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17th September 2018  |  PAS/Adll-Secy/Genl/2018

Young Parliamentary Associates (YPA) Programme (2018-2019)

Young Parliamentary Associates (YPA) Programme (2018-2019) published for general information.

SUBAI-Strengthening Provincial Assemblies in Pakistan Invites applications for the Young Parliamentary Associates (YPA) Programme (2018-2019)

The Young Parliamentary Associates (YPA) Programme is an initiative of the European Union that seeks to recruit and train young professionals from various academic backgrounds to provide research and a range of support to the Legislatures in Pakistan.

As part of European Union’s commitment in supporting the democratic process and institutions in Pakistan, it has successfully been running its parliamentary strengthening programme with all the Provincial and Legislative Assemblies in Pakistan (Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir) since November 2016 through its SUBAi project. The project aims at advancing the functioning of Provincial Assemblies, through effective legislation, strengthened policy, budget oversight and enhanced representation.

After the successful completion of YPA programme’s first phase, 40 YPAs will be recruited for the 2018-19 programme. Associates will be recruited for a period of 11 months and will be expected to serve a minimum of 10 months of their associateship. Candidates selected for the YPA Programme will commence their associateship from November 2018.

Application Prerequisites
• A Master’s degree or 16 years of education with a specialization in Law, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, Governance and Public Policy, Software Engineering, Environment, Public Health, Business Administration, ACCA/CA/PIPFA/CIMA/ICMA from an institution recognized by the HEC.
• Minimum GPA score of 3 out of 4 or 3.75 out of 5 or 65% aggregate for Government Institutions and professional qualifications, Software engineers and MBA students with a minimum of 3.5 GPA out of 4 are eligible to apply.
• Have excellent oral and written communications skills in English and Urdu.
• 1-2 years of professional experience working in their respective fields.
• Demonstrate excellent research skills and relevant experience.
• Sufficient IT skills to carry out research related activities, command on MS Office is essential.
• Applications will be shortlisted based on their provincial residence against designated positions for each Assembly.
• Former FATA region candidates are eligible to apply for the positions reserved for Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, Islamabad (ICT) domicile holders and residents are not eligible to apply.
• Maximum age limit at the time of application is 32 years.

The application form is available at the NTS website: http://www.nts.org.pk/ For any application related queries please contact NTS helpline: +92-51-844-444-1 Deadline for submission of application is midnight 23rd September 2018. Application received after this time will be deemed ineligible. Selection screening tests will be conducted at different locations across Pakistan on 7th October 2018.