Deputy Project Manager

UNDP
Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable Views:937
Posted Date: 2016-03-30 Deadline: 2016-04-12
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Deputy Project Manager - NPPP 4 (Open to Nepalese nationals only)

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 12-Apr-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 13d 20h 2m
Additional Category : Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jun-2016
Duration of Initial Contract : One year with possibility of extension


Background

Effective Development Financing and Coordination (EDFC) project is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Finance and United Nations Development Program. The objective of the EDFC is to further enhance the capacity of Ministry of Finance (MOF) and other relevant stakeholders with a strengthened enabling environment to effectively and efficiently plan, manage and coordinate Official Development Assistance (ODA). EDFC focuses on establishing and strengthening coordination structures in line with the 2014 Development Cooperation Policy and will also help streamline MOF’s standard operating procedures translating global policies and practices on ODA management into a single national system. EDFC will also help enhance the analytical capacity of MOF and other line ministries for the better alignment and prioritization of ODA with national development priorities.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Project Manager (DPM) will work under the direct supervision of National Project Manager (NPM) and s/he will work closely with the Senior Advisor and support the Project Manager to:

  • Prepare a detailed work-plan, schedule and budget, for approval by the International Economic Cordination and Cooperation Division (IECCD)/MOF and the UNDP Nepal, and updated it on quarterly basis.
  • Provide hands on support to the PM to ensure all project management functions are in order,
  • Prepare detailed plan for project review, reporting and evaluation.
  • Ensure the timely mobilization and utilization of programme personnel, subcontracts, training and equipment inputs, whether these are procured by the Implementing Partners.
  • Coordinate with implementing agencies to plan and implement the training programme  to develop their capacity on aid management.
  • Prepare terms of reference for the procurement of international and national consultants including consultant for Aid management Information System (AMIS), expedite procurement process, and ensure quality assurance and timely delivery of the services.
  • Support UNDP, IECCD/MOF and the project in a number of activities planned over the life of the project.
  • Support and facilitate coordination with Development Partners (including INGOs) regarding AMIS
  • Facilitate and participate in regional and international meetings related to development cooperation, aid management and managing for results with IECCD colleagues.
  • Facilitate and participate global meetings related to aid effectiveness and internalize into practice.
  • Facilitate drafting Development Cooperation Reports and conducting of global partnership surveys.
  • Provide advice and direction on strategic and policy issues to strengthen gender & social inclusion initiatives in the programme plan and implementation strategy;
  • Supervise and manage project personnel
  • Carry out other assignments, as required by the programme from time to time.

 


Competencies
  • Promotes sharing of knowledge and experience, and actively works towards continued personal learning and development;
  • Good practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
  • Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects;
  • Builds  strong relationships  with all partner, focuses on impact and results and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains  calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural team environment with a positive attitude;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • A clear understanding of the concepts of foreign aid management and coordination.
  • Knowledge of the basic computer systems necessary for: (a) programme management and coordination and (b) database management (AMIS/AMP or similar systems)

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Completion of Master’s Degree or PhD in economics, development studies or any other relevant field.

Experience:

  • Master's with 10 years and PhD with 7 years of relevant experience;
  • Substantial level of experiences in different aspects of aid management, and understanding of  international conventions on  high level forum for aid effectiveness and global monitoring survey for effective partnership;
  • Previous experience working within Government at a senior level (particularly MOF or ODA related issue) will be an asset.

Language:

  • Must be fluent in both spoken and written Nepali and English languages.

 

 
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.

 

Organization Summary

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu
Organization Size 100+
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