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    The Government of Odisha has committed itself to the people of Odisha that permanent houses would be provided to all the rural poor (people below poverty line) by 2019 under different housing schemes like Indira Awas Yojana (IAY), Mo Kudia(my house) / Biju Pucca Ghar programmes. The current Technical Support project to the Department of Panchayati Raj, Government of Odisha is conceived to fast-track construction of Rural Houses with support from UNDP would strengthen the i.e. a) Policy and Planning procedures including institutional mechanism for delivery, b) Improve Designs and introduce new technology to house construction and c) Build Capacities of stakeholders for construction and support Monitoring of the housing construction. The project thus conceived would focus on the following:

    • Initiating the process of setting up Project Management Unit (PMU) at the State, District and Block Levels.

    • Develop a communication strategy as well as IEC materials (in local language and illustrative form) for making government functionaries and the beneficiaries and the public aware of their roles and responsibilities under rural housing schemes.

    • Create a cadre of trained construction fraternity (engineers, masons, bar-benders and carpenters) and supervisors/community mobilisers to support green and disaster resilient housing supply & maintenance.

    • In order to operationalize the Project, UNDP is currently in the process of recruiting Planning Officer (PO) to support the nodal agency (State Government). The Planning officer would be placed within the State Department of Panchayati Raj office.

    The Planning officer will work under the guidance of the Director/ Deputy Director, Panchayati Raj who will provide overall project implementation guidance.


    Supervisor : State Project Director and Project Manager, PR Department, Odisha


    Duty Station : Bhubaneswar


    Summary of Key Functions: The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results will have an impact on poor and marginalized sections of the community and help in reducing poverty.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Facilitate preparation of the annual work plan and budget;

    • Ensure strategic resource management, including planning and tracking of available resources & monitoring of expenditure as per approved project work plan & budget;

    • Maintain financial records and monitor systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances, payments, statements and other data for day-to day transactions and reports;

    • Process payment requests from implementing agencies i.e. PD, DRDAs

    • Collate and process financial reports from district offices into project wise quarterly financial reports against project advances.

    • Review and reconciliation of the various MIS reports;

    • Assist in monitoring of relevant financial transaction from the government perspective as per the stipulated regulations with regard to audit and other statutory requirements;

    • Coordinate with operational staff in different hubs on financial systems, queries, reports, schedules, etc.;

    • Revise budget to indicate requirements under appropriate heads of expenditure.

    • Assist in financial review and analyses of the financial utilization report received from the different designated District Rural Development Agencies;

    • Assist in maintenance of relevant financial records required for review by the government auditors;

    • Assist in preparation of audit compliance/ follow-up reports as and when required;

    • Follow up and maintain status on Monitoring and Closing of projects Earmark funds for various districts under appropriate heads for utilization

    • Any other tasks assigned by the State Project Director and technical guidance of Project Manager




    Knowledge Management and Learning

    • Should have exposure to financial and administration tools.

    Development and Operational Effectiveness

    • Excellent analytical skills particularly with finances

    • Good communication and drafting skills

    Management and Leadership

    • Ability to work in a team and train staff on the job to use of the financial systems


    Required Skills and Experience



    • Bachelor degree in commerce/management


    • 5 years’ experience in handling government accounts/ development projects at the State/National level.

    • A proven record in finance, administration, and oversight of complex operations at a senior level.


    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

    • Working Knowledge of Odia essential

    Remuneration package is per s. 50,065/- month (taxable) which will include insurance and security. UNDP encourages work life balance.

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