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Job Title: Country Programme Transition Advisor (Mid-Level International Expert)
Total Position(s): 1
Job Type: SSA
Job Location: Home-based with travel to Islamabad
Minimum Education: Masters Degree (Bachelors Degree with additional experience acceptable)
Degree Title: Social or Political Science, Economics, or Public Administration
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Career Level: Mid-Level
Work Permit: Pakistan (if needed visas to be arranged by organizational unit)
Organizational Unit: UNODC
Duration: 25 days over 5 months starting mid-September 2010
Apply By: 31 August, 2010
Posted On: 18 August, 2010
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan to better respond to the threat crime and drugs pose to law and order and good governance. In order to react in a strategic manner UNODC Pakistan has developed a new Country Programme and requires the services of a mid-level consultant to work on transitional strategic initiatives.
To produce critical documents that help complete a smooth transition from projects to programme, while coordinating consultation with/in COPAK and UNODC HQ. The management of COPAK will be advised on Programme strategy and scale-up.
The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Representative of the Country Office for Pakistan.
The Country Programme Transition Advisor will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Liaise with stakeholders (internal and external) to identify methods to shift from projects to the Country Programme.
2. Prepare a organizational transition plan that includes a staffing chart and associated budget strategy.
3. Prepare updated sub-programme documents, log-frames and workplans of the new Country Programme, that shift existing sub-programmes and outcomes to calendar year 2011.
4. Advise the UNODC Representative for Pakistan and Core Team on the transition of UNODC’s Programme, and assist in communicating plans to internal and external audiences.
5. Work with and advise the Representative on approaches to garner support, including Programme strategy and roll-out.
- Organizational transition plan that includes a staffing chart and associated budget strategy. The staffing chart should associate roles and responsibilities with the approved Country Programme. (timeline - October 15)
- Updated sub-programme documents, log-frames and workplans of the new Country Programme, that shift existing sub-programmes and outcomes to calendar year 2011. These are to be done for/with the Core Team in advance of the Programme Governance Committee scheduled for early January 2011. (timeline - November 30)
- Advisory notes and strategy documents to guide the Representative and Core Team to ensure the Programme will be transition smoothly. Notes need to be concise and clearly structured. (throughout)
- Presentation materials and related reports to be used with internal and external audiences including at Commissions, and at ‘round table’ and one-on-one consultations/briefings. (throughout)
Qualification and Experience
· An international professional, holding a Master’s degree in Social or Political Science, Economics, or Public Administration, plus at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in research and project or programme management related to crime and drug control would be an advantage.
· Demonstrated knowledge of crime and drug issues in Pakistan and neighbouring states e.g. Central Asia, Afghanistan and or China.
· Capacity to analyse needs and formulate recommendations on appropriate responses, including the organization of recommendations into a coherent programme of activities.
· Ability to produce concise and actionable advice for executive levels.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of Urdu would be an advantage.
· Resilience and an ability to work under pressure.
Completion of the deliverables listed above will require the Country Programme Transition Advisor to submit documents remotely and travel to Islamabad to coordinate with the UNODC Pakistan team. The Country Programme Transition Advisor will undertake research via document review, and interact with UNODC colleagues in Pakistan and HQ.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The Country Programme Transition Advisor will work remotely and submit documents. UNODC Pakistan staff will support, guide and direct necessary substantive and administrative inputs.
The Country Programme Transition Advisor will have documents approved by the Representative prior to being considered final.
Although the Country Programme Transition Advisor is meant to take all views expressed into account, he/she will have to use his/her independent judgment in preparing documents.
Payment Schedule and Rate
The Country Programme Transition Advisor will be issued a consultancy contract and paid in accordance with United Nations rules and procedures. Payment scale will be determined by UNDP recommended rates for expert consultants at the ‘B’ 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.
Lump sum payments will be in 3 installments:
- First payment will be made on completion of the draft organizational transition plan (25%);
· Second payment will be made on completion of updated sub-programme documents, log-frames and workplans of the new Country Programme, that shift existing sub-programmes and outcomes to calendar year 2011. (50%);
· Third payment will be made on completion of the 2011 Programme Governance Committee (25%).
Home-based, with approximately 10 or 15 working days in Islamabad. The exact time spent in Pakistan may vary and will be determined in consultation with the Representative.