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Key Expert I: Team Leader

About Landell Mills

Landell Mills is a leading international development consulting firm. We provide technical assistance and management consultancy in the areas of:

  • Markets, enterprise and trade

  • Agriculture, fisheries, food security and nutrition

  • Natural resource management and climate change

  • Policy, dialogue, regional integration and governance

We are active in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, South-Eastern Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific. We work in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, with 30+ staff based at our head office in Trowbridge and with numerous other consultants throughout the world.

The Project

Project title: The Balochistan Rural Development & Community Empowerment Programme (BRD&CE)

Project Location: Pakistan, Quetta

The Balochistan Rural Development & Community Empowerment Programme (BRD&CE) envisages establishing a conducive policy environment for, and setting requisite pre-conditions for a Sector-wide Approach (SWAp) towards community-led development, which will provide a platform to the Government of Balochistan and its development partners for evolving a consensual contextualised approach to community-led development and local governance. The Programme will support communities as well as provincial and local governments/authorities to partner for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of front line public service delivery, so that opportunities for livelihoods are improved.

The Programme has three key components:

1) Community Empowerment through social mobilisation and social & productive assets creation and social and productive assets and infrastructure;

2) Development and implementation of a community led development policy framework, accompanied by technical and institutional capacity building interventions;

3) Public Finance Management reform. Component 1 will be implemented through (maximum three) grants to civil society organisation, while components 2 and 3 will be implemented by the Government of Balochistan with Technical Assistance Services to be contracted by the EU separately for each component.

This tender concerns Technical Assistance Services for component 2 of the Programme.

The Role

Key Expert I: Team Leader (indicatively on an average of 224 days/year basis)

The Team Leader will be responsible for overall project implementation, coordination and supervision of the entire technical assistance team also including key-expert, long-term, mid-term and short-term non-key experts. S/He shall be based in Quetta, with missions in the rest of the country, notably in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and in Islamabad. S/He will be entitled to work from home for a fraction of his/her time, notably during years 2 to 4, to be defined in the Organisation & Methodology.

The Team Leader will be the primary point of contact for the EU Delegation and Government officials. The Team Leader will have a primary role in the Expected Result 1: Develop and operationalise a dedicated policy framework to deliver economic, environmental, and social outcomes in a process involving the local governments/authorities and communities. Development of its institutional arrangements for community-led local development and participation in local governance processes for effective service delivery in partnership with local governments/authorities).

Person specification

Qualifications and skills:

  • A University degree, or equivalent, in Public Policy and Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Political Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Law, or a degree in a directly related discipline (MR).

  • Post graduate studies and/or specific trainings in sub-national governance or in Development studies (PR).

  • Full working knowledge of English and excellent report writing skills (MR).

General professional experience:

  • At least 10 years' professional experience (MR).

  • At least 8 years' professional experience in developing countries (MR).

  • At least 5 years' experience as Team Leader implementing complex projects with Government authorities (MR), while coordinating with other donors and Civil Society Organisations (PR).

  • Professional experience in volatile environments (PR).

  • Experience in implementation of EU-funded projects (PR)

  • Professional experience in Pakistan or South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) (PR).

Specific professional experience:

  • At least 8 years' experience in one or more of the following areas: Decentralisation processes (fiscal, political, administrative) and support to local governments/authorities, public sector reform, institutional development and reform, legislation/regulation/local development within the framework of decentralisation, Sector Wide Approaches (SWAPs), capacity building, design and implementation of government Monitoring & Evaluation frameworks, planning & budgeting for subnational governments or equivalent (MR).

  • Experience in policy setting/drafting (MR), preferably in a field related to community led local development or poverty reduction (PR).

  • Experience in public financial management, government financial processes and budget allocations, MTEF, etc (PR).

  • Experience in the Monitoring and Evaluation of the impact of projects and policies (PR).

  • Experience of working with government planning & development, finance, and other line departments settings (PR).

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: area-based/ Territorial Approaches to Local Development (TALD), local development strategies, community development, participatory needs diagnostics, (PR).

  • At least 5 years' experience in complex programmes of capacity building of government counterparts (PR).

  • Experience in drafting ToRs for assignments of non-key experts and oversight of their work (MR).

  • Experience with the technical and thematic work area of the respective key experts and non-key experts to be deployed under the service contract (PR).

Time & Location

Project Duration: April 2017 – March 2022

Location: Quetta, with missions in the rest of the country, notably in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and in Islamabad.

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit their CVs, along with a short covering e-mail outlining why you are a good fit for the role, to oliverb@landell-mills.com by Friday 24th February 2017.
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