Project: GoI-UNDP project: ”Implementation of Rural Sanitation Initiatives for Ganga Rejuvenation in Jharkhand
Supervisor: Head of State Office, UNDP Jharkhand under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator
The Ganga forms the largest river basin in India in terms of catchment area, constituting 26% of the country’s land mass. In addition to the immense religious significance of the river Ganga in the country, it also supports livelihoods and well-being of around 45% of the country’s population. However, high pollution levels in the Ganga are a cause of concern to humans and also to the diverse biodiversity supported by the river. In this context, the national government has taken up rejuvenation of the river Ganga as one of the major national priorities. The National Government has allocated an amount of around USD 300 million (Rs. 2,037 crores) in the budget for the financial year 2014-15 for this objective.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is the nodal agency of the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India mandated with the responsibility of ensuring abatement of pollution and rejuvenation of the river Ganga through a river basin approach promoting inter-sectoral co-ordination for comprehensive planning and management. NMCG also aims to ensure minimum ecological flows in the river Ganga with the aim of ensuring water quality and environmentally sustainable development. Effective implementation of planned activities and utilization of allocated budget has been severely constrained by capacity constraints at both national and state government levels.
In this context, UNDP has agreed with the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation and developed a proposal through which it can provide technical and implementation support to NMCG in its efforts to rejuvenate the river Ganga. UNDP will support national as well as state government initiatives undertaken through NMCG programmes. The proposed engagement with NMCG builds on the extensive experience of UNDP in the country on a diverse range of aspects including ecological restoration, water management, institution building, capacity development and community mobilization. This engagement will be implemented by UNDP through the Development Support Services (DSS) modality in close cooperation, oversight and guidance of the NMCG. Through this modality, UNDP will receive funds from NMCG, and will be responsible for effective use of resources and the achievement of the project outputs indicated in this note. The project will mainly focus on improved sanitation and especially on sustainable solid and liquid waste management through enhanced local capacities and linked livelihoods.
Summary of Key Functions:
UNDP is looking for a dynamic individual to be the Project Officer to be based at Ranchi, Jharkhand and work under the direct supervision of the Head of State Office, UNDP Jharkhand for the project ‘Implementation of rural sanitation initiatives for Ganga rejuvenation in Jharkhand’. The person will be located at the UNDP State Office, Ranchi, and report to the UNDP State Head, under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator. The selected candidate will be recruited for a period of twelve months initially. The contract will be extendable on the basis of performance in the first year. As the project officer, the person will be responsible for co-ordination between the UNDP project team, SPMG cell (GoJ) and other relevant Stakeholders on a day-to-day basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership and Self- Management
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Strategic Partnerships and Client Orientation
Results Based Orientation and Strong Communication skills
Required Skills and Experience
Remuneration package is INR 92,469/- per month (taxable). UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work life balance.
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