About UNDP India:

UNDP has been working in India since 1951, focusing on various aspects of human development, poverty reduction, sustainable energy, and environmental management. UNDP’s initiatives are closely aligned with national priorities and are adapted annually to address evolving challenges.

Job Details:

  • Job Schedule: Full-time
  • Agency: UNDP
  • Grade: NPSA-5
  • Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
  • Practice Area: SDG Integration
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
  • Contract Duration: 1 year
  • Education & Work Experience: Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of experience OR High School Certificate with 5 years of experience
  • Vacancy Timeline: Application deadline 12th Oct 23

Key Responsibilities:

As a Project Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting project planning and implementation. Your duties include:

  • Assisting in formulating project work plans
  • Reviewing project documents for compliance
  • Compiling and presenting project-related information
  • Contributing to gender analysis and mainstreaming
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for project activities
  • Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders
  • Monitoring project budget and financial resources
  • Supporting knowledge sharing and advocacy efforts

Institutional Arrangement:

  • Direct Reporting To: State Head, Odisha, NPSA 9
  • Overall Reporting To: Chief Advisor, SDG Acceleration Unit, NOD


  • Achieve Results
  • Think Innovatively
  • Learn Continuously
  • Adapt with Agility
  • Act with Determination
  • Engage and Partner
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or High School Certificate
  • Experience: 2 years (with Bachelor’s Degree) or 5 years (with High School Certificate) of administrative or project experience
  • Desired Skills: Experience in government/donor-funded projects, research, policy-level analysis, coordination, drafting project proposals, computer skills, knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools, project management, procurement procedures

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the local language is mandatory.


  • Starting at INR 7,10,978 (Annual) / INR 5,92,48 (Monthly) based on qualifications and experience, excluding a 8.33% pension amount paid over and above the salary.

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