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National Consultant for Training and Research (NEX-SSA)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Strengthening Electoral Processes to Ensure Greater Participation in Pakistan
Posted On:
10 April, 2007
Last Date to apply:
23 April, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

7-10 years experience in the field of institutional development and capacity building at national/international level.

Conceptual understanding and exposure of democratic electoral processes.

Expertise in project planning, implementation and monitoring at national level.

Result oriented professional having ability to analyse problems logically and objectively applying systems approach and sound judgement in assessing practical solution in meeting deadlines with capability to adjust in changing priorities.

Excellent communication skills, both in English and Urdu.

Familiarity with UN systems and experience in establishing Training and Research Units would be an added advantage.


Duties and The will have the following responsibilities:

 Conduct a technical assessment and appraisal of present training and research capabilities of ECP.
 Based on the analysis, review and comment on:
- The present level of expertise and week areas, if any, arising from the modern age elections management.
- The need for development of training and research level of the expertise according to best international practice as a benchmark.
- Make technical assessment of future requirements in research and training and make appropriate recommendations where applicable.
 Recommend future strategy for ECP for training and research requirements.
 Evolve a methodology for ECP capacity building to sustain the training and research capabilities.
 Development of a concept paper proposing a workable and cost effective work plan for training and research activities for ECP.
 Prepare request for proposal (RFP) for establishment of Research and Training Unit in-line with at ECP
 Prepare a comprehensive document for capacity building and institutional development in the areas of training and research with a view to obtain a common understanding of future actions to be taken in this regard.
 TOR for outsourcing the development of combined Training and Research Unit (including electoral management issues and IT training) within ECP and Provincial Offices
 Strategy to make training as an integral component of capacity building and human resource development to enhance capabilities for task performance.
 Conduct design meetings with the officials of ECP at Federal and Provincial level to evaluate the existing capacities for future Training and Research proposals.
 Draft Training and Research proposals and disseminate to the concerned officials of ECP for final input and finalization of the same.
 Prepare TORs for staff re-profiling and policies conducive to gender-balanced recruitment and career development path
All documents shall be discussed with the concerned officials of PMU, ECP management and UNDP Country Office before finalization.

 Methodology and Work plan
 The Consultant shall submit a comprehensive report at termination of consultancy which will include all documents mentioned under Section ‘Tasks and Responsibilities’.
 Training and Research Unit established.

Language: Urdu and English

All duties of the Consultant will be carried out in close collaboration with the 
Project staff and ECP management. Furthermore, the Consultant will liaise 
regularly with other concerned stakeholders, government departments,
Political parties and NGOs as well as the international donor community in
Pakistan. The Consultant will work with IT Specialist and report to National Project Manager

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMasters Degree in Social Sciences/related discipline from a UGC/HEC university. Candidates having foreign qualification from recognized preferably from a prestigious institution and/or possessing MPhil/PhD degree will have added advantage.