Participatory Programming Expert

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Job Description

Job Description

TITLE: Participatory Programming Expert

DUTY STATION: Peshawar (with travel to Merged Areas)



DURATION: 70 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. UNDP now aims at bringing this component further and encourage the local government and civil society to set joint objectives, as well as to work together to reach them. This participative programming component will complement the initial state-society dialogues held in the pilot TMAs and create a lasting follow-up mechanism.

The participating local governments will make commitments aiming at responding to the needs expressed by the communities during consultations. These objectives will be followed-up upon by initiatives of the local government under agreed timelines. Eventually, the progress achieved will be linked with the overall governmental objectives and their impact will contribute to the measurement of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


  • Support a pilot initiative of participative development programming in two TMAs of the NMAs.

Deliverables, Scope, and Schedule of Payments:

Deliverables/ Outputs

Deliverable-1:Desk review of the pilot TMAs and Beneficiaries’ Perception Survey

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Review and Approvals Required


Deliverable: 2: A consolidated report of five (5) Focus Group Discussions

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Review and Approvals Required


Deliverable: 3 Two (2) TMA workplans developed jointly with the Civil Society, with Mamp;E system for tracking progress

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Review and Approvals Required


Deliverable: 4 One (1) training module on participative programming

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Review and Approvals Required


Deliverable: 5 Brief Consolidated Report

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Review and Approvals Required



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 organizationPromotes 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


  • A recognised Master’s university degree in the field of Social Science, or any other subject relevant for the position;
  • 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;


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

Job Specification


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