Saturday, March 29, 2014

Director (Learning Resource Centre) - UNDP (Apply by: 11 April 2014)


Location: New Delhi, India

Apply by: 11 April 2014

Background

As part of collaboration between the Government of India (GoI) and UNDP, the project “Strengthening Human Resource Management of Civil Services” is being implemented by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (MoP) with core funding from UNDP.

The project focuses on developing capacities of civil servants and in strengthening their enabling environment in view of a more effective and efficient Human Resource Management at National and State level. The project bases its activities on strategic themes that have emerged from the recommendations of the Second Administrative Reforms Commissions and National Training Policy 2012.

Project is supporting implementation of innovative and emerging policies and practices in Human Resource Management and Capacity-building of Civil Services at the national and sub-national level. This includes piloting and implementation of competency-based human resource management, leadership development, training programmes evaluation and latest training tools and techniques.

National Training Policy 2012 has recommend setting-up of a Learning Resource Centre to build the training capacity of Central and State Training Institutions and Government Departments. The objective of the Learning Resource Centre is to drive the research and innovation activities in the field of training tools and technologies. The Centre would promote adaptation of emerging training tools and techniques to improve the reach of the training efforts to all levels in the Government.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide Leadership and Strategic Direction to Learning Resource Centre;
  • Develop and implement operationalization and institutional development plan for the Learning Resource Centre;
  • Ensure mobilization of interest and support of all stakeholders for Learning Resource Centre;
  • Develop and implement strategies to build the training capacities of the Central and State Training Institutions and Government Departments;
  • Conceptualise and facilitate interventions to maximize the coverage of training to include officers placed at cutting-edge level;
  • Design and implement initiatives to develop training managers/ talent in the training institutions and Government Departments;
  • Develop plans for review and strengthening of ToT Programmes including revision oftraining modules;
  • Explore, design and implement plan for development of e-learning modules and online certifications for the trainers and others;
  • Identify, customise and transfer latest training techniques, tools and methods;
  • Drive research and innovation in the field of training techniques and technologies;
  • Develop strategies for creating Cadres of Trainers in different sectoral and functional specialisation (domain specific ToT programmes);
  • Share publications, key technical documents, knowledge papers, articles, insights and experiences on related subjects with the project partners through Knowledge Exchange Community;
  • Provide support to Govt. Departments and Training institutions in implementation of NTP- 2012;
  • Provide technical support in procurement of goods and services for the Learning Resource Centre and ensure execution of contracts by vendors;
  • Ensure adequate information flow, regular contact and feedback among the various stakeholders of the project.

Competencies

  • Excellent understanding of the Indian Civil Services and Public Administration;
  • Knowledge about latest approaches to capacity development, training techniques and technologies;
  • Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet in conducting research;
  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Result-orientation and ability to develop strategic approaches;
  • Establish, build and sustain effective relationships, partnerships and alliances.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications:
  • Minimum Master’s Degree in the field of Human Resource Management, Organisation Behaviour, Psychology, Training, Management, Public Management, Business Administration or related field from a recognised University/ Institution;
  • Ph.D. in the related field would be an added advantage.

Experience:
  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience in training and development, human resource management, public administration with large private/ public sector organisations/ government bodies or International/ Multilateral organisations;
  • Experience of working with Central/ State Governments institutions including government training institutions would be an added advantage.

Language:
  • Excellent command over the English language;
  • Ability to produce high quality reports and knowledge products (samples may be requested as reference);
  • Proficiency in at least one Indian language.

Other:
  • Willingness to travel for missions/ meetings/ consultations with stakeholders.

Management Arrangement:-
  • The Director- LRC will work under the overall direction of the Joint Secretary (Training), DoPT and Assistant Country Director and Unit Head - Governance, UNDP;
  • The Director- LRC will be initially supported by One Research Associate and One Executive Officer.

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