Reporting to the Provincial Programme Manager and in coordination with the Poverty Reduction Unit of UNDP, the key responsibilities of the Livelihoods Specialist include:
· Provide substantive support to enhance the national and local capabilities in planning and designing livelihood interventions in a post-conflict, recovery and rehabilitation climates.
· 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.
· 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;
· Promote awareness and understanding of the Government and the civil society with regard to the norms, standards and best practices on sustainable livelihoods; its interlinkages with participatory governance and human rights, and the promotion of peaceful dialogue; conduct advocacy on UNDP’s practice areas of livelihoods development, and support design relevant communications and mass media outreach activities.
· Assist in the operationalization of the Livelihoods components of the programme and play a lead substantive and coordinating role with ongoing livelihood programmes operational in the area, avoiding agency duplication and advise on the formulation of the second-generation assistance programme for Malakand;
· Support in the development of monitorable indicators on livelihood, and support to development of baselines and targets.
· Ensure that livelihoods 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 livelihood related initiatives under this programme with other United Nations agencies and donors, and develop inter-agency synergies and Complementarity.
Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.