I. Organizational Context
Erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has been socio-politically isolated and deprived area since the independence of Pakistan. Starting in 2008, increased militancy in the region saw over 300,000 families displaced from their homes and communities. The exorbitant efforts by the government of Pakistan and through support from national and international donors, the return process has almost completed. Following the return process, the government has made a paradigm shift in the governance structure in the erstwhile FATA which resulted in the merger of the agencies with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Despite these changes, the newly merged districts are facing humanitarian and development related crisis which can trigger any instability in the region. The weak economy and high levels of unemployment remain one of the main factors of instability in the newly merged districts. Revitalizing livelihoods, providing for local economic recovery, creating jobs and inclusive growth for the long-term, are UNDP’s key priorities in the area.
The FATA Transition and Recovery Programme is designed, in such a manner, to support the implementation of the erstwhile FATA Return and Rehabilitation strategy by the Government of Pakistan. The goal of the programme is to support the Government of Pakistan in its recovery and rehabilitation efforts for the returning Temporarily Dislocation Population (TDPs) through four out of five pillars: i) Rehabilitation of physical infrastructure ii) Expanding government service delivery iv) Reactivating and strengthening the economy and v) Strengthening social cohesion and peace-building.
The programme has five outputs including social cohesion, livelihoods opportunities, quality education, and access to basic social services, and state-citizen relationship.
II. Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
- Support research linked to the delivery of programme and project as per agreed work planned
- Provide administrative programme support to key activities of the project;
- Provide support on the development of relevant communications materials;
- Provide other assistance e.g. preparation and translation of documents and organizing meetings.
- Assist in preparation of presentation material
- Contribute to the creation of project information
- Set up meetings, prepare folders and infographic for meetings. Draft meeting minutes
- Weekly Report for Peshawar Office
- Assist in preparation of presentations
- Provide support to communications officer in implementing project communications plan
- Provide support in drafting stories.
- Assist in preparation of Social Media Posts
- Provide support in developing communications products
- Assist in preparing presentations
- Assist the project team in organizing events
III. Impact of Results
The key results expected from the position is the increased efficiency in the programme implementation and development of quality reports.
IV. Competencies and Critical Success Factors
- Respect the core values of UNDP
- Excellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
- Ability to multi-task, to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
- Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;
- Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners;
- Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate;
- Computer proficiency: MS Office
V. Recruitment Qualifications
Education: Currently enrolled in a Bachelor/Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related fields.
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a Masters Degree programme;
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a Bachelor’s Degree;
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (Bachelors/Masters) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
The candidate must be enrolled or have obtained a relevant degree from any reputed university (approved by the Higher Education Commission, Pakistan), majoring in Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Climate Change or a closely relevant discipline.
Language Requirements: The candidate must be fluent in English and Urdu, having both written and speaking skills with ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Duration: 3 months
Candidates who get selected for internship at UNDP shall be required to provide the following prerequisite documents:
- Proof of medical insurance for the duration of the internship
- Letter from the candidate’s university confirming current enrollment and graduation date, if applicable;
- Copy of the candidate’s transcript;
Note: A person who is the child or sibling of an UNDP staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at UNDP.
UNDP provides Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA).
UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts.