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UNDP has worked in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development, from democratic governance to poverty eradication, to sustainable energy and environmental management. UNDP’s programmes are aligned with national priorities and are reviewed and adjusted annually.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The 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. Since 2018, NITI Aayog has been releasing the SDG India Index Reports every year. This report, in its all three editions has placed Nagaland in the category of “Performer”, with incremental progress in its SDG scores in the past three years.

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, Government of Nagaland has already started the process of integrating the SDGs into the planning and development process of the state and has set up and has partnered with UNDP to establish SDG Coordination Centre (SDGCC) under the Department of Planning. Since 2019 UNDP has a team of experts as part of the SDGCC and working 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. With the SDG Nagaland Vision Document launched recently along with the development of the SDG monitoring dashboard in progress the SDGCC is expected to enhance its monitoring and evaluation work to accelerate the progress of achievement of the global goals.

Degree Level : First Terminal University Level Qualification 4 years or more

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree

Desired Languages : Nagamese

Duties and Responsibilities

The services of SDGCC Monitoring and Evaluation Lead are to work with the SDGCC team to set up a robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system to support the SDG 2030 VISION rollout in Nagaland as per MoSPI and UNDP guidelines and in alignment with the approved project document and key performance indicators. The Technical Officer has to plug the data gaps and provide support in ensuring informed decision making using big data analytics. The technical officer will also be in charge of monitoring the progress and the development of the SDG monitoring dashboard and disseminating the same to all relevant stakeholders and government entities.

The individual shall report to Regional Head, North East, UNDP. The Regional Head will closely monitor the progress of the individual at State Level.

Under the supervision of the Regional Head, the incumbent will:

Assist in providing technical support to the SDGCC Project team and various departments in the government to Design and operationalize an integrated monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system based on the SDG VISION 2030 document and in line with the SDG indicators approved by MoSPI, the State Indicator Framework (SIF) and the District Indicator Framework (DIF) of the sate:
• Support in monitoring the progress and roll out of the SDG Monitoring dashboard.
• Assist in developing a internal framework for SDG monitoring and data management system for collecting, validating and analyzing data on progress of SDGs.
• Developing results monitoring frameworks, including establishing baselines and setting targets as per directions given by NITI Aayog.
• Support capacity development of line departments for more responsive and accountable governance, through IT based tools.

Coordinate with various internal & external stakeholders for effective monitoring of progress against targets set in the SDG VISION 2030 DOCUMENT, the SIF and DIF:
• Responsible for coordinating with the various departments, SDG wise, to help them collect data and use the same for effective monitoring of progress on SDGs.
• Coordination with agencies involved in the process, including Government of Nagaland, UN Agencies, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), and technical agencies and collaboration with UNDP CO.

Assist in generating reports for effective management and accountability:
• Identify qualitative and quantitative data sources and set up mechanisms for timely and quality data reporting as well as capturing lessons learnt.
• Generate high quality monitoring reports using data analytics, at agreed intervals, including on specific themes that help review progress and programme strategy.
• Ensure preparation and dissemination of knowledge products.

Assist in Capacity Building & Training of staff:
• Coordinate with District based Data Coordinators and Data Operators within the Government in establishing simple processes and capacity building for collecting quality data for management and accountability in line with SDG VISION 2030 Document.
• Deliver M&E related training to staff members and other nodal officers of the government.
• Performing other duties within the purview of the programme and any related activities as assigned by the Regional Head, UNDP North East.

Competencies

Core Competencies:
• Promotes and enforces ethics and integrity and creates precedence in good practice.
• Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
• Self-development, ability to take initiative, adopt a corporate approach to complex situations.
• Creates and promotes an enabling environment for open communication.

Functional Competencies:
• Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
• Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
• Strong IT skills.
• Ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products.
• In-depth knowledge on development issues.
• Preferably knowledge of SDGs.
• Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office.
• Ability to work independently with limited instruction.
• Ability to identify problems and to propose solutions.
• Results-orientation and ability to develop strategic approaches.
• Team player.
• Good facilitation and communication skills.
• Excellent writing and presentation skills.
• Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
• A minimum of Bachelors degree or equivalent in Economics, Development economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Public administration, Public policy or related social science field.
• Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Development economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Public administration, Public policy or related social science field is desirable.

Experience:
• A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience with government at the national level or sub-national level with experience of setting up complex evidence-based M&E systems.
• Experience in leading a team or sub-offices as part of a larger organization or entity.
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
• Experience in data analytics for decision making.
• Prior Work Experience on SDGs preferred.
• Experience in implementing large scale development or government programmes.

Language Requirement:
• Fluency in written and oral English is a must. Knowledge of Nagamese will act as an added advantage.

Travel:
• As and when required, the individual may be expected to undertake travel within the state of Nagaland and in the North-east region. Travel to the Country Office in New Delhi may also be required under certain circumstances.

Disclaimer

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