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 Government of India has accorded high priority and adopted multifaceted development strategies to promote socio-economic growth of Scheduled Tribes (STs) constituting 8.6% of the India’s total population as their human development indicators with regards to health, education, gender and other indices are well below the national average.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) being the nodal Ministry for overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for development of STs, has been pursuing the agenda of inclusive growth with Central and State governments to address the critical gaps in development of STs.
UNDP is supporting establishment of the Central Project Management Unit (CPMU) with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. CPMU will have a team of highly qualified experts who will be tasked to promote a holistic approach to tribal development.
UNDP proposes to hire Project Associate – Coordination who will be responsible to provide coordination support to CPMU ensuring high quality and accuracy of work for the CPMU. The Project Associate- Coordination promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
The Project Associate will work under the overall supervision of the Project Lead CPMU and in close collaboration with the UNDP Programme Officer and Project Team members. S/He will ensure engagement of all direct stakeholders and delivery of project objectives, in coordination with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs when needed.
• Support planning, monitoring and evaluation activities of the project, in articulation with the Project Manager.
• Support the organization of project reviews/tripartite meetings.
• Draft regular M&E project reports and assist in the preparation of project evaluation and/or review reports.
• Compile and consolidate project component reports monthly/quarterly/bi-annually.
• Ensure that project data are entered and updated on a timely basis.
• Update data in press releases and pages for project webpages, as needed.
• Keep archive of human-interest stories (most significant change).
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