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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Location: Hyderabad , India
Experience: 5-10 Years
Skill Set: Media and Communication , Monitoring and Evaluation , Programme Management
Nature of Job: Fixed term Contract
Compensation: ..........
Last date of Submission: 08 Jan 2014
Job Description


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Joint Secretary, Aajeevika Skills and Programme Analyst, UNDP, the Chief Operating Officer (Roshni) has the responsibility for the following tasks:
Thematic Responsibilities:

  •     Lead the skills and placement linked jobs initiatives of Aajeevika Skills to make skill development as an entitlement of the poor in the left-wing extremist affected districts;
  •     Review and overhaul skill development and training systems for improving existing occupations in left-wing extremist affected districts;
  •     Develop vibrant partnerships with various skill development organizations, the private sector, industry associations and sector specific employers’ associations in left-wing extremist affected districts;
  •     Prepare quarterly and annual reports to be submitted to GoI and UNDP;
  •     Perform any other related tasks consistent with the level of the post and/or assigned by the Joint Secretary, Aajeevika Skills and Programme Analyst, UNDP.

Operational Responsibilities:
Over and above the thematic responsibilities, Chief Operating Officer (Roshni) would be assigned with specific operational responsibilities. The operational responsibilities will involve:   

  •     Understanding the needs and aspirations of the rural youth, particularly the poor and vulnerable;
  •     Building partnerships with implementing partners, government agencies at various levels, multilateral and bilateral donors;
  •     Forging linkages with the private sector industry and institutions;
  •     Talent acquisition, capacity building and team management;
  •     Coordinating Monitoring and Evaluation with the Technical Support Agencies (TSA);
  •     Coordinating proposal evaluation and approval processes;
  •     Resolution of implementation issues by coordinating with the implementing agencies, monitoring agencies and state governments and district administration;
  •     Addressing concerns of trainees, trainers, employers and Project Implementation Agencies (PIAs);
  •     Ensuring timely fund disbursal subject to fulfillment of project conditions;
  •     Providing policy and programmatic inputs.
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Candidate Profile


  • Graduate degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Political Science, others sciences, Rural Development, Development Studies or related field;
  • Masters degree or a post graduate diploma in these fields will be desirable.
  • A minimum of 7-8 years of experience in a senior level of responsibility at the state or national level in rural development, rural livelihoods, skill development and/or related fields;
  • With minimum 2-3 years of experience in Leading large scale rural livelihoods promotion/skill development programmes; Coordination and facilitation of senior, complex teams and Providing management advisory services;
  • Development and/or regulatory related experience in conflict areas are a must;
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of rural development/skill development projects;  
  • Knowledge about India’s development administration systems;
  • Experience in handling partnerships including funding;
  • Good understanding of development issues such as human development, inclusive development, gender, participation;  
  • Experience in applying a rights based approach to development programming;  
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)Advanced knowledge of spread sheet, database and research packages will be an asset.


  • Fluency in English written/spoken;
  • Working knowledge of Hindi and/or any other Indian language is desirable.
  • Willingness to Travel.




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