JOB-UNDP Peace and Development Advisor– Based in Islamabad, Pakistan- Deadline: 29-Jan-14″

Posted: January 20, 2014 in News and Views

The Peace and Development Advisor will provide analysis and strategic advice to the UNDP senior management and Crisis Prevention and Recovery programmes and help link initiatives in a systematic fashion in collaboration with national counterparts. The PDA will also provide advice on political and security developments, including the political dialogue process, and advice on options to address challenges and seize opportunities in both tracks. The PDA will establish and maintain relationships with key players at an appropriate level, both at national and local level.

The PDA will work to support the overall UNDP component of conflict sensitivity, political dialogue, local conflict mitigation mechanisms, protection against armed violence and other similar initiatives. The UNDP programme aims to enhance national and local-level capacities to effectively bolster cohesion in multi-ethnic and multi-religious communities. The PDA will also help support relevant ministries, other national institutions, associations, municipalities and civil society to advance a conflict transformation system at local and national levels and ensure that informal mechanisms for dialogue and dispute settlement, including mediation, are also available to local communities.

The Peace and Development Advisor will work closely on the Peace and Development programme of the Crisis Prevention and Recovery unit. He/she will cooperate with Government officials, multilateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement sustainable interventions in this area.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational requirements:

  • Master Degree in social sciences, international relations, political science (with focus on conflict and peace studies), development studies, or other related domain.
Experience requirements:
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional international experience in the field of conflict prevention, peace-building and conflict- sensitive development, and other related area;
  • Proven experience in advising senior management,  interacting with senior Government officials and donors;
  • Demonstrated experience to provide project and program support with a conflict sensitive perspective;
  • Experience in facilitating peace processes and dialogue activities;
  • Experience working in an international organization, preferably the United Nations, and familiarity with political analysis, as well as crisis prevention and  recovery issues;
  • Knowledge of UN regulations, rules and policies, procedures and practices.
Language requirements:
  • Fluency in English is essential.

For more information or to apply, please follow this link:

                Tags: Conflict, Officer, Pakistan, Prevention, UNDP


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