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Research Officer

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Service Contract
Agency / Project:
Pakistan Sustainable Transport Project (PAKSTRAN)
Karachi (Sindh)
Posted On:
14 September, 2013
Last Date to apply:
28 September, 2013

She/he should have at least 05 years relevant working experience with foreign aided projects or international development or organizations.


Description (Duties and Responsibilities): Under the overall supervision of Component Manager- Sindh, the incumbent will be responsible to provide overall technical assistance. She/he will: • assist with initial and informal stakeholder consultations, • Collect and analyze preliminary information and data in the transport sector. Provide advanced word processing support by creating complex spreadsheets, maintaining databases and creating high quality reports, presentations, and other documents; • Design tools and formats for the collection of relevant data from the field. • Coordinate with the organizations and provincial departments for the collection and analysis of relevant data. • Carry out web based research in the transport sector, towards building up the knowledge base of the unit. • assist in arranging meetings and workshops, • assist in the preparation of reports, • assist in preparation of work plans and budgets, and • assist the Component Manager in project coordination and monitoring by keeping track of the project work plan and reports; • understand and assist in managing project outputs, activities, project controls and draft correspondence as and when required; • assist in compiling and developing project work plans; • assist in organization of project workshop and seminars, including preparation of proceedings and short reports; and • any other task assigned by the component project director/ component manager.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 MasterMasters Degree The incumbent should have at least a Master’s degree in a technical discipline from a recognized university. Degree Name: Transport engineering, transport planning or urban planning.

Must Title Level Description
 Communication Excellent  Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other common software is a prerequisite. Ability to collect data, analyze data, write basic reports in English is a basic requirement. Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of stakeholders and knowledge of UNDP project implementation procedures, including procurement, disbursements, and reporting and monitoring is considered an asset. Fluency both in written and spoken English and Urdu is required.