Over the last decade, Pakistan’s north-western Tribal Districts/Subdivisions (erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas) have experienced security challenges and large-scale population displacements. Since 2014, a combination of military operations and political reform process culminated in the merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas into neighbouring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The merger, one of the most consequential political reforms in Pakistan’s 70-year history, is an unprecedented extension of constitutional rights and governance structures to 5 million of the poorest people in Pakistan.
The reform process includes the introduction of constitutional rights, elected local governments, the rule of law institutions, and empowered legislature, fundamentally changing the relationship between the citizen and the state. In this context, strong narratives around the transformation of governance structures will be of paramount importance to the success of the integration and reform process.
Under the overall guidance of the FGP Operations Manager, the intern will be responsible for coordination and support to the FATA Governance project. The intern is expected to support the Admin & Finance Assistant in smooth functioning of the project by expediating the routine processes.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
Provide administrative support to key activities of Operations Unit
Provide support on the development of relevant communications materials
Develop the minutes of meetings
Assist in preparation of presentation material
Provide assistance in coordination with any relevant government department
Impact of Results
The key results will have an impact on the efficiency of implementation of activities. The results will also include timely delivery of the outputs and effective monitoring and a final evaluation of the project activities.
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
Education: Bachelor/Master’s Degree in International Relations, Political Science, Economics or related field;
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.
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: 8-10 weeks
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.