UNDP Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
2 months ago
Job Identification: 5576
Locations: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Posting Date: 08/26/2022, 02:30 AM
Apply Before: 09/09/2022, 09:59 PM
Job Schedule: Full time
Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
Practice Area: Effectiveness
Bureau: Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS
Contract Duration: 1 Year
Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree
Other Criteria: Minimum 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of work experience in IT sector or digital transformations projects
Required Languages: English, Russian, Uzbek
Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
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.
In 2021, the IsDB new loan Program on “Sustainable Rural Development ” to the Republic of Uzbekistan was signed, the main partner of this project is the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverity Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The Project is designed to provide priority support to the rural people by improving access to basic infrastructure and related services.
This UNDP Project is an integral component of above broader Uzbekistan – Sustainable Rural Development Project. UNDP is involved in implementing the Component on “Engineering Services & Strengthening Capacity in Infrastructure Management” (2022-2025). The overall objective of UNDP Project is to empower and build capacities of local partners (communities, architects, engineers, local authorities) in developing and implementing local development plans and promoting locally relevant green and energy efficient as well as digital solutions. The Project aims to build capacities of targeted communities and partners in adopting and implementing environmentally friendly solutions. Climate-related concerns will be mainstreamed into decision-making at all levels, facilitating climate-resilient and energy efficient development from the community level up to the regional level. The project takes a people-centred, gender sensitive and climate risk-informed holistic approach.
The project will be implemented under the National Implementation Modality (NIM) with the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverity Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan playing an executing entity’s/implementing partner’s role for it. This project will be executed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) County Office in Uzbekistan.
The Project has 4 main interconnected components as follows:
Output 1. Capacities of targeted local communities increased to identify local needs and to develop plans of actions, i.e., Community Development Plans (CDP), by identifying priority infrastructures for investments that have optimum and long-term benefits through an inclusive community engagement (including women and youth) and consultation with sub-regional and local authorities.
Output 2: Capacities of local architecture-design institutions and regional departments of architecture and construction are enhanced for development of improved engineering designs and master plans that are responsive to the sustainability aspects (economic, operational, and environment sustainability), innovative energy and water efficient, low carbon technology, climate resilient and gender responsive, and promoting local resources.
Output 3: Capacities of construction, architecture-design and public service delivery sector are increased on the local governance and community participatory mechanism in the planning and implementation of rural development programs and initiatives by using digital transformation, gender-sensitive approaches, innovative IT solutions, including development of digital infrastructure and information systems to ensure better access to social facilities and services in rural areas, including green redevelopment/regeneration and increasing resilience in post-disaster situations (such as COVID-19 and other pandemics).
Output 4: Local communities are strengthened empowering women, youth, elderly, people with disabilities, involving in decision making processes and national/sub-regional/local government capacities and institutionalization in operation and maintenance of the infrastructure to ensure sustainable functioning.
The Project will be implemented in Karakalpakstan, Khorezm, Bukhara and Navoi regions where Project offices will be established. Tashkent office will be located jointly with the IsdB project PIU.
Project Analyst (Task Manager on Digitalization) will be contributing to supporting the emergence of a digital innovation ecosystem aimed at providing local content, applications, and services for rural development in the areas targeted by the Project. He/she will coordinate and be in charge of the Components 3 of the project. This component will not invest in the expansion of broadband connectivity but rather focus opportunistically on the development of digital services to support the local governance and community participatory mechanism in the planning, implementation and monitoring of rural development programs and initiatives, targeted to the local public sector and local communities. Specifically, this component will support the emergence of a digital innovation ecosystem aimed at providing local content, applications, and services for rural development in the areas targeted by the Project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Be responsible for the achievement and implementation of the programme activities focused on increasing local capacities of construction, architecture-design and public service delivery sector on the local governance and community participatory mechanism in the planning and implementation of rural development programs and initiatives by using digital transformation, gender-sensitive approaches, innovative IT solutions, including development of digital infrastructure and information systems to ensure better access to social facilities and services in rural areas, including green development/generation and increasing resilience in post-disaster situations (such as COVID-19 and other pandemics);
Oragnize and facilitate digital readiness assessment, including digital gender gap, and development of local digitalization plans;
Organize and facilitate capacity building activities to support regional digital transformation as per the project document and plan;
Organize work on increasing digital literacy for rural population in target villages/qishloqs, with focus on students, youth communities, cooperatives, water-users associations as per prodoc;
Based on the prioritization assessment, facilitate improved access to social infrastructure through using modern technology/equipment and promoting/piloting the smart/green communities model;
Develop local digital transformation action/work plans and sectoral/segment prioritization (e.g., prioritizing on public sector in agriculture, or civil & land registration, or health sector, etc.) in consultation with the local authorities and citizens, ensuring equal participation of women and youth;
Develop a range of possible digital/ICT solutions to be developed/tested and identify target districts and communities, institutions to pilot them;
Conduct digital transformation of at least 2 local public/social services per year such as telemedicine, electronic social transfer payments and others (total of 10 public services in 5 years). This includes redesign of business processes, development of digital solutions, and their integration with e-government architecture;
Pilot and disseminate rural ICT/digital solutions addressing the needs of supported regions such as growing crops in conditions of high soil mineralization, access to irrigation water and water saving technologies, etc.;
Liaise with relevant stakeholders to obtain any support and guidance required for management and implementation of project activities within the Component 3;
Assist Project Manager in preparing and submitting in a timely manner, other programmatic reports and ensure that the reports meet corporate quality standards;
Be proactive in advising response to opportunities for resource mobilization and fundraising;
Lead the work of consultants involved in the implementation of the given project Component;
Contribute to the promotion of gender equality by reaching, involving and benefiting both women and men in the programme activities, ensure collection gender disaggregated data (gender mainstreaming);
Facilitate planning and developing analytical reports, information brochures, specific thematic leaflets, infographics and flyers with basic fact sheets;
Assist the Project Manager in preparing progress reports, lessons learned and provide relevant recommendations and contribute to the donor reporting process providing relevant information and data on conducted activities;
Contribute to programmes’ advocacy campaigns and facilitate the process of increasing visibility of the programmes activities and results; writing of success stories, press-releases, newspapers coverage, and other relevant PR campaigns;
Facilitate knowledge and best practices sharing between projects, UN agencies, national implementing partner, government, communities to deeper integrate the work and idea of the project;
Participate in relevant networks and meetings of practitioners.
Plan and implement the work in accordance with the overall work plan using both human and financial resources available in the most effective and efficient way, elaborate and propose new schemes and effective ways to achieve target indicators;
Participate in elaboration and execution of the project’s work plans, analyze emerging problems and propose adequate measures to ensure timely fulfilment of envisioned tasks;
Provide inputs for annual reports, work plans and any other planning, monitoring documents required by the UNDP;
Support Project Manager in monitoring implementation of the project outputs for adopting corrective measures in project implementation, when necessary, to ensure timely delivery of required inputs and achievement of results;
Ensure that all procurement, and tendering processes are organized and implemented in the most transparent way and in line with corporate and national regulations;
Undertake other tasks, necessary for successful management of the project, as required by the supervisor.
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies
-Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome
-Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks
Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need
Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme
performance and results
Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks –
Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
Required Skills and Experience
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, ICT, Digital Development, Rural Development, Public Administration.
• Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of experience will be given due consideration in lieu of MA.
Minimum 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of work experience in IT sector or digital transformations projects;- Work experince in rural development, community development is an advantage;
• Proven experience in development of research papers and reports, publications and analytical notes;
• Work experience in any development organization is an advantage;
• Understanding of Gender equality concept and women empowerment and youth engament principles;
• Initiative and strong leadership skills;
• Result and client-orientations;
• Knowledge and experience in IT development in Uzbekistan specifically in rural areas;
• Knowledge on digitalization of social infrastructure and communities;
• Ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource.
• Fluency in English, Russian, Uzbek (written and spoken);
Project Analyst (Task Manager on Digitalization) will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and will be responsible for the coordinated and timely implementation of activities of the Component 3 in accordance with work plan of the component 3 of the project. Project Analyst (Task Manager) will also closely work with the Task Managers of the Component 1&4 and 2. S/he will also supervise the relevant consultants within the component.
• Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
• A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
• Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
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