Project Assistant

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    December 9, 2022


Job Description

UNDP has been working in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development. Together with the Government of India and development partners, we have worked towards eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, strengthening local governance, enhancing community resilience, protecting the environment, supporting policy initiatives and institutional reforms, and accelerating sustainable development for all.
With projects and programmes in every state and union territory in India, UNDP works with national and subnational government, and diverse development actors to deliver people-centric results, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the integrator for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the UN system, we are committed to supporting the Government of India’s national development vision and priorities and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs for the people and the planet.
UNDP India’s current Country Programme, 2018-2022, is in its final year of implementation. Our new Country Programme (2023-2027), which comes into effect in 2023, builds on our prior work and aims to provide an integrated approach to development solutions in three strategic portfolios:
  • Strong, accountable and evidence-led institutions for accelerated achievement of the SDGs
  • Enhanced economic opportunities and social protection to reduce inequality, with a focus on the marginalized
  • Climate-smart solutions, sustainable ecosystems and resilient development for reduced vulnerability

South-South cooperation, gender equality and social inclusion are promoted across the pillars. The programme is supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, strategic innovation and accelerator labs, and data and digital architecture.

You are invited to join a team of future-smart development professionals to support India in achieving the national and globally agreed goals. As part of the UNDP team, your focus will be to work with diverse stakeholders to find country-specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and reach those furthest behind first.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India, through its National Ozone Unit, the Ozone Cell, is responsible for the timely and effective implementation of Montreal Protocol in the Country. UNDP has been appointed as the lead implementing agency by the MoEF&CC for phase out of HCFCs in the consumption sector in India. The Environment, Energy and Resilience Unit in the UNDP Country office handles the Montreal Protocol portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbents will work closely with UNDP’s Chemicals team and Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC associated with the Montreal Protocol implementation. S/he shall also interact with all concerned stakeholders associated with implementation of the Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) phase out activities and support in achieving the targets set out in the agreement between the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund and the Government of India.
Under the overall supervision of the Program Manager, EER Unit, UNDP, the Project Assistants will perform the following duties:


Perform tasks as may be assigned by or Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC in context of the implementation projects and activities under the framework of Montreal Protocol

Support in implementation including oversight of ODS phase out projects and activities being implemented under the framework of Montreal Protocol

Compile and develop background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions through collection and analysis of relevant data

Prepare technical briefs, theme-based publications, presentations, etc., for technical assistance and awareness activities, including post event reports/summary of discussions, annual work plans and implementation framework

Assist in implementation and enforcement of policies and regulations pertaining to the implementation of the ODS phase-out activities

Liaise with other implementing agencies, relevant government and semi- organizations/departments and industry stakeholders in the implementation of Montreal Protocol projects and activities

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL     1:     Adapts    to     change,    constructively    handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly

in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL     1:      Appreciate/respect    differences,    aware     of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)
  Thematic Area Name Definition  
  Business Development Knowledge Generation Ability to   research   and   turn   information   into   useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a  stated need  




Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals  
  Business Communication Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous  
Management   manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience  
Digital & Innovation Tech literacy Ability to apply new digital tools or adapting their original use to create new insights, fresh perspectives

or develop solutions.

Digital & Innovation Data analysis Ability to extract, analyse and visualize data (including Real- Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making  
2030 Agenda:


Nature, Climate and Energy Chemicals     and     Waste:     Ozone    and     climate-friendly technologies  
2030 Agenda: Planet Nature, Climate and Energy Climate Change Adaptation: Public and private finance for adaptation solutions  
Required Skills and Experience
  • High School OR Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a recognized University
  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience post High school on environmental related issues including implementation of projects and activities OR A minimum of 2 years of work experience for candidates post Bachelor’s degree in engineering

Required Skills:

  • Ability to write reports including briefs on any topic/issue under the Montreal Protocol framework
  • Ability to carry out research and communicate solutions that guide decisions on strategic project directions
  • Provide technical support in creating the framework, governance mechanism, and structure for implementation of projects and activities under the Montreal Protocol
  • Ability to review and track implementation activities to ensure timely delivery and project sustainability
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and control resources, procedures, and protocols to achieve specific goals
  • Excellent documentation skills, including technical and analytical writing
  • Good IT skills and their application in day-to-day work
  • Experience in project/programme management
  • Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ Think Tanks will be preferred
  • Evidence of working with international organizations
  • Fluency in English and Hindi


Remuneration starting at INR 7,10,978 (Annual) / INR 59,248 (Monthly) as per the scale depending on qualifications and experience. The remuneration is excluding 8.33% pension amount paid over and above the salary.


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