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National Research Consultant Job In AOTP Islamabad,Pakistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) is tasked with assisting Pakistan through its Country Programme (CP) 2010-14 with a focus on needs related to illicit trafficking and border management, criminal justice and drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS. One of the mandate of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to establish / enhance / assist the national research / data collection capacity. In line with the mandate, UNODC, COPAK require the services of National Research Consultant (AOTP) on part time basis, to assist Anti Narcotic Forces Academy of Pakistan Government, on establishing a research centre under the assistance of UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) and Afghan Opiate Trade Project (AOTP) under Surveys and Statistics Section of UNODC at Headquarter. The National Research Consultant will report to the COPAK Country Representative and Programme Manager of Afghan Opiate Trade Project. 2. MAIN OBJECTIVES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK. Assignment objective: The consultant will be based in the Anti-Narcotics Forces (ANF) Academy’s research facility in Islamabad and, together with AOTP staff in Islamabad and in collaboration with the ANF’s designated coordinator, oversee this joint UNODC-ANF research capacity building project. The incumbent will be tasked to monitor and implement the project and train ANF staff to enhance its research capabilities, as well as to carry out research on key drug related issues in Pakistan. The consultant will report to the Programme Manager of AOTP and COPAK Country Representative or his appointed delegate. The management of COPAK will be advised on identified needs and issues that UNODC should address. Expected Deliverables: The incumbent will work closely with AOTP staff and ANF’s designated coordinator, to monitor the project and trainings of ANF’s research staff on annual reporting mechanisms, to improve or produce ANF annual reports, quarterly newsletters and a detailed annual study on the drug trade and its dynamics in Pakistan. The consultant is responsible for discussing the progress of the project and its output. The National Research Consultant will be required to deliver the following. 1. Train and assist the ANF research staff on preparing reporting mechanisms, such as quarterly newsletters and annual reports. 2. Provide guidance to the ANF research team on research techniques and methods. 3. Assist in developing and improving the ANF Academy’s library 4. Link the ANF research team activities with the ANF forensic laboratory’s activities 5. Hold regular meetings with UNODC Pakistan Office and the ANF research team. 6. Submit a monthly report to the Programme Manager of AOTP and COPAK Country Representative or his appointed delegate. Formats will be determined by COPAK. 7. Prepare regular updates about task completed or delivered.1
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS I. Academic Qualifications: • Masters degree in Social Science, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration or similarly relevant discipline. II. Years of experience: • At least 5 years of relevant drug related research experience in Pakistan working on topics related to UNODC’s mandates III. Competencies: • Knowledge of the region’s drug related problems, political, socio-economic and cultural dynamics is required. • Capacity to advise and manage research related studies. • Capacity to review documents and conduct interviews as part of background research. • Capacity to produce scientific research products. • 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 and Pashto would be an advantage. • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks. • Experience working with government authorities. Experience working with UN is an asset. • Ability to evaluate analytically and impartially. • Knowledge of Pakistan and/or other countries in the region is an asset.

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DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS. Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Proposal: (i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work (ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable)
Financial proposal
Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
P-11 Form duly signed and completed.

FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

Travel;
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

EVALUATION Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. * Technical Criteria weight; [70% ] * Financial Criteria weight; [30% ] Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 60 point would be considered for the Final Evaluation Criteria Weight Max. Point Technical Competencies 70
Masters degree in Social Science, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration or similarly relevant discipline.

At least 5 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. Capacity to review documents and conduct interviews as part of background research. Ability analysis needs and formulate draft recommendations on appropriate responses for colleagues and management. Ability to produce concise and reports and presentations. 15
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of Urdu and Pashto would be an advantage. Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to evaluate analytically and impartially. Experience working with government authorities.

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100
Total Score Technical score 70 + 30 Financial Weight per Technical Competence Weak: Below 70% The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a WEAK capacity for the analyzed competence Satisfactory : 70-75% The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a SATISFACTORY capacity for the analyzed competence Good: 76-85% The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence Very Good: 86-95% The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a VERY GOOD capacity for the analyzed competence Outstanding: 96-100% The individual consultant/contractor has demonstrated a OUTSTANDING capacity for the analyzed competence
How to apply:

Proposal should be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 25 Jun 2013.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail at [email protected] UNODC Country Office Pakistan will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

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