Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Since May 2009, more than 350,000 displaced persons have returned to their places of origin voluntarily and permanently across North and East of Sri Lanka, while approximately, 38,579 IDPs living in North and East. In 2015, the Government of Sri Lanka pledged to release private land under High Security as well as Economic Zones. Since then the Government, through the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Norther Development, Vocational Training, Skills Development and Youth Affairs (henceforth Ministry of Resettlement) have made considerable progress in assisting the return/relocation and integration of those affected in facilitating durable solutions and northern province development projects. Under the overall guidance of the PPP, UN continues to extend support to the Government of Sri Lanka with innovative programming, operational design and implementation of priority actions identified in key policy frameworks and plans. To this end, UN also works in collaboration with government stakeholders to build capacity by providing integrated and high-quality technical support services.
It is in this context, UNDP (on behalf of UN) seeks to recruit a Coordination Assistant to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Resettlement to strengthen its coordination efforts around resettlement and re-integration of conflict affected populations.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Norther Development, Vocational Training, Skills Development and the Presidential Task Force on Northern and Eastern Provinces Development; the consultant is expected to work daily in assisting coordination functions focusing on resettlement and related programmes. In addition, the consultant will report on updates on progress of assignment to the Peacebuilding Secretariat of the UN Resident Coordinators Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
TIMEFRAME: Six months with the possibility of extension.
Experience and competencies:
Required Skills and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Law, International Relations, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, or any other related field.