Organisation: “GOI-UNDP Project “Governance and Accelerated Livelihoods Support”
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 guarantees wage employment on public works to any adult who is willing to do casual manual work. In case there is inability to provide 100 days of wage employment per household per year, the household will be
provided with a daily unemployment allowance. The programme is expected to cover poor households on the principle of self-selection.
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD)-UNDP partnership on ‘Governance and Accelerated Livelihoods Support’ helps strengthen the effectiveness of key Ministry programmes by providing (a) technical assistance to the Central and State governments to improve sustainable livelihoods with linkages to Panchayati Raj Institutions for governance in left wing extremism affected areas (b) policy advice and technical assistance to the Ministry and the state governments to help improve the efficiency, accountability and inclusiveness of National Rural Livelihoods Mission and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Scheme and (c) policy advice and technical assistance to the Ministry and state governments to help “green” select schemes.
Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme, UNDP provides technical support for efficient and accountable implementation through (a) introducing mechanisms for regular feedback to the Ministry with a focus on backward States (b) analysing operational procedures and recommending steps for rationalizing them; (c) establishing social audit directorates and (d) developing strategies for skill development of households employed under MGNREGA through NRLM.
As part of its support to MGNREGA, UNDP is looking for an experienced and technically sound engineer who can formulate guidelines, manuals and training modules for various works to be taken up under MGNREGS and conduct training for technical resources.
The selected candidate will be placed within the Ministry of Rural Development, New Delhi.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions: The Project Officer, Works will work under the guidance and supervision of the Joint Secretary, MGNREGA and Programme Analyst, UNDP. The incumbent will be primarily responsible for formulating guidelines, designs, standard estimates, manuals and training modules for works under the MGNREGA and monitoring their quality.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Project Officer will be responsible for the following functions:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Building Strategic Partnerships
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Required Skills and Experience
Knowledge and Skills:
Engineering degree in Civil OR Agricultural OR Structural engineering.
A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the design, construction and operation of rural infrastructure, particularly irrigation schemes, water development operations in Government and Public works
Important applicant information
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India nationals: Project Officer (Works, MGNREGA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
New Delhi, India 🇮🇳