Job: Peace and Resilience Advisor, UNDP, Manila, Philippines

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Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline : 09-Feb-13
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : One year, with possibility of extension depending on funding availability


On the 15th October 2012, the Government of Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the Framework Agreement which puts both parties on the path to end nearly four decades of intermittent violent civil conflict. In anticipation of this political shift, a UN Convergence Strategy was put in place that stipulates a new way of doing business in Mindanao through providing a basis for joint and coherent interventions by the UN system as whole, focusing on facilitating a transition of the region from fragility to stability. It provides a single and system-wide strategic framework to enable the UN system to move beyond internal coordination and ad-hoc instances of inter-agency coordination to delivering against a comment set of objectives and anticipated outcomes. The strategy advocates for the UN to adopt a political economy approach to shaping its engagement with good analysis of both the conflict and political dynamics. Further to this, the strategy calls for a division of labor based on local demand and comparative advantage to respond of the respective agencies.

In this context, the Peace and Resilience Advisor will work under the Resident Coordinator and with the UNCT to support the operationalization of the UN Convergence Strategy and other relevant engagement on the peace building and transition process in Mindanao. S/he will report directly to the Resident Coordinator.

Due to the complex and politically sensitive nature of the post, the work of the Peace and Resilience Advisor will have a direct impact on the standing and reputation of the UNCT as a credible counterpart in the implementation of the peace process. Further to this, there will also be a direct impact on the UNCT and its partners and counterparts to promote a coordinated and well-planned engagement and interventions in Mindanao, strategically targeting issues of peace and development.

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