Individual Consultant-Training Specialist

Individual Consultant-Training Specialist

Organization: UNDP

Apply By: 06 May 2019

Location: Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh)

About the Organization:

The United Nations Development Programme is the United Nations' global development network. Headquartered in New York City, UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for themselves.

Job Description:


The UNDP project signed with the Department of MSME, GoMP on 28th January 2016 Agreement on Building an institutional structure to provide marketing support and capacity building for Entrepreneurs under the “Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Yojana” from year 2016 to 31stMarch 2019. The project activities were developed and designed to give Training on General Management and Specific Sector issues. Support in resolving the Banking related issues. Support and guidance was also given to entrepreneurs with regards to release of subsidies and other entitlements under the scheme of MYUY. Keeping a close check on the claims of the subsidies from the Branch to the Nodal Banks was another major activity under the existing project.

The project aimed to provide relevant, context specific training and hand-holding support to entrepreneurs and build their capacities in relevant areas of entrepreneurship development and marketing. The support includes design and delivery of focused training module for the entrepreneurs, development and dissemination of in-depth analytical reports on key problems faced by the entrepreneurs and provide a state-wide platform for knowledge management and experience sharing for all the entrepreneurs in the state. The project aimed to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the state with all the relevant stakeholders – bankers, government, technical agencies, training institutions and entrepreneurs working on a common platform leveraging their respective strengths.

Objective of the upcoming Project:

The project extension aims at applying the learning’s from the existing project. The activities successfully undertaken within the project tenure shall be replicated. The interventions which worked during the project like the Sector Specific Training, undertaking Techno Economic Evaluation and Handholding support provided to the beneficiaries will be implemented with more rigor.


The Training Specialist, will work under the guidance and supervision of Sate Project Coordinator, MYUY. The Training Specialist will primarily be responsible for implementing the project activities. The Training Specialist will be exclusively responsible to timely disseminate the activities of training and handholding and generating related reports. The Training Specialist is also responsible for the development of the Project.S/he will undertake any other task assigned by the State Project Coordinator and/or State Head, UNDP, MP.


Planning and Strategy development:

  • Provide state specific inputs to fill gaps identified in discussion with state level stakeholders
  • Obtain necessary approvals for projects from concerned department.

Program Management:

  • Hiring of services- UNDP for Program Implementation
  • Efficient preparation of contracts, tracking of deliverables and budgets, and ensure completion and closure of the project
  • Develop annual work plan as per the approved plan and budget
  • Ensure that programs implemented by implementation partners are in line with approved agreements and monitor deliverables

Program Implementation, Review and Monitoring:

  • To support State level Self Employment Scheme Beneficiaries for training, handholding and marketing linkage
  • To Provide Counselling and render documentation support to the entrepreneurs who are planning to setup their businesses or have already started their operations is also a priority work for Department.
  • Maintain close liaison with all the participating training institutions’ focal points to ensure seamless implementation of the project
  • Scan the wider environment in the state and incorporate changes in the training module as may be required from time to time
  • Coordinate with the training institutions at the field level to translate the changes in the training modules in the pedagogy
  • Monitor the trainings delivery to identify the gaps
  • Work closely with the officials of the Department of Industries to ascertain the problems faced by  entrepreneurs supported under the MYUY scheme pertaining to both training delivery and post training support and provide effective solutions
  • Coordinate and follow up with the trainers and entrepreneurs to ensure their participation in the training programme
  • Maintain an inventory of relevant documentation required by the training institutions regarding the quality, effectiveness and the desired impact of the training
  • Support the project team in responding to the issues raised in various Training fora viz. SLBC, DLCC for effective remediation of outstanding issues
  • Represent UNDP and GoMP in various project related meetings, workshops and seminars in the state and incorporate the findings from these into the project implementation protocol
  • Prepare regular updates related to the progress of the scheme – targets, achievements, post training support for the project progress reports
  • Document success stories incorporating good practices in training delivery and impact assessment for wider dissemination in various fora
  • Provide support in development of MIS and instant reporting system Department to address the needs of the Assemble, Audit and for presentation at higher level meetings

IEC development:

  • Ensure feedback and  approval of prototypes from the MSME Department and UNDP State Office
  • Design, print and supply necessary IEC materials and follow up for ensuring timely supply to the program districts and confirm delivery

Program reporting:

  • Prepares progress reports on activities, outputs and outcomes to meet internal UNDP requirements and for the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Provide inputs to various stake holders and submit the reports.
  • Maintain data base, district wise coverage  and monitoring reports

Evaluation and Dissemination:

  • Seek necessary approval from the concerned authorities/State Office/MSME Department for Monitors and manages documentation of the implementation process and analytical learnings from the implementation to inform effective scale up
  • Manages, guides and mentors the project team at Districts including problem solving and defusing conflicts, finding solutions
  • Carrying out research studies and monitor field work as may be undertaken under the projects in the State
  • Coordinate with UNDP State Office and MSME Department and other agencies for dissemination of study findings with State level stakeholders;
  • Assist in preparing/developing project dissemination tools (reports, case studies, flyers etc.) in coordination with the Department.

Advocacy and Relationship Development:

  • Develop and maintain relationships to be part of relevant forums at state level including taking responsibility for coordinating activities with similar programs in the state implemented by UNDP and/or MSME Department.
  • Brings visibility and sensitizes decision makers to relevant emerging issues
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work
  • Ensure state government approves key program components including supplies in the annual budgets
  • Support UNDP State Office to liaise with state and district level Government functionaries of MSME departments and others as needed
  • Identifies common interests and goals and carries out join initiatives with partners
  • Makes effective use of resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships
  • Demonstrates an understanding of client / partner / donor perspective and strives for high quality client oriented services
  • Establishes smooth relationship and enabling environment between clients and service providers

Recruitment and Induction:

  • Oversee hiring and supervision of the work of consultants and other staff as including:
  • Prepare Term of Reference (TOR) of state consultants, oversee recruitment, issuing contracts and facilitation of training/orientation for implementation of Project.
  • Review expense claims of consultants and recommend payment against services laid down in the project in a timely manner

Leadership and Management:

  • Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals
  • Demonstrates ability to generate innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations
  • Uses fair and transparent decision making and calculated risk taking
  • Ability to identify problems, propose solutions and take immediate corrective measures
  • Has strong knowledge of training methodology and keeps abreast with new developments in areas of professional discipline and seeks to develop herself/himself professionally

Other Functions:

  • Review and verification of expenses incurred from Project Coordinators at the 52 District Level
  • Implementation of policy changes at district level with support from MSME.
  • Trip reports as applicable
  • To clear  exams as and when advised by UNDP.
  • Demonstrates ability to generate innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations
  • Any other specific task assigned by the Project Manager and/or UNDP State Office Head, MP.
  • Discharges administrative and other responsibilities associated with the position 

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Post Graduate in Business management, Rural Development, Project Management, Banking, Finance, Economics, Entrepreneurship Promotion, Capacity Building, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, Communications, HR, from  recognized university.
  • Additional qualification in training, capacity building, will be an added advantage.


  • Minimum experience of 7 years in development sector,
  • Relevant experience in handling training programmes of similar nature will be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience of working in Madhya Pradesh would be added advantage.
  • Relevant experience of working with any state government would be added advantage.


  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and Hindi.;
  • Should be competent in use of computers/laptops.
  • Well conversant in use of internet, email, Word, Power Point, Excel is essential

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English and Hindi.;
  • Should be competent in use of computers/laptops.
  • Well conversant in use of internet, email, Word, Power Point, Excel is essential.
  • General Terms


How to apply

Documentation required for application: Updated CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate. At least three (3) professional references, one of which should be under whom last/current service has been rendered.

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