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Research Associate

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Support to DTCE (PAK/02/009/NEX)
Posted On:
26 September, 2004
Last Date to apply:
03 October, 2004
Experience in years
2 to 4

The candidate should have minimum three years relevant working experience in UN system or other international development agency in the field of governance with primary focus on analytical research and empirical analysis.


Description: The purpose of this assignment is to provide professional assistance to DTCE in policy analysis and research on various subjects related to local governance, devolution and institutional development. Under the supervision of National Project Manager, Research Associate would be responsible to undertake the following activities: 6.1 Conduct action research for DTCE interventions and undertake empirical studies for fast references. 6.2 Assist in development of different policy papers, research articles, and proposals to build capacity in communities and local governments in relation to citizen participation and community empowerment. 6.3 Undertake research assignments on key governance issues pertaining to on-going restructuring initiatives of Government of Pakistan with particular reference to devolution, local empowerment, community mobilisation and community organisation at the grass root levels. 6.4 Provide substantive research inputs in preparation and implementation of DTCE modules, operating policies, systems and procedures. 6.5 Develop research methodologies, questionnaires, periodic action plans and guidelines to facilitate the working of field operations teams of DTCE. 6.6 Act as DTCE focal point for research, statistical analysis and periodic reviews and undertake independent assignments in this capacity.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesGraduateBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)The candidate should possess a graduate degree in Management, Public Administration, International Relations or any other related discipline of social sciences. Working Knowledge of IT is necessary.

Must Title Level Description
YesMiscellaneous Excellent  Communication: The candidate should be able to communicate, write and read in English. Capable to perform as an effective team member. Possessing skills in management, team building, and problem solving techniques with a strong research aptitude. Preference will be given to those candidates having high quality professional excellence and capable of performing as an effective team member, possessing skills in facilitation, presentation, research and technical writing of reports. Extensive knowledge of key issues and developments in governance/ devolution theory and practices is essential. He/ she must possess specific skills and/or specialised knowledge that would be advantageous to the candidate in performance of his/her services.