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Project Officer Youth and Community Engagement (Duty Station: Gwadar Balochistan/Pakistan)

Job title: Project Officer Youth and Community Engagement (Duty Station: Gwadar Balochistan/Pakistan)

Company: United Nations Development Programme

Job description: :

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Manage the implementation of the community engagement project in Gwadar district, Balochistan
  • Monitoring of the ongoing project and reporting
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with government, Civil society, and Community
  • Lead on preparing briefs, reporting, and knowledge sharing with the DHL team in the head office in Islamabad

Manage the Implementation of the community stabilization project Gwadar

  • Manage the overall implementation of the community stabilization project in Gwadar district in a timely manner and be responsible for the quality control of project activities and inputs, in line with UNDP’s policies and practices as well as donor requirements.
  • Supervise the implementing partners, in implementing activities, including reporting, monitoring, and evaluation, and identify and implement project delivery and coordination improvements.
  • Ensure effective implementation of day-to-day operations to ensure quality-based implementation of the project and delivery of its outputs
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation, and closeout and record and maintain documents on relevant program activities, issues, and risks.
  • Identify and provide capacity-building support and opportunities to the local partners in coordination with the subject experts.
  • Organize and lead the project-related activities including the organization of roundtables, inception workshops, training, working meetings, and other events.

Monitoring of the ongoing projects and reporting

  • Manage the monitoring of project implementation using results-based management tools and assessing program implementation and achieving maximum efficiency in program delivery through timely monitoring, evaluation, and reporting to highlight the implementation challenges and solutions.
  • Ensure implementation of the DHL-UNDP’s M&E tools for the community stabilization projects and ensure accurate and reliable data collection and analysis which eventually results in dissemination promptly.
  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with Government stakeholders, and local partners
  • Development of partnerships with the government institutions private sector, civil society, and academia aiming at coordinating and promoting Project related activities.
  • Participate in and contribute to relevant meetings as requested; debrief CS Project technical and management on critical issues.
  • Maintain the smooth flow of communication, exchange of information, and collaboration with and between partners and establish strong relationships with the project’s NGOs and national counterparts.
  • Undertake other activities reasonably requested by the consultants, UNDP, and other stakeholders for the successful accomplishment of the immediate objectives

Gender Mainstreaming

  • Ensure gender aspects are integrated into all Gwadar project activities and practices of the project implementing partner.
  • Ensure equal opportunities for female staff members of the project

The incumbent of the position will uphold the non-discriminatory behavior and ensure that:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented by “Social and Environmental Standards of UN”;
  • All forms of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, and gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women, men, and persons with non-binary gender identities are considered;
  • An inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings, etc.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.


Core competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Business Direction & Strategy

  • System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system

Business Development

  • Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally

Business Management

  • Project Management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
  • Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies
  • Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience; Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
  • Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Partnership Management

  • Relationship Management: Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences; public policy, economics, development or related field is required, or
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor´s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.


  • Minimum 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor´s degree) of relevant experience in project implementation, monitoring, coordination, and engagement with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated good analytical and writing skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), database packages, and web-based management systems such as ERP.
  • Demonstrated strong communication (spoken and written) skills and ability to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style
  • Prior working experience with public, private, and development sectors in the areas of socio-economic development and community engagement.
  • Demonstrable experience of administrative and socio-economic dynamics of Gwadar District in Balochistan Province.
  • Experience of working on inclusive governance and rights-based mechanisms in Pakistan.
  • Experience in report writing, briefs, and analysis skills.

Required Languages:

  • English, Urdu and Balochiis


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Expected salary:

Location: Pakistan

Job date: Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:55:09 GMT

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