CHIEF TECHNICAL SPECIALIST - (FATA RETURNS & REHABILITATION PROGRAMME)
United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Peshawar, Pakistan
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Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures the strategic direction of UNDP programming in FATA focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the region;
- Identification of possible entry points for programming;
- Harmonization of recovery efforts with longer term development and governance reforms (produce specific strategies to guide and evidence this harmonization)
Ensures effective coordination of the UNDP projects in FATA and provides oversight to the project team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation:
- Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC ) and monitoring achievement of results;
- Design and formulation of the FATA programme, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions;
- Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies;
- Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
- Effective monitoring and evaluation;
- Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme;
- Follow up on audit recommendations;
- Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes;
- Preparation of donor reports and visits
Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports resource mobilization:
- Development and implementation of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes;
- Support to Government-led National donors coordination mechanisms for FATA (including the organization of regular coordination meetings and updates with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bilateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.);
- Ensure UNDP support work is coherent and coordinated with work of other stakeholders including the World Bank.
- Ensure frequent updates on the recovery process (results, funding, gaps, challenges) are prepared and shared with stakeholders;
- Create and maintain existing networks with local key players working on recovery related issues both at governmental and non-governmental level
Ensures provision of top quality advisory services to the FATA Secretariat and facilitation of key policy reforms, knowledge building and management:
- Identification and synthesis of global and national best practices and lessons learned directly linked to policy goals;
- Regular support to the FATA Secretariat to develop policies, strategies and projects to address the recovery and development needs in the region;
- Strengthen UN/UNDP relations with senior government counterparts and key; stakeholders in order to build entry points and partnerships;
- Organization of trainings for staff in the FATA Secretariat and project teams;
- Development of knowledge management products to showcase best practices in FATA recovery process.
- Provide support to the FATA Secretariat on the policy reform agenda
Support the integration of peacebuilding and social cohesion into the recovery process:
- Support the implementation of strategic conflict assessment exercises in FATA in conjunction with other key actors (Donors, UN agencies, NGOs, CBOs, traditional authorities, etc.);
- Initiate, design and facilitate capacity building initiatives for Government and development partners in conflict-sensitive development programming and peacebuilding awareness in FATA;
- Liaise with the UNDP Conflict Prevention Adviser on all aspects on the peacebuilding and social cohesion work.
- Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field. Prince2 Training and Certification, RMG is desired.
- 7 years of relevant experience at the international level in providing advisory services, hands-on experience in design, management and monitoring of development projects with at least 4 years’ experience in a crisis or post-crisis setting with specific emphasis on early recovery, local governance and peacebuilding together with experience in and establishing linkages between international organization and national government entities;
- Knowledge and experience of working in Pakistan, particularly FATA, will be considered an asset. Experience of working at the sub-national levels will also be considered as an asset.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
- Fluency in English;
- Knowledge of Pashto an asset.