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MIS Assistants (2 Positions)/ NIM6

New Delhi (India)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: NPSA-1, National Personnel Services Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-26

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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.
 
 
Please note that the person selected for this position will be offered a contract with UNDP under its National Personnel Services Agreement (N-PSA)/NIM6 modality. More information about the N-PSA is available here [link to the N-PSA POPP https://bit.ly/3gaGFud).
 
Indian agricultural producers make a critical economic contribution to the country but face a number of challenges in securing household income and ensuring food security. A key challenge comprises crop failures and yield losses, triggered by the vagaries of climate. These put at risk the livelihood of a large proportion of India’s population viz. 138 million farm families, constituting the largest private enterprise and contributing more than 18% contribution to national GDP. Agricultural production shocks have huge social and financial repercussions, impacting rural income levels, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and poverty rates.
 
The Government of India’s flagship scheme Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), compensates farmers for crop losses.  The scheme insures farmers against a wide range of external risks — droughts, dry spells, floods, inundation, pests and diseases, landslides, natural fire and lightning, hailstorms, cyclones, typhoons, tempests, hurricanes, and tornadoes.  While insuring farmers against crop losses is not a new initiative, the PMFBY constitutes a serious attempt to plug gaps identified in earlier crop insurance schemes viz. the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) introduced in 1999 and the Modified NAIS (mNAIS) introduced in 2011.
 
UNDP’s Country Programme Document (2018-2022) approved by the Government of India defines “Institutional and Systems Strengthening for Service Delivery” to be one of its foremost programme priorities and the single most important innovation for achieving last mile developmental impact. UNDP leverages its expertise in systems strengthening to support the Ministry of Agriculture through setting up a Technical Support Unit (TSU) for the implementation of PMFBY, to improve institutional and programme responsiveness, increase coverage and better access among marginalised and excluded farm households, offering innovative measures for risk management and reduced crop loss for the rural population in India.  The TSU will also focus on providing Capacity Building and Training support to participating state-level government departments involved in PMFBY and advancing the scheme among new states for improved uptake.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Job Responsibilities:
 
•High proficiency on MS Excel platform, in managing excel spreadsheets. 
•Good Software Knowledge of MS Office Suits such as word processors, spreadsheets, database, and other record management software. 
•Need to be comfortable with all forms of data entry devices. 
•Knowledge of preparing MS PowerPoint Presentation using different tools.
 
Other tasks
 
•Perform any other tasks consistent with the level of the post and/ or assigned by the Reporting Officer.
 
Institutional Arrangement
 
The MIS Assistant will be based at New Delhi and shall work under the guidance and supervision of the Financial Management Specialist / Data Analytics and Strategic Insights – Technical Support Unit.   The incumbent shall also be responsible for working closely with other consultants.
 
Travel:
Limited travel as and when required to discharge official duties
 
 

 

Competencies

Required  skills and competencies
•Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
•Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organization
 
Desired additional skills and competencies
 
Job Knowledge/ Technical skills
•Excellent working knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Intra-Internet, e-mail applications etc. 
•Along with typing speed, accurate typing skills as even with speed, mistakes should never occur while performing data entry. Data entry operator who compliment a fast typing speed with accuracy as well.
•Knowledge of Insurance Sector will be desirable.
 

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic EducationEssential:
A Senior Secondary Certificate from recognised board of Secondary Education.
Should have computer knowledge in MS Office especially MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint and other applications.
 
Min. years of relevant Work experience
Desirable:
•Bachelor’s Degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience in data entry / MIS.
•Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ international agencies/ on similar assignments will be preferred
•Experience in supporting information technology driven projects.
 
Required Language(s) (at working level)
Excellent oral and writing skills in English and Hindi
 

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