Job Identification 7740
Locations New Delhi, India
Posting Date 01/03/2023, 08:35 AM
Apply Before 02/06/2023, 07:29 PM
Job Schedule Full time
Vacancy Type National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area Inclusive Growth
Bureau Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
Contract Duration 1 Year
Education & Work Experience Master's Degree - 2 year(s) experience
Required Languages English
Vacancy Timeline 5 Weeks
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UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working with national counterparts on solutions to global and national development challenges.
In the programme countries, UNDP supports stabilization, state‐building, governance and development priorities in in partnership with the host governments, the United Nations system, the development partners and other partners to help the country to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock.
UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from systems and institutional strengthening to inclusive growth and sustainable livelihoods, as well as sustainable energy, environment and resilience. UNDP’s programmes continue to fully integrate a global vision for catalytic change with India’s national priorities. With over 30 projects on the ground in almost every state, today UNDP India works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by transforming traditional models to do development differently. In a rapidly changing global environment, the work of UNDP and the broader UN family aligns with the Government of India's new national development vision, India 2030, and builds upon the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP India's country programme for 2018‐2022 has three major focus areas:
These are supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, a pool of financial and technical resources for greater impact and scale, and South‐South expertise.
You are invited to join a team of dedicated development professionals whose primary role is to support the India to achieve the 2030 Agenda. As part of the UNDP team your focus will be to work with multiple stakeholders to find the country specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and to ensure no one is left behind ‐ and we reach those furthest behind first.
UNDP is looking for individuals who have the communication, analytical, planning and implementation capacities that can address links, choices and connections across many issues and sectors. We seek individuals who can apply global best practice to national contexts. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, motivated, and committed to making a positive contribution to Development in India.
Background and scope of portfolio
The Inclusive Growth portfolio is anchored in the national priority of ‘accelerated growth with inclusion and equity, employment generation, and skill India’, aligned to outcome 1 of the UNDP strategic plan. While the focus of outcome 2 is on decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) and reducing inequalities (SDG 10), the UNDP comparative advantage in the sector as a facilitator and knowledge leader is being leveraged to strengthen institutional linkages between enterprise and skills‐training providers and to identify synergies between national programmes and missions to assist marginalized groups access to sustainable skills, jobs, livelihoods, and productive assets.
The focus of the portfolio has been primarily women and youth from the marginalized communities across the country. It takes into consideration that women face significant social and economic barriers in participating in India’s workforce. Under the portfolio, there are several projects being implemented, working towards increased awareness, career guidance and counselling, apprenticeships promotion (with industry clusters), micro‐enterprise development, strengthening of the farm/non‐farm and artisanal values chains, and developing second generations managers, enhancing employability and business skills capacity, facilitation of linkages, mentorship support and nurturing the innovation potential of youth and women of rural and urban areas.
Building on the experience and the partnership base of earlier projects and keeping in view the need for intense work on local livelihoods for green growth and expanding digital capacity and access to social security, PROmoting Inclusive GRowth through Enhanced Access to Local Livelihood Opportunities, Education to Work Transition and Social Protection Schemes (PROGRESS) programme has been initiated in partnership with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
The programme is being rolled out in close partnership with the Central and State Governments and aims to leverage partnerships with private sector actors, financial institutions, educational and vocational institutes, training partners, and the community to fill the gaps through innovative approaches and practices. Similarly, it will leverage flagship public schemes.
Apart from providing policy and research inputs, UNDP intends to provide a platform for discussion, and sharing of good practices in the spirit of south‐south collaboration.
In this regard, UNDP would like to engage a Skilling and Employment Analyst with multi‐disciplinary experience and the ability to provide high quality output. This will include project implementation, research, proposal writing, collating, and verifying data, developing communication collaterals, organizing online/offline events.
The Skilling and Employment Analyst, Inclusive Growth, will be responsible for developing, designing and steering the implementation of various projects under the portfolio related to skilling and employment. S/He will also support in research and proposal development, knowledge dissemination and communications.
S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Head, Inclusive Growth/Poverty Unit and under the overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative. S/he will be based in New Delhi with frequent travel across India.
Effective project management including monitoring and reporting:
Support identification appropriate local partner/s, technical support agency/s, government departments etc. and foster partnership for project implementation.
Research and proposal development:
Organization of round tables, meetings, networking events:
Communication and outreach:
People Management Competencies:
Cross‐Functional & Technical competencies:
Business Direction and Strategy:
Note: This is position is open to India Nationals only.
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