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We are currently seeking qualified motivated individuals for the following consultant positions:
Legislative Strengthening Consultant - Bangladesh
Start date: April 2014 or earlier
Duration: 4 months
The Asia Foundation, an international non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, and open Asia-Pacific region, is seeking a Legislative Specialist reporting to The Asia Foundation's Country Representative in Bangladesh for an ongoing project with extensive field experience preferably in South Asia to provide technical assistance in the area of legislative strengthening and development.
Candidate should be a development professional with specific legislative strengthening expertise to oversee day-to-day implementation of the project, coordinate the various project components, and provide program technical support. The Specialist will apply his/her experience in working with parliamentary secretariat officials and sub-committee staff in supporting program activities in capacity development training, policy research, report-writing, financial analysis services to parliament, develop committee work plans, improve committee work process, improve oversight functions, support public hearings and improve library support. Candidates must possess practical experience in establishing and operating legislative development programs. Desirable skills include but are not limited to: knowledge and/or experience of the legal, political, economic, administrative and socio-cultural context of reform in South Asia; experience undertaking effective consultation with a wide range of national and international stakeholders.
Applicants should be international development professionals with a minimum of 7 years relevant experience. Experience working with government and donor communities and an advanced degree in a relevant field are required. Essential skills include: Excellent written and spoken English, strong communication (both oral and written), consensus building, team facilitation, an emphasis on results and cultural sensitivity. Experience or knowledge of South Asia and/or Bangladesh is preferred.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line of Legislative Strengthening Consultant - Bangladesh by March 14, 2014.
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