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Livelihoods 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 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.


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.

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