Deadline: 26 March 2019
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Peace & Development Advisor in Quito, Ecuador. The duration of this post is 9 months.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Peace & Development Advisor will perform the following functions-
- Provide strategic and analytical support to the UN leadership at country level – the Resident Coordinator in his/her relations with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including women’s and indigenous networks, and with the wider political and civic leadership.
- Provide continuous analysis to RC, UNCT and HCT on political developments and conflict dynamics, with a view to identifying appropriate ‘entry points’ for conflict prevention and recommending appropriate strategic responses for the UN system, ensuring gendered dimensions of conflict are captured in both analytical efforts and reflected in UNCT programming initiatives as well as the human security approach.
- Foster coherence and support the articulation of already existing UN initiatives in the northern border as well as ensuring a conflict prevention approach in their implementation:
- Coordinate related peace-promoting activities, in the framework of the joint programs in the northern border to strengthen local capacities (government, CSOs and academia) for dialogue and conflict prevention.
- Provide strategic guidance to the implementation and articulation of UN interventions in the northern border: PBF program, UE IcSP program and other UN joint programs in the area.
- Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners;
- Establish networks and strategic partnerships for peace building related strategies and initiatives with local actors.
- Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders from Government and civil society including women’s networks and key international actors to foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships for conflict prevention.
- Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters including relevant focal points at UN/DPA.
- Strengthen capacity of the UNCT to undertake conflict analysis, mainstream conflict sensitivity and the human security approach in regular programming, ensuring that gender and intercultural dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming:
- Support the UNCT for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity, within the framework of UNDAF 2019-2022 and UN joint programs in the NBZ.
- Support an integrated programmatic approach across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 – Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.
- Conduct training for UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development, ensuring that the gendered dimensions of conflict are adequately reflected through analysis produced and meaningfully addressed through programmatic efforts.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences.
- In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor’s university degree with additional years of experience.
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, policy, and strategy development, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization.
- Extensive experience in research and project development.
- A proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior levels of government, United Nations, and donors.
- Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming.
- Sound knowledge of and extensive experience in Latin America, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, is an advantage.
- Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.