Monday, September 09, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: ICIMOD Senior Poverty Specialist
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Livelihood Theme Leader, the Senior Poverty Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:
Provide support to ICIMOD’s Thematic Areas and Regional Programmes and Initiatives to enhance social dimensions and enhance poverty focus in ICIMOD’s work.
- Develop suitable analytical tools to measure and analyse poverty and livelihood vulnerability at the household and community level; develop and update the poverty profile for the HKH region.
- Take a lead in assessing vulnerability conditions concerning poverty, including determinants and drivers of poverty and inequality, and explore options and strategies for alleviating poverty in the HKH region.
- Develop livelihood strategies to reduce poverty and vulnerability.
- Analyse national and regional policies, programmes, and strategies targeted toward alleviation of poverty; draw appropriate lessons; suggest actionable recommendations; engage in policy dialogue to translate policy into actions for pro-poor growth in the HKH region.
- Explore feasible ways and means to take opportunities of increased market access, economic growth, and liberalization and minimize the risks of climatic variability and market shocks.
- Initiate research on poverty and livelihood issues and ensure high-quality research and publications keeping in view sustainable development goals.
- Organize, conduct, and contribute to internal and external trainings, workshops, and seminars on poverty and livelihood issues to strengthen the capacity of partners.
- Work as a member of the Livelihood team and provide input and support to ICIMOD’s Thematic Areas and Regional Programmes and Initiatives on the topic of poverty and livelihood security.
Deadline: September 26, 2013