Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Duty Station: Panchkula
The UN General Assembly, and all its 193-member countries, in September 2015 adopted a global development vision entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 2030 Agenda was designed as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It lays out 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, to stimulate global action over the next 15 years on issues critical to humanity and the planet. India committed to these SDGs at the September 2015 UN Summit and the SDGs officially came into force on 1 January 2016. The Government of India has actively engaged in mainstreaming the SDGs in its work from early 2016. NITI Aayog, the National Institution for Transforming India, has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the efforts on SDGs with ministries and states, indicative of “whole of government” approach. The NITI Aayog has prepared an Action Agenda (3 Years) and is preparing medium term perspective plan (7 years) and long term (15 years) goals for the country through a 15-year vision document for a period up to 2030, which will be co-terminus with sustainable development goals. The NITI Aayog has also developed the outcome output monitoring framework (OOMF). The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) is responsible for providing an indicative national SDG monitoring framework.
The UNDP India Country Programme Document CPD (2018-2022) signed with the Government of India (GoI) aims at transformative change and development impact at scale. In line with this, UNDP has initiated active support to many state governments in mainstreaming SDG’s within their schemes and programmes as a part of an UN system wide to SDG roll out for visioning and planning in India. In view of India’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda, Haryana too has set ambitious targets for itself for achieving the SDGs within the state and has already formulation its SDG Vison 2030 document.
To implement the ambitious targets set for itself in SDG VISION 2030, the Government of Haryana has partnered with UNDP to establish SDG Coordination Centre(SDGCC) under the aegis of Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute of Fiscal Management (SJHIFM) as part of the Finance and Planning Department. UNDP therefore is looking for a dynamic team of experts to be a part of the PMU in SDGCC and work closely with relevant government departments, technical agencies, UN agencies, civil society organization and academic institutions to provide the requisite impetus to the state government’s initiative in rolling out the SDGs.
The services of a SDGCC Monitoring & Evaluation Lead are required to lead a small team to set up a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to support the SDG 2030 VISION rollout in Haryana as per MoSPI and UNDP guidelines and in alignment with the approved project document and key performance indicators. The Technical Officer has to plug the data gaps and provide support in ensuring informed decision making using big data analytics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical support to the SDGCC Project team and various departments in the government to Design and operationalize an integrated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system based on the SDG VISION 2030 document and in line with the SDG indicators approved by MoSPI:
Coordinate with various internal & external stakeholders for effective monitoring of progress against targets set in the SDG VISION 2030 DOCUMENT:
Generate reports for effective management and accountability:
Capacity Building & Training of staff:
Required Skills and Experience:
Education: Master's degree in Statistics/ Economics/Business Economics/ Public Policy/Administration/ Public Finance/Business Administration/ Management
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and oral English and Hindi.