State Society Dialogue Expert (Closing Date: 10:04.21)

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Job Description

Job Description

TITLE:State Society Dialogue Expert

DUTY STATION: Peshawar (with travel to Merged Areas)

TYPE OF CONTRACT: Consultancy

NO OF POSITIONS: 01

DURATION: 55 Working Days

The Newly Merged Areas (NMAs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) (former Agencies of the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas FATA) and hereinafter referred as NMAs[1] span the region bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan’s Province of KP. The NMAs remained one of the most underdeveloped regions of Pakistan, enduring decades of marginalization and economic deprivation. Livelihoods and employment remain critical issues related to both social and economic development, and to matters of stability and governance. The passage of the 25th Constitutional Amendment with political consensus and its subsequent presidential approval on 31st May 2018 signaled a historic change and will fundamentally alter the lives of 5 million inhabitants of NMAs.

UNDP Pakistan aims at strengthening the capacities of concerned administrations prior to the local government elections in the tribal districts. In this regard, the project Inclusive Capacity Building of Local Governments in Seven Tribal Districts was implemented in the years 2019 and 2020. The intervention focused on improving the local government capacities to better perform their functions in the Newly Merged Districts.

In the two first years of implementation of the programme, UNDP strived to initiate and sustain a dialogue between the local governments on the ground and the civil society, through dedicated sessions and discussions. The State-Society Dialogues activities were designed to bridge the gap between the governmental stakeholders at the local level and the community. The participating CSOs shared their priorities and concerns in each NMA, and the TMAs and district departments informed them about their plans, news and information.

Based on the experience acquired during that time, it appears that there is a need for strengthening the state-society dialogues to support the communities and the Government in developing a responsive mechanism based on the demands of citizens. UNDP now aims at widening these dialogues as well as to better include women in the sessions.

Outputs

  • Expanding State-Society Dialogues in the seven districts of the NMAs;

Deliverables, Scope, and Schedule of Payments

Deliverables/ Outputs

Deliverable-1:Develop a workplan for the State-Society Dialogues

Schedule of Payments

20%

Level of Effort

5 Days

Review and Approvals Required

NTA-DHL

Deliverable: Hold 14 State-Society dialogues in Merged Districts

Schedule of Payments

40%

Level of Effort

30 Days

Review and Approvals Required

NTA-DHL

Deliverable: 3 Prepare a comprehensive report on the State Society Dialogues

Schedule of Payments

20%

Level of Effort

5 Days

Review and Approvals Required

NTA-DHL

Deliverable: 4 Develop a proposal for the adoption of State-Society Dialogues at the Tehsil level

Schedule of Payments

20%

Level of Effort

15 Days

Review and Approvals Required

NTA-DHL

Deliverable: 5 Brief Consolidated Report

Schedule of Payments

10%

Level of Effort

10

Review and Approvals Required

NTA-DHL

Skills and Competences:

Building Strategic Partnerships

  • Makes effective use of UNDP’s resources and comparative advantage to strengthen partnerships
  • Creates networks and promotes initiatives with partner organizations

Innovation and New Approaches

  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking, especially for Fata reforms contexts
  • Conceptualizes more effective approaches to program development and implementation

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Participating in the development of policies and innovative approaches and promoting their application throughout the organization
  • Promotes UNDP as a learning/knowledge sharing organization, with a focus on Fata reforms

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Possesses expert knowledge of advanced concepts in primary discipline, a broad knowledge of related disciplines, as well as an in-depth knowledge of relevant organizational policies and procedures, with expertise in reforms contexts
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself personally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Client Orientation

  • Anticipates constraints in the delivery of services and identifies solutions

Proactively identifies, develops and discusses solutions for clients

Requirements

  • A recognised Master’s university degree in the field of Social Sciences or any other subject relevant for the position;
  • At least 5 years of work experience with Civil Society Organizations
  • Knowledge of erstwhile FATA, its merger with KP and its systems is essential;
  • Knowledge and proven working experience with LGS and LCB;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Past experience of similar assignments;
  • Excellent interpersonal, team working and communication skills;
  • Excellent Report-writing skills (English).

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the organizational values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organization;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Organizational Values:

  • Human rights and gender equality are prioritized as ethical principles within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with Social and Environmental Standards of the organization;
  • Any kind of diversity based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender is respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered in all aspects of the programme;
  • An inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations through the creation of an enabling and accessible work setup;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings, etc

Benefits

  • Excellent opportunities to develop your technical skills in a policy environment alongside national and international experts
  • Competitive market salary
  • Daily sustenance allowance while on official travel
  • International work environment
  • Women-friendly workplace

Reporting lines: Direct and dotted line:

Reporting to National Technical Advisor DHL

Payment:

Payment will be disbursed on daily rate basis after approval of deliverables by Chief Technical Specialist

Job Specification


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