National Project Coordinator

Published: 16.12.2020 09:16:53
Deadline: 08.01.2021 23:59:59 The deadline for applications has expired
Salary: According to the interview results
Location: Bishkek
Type of involvement: full time

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Global Quality and Standards Program (GQSP) in Kyrgyzstan As part of the Global Quality and Standards Program (GQSP), objective of the country project for Kyrgyzstan is to contribute to fostering Kyrgyzstan’s competitiveness by enhancing the quality and standards compliance capacity along the fruits value chain (VC), to facilitate market access for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

The project will pursue three outcomes, thus responding to the main compliance challenges identified in the country in alignment with the outcomes of the GQSP:

Outcome 1: Enhanced technical competence and sustainability of the National Quality Infrastructure System for services supporting the fruits VC.

Outcome 1 aims at the institutional strengthening of key institutions of the NQIS and relevant public-private support institutions through capacity building, use of best practices, skills development and implementation of management systems/best practices to ensure their capacity to provide quality services targeted to the selected VC, to be sustainable and to be internationally recognized.

Outcome 2: Enhanced SME capacity to comply with international standards and technical regulations relevant to the fruits VC.

Outcome 2 aims at improving the capacity of the private sector (farmers/producers, processors and exporters) to comply with market requirements and improve the quality and productivity of their exports-oriented products.

Outcome 3: Enhanced quality awareness along the fruits VC

Outcome 3 aims at advocating and scaling up of knowledge dissemination and providing advisory support for informed policy decisions on standards compliance in the fruits VC. The project aims to promote a culture of quality and policy decisions in this regard at all levels, as part of the Information Support function from the NQIS.

Qualification requirements



Advanced university degree preferably in science/engineering and business administration, or any related field.

Technical and Functional Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the field of Quality Infrastructure (i.e. standards development, metrology, upgrading of testing and calibration laboratories and certification capabilities) and/or similar fields, including experience involving technical cooperation.
  • Specific experience in fruit and food value chains would be an asset.
  • Proven coordination and liason skills.
  • Proven communication and drafting skills, both written and verbal.

Analytical thinking; planning, organizing and problem-solving abilities; proven ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines; proven experience in overcoming deadlocks and difficulties in the implementation of complex projects and in bringing them back on track; proven ability to lead and coordinate multidisciplinary teams; demonstrated diplomatic and negotiating skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Sensitivity to cultural, socio-economic and political differences. Knowledge and experience of work with UN constituents and knowledge of UN procedures would be an asset.

Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and Russian is required. Knowledge of Kyrgyz language will be an asset.



The National Project Coordinator (NPC), under the overall guidance of the UNIDO HQ Project Manager and in close cooperation with the National Project Assistant and National Counterpart(s) (NPA), provides project coordination on all project activities and related issues and support their implementation. The NPC is responsible for the follow up and monitor the achievement of outputs as per project document and approved workplans.

He/she shall ensure that all activities are technically sound, properly planned and conducted, assisting in the design and implementation of all activities required to achieve the Projects’ objectives. 

The NPC should ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the financial, administrative, and technical management of the project and ensure permanent support and general follow-up of project  ctivities, in accordance with UNIDO rules and regulations.


The interested candidates are required to submit CV and Cover Letter in English at: . The deadline for applications is 18:00 (Bishkek time), January 8, 2021

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UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mandate of the UNIDO is to promote and accelerate sustainable industrial development in developing countries and economies in transition. With this mandate, the Organization carries out two core functions: as a global forum, it generates and disseminates industry-related knowledge; as a technical cooperation agency, it provides technical support, policy advice and implements projects. UNIDO's vision is a world where economic development is sustainable and economic progress is equitable.

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