|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||28-Mar-11|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
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|The current Government of Bangladesh has identified the establishment of good governance as one of its main priorities. The creation of a modern, effective, transparent, accountable and responsive civil service has been identified as key to achieving that aim. The Civil Service Change Management programme (CSCMP), a joint programme of the Government of Bangladesh and UNDP, is providing assistance to gradually transform the civil service. With an emphasis on endogenous institutional development, its use of modern change management techniques, and its focus on selected strategic interventions with potentially high leverage impact, CSCMP has worked in partnership with the civil service to provide the necessary tools to support change, innovation and reform that is required. |
CSCMP has provided strategic and technical assistance to formulate and develop a comprehensive vision and set of priorities for reform of its structures, business processes and approach to public service delivery. This includes reform of the legal framework, human resource policies including greater gender sensitive approaches, structural enhancements, civic engagement and increasing ICT capacity. By strengthening the organisational performance of the civil service, the quality, standard and delivery of basic public services will improve and the ultimate target groups of the project, the poor, women and children, will benefit by increased access to these services and benefits.
As part of its support to the implementation of the reform priorities, CSCMP has been requested to assist in the setting up of a Change Management Unit in the Prime Minister’s Office. The Unit will consist of a high-level committee of senior representatives of the government and civil service and a small scale technical assistance staff. The purpose of the assistance would be to boost capacity for research, planning, monitoring and evaluation to support the design and implementation of robust policies by the Unit, concentrating on three areas: good governance (including civil service reform), private/public sector interface and communications. CSCMP, therefore, is looking for a team of three (3) experts with complementary knowledge and experience to collectively and individually provide technical assistance on good governance planning, communication, implementation and monitoring to the Unit, including a governance performance monitoring expert.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Provide technical support to Change Management Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office in Governance Performance Monitoring: |
The key results have an impact on the improvement of good governance in Bangladesh, in particular the civil service, thereby contributing to the further development of the civil service into a modern, responsive and accountable public service provider.
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.