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District Planning Support Officer (DEX-SC)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Technical Assistance for Management of Earthquake Early Recovery
Shangla, Mansehra, Kohistan
Posted On:
25 October, 2007
Last Date to apply:
07 November, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

• A self-motivated and self reliant person with strong sense of initiative and good computer skills
• University degree (Bachelor Degree), in Economics/social sciences
• At least 7 years experience in planning and implementation of donor and government funded projects and programmes is a must.
• Outstanding command over government planning procedures
• Experience in working in affected districts of NWFP and/or AJK preferred
• Good communication skills in English and Urdu and good report writing and presentation skills are essential.


1.    Context

On 8 October, 2005, Pakistan was rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake has devastated, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and northern parts of the NWFP. The earthquake has affected more than 5 million people with more than 2.5 million in need of immediate relief support. The Federal and Provincial Governments, Donors, NGOs and UN System rushed relief assistance to the affected areas and relief efforts are still continuing.

 To cope with this enormous task of rehabilitation and reconstruction in the disaster affected areas, the Government of Pakistan has established the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA). In response to the request from the Government of Pakistan, UNDP will support ERRA in carrying out its mandate through programmatic and institutional capacity building and strengthen ERRA’s capacity in programme planning and implementation, through “Technical Assistance for Management of Earthquake Early Recovery” (TAMEER).

2.   Terms of Reference
Working under the overall direction of Provincial Planning Expert and in close collaboration with concerned implementing agencies, the District Planning Support Officer will be responsible for following activities:
·         Based on approved sectoral strategies and indicative budgets for the district, assist DRU and implementing agencies in timely completion of detailed annual work plans for individual sectors.
·         Assist DRU in presentation of plans and getting required approvals at the district and provincial level
·         Assist DRU and implementing agencies in rolling out of the approved plans including packaging of schemes, preparation of PC-Is, approval of PC-Is and tendering process.
·         Assist DRU in periodic progress review of implementation and removal of impediments.


The District Planning Expert will be required to furnish a detailed activity plan, with timelines, within fifteen days of his joining DRU and get it approved from Programme Manager. S/he will submit monthly progress reports to DRU, PERRA and ERRA (Planning Wing).

Equally qualified women are encouraged to apply

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesUniversity degreeMasters Degree• University degree (Bachelor Degree), in Economics/social sciences