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Assistant Project Coordinator, UNIDO

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

 

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR PERSONNEL UNDER INDIVIDUAL SERVICE AGREEMENT (ISA)

 

Title: Assistant Project Coordinator
Main Duty Station and Location: New Delhi, India
Mission/s to: To be separately authorized
Start of Contract (EOD): 1 August 2019
End of Contract (COB): 30 April 2020
Number of Working Days: Regular full time

 

PROJECT CONTEXT

 

The Government of India (GoI) signed the Stockholm Convention on  Persitent  Organic  Pollutants (POPs) on 14 May 2002 and ratified it on 13 January 2006. India has committed to fulfill its obligations under the Convenion, prepared its National Implementation Plan (NIP) and submitted it to the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on 21 April 2011. The Programme Framework Document (PFD) approved by the GEF Operational Focal Point of India (MOEFCC) on October 7, 2010, identified six (6) projects that rank as top priority of  the India  NIP,  among them is identifying and introdcuing alternatives to DDT.

 

A large section of India’s population suffers from a significant disease burden from vector borne diseases in the form of morbidity and mortality from malaria, kala-azar (visceral leishmaniasis), filariasis, apanese encephalitis, dengue and chikungunya. To address the above, the National Health Policy (2002) set a goal of reducing malaria, dengue and Japanese encephalitis mortality by 50 % by 2010 and eliminating kala-azar and lymphatic filariasis by2015. The GoI through the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) is enhancing its alternative vector control strategy based on Integrated Vector Pest Management (IVPM), including the following interventions: biological control; chemical control; environmental management; all in combination with legislative measures and alternative approaches. Under the NVBDCP all the components of IVPM have been introduced to reduce the reliance of DDT in public health. All efforts need further development, scale enlargement and further support.

 

The planned phase out of DDT production and use is an established priority by the Government. The quantity of DDT for use in public health is decided every year by a Mandate  group  of experts constituted by the Government under the Chairmanship of the Union Secretary of

 

 

 

Health & Family Welfare with members from NITI Aayog, Department of Biotechnology, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Directorate General of Health Services  and Directorate of NVBDCP to decide on the annual usage and procurement of DDT for use against malaria and Kala Azar.

 

The APC would work under direct supervision of Director, HSMD MOEFCC  who  is  the designated National Project Coordinator (NPC). From UNIDO side, APC would be supervised by the UNIDO project manager and the UNIDO Representative based at the UNIDO Regional Office in New Delhi. APC is expected to perform the following duties:

 

 

 

 

Main Duties

 

Concrete/ measurable Outputs to be achieved

 

Expected duration

 

Location

Assist NPC in executing day to day activities for smooth implmentation of the project activites at PMC, MOEFCC  

Effective implementation of project activities

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

Provide techncial assistance to all project stakeholders,  relevant agencies, national and international experts so that they can undertake their duties in a responsible and informed manner

 

Coordination among                               all

stakeholders

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

Assist in preparing annual worksplan of the project in collaboration with the NPC, UNIDO, concerned techncial experts and in consultation  with  Project Steering Committee (PSC)  

Annual                   workplan prepared

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

 

 

 

Main Duties

 

Concrete/ measurable Outputs to be achieved

 

Expected duration

 

Location

 

Assist in monitoring implementation of activities stipulated in the workplan

 

Activities monitored            on regular basis.

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

Assist in providing technical inputs with regular follow up with the stakeholders/UNIDO sub-contractors for implementation of the action plan.

 

Activities coordinated.

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

Prepare and submit monthly progress report to UNIDO

 

Monthly       reports submitted

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

Assist in drafting Technical reports and Quaterly Progress reports on project implmentation in consultation with  NPC and submit to the Project  Manager (UNIDO)

 

Quarterly progress reports on project implantation prepared.

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

Assist in Liaisoning with institutions of the Executing Agency and UNIDO on the measures, which will be undertaken, upon changes in the work plan or budget

 

Liaising              with Executing Agency institutions and UNIDO

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

Prepare Annual Project Reports (APR) on project implmentation in consultation with NPC and submit to the Project Manager (UNIDO)  

Annual          Project

Reports            (APR)

prepared            and submitted

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

Assist in organising PSC/Project Review meeting PMU at MOEFCC

 

Meetings organised

 

Continuous

 

Home Based

 

 

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

 

Core values:

 

 

 

  1. Integrity
  2. Professionalism
  3. Respect for diversity

 

Core competencies:

  1. Results orientation and accountability
  2. Planning and organizing

 

MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Education: Post Graduate (Master) degree in Bio-science/Agriculture with pesticides specialization or Engineering graduate degree (B.Tech) in Environment Sciences

 

Technical and Functional Experience:

 

The activities involved are highly technical and scientific requiring supervision by a technically qualified person. Past experience dealing with project implantation especially with hazardous chemicals/pesticides would be desirable.

 

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi

 

 

Applicants should complete their candidate profile online via https://www.unido.org/vacancyApply?vacancyIntId=unido and submit PDF version thereof via email to office.india@unido.org by Wednesday 31st July 2019, 17:00 hrs IST with  reference to  the position being applied for.

 

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply