Field Coordinator ( Kurunegala and Puttalam )

  • Added Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 03 March 2019

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  • Liaise with Provincial Departments of Agriculture (PDOAs), UNDP, the Project Management Unit (PMU), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and field level stakeholders to implement the climate smart agriculture (CSA) development activities;
  • Support the preparation and implementation of district level annual action plans for Climate Smart Agriculture development in consultation with the PMU and PDOAs;
  • Facilitate the implementation of field level project activities as per the Annual Work Plan in a timelyand efficient manner
  • Identify the risks and implementation challenges well in advance, communicate to the Technical specialist and assist the Technical Specialist to mitigate risks and address scuh implementation challenges 
  • Prepare in consultation with the PDOAs and CSOs, quarterly financial and narrative progress reports for the field sites[;
  • Consult with PDOAs and provide necessary technical specifications for all CSA procurements to be carried out by PMU;
  • Support the Project Technical Specialist on relevant aspects of project implementation, especially monitoring of project outputs and results;
  • Engage with stakeholders and develop partnerships  to ensure  the sustainability of project actions at provincial, district, divisional and village level
  • Facilitate the coordination amongst local level stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of activities in a timely manner
  • Coordinate between national level and local level stakeholders to ensure implementation of activities in a timely and efficient manner
  • Undertake rigorous monitoring against the AWP at the field locations to ensure that project activities are on track
  • Support the Technical Specilaist to monitor the consultants hired by the UNDP in project areas under climate smart agriculture programme 
  • Undertake regular monitoring against the district level indicator targets of M&E plan to ensure that the project is achieving the desired results;
  • Maintain district level CSA project progress data-base against the log frame indicators
  • Support the Technical Specialist to compile Annual Progress Review Report through analyzing of CSA progress data against the log frame indicators 
  • Maintain excellent progress monitoring reports, and provide quarterly financial and narrative progress reports to the Project in a timely manner
  • Organize field missions for UNDP officials, evaluators and donor to review/evaluate the progress of project activities as well as other collaborative actions 
  • Efficient and coordinated implementation of climate smart agriculture development field operations of CRIWMP project
  • The achievement of CSA delivery targets and results as outlined in the AWP and indicator targets outlined in the log frame 
  • Demonstrate integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism
  • Good understanding of the UN system and field management of agricultural development projects 
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure in a stressful environment; with patience, tactfulness, maintain confidentiality, take initiative and exercise good judgment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and respects diversity
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and encourage sharing of knowledge to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required
  • Ability to plan own work and use time efficiently, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge on Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation, and climate resilient agriculture packages
  • Ability to design and prepare strategies and action plans for interventions aimed at building climatic resilience in dry zone agriculture sector
  • Excellent understanding of challenges to rural development in Sri Lanka, especially in the agriculture sector 
  • Excellent facilitation skills managing multi-stakeholder national/local dialogues 
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent  in the areas of Agriculture, Environmental Science, Development Studies, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, or related field.
  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in the areas of Agriculture, Environmental Science, Development Studies, Natural Resource Management, Ecology, or related field with  minimum 3 years’ of post qualifying experience in the field of Agriculture and Climate Change Adaptation 
  • Experience in filed coordination of rural development projects, project monitoring at field level and developing narrative reports 
  • Experience in climate resilient agriculture development in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka would be an added advantage 
  • Experience in supporting development/capacity building activities especially in the government institutions will be advantageous
  • Past experience with UNDP or UN-related programmes will be of added advantage

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Contract Duration: One Year

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