Regional Project Analyst (Six National Openings), New Delhi, India At UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

Closing date: Sunday, 17 September 2023

Job Identification : 11737

Locations : New Delhi, India

Posting Date : 09/01/2023, 05:22 AM

Apply Before : 09/17/2023, 06:29 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-9

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Health

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 1 Year

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 4 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English and Hindi

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP has been working in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development. Together with the Government of India and development partners, we have worked towards eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, strengthening local governance, enhancing community resilience, protecting the environment, supporting policy initiatives and institutional reforms, and accelerating sustainable development for all.

With projects and programmes in every state and union territory in India, UNDP works with national and subnational government, and diverse development actors to deliver people-centric results, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the integrator for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the UN system, we are committed to supporting the Government of India’s national development vision and priorities and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs for the people and the planet.

UNDP India’s Country Programme (2023-2027) builds on our prior work and aims to provide an integrated approach to development solutions in three strategic portfolios: Strong, accountable and evidence-led institutions for accelerated achievement of the SDGs.

  •  Enhanced economic opportunities and social protection to reduce inequality, with a focus on the marginalized.
  •  Climate-smart solutions, sustainable ecosystems and resilient development for reduced vulnerability.

South-South cooperation, gender equality and social inclusion are promoted across the pillars. The programme is supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, strategic innovation and accelerator labs, and data and digital architecture.

You are invited to join a team of future-smart development professionals to support India in achieving the national and globally agreed goals. As part of the UNDP team, your focus will be to work with diverse stakeholders to find country-specific solutions that lead to sustainable development and reach those furthest behind first.

In India UNDP is a long-standing partner of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and its institutions at the State and District level. Guided by the government, the UNDP India work is fully carried out in close coordination with partner UN agencies and is focusing on better health services provided to population of India.

The overarching goal of UNDP’s work on health system strengthening in India is to facilitate equitable access to basic services by strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access services, and of institutions to deliver quality, timely and stigma free services and LNOB (Leaving no one behind).

The Gavi Alliance co-funded Health System Strengthening (HSS) programme is one of the efforts of the MoHFW to improve the quality and level of immunization coverage in India. UNDP has been a trusted partner of MoHFW and GAVI for many years in this flagship programme that has nationwide coverage and has supported vaccine delivery to over 1 billion people. The initially developed solutions (eVIN and CoWIN) have proven themselves well and now UNDP is given a unique opportunity to develop and integrate a new universal vaccination solution – U-Win – which will be the focus on the next phase of support.

While a large part of the HSS programme is related to digital solutions development, capacity building and implementation, it also includes technical support to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for prevention and management of non-communicable diseases, Neglected Tropical diseases and for leveraging technologies to track high risk pregnancies and thereby reduce maternal and child mortalities rates. Working closely with other development partners, the programme also supports the National AIDS Control Organization’s efforts in prevention and control of HIV and AIDS.

In this context, UNDP India is recruiting six (6) qualified and experienced Indian professionals for the post of the Regional Project Analyst to support the activities of the project. The different six (6) duty stations in India are as follows: Guwahati-Assam, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata

Duties and Responsibilities

The results of the work of Regional Project Analyst has a direct impact on the implementation of the project and the achievement of results. Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Regional Project Analyst plays a critical role in the coordination on the planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities and resources (human, financial, material assets etc.).

The Regional Project Analyst will be responsible for management of state and district personnel as well as a core team of regional operations support staff in close collaboration with Operations Analyst.

The specific duties and responsibilities during the assignment will include, but are not be limited to, the following:

  •  Provides technical input, coordination and support to the development and implementation of project objectives and activities, that directly relate to the needs of constituents.
  •  Provides readily available and context specific guidance and day to day technical leadership of the project’s Regional teams, ensuring effective planning, coordination and quality assured implementation of project activities with implementing partners, at the regional, state and district levels
  •  Collaborates closely with government, local health officials and implementing partners to understand on the ground realities and expectations, conducting regular horizon scanning to identify emerging trends and anticipate delivery needs, capacity gaps, as well as, potential obstacles and opportunities
  •  Plays a critical role in development, nurturing and expansion of UNDP’s partnerships within region, including supporting the development, processing and execution of agreements with implementing partners
  •  Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed to foster responsive practices
  •  Provides substantive input into project’s capacity development strategies and systematic capacity building initiatives including active participation and implementation in related activities at the regional/state/district levels.
  •  Act as UNDP focal person and regional project representative providing oversight, guidance, monitoring and quality assurance, within assigned region and as directed by Project leadership
  •  Supports and provides relevant technical input to the project’s coordinated efforts at audit implementation, risk assessments monitoring, evaluation and reporting, data collection, analysis and maintenance of project’s related data base and files;
  •  Support and provide relevant input into the mechanisms and management of financial resources of the project including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting based on regional activities
  •  Provide support and day-to-day management and critical guidance at the regional level, contributing to the smooth operational running of the project by following established operational rules and procedures, including timely preparation and verification of supporting documentation for contracts and payments including consultants, subcontractors and other service providers
  •  Confirms and clears travel arrangements and authorizations, mission requests, passport and visa requests and extensions, flight bookings and all other matters related to project activities within assigned region.
  •  Actively make field visits, collaborate with local counterparts and/or facilitate arrangements for joint monitoring visits to project sites as per the requirement of the project Perform other duties as assigned by the project and/or UNDP management.
  •  Contribute to communications materials and reporting highlighting UNDP’s work and the results achieved for people and the country through traditional and non-traditional media (e.g., news articles, blogs, photo stories, social media), in accordance with respective communication and branding guidelines
  •  Provide substantive inputs to presentations, visibility activities, advocacy, and other project-related materials, etc


Core competencies:

  •  Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
  •  Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
  •  Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
  •  Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
  •  Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
  •  Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
  •  Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

People Management competencies:

  •  UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies: Cross-functional

  •  Results-based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results
  •  Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies
  •  Innovation ecosystem curation: Ability to identify key players in an ecosystem, engage with them and mobilise them to build a community and over time a movement around a common mission that can bring about changes at the system level
  •  Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Business Management

  •  Client Management: Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real client needs; Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests; Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

Partnership Management

  •  Relationship Management: Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration or related field; or
  •  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in the related fields with additional 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of a Master’s degree


  •  Minimum of two (2) years of experience with Master’s (or) four (4) years with Bachelor’s degree in: Providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in project implementation. Demonstrated skills in financial, HR and/or procurement management.
  •  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.
  •  Knowledge of data management and systems.
  •  Experience and knowledge of Atlas/Quantum is a strong asset.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, networking and team building and leading skills.
  •  Excellent analytical skills.
  •  Experience working in the UN system
  •  Experience collaborating with government agencies, international organizations, and community leaders.
  •  Knowledge of UN regulations, rules, and procedures

Required Languages

  •  Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Hindi.


  •  Remuneration starting at 1,995,954.56 INR (Annual) / 166,329.55 INR (Monthly) as per the scale depending on qualifications and experience. The remuneration is excluding 8.33% pension amount paid over and above the salary.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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