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UNDP is hiring Multiple Project Associate /Project managers in Various locations for External Applicants. More than 20 Postions are Available. Deadline 15 June 2024

UNDP is hiring Multiple Project Associate /Project manger in Various locations for External Applicants . More than 20 Postions Available . Deadline 15 June 2024

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes on developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity

As the lead United Nations agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnerships and institutional capabilities to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Associate is expected to provide their time towards BTR1, BTR2 and NC4 project and their scope of work would include:

Project administration, implementation and operational support 

  1. Support the Project Director/ Manager and the technical team of Climate Change Secretariat (CCS) of the Ministry of Environment and Project Coordinator in implementation of activities of the project.
  2. Support planning and delivering project implementation under component 1,2 & 4 of BTR1, BTR2 and NC4 by liaising with the Country Office’s Finance, Procurement, Human Resources and IT teams towards. In consultation with CCS and the PMU, support with logistical and administrative activities related to component 03 of BTR1 + BTR2/NC4.
  3. Support the Project Coordinator with planning, monitoring and evaluation activities for the projects.
  4. Support preparation and updating of project work plans, budgets, briefs, reports and other documents as necessary.
  5. Support organization and coordination of meetings, training sessions, workshops, project events and prepare minutes as required.
  6. Ensure timely and smooth implementation of all project logistics including following up with contractors.
  7. Maintain communication with stakeholders within the relevant government institutions pertaining to the projects’ scope of work.
  8. Maintain a forward schedule of deadlines, meetings, and workshops and proactively work towards that schedule.
  9. Assist with travel and logistic matters for the project team.
  10. Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the supervisor to support overall CET portfolio tasks related to operations and administration implemented with the Ministry of Environment as assigned by the supervisor. 

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Finance and procurement support

  1. Support overall finance management activities of the project including preparation and disbursement of payments following mandated processes.
  2. Assist in procurement processes; assist the PMU in preparation of Terms of Reference (ToRs) for consultants, service provider contracts and ensure full compliance of procurement activities with UNDP and Government of Sri Lanka procurement guidelines.
  3. Support the procurement processes of goods and services and management of the inventory of assets and custodian items.
  4. Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Min. years of relevant work experience 

  • Minimum of 6 years (with secondary education) or 3 years (with a bachelor’s degree) of experience supporting Project Finance functions, Project management or related fields is required.
  • Experience with environment and natural resource management related projects is desired.

Required skills 

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment.
  • Experience in building and maintaining partnerships with Government, other development partners and the private sector with good interpersonal skills. 
  • Outstanding presentation skills/experience

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Experience in providing support in coordinating and implementing development projects is desirable.
  • Proven ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.
  • Demonstrated capacity to undertake assigned responsibilities and work under pressure.
  • Previous experience with UN systems would be an advantage. 
  • Experience with environment and natural resource management related projects is desired.

Required Language(s)

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of Sinhala or Tamil is required.



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