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Governance Specialist

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Sustainable Development through Peace building, Governance and Economic Recovery in NWFP
Posted On:
03 November, 2009
Last Date to apply:
16 November, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4

A minimum of 8 years of demonstrable progressively responsible national and international experience in the area of Governance and post-conflict development. Proven ability to design and facilitate multi-faceted development interventions. Analytical judgment and management skills; results-orientation and efficiency in a multi-tasking environment; Excellent networking and partnering skills with a demonstrated successful resource mobilisation record; Capacity to perform effectively under pressure and hardship conditions; Ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner. Experience of working in NWFP and FATA and knowledge of UN/UNDP policies and programming frameworks will be considered an advantage.


Reporting to the Provincial Programme Manager and in coordination with the Governance Unit of UNDP, the key responsibilities of the Governance Specialist include:
·        Provide substantive support to enhance the national and local capabilities in post-conflict management, rehabilitation; strengthen UNDP’s in-house capacity in the area of peace-building and post-conflict governance;
·        Promote awareness and understanding of the Government and the civil society with regard to the norms and standards of participatory governance and human rights, and the promotion of peaceful dialogue; conduct advocacy on UNDP’s practice areas of governance and conflict prevention, and design relevant communications and mass media outreach activities.
·        Assist in the operationalization of the Governance components of the programme and play a lead substantive and coordinating role in the formulation of the second-generation assistance programme for Malakand;
·        Ensure that governance and peace and development issues are systematically addressed in the UNDP strategic planning and results-based management processes;
·        Identify bridging arrangements, execution modalities and implementing agents, ensure that performance monitoring, evaluations and impact assessments are carried out, and design exit strategies.
·        Coordinate UNDP’s initiatives in peace and development and participatory peace-building with other United Nations agencies and donors, and develop inter-agency synergies and complementarily;
·        Identify and build partnership strategies with regard to providers of specialised expertise and co-financiers, and support UNDP and UN Country Team in resource mobilisation for the implementation of programmes design.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeAdvanced university degree in Political Science, Development Studies, Public Administration, Law or Social Sciences