Terms of Reference – Short Term Technical Assistance
Title: Priority Area Specialist
Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party, AFGP
Contract type: Consultant, (Short Term Technical Assistance)
Indicative Time: 30-60 days per year (based on needs), spread over the year
Location: Each province and region of Pakistan (work from home and travel assignments)
Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), a Pakistani non-governmental organization, is implementing the USAID’s five-year Ambassador’s Fund Grant Program (AFGP). The Ambassador Fund grants aim at improving the economic and social conditions of Pakistani people in the priority areas identified by the United States Ambassador. The program also aims to expand and strengthen the relationship between the people of the United States and Pakistan. The AFGP began in October 2017 and will continue through September 2022.
AFGP awards grants in the following areas:
AFGP is looking for Technical Specialists, who can provide technical support to the team and the AFGP grantees in the above Priority Areas (PA).
Undertake other duties assigned by the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party, Head of Programs for the successful accomplishment of the program’s immediate objectives.
 Further details on the Priority Areas can be found on the AFGP website: https://tdea.pk/afgp/
Cover Letter is a mandatory part of your application. Please submit your roster application with cover letter through our online career’s portal at https://tdea.pk/careers/. The last date for submitting application is December 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and appropriate candidates may be contacted earlier than the application deadline mentioned above.
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.