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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: vishakhapatnam
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-24

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City Project Coordinator



The GOI-UNDP DRR programme is envisaged to support Central and State Government programmes and initiatives by providing critical inputs that would enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the efforts in Disaster Risk Reduction. The programme strives to strengthen the institutional structure to undertake Disaster Risk Reduction activities at various levels including risks being enhanced due to climate change and develop preparedness for recovery. The GOI-UNDP Climate Risk Management in Urban Areas through Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation project supported by USAID became operational in India in October 2012, covering eight cities including the city of Vishakhapatnam. The main objectives of the programme are (1) reduce disaster risk in urban areas by enhancing institutional capacities to integrate climate risk reduction measures in development programmes as well as to undertake mitigation activities based on scientific analysis; and (2) enhance community capacities to manage climate risk in urban areas by enhancing the preparedness. Under the project, specific activities are currently underway to attain key results such as: Preparation of City Disaster Management Plans, Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Analysis, training of communities to respond to disasters, action plans to strengthen Early Warning systems based on analytical studies, sectoral plans with key focus on mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in development programmes and knowledge management. 

In order to support the implementation of the project at the city level, it is proposed to recruit a City Project Coordinator for the city of Vishakhapatnam. The City Project Coordinator will report to the Project Coordinator at UNDP, New Delhi.

The City Project Coordinator will provide overall project implementation support at the city level and will carry-out the day-to-day management to ensure implementation of all project activities and support preparation of Annual and Quarterly Work Plans, Budget, Tender document, Financial Reports, etc. and will interface on project management issues between State/City Administration and, Project Coordinator at UNDP.   

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Assist in day-to-day coordination of City level activities as required for implementation of Climate Risk Management in Urban Areas through Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation;
2.Ensure consultation with various stakeholders with regard to  project implementation which includes: facilitating timely decisions on project management issues such as budget structure, annual work planning, financial management including advance of funds, generation of utilization certificates, implementation issues, audit and follow-up, find opportunities to harmonize and rationalize ongoing governmental procedures and UNDP rules, implementing monitoring, evaluation and research strategy, assessing development outcomes vis-à-vis city level planned targets and identifying and documenting policy lessons for replication and up-scaling at the state/city levels;
3.Help in drafting technical notes, letters, reports and other materials as required with respect to project implementation and also in the formulation of new proposals;
4.Assist the District/City level administration, Project Coordinator and UNDP Resilience portfolio in interfacing with other vendors and responsible parties in connection with implementation of the project activities as may be suggested by UNDP and flag deviations from the approved time schedules and delivery of outputs;
5.Participate in the Steering Committee meetings of the project
6.Support in complying with other requirements advised by MHA and UNDP insofar as it relates to the City level activities; 
7.Coordinate the activities carried out by the subcontractors of the projects in the city;
8.Contribute to effective qualitative and quantitative reporting and arrange appropriate documentation and dissemination of information;
9.Contribute to Knowledge management initiatives under the project;
10.Coordinate the other activities of the UNDP Resilience portfolio in Himachal Pradesh and provide timely updates to the Project Coordinator (Resilience), UNDP
11.Organize and participate in technical and monitoring consultations as per UNDP requirements;
12.Review Letter of Agreements (LOAs) and comply with all the requirements including release of funds as per the approved schedule;
13.Any other related tasks assigned by the Energy and Environment Unit.


Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: 

• Knowledge about India’s development administration systems.
• Good understanding of development issues such as human development, inclusive development, gender and participation, skill development and certification, entrepreneurship and Public private partnership models.
• First hand exposure to different Govt. programmes and schemes for skill development and entrepreneurship for women.
• Good understanding of PPP modalities and their implementation.
• Good understanding of monitoring budget, expenses and tracking the outcomes.
• Good understanding of management issues relating to human resource, budgeting, partnership for development projects.
Communication skills: 
• Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Building Strategic Partnerships:
• Establish, build and sustain effective relationships, partnerships and alliances, advocate effectively and communicate sensitively
• Strong networks across diverse sectors at leadership levels.
• Result-orientation and ability to develop strategic approaches
• Identifies problems and propose solutions
Corporate Competencies:
• Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Core Competencies:
• Works as a team member
• Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicating effectively
• Ability to work independently and under pressure
• Schedules activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources; monitors performance against development and other objectives and corrects deviations from the course.
• Self-development, initiative-taking
• Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking. 

Required Skills and Experience


Post Graduate degree in, social sciences, disaster management, geography, environment, management or relevant disciplines.


  • Overall 5 years of experience required.
  • Experience of working in the field of Disaster Management & climate change is desirable
  • Experience of working with the Government will be an added advantage.
  • Language Requirements

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Telugu is essential.

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Good communication, drafting, skills.
  • Good managerial skills, proficiency in general office automation, computers and IT enabled skills. 


Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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