Over the last decade, Pakistan’s north-western areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) have experienced large-scale population displacements due to militancy and military operations against militants and armed groups. Patterns of displacement and return movements have coexisted – often new displacements occurred in parallel with returns to other areas. In 2014, the Government of Pakistan launched the military operation Zarb-e-Azb to establish the writ of the government in the remaining agencies of FATA notably Khyber and North Waziristan.
With the success of military operations, the Government of Pakistan launched the Sustainable Return and Rehabilitation Strategy in 2015, announcing the return of the remaining displaced population (about 300,000 families) by the December 2016. UN agencies both supported the formulation of the strategy and the implementation of the strategy’s five pillars: infrastructure rehabilitation; law and order; governance and service delivery; livelihoods; and social cohesion and peace building.
Recently, the government has launched comprehensive reforms to mainstream the FATA region, which until now is governed by a special law (Frontier Crimes Regulation 1901), where normal laws and rights enshrined in the constitution of Pakistan are not applicable to the residents of FATA. The UN has played a leading role in advocating for and supporting government-led efforts to mainstream the FATA region. With the launch of the report of the Committee on FATA Reforms 2016, the UN system in Pakistan as well as the international community see significant tasks ahead in terms of supporting the government’s transition and recovery efforts in FATA.
The office of the Resident Coordinator will play a leading role in leading international coordination on FATA reforms. The FATA Coordination Specialist will track and analyze UN and non-UN programming in FATA. The consultant will produce sophisticated coordination documents and dashboards to monitor, coordinate, and facilitate development programming and support effective international assistance to the FATA recovery and reforms processes.
Summary of Key Functions :
- Coordination within UN system (UNCT, HCT), NGOs and INGOs
- Support Government of Pakistan to mobilize resources through UN system for the implementation of the reforms.
- Provision of data research and development support on the implementation of the FATA Reforms
Estimated salary may be around USD 20,000 per year (equivalent to PKR around 2,130,404).
Education: Master’s in Public Administration, Business Administration or Social Sciences
- 2 years of experience, working with international or national organizations in similar capacity is mandatory.
- Understanding of FATA development needs and priorities.
- Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools
- Excellent writing, analytical and problem solving skills
Eligible Regions: Not Specified