Background Over the last decade, Pakistan’s north-western areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have experienced large-
scale population displacements due to militancy and military operations against militants and armed groups. Patterns of displacement and return movements have coexisted often new displacements occurred in parallel with returns to other areas.
With the success of military operations, the Government of Pakistan launched the Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy in 2015, announcing the return of the remaining displaced population (about 300,000 families) by December 2016.
law and order; governance and service delivery; livelihoods; and social cohesion and peace building. UNDP’s advocacy and support has led to resource mobilization of over $500m, of which over $50m has been managed by UNDP as part of its FATA Recovery and Transition Programme.
In 2018, the Government of Pakistan launched comprehensive reforms to mainstream the FATA region, which until recently had been governed by a special law (Frontier Crimes Regulation 1901), and to merge FATA with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, thus extending the laws and rights enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan to the residents of FATA.
UNDP has played a leading role in advocating for and supporting government-led efforts to mainstream the FATA region. With the 25th Constitutional Amendment passed in May 2018 which merged FATA with KP, the UN system in Pakistan as well as the international community see significant tasks ahead in terms of supporting the government’s transition and recovery efforts.
The UN country team in Pakistan, under the leadership of the UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator, is supporting the FATA’s stabilization, humanitarian and development needs under the framework of the FATA Transition Plan 2018-
basic services; resilient recovery; and governance and justice. The Programme Manager will be working under the direct supervision of Deputy Country Director Programme with programmatic / day to day reporting to Assistant Country Director, Crisis Prevention and Recovery.
The PM will be providing strategic leadership and management of the UNDP FATA Transition and Recovery Programme, which aims to promote stability and build resilience of the FATA’s returnees through institutional capacity building, livelihoods and economic recovery, community infrastructure rehabilitation, social cohesion and peacebuilding activities.
With new funding received at the end of 2017, the FATA Transition & Recovery Programme needs to enhance its capacity to implement activities in the area of economic recovery with stronger private sector engagement.
The PM will also be responsible for building strong partnerships and coordination with donors, government counterparts, development partners, UN agencies, IFIs, academia and I / NGOs.
The PM also supports the RC Office in joint planning and coordination with government and UN agencies to ensure effective and efficient delivery of the UN’s FATA Transition Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions : 1.Provide substantive and strategic leadership 2.Ensure project management and achieve delivery targets3.
Provision of high quality technical and advisory support 4.Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization5.Ensure learning and enhance communication and visibility of the project 1)Substantive and strategic leadership of UNDP’s FATA Transition & Recovery Programme
2) Effective management, delivery and oversight of the project outputs and activities
3) Provision of high quality technical and advisory support to the UNDP management, UN Resident / Humanitarian Coordinator and government
4)Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization
5)Ensure learning and enhance communication and visibility of the project
Competencies Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas workLevel 5 : Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them Leadership Ability to persuade others to followLevel 5 : Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 5 : Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 5 : Level Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgementLevel 5 : Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions Technical / Functional Economic Recovery Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseStabilization and social cohesion Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseCommunity Infrastructure Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseLocal Governance Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseAccountability Level 5 : Originate : Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Master's degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.
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