Project Analyst (NPSA8)
- Inclusive growth
- Environment and energy
- Strengthening systems and institutions
These are supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, a pool of financial and technical resources for greater impact and scale, and South-South expertise.
You are invited to join a team of dedicated development professionals whose primary role is to support the India to achieve the 2030 Agenda. As part of the UNDP team your focus will be to work with multiple stakeholders to find the country specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and to ensure no one is left behind - and we reach those furthest behind first.
UNDP is looking for individuals who have the communication, analytical, planning and implementation capacities that can address links, choices and connections across many issues and sectors. We seek individuals who can apply global best practice to national contexts. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to making a positive contribution to Development in India.
The population of Scheduled Tribes (STs) is 104 million (2011 Census) constituting 8.6% of the total population of the country. They are the most disadvantaged and vulnerable sections of the society due to socio-economic exploitation and have historically suffered from an enormous development deficit as compared to the rest of the population.
Around 300 million poor people of India, especially tribals depend on forest for subsistence and livelihoods. Almost 50 percent of the food requirements of forest dwellers are provided by forests. Livelihoods of people living close to forests and within them are inextricably linked to the forest ecosystem as they depend on these resources for a variety of forest products such as food, fodder, agriculture, housing, and various other Minor Forest Produce (MFP).
The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, a groundbreaking progressive legislation, enacted by India’s Parliament has generated huge sense of ownership and security amongst forest dwellers over their land and natural resources. The Act is intended to provide a framework to ‘recognize and vest the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling communities who have been residing in such forests for generations but whose rights could not be recorded’.
Further, the Act has the ability to conserve forests and biodiversity, improve local livelihoods and help meet India’s international commitments to sustainable development and climate change mitigation. The performance of FRA has been diverse across, and even within, the states. The Act, if implemented in its spirit will go a long way in ensuring livelihood security and poverty alleviation through sustainable and community- based management of forests contributing to Sustainable Development Goals. IPCC has also acknowledged that tenurial security over community resources and land can play a significant role towards achieving climate justice UNDP is working with Ministry of Tribal Affairs and with the State Tribal Departments of Odisha and Chhattisgarh to fast-track implementation of Forest Rights Act. The support includes strengthening institutional capacity through establishment of FRA Cell, development of tools and mechanism for implementation and monitoring and training and capacity building of the Act implementation agencies.
- Provide technical support to the Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Department, Government of Chhattisgarh to fast-track implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006.
- Prepare state annual action plan on training and capacity building based on need assessment of different stakeholders involved
- Identify implementation bottlenecks and ways to resolve the same to strengthen implementation and oversight of the capacity development of implementing officers at different levels.
- Creating a cadre of master trainers at different levels for field level implementation and ensuring last mile delivery in tribal areas
- Institutional mapping of different stakeholders in the state, working on different issues/ levels/areas on Forest Rights Act and Tribal development.
- Technical support in preparation and review of training resource materials (modules, manuals, SOPs etc.) catering to the training needs of different stakeholders.
- Prepare any relevant documents to support the necessary capacity development activities.
- Prepare a monitoring framework for the status, results, and milestones for the capacity development.
- Identify and map different resource persons available at the State and other regions for supporting the capacity building programmes on FRA, PESA and other Tribal development issues
- Identify and facilitate documentation of human impact stories, good case studies, project success and challenges and innovative models.
- Undertake compilation and preparation of state/district specific progress report on implementation of the Forest Rights Act.
- Facilitation of knowledge building and management, producing and disseminating lesson learnt from designated projects and support to the promotion of cross-project, cross-unit knowledge
- Any other task assigned by the supervisor.
- 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
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
- Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally
- Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
- Risk Management: Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks
- Event Planning and Execution: Ability to plan, manage and execute public and private events to ensure that they support and amplify individual communications and advocacy initiatives, as well as UNDP's overall brand and mandate
- CSO Engagement: Knowledge and understanding of CSOs and the ability to engage with CSOs
- Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any of the following areas Social Science, Social work, international development, or related field with 2 years of relevant work experience is required OR Master’s degree or equivalent in any of the above areas is required.
- At least 2 years of experience involved in capacity building on protective laws relating to Tribal Rights and Development
- Proven experience in leading comprehensive capacity building programmes, design, and delivery
- Proven experience in conducting training sessions for different implementing officers involved in Tribal development, CSO and community leaders
- Significant working experience in Government or relevant multilateral institutions.
- Sound knowledge of UNDP rules and regulations, policies, procedures, and practices
- Ability to establish, build, and sustain effective relationships, partnerships, and alliances, advocate effectively and communicate sensitively
- Identifies problems and proposes solutions Works as a team member
- Knowledge of and experience in gender mainstreaming is an asset. Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource.
- Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
- Willingness to travel when required
- Fluency in English is required and working knowledge in Hindi is an added advantage.
NOTE: This position is open for India nationals only
Remuneration starting at INR 13,54,068 (Annual) / INR 1,12,839 (Monthly) as per the salary scale depending on qualifications and experiences. The remuneration is excluding 8.33% pension amount paid over and above the salary.