Individual Consultant – District Project Coordinator – Rural Housing

Closing Date-15June 2019
Location-District PD, DRDA office (One position in each - Kalahandi; Keonjhar; Sundargarh) Odisha, India
Salary -19,150 pm
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 program. 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 Coordinators-Rural Housing to support the nodal agency (State Government). The District Project Coordinator would be placed within the office of the Project Director (DRDA).
The District Project Coordinators will work under the guidance of the Project Director (DRDA), Assistant Project Director (Rural Housing) and Project Manager 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-  Ensure online entry of beneficiary profile in AwaasSoft and Rural Housing porta
2-Track Block-wise progress
3-Conduct masons training in different parts of the district
4-Monitor tagging of beneficiaries with Block Officials and CBO/NGOs to ensure convergence 
5- Support establishment of systems and procedures that support the management, administration, and monitoring for housing activities
6-Support in preparation of work plans, analytical reports including power point presentations on the progress of the housing schemes in the district;  
7- Ensure regular updation of data by the Block Project Officer on online AWAS portal and support them as and when required. 
8- Assist communities in integrating other schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, MGNREGA along with housing;  
9-  Assist the technical team to conduct training of local work teams/groups for construction of houses and community infrastructure on construction quality standards measures and practices.
10-Any other work assigned by the Project Director (DRDA) and Assistant Project Director (Rural Housing)

1- University degree with PGDCA
1- Minimum 2 years of relevant working experience
1-Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and Odia.
Duration of the Work:
  • The contract will be awarded for one year initially. Working days will be as per the State Government policy.
  • Travel within the state and districts would be required.
Schedule of Payments:
  • Consolidated Annual Consultancy Fee (Remuneration) of Rs. 229,800/- (@ Rs. 19,150/- 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 Project Director (DRDA),
  • 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 ( with relevant details.
Documentation required:
  • Personal CV, indicating all 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 of% 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. 

How to apply 
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