Participants nominated for TFP programs are Pakistani nationals from the private sector and from government institutions at the national, provincial, and local levels. They are also from non-governmental organizations and other institutions that are working with USAID. Candidates must demonstrate leadership qualities, show initiative, and be considered potential agents of change. As a prerequisite to travel for their training, they must be able to obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from their relevant departments.
In addition to their personal commitment to attend and actively engage in training, participants must develop action plans and have the support of their organization in applying new skills and sharing acquired knowledge with others. Eligible participants must have relevant professional and technical background to benefit from training. Consideration is given to maintaining gender balance, geographical representation, and assuring access to training for persons with disabilities. In requesting and/or making nominations, the Mission is guided by regulations that assure transparency in the selection process.