Project Manager, Access to Clean Energy

Project Manager, Access to Clean Energy

Organization: UNDP

Apply By: 02 May 2019

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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 Climate Change, Resilience and Energy portfolio is organized around the thematic areas of climate change adaptation and mitigation; disaster management and resilience; and access to clean and efficient energy. Under the energy portfolio, UNDP and MNRE with support from GEF is implementing project on, “Scale up of Access to Clean Energy for Rural Productive and Domestic Use (ACE)”. The Project Manager will support implementation and monitoring of ACE project and other renewable energy related project if required. She/he works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams for smooth and effective implementation and resolving complex projects-related issues.

Post Title: Project Manager, Access to Clean Energy

 Organization: UNDP – Climate Change, Resilience & Energy (CCRE)

 Duty Station:  New Delhi


The Project Manager will be responsible for overall implementation of the ACE project, under the guidance of the National Project Director (MNRE) and the Chief for Climate Change, Resilience and Energy. The Project Manager will also support strengthening of the portfolio by upscaling current initiatives and developing new projects.  Project manager will work closely with the Programme Officer at UNDP and the project teams at MNRE. As this is a full-time position, s/he cannot hold any other job/assignments during this assignment.


  • Planning, coordination and implementation the activities of the relevant projects;
  • Effective monitoring and reporting on the project activities, and organizing evaluations as required;
  • Develop project annual work plans and critical results path in consultation with PMUs, monitor activities of the Projects and ensure accurate and timely reporting to MNRE, UNDP and GEF;
  • Ensure 100% delivery against planned project results and financial delivery targets in the work plan. Closely track and monitor work plan and take corrective action
  • Develop and finalize Terms of references for consultant’s/ consultancy firms to be hired to undertake project activities
  •  Commission activities like research studies, state level assessments, training workshops etc. and manage the operational aspects of procurement, event management, logistics etc. in coordination with relevant government and other partners, UNDP team and Project Management Units
  • Guide and manage the project team(s)
  • Foster partnerships with key national and state government departments and relevant technical institutions working on issues pertaining to clean energy
  • Develop training need assessment exercise, formulate and capacity development plan with inputs from state project managers
  • Manage and track contracts with project partners and flag any potential risks and suggest its mitigation measures. Ensure timely contract management and payments
  • Undertake review meetings with partners and field visits to track progress made in implementation of the project and take corrective action as required
  • Review quality and consistency of reports and deliverables by partner institutions/ responsible parties including financial reports from all project partners
  • Regular financial management and reporting as per the UNDP financial guidelines; Ensure effective financial management and reporting as per the UNDP financial guidelines
  • Facilitate and participate in the periodic review meetings and discussions related to project implementation, monitoring and follow-up
  • Supervise the work of team members or consultants, as may be recruited
  • Support development of strategies for sustainability and upscaling the project activities
  • Any other responsibility related to the project portfolio assigned by the supervisors

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Engineering with 7 years of experience in energy sector or Graduate degree in Engineering with 10 years of experience in energy sector



  • At least 7 years of experience in developing, implementing and monitoring projects in the energy sector
  • Atleast 3 years’ experience of working on RE based livelihood activities
  • Knowledge and experience of standards and specifications of energy equipment related to solar, biomass, small hydro and wind. 
  • Knowledge of GEF systems, policies and procedures 

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English and Hindi


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organisation


Functional Competencies:

Job Knowledge/ Technical skills:

  • Good knowledge on energy and environment
  • Excellent technical and analytical writing skills
  • Decisiveness, independence, good judgment, ability to work under pressure

Communication Skills:

  • Strong facilitation and moderation, communication skills
  • Ability to carry out research and communicate strategic pieces that guide decisions on strategic programme directions
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Excellent networking and partnering competencies and negotiating skills

Management skills:

  • Ability to guide Project Management Team
  • Good manager of people and resources to obtain best results
  • Demonstrated skills in building, mobilizing, and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to guide the Project Management Unit in implementing and achieving project outcomes
  • Ability to represent and promote the project at national and international meetings
  • Reliable in delivering own parts of the work as part of a team effort
  • Demonstrates excellent work/project planning skills
  • Is open to change and ability to manage complex, ever-changing environments
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