Province Coordinator (PCV)
The overall objective of Göksu Taşeli Watershed Development Project (GTWDP), as phase one of a two-Project Program, is to reduce rural poverty by supporting economic diversification through value chain development and sustainable natural resource management.
The Project targets to increase farmers’ income from improved agricultural production and marketing activities in the targeted area with strengthened resilience to climate shocks. The Project would also contribute to improving the standards of living of the nomadic Yörük tribes in the highlands of the Taurus Mountains, through capacity building that would assist them to organize for improved management of the common natural resources. The project outcomes would include:
- sustainably increased farm productivity:
- higher product prices received by smallholder producers.
The GTWDP is being implemented in selected villages of 11 districts of Konya and Karaman provinces of Central Anatolia. These districts are located in the Göksu sub-catchment, one of the four in the East Mediterranean Watershed. The Project area includes 238 villages that are situated in the mountainous parts of the 11 districts where the elevation varies between 600 m and 1 800 m. Each component would focus on elements of the identified value chains (VCs).
The GTWDP includes three components namely:
- Agricultural Productivity and Natural Resource Management:
- Market Access Enhancement; and
- Project Management
Ministry of Agriculture and Forest (MAF) has the overall responsibility for the management and the implementation of GTWDP. UNDP’s role is to support the project in dealing with flow of funds arrangement, recruitment of project staff, contracting of technical assistance, accounting, auditing and assistance in procurement of goods, civil works and services. The Project will be supervised by IFAD (Financier) and Ministry of Finance and Treasury (Borrower).
Objectives of the Assigment
The project will carry out all operational management, coordination and reporting activities for the implementation of the activities at the provincial level and will provide the necessary technical support to the Provincial Project Coordinator to fulfil the project's public administration duties. Provincial Project Coordinator is also responsible for coordinating the work of the Provincial Technical Support Staff employed by the project and affiliated to the SPD Head of Department, SPD acts as CPMU.
The main responsibilities of the Provincial Project coordinators are to plan all operational works in coordination with CPMU, supervise the implementation on site, provide technical support and prepare the necessary weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual realization and impacts of these realizations, province-based monitoring and evaluation and preparing all reports required by PPMU and CPMU in order to ensure that the activities in the annual activity plan and budget of the project are realized. Provincial Project Coordinator at the same time, planning the monthly activities of FSTs, daily, weekly and monthly follow-up and for measuring the effects convert the reports prepared by the FSTs into collective realization reports and submitting them to the SPD, which acts as CPMU through the Provincial Project Management Unit (PPMU). Provincial Project Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that external consultancy service providers and Goods Suppliers and Construction services are carried out in full and in accordance with the contract procedures and principles, and to ensure that the acceptance certificates are prepared.
Duties and Responsibilities
Province Coordinator is expected to satisfy the following tasks:
Expected Key Results / Main Functional Activities
Timely preparation of the Province Based Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB) and implementing it efficiently and effectively
Preparation of reports on time
To contribute to the achievement of the project objectives
Preparation of the performance evaluation of the project staff
Project activities dissemination and organization of meetings / workshops
The Province Coordinator (PCV) will fulfill other tasks and duties, as assigned by MOAF and/or UNDP. This may involve elaboration of contractual reports (i.e. progress reports, financial reports, Mid-term Review Report), support to preparation and finalization withdrawal applications, receipt and arrange for circulation of project-related reports (such as aide memoirs etc.), representation of the project etc.
The incumbent will work in close coordination and collaboration with the Department of Survey and Projects of the General Directorate of Agrarian Reform at MOAF in Ankara, Project Coordinator, and also UNDP in order to fulfill the tasks effectively and efficiently. The PCV reports to UNDP and MOAF via PC, specific reporting lines will be communicated to the incumbent upon signature of the contract. Monthly reports are also expected from the incumbent that indicates the events affecting the works
Working place for the person in charge will be Karaman. Office space will be provided to the person in charge within premises of the relevant Provincial Directorate
Performance Indicators for Evaluation of Results
- In the area of responsibility, realization of the Annual Work Plan and Budgets (AWPB) at least 75% physically
- Preparing weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual physical realization reports and submitting them regularly to GDAR-SPD
- To contribute to the achievement of the project objectives related to the AWPB activities planned in accordance with the project objectives.
- Preparation and submission of progress payment reports, summary notes, presentations
- Providing technical assistance to the project works in the field,
- Other related tasks to be assigned by the SPD
- Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
- Self-development, initiative-taking
- Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork
- Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
- Creating synergies through self-control
- Managing conflict
- Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
- Informed and transparent decision making
- Excellent knowledge of project cycle management,
- Demonstrates strong administration and facilitation skills,
- Promotes teamwork, contributes towards building team consensus,
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
- Good teamwork and leadership skills,
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills both in Turkish and English
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
- Remains calm, in control and good humored, even under pressure
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
- Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects
- Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery
- Good knowledge of the Results Management
- Good ICT skills, knowledge of ERP systems
- Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Required Skills and Experience
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Professional Experience and Qualifications
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Specific Experience and Qualifications
- Internships (paid/unpaid) are not considered professional experience.
- Obligatory military service is not considered professional experience.
- Professional experience gained in an international setting is considered international experience.
- Experience gained prior to completion of undergraduate studies is not considered professional experience.
The incumbent of the position should strictly avoid
- any kind of discriminatory and abusive behavior including gender-based discrimination
- any kind form of sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse
The incumbent of the position should 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 is 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:
- zero tolerance principle to sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse is prioritized.
UNDP prioritizes gender equality and women's empowerment approach in all its actions, workplace relations and implementations as well as gender parity in representation to create a workplace which is equally inclusive of women, men and persons with other gender identities. Temporary special measures will be instituted to ensure appointment of personnel of under-represented genders at grades and in roles where they are under-represented
Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.
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