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Consultant

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Peshawar
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
21 May, 2010
Last Date to apply:
27 May, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Minimum 15 years in institutional/organizational strategies development, design, structure, rules and procedures at the national and provincial levels. Clear cut understanding of the working of government (federal, provincial, districts), donor agencies, NGOs and cooperate sector in Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular.

Description:
 

Background: The terrorism stricken families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have lost their livelihoods and economic opportunities to put their lives back on the track of development. In addition, they face immense challenges to cope with special needs owing to disabilities resulting from acts of terrorism. The death of a parent (or parents) has brought trauma and deprived thousands of children of vital support for their social, emotional and intellectual development, if left unaddressed will create a serious crisis. These challenges cannot be addressed through one time financial grant. One option is to develop a long-term sustainable mechanism to put in place through an independent Fund, where the Government can provide the initial grant-in-aid and the philanthropists and donors can join in later to bring positive changes in the lives of thousands of people in dire need of help. Other options are to provide support through linking these individuals to sustainable support mechanisms.
Objective: To prepare a project document “reintegration of affected population” which outlines a strategy to address the wellbeing of terrorism stricken families in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The goal of the project would be to provide acoordinated and consolidated response to protect the most vulnerable population, by devising a systematic and planned line of action that addresses the immediate as well as the long term needs of the children, women and men who have been affected by the bombings or terrorism acts in different parts of Peshawar and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa in general. The overarching strategy would be to support the re-integration of the affected communities in the following three key components.
1.       Physical rehabilitation ( particularly with regard to those being physically handicapped)
2.       Psychological and mental support ( stress counseling)
3.       Socio-economic reintegration particularly for the vulnerable groups.
Some strategic interventions could be as follows:
Employment opportunities facilitated by setting up vocational training centers or using existing ones in different parts of Peshawar. Blast victims’ families will be encouraged to develop their skills through these centers so that they can earn a living for themselves without being dependent on others.
 
Education and health facilities will be made accessible for children and widows affected by terrorism affected activities. The women and girls who have been left without husbands/fathers in the traditional Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa communities, and thus facing huge disadvantages and gender discrimination will need to be facilitated.
 
Proper working mechanism for registering complaints of children and women will need to be established. A strong mechanism of referral system to assist distressed children and women will need to be established on priority basis. There would be a need to improve social cohesion” and “support for law & order” through visible support to the victims of terrorist atrocities, which would be based on the findings and strategies outlined in the PCNA.
 
There could also be provisions in the project to provide physical rehabilitation support systems to the victims and the families.
 
The TORS of the crisis analyst with experience of working on reviving socio-economic opportunities will carry out the following tasks. 
 
·         Prepare a work plan to complete the above mentioned assignment of formulating a project document in consultation with UNDP and PDMA/PaRRSA.
·         Do a literature review and conduct limited research (primary: key informant interviews and FGDs and secondary data analysis) for the project design and methodology incorporating the socio-economic and physical and psychological rehabilitation needs of the stakeholders.
·         Identify the needs of the victims through focus group discussions and also incorporate the findings from the workshop consultations carried out by the social welfare department.
·         Design and develop an institutional mechanism for facilitating the funding for the terrorism victim’s and families.
·         Share findings of the consultations with partners with UNDP and PDMA/PaRRSA on the support expected from the victims families relating to socio-economic integration and physical rehabilitation and any other issues.
·         Design, conduct and report the stakeholders’ consultative workshops (01 National, 01 Provincial and 01 Divisional) on the design of the project document.
·         Submit the final project document to UNDP
·         Submit the correspondence from the relevant stakeholders supporting the project document.
 
Reporting to:
The consultants will report to the Programme Officer, UNDP – CPRU, Islamabad through the Provincial Programme Manager, Peace and Development Programme, UNDP – CPRU, Peshawar.
 
Deliverables: Following are the key deliverables:
·                     Work Plan
·                     Proposed Institutional framework and mechanism
·                     Project document and budget
·                     Resource mobilization strategy


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master DegreeMasters Degree Master in Social Sciences, Public Administration or Development related fields preferably from a reputed foreign university.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 socio-economic opportunities Good  institutional/organizational strategies development, design, structure, rules and procedures at the national and provincial levels. Clear cut understanding of the working of government (federal, provincial, districts), donor agencies, NGOs and cooperate sector in Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular.