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Research and Planning Consultant - International

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNODC
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
21 June, 2010
Last Date to apply:
04 July, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

2 years of relevant research experience including in developing countries (ideally in Asia) in areas related to crime and drug control.

Description:
 

Background
 
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its recently developed Country Programme with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV. In order to react in a strategic manner, UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a junior international consultant with experience in to research areas of UNODC mandates in Pakistan as well as work on programme implementation, planning and monitoring and evaluation.
 
Assignment Objective
 
The objective of the consultancy is to support the start-up development and implementation of COPAK’s Country Programme. Specifically, the consultant will complete background research and draft documents related to the Country Programme for Pakistan and will develop an implementation plan for the sub-programmes as well as a monitoring and evaluation frameworks for the various outcomes and complete reports. The management of COPAK will be advised on identified needs and issues that UNODC should address.
 
Responsibilities
 
The incumbent will work closely with the Country Representative and COPAK colleagues.
 
The Country Programme Research and Planning Consultantwill undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
 
1.       Conduct background research on the development of the three sub-programmes of illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV.
2.       Advise the Representative and COPAK colleagues including the UNODC Representative for Pakistan on the needs of Pakistan related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV.
3.       Develop an implementation plan (comprehensive work plan templates etc.) for the different sub-programme components.
4.       Advise the different sub-programmes colleagues on component outputs and activities.
5.       Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for the different components.
6.       Coordinate with the Integrated Programming Branch in Vienna HQ.
 
Expected Deliverables
 
  1. Research reports on the needs of Pakistan related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV. 
 
  1. Prepare draft advisory notes to guide the Representative and COPAK colleagues to ensure effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Notes need to be concise and clearly structured.
 
  1. Templates for programme workplans and monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
 
  1. Completed workplans for sub-programme components.
 
  1. Presentations and communications materials for donors for programme tracking.
 Methodology
 
Completion of the research and generating deliverables will require the Country Programme Research and Planning Consultantto be based in Islamabad with the COPAK team. The Country Programme Research and Planning Consultantwill undertake research via document review, and interaction with concerned ministries and agencies and international partners.
 
 
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
 
The Country Programme Research and Planning Consultantwill be based in COPAK and work closely with the Country Representative and COPAK colleagues . The Country Representative will support and guide the work of the Country Programme Research and Planning Consultant.
 
The Country Programme Research and Planning Consultantwill have documents approved by the Representative prior to release.
 
 
Payment Schedule and Rate
 
The Country Programme Research and Planning Consultant(Junior-Level International Expert)will be issued a consultancy contract and paid on a monthly basis in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for expert consultants at the ‘A’ level. Travel costs including transportation and DSA for domestic and international travel will be paid by UNODC in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Master DegreeMasters Degree * Masters Degree in Social or Political Science, Economics, or Public Administration.(Bachelors Degree with additional experience acceptable);

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 crime and drug control.Good  • Capacity to review documents and conduct interviews as part of background research. • Ability analyse needs and formulate draft recommendations on appropriate responses for colleagues and management. • Ability to produce concise and reports and presentations. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.