UNDP Pakistan launches the FATA-DA Job Placement Centre

Oct 26, 2016

The Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Engineer Iqbal Zafar Jhagra inaugurated the FATA Development Authority’s (FATA-DA) Job Placement Centre (JPC) for youth in Hayatabad, Peshawar on 26 October 2016.

The FATA-DA and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan are providing technical and vocational skills trainings to around 2,000 youth from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in demand-driven trades. UNDP Pakistan and the FATA-DA collaborated to establish a JPC at the latter’s head office in Peshawar. The Government of the United Kingdom provided financial support.

The JPC will help youth find work related to the skills trainings they acquired earlier, linking them with the current job market. It will play a vital role in filling market gaps and reviving FATA’s economy.

The Centre currently employs a Team Leader, two Job Placement Officers (one woman and one man) and a Data Management Officer. Its main objectives are:

  • Developing a database of small and medium enterprises in FATA;
  • Providing career counselling to trainees;
  • Developing linkages with potential employers (business entities, industries, chambers of commerce);
  • Disseminating information about relevant job openings;
  • Providing recommendations for demand-driven trainings and job placement.