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SDG Officer

  • Added Date: Friday, 06 December 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: India
  • City: New Delhi
  • Contract Type: Service Contract (SC)
  • Post Level: SB3
  • In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This global “plan of action for people, planet and prosperity” is anchored on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the agenda’s results framework that captures universal aspirations across three dimensions of sustainable development: economic development, social development and environmental protection. The 2030 Agenda is an integrated, indivisible agenda, which balances the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability, the success of which will depend on the extent to which coherent, evidence-based plans and policies are formulated and implemented at country, regional and global levels. Today, India is the epicenter of global progress on the SDGs – the country is a leading force for climate action, home to the world’s biggest and most ambitious developmental programmes and social legislations – Housing for All, universal health coverage, digital and financial inclusion, and the empowerment of women, and it is one of the fastest growing major economies.

    In India, NITI Aayog has been entrusted with the role to co-ordinate the work related to the SDGs. The task at hand for NITI Aayog is not merely to periodically collect data on SDGs but to act proactively fructify the goals and targets not only quantitatively but also maintaining high standards of quality. The crucial initiatives spearheaded by NITI Aayog in SDGs include the SDG India Index which ranks all States/ UTs based on their performance in their journey towards meeting the Global Goals, localizations of SDGs in the States/ UTs, handholding the States/ UTs in setting up SDG monitoring and reporting systems, engaging private sector, leveraging science, technology, and innovation, and designing innovative SDG financing strategies.

    The position of the SDG Officer will be to support the SDG team at NITI Aayog in its functions, promoting the mainstreaming and implementation of the Agenda 2030 in India with particular focus on SDG localization in the States/ UTs, including formulation on State and District Indicator Frameworks, and development of SDG monitoring dashboards. The SDG Officer will report directly to Adviser, SDGs at NITI Aayog and on a day to day basis with monthly reporting to Chief Advisor, UNDP.

    Provide technical support to NITI Aayog in Localization & Integration of SDGs in India

    • Coordinate with State /UTs on progress of the SDG localization process
    • Handhold the States/ UTs in developing SDG monitoring frameworks and dashboards at the State/ UT and District levels.
    • Technical Support in preparation of Voluntary National Report and other important reporting’s
    • Design and lead surveys, primary data analysis, and deriving insights
    • SDG data-driven governance pilot projects in select districts on SDG localization
    • Report drafting based on qualitative and quantitative analysis and stakeholder consultations
    • Organising training workshops and capacity building programmes in select States/ UTs
    • Build partnerships with various stakeholders
    • Document emerging good practices
    • Draft policy briefs, speeches, presentations, and other documents
    • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor in NITI Aayog and UNDP

    Functional / Technical Competencies:
    Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

    • Knowledge about  development administration systems in States/UTs
    • First hand exposure to central or state government’s work on SDGs.

    Communication skills:

    • Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

    Building Strategic Partnerships

    • Establish, build and sustain effective relationships, partnerships and alliances, advocate effectively and communicate sensitively
    • Strong networks across diverse sectors at leadership levels.

    Results based monitoring

    • Result-orientation and ability to develop strategic approaches
    • Identifies problems and propose solutions
    • Demonstrates extremely strong influencing and facilitation skills.

    Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

    • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
    • Shares knowledge across the organization and builds a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.

    Corporate Competencies:

    • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

    Core Competencies:

    • Demonstrates/safeguards ethics and integrity
    • Works as a team member
    • Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicating effectively
    • Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment
    • Ability to work independently and under pressure
    • Schedules activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources; monitors performance against development and other objectives and corrects deviations from the course.
    • Self-development, initiative-taking
    • Approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
    • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

    Remuneration package is Rs. 98,492 per month (taxable).  UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work life balance. Women Candidates are Strongly encouraged to apply.


    Important applicant information

    All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

    UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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    Contract Duration: Open to Indian Nationals Only

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