Saturday, March 8, 2014

District Coordinator (Planning and Monitoring) - Pragati Development Consulting Services Ltd.

Pragati Development Consulting Services Limited (PDCSL) has been engaged by an UN Agency to provide technical, financial and human resource support to various programmes and operation in Assam & other North-East States. PDCSL invites applications from qualified candidates for the position (One Position) of District Coordinator (Planning and Monitoring) for Dibrugrah, Assam. The overall objective of the Consultancy is to provide technical support to the Dibrugarh District Administration and the District Planning Committee (DPC) for the effective monitoring of flagship schemes and updating of the District Plans to make these more child-centered.

The specific objectives will be to:

•        Improve the monitoring system within (selected) line Departments implementing the flagship schemes at the district level
•         Provide technical support to the selected district officials to take more informed programme decisions.
•         Identify institutional and organisational constraints to programme implementation that may have an adverse impact on the poor and other vulnerable groups and recommend changes;
•        Keep the stakeholder(s) informed about the progress in achieving key development objectives as well the constraints along with MDG targets in the districts.
•        Network with NGOs and key research/ academic institutions engaged in similar activities in the district

Major Tasks to be accomplished:

The District Coordinator will focus on three key issues, which include (i) data management, (ii) strengthening district planning processes, and (iii) strengthening PRIs. The detailed tasks against each of these focus areas are outlined as follows:

Data Management

• Compile and analyze inter and intra district data and further prepare analytical reports indicating the reasons of poor or good performance for the district under various flagship schemes.
• Analyze the data collected under the flagship programmes and report to the Deputy Commissioner for decision making
• Demonstrate the utility of Devinfo in the District.
• Maintain a data bank on key scheme indicators, NGOs working in the District, SHGs under SGSY and NRLM, Village Volunteers, excluded groups, hard to reach areas, village facilities etc.
• Utilize the data and further reflect the same in the District plan of Dibrugardh.

District Planning Process

• Maintain the circulars, guidelines and letters issued by district administration on planning process in the district.
• Prove support in making district level budget analysis of the flagship programmes.
• Facilitate in completion of data entry under Decentralized District Planning for the district and link the demand with schemes, in partnership with the Zilla Parishad

Working with PRIs

• Work closely with the DPC, under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner on effective implementation of flagship programmes in the districts.
• Maintain the data bank of PRIs in the district.
• Follow up with partners, including NGOs on panchayat-level capacity-building of statutorycommittees, viz. VHNSCs, SMCs, etc. including awareness-generation interventions, to ensure that the activities are rolled out as per the plan of action.


• Work closely with the different stakeholders to increase Birth Registration in the district.
• Coordinate and facilitate documentation of success stories/ best practices.
• Work closely with the responsible Officer and NGOs for NRLM at the district level.
• Any other responsibility, as asked by the Deputy Commissioner, Dibrugarh
C.    Qualification and Experience, Knowledge and skill

1.     Post Graduate degree in Social Science, Political Science, Public Administration, Statistics or similar discipline
2.     Knowledge of MIS
3.     Ability to analyze and interpret development data using appropriate software
4.     Familiar with children and women’s issues; particularly of socially excluded communities of Assam
5.     Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Assamese are must; Knowledge of Hindi will be an asset
6.     Report writing and documentation skills.

Contract Duration and Appointment

Interested candidate may download prescribed application form as CV Format and email duly filled application format to Knowledge of the local language is desirable; prior work experience in Assam or the north east will be an additional asset).The last date for receiving application is 17th March 2014. Only short-listed candidates will receive acknowledgment.


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