilitating capacity building programmes for local communities.

The incumbent shall perform the following tasks:

Managing project at district level

  • Develop district level management plans to be incorporated in the state level work plans for effective coordination at all levels
  • Ensure the timely and effective implementation of the district level management plans.
  • Develop rapport with relevant government officials at District, Block and Gram Panchayat level.
  • Support the district administration in day-to-day coordination required for smooth implementation of various activities in the districts;
  • Develop district level management plans to be incorporated in the state level work plans for effective coordination at all levels
  • Support State Project Manager (SPM) for preparation of Agenda and Background paper for the State Project Steering Committee meetings.
  • Assist SPM in organizing respective project workshops and events ensuring participation from communities and government counterparts where necessary
  • Provide support to the SPM for preparation of state relevant reports.

Data collection and capacity building

  • Collect primary/secondary data /information relevant to the project activities.
  • Organize informal education and awareness campaigns across the district on climate change and its impacts, and the need to conserve and restore ecosystems, to support livelihoods and protect from extreme events
  • Support village-level capacity building efforts in target landscapes with respective NGOs
  • Periodically monitor progress and landscape level and report back on developments to the State office.

Stakeholder management

  • Coordinate and work closely with all officials relevant to project activities at district, block and panchayat level.
  • Establishing linkages with government agencies at GP, Block and District level to identify the additional needs for enhancing resilience of the vulnerable community including women.
  • Work with NGOs and community to ensure good quality of work being done and use of participatory approach.
  • Coordinate with the NGOs engaged in the District under project and ensure that activities are not duplicated.
  • Ensuring participation of women, youth and marginalized groups fully in livelihoods activities and decision-making processes at Panchayat, Block and District level.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (essential) in social science, social work, rural management or related field.
  • Master’s degree in social science, social work, environmental management, rural management is desirable

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience (post bachelors) in general administration, programme support service, field work, management and coordination from the date of completion of essential qualification OR at least 3 years of relevant experience (post masters) in general administration, programme support service, field work, management and coordination from the date of completion of essential qualification.
  • Experience in engaging with local communities and capacity building
  • Experience of working with state government, NGO/CBO on will be highly desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Marathi
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

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