Deadline: 19 October 2015
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Peace and Development Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Advising on and supporting the development and implementation of a programme of support to key ministries in the Government of Guyana relevant to social cohesion, governance, human rights and community participation.
- Support the implementation of specific elements of the UN strategy for Democratic Governance with specific emphasis on building awareness, skills and capacities for preventing and mitigating conflict and building social cohesion in Guyana.
- Leading components of the CO’s projects dealing with rights of indigenous peoples, in particular ensuring social safeguards such as free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) and dispute resolution.
- Liaising with all key national and international stakeholders— domestic political and civic actors, UN partners, donors, the Commonwealth, and CARICOM—in line with the UN’s programme of support.
- Assisting UNDP and the UN Country Team in the organization and conducting, as appropriate, of briefings and forums for donors.
- Provide strategic context analysis on issues relating to peace and development in Guyana, including political and related risk analysis to the RC and the UNCT to enable effective support to peacebuilding, social cohesion and governance issues in Guyana.
- Identify and engage key stakeholders in discussions around social cohesion, peacebuilding and governance issues.
- Prepare policy advise and participate in peacebuilding and development efforts as directed by the RC.
- Support analysis and monitoring of current and potential societal tensions, in order to assess and enhance the effectiveness of current initiatives and capacities.
- Assisting relevant stakeholders, as appropriate, on the drafting of “issues papers” that could serve as the basis for further dialogue with regard to root causes of the current conflict and strategies for addressing them.
- Organizing the development and implementation of community-level confidence building initiatives, including with project design and fund-raising.
- Organizing the development and implementation of a programme for strengthening the conflict management capacity of local government bodies, including with project design and fund-raising.
- Liaising with UN headquarters-based entities, particularly counterparts from the Department of Political Affairs and UNDP, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support as well as the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean of (in NY and Panama), including on reporting on the implementation of the programme of support, and related developments within Guyana.
- Provide support to relevant UN programming engagements in Suriname, including on areas pertaining to natural resources, indigenous rights, and political dynamics, with fifteen percent of the PDA’s time, plus any additional support in the case of a contingency as requested, and based on consultations between the RC-Guyana, RC-Trinidad, the UNDP Country Director for Suriname, as well as relevant UNDP and DPA colleagues.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced degree (Master) in the Social Sciences.
- Minimum seven (7) years of substantive experience, particularly on governance issues with emphasis on conflict prevention/transformation in developing countries.
- Specific experience involving the facilitation of multi-stakeholder dialogue and consensus-building.
- Experience with imparting training in conflict resolution.
- Prior experience in the Caribbean region is greatly desirable.
- Consideration will also be given to prior experience with donor liaison activities.
- Well-developed writing and presentation skills.
- Fluency in English.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.