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Request for Expression of Interest: Project Coordinator HEDP

​The Higher Education Commission, Pakistan has received financing from World Bank under Higher Education Development in Pakistan (HEDP) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Project aims to support research excellence in strategic sectors of the economy, improve teaching and learning, and strengthen governance in the higher education sector. A Project Coordination Unit (PCU) has been set up under the Higher Education Commission for the HEDP project. The services of an eligible, motivated and professional individual for the position of Project Coordinator are required for PCU based in Islamabad as Individual Consultant. The eligibility, qualification and experience criteria are as under:


Position Title

Project Coordinator



A Master's degree (16 years of education) from a reputable national/international university. Additional project management qualifications would be accorded more weightage.



Market Competitive under the Provision of PC-I.



  • 15 years of experience (after acquiring stipulated qualification)with at least 05 years working at a senior level capacity managing large complex projects with multiple stakeholders/international donors. Experience in education sector would be accorded more weightage ​

  • Preference will be given to those who have experience in working on areas covered under the ToRs. 

  • Documented experience of interacting with senior level policy makers and development institutions 

  • Proficiency in usage of computer desktop applications and office software packages would be mandatory

  • Click here to download the TORs of the position
  • Applicants are required to apply online from HEC website within 15 days from the date of publication of advertisement. No need to send hard copy of CV and documents.
  • The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank's “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers" July 2016 [revised November 2017 and August 2018] (“Procurement Regulations"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest.
  • Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Paragraphs 7.36 & 7.37 of “World Bank: Procurement Regulations for Investment Project Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services" (July 2016) revised November 2017 & August 2018.
  • Part time, honorary, apprentice or internee positions will not be considered / counted as experience. 
  • Incomplete / late applications will not be entertained. 
  • In person review of the credential of applicants that have been evaluated as eligible, qualified and experience of applicants residing outside the Islamabad / Rawalpindi region and vicinity can be arranged via audio/video conferencing at the nearest HEC Offices (Karachi, Lahore, Quetta & Peshawar).
  • No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing in interview.

    Higher Education Commission, Sector H-9, Islamabad
    Ph: 051-90401415, 90401411
    For Technical/IT assistance, please contact: (051) 111-119-432, (0334) 111-9432

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