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Paid Internship UNDP Project Coordinator in Kazakhstan

Paid Internship UNDP Project Coordinator in Kazakhstan

Country: Kazakhstan
City: Nur-Sultan
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Paid Internship UNDP Project Coordinator in Kazakhstan

The UNDP Project Coordinator will report to the Programme Specialist/Head of EE Unit on all programmatic and administrative issues of the Project. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for liaising with the Government, UNDP and other UN agencies, NGOs and other Project partners as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of a designated Project of the Energy and Environment Unit in accordance with UNDP Program and Operations Policies and Procedures and UNDP Kazakhstan Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs):
    • Supervise and coordinate the Project and ensure results are in accordance with the Project Document and the rules and procedures established in the UNDP POPP. Bear responsibility for the day-to-day management of organizational and substantive issues, budgeting, planning and overall monitoring of the Project;
    • Develop Annual Work Plans  aligned with the Project Document including required budget revisions;
  • Monitor progress and manage risks, ensuring that changes are controlled, and problems addressed, report on progress and issues: 
    • Develop and implement  a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan to assess  progress against the  set  targets.
    • Monitor implementation plans including the gender action plan, stakeholder engagement plan, and any environmental and social management plans of the project;
    • Monitor and track progress against the GEF/Project Document Core indicators;
    • Use Quantum Management Information System for all related Project coordination tasks, ensuring effective data management and accessibility for audit purpose;
    • Embrace digital tools and platforms for monitoring, reporting, and stakeholder engagement to enhance efficiency and impact.
  • Create synergies with other income generation or inclusive prosperity initiatives in the country or other UNDP initiatives to maximize the project impact:
    • Collaborate intensively with all project stakeholders, including other projects to maximize the impact of UNDP’s interventions that will contribute towards achievement of the expected outcome under the UNDP’s Country Programme Document 2021-2025;
    • Maintain regular contacts with beneficiaries to ensure relevance and quality of project’s outputs;
    • Establish records with contacts, pursue networking and information sharing and follow up on partnership-related issues;
    • By providing project level information, contribute to the development of pipeline initiatives primarily under the themes covered by the Project.
  • Communication, knowledge management and learning:
    • Maintain close working relations and regular contacts with the Government partners, facilitating discussions and feedback;
    • Engage in regular exchange of information/experience with other projects, promoting cross-learning and sharing results and the best practices;
    • Contribute to the development and dissemination of high-quality knowledge and visibility products at different national and regional platforms.
  • Ensure Gender mainstreaming within the project focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Ensure gender is effectively mainstreamed throughout the project activities, work plans, budgets, reports, research, analyses and, where specifically relevant, analyzed in detail;
    • Ensure gender equality is mainstreamed throughout team, consultant and staff management activities;
    • Ensure gender knowledge   is incorporated in Project Knowledge management activities and products.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

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Institutional Arrangement

  • The Project Coordinator manages and implements the Energy and Environment Unit’s Project, including resource mobilization, personnel supervision, and daily activities oversight for achieving specified outcomes within quality, time, and cost constraints. They also collaborate with relevant stakeholders and government bodies in Kazakhstan.

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Required Skills and Experience for UNDP Project Coordinator

  • Education
    • Master’s degree in the social, environmental, engineering sciences, or other related sciences is required.
    • Bachelor´s degree in the areas mentioned above with additional 2 years of relevant experience can be considered in lieu of Master’s degree.
  • Experience
    • Minimum 2 years (with Master´s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of working experience in managing/coordinating projects/programs in one of the following fields: energy saving and energy efficiency, renewable/alternative/clean energy sources, green economy, natural resources management.
  • Language
    • Fluency in English and Kazakh and/or Russian is required.
  • Required Skills
    • Knowledge of energy efficiency/saving, financing for energy efficiency, renewable/alternative/clean energy sources, climate change mitigation/adaptation, green economy issues in Kazakhstan, including the political, institutional and socio-economic contexts is required.
  • Desired Skills
    • Additional years of work experience as a manager/coordinator in project implementation and the ability to manage conflicting priorities and tight timelines is desired.
    • Working experience with ministries and/or other national institutions, and ability to work effectively with fellow partners at all levels and with all groups is an asset.
    • Working experience within the UN system in implementing development projects would be an asset.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline18 May,2024



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