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Project: Technical support to the Department of Planning, Government of Punjab to establish SDGCC for facilitating implementation of Punjab SDG Vision 2030The UN General Assembly, and all its 193-member countries, in September 2015 adopted a global development vision entitled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This 2030 Agenda was designed as a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It lays out 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, to stimulate global action over the next 15 years on issues critical to humanity and the planet. India committed to these SDGs at the September 2015 UN Summit and the SDGs officially came into force on 1st January 2016. The Government of India has actively engaged in mainstreaming the SDGs in its work from early 2016. NITI Aayog, the National Institution for Transforming India, has been entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the efforts on SDGs with ministries and states, indicative of “whole of government” approach. NITI Aayog has prepared an Action Agenda (3 Years) and is preparing medium term perspective plan (7 years) and long term (15 years) goals for the country through a 15-year vision document for a period up to 2030, which will be co-terminus with Sustainable Development Goals. NITI Aayog has also developed the Output Outcome Monitoring Framework – OOMF. The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has prepared the draft National Indicator Framework (NIF) consisting of 306 indicators. Based on 62 high priority indicators, NITI Aayog has prepared an SDG India Baseline Index in the year 2018 in which the State of Punjab is in the category of ‘Performer’. NITI Aayog has also published its SDG India Index and Dashboard report 2019-20 (SDGII 2.0) in which performance of the states and UTs has been measured on 95 indicators. In the SDGII 2.0, Punjab’s score was 62, which is better than 2018’s score of 60 and is also higher than the National score of 60. However, this score still puts Punjab in the ‘Performer’ category.
The UNDP India Country Programme Document CPD (2018-2022) signed with the Government of India (GoI) aims at transformative change and development impact at scale. In line with this, UNDP has initiated active support to many state governments in mainstreaming SDG’s within their schemes and programmes as a part of an UN system wide to SDG roll out for visioning and planning in India. UNDP has done some pioneering work on localizing SDGs in States like
Uttarakhand, Haryana, Assam, Madhya Pradesh and North East. The focus of the agency is to support the States in Localisation & Integration and to provide technical capacity in the implementation framework for SDGs. In view of India’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda, the Economic and Statistical Organisation (ESO), Department of Planning has come up with vision document focusing on sectoral growth aligned with SDGs and is in the process of developing State Indicator Framework also. State level consultations are underway to align the global goals with the planning process of the State.
To implement the ambitious targets set for itself in SDG VISION 2030, the Government of Punjab is partnering with UNDP to establish SDG Coordination Centre (SDGCC) under Punjab State Board for Economic Policy and Planning reporting to the Department of Planning. UNDP is putting together a team of experts to be a part of the PMU in SDGCC and work closely with relevant government departments, technical agencies, UN agencies, civil society organization and academic institutions to provide the requisite impetus to the state government’s initiative in rolling out the SDGs. The team is expected to catalyse the actions around achieving the Global Goals by 2030 by performing the role of a think tank and solutions provider to the State.
The UNDP is looking for an intern to support the work of the SDGCC located at Vit-te-Yojana Bhawan, Sector-33-A, Chandigarh. The intern will work closely under the overall guidance of the Regional Head (North region) and under direct supervision of Integrated planning and implementation lead, SDGCC Punjab.
Project: Technical support to the Department of Planning, Government of Punjab to establish SDGCC for facilitating implementation of Punjab SDG Vision 2030
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will work closely under the overall guidance of Regional Head (North region) and under direct supervision of Integrated Planning and Implementation lead, SDGCC Punjab and will engaged in carrying out the following tasks.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: