Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Director/ National Programme Officer - UNIDO (Apply by: 11 Dec'14)

Director/ National Programme Officer
The International Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ICISID),
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), New Delhi

1. POSITION VACANT: Director/ National Programme Officer, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, New Delhi (D/NPO-UNIDO) (Post Level: NOC)
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of theUnited Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mandate of UNIDO is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition.
The Partnerships and Results Monitoring Branch (PRM) within the Programme Development and Technical Cooperation Division (PTC) acts as the Strategic Office of the Managing Director, PTC; it coordinatesUNIDO partnerships with firms, development finance institutions and multi-lateral funds, and leads cross-divisional efforts to raise operational efficiency and improve results monitoring.
The International Centre for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ICISID) assists the Government of India and governments of other developing countries in enhancing their technological performance in numerous industrial sectors, including advanced manufacturing technology, and the promotion of North-South and South-South cooperation and building up of partnerships for ISID. The Centre advances manufacturing productivity as well as improves the quality of goods produced. The competitiveness of firms is promoted and enhanced through the transfer of appropriated manufacturing technologies through South South and Triangular Cooperation schemes.
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SAMS has been retained by UNIDO to augment response and recommend selected suitable candidates for this vacancy.
The incumbent is required to work in close collaboration with the Government of India and UNIDO on the development of strategic framework of ICISID to ensure its work is fully aligned with industrial development strategies and plans of the host country as well as in line with requirements of assisted countries. He/she needs to explore the modalities to establish the position the Centre as viable and sustainable provider of services to support India’s and other countries’ national and industrial development strategies. Particularly, he/she will facilitate and promote UNIDO’s mandate on ISID in numerous industrial sectors, including advanced manufacturing technology, through South-South and Triangular Cooperation schemes.
Under the direct supervision of the UNIDO Representative in India at the UNIDO Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi, India, and working daily with the Deputy Director ICISID, the Director/National Programme Officer shall be responsible for overall management and operation of the ICISID, in order to facilitate smooth administration and implementation of the ICISID work programme. He/she will also work for programme/project development and implementation with technical and substantive guidance of the programme managers responsible for advanced manufacturing technology and for South South and triangular industrial cooperation at the UNIDO HQs for programme. His/Her duties shall be performed in accordance with UNIDO’s applicable rules and regulations and the present job description.
The UNIDO Staff Performance Management System reinforces the collaboration within formal units as well as among cross-functional teams. In this context, the incumbent collaborates with his/her supervisor and colleagues, within as well as outside the unit. Within the formal teams, the incumbent may be expected to backstop other team members as required.
Key Job Responsibilities:
(1) Managing the administrative, financial and personnel resources for the operation of ICISID. Assisting the UNIDO Representative in administering the operational budget and overseeing the staff;
(2) Developing the work programme and ensure its implementation as well as its monitoring;  Preparing required progress reports, documents necessary for technical review meetings and project steering committee meetings. Organizing in support for the Government of India the Steering Committee meeting and preparing the inputs required by technical Project Managers at the HQs;
(3) Overseeing, together with the Deputy Director of ICISID, the coordination between the governments of assisted countries and UNIDO for the implementation of projects and programmes in those countries;
(4) Ensuring close coordination and cooperation between the Government of India and UNIDO for the operation of ICISID, and facilitating communication among concerned stakeholders for the implementation of projects and programmes in India.
(5) In close collaboration with Government of India, UNIDO Headquarters and relevant industry associations, identifying advanced manufacturing technologies required for industries in India; For South-South and triangular cooperation purposes, also identifying countries where the Indian best industrial practices and solutions could be introduced;
(6) In close collaboration with Government of India and relevant industry associations, assist in the identification and development of industrial sub-sector-specific technical cooperation projects focusing on technology transfer and upgrading of SMEs;
(7) Organizing and participating in various global forum activities, such as technology fairs, technology expos, and/or South-South/international cooperation for industrial development, with a view to promoting the best technological and industrial practices in India for possible transfer, replication and scaling up, as well as increasing awareness of advanced technologies for potential use in India;
(8) Organizing outward and inward study tours of both Indian and developing countries manufacturing SMEs to best-practice institutions and companies abroad;
(9) Ensuring active participation of Indian industry associations and financial organizations both for programmes of technology upgrading in India and cooperation programmes in other countries;
(10) In collaboration with UNIDO Regional Office in India and UNIDO HQs, actively participate in the consultations and negotiation for fund mobilization for the activities of ICISID in and outside of India. This includes the assistance to technical programme managers at the HQs in identifying potential donors, including private sector and development banks in and outside of India;
(11) Where needed and opportunities arise, ensuring close operational linkages between ICISID and otherUNIDO projects and programmes in and outside of India through existing UNIDO field office network, with a view to optimizing the use of resources and contribution to UNIDO’s overall objectives.
(12) Promoting active provision of information on and presentation of ICISID operation and programmes with specific emphasis on creating network, strengthening interaction and linkages with the international industrial community;
(13) Perform other duties as required.
Applicants must possess a University, Masters Degree or higher in Engineering/ Science and/ or Economics.
(1) Five years of proven experience in the field of industry;
(2) Experience in project formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects, also at the policy level. To this end, experience gained in relation to promotion of inclusive and sustainable industrial development would constitute a distinct asset;
(3) Experience in handling Intellectual Property Rights related to national and international issues, would be an asset;
(4) Experience in working with national/intergovernmental organizations involved in enhancing productivity and competitiveness of industrial enterprises in developing economies.
(5) First-hand experience of activities related to poverty alleviation in developing regions is desirable;
(6) Experience in and good understanding of the UN system and/or the Government of India is desirable.
Essential Skills and Competencies:
(1) Results orientation and accountability;
(2) Demonstrable competence in Planning and Organizing, Communication and Trust, Team Orientation, Client Orientation, Organizational Development and Innovation;
(3) Core Values: Integrity. Professionalism and Respect for Diversity;
(4) Fluency in English, knowledge of other UN Official languages would be an asset.
The minimum gross remuneration budgeted for this position is Rs. 20.63 lacs per annum. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.
6. LOCATION: New Delhi
7TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full Time, Fixed Term (100 Series)

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Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter, discussing their interest in and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume, current cost to organization and expected compensation by December 11, 2014.
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