District Program Manager (PPSU)- (Readvertisement), Odisha- NIM 7
Asia and the Pacific: India
- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Asia and the Pacific: India
- Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
- Civil Society and Local governance
- Project and Programme Management
- Managerial positions
- Closing Date: 2023-06-06
With projects and programmes in every state and union territory in India, UNDP works with national and subnational government, and diverse development actors to deliver people-centric results, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the integrator for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the UN system, we are committed to supporting the Government of India’s national development vision and priorities and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs for the people and the planet.
UNDP India’s new Country Programme (2023-2027) builds on our prior work and aims to provide an integrated approach to development solutions in three strategic portfolios:
· Strong, accountable and evidence-led institutions for accelerated achievement of the SDGs
· Enhanced economic opportunities and social protection to reduce inequality, with a focus on the marginalized
· Climate-smart solutions, sustainable ecosystems and resilient development for reduced vulnerability
South-South cooperation, gender equality and social inclusion are promoted across the pillars. The programme is supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, strategic innovation and accelerator labs, and data and digital architecture.
You are invited to join a team of future-smart development professionals to support India in achieving the national and globally agreed goals. As part of the UNDP team, your focus will be to work with diverse stakeholders to find country-specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and reach those furthest behind first.
UNDP’s approach in India has been to develop and sustain strategic partnerships that find innovative solutions to address gaps on both the demand and supply side of development processes.
The livelihood of a large proportion of India’s population—as the largest private enterprise with ~138 million farm families with an 18% contribution to national GDP—is at risk. Any shock on agricultural production already has social and financial repercussions for both the population and the country as a whole; it impacts rural income levels, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and, in the worst years, poverty rates.
The Government of Odisha (GoO) is focused on doubling farmers income and farmers’ well-being by addressing the constraints, optimal usage of available natural resources and using technology to ensure a growth that is environmentally, economically, and technologically inclusive, scalable, and sustainable. The GoO, to enhance and diversify agricultural production, enhance climate resilience, and improve water productivity in partnership with the Government of India is implementing the World Bank assisted project “Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture (OIIPCRA)”.
The project OIIPCRA is multi sectoral in nature and will be jointly implemented by three line-departments, i.e., (1) Department of Water Resources, Government of Odisha, (2) Department of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment, Government of Odisha, and (3) Department of Fishery and Animal Resource Development, Government of Odisha, with clearly defined role and responsibilities.
The objective of the current project is to provide technical support the government in its effort to improve economic resilience of farm households to climate risks and natural disasters through intensification and diversification of agricultural production, enhanced climate resilience, and improved water productivity in selected districts of Odisha. It is expected that the Technical Support Unit will support the implementation of the OIIPCRA by developing implementation modalities
The services of a District Project Manager are required to work under the overall leadership and guidance of Director PMU (PPSU) for preparing district annual plans, budgets for institutional strengthening and training & capacity development plan, organizing orientation training and extend support in conducting training, Workshop, and capacity development, create and maintain a database of PP members and other stake holders and undertake regular field visit and work closely with EEs. He /she will be accountable for preparing monitoring and progress reports on institutional and capacity development and extend support in preparation of IEC materials and documentation of different events. He/she will assist Information Management Cell of PMU in preparing and implementing monitoring system for training and capacity development and any other work assigned by the Director PMU and Department of Water Resources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, UNDP with day-to-day administrative reporting to Director CAD,
1. Department of Agriculture and Farmer Empowerment, Government of Odisha, Odisha, the incumbent will:
1. Project management and implementation to ensure achievement of the project:
Preparation of the annual action plan (district-wise and block-wise) and budget requirements for different
activities under Aquaculture sub-component of the OIIPCRA funded project as per the approved project
implementation plan (PIP).
Prepare and organize induction and orientation training for all stake holders.
Support in conducting training, Workshop, and capacity development of PP members.
Create and maintain a database of PP members, training taken by the members and other stake holders
Support in preparation of IEC materials and dissemination through print & electronic media.
Undertake regular field visit and work closely with EEs in institution building and capacity building as per the
annual work plan and budget.
Take up any other relevant activities as assigned by the Director PMU and Department of Water Resources
from time to time.
2. Ensuring the project monitoring and review, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Prepare monitoring and progress reports on institutional and capacity development for district and project
Documentation of different activities undertaken under the project.
Assist Information Management Cell of PMU in preparing and implementing monitoring system for training
and capacity development of PMU and field staff.
Participate in District level OIPCRA project review meetings.
3. Managing the project resources, focusing on achievement of the following result
Overseeing and managing the project on day-to-day basis at district level.
Strategic guidance and management to ensure successful project implementation.
Effective planning, organizing and capacity building activities in the district.
Ensure regular assessment of action plans and implementation to guide project improvement.
Creating and maintaining a database of PP members and other stakeholders.
Support in preparation of IEC materials.
Any other work assigned by the supervisor.
Direct Reporting To: Government Official (Director, Fisheries/ District Fishery
Overall Reporting To: : Project Manager (UNDP (NPSA 9) Head of State, UNDP Odisha
Reportees to this position (if applicable): Nil
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
· Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need
Business Management- Project Management
· Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
Business Management- 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
Business Management- Monitoring
· Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
Min. academic education:
B.Sc. Agri/ B.Sc. Agri. Extn/ B.Sc. Fisheries/ Ari. Tech/ B. Tech (Civil)/ Bachelors in Rural Development/ Bachelors in Agri-Business and allied subjects
A minimum of 2 years of work experience in Pani Panchayat Strengthening or similar activities
· Working experience with the Government of Odisha.
· Conducting training, workshop, and capacity development
· Experience of handling projects and experience of gender mainstreaming
· The incumbent would be required to undertake travel within the State of Odisha, as and when required
· Adequate reporting and writing skill.
Required Language(s) · Fluency in English and Odia is required
Professional Certificates NA