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Training and Research Associate (NEX-SC)

Job Category:
Training
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP-Strengthening Public Grievance Redress Mechanisms (SPGRM)
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
02 August, 2008
Last Date to apply:
15 August, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

Essentials
The candidate should have at least 3-5 years of experience in the preparation of training manuals and in design & implementation of training programmes in diverse operational environments. Should have knowledge of public sector performance, accountability and governance issues.
Desirables
The candidate should have a good understanding of designing and implementation of training programs, institutional development, project planning, management and monitoring. He/she should have excellent communication skills, fluency in English and Urdu and well conversant with the use of computer.
Experience of research in development issues, communication or administrative justice would be an advantage.
Awareness of and commitment to issues of gender equality, inclusion of minorities and community participation is essential.

Description:
 

 Background

The SPGRM is an intervention of the UNDP and the Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat (WMS) (Federal Ombudsman Office, Pakistan). The key objectives of the project are as follows:
(i) To improve public grievance redress mechanisms and their outreach to enable closer alignment with the needs and expectations of citizens;
(ii) To increase public demand for transparency and accountability in service delivery through enhanced civic engagement; and 
(iii) To facilitate availability of and access to information regarding grievance redress and service delivery mechanisms and standards.
The methodology adopted to achieve these objectives will be based on institutional strengthening, public outreach and advocacy and consensus building.
   Job Description
The Training and Research Associate (TRA) will provide the National Project Manager and the Communications Officer with support in the compilation, management and dissemination of information and documentation related to the Wafaqi Mohtasib’s (WMS) functions. The TRA will also facilitate the process of scheduling and coordinating the training activities as per the Work plan of the Project Document.
The Specific duties and responsibilities of the CO will be as follows:
1. locating, reviewing and synthesizing technical material related to various outputs of the project;
2.  Prepare updates/briefs on relevant research issues;
3. Prepare correspondence and assist in distribution of information materials
4. Write briefs and prepare graphic material for newsletter and other publications as required by the NPM or the CO;
5. Assist in preparing information materials and tracking modifications for the website;
6. Undertake library research, locate technical sources and data and assists in writing articles, papers and reviews in subject areas related to the work of the project.
7. Coordinate and liaise with the existing research set-up within the WMS
8.  Development of the training schedule, as per the work plan, with the NPM
9. Coordinate with the sub-contracted training experts/organizations for smooth implementation of the training schedule
10. To monitor and report on the development of the training activities.
11. To assist in the actual conduct of trainings
 Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesBachelors Bachelors Degree (4 Years)Preferably a 4-year bachelor’s degree in humanities from a University recognized by HEC.