Leveraging the current ‘youth bulge’ in Pakistan, where 31% of the population is considered part of the youth segment 15-29, is certainly one of the more formidable and complex challenges facing the country right now. Understanding the needs, the challenges, the opportunities, and the aspirations of Pakistani youth and finding channels to catalyse youth capacities and potential is essential if Pakistan is to succeed in its efforts to promote a sustainable, inclusive development process and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as outlined in the Government of Pakistan’s Vision 2025 Roadmap. In line with the youth centric development initiated by the Government of Pakistan in recent years (the provincial youth policies, the Prime Minister Youth Programme, and the general inclusion of youth in the political process) all point to the active role of young people in the future development trajectory of Pakistan.
Summary of Key Functions:
- Policy support
- Effective management, implementation, monitoring and coordination of the social inclusion portfolio of the programme
- Research and Advocacy
- Knowledge management and communication
Master’s Degree or equivalent in International Development, International Relations, Public Administration, Politics, Sociology or related social sector field.
- Atleast 1 year of relevant experience in the development sector.
- Experience working with youth as a target group desirable.
- Experience applying innovative programming approaches desirable
- Previous experience working in the UN System would be an asset.
Fluency in English and Urdu.
HEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process candidates will be required to present HEC attested degrees.