Job Title: National Research Consultant
Total Position(s): 2
Job Type: SSA
Job Location: 2 positions: Quetta (home based) and Peshawar (home based)
Minimum Education: Masters Degree (Bachelors Degree with additional experience acceptable)
Degree Title: Social or Political Science, Economics, or Public Administration
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Career Level: Junior Level
Work Permit: Pakistan
Organizational Unit: UNODC
Duration: 11 months starting January 2011
Apply By: December 20, 2010
Posted On: December 7, 2010
The UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan to better respond to the threat of drugs crime and terrorism. In order to react in a strategic manner UNODC Pakistan requires the services of a junior national consultant to support research areas of the UNODC mandates in Pakistan with a focus on needs related to law enforcement and borders, criminal justice and public health.
To complete background research, collect data and draft documents related to UNODC mandates as part of the team tasked with the development of a new Country Programme for Pakistan. The management of COPAK will be advised on identified needs and issues that UNODC should address.
The incumbent will work closely with the Representative of the Country Office for Pakistan, National Research and Programme Development Officer (based at the Ministry of Narcotics Control), and Afghan Opiate Trade Programme Manager (Vienna).
The National Research Consultant will undertake the following substantive duties and responsibilities:
1. Conduct background research (including field interviews) on the needs of Pakistan related to law enforcement and borders, criminal justice and public health.
2. Collect data and information on law enforcement, borders and public health.
3. Prepare regular updates about task completed or delivered.
4. Advise the Country Programme Developer, COPAK colleagues including the UNODC Representative for Pakistan and Afghan Opiate Trade Programme manager (Vienna) on the needs of Pakistan related to law enforcement and borders, criminal justice and public health.
5. Establish links and liaise with key stakeholders and relevant counterparts (policy-makers, media, law enforcement agencies, NGOs, international partners, others as relevant).
Qualification and Experience
· A junior national professional, holding a Master’s degree in Social or Political Science, Economics, or Public Administration, plus approximately 3 years of relevant research experience in Pakistan working on topics related to UNODC’s mandates.
· Knowledge of the region’s political, socio-economic and cultural dynamics is required
· 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. Working knowledge of Urdu would be an advantage.
· Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Completion of the research and generating deliverables will require the National Research Consultant to work in Quetta/Peshawar with the COPAK team and Afghan Opiate Trade Programme (Vienna). The National Research Consultant will work in interaction with concerned ministries and agencies and international partners.
The National Research Consultant recruited for Quetta will cover the entire Balochistan province. The National Research Consultant for Peshawer will be responsible for FATA and KPK.
Planning and Implementation Arrangements
The National Research Consultant will be working from home in coordination with the National Research and Programme Development Officer, COPAK colleagues including the Representative and the Afghan Opiate Programme (Vienna). The Afghan Opiate Trade Programme Manager will support and guide the work of the Crime and Drugs Research Consultant in coordination with the National Research and Programme Development Officer.
The National Research Consultant will have documents approved by the National Research and Programme Development Officer, Representative and Afghan Opiate Trade Programme manager prior to release.