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Governance Sector Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Expert

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Islamabad and four provincial offices
Posted On:
14 March, 2011
Last Date to apply:
20 March, 2011
Experience in years
2 to 4

Minimum eight years experience at a senior level with a reputable organization in the development sectors with at least four years directly related to Governance related issues of early recovery and rehabilitation



Government of Pakistan declared an end to the emergency relief phase in the flood affected areas of Pakistan on 31st January 2011, with the exception of the areas of five districts that remain to be water logged.  This announcement also marked a full fledged transition from relief to Early Recovery (ER).  With a view to put in place a coordination mechanism for early recovery, an Early Recovery Working Group was launched on 8th February 2011 in Islamabad, putting forth the plans to form similar ERWG mechanisms at the provincial and district levels.  The ERWGs are co-chaired by the respective Disaster Management Authority and UNDP, as the lead UN agency for ER.  Under the arrangement, eight Sectoral Working Groups (SWGs) have been formed as components of the ERWG around the eight prioritised ER sectors including:  Agriculture and Food Security; Health; Public Health Engineering; Housing; Off-farm Livelihood; Community Physical Infrastructure; Governance, and, Education.  Additionally, four Thematic Groups (TGs) on Protection, Environment, Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction have been formed to ensure the mainstreaming of these themes across all the sectors.
Each SWG is co-chaired by NDMA and the relevant UN agency.  The SWGs are empowered to form internal sub-groups on secondary themes and technical working groups on emerging issues, but the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the functioning of the group would lie with the co-chairs of the SWG.  Each UN agency co-chairing a SWG will be providing dedicated support for SWG coordination and Information Management.
Under the overall supervision of the Co-Chairs of the Governance Sectoral Working Group the expert will support the SWG in performing the following functions:
• Mapping of the needs and capacities, projects, finances and scope of all the actors working in the sector at various geographical levels
• Identification of  financial and geographical gaps in the various activities of the sector
• Put in place a system of continual reporting on the progress of activities of the sector
• Establish a system of participatory decision making on the issues related to the sector
• Frame minimum standards, sector-specific guiding principles and technical specifications as well as a system of monitoring their compliance in close coordination with the local communities
• Document the salient lessons learnt in ER process as an input to preparation of possible future calamities.
• Work closely with the four thematic groups with a view to mainstreaming the four cross-cutting themes in the activities of the SWG
• Explore and implement options for creating inter-sectoral  harmony by working closely with other SWG members active at the same geographical/administrative level

1. Work Plan showing timelines for each activity and mile stones.
2. A scoping analysis showing details of all actors working in governance related early recovery and rehabilitation issues.
3. Detailed gap analysis of the sector
4. Preparation of capacity building plan for the members of the SWG
5. Preparation of a system of participatory decision making.
6. Preparation of minimum standards, guiding principles, technical specifications and a system of monitoring for the sector. 
7. Preparation of a lessons learnt document covering the SWG


One position for eight  months from March 2011 to November 2011 and four positions for 2 months each

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMasters DegreeMasters DegreeDevelopment or related subject

Must Title Level Description
YesEnglish Language and Report Writing Skills Never Used  English Language and Report Writing Skills