Project Analyst

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Islamabad, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th December, 2018

Job Description


Over the last decade, Pakistan’s north-western Tribal Districts/Subdivisions (erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas) have experienced security challenges and large-scale population displacements. Since 2014, a combination of military operations and political reform process culminated in the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas into neighbouring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The merger, one of the most consequential political reforms in Pakistan’s 70-year history, is an unprecedented extension of constitutional rights and governance structures to 5 million of the poorest people in Pakistan.

The reform process includes the introduction of constitutional rights, elected local governments, the rule of law institutions, and empowered legislature, fundamentally changing the relationship between the citizen and the state. In this context, strong narratives around the transformation of governance structures will be of paramount importance to the success of the integration and reform process.

Under the overall guidance of the FGP Project Manager, the Project Analyst will be responsible for research and analysis, coordination, support to reporting and process facilitation. The Project Analyst is expected to support the Project Manager in smooth functioning of the Project Management Pillar as well as support technical excellent of the specialised pillars.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research & Analysis:

  • Improve project research capacity by supporting the senior advisors in
  • researching documents,
  • analysing data,
  • consulting counterparts; and
  • drafting of analysis and recommendations.
  • Support the project team in developing briefs, reports and presentations to deliver to counterparts.
  • Improve evidence base through collection, compilation, and validation of data using a range of data collection methods.

Coordination & Events Management:

  • Assist senior advisors in coordination and documentation of meetings.
  • Draft and manage correspondence, briefings with key partners.
  • Strengthen project coordination, through effective coordination with other projects and development partners.
  • Improve project visibility through the organization of high-level events and briefings for key stakeholders.

Monitoring & Reporting Support:

  • Participate in the drafting and development of quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Assist the project team in collecting information and developing and updating programme management and M&E documents.
  • Support knowledge management processes, and data compilation. Improve information management through proper organization of project databases and cloud storage.
  • Coordinate with other program staff to develop quarterly, and annual project work plans.
  • Work with the Project Manager to track the implementation of objectives and key results.
  • Document success stories, best practices, and lessons learned and shared them with the rest of the project team to facilitate continuous improvement and impact.

Process Support

  • Prepare and revise process approval documents such as terms of reference, notes to file, direct contracting sheets, and ORPS documents.
  • Follow-up with counterparts in the Country Office to support approvals and resolve outstanding issues.
  • Problem-solve processes to ensure achievement of project objectives, compliance, and value for money.
  • Live update of cloud-based process tracking database.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Good understanding and knowledge of KP region;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work under stress and to multi-task;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork;
  • Excellent skills in report writing;
  • Good physical health and the ability to travel to local areas with basic travel facilities;
  • Positive attitude with a mindset to deliver development services in a professional manner;
  • Self-development and initiative taker;
  • Managing conflict;

Work experience with international organizations and/or the United Nations is preferred

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in law, social science or related field from a world-class university.


  • Preferably at least 1 years of experience working in a Governance programme or Government department;
  • Ability to research using primary and secondary evidence and produce high-quality written work. (Evidence should be provided through high-quality reporting samples.)
  • Experience with specialized software or datasets;
  • Strong analytical, communication and presentation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build a strong, trusting and productive working relationship with both clients and colleagues;

Language Requirements: Fluency in the English and Urdu is required. Fluency in Pashto is highly desirable.


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