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“Identification and Remediation of Contaminated Sites with POPs Project” has been granted by European Union under IPA Programme and will be executed by UNDP in partnership with Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, The General Directorate of Environmental Management. The project aims to improve environmental protection and the quality of life of citizens by protecting human health and environment from adverse effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other hazardous substances especially in contaminated sites through enhancing the implementation capacity of EU POPs Regulation and Soil Contamination Strategy. In order to achieve the project objective, and address the barriers, the project’s intervention has been organized into three components:
- Component 1. Technical and institutional capacity strengthening for management of POPs contaminated sites,
- Component 2. Identification and classification of contaminated sites with POPs
- Component 3. Pilot remediation activities
The Project Manager (PM), will be a locally recruited national selected based on an open competitive process. S/he will be responsible for the overall management of the project, including technical coordination and the mobilization of all project inputs, supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors. The PM will be tasked with the day-to-day management of project activities with substantive, financial and administrative reporting as well as managing contractual relations with the Contracting Authority. The PM’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the planned outputs and achieve the planned indicators and indicator targets by undertaking necessary activities specified in the project document to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost. This will require linking the indicators to the work plan to ensure Results-Based Management. PM will work in collaboration with the Chief Technical Advisor in terms of technical framework, while Chief Technical Advisor will be providing the overall technical framework under the supervision of the Portfolio Manager and the Projects Coordinator.
The Project Manager will report to the UNDP Turkey CO for all of the project’s substantive and administrative issues. The PM will be responsible for meeting government obligations under the project and will perform a liaison role with the Government, UNDP and other UN Agencies, NGOs and other project partners.
Objectives of the Assignment
Under the supervision of the Chemicals and Waste Projects Coordinator, the PM, duty-stationed in Ankara, coordinates administrative, operational and financial aspects of the concerned project with a view to ensure full compliance with the terms and conditions of concerned agreements signed with the donors and implementing partners.
S/he is responsible for organizing and facilitating the work of the technical assistance teams and managing technical and support staff of the project with a view to ensure that the technical assistance teams are provided with timely and high quality operational and managerial support. S/he is also expected to contribute to establishment and maintenance of inter-institutional networks and development of cluster and project-based knowledge building/management tools.
The PM is responsible for implementing project activities in a timely manner according to the project plans and UNDP´s programme procedures and delivering high-quality outputs in a variety of project implementation processes.
The PM works in close collaboration with the Portfolio Administrator/Projects Implementation Administrator to ensure smooth and timely management of inputs as well as other Project staff, Portfolio Managers and Cluster Leads to coordinate activities and seek synergies. S/he will be responsible for the coherent operation of the project team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Results Expected and Measurable Outputs
The PM is expected to assume the following tasks:
Key Results Expected/Major Functional Activities
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1. Managing administrative, operational and financial aspects of the concerned project with a view to ensure full compliance with the terms and conditions of concerned agreements signed with the donors and implementing partners.
2. Organizing and facilitating the work of the technical assistance teams (i.e. key experts and specialists) through provision of timely operational and managerial guidance
3. Managing support staff of the concerned projects with a view to ensure that the technical assistance teams are provided with timely and high quality operational and managerial support
4. Contribution to establishment and maintenance of inter-institutional networks and development of cluster and project based knowledge building/management tools.
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The PM reports to the Chemicals and Waste Projects Coordinator.
Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results
1. Qualitative inputs provided for design, implementation and monitoring project activities in line with Annual Work Plans and designated financial resources.
2. Project activities organized in a timely manner; qualitative inputs prepared to project reports; high-quality correspondence, briefs, reports prepared.
3. Provision of high-quality services for management and coordination of the project activities.
4. Conduct of inter-institutional networks.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
- Promotes vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Treats all people without favoritism.
- Avoids any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that
- Human rights and gender equality are prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
- Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
- Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
- Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
- Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
- Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.
- Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Excellent interpersonal skills; encouraging colleagues to work within and respect an enabling gender equality environment on non-hierarchical bases;
- Promotes gender sensitive environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
- Ability to manage gender barriers and gender blind behaviors within the project team and with our partners;
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
- Team player, self-motivated and initiative taking, dedicated, creative, resourceful, flexible, energetic with sound judgment;
- Capacity to work under pressure, manage stress and adapt to rapidly evolving situations;
- Excellent analytical, communication, writing and presentation skills;
- Ability to function at both policy advisory and project implementation levels;
- Ability to consider that men and women are affected differently from different interventions and needs to be approached differently.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
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(i) Internships (paid/unpaid) are not considered professional experience.
(ii) Obligatory military service is not considered professional experience.
(iii) Experience gained prior to completion of undergraduate studies is not considered professional experience.
Interested individuals shall provide a letter of motivation as a part of their online application focusing on the applicant’s skills and capabilities against the required qualifications (in English).
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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.
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