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Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Support to CPRSPD Project
Posted On:
04 April, 2009
Last Date to apply:
17 April, 2009
Experience in years
2 to 4

• At least 4-7 years of relevant experience
• Comprehensive knowledge of status of inequality in Pakistan, its determinants and drivers, relevant GOP’s policies to address inequality and their so far impact, international best practices to address inequality
• Strong quantitative background, with experience in empirical work
• Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
• Ability to work with both primary and secondary data
• Strong understanding of various inequality measurement methodologies, techniques and tools including widely used relevant computer programming / simulation models
• A good team player as well as the ability to work independently


The support to Centre for Poverty Reduction and Social Policy Development (CPRSPD) is a five year initiative of UNDP and Government of Pakistan. CPRSPD is based in Planning Commission of Pakistan and is mandated to  undertake; Poverty Research and Analysis,  Advocacy to influence public policy for pro – poor growth, and capacity building of staff (esp. public sector) to sustain project efforts. These objectives will be pursued in consonance with the GOP development strategy envisaged in Medium Term Development Strategy (MTDF) 2005-10, PRSP and Vision 2030.

Terms of Reference:

The Income Distribution Specialist will be responsible for leading  CPRSPD’s research on the impact of GOP’s policies on income distribution and putting forward policy recommendations.  He / she will report to the National Project Manager (NPM) and will perform the following duties:

• Undertake substantive research on income distribution and inequality, its impact on poverty, and analyze GOP policies to improve income distribution and to reduce inequality
• Track developments on income distribution and inequality in Pakistan, identify gaps in the knowledge base and take and support new initiatives
• Monitor the GOP policies and document impact on income distribution
• Provide substantive feedback to GOP on the impact of any new policy formulation on income distribution and reduction of inequality
• Based on findings of different research work undertaken nationally and internationally, provide policy briefs to GOP for decreasing inequality
• Maintain a database of relevant studies and data on income distribution and build links with public and private sector research institutions
• Undertake analysis of Government budgets, and public expenditure review with particular emphasis on its impact on income distribution
• Substantive contribution to the production of relevant sections of MDG Progress Reports and PRSPs and other national policy documents in close coordination with other team members
• Design appropriate tools and activities for data collection, integration and dissemination
• Promote the strengthening of national statistical capacity through the establishment of an M&E network with development partners at the national and sub-national levels
• Undertake analysis of the quality and reliability of available data sources
• Where needed, develop technically sound and clearly defined SMART indicators for GOP’s programs / interventions related to social development
• Regularly interact with key national and sub-national partners involved in socioeconomic surveys and data collection
• Maintain a database of relevant studies and data on social sector performance and build links with public and private sector research institutions
• Monitoring and progress reporting of the related MDG at the national and sub-national levels
• Contribute to the production of quarterly and annual progress reports of CPRSPD
• Train relevant staff in public sector on income distribution
• Any other relevant task assigned by  NPM / National Project Director

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMA/M.Sc.Masters Degree(preferably Ph. D) in Economics, Statistics, Development Studies or other related fields