Individual Consultant – State Livelihood Strategist – Ladakh
OpenIGO
, ladakh
2d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review the socio-economic and demographic data available for villages in the project landscapes.
  • Map existing livelihoods being pursued in the project landscapes and their dependency upon biological / genetic and natural resources including water.
  • The analysis should ascertain the degree of dependency / impact of these livelihoods upon the natural resources, and also undertake an analysis from the context of climate change impacts upon these landscapes and livelihoods.

  • Identify traditional / non-traditional, farm and non-farm livelihoods that are economically viable and can be not only undertaken but also self-
  • sustained by the target stakeholders in the longterm to ensure positive impact upon the ecosystem.

  • Identify livelihoods that contribute directly towards achieving conservation outcomes including combatting illegal trade in wildlife and mitigating human-wildlife conflict.
  • Explore value addition activities, potential markets and agencies in region that can undertake implementation and provide handholding support
  • Undertake detailed review of all current assignments commissioned under the SECURE Himalaya project and identify opportunities for livelihood diversification that can reduce pressure on natural resources and ensure equal participation of women.
  • Provide handholding support to the state and landscape level teams in implementation of livelihood activities as per Annual Action Plan by preparing a detailed plan for activities to be undertaken, timeframe for implementation and sources of co-
  • finance from relevant government schemes and programmes.

  • Develop new proposals for resource mobilization to augment support to the programme / project and create links with government and other donor programmes for the same.
  • Participate in design, direct oversight and quality control over the implementation of village and landscape level livelihood activities, including regular site visits.
  • Work closely with the communications and M&E team in reporting and public outreach to disseminate information about the activities of the project.
  • Competencies

  • Understand and apply fundamental concepts and principles of rural development and livelihood promotion.
  • Keep abreast of new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge.
  • Possess basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks.
  • Demonstrate extremely strong influencing and facilitation skills
  • Establish priorities for self and team; schedules activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources; monitor performance against development and other objectives and correct deviations from the course.
  • Sound understanding of development issues.
  • Required Skills and Experience

  • Masters’ Degree or Post Graduate Diploma in Natural Resource Management / Social Sciences / Skill Development and Marketing Management or related field with excellent academic record is desirable.
  • At least 15 years’ experience of developing and working on community-based projects with a special focus on sustainable livelihoods and micro-
  • enterprise development. The applicant should have prior experience of working in National / State Rural Livelihood Mission or any other livelihood programme of central and / or state government.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of public policy, grassroots livelihoods, value chains, marketing and branding specially w.
  • r.t the project landscapes.

  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders including government departments and agencies at central and state level, academic and research institutions, banks, private sector and local communities.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively under close supervision, as well as under minimal supervision, and to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS-Office, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Word; Advanced knowledge of spread sheet, database management and research skills will be an asset.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Excellent drafting and verbal communication skills.
  • Remuneration : Payment INR 10,000 / - per day will be made subject to a maximum of 66 days spread over a period of five months.

    This is subject to successful completion of work assigned and submission of progress report and time sheet every month. Project Location : Ladakh, India.

    Kindly note : Only outstation travel, if any, with prior approval, boarding & lodging expense will be reimbursed as per actuals in line with UNDP rules.

    Evaluation Method and Criteria : The consultant would be selected based on the following criteria :

  • Educational Qualification 20 Marks;
  • Relevant Experience 20 Marks;
  • Suitability for the assignment 20 Marks;
  • Interview 40 Marks.
  • Reporting requirements : The Consultant will report to the Head, Natural Resources Management & Biodiversity, UNDP. Documents to be submitted

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae including experience in similar projects, name / contact details of 3 referees;
  • The following document can be accessed by clicking the link : General Conditions for Individual Contract- For any clarifications, please write to : To apply : h

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