Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. We carry forward proven approaches to preserve achievements. These approaches inform how we manage programs and engage with stakeholders, and tools and techniques improve decision making and the achievement of predetermined goals.
In Sindh, HP+ draws from a range of evidence-based capacity development tools and approaches, which may include workshops and training, digital learning, colleague-based learning including mentoring, seconding and on-the-job support, and short-term coaching and technical support. HP+ Pakistan applies system-based approaches that ensure all efforts contribute meaningfully to achieving results, and while institutionalizing the changes, so the production of results can continue.
HP+ Pakistan is seeking a short-term consultant to support Sindh's Population Welfare Department's (PWD) Plan Implementation Unit (PIU), responsible for execution of the Costed Implementation Plan, in being the champion for population and development issues among government departments, development partners and other stakeholders. The consultant would work with PWD/PIU to enhance its capacity to sensitize and inform relevant government departments about the impact of population growth on Sindh's overall development to encourage them to integrate population and development issues into their own strategies.
This position is based in Karachi; travel to nearby districts may be involved for meetings. HP+ will provide office space and will cover travel and accommodation costs for any travel outside of Karachi related to this consultancy. The consultant will be primarily responsible for working with HP+ and PIU to expand the current Costed Implementation Plan's (CIP) Inter-sectoral Policy Advocacy Plan to reflect the role of the CIP as a flagship document in addressing population growth and development in Sindh. The plan will provide a framework to support PWD/PIU to raise awareness about the impact of a rapidly growing population on Sindh's socioeconomic development and will include an action plan that will be developed in close consultation with the PIU.
Specific responsibilities include: