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Project Inception Officer (2 positions)

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
2
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNV
Job Province:
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Job Location:
Peshawar
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) degree in journalism, media, social sciences, gender studies or relevant fields
Career Level:
National UNV
Minimum Experience:
5 Years(• Minimum five years of experience in research, analysis and report writing on communications, gender, and development issues • Hands on experience (minimum two years) working with radio, radio education, and community focused radio • Demonstrated ex)
Apply By:
Jun 5, 2018
Posted On:
May 22, 2018
Job Description

Analysis of the mapped information will identify entry points for future and gaps in the present situation based on which actions can be planned. Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Project Inception Officer will undertake the following tasks:

 

 

  • Identify and meet with key stakeholders including mapping of key stakeholders including broadcasting organizations
  • Identify and review relevant national and provincial policies, legislative frameworks and existing facilities on project thematic area.
  • Identify existing enabling mechanisms, including those linked to international conventions, and coordination forums with key stakeholders.
  • Identify the capacities and capacity gaps in relation to proposed intervention.
  • Identify ways and entry points to approach work based on document review; SWOT developed based on stakeholder interviews, document review and field visits.
  • Highlight priorities i.e. define initial expectations and expected outcomes emerging from interviews, and up-and-coming opportunities and initiatives.
  • Identify links between expected results of mapping and client/key stakeholder’s priorities and expectations.
  • Propose implementation strategies and options on how volunteerism and community focused radio can enhance empowerment of marginalized women.
  • Propose the programmatic sustainability plan for the project interventions 
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Consult active Gender Task Force (GTF) members, Volunteer Involving Organizations (VIOs), youth groups, CSOs, NGOs, community, government and its relevant line departments who have strong links with communities and can support the project interventions.

 

The volunteer would also be compliant with relevant guidance from project partner i.e. UNV.

 

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

·           Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);

·           Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

·           Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;

·           Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

·           Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

·           Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

 

11.  Results/Expected Output:

 

 

  • Prepare an Inception Report-before the commencement of the assessment inter alia mapping methodology, types of data/information analyses that will be performed and work plan with a realistic timeline
  • Identify strategies and approaches to improve project appropriateness, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability
  • De-briefing workshop by the consultant with steering committee on the mapping report
  • Final mapping report incorporating review and debriefing workshop comments by the project team and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Updated matrix of organizations promoting women’s empowerment and volunteerism and using communication and IT based strategies.
  • Stakeholder Analysis that identifies possible key government, civil society organisations or private sector entities directly or indirectly engaged in and benefit from the introduction of a radio for community.
  • Analytical brief which would state the possible options for using radio for communities that can be shared with stakeholders (Government, donors, IFIs, private sector, UN, CSOs). 
  • The UN Volunteer will submit draft report and any knowledge product developed to the project team (UN Women and UNV) for feedback and comments and submit the final reports after incorporation of comments from the project team.

Duration of assignment is 03 months.

Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of PKR 60,140 is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.

 

 

BACKGROUND:

UN Women Pakistan provides technical advisory and support to the delivery and implementation of gender equality and women empowerment agenda in Pakistan. UN Women is uniquely positioned to support initiatives of the government and non-governmental organizations leading towards a full realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments in line with the national and international gender equality and human rights commitments. UN Women provides support to innovative initiatives that promote women’s human rights with special focus on their economic security, political participation, and freedom from violence.

 

The approach/strategy of radio for communities is based on the wide experience of United Nations Volunteer (UNV), UN Women and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO) working on successfully empowering communities through radio transmission world-wide. The idea of radio for the community has been developed collaboratively with UN-Women, UNV and UNESCO as an effort to support the One UN Programme II  (OPII) Strategic Priority Area-5 which is ‘Gender Equality and Social Justice’ and Strategic Priority Area-1 ‘Vulnerable and marginalized populations have equitable access and use of quality services’.  The project is also aligned to UNV’s expanded mandate, track record and expertise whereby UNV’s Strategic Framework (2014-2017) intentionally directs efforts and programme resources towards improving its ability to address gender and development challenges through volunteerism and to creating volunteering opportunities for youth ensuring inclusive participation of marginalized groups.

The idea of community focused radio has been further informed by numerous sources of information such as an initial scoping, consultation feedback from several discussions amongst partners, advice from provincial counterparts, i.e. Women’s Development & the Information Departments of KP. It is well situated within the gender equality policy frameworks and demonstrates the government’s commitment and complements  the mandate and on-going programmes, and Communication and Information Sector Media Development programme and to promote media pluralism and an enabling environment for freedom of expression, press freedom and safety of journalists besides other technical expertise in media capacity building and production projects worldwide.

 

The project will have two broad outputs:

 

  1. Rural Pakistani women in KP are empowered with better access to information - non-formal, distance education (through community radios). Radio programmes and audio material for and by communities are recognized – both at community and governmental level- as empowering tools and gender sensitive programming is developed with special focus on youth, education and basic services.

    2. Enhanced and increased capacity of (female youth) volunteers and staff of radio stations  and local female community members exercising local governance through community volunteering.

 

A rapid assessment is proposed to contextualize the approach, which will not be an exhaustive research piece on KP but an attempt to collect information about important media actors, available broadcasting infrastructure and its geographic outreach, format and nature of programmes aired and potential audiences.  Good practices need to be documented and other challenges need to be addressed during this process, such as  obstacles highlighted in the initial dialogue with stakeholders where it was identified there was a need for a new transmitter (and latest technologies) with an outreach covering all the districts. Effort will be made to delve into issues, which have greater bearing on social equity and extension of benefits to local populace both women and men.

 

The objectives of the mapping exercise are to identify opportunities, processes and challenges supporting youth especially female youth and marginalized women to become leaders and agents of change through provision of information about rights and services in KP.

 

 

 

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified female and male professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

 

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