UNDP in Uzbekistan in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) of the Republic of Uzbekistan initiated a project “Adapting population skills to the post-pandemic economy in Ferghana Valley”. The initiative is funded by the Russian Federation - UNDP-Trust Fund for Development (TFD). The project is aimed at contributing to poverty reduction through increased employment and entrepreneurship opportunities of the population, especially the youth of Fergana Valley by building entrepreneurship and future skills among students and job-seekers.
The project aims at forging a new pathway for the future of work—based on continuous skills attainment, digital leapfrogging and a new balance between life and work. The development objective of the project is reskilling and upskilling of the workforce to deliver new business models in the post-pandemic era. It will target college and university graduates, young women and men in informal employment, returning migrants and other vulnerable groups and help Uzbekistan Government and private sector to craft policies and talent strategy that develop employees’ critical digital and cognitive capabilities, their technical and socio-emotional skills, and their adaptability and resilience. At least 20,000 young people will be benefiting from the project annually.
The project will concentrate its work in three major directions:
In this regard, UNDP is now seeking an experienced Project Manager to manage project activities on adapting population skills to the post-pandemic economy in Ferghana Valley, provide operational and thematic services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work in line with the Project document.
Duties and Responsibilities
Project Manager will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNDP Inclusive Growth Cluster Lead and close collaboration with the National Project Coordinator. The Project Manager will ensure smooth and timely delivery of operations in accordance with annual and quarterly work plans of the Project through performing the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Overall project management:
2. Running the project
3. Closing the Project
I. Corporate Competencies:
II. Functional Competencies:
1. Communications and Networking
2. Knowledge Management and Learning
3. Development and Operational Effectiveness
4. Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
5. Leadership and Self-Management
Masters’ degree in labour economics, international economics or trade, business management, management, public policy, law, international relations or other related fields;
At least 3 years of progressive work experience in the field of economics and/or project management in the sphere of economic development / social development/employment promotion. Work experience in any development organizations is an advantage.
Fluency in English, proficiency in Uzbek and Russian languages.
Ability to use information and communication technology as a tool and resource;
Experience in handling web-based management systems.
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