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United Nations Development Programme UNDP Job Peshawar, Livelihoods Officer

United Nations Development Programme UNDP Job Peshawar, Livelihoods Officer

Organizational Context:
– The Early Recovery Preparedness & Response Project initiated in 2013 and seeks to improve recovery preparedness and response at all levels both internally within the UNDP Country Office, through the Community Restoration Cluster which is led by UNDP and also in support of Government and civil society counterparts.
– In terms of response, the project is currently responding to both the large-scale displacement situation in KP/FATA and the floods emergency. In addition to providing technical assistance to the relevant Government authorities for the recovery assessment and frameworks in both of these situations, the project has also launched a community resilience component in the host communities of Bannu, FR Bannu, Lakki Marwat and DI Khan in order to increase the resilience of both the IDPs and the host communities.
– Under the overall guidance of the Project Manager & National Project Coordinator of the Early Recovery Preparedness & Response Project, the Livelihoods officer will provide substantive support to enhance the national and local capabilities in planning and designing livelihood interventions in a post conflict, recovery and rehabilitation climates. He/She will also be responsible to support UNDP’s capacity in the area of livelihood creation, building and development for male and female members of the society, in a post conflict and conflict zones.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:
– Programme Development.
– Capacity Development.
– Linkages with livelihoods partners.

1. Programme Development:
– Understanding of multi sectoral livelihood interventions, including social protection systems including conditional cash transfer that are tailored to the graduating needs of clients in a development, conflict and crisis conditions.
– Assist in the design and operationalization of the Livelihoods components of the ERPR and play a lead substantive and coordinating role with ongoing livelihood programmes operational in the area, avoiding duplication.
– Advise on the formulation of new livelihood strategies in the return areas of FATA.
– Support in the development of monitorable indicators on livelihood, and support to development of baselines and targets.
– Identify bridging arrangements, execution modalities and implementing agents, ensure that performance monitoring, evaluations and impact assessments are carried out, and assist the team in designing of exit strategies.
– Provide inputs to ensure that livelihoods issues are systematically addressed in the UNDP strategic planning and results based management processes.

2. Capacity Development:
– Provide substantive support to enhance the national and local capabilities in planning and designing livelihood interventions in a post conflict, recovery and rehabilitation climates through training and advocacy.
– Promote awareness and understanding of the Government and the civil society with regard to the norms, standards and best practices on sustainable livelihoods.

3. Linkages with livelihoods partners:
– Actively liaison with relevant stakeholders to avoid duplication and create synergies.
– Develop strong relationships with Government and private sector counterparts.
– Encourage common approaches to livelihoods with other humanitarian and development partners, especially under the Community Restoration Cluster.

Impact of Results:
– The key results will have an impact on the success of livelihood strategy and the overall quality implementation of the project in the target areas.

Competencies and Critical Success Factors

Functional Competencies:
–  Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
– Excellent English written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports;
– Ability to speak, read and write technical and conversational English;
– Ability to understand new terminology and concepts easily and to synthesize information from different sources into a coherent project document;
– Skill in negotiating effectively in sensitive situations;
– Skill in achieving results through persuading, influencing and working with others;
– Skill in facilitating meetings effectively and efficiently and to resolve conflicts as they arise;
– Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of international, regional and national institutions;
– Displays sensitivity and adaptability to different cultures, genders, religions, races, nationalities and age groups;
– Good team player, self-starter, has ability to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships with the team members.

Corporate Competencies:
– Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
– Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
– Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
– Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
– Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Recruitment Qualifications & Experience:
– Master’s Degree in Political Science, public policy, Economics or related social sciences.
– At least 01 year of relevant experience in the area of poverty alleviation and post conflict livelihoods development.
– Proven ability to design and facilitate multifaceted development interventions.
– Experience working with private sector development.
– Analytical judgment and management skills Results orientation and efficiency in a multitasking environment
– Excellent networking and partnering skills with a demonstrated successful resource mobilization record Capacity to perform effectively under pressure and hardship conditions
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, report writing and computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Language Requirements:
– Fluency in the English and Urdu required. Knowledge of Pashto would be an asset.

Duration of Contract: 6 months.

UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply’’ (local and internal VA)

“United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants’ bank accounts.”

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