Trust for Democratic Education & Accountability (TDEA)
CONSULTANT – PARLIAMENTARY OBSERVER
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Posted date 16th February, 2024 Last date to apply 29th February, 2024
Category Consultancy
Status Closed

 

Contacting Organization

Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA)

Category

Individual Consultant

Title

Parliamentary Observer

No. of Position                      

One

Reporting Lines

Senior Program Officer

Maximum Level of Effort

One Year

Location 

Islamabad

Application Deadline

February 29, 2024

The Consultant will be responsible for in-person/direct observation of the proceedings of the National Assembly and Senate Sessions, and Joint Sessions of the Parliament. This will be done under the guidelines and direction of the Senior Program Officer, aiming to bridge the communication gap between elected representatives and citizens. The Consultant will collaborate closely with the assembly secretariat and will be tasked with producing reports according to predetermined templates and formats on online portals.

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Consultant will undertake the following specific tasks:

Key Deliverables

  1. Direct Observation of Parliament: The Consultant will directly observe the proceedings of the National Assembly, Senate, and Joint Sessions of the Parliament to help produce the desired outputs i.e. daily factsheets, thematic reports, annual reports, and session reports. The Consultant will be responsible for acquiring all the relevant documents from the assembly secretariat i.e. bills, questions, and other relevant information.
  2. Enter Data on the Open Parliament Portal/Application: The Consultant will enter all the gathered information of the parliament observation onto an online portal. The consultant will maintain all data on different interventions on the portal.
  3. Timely Report Generation and Dissemination: The Consultant will be responsible for generating factsheets for both Houses and disseminating the reports via an online ListServ. This includes furnishing reports such as session reports, thematic reports, and annual reports. Additionally, the observer will ensure that reports are compiled accurately and delivered promptly to relevant stakeholders.
  4. Any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualification, Experience, and Competencies

  • Master’s degree in political science, or in a relevant discipline;
  • Excellent communication, reporting, and writing skills;
  • Two years of work experience in similar roles;
  • Ability to work in a team and independently;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Well versed in use of MS Office and online data entry portals;
  • Willingness to travel as and when required
  • Proficiency in English and Urdu is required.

Required Documents for Application and Evaluation Criteria

  • Latest CV & Cover Letter (60 Marks)
  • Daily Rate for Consultancy Services in PKR (20 Marks)
  • Written Test/Interview (20 Marks)

Payment

Payments to the consultant will be made every month in Pak Rupees. Any payment made to a Consultant on account of services will be subject to withholding tax, if applicable, in accordance with the laws of Pakistan. Travel and boarding lodging expenses for field or monitoring visits will be covered by TDEA as per policy.

Apply By:

Interested candidates may send their applications (CV & Cover Letter and daily rate in PKR) to Procurement Unit at: [email protected] the last date of submission is:  February 29, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test and interview.

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