Recruitment of Research Associate at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

ORG- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing Date- 1st October, 2019

About the Organization
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. They advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for them. They provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. They promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Research Associate

The State Government of Haryana has solicited the technical support of United Nations Development Programme in identifying qualified and experienced professionals to work with Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute for Fiscal Management on different domain areas. UNDP will support the State Government in identifying technical experts through their Recruitment and Selection process.

Swarna Jayanti Haryana Institute for Fiscal Management (SJHIFM) is one of its kind initiatives in India in the field of Public Economy and Policy. It is meant to serve as a premier research institute of the State in the field of Public Economy & Policy. The Institute aims to strengthen the State’s capacity on issues concerning Public Financial Management. It also plays a key role to provide state of the art advice to the Government of Haryana.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Research Associate, the incumbent will:

  1. Assist in preparation of the project operational plan with detailed breakdown of activities and budgets
  2. Develop the baseline for the project in keeping with the project results framework for use in monitoring, review and evaluation processes during the project cycle
  3. Assist in the preparation of Day to Day and Annual Work Plans at State level and analysis/ review of the District Day to Day and Annual Work Plans due processing
  4. Provide technical assistance in developing evidence base on different steps and processes of integrated district planning (IDP) in course of the project cycle with a view to documenting the models on IDP evolving in identified districts
  5. Support in developing evidence-based documentation on Projects at State and National level incorporating/analyzing the information emerging from fields.
  6. Extend technical assistance to States/districts relating to integration of community monitoring processes and other accountability methodology (i.e. social audit) in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  7. Support knowledge sharing and development in the area of monitoring and evaluation focusing on learning and achievements of the project at different levels and also using lessons/inputs adapted from other practices at State, National and International levels
  8. Support in preparation and execution of the monitoring and evaluation plan for the project at the national, State and district levels and extend necessary assistance to the State/district/sub-district personnel in this respect
  9. Assist the project team and implementing partners in preparing quarterly and annual progress reports in consistency with the project results framework and monitoring system
  10. All other duties related to research.

Functional Competencies
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  1. Thoroughly familiar with the Central and State policies related to Finance and Economics, development context and challenges about key developmental issues in the state.
  2. Writes concept notes, background material based on secondary data.
  3. Excellent written and oral Communication skills
  4. Knowledge of Computer skills including Internet and Office.
Results Based Programme Development and Management
  1. Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points for integration.
  2. Participates in formulation of project proposal and ensure substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.
  3. Strong writing and analytical skills.
  4. Ability to conduct empirical analysis having research tools such as Regression and Econometric Models.

Core Competencies

  1. Promotes and enforces ethics and integrity and creates precedence in good practice.
  2. Demonstrates Central, State and corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  3. Self-development, ability to take initiative, adopts a corporate approach to complex situations.
  4. Creates and promotes an enabling environment for open communication.

Required Qualification and Experience
  1. Master’s degree in Public Policy/ Economics/Business Economics/ Public Administration/Public Finance/ Business Administration/ Management/ Commerce/ Chartered Accountant/ ICWA/CS.
  2. Desirable PhD. in above fields.

At least 3-5 years Post qualification and relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: - Programme Management/ Policy Formulation/ Financial Management (Resource, Expenditure, Accounts, Costing, or Debt)/ Public Procurement/ Operations/ Monitoring and Evaluation/ Business Outreach/ Business Administration.

Fluency in written and oral English and Hindi


How to apply
To apply, please send your updated CV at  Please put the post title: “Research Associate” as a subject to the email

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