UNIDO recruits 01 Project Coordinator

UNIDO recruits 01 Project Coordinator

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopie
Project Coordinator
Post Level : SB4 – Local Professional (Junior & Mid Level)
Vacancy Announcement
Only nationals and/or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are eligible to apply. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Vacancy Announcement No : VA2021_ISA_EXT_167
Duty Station : Ethiopia
Date of Issuance : 01 November 2021
Type of Appointment : Individual Service Agreement
Employment Fraction : NonStaff-Regular
Closing Date: 23 November 2021
Organizational Context
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.
Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.
The Directorate of Digitalization, Technology and Agri-Business (DTA), headed by a Managing Director, coordinates and mainstreams the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in its technical cooperation, strategic, normative activities aiming at fostering the inclusive and sustainable development in the era of 4IR. The Directorate creates new and innovative technical cooperation deliverables in the areas of trade, investment, technology innovation and agro-industry and agri-business. The Directorate comprises the Department of Digitalization, Technology and Innovation (DTI) and the Department of Agri-Business (AGR).
The Department of Agri-Business (DTA/AGR) provides a range of technical cooperation services to assist developing countries add value to the output of their agricultural sector and generate employment opportunities in off-farm activities for rural communities, thereby contributing to increased food security and a sustainable reduction of poverty. The department provides support for the development of agri-business corridors in developing countries in collaboration with International Financial Institutions. The Department drives the Organization’s mandates of creating shared prosperity and advancing economic competitiveness. It supports initiatives to build human capital and raise total factor productivity through focused vocational training and industrial skills development activities. With its programmes, the Department addresses the root causes of migration and helps alleviate migration pressures at the origin.
This position is located under the Agro-Industries and Industrial Skills Development Division (DTA/AGR/AIS). DTA/AGR/AIS provides a range of specialized services and knowhow to address the specific needs of Member States in the industrial processing of nonfood agricultural produce and technical skills development to provide their populations with sustainable livelihoods.
Project Context
Under the Private Public Partnership (PPP) Project “Training Institute for Commercial Vehicle Drivers in Ethiopia”, UNIDO, VOLVO, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Selam Vocational Training Centre (VTC) and Federal Transport Authority are jointly engaged, where the overall objective is to transform the commercial vehicle drivers training in Ethiopia through a fully functional model training academy with an international standard and an inclusive curriculum focusing on highly needed skills and attitude, using state-of- the-art driving training equipment and training tools based on international best practices.
Vocational Technical Education should prepare both young men and women for professions or jobs that are based on non-academic approaches, related to specific trades, occupations or vocations in line with market demands. It includes technical skills development, as the trainees develop hands on expertise in a specific technology and sector.
DUTY STATION : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
DURATION : 3 months (with a possiblity of extension)
Main Functions
Under the administrative supervision of the National Project Coordinator and overall guidance of the UNIDO Project Manager (PM), in close collaboration with International Expert/s, the Project Coordinator will perform the following tasks:
– Coordinate the systematic and timely project execution.
– Identify problems, use information as an input to corrective actions to promote effective project management.
– Establish and develop methods for scheduling and arranging meetings and communication for project execution.
– Assist in implementing relevant contracts and agreements including procurement contracts by outlining and drafting scope of work or reviewing relevant documents
– Support the project’s institutional capacity building programme, through facilitating training the trainers’ activities for the project.
– Establish and develop knowledge management system covering technical activities under the project, i.e. prepare articles, newsletters, social media posts, keep database with contacts of graduates.
– Create visual and written presentations concerning the status of the project. Updating monitoring and evaluation requirements
– Coordinate the timely submission of technical reports and assist with data collection, and the preparation of periodic progress/technical reports.
– Undertake project tasks as required, including drafting of concept notes.
Core Competencies
WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially.
WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.
Minimum Requirements
Advanced university degree in economics, business administration, engineering, international relations, or any other relevant discipline is required.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Fluency/working knowledge of one or more of the local language is required.
Field of Expertise
• A minimum of 1-3 years of practical working experience in project coordination, supporting project execution and monitoring of technical cooperation projects is required.
• Experience in coordinating capacity building for technical cooperation projects is desirable
• Experience in train the trainers activates is desirable
This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.
All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependants, under the procedures established by the Director General.
NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level.
Project Coordinator
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