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Current vacancy annoucements with UNDP Bhutan

Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement)-Communications Associate, Partnership & Assurance Unit

Post Title: Communications Associate, Partnership & Assurance Unit

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment- G7

Duration :One year/extendable

Duties and Responsibilities: 

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as Communications Associate, Partnership & Assurance unit.  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head, Partnerships and Assurance Unit, the Communications Associate supports the production of internal communication materials and donor reports. The Communications Associate promotes a client-oriented approach in UNDP, ensuring timely reporting for diverse partners. The Communications Associate works in close collaboration with the CO’s four programme portfolios (Climate Change Adaptation/Disaster Management; Climate Change Mitigation and Energy; Economic Integration and Innovation; and Governance) and to ensure timely updates on programme and projects to be featured within UNDP broadly.

Key Functions:

  1. Contributes to strategy-driven Country Office outreach and communications
  2. Supports the expansion of the CO partner base, including timely reporting and communication
  3. Supports strategic planning and monitors development effectiveness and impact

Minimum Qualification & Competencies: 

  1. Secondary education. University degree or equivalent desirable, but it is not a requirement
  2. 7 years of relevant experience at the national level in providing communication packages to promote the activities of international development organization. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc. Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  3. Fluency in written and spoken English and national language of the duty station.
 

Closing date: COB Tuesday 28 October 2014 (Please note that candidates who applied earlier need not re-apply)

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV and Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.org. Female candidates are encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form are available at jobs at http://www.bt.undp.org

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement)- One Programme Coordination Analyst, Resident Coordinator’s Office

Post Title: One Programme Coordination Analyst, Resident Coordinator’s Office

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment- NOA

Duration:364 days

Duties and Responsibilities:

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as One Programme Coordination Analyst under Resident Coordinator’s Office.  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Coordination Analyst, the One Programme Coordination Analyst takes appropriate initiatives and performs tasks to strengthen the capacity of the UN Country Team in Bhutan, within the framework of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Delivering as One and other DOCO guidelines. The UN system in Bhutan is composed of six resident agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP and UNFPA). In addition, 13 other non-resident agencies (NRAs) have signed the One Programme 2013-18, which forms the basis for the UN system’s support to Bhutan for the period. The heads of agencies for the UN Country Team (UNCT).The UN in Bhutan is a Delivering as One (DaO) self-starter, and the current One Programme is the second DaO programme. While UN harmonization in Bhutan remains a work in progress, significant results have been achieved thus far and many initiatives are under way. The UNCT has committed to deepening DaO, in line with the SOPs issued in August 2013.The One Programme Coordination Analyst works in close collaboration with UNCT members, the donor community in Bhutan, programme and operations teams of the UN agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs), staff of DOCO, Government officials, and civil society in ensuring successful implementation of the UNCT/RCU work plan and activities.

Key Functions:

  1. Ensures effective formulation and implementation of Joint Programmes/ing
  2. Ensures effective operation of One Programme groups/processes, and implementation of their work plans
  3. Provides support to security coordination, and to emergency/crisis coordination
  4. Works toward harmonization of operations services

Minimum Qualification & Competencies: 

  1. Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, social sciences, International relations, political science or similar field. Bachelor’s Degree in economics, social sciences, international relations, political science or similar field plus 2 years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree.
  2. Up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level. Experience with programme identification, development and implementation in the UN system is desirable.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of Delivering as One Standard Operating Procedures, and UN joint programme guidelines is desirable.
  4. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, experience in handling web-based management systems and advanced programmes for data analysis.
  5. Fluency in written and spoken English and national language of the duty station.

Closing date: COB Tuesday 28 October 2014 (Please note that candidates who applied earlier need not re-apply)

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV and Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.orgFemale candidates are encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form are available at jobs at http://www.bt.undp.org

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Vacancy Announcement (Re-advertisement) : Communications Analyst, Partnerships & Assurance Unit and Resident Coordinator’s Office

Post Title: Communications Analyst, Partnerships & Assurance Unit and Resident Coordinator’s Office

Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment- NOA

Duration: One year/extendable

Duties and Responsibilities:

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese Citizen as Communications Analyst for Partnership & Assurance Unit and Resident Coordinator’s Office.  Under the matrix guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Partnerships and Assurance Unit Head and UN Resident Coordinator, the Communications Officer takes appropriate initiatives and performs tasks to strengthen the communications, resource mobilization and partnerships building efforts of the UN Country Team and UNDP in Bhutan. Communications outreach tightly linked to programme priorities helps position the UN and UNDP as a leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities. The UN system in Bhutan is composed of six resident agencies (UNDP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, WFP and UNFPA). In addition, 13 other non-resident agencies (NRAs) have signed the One Programme 2013-18, which forms the basis for the UN system’s support to Bhutan for the period. The heads of agencies for the UN Country Team (UNCT). UNDP is the largest UN agency in Bhutan, working in the areas of sustainable development, democratic governance, and gender. The Communications Officer works in close collaboration with UNCT members and UNDP staff, the UNDP Regional Communications Manager and Communications Office (HQ) programme and operations teams of the UN agencies, funds and programmes (AFPs), staff of DOCO, Government officials, and civil society in ensuring successful implementation of the UNDP and

UNCT communications strategies, work plans and activities.

Key Functions:

  1. Enhances the UN system’s positioning in Bhutan through more effective communications
  2. Improves UN coherence and harmonization through consistent internal communications and knowledge management
  3. Ensures the implementation of the UNDP CO publications strategy and plan.

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Master’s degree or equivalent in communications and media, with a focus on interaction and sufficient knowledge of economics, social sciences, international relations and political science or Bachelor’s degree in communications and media, with a focus on interaction and sufficient knowledge of economics, social science, international relations and political science plus two years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of Master’s Degree.
  2. Up to two years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
  3. Experience in design and implementation of communications strategies for results
  4. Ability to write cogently, and edit in English, using Oxford Manual of Style
  5. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, experience in handling web-based management systems and advanced programmes for data analysis.
  6. Fluency in written and spoken English and national language of the duty station.

Click here to download Terms of Reference

Closing date: COB Tuesday 28 October 2014 (Please note that candidates who applied earlier need not re-apply)

Apply to: Please submit application letter, CV and Personal History Form (P11 Form) to recruitment.bt@undp.orgFemale candidates are encouraged to Apply

Detailed job description and the Personal History form are available at jobs at http://www.bt.undp.org

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW

Deadline extension for Re-announcement for Consultancy Services

Post Title: Consultancy firm (in association with registered Bhutanese firm)

Contract Type: Consultancy firm 

Duration: 40 weeks spread over 3.5 years (September 2014 – December 2017)
Assignment: Design and development of Climate-resilient Water Harvesting technologies for Rural Areas

Tarayana Foundation would like to seek the services of a qualified and experienced consultancy firm who will be attached with the Tarayana Secretariat. 
The main objective of the consultancy is to conduct comprehensive analysis of water availability, water use and demand assessment including mapping of water sources and identification of appropriate and practical technologies for water harvesting at the community levels in the targeted project sites

  1. Mapping of watershed for target communities.
  2. Feasibility study of water availability, use and demand as well as projected climate change; impacts on water sources in the project targeted rural areas;
  3. Presentation and report on findings of feasibility study to the main stakeholders;
  4. Identification and selection of the most suitable technical options/ models of water harvesting, storage and distribution in the targeted rural areas;
  5. Training for Tarayana and Dzongkhag staff in suitable technical options/ models of water harvesting, storage and distribution in the targeted rural areas;
  6. On site supervision during implementation process; and 
  7. Presentation and final report on best practices and recommendations for next phase

Minimum qualifications:
The following are the minimum qualifications and competencies required for the team leader:

  1. At least a Masters degree in sustainable water resources management, water harvesting technology, environment engineering, civil engineering, hydrology and any other relevant fields;
  2. At least 10 years of work experience in the concerned field; 
  3. Extensive work experience in rural communities;
  4. Good knowledge about climate change and its impact on water resources including water harvesting technologies; 
  5. Excellent training and communication skills including community mobilization and engagement
  6. Experience of working in mountain regions, preferably in the Himalayas
  7. Fluency in written and spoken English

Closing date: 10.30AM (Bhutan time) on 22 October 2014.

Application details:
For detailed terms of reference (ToR), please email roseleengurung@gmail.com

Please submit your application along with CV, and financial proposal to:roseleengurung@gmail.com

International Consultant for the “Review of Legislation from the Perspective of Enhancing Gender Equality in Elected Office

UNDP Country office in Bhutan would like to invite proposals from qualified individual consultants for review of legislation from the perspective of enhancing gender equality in elected office

Requirments for experince & qualifications

  1. Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of gender equality and law
  2. Master’s degree in law, gender studies or other relevant field
  3. Experience of developing national legislation and policies for government agencies
  4. Understanding of gender equality environment in the Asia-Pacific Region
  5. Excellent English language skills (written and spoken)
  6. Ability to communicate/translate ideas into structured formats
 

Proposal should be submitted by email to procurement.bt@undp.org no later than 16th October 2014, 5 PM Bhutan Standard Time.

Vacancy Announcement - Security Guard (SB-1)

UNDP is seeking to recruit five Bhutanese Nationals as security guard for the UN Premises.  Under the guidance and supervision of the Local Security Assistant and overall supervision of Designated Official, the Security Guard will assist in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security of the UN house, assets and UN personnels.

Key Functions:

  1. Effective provision of physical security to UN House premises, UN personnel and assets.
  2. Preparation for and response to emergency situations.

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Class VI level and above
  2. Applicable security, police and/or military training is desirable.
  3. 2 years relevant experience in security, preferably in the military, police or private sector, or related field of work.
  4. Able to speak, read and write in English, and spoken fluency in Dzongkha are required.  Fluency in additional local languages would be an asset.

Click here for detailed terms of reference

Closing date: 15 October 2014, Wednesday

Vacancy Announcement - Programme Associate (Fixed Term Appointment- G6)

UNDP is seeking to recruit a Bhutanese National as Programme Associate for Mitigation & Energy and Economic Integration & Innovation portfolios. Under direct matrix supervision of the Portfolio Managers of Mitigation & Energy and Economic Integration & Innovation), the Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of the CO programme by entering and managing data and supporting programme implementation consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.

Key Functions:

  1. Support to formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Country Programme Action Plan
  2. Support to management of the CO programme
  3. Administrative support to the Programme Unit
  4. Support to resource mobilization
  5. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Minimum Qualification & Competencies:

  1. Secondary Education (Class XII Pass), preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  2. 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  3. Fluency in spoken and written English and national language of the duty station.

Click here for detailed terms of reference

Closing Date:15 October 2014, Wednesday

Announcement for an Invitation to Bid

The UNDP Country office in Bhutan wishes to solicit bids from potential vendors to supply the metallic parts for the improved stoves project to be delivered to the rural beneficiaries in the country.

The supplier is required to have the following qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in similar contracts
  • Capacity to provide continued after-sales service as and when required
  • The bidders must hold a valid Trade license
  • Bid security: Nu. 360,000 in the form of draft/cash warrant in favor of UNDP, Bhutan

Interested Suppliers may collect the complete set of Invitation to Bid from UNDP procurement unit. For further information you may contact: 

Ms. Tshering Palden
UNDP Procurement Associate
tshering.palden@undp.org

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