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Research Coordinator

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
DTCE Office, Islamabad
Posted On:
29 June, 2006
Last Date to apply:
15 July, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

At least 4 years experience in with adequate knowledge and working experience of UN system, public sector agencies or multilateral donor organisations and development projects.

Candidates that possess working experience of devolution, local governments, community empowerment, and/or CCBs will be given special priority in the selection process.

Possess leadership and problem-solving skills;

Strong management vision and skills;

Have strong commitment to community participation and empowerment;

Have sensitivity to gender issues;

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with people from different cultures/backgrounds.
Excellent communication skills in English, Urdu and working knowledge of local languages.



Devolution Trust for Community Empowerment (DTCE) is a registered entity, which aims at creating an enabling environment for citizen participation and community empowerment in Pakistan. DTCE has been funded by a consortium of donors under the umbrella of UNDP Support NEX Project “Support to DTCE”. Details can be found at www.dtce.org.pk

Duties and Responsibilities:

The purpose of this assignment is to provide substantive support to DTCE in policy analysis and research on various subjects related to local governance, devolution and institutional development. Under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, the Research Coordinator would be responsible for the following activities:

Assess and evaluate the impacts of DTCE interventions in all components of the DTCE model.
Formulate and regularly update Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVIs) that measure quantitative and qualitative outputs and outcomes related to DTCE activities.

Provide inputs to high level policy & planning concerned with the strategic long term goals of DTCE.

Oversee the development of descriptive and analytical research reports ensuring their compatibility with the overall research goals and with the objectives outlined in the DTCE LFA.
Contextualize all research outputs within the national reconstruction process underway at the local levels in Pakistan.

Provide substantive research inputs in preparation and implementation of DTCE modules, operating policies, systems and procedures.
Undertake development of different policy papers, concept documents, research essays, and proposals in relation to citizen participation and community empowerment.

Provide substantive inputs to the development of research methodologies, questionnaires, periodic action plans and guidelines to facilitate the working of field operations teams of DTCE.

Act as DTCE focal point for research, statistical analysis and periodic reviews and undertake independent assignments in this capacity.

Liaise with other departments to ensure coordination of activities and free flow of information to and from the research team.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMASTER'S DEGREEMasters DegreeThe candidate should possess a Masters Degree in International Development, Politics, Public Policy, Economics, International Relations or other related fields