The Assistance to Governance Reforms and Practices in Balochistan (AGRP-B) project is a key governance initiative of UNDP and the Government of Balochistan, implemented by the Planning and Development Department, GoB. AGRP-B interventions evolve around three main components: Strengthening provincial and LG institutions for effective implementation of devolution and related reforms; improving access to information for effective planning, implementing and monitoring of development activities and establishment of participatory mechanisms for effective community participation. Replication and up scaling of successful pilots such as Participatory Information Systems (PIS), District Management Information Centres (DMICs) and Balochistan Land Records Management Information System (BLRMIS) constitute majors project interventions.
The project strategy envisages the integration of project interventions with other GOB, UNDP and donor assistance to develop synergies and avoid duplication; the adoption of participatory process to ensure that targets groups, including concerned line agencies, local government institutions, elected local representatives, civil society partners and communities are fully involved in the design and implementation of project outputs to ensure ownership and sustainability; the adoption of gender sensitive strategies and actions to address specific gender concerns related to the project areas of intervention; cross-thematic linkages with Millennium Development Goals (MDG) related sectors, particularly concentrating on poverty and gender issues in areas to be addressed under the project; consistency of project outputs with the provincial policies and programs for improving the public services delivery mechanisms and support the achievement of MDGs and the promotion of learning and exchange of experience with similar initiatives in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
A full time HRD specialist will assist the Project Manager to manage and implement the training activities of the project in an effective and efficient manner. The HRDS will be responsible for ensuring high quality advisory and implementation support to achieve the objectives and outputs of the project relating to HRD. The HRD will work under the supervision of the Project Manager for meeting the objectives of the project. He will be required to work in close coordination with his other colleagues as well as with all the line agencies, local government institutions and civil society organisations
1. The HRDS will work closely with the PM and the project team to ascertain training needs and develop an annual training plan.
2. The HRDS will be responsible for the regular identification and implementation of training programmes in coordination and collaboration with the GovS, CDS and RPAs, line departments and LG institutions. He will ensure coordination and implementation of all training programmes.
3. He/She will organize and coordinate all arrangements for training courses at the Academy for Rural Development and at districts, thesils and UC level, on the job training, study tours and regional visits in consultation with the PM.
4. He/She will identify different target groups for training programme and make special arrangement for the training needs of women. The HRDS will be responsible for developing a strategy for ensuring that the programme is accessible to the women in the project area and will work on these issues with the female elected representatives and Female social organizers.
5. He/She will be responsible to arrange on-job training with the assistance of project staff, local council members, line department staff, community organizations and outside resource persons.
6. He/She will maintain all relevant information on training being provided by other organizations in the filed of governance/devolution and develop linkages.
7. He/She will undertake evaluation of the training programmes on a regular basis and submit reports at the end of each training activity and make recommendations for future training plans based on the experience.
8. The HRDS will ensure the gradual transfer of the responsibilities that the project staff is undertaking to ensure the sustainability of project activities and a proper exit strategy of each of the main activities related to his/her component.
9. The HRDS will be responsible for identifying special policy issues related to
his/her activities for research and analysis for drawing lessons for replication and
sustainability of the systems that have been put in place.