Project Associate – Management Information System (STC)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Development, Information and Telecommunication Technology
  • Deadline:
    December 9, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description

Background
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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.

3.    Office/Unit/Project Description

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 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. Various schemes and programmes are being implemented by MoTA such as Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub Scheme (SCA to TSS); Grant under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India; Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students; Conservation -cum-Development Plan for Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, Grant to Aid to Tribal Research Institutes etc. for development of the STs in addition to the rights-based legislation Forest Rights Act 2006.

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs funds various infrastructure and livelihood projects under SCA to TSS and Article 275
(1) proposed by states to fill the critical development gaps in the tribal areas. Further, with the amendment to the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961 in 2016, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has been entrusted with the monitoring of the Scheduled Tribe Component (STC). An Online monitoring system has been developed which is aligned with the recommendations of the NITI Aayog for outcome monitoring of Scheduled Tribe Component (STC).

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. The partnership between the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will focus on strengthening systems and monitoring, both financial and physical performance of these schemes with focus on monitoring outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities

Main Purpose:
The Project Associate – Management Information System for Schedule Tribal Component (STC) will provide technical assistance to digitally monitor the fund allocated by the different national Ministries/Departments on the Scheduled Tribe Component. S/He will ensure engagement of all direct stakeholders and delivery of project objectives, in coordination with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs when needed.

 

The Project Associate -Management Information System (STC) will perform the following functions:
•    Provide technical support to SCA – developing standards and systems for monitoring “Pradhan Mantri Adi Adarsh Gram Yojana” (PMAAGY)
•    Provide support in updating and revamping STC MIS portal to monitor the financial and physical output & outcome progress of allocation and expenditure
•    Assist in analysing the PWC report intervention which aims to identify and optimizing relevant STC schemes for reducing developmental gaps in tribal areas
•    Assist in extracting and preparing several datasets from live server for reports like RTI, parliament questions and internal meetings
•    Assist in managing and providing handholding to stakeholder i.e,41Central Ministries & Departments, Central level officials and STC division

5.    Institutional Arrangement

Direct Reporting To1: Project Lead – CPMU, NPSA 9
Overall Reporting To2 : Chief Advisor – SDG Localisation and State Engagement, NOD
Reportees to this position (if applicable): Nil

Competencies
Core
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
Business Direction and Strategy
Strategic thinking
Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks
Business Management
Evaluation
Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks -Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and

Working with Evidence and Data
Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making

Business Development
Knowledge Generation
Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
Digital & Innovation
Data analysis
Ability to extract, analyse and visualize data (including Real-Time Data) to form meaningful insights and aid effective decision making
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Min. Education requirements
•    High School Education
•    or bachelor’s degree in technology, in social science, rural development, Arts or any other relevant field
Experience:
Min. years of relevant work experience
•    At least 6 years of work experience with High School
•    3 Years for candidates with bachelor’s degree
Required skills    
•    Experience of working with the Government institutions in information technology will be an asset.
•    Experience of developing Systems/ process for online monitoring of various programmes/ schemes in Central Government.
•    Deep understanding of Microsoft .Net technologies, architecture, configuration, deployment, and performance.
•    Significant application development experience in designing and building application using technologies like .Net, C#, ASP.net, Webservices and AJAX.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section    
•    Ability to meet deadlines
•    Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
•    Positive, constructive attitude to work
Required Language(s)    
•    Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of Hindi is desirable.
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