Call for Proposals for Research Consultancy Service National Integrity System (NIS) Assessment

Transparency International Pakistan (TI-P) calls for proposals for Consultancy Services to systematically assess the National Integrity System (NIS) of Pakistan to combat corruption.

A National Integrity Systems Assessment provides a comprehensive overview of the functioning of the main governance institutions of a country, using a participatory and context-based approach. It aims to identify strengths and weaknesses of Pakistan’s NIS and give evidence-based recommendations to be used to advocate for reform.

The researcher is responsible for reviewing data, conducting interviews, participating in workshops, consulting with multiple stakeholders and working closely with TI-P, and most importantly delivering the key research component - the NIS report.

The researcher must be available to attend the training workshop in the Maldives from 16-19 July. For a detailed bidding document including timeline and methodology please visit;

Proposals should be submitted by email to by June 25th, 2012 indicating “Pakistan NIS Research Consultancy” in the subject line. The proposal should be in English and no more than 20 pages


The project’s key objectives are to generate:

  • An improved understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Pakistan´s National Integrity System within the anti-corruption community and beyond;
  • Momentum among key anti-corruption stakeholders in Pakistan for addressing priority areas in the National Integrity System.

Scope of Services

The primary tasks of the NIS consultant are to:

  • Prepare for and attend the project kick-off and training workshop
  • Research, write and deliver the NIS report and provide NIS scores within the agreed timetable and based on the standards laid out in the NIS toolkit
  • Participate in monthly progress calls with TI-P NIS project team
  • Revise draft NIS report based on feedback from the advisory group, TI-S, and external peer reviewers.
  • Identify and conduct interviews with key individuals and organizations (at least two interviews per pillar – one external expert and one official from the relevant institution), after consulting with the advisory group and TI-P.
  • Participate in validation meetings and NIS workshop
  • Contribute to promotional events surrounding the launch of the NIS report
  • Hire, oversee and coordinate assistant consultants as needed to ensure timely, high-quality results and outputs.


  • Based on the scope of services and following the NIS toolkit, the consultant will submit a final draft NIS country report as the ultimate output under this contract. Intermediate outputs are specified in the timeline below.
  • Knowledge, experience and skills required and desirable for the position of NIS consultant.
  • Relevant background in political science, public administration, law or another related social science discipline (required)
  • Proven expertise in political-institutional analysis, with particularly strong knowledge of Pakistan’s governance system (required)
  • Excellent understanding of the legal framework and actual practice of Pakistan’s major governance institutions (required)
  • Familiarity with transparency, accountability and anti-corruption discourse (required)
  • Proven ability to write succinctly and for a non-academic audience (required)
  • Proven commitment to practical policy reform and evidence-based advocacy in the field of anti-corruption and good governance (required)
  • Fluency in English, written and verbal (required)
  • Fluency in Urdu, reading and verbal (highly desirable)
  • Experience in working with/applying quantitative indicators and rating methodologies (highly desirable).



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