Background & Description

A. Project Title:

Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) expert under Naway Wraz Programme - UNRCO

B. Project Description

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Merged Districts Programme (KPMD) known as ‘Naway Wraz’ programme is a joint UN programme being implemented in five newly merged districts of KP (Khyber, Kurram, Orakzai, North and South Waziristan). The programme aims at supporting both the citizens of ex-FATA and the Government of KP to sustain and support returnees. In close collaboration with the Government of KP, the programme works to provide basic services and livelihood to the returnees and to support the administrative merger of FATA with the KP province. The programme has three key pillars including recovery and resilience, provision of timely basic services (health and education) and strengthening economic governance. At the UN, Naway Wraz programme is coordinated by UNRCO and implemented by four UN agencies including FAO, UNICEF, UNDP and UN Women. The programme is funded by Department for International Development (DFID).

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

Safeguarding and prevention of sexual abuse and exploitation is a top priority for DFID and the UN Secretary General. Whilst both DFID and the UN system have safeguarding policies and procedures in place, we recognise that more can be done to ensure these can be practically applied, especially in vulnerable communities in post conflict environments.

The programme operates in a post-conflict setting which is highly fragile. DFID and the UN system prioritized the need for a strong, contextualised safeguarding mechanism to be at the centre of the programme delivery. While specific UN agencies have their own safeguarding and grievance redressal mechanisms, Naway Wraz programme is also investing in developing a programme specific safeguarding approach – including investing in a project GRM system. The UNRCO has already commissioned and completed field research that will underpin the GRM system for the programme.

DFID/UNRCO have agreed that a programme specific Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) should develop a set of arrangements that enable local communities to raise grievances with the UN and DFID and seek redress when they perceive a negative impact arising from the activities of the programme. It is a keyway to mitigate, manage, and resolve potential or realized negative impacts, and contribute to positive relations especially between government and communities. It recognizes that UN agencies can make efficiency/effectiveness gains by adopting a harmonised, cross agency approach to safeguarding and grievance redress.


Requirements and Skills
    • Master’s Degree in public policy, political science, development studies, peace and conflict studies, international relations, or a related field;
    • Minimum ten (10) years of experience in designing and implementing safeguarding tools, strategies, policies and procedures within the purview of projects related to socio-economic and peace-building programs in post-conflict and conflict affected environments
    • Substantial experience in operatonalising safeguarding policies into action;
    • Substantial experience of designing, implementing and safeguarding approaches particularly in the conflict settings;
    • Experience of working with the UN system – experience of working on their safeguarding mechanisms would be an added advantage;
    • Understanding of CBOs and NGOs in developing countries who provide support to survivors of SEA;
    • Excellent analytical and writing skills are required for the team leader of the firm;
    • Understanding of the political, social and cultural background of the country and regional dynamics is greatly desirable; 
    • Able to travel to Pakistan - Islamabad and Peshawar
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About Organization

In Pakistan, United Nations Development Programme started in February 1960 as United Nations Special Fund to promote social progress and better standards of life and advance the economic, social and technical development of Pakistan. UNDP, as we know it now, was established in 1965 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

UNDP works with the Government and people of Pakistan to develop local solutions to development challenges. In an evolving development context, we support Pakistan’s efforts to build a more equitable, prosperous, peaceful and resilient society, and to achieve its SDGs and COP21 targets. UNDP promotes transformational change by fostering strategic partnerships with national counterparts in the federal, provincial and regional governments, civil society, the private sector and the local and international community.  UNDP supports transformational change by providing technical assistance focusing on developing capacity within national and local authorities, providing solutions with strong monitoring and evaluation tools, and delivering programmes with maximum efficiency, transparency and accountability.

UNDP’s ultimate goal is to improve the lives of the people of Pakistan through the broad thematic areas of democratic governance, environment and climate change, crisis prevention and recovery, development policy, poverty reduction and the empowerment of women.