Project Manager – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – İstanbul

Project Manager – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – İstanbul.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Under the overall guidance and matrix supervision of the Programme Specialist on Innovation (Team Leader), at the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub, the Project Manager will oversee the project implementation for the EU funded Mayors for Economic Growth Facility. The Project Manager will specifically focus on managing the project, overseeing, connecting and building on the work at the country level and ensuring that project is implemented in line with RBM.

The EU in partnership with UNDP, promotes inclusive economic growth and innovation in the municipalities of the EaP countries. To that end, on January 1, 2021 the new phase of “Mayors for Economic Growth Facility” commenced.

The project will run for 48 months. The project will support local authorities in Eastern Partnership countries to use innovative methods towards just and green development.

The overall objective of this action is to enhance economic inclusive growth and job creation in the region by supporting local authorities in the EaP countries to design and implement Local Economic Development Plans (LEDPs) in line with the principles of good governance and sound financial management.

The specific objectives are to:

1. Support local authorities in their participation to the M4EG initiative.

2. Support the preparation and implementation of municipal projects building on approved LEDPs.

During project implementation the M4EG network will increase to 350 local authorities, and 12 local authorities will go through a process of portfolio development. Three funding facilities will be available to the local authorities in the network: the EU Project Fund (2021), Annual Portfolio Call (2021-2023) and M4EG Innovation Project Call (2021-2023).

In this context, the IRH is looking for a Specialist position who will, under the guidance of the Programme Specialist on Innovation, ensure the management of the project in line with RBM.