Background and Rationale
NWFP – Essential Institutional Reforms Operationalisation Programme (EIROP) is a joint venture of the Government of NWFP, UNDP and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and is executed by the Planning & Development Department of the Government of NWFP. EIROP aims at promoting good governance, institutional reforms, gender-sensitive and participatory capacity building of state functionaries, public representatives and civil society in NWFP. In its phase-II EIROP is to focus on issues of participation, responsiveness and accountability. The project will appoint a full time Governance Specialist for a period of three years. The Specialist will serve as one of the core staff member and provide substantive support and report directly to NPM/NPD.
The Governance Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the NWFP EIROP management.
Duties and Responsibilities
He/she will carry out the following specific tasks
Serve as advisor to the executing agency on substantive policy matters related to devolution, capacity/institutional building and community empowerment.
Lend policy advice to the National Project Director and contribute to the design of strategic initiatives requiring a specific governance input.
Conduct and guide studies and policy research on institutional strengthening, decentralisation and community participation.
Develop, present and seek approval of policy proposals and actions related to the areas of intervention of the project.
Review policies, programmes and initiatives of the federal, provincial and local government related to the project and advise the project management on opportunities for support and link with project.
Liaise with all relevant stakeholders/institutions including civil society and propose strategies to enable and facilitate beneficiaries, in particular women and the poor, to have greater access to public services, especially access to justice.
Provide technical advice and leadership for the production of EIROP project outcomes to achieve impacts
Provide technical advice and support to design and implement project activities related to capacity building of Citizen Community Boards (CCBs) and other civil society organizations and facilitate interaction with local governments.
Review proposals for support from partners and advise project management on the production of project outputs, including
. Institutional capacity building of local government, with particular emphasis on indigenous resource mobilization strategies
Development of legal and regulatory framework at provincial, district, tehsil and union level to enhance the devolution process in line with the provision of LGO 2001.
· Operationalisation of the provisions and process for strengthening transparency and accountability at local level as envisaged in LGO 2001.
Identify, guide and document best practices in area of intervention for possible replication.