Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
In 2017, the Government of Sri Lanka renewed the commitment made in 2015, to implement a comprehensive transitional justice strategy, reflected on Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 (co-sponsored by Sri Lanka). In accordance, Sri Lanka’s Peacebuilding Priority Plan (PPP) was developed in close collaboration with the Government, civil society and development partners with the purpose of embedding sustainable peace. The PPP is also aligned with the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; specifically with SDG 16: “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”. 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 behealf of UN) seeks to recruit a Planning and Coordination Assistant to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skills Development and Youth Affairs to strengthen its planning and coordination efforts around programmes to support overall development of the conflict affected regions.
SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES
Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettelement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development, Vocational Training, Skills Development and the Presidential Task Force on Northern and Eastern Provinces Development; the consultant is expected to carry out overall coordination and planning tasks. In addition the consultant will report on updates on progress of assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Experience and competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Law, International Relations, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Social Sciences, or any other related field.