Call for experts: Local development and local governance expert Pakistan


CILC is looking for a short term expert in Local Development and Local Governance in Pakistan. Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send their CV to by 28 May 2014.

The expert will have an in-depth understanding of Pakistan’s rural sector and rural development challenges and opportunities, the various rural development approaches and implementation models used in the country as well as knowledge of the EU approaches/interventions related to local governance, devolution and community development.


A post-graduate (Master level) or equivalent qualification in political, development or social studies, law or public administration.

  • At least 12 years of experience in development cooperation, developing or transition countries with a focus on local governance, decentralisation, community driven area based development approaches (comparative experience in countries from South/South-East Asia will be considered an asset);
  • Experience in design, appraisal and M&E (result-oriented monitoring systems, online monitoring systems and use of GIS will be considered an asset);
  • Experience in design and implementation of trainings in local governance, community development and social mobilisation;
  • Experience in (co-operation with) international institutions, notably with the EU, UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, DFID, GIZ, etc;
  • Experience in research and policy making in areas such as local governance, local development, rural development, community development.
Language skills

Excellent English-language communication and drafting abilities

Starting period

The contract is expected to start in September 2014. The expected duration of the Specific Contract is 18 months and foresees 8 missions with duration of 20 working days each (total of 160 days).

Requested services
  • Result 1: Undertake desk analysis and field reviews of on-going EU Programs in order to identify improvement areas in strategy, approach, methodology, M&E, ensuring coherence and consistency with EU’s approach, effective mainstreaming of area-based community-driven development and provide strong evidence base to support policy making.
  • Result 2: Building on the experience unfolding through the implementation of the KP DGCD Programme, compare and contrast institutional, legal and programmatic contexts of existing EUD programmes of local governance and local development across the country in order to provide learning outcomes and best practices.
  • Result 3: Advice and assist the EU Delegation and its implementing partners of the rural development portfolio on the design and implementation of robust monitoring; build technical capacities on area-based community driven development principles and M&E; mainstream sector best practices for enhanced local governance and more effective local development.
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