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Chief Executive Officer

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Support to DTCE (PAK/02/009/NEX)
Posted On:
16 November, 2005
Last Date to apply:
29 November, 2005
Experience in years
2 to 4

He/ She must have at least 10 years of working experience in executive management with expertise in financial management, personnel management, public and donors’ relations, operation management and information and evaluation system as well as the motivation of work teams, preferable with experience in management of civil society organisations. The candidate must be capable of working in a highly demanding environment and under extreme deadlines while demonstrating highest level of responsibility and leadership.


Introduction to DTCE

To accomplish the systematic activation of CCBs in all 6,022/- Unions of Pakistan, to fulfil the potential of LGO 2001, the Government of Pakistan created the Devolution Trust for community Empowerment (DTCE), which was incorporated through Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance of 1984 as an “Association Not for Profit” without share capital in July 2003. It has a Board of Directors with the Chairman of the National Reconstruction Bureau being the ed-officio Chairman of the Board. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a member of the Board and its Secretary. Other members are distinguished citizens, including one from each province. Donors supporting the DTCE also participate as observers. UNDP Pakistan has been supporting Operationalization of DTCE through a nationally executed UNDP project titled “Support to DTCE”. The basic organizational principle of DTCE is inter-related work teams rather than departments in order to produce a flat, agile, flexible organization that function in an integrated fashion. Work teams exist at both headquarters and field operations levels, with the former providing support services to the latter.

Duties and Responsibilities

The CEO is responsible for DTCE results, operations, efficiency, transparency and accountability before the Board of Directors. The CEO is team leader for the office of the Chief Executive Officer and the DTCE management team. The office of CEO consists of the CEO and support staff. The CEO would perform the following operations:

To provide leadership for a networked national movement in support of community participation and community empowerment within the framework of devolution.

To represent DTCE before the Board of Directors, the government, the media, academia, other opinion formers, Pakistan civil society, and donors.

To supervise formulation and proposals for BoDs and DTCE integrated annual work plans and budgets, as well as mid-term and final evaluation reports.

To provide leadership for the DTCE and guide the achievement of the goals of the annual work plans and the execution of the budget, as well as undertake the overall supervision of DTCE operations.

To approve the terms of reference for the individual team members of the head quarter teams, as well as for each of the field operational teams, formulated by the respective team leaders.

To approve the appointment of all DTCE personnel and advance the names of team leaders to the Board of Directors for final approval.

To approve all DTCE contracts up to an amount authorized by the Board of Directors, as well as to approve contracts for higher amounts prior to submission to the BoDs for final approval.

To evaluate DTCE results and performance on the basis of DTCE IME systems and to the DTCE propose policy adaptations across time and policy differentiation in the territory.

To supervise training need assessment and identify and evaluate civil society and governmental entities for promotional capacity building.

Give substantive feedback for preparation of an integrated annual plan and budget forecast with regard to community and local government relations in direct coordination with legal and institutional experts.

Language Requirement

He/ She should be able to communicate, write and read in English and perform as an effective team member. Must be able to communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organisation and outgoing and comfortable in handling external relations at all levels.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeThe candidate should be a Pakistani national and possess a Post Graduate Degree in Public Administration, Economics, International Development or other related field of Social Science with adequate knowledge of Information Technology.