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Economist

Job Category:
Poverty Reduction
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
10 September, 2005
Last Date to apply:
24 September, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Minimum 3 years experience in development policy and poverty related research.
Current knowledge of poverty reduction related issues such as poverty measurement and analysis, macro-micro links, MDGs, PRSP, other government and global poverty related strategies and issues.
Excellent communication skills

Description:
 

Background:

Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) Unit of UNDP Pakistan is handling programmes / projects with focus on poverty reduction.  The overall goal of SL Unit is to improve capabilities of people living in least developed areas of Pakistan to manage their natural resources and physical environment in a manner that is both ecologically sustainable and socially and financially viable.  The principal means of achieving this goal is through multi-sectoral rural and urban poverty alleviation programmes which support a process of empowering communities through sustainable agricultural production, skill development, microfinance facilities, income generation activities, access to social services, physical and social infrastructures.  The Unit also focuses on providing policy advice to the Government of Pakistan in poverty reduction and sustainable development. 

Scope of Work:

Under the overall guidance of Deputy Resident Representative (Development) and direct supervision of Assistant Resident Representative, the Economist will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Review and develop project documents related to poverty programmes
  • Assist ARR in project implementation
  • Document success stories emanating from the poverty projects
  • Develop project briefs
  • Develop focused policy briefs derived from the observed trends in the PRSP indicators, MDGs progress, Economic Survey, Medium Term Development Framework
  • Prepare summaries and reports on poverty related issues as and when needed
Deliverables:
  • Formulation of project documents
  • Successful implementation of assigned project(s)
  • Policy briefs on poverty issues


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMaster’s degree in Economics with focus on sustainable development or poverty reduction