The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) is a Pakistan-based Trust that has been working since 2008 to strengthen all forms of democratic accountabilities in the country. TDEA has been awarded a USD 45 Million Contract by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement the Citizens’ Voice Project. Up to 500 grants to community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations, professional and business associations, research institutes, think-tanks and public institutions; have been stipulated under the three components of the project i.e. 1) Strengthened Voice 2) Enhanced Capacity and 3) Increased Public-Private partnerships.
At least three (3) years of progressive experience in report writing within Development Sector; familiarity with USAID project management rules and regulations will be an added advantage;
Well-versed with Microsoft Office, preferably with Excel spreadsheets;
Excellent communication skills, demonstrated teamwork abilities and impeccable integrity;
Fluency in spoken and written English and Urdu languages;
Master’s Degree in any of the Social Science disciplines; preferably Development Studies, Political Science, or Sociology
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The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) was established in October 2008. It was a spin-off of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After having conducted the largest domestic observation of general elections -2008 in Pakistan and influencing the subsequent process of electoral reforms, member organizations that formed FAFEN decided to formalize the network by acquiring legal status as a prerequisite to sustainability of the landmark work. Following exhaustive discussions that spanned more than a year, FAFEN member organizations decided to transform the network into a legal entity. The establishment of TDEA and subsequent process of institutionalization was a step towards sustainability of work initiated in the area of election observation, voter education and electoral reforms advocacy. Subsequently, TDEA was registered under Trust Act 1882.
TDEA developed a defined governance structure keeping in view the statutory requirements and dynamism of the network that drew its strength from participatory decision-making, inclusiveness and collective action. While Trust can take any measures to achieve its objectives, The Trust Deed empowers TDEA to execute its programs through FAFEN in advancement of its objectives and to ensure a maximum outreach to its beneficiaries — general pubic of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, creed and religions in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. TDEA is governed under its Compendium of Policies and Procedures, which define governance and processes for the day-to-day management of its functions. As a forward-looking organization, the Trust organizes itself to maximize efficiency, output, internal accountability and transparency.