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Livelihoods Specialist

Job Category:
CPRU
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Sustainable Development through Peace building, Governance and Economic Recovery in NWFP
City/Location:
Peshawar
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
03 November, 2009
Last Date to apply:
16 November, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

A minimum of 8 years of demonstrable progressively responsible national and international experience in the area of poverty alleviation 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.

Description:
 

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.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeAdvanced university degree in Social Sciences or related field