Sustainable Development Strategy Consultant

About the position

• Location: Phnom Penh
• Deadline: 23 September 2022


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 Asia and encouraged through a MoU with the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA). The mandate of PCAsia is therefore to contribute to the strengthening of AIPA Member Parliaments upon their request through capacity building of their staff. It draws on the expertise from national, regional and international partners (Parliaments/inter-parliamentary organisations and research centres).
PCAsia proposes a series of activities that positively contribute to the professionalism of Parliamentary operations while also responding to requests for training across a wider variety of subjects. To meet the demands of Parliaments to address key regional and international issues, PCAsia is focused on the following topics: (i)_Environment and Climate Change, (ii) Fiscal and Economic Analysis, (iii) Peace-building and Public Safety through Parliaments, (iv) Governance, Accountability, Transparency and Efficiency, and (v) utilising a Gender Equality and Human Rights-Based Approach.

Main tasks

  • Analysis and exchange of ideas with PCAsia management/staff, donors and partners on the current state of PCAsia funding, assessing the commitment of existing providers and their evolving priorities, and the potential to develop the Centre’s own capabilities to align with relevant opportunities
  • Strategic review of PCAsia donor mapping, needs assessments and partnership/network building processes
  • Exploration of a variety of funding models for a centre with the unique position of PCAsia, including donor-supported, contractual work, opportunities where recipient parliaments pay for select services, and others
  • This should include a comparative review of the funding strategies of similar capacity development organisations, to assist PCAsia in considering how best to employ a variety of funding approaches as the Centre evolves
  • Analysis of how the Centre can formulate realistic outcomes that are acceptable to its beneficiaries as well as its donors, and how it can achieve those outcomes with the necessary resources
  • Assess which structure and corresponding investments in PCAsia’s internal capacity should be considered so that it can effectively address the specific needs of its beneficiaries and the available funding “market”.
  • Strategic assessment of whether PCAsia should expand its target beneficiaries to include those beyond the AIPA Member Parliaments, for example to parliamentary staff from outside the region or from universities, civil society organisations, etc.
  • Establish a business development plan considering the proposed strategy in setting of fundraising targets aligned with specific goals at regional and country levels, along with current and potential challenges, and funding gaps.


The Sustainable Development Strategy consultant team will be made up of two experts with in-depth knowledge of the ASEAN political context and parliamentary work including the work of parliamentary staff, as well as a solid expertise in fund-raising for capacity building projects/programmes and organisations. Consultants will have experience working in postconflict and/or in-conflict political contexts towards the development of capacity, cooperation and effectiveness. The consultants will integrate a gender equality and human rights-based approach in their working methodology, their analysis and recommendations.

Expert 1 – Team Leader:

Qualifications: Post-graduate Degree or Doctoral Degree in Public Administration, Development Policy, Public Policy, Law or related studies. More than 15 years of professional experience required in managing or establishing a training institute/centre, developing funding strategies and programmes, in particular programmes that support parliament. Strong ability to relate with different stakeholders, both state and non-state officials including politicians, parliamentarians, development agencies and civil society organisations. Good understanding of parliamentary operations and parliamentary support organisations.

Expert 2 – Specialist in fund raising:

Qualifications: Post-graduate degree in Public Administration or MBA, or related studies. More than 10 years of professional experience required, extensive experience in fund raising and planning for capacity building programmes.

How to apply

Interested applicants can submit their CVs with cover letter and documents that show a record of successful experiences in Sustainable Development Strategy, by 23 September 2022 to job@pcasia.org with the subject line “Sustainable Development Strategy for the Parliamentary Centre of Asia”. Please indicate your expected fee and also note in your email where you learned about the position. The two-stage application process will consist of a shortlist and interview(s).

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