Policy Officer

  • Added Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 20 October 2021
  • As a member of the GRASP provincial team, ensure that synergies with other interventions of GRASP under output 2 and 3 are developed.
  • Oversee, contribute to and ensure quality control of the delivery of Output 1 activities of GRASP in their respective province of posting
  • Represent GRASP and maintain relationships with key counterparts for Output 1 of GRASP at provincial and district level
  • Develop working papers for the implementation of output 1 interventions along with expected budget
  • Ensure efficient budget management and coordinate development of financial and technical reports
  • Coordinate with provincial governments and other partners for identification andย  implementation of output 1 interventions
  • Coordinate and ensure operational arrangements and effective management of output 1 interventionsย 
  • Coordinates and engage with relevant stakeholders for design, development and operationalization of farmers advisory councils
  • Manage relationships and engage regularly with counterparts (policy makers, regulators, governmental/administrative agencies/departments, private sector representatives/experts/implementing agencies/service providers, etc.) relevant to Output 1 of GRASP at provincial and district levels to share and collect information and obtain support for Output 1 related activities;
  • Contribute in the preparation of and participate in project steering committee meetings ( provincial levels) for Output 1 purposes;
  • Contribute to project wide communication and outreach initiatives with the objective to ensure Output 1 visibility at federal, provincial and district levels: e.g. drafting short articles, press releases, social media inputs and delivering media interviews in relation to Output 1;ย 
  • Undertake any other tasks agreed with the Policy Lead in consultation with the Project Coordinator aimed at ensuring efficient coordination of the Output 1.ย 
  • Coordinate technical delivery of Output 1 related activities at provincial and district level with project technical leads,ย  project staff and project partners;
  • Carry out and/or coordinate policy related research/analysis/gap assessment of relevance for Output 1 related activities;
  • Produce and/or coordinate the production of briefs/technical reports/presentations/speaking notes required for Output 1 related activities;
  • Organize, coordinate and participate in high level/technical meetings; workshops; public private consultations to deliver or/and ensure delivery of technical information aboutย  Output 1 related activities at provincial and district level;ย  ย ย 
  • Review quality of Output 1 related outputs and ensure compliance with high standards;ย 
  • Monitor progress, collect any evidence/means of verification through desk research, interviews, and questionnaires and produce monitoring reports required to assess Output 1 outcomes/impact;
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development and implementation of Output 1 related work plans and identify and ensure linkages and synergies across project activities and implementing partners;
  • Keep abreast with developments at provincial and district levels of relevance to Output 1 related activities;ย 
  • Undertake any other tasks agreed with the Policy Lead in support of efficient implementation of Output 1 and in consultation with the Project Coordinator.
  • Ensure efficient budget management and coordinate development of financial and technical reports, in accordance with ITC and EU rules and regulations;
  • Coordinate and ensure implementation arrangements.
  • Identify consultants for undertaking technical work
  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with โ€œSocial and Environmental Standards of UNDPโ€;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • 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
  • Activities related to Output 1 of GRASP are strategically designed and efficiently implemented as per work plan under the direct technical guidance of Policy Lead and in coordination with the Project Coordinator;
  • Key counterparts for Output 1 of GRASP at provincial and district level are kept well informed;
  • Meticulous monitoring and reporting.
  • Achievement of delivery targets and results as outlined in the project work plans for Output 1
  • Strong partnerships with provincial stakeholders and relevant government agencies and private sector
  • Good communication and positive image of Output 1/the project in the province
  • Excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in teams, with colleagues and encourageย  sharing of knowledge to achieve organizational goals
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required
  • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure in a stressful environment; with patience, tactfulness, maintain confidentiality, take initiative and exercise good judgment
  • Ability to plan own work and use time efficiently, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working on issues related to the policy formulation on economic, trade, rural development matters in Pakistan;
  • Experience with conducting research and report writing in the above-mentioned fields;
  • Very good understanding of policy formulation processes and institutions (e.g. mandates, SOPs) in Pakistan at provincial level;
  • Experience in working with government and private sector counterparts;
  • Knowledge of result-based management concepts.
  • Master Degree or equivalent in Economics, International Trade, Business Administration, Agriculture, Development Studies or related field with a minimum of 5 years of experience in trade/economic/rural development policy, agricultural value chain development, institutional capacity building. Including some experience in project formulation and management (or)
  • A Bachelorโ€™s degree in Economics, International Trade, Business Administration, Agriculture, Development Studies or related field with 7 years of experience in trade/economic/rural development policy, agricultural value chain development, institutional capacity building, Including some experience in project management , administration or related fieldย 
  • Advanced English with strong written and oral communication skills is essential
  • Knowledge of local languages Pashto, Balochi and Sindhi is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in technical reporting and budgeting on donor-related projects
  • Demonstrated capacity to evolve in large, complex and multi-dimensional projects
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in working on issues related to the policy formulation on economic, trade, rural development matters in Pakistanย 
  • Experience with conducting research and report writing in the above-mentioned fields
  • Very good understanding of policy formulation processes and institutions (e.g. mandates, SOPs) in Pakistanย ย 
  • Experience in working with government and private sector counterparts
  • Knowledge of result-based management concepts
  • Knowledge of the UN system and procedures or experience of EU-related projects would be an asset

Contract Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)

This vacancy is archived.

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