The Project Management Unit (PMU) is responsible for daily operations and project implementation. It is headed by the National Project Director (NPD), and comprises the National Technical Adviser (NTA), Project Officer, Communications Officer, and Project Executive.
The PMU is headed by the National Project Director who is appointed by the Dept of Wildlife and National Parks. The National Project Director is responsible for guiding the project activities and overseeing the management and financial administration of the project. The DWNP has also appointed a Project Officer to assist in daily coordination.
The National Technical Adviser (NTA) has both management and technical functions and is responsible for reporting directly to the NPD and UNDP Programme Manager. He is responsible for managing the overall implementation of the project by mobilizing project funds and ensuring timely delivery of quality outputs.
The Project Executive and Communications Officer report directly to the NTA. The Project Executive supports the management and implementation of the project, while the Communications Officer is responsible for developing communication strategies to assist the project in disseminating and sharing project results and findings to stakeholders and the media to maximize the project’s visibility and impact.
The PMU meets at least once a month to take stock of the progress of the project and to expedite project administrative matters. The UNDP Programme Manager and officers of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) are also invited to the monthly meeting.
The Unit reports to the Ministry and UNDP through the National Steering Committee which meets twice a year.