PARLIAMENTARY CENTRE OF ASIA
The Parliamentary Centre of Asia (PCAsia), established in early 2021 in Phnom Penh, is the successor of the Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC) founded in 2011, a transition that reflects an expansion of activities with Parliaments across Southeast Asia. The mandate of PCAsia is therefore to contribute to the strengthening of Southeast Asian Parliaments through capacity building of their staff, based on the demands or requests of each Parliament within a framework of south-south and north-south cooperation. It draws on the expertise of national, regional, and international partners (Parliaments and research centres).
ROLE OF DEPARTMENT
Institutional Development is responsible for four main areas – Strategic Tasks, Programme Development, Programme Coordination, and M&E.
The geopolitical landscape of the Asia Pacific region is becoming increasingly complex and uncertain. Many countries are facing multiple challenges ranging from foreign pressure and intervention to the maintenance of independent foreign policy and the availability of strategic options. In this context, equipping parliamentary staff with analytical geopolitical skills to support parliamentary diplomacy is a need expressed by the General Secretariat of the Cambodian Senate.
Deliver trainings to equip participating parliamentary trainees with:
- Basic skills and conceptual frameworks to analyse evolving geopolitical trends in the Asia Pacific region
- Drafting skill to contribute to the drafting of AIPA resolutions
- Techniques to draft explanatory notes of draft AIPA resolutions
- Skill to provide critical input related to AIPA resolutions, or others
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES / SCOPE OF WORK
The expert consultant must deliver the following:
- Training concept note
- Training materials
- Training assessment tools
- Delivering the training
- Training report
- Monitoring and Evaluation of the training results (3 years monitoring after training)
The training should be contextualised and as hands-on as possible.
- December 2023 – December 2025
By the end of the training, trained staff can:
- Demonstrate improved capacity to produce quality aide memoires, policy briefings, and talking points on geopolitical issues in ASEAN and in the Asia Pacific region
- Demonstrate improved capacity to produce high quality critiques of draft AIPA resolutions, or others related documents
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
- Postgraduate degree in social sciences, development studies, international development studies or related field
- Proven track record of at least 5 years’ experience engaging in support of parliamentary work
- At least 5 years’ experience in delivering training related to Geopolitics
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility and resourcefulness and to work under pressure to deliver results under tight deadlines
- Strong interpersonal skills and experience functioning effectively in a multi-cultural team environment
- Fluency in spoken and written English
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to [email protected], training proposal with proposed methodology, approach (how to ensure participants get the best results from the training), materials, tools and facilities and break down of expected fee (Preparation, Training Delivery, Report and M&E). The application deadline is 17 November 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.