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Coordinator Policy Reforms

Job Category:
Project Coordinator
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Sustainable Land Management Project (SLMP)
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
08 March, 2008
Last Date to apply:
19 March, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

At least 10 years experience of working in multi-sectoral policy issues, particularly in the public sector;
Experience in developing policies and familiarity with UNCCD process and National Action Plan (NAP) to combat desertification would be an advantage;
Experience of working with donor funded project and familiarity with sectoral policies;
Good team player and leadership qualities;
Excellent inter-personal communication skills, especially negotiation and bargaining in NRM;
Good computer skills for data analysis, preparation of presentation and report writing; and
Excellent writing skills and ability to fluently speak English and Urdu.

Description:
 

Background
Ministry of Environment is implementing Phase-I of the UNDP-GEF & GoP funded project on “Sustainable Land Management to combat Desertification in Pakistan”. The overall goal of the project is to combat land degradation and desertification in Pakistan in order to protect and restore ecosystems and essential ecosystem services that are key to reducing poverty. The main objectives are to strengthen institutional capacity, create an enabling environment, and demonstrate good practices – all in an effort to help remove key barriers to Sustainable Land Management (SLM). The Project will facilitate implementation of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and NAP to Combat Desertification in Pakistan.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Coordinator, Policy Reforms will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the National Project Coordinator (NPC). The primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be to mainstream SLM principles and guidelines into development polices and plans of relevant sectors. His/her other major task would be to collaborate with line ministries and provincial government for mainstreaming NAP into their planning process.
The specific tasks of the Coordinator, Policy Reforms will include:
Take a  lead role in developing appropriate legal and policy reforms to harmonize sectoral polices for adoption of sustainable land management practices;
Conduct review and gap analysis of NAP to start the process for revision of NAP in line with UNCCD and COP decisions and other developments on SLM; 
Ensure that NAP is mainstreamed into sectoral policies and development  plans;
Develop national Criteria & Indicators (C & I) for SLM in collaboration with line ministries, research institutions, provincial governments, and NGOs;
Work in close  liaison with the NPC to design/develop  Phase-II of the project in consultations with key stakeholders;
Lead the process for developing a strategy (including PC-I) for creation of National Desertification Control Fund;
Provide quarterly updates on progress on implementation of enabling environment component of the Project;
Assist and collaborate with Provincial Project Coordinators  and other thematic experts for achieving project objectives;
Assist in organizing Project Steering Committee meetings;
Coordinate, manage and monitor implementation of special studies to be undertaken by the local consultants and sub-contractors;
Any other specific task as may be assigned by the National Project Director or NPC. 


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesPost-graduate degreeMasters DegreePost graduate degree in agriculture/forestry/ Natural Resource Management/ Environment Policy or any other field related to SLM or policy planning