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Research Assistant (NEX-SC)

Job Category:
Admin Assistants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Support to DTCE (PAK/02/009/NEX)
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
18 October, 2007
Last Date to apply:
31 October, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:


• Be Pakistani national;
• Graduate Degree in Public Administration, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies or other related field of Social Sciences
• Preferably two years demonstrated professional experience in development sector. Must be capable of working in a highly demanding environment and under extreme deadlines, while demonstrating highest level of responsibility and professional dynamics.
• Must be capable of working in a highly demanding environment and under extreme deadlines, while demonstrating highest level of responsibility and professional dynamics. Possess leadership and problem-solving skills; Strong I.T. vision and skills;
• Have a 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.
• Preference will be given to those candidates having high quality professional excellence and capable to

Description:
 

Description:
 
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 Research Assistant will work under the supervision of CTA/ Director Donor Relation/ and undertake the following activities:
 
1.              Download relevant papers, articles and other research material from Internet for developing comparative analysis, empirical studies and research in the areas of local governance, decentralization, devolution and other related subjects;
2.              Coordinate with various academic, research and training institutions and maintain a close liaison with these institutions;
3.              Provide support in organizing DTCE seminars, workshops, conferences and other social and awareness building events;
4.              Coordinate activities concerning letters, emails and meetings regarding DTCE research agenda items;
5.              Assist concerned supervisor/ research team in preparation of speeches, presentations, articles, reports, seminars ad meetings;
6.              Maintain, process and analyze data and information related to the DTCE objectives, outputs and scope of interventions;
7.              Draft routine correspondence and notes/minutes of meetings and ensure follow up;
8.              Maintain policy, confidential and general files in a manner allowing rapid retrieval and ensuring easy retrieve-ability of documents;
9.              Maintain and update record of mailing lists, addresses & contact numbers of relevant national and international organizations and their officials;
10.          Maintain and update backup and bibliography of all information material and publications; papers and reports prepared by project, consultants, or counterpart organizations, including background materials, research papers, documentation on meetings, briefing notes, and working papers, etc.;
 
 
Language Requirement
 

The candidate must possess excellent communication skills in English, Urdu and working knowledge of regional/ local languages.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesBachelorsBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)Graduate Degree in Public Administration, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies or other related field of Social Sciences