Senior Governance Specialist, Local Governance Assessment
SoCha, LLC is preparing a proposal submission for a Local Governance in Bangladesh, which is being offered to a limited set of holders of the USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) Program Cycle Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning (PCMEL) Support Activity IDIQ. The purpose of this Local Governance Assessment is to provide USAID/Bangladesh with a comprehensive understanding of opportunities, lessons learned, and challenges in local governance. Local governance includes the institutions of elected local government, to be sure, but also central government, a range of non-elected organizations of the state (at both central and local levels) as well as institutional and individual actors from outside the formal political arena, such as voluntary organizations, private businesses and corporations, the mass media.
The Assessment should analyze and summarize the current state of local governance in Bangladesh, the related policy framework, and where institutions of elected Local Government (LGI) are most (and least) functional. This assessment should examine the role citizens play in their local government, with an eye towards accountability and transparency LGIs. To help inform USAID strategy and future activity designs, the assessment team should also review outcomes of past and current development program efforts to improve local governance, map where current efforts and opportunities are, and make recommendations on possible areas of interventions for potential USAID engagement in the sector.
Scope of Work:
To support the work of the project, SoCha seeks an experienced local expert in Bangladesh to serve as Senior Governance Specialist (SGS). Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing subject matter expertise regarding local government in Bangladesh to the assessment team throughout design, implementation, and analysis. The SGS will collect and analyze data and contribute to writing the final report under the direction of the assessment Team Leader.
This contract is expected to require up to 34 days of effort over the course of up to six months.
Minimum qualifications and experience:
Advanced degree in a relevant field.
Experience working with Local Government in Bangladesh.
At least ten (10) years of experience in democracy and governance programs and some experience managing or implementing programs related to Local Government in developing countries is required.
Experience conducing assessments or evaluations of Local Government Programs a strong plus
Ability to conduct interviews and discussions in Bangla and English
Strong English writing skills are essential.
Must be a Bangladesh national.
How to apply:
Note: This position is exclusively available for individuals who are residents of Bangladesh.
To submit your application, kindly provide your CV using the form provided below.
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and immediate applications are strongly encouraged.
The position is open for immediate commencement.
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