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ROC, Vital Economic Opportunities Markets (Closing Date: 17.03.21) Job in Pakistan
People for UNDP , Pakistan

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Total Vacancies
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Posted on
Mar 10, 2021
Last Date
Jun 10, 2021
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Job Description

Title: Resource on Call (ROC), Vital Economic Opportunities amp; Markets

Duty Station: Remote Work plus In-person Engagements in Peshawar/Islamabad

Type of Contract: Consultancy

No. of Positions: 01 Positions

Duration: 2 months

Background

The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) has adopted a multi-year Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP), 2019-2022, to address the key development gaps in the Merged Areas (MA), erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). AIP is the first programme under the Tribal Decade Strategy (TDS) of the government that seeks to address the development lag in the MA and bring them at par with the rest of Pakistan. UNDP is implementing its Merged Areas Governance Programme (MAGP) as a key partner in the process of erstwhile FATA development. For that purpose, the Planning and Development Department of the GoKP is an essential government counterpart for the MAGP’s technical assistance.

Description

The MAGP aims to engage the services of Resources on Call (ROC) to assist the GoKP in developing and implementing high quality interventions and projects in the MA under the Vital Economic Opportunities and Markets (VEOM) Task Team. This engagement will comprise intermittent technical work over 2 months with a possibility of extension.

It is an invitation to accomplished senior level technical experts to apply academic knowledge and cumulative experience for policy and research support in the areas of economic growth, public finance, job creation, sub-national governance, etc. to solving real life problems in the MA through potentially remote work as well as mutually workable timeframes.

Furthermore, the services of these experts will be engaged in the Special Emphasis Programme (SEP) work within the context of the AIP for the MA. The SEPs are context specific initiatives that aim to achieve results in a short span of time within the priority development sectors, such as skill development, income generation, employment creation, livelihood opportunities, etc.

Keeping in view the specific context of the MA, SEPs will be designed and implemented to create opportunities that will increase economic and employment prospects for both men and women, particularly youth, in the MA. The experts will lead on the design and steer the implementation of the SEPs in the following areas under the VEOM Task Team:

  • Economic Development in the MA to reduce Poverty and Unemployment
  • Small and Medium Enterprises including Marble and Mineral Sectors
  • Skills Development and Vocational Training leading to Employment Creation
  • Policy Research and Advocacy for Jobs and Livelihoods particularly the Youth
  • Economic Growth Initiatives including the Promotion of Agriculture and Allied Sectors
  • Strategy for social enterprise development including education and health services
  • Public Administration and Finance for Industrial and Trade Infrastructure

Responsibilities

  • Review currently available credit schemes and identify factors affecting credits use by SMEs in KP and MA
  • Develop financial products that are MA specific under the various credit schemes already offered by Federal Government, Provincial Government and SBP
  • Develop specifically a mechanism to invest Government of KP funds preferentially in the MA and possibly in a way to continue such investment incentives from the earnings of the funds on sustainable basis.
  • Develop financial products that require full or partial financial support from KP Government for enhancing access to credit in KP in general and MA more specifically
  • Develop modified legal, financial and administrative framework for implementation of credit access schemes on a sustainable and affordable basis.
  • Draft concept notes, implementation frameworks and project documents on given topics
  • Additional tasks and responsibilities assigned by the Lead Economic Adviser MAGP

Requirements

  • Master’s degree or doctorate in Economics, Development Studies, Public Administration, or any other relevant field of study from a reputable national or international university
  • At least 5 years of demonstrated high-end experience in one of the areas of economic growth, public finance, job creation, sub-national governance, etc.
  • Working knowledge and experience in the relevant development sector of Pakistan
  • Good understanding and knowledge of the KP region, especially the MA
  • Fluency in the English and Urdu is required. Fluency in Pashto is highly desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Readiness to provide intermittent technical inputs in a fast-paced work environment
  • Competency to work under stress and to multitask under tight deadlines
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork within MAGP
  • Excellent skills in report writing and presentation delivery
  • Positive attitude with a mindset to deliver development services in a professional manner
  • Self-development and initiative taker
  • Ability to manage conflict

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling 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
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment
  • Human rights and gender equality are prioritized as ethical principles within all actions
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with the 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.

Organisational Values

  • Human rights and gender equality are prioritised as ethical principles within all actions
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with the Social and Environmental Standards of the organisation
  • 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 deploy 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 Senior Implementation and Coordination Officer / Lead Economic Advisor MAGP

Payment

Payment will be disbursed on the approval of deliverables by the Lead Economic Advisor

Job Specification

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