District Project Executive -Rural Housing


ORG-UNDP
Closing date-15th June 2019
Location-District PD, DRDA office (One position in each - Balasore; Rayagada; Gajapati; Koraput) Odisha, INDIA
About
The Government of Odisha has committed itself to the people of Odisha that permanent houses would be provided to all the rural poor (people below poverty line) by 2019 under different housing schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G), Mo Kudia (my house) / Biju Pucca Ghar programme. The current Technical Support project to the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Odisha is conceived to fast-track construction of Rural Houses with support from UNDP to strengthen a) Policy and Planning procedures including institutional mechanism for delivery, b) Improve Designs and introduce new technology to house construction and c) Build Capacities of stakeholders for construction and support Monitoring of the housing construction. The project thus conceived would focus on the following:
 1- Initiating the process of setting up Project Management Unit (PMU) at the State, District and Block Levels.
2- Develop a communication strategy as well as IEC materials (in local language and illustrative form) for making government functionaries and the beneficiaries and the public aware of their roles and responsibilities under rural housing schemes  
3-Create a cadre of trained construction fraternity (engineers, masons, bar-benders and carpenters) and supervisors/community mobilisers to support green and disaster resilient housing supply & maintenance.

In order to operationalize the Project, UNDP is currently in the process of recruiting District Project Executives – Rural Housing to support the nodal agency (State Government). The District Project Executives would be placed within the office of the Project Director (DRDA).
The District Project Executives will work under the guidance of the Assistant Project Director (Rural Housing), DRDA and District Project Coordinator who will provide overall project implementation guidance

Summary of Key Functions: The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results will have an impact on poor and marginalized sections of the community and help in reducing poverty.
1- Generation of district/block-wise progress report on daily basis
2-Online data entry at district level 
3-Assistance in maintaining the electronic database for storage, retrieval and access of housing data, along with policies guidelines, manuals housing
4- Assist PD (DRDA), APD (Rural Housing), in implementing housing schemes of the district 
5-Any other tasks that may be assigned from time to time by PD (DRDA) and APD (Rural Housing) and the District Project Coordinator

·         Functional Competencies:
·         Knowledge Management and Learning
·         A proven record in computer operation and data entry
·         Development and Operational Effectiveness
o   Strong analytical and planning skills.
·         Management and Leadership
o   Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
o   Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
o   Ability to prioritize assignments and requirements, and multitask as needed
o   Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

·         Corporate Competencies:
o   Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
o   Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
Education:
·          Intermediate with at least 6 months’ Diploma/ Certificate Course in computer applications

Experience:
·          Minimum 1 years of relevant working experience

Language:
  • Knowledge of written and spoken English and Odia.

  • The contract will be awarded for one year initially. Working days will be as per the State Government policy.
Travel:
  • Travel within the state and districts would be required.
Schedule of Payments:
  • Consolidated Annual Consultancy Fee (Remuneration) of Rs. 91,920/- (@ Rs. 7,660/- per month) payable in equal monthly instalments, upon submission of monthly progress report certified by the reporting officer.
Institutional Arrangement:
  • Contract will be administered by UNDP on behalf of the State Government of Odisha;
  • The consultant would report to Assistant Project Director (Rural Housing), and District Project Coordinator-Rural Housing
  • All the logistic support related official travel will be borne by the Government of Odisha as per their prevailing rules;
  • Consultant will be entitled for 2 days leave per month (non-encashable).
Application Process
·         Candidates have to apply online in the link (http://dpe.undp.org.in/) with relevant details.
Documentation required:
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Preliminary shortlisting would be done based on the following criteria as mentioned by TOR:
  • Educational Qualification;
  • Relevant Experience;
  • Suitability for the assignment;
Those who qualify based on TOR will be eligible to appear for the skill test. Those who qualify with minimum 50% and based on the principle of 1: 4 ratio per position will be called for interview
Skill test and interview will be based around the competencies (skills) required as per the Terms of Reference (TOR).  Skill test and interview would be conducted in Bhubaneswar. Travel costs for attending the skill test will be borne by the shortlisted Consultants. The contract shall be awarded on a merit basis. 
For any clarifications, please write to: rh.odisha@undp.org,  Telephonic enquiries will not be entertained
How to apply 
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