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Human Resource Department

Shirkat Gah current job openings are as follows:

Consultancy call for external evaluation of Drivers of Change project-a 3year

intervention implemented by Shirkat Gah –Women’s Resource Centre, aimed to reduce VAWG

  1. 1. Background and Context

1.1 Description of the project that is being evaluated.

  1. a) Name of the project: Drivers of Change

Implementing Organization: Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Centre (SG)

  1. b) Project duration: 3 years

Project start date: 1/03/2017

Project end date:  29/02/2020

  1. c) Current project implementation status with the timeframe to complete the project

Implementation is on-going; project plans to conclude by February 2020.

  1. d) Description of the specific forms of violence addressed by the project

The different forms of violence that are addressed by this project includes intimate partner physical and sexual violence, non-partner physical and sexual violence, violence against the girl child, early/child marriage, forced marriage, and ‘honour’ crimes.

  1. e) Main objectives of the project

The overall project goal is sustainable community-driven prevention and redressal for violence against women and girls combined with improved access for women and girls to responsive duty-bearers and essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services.

There are three main objectives of this project:

(1)  Shifting attitudes in the community by increasing awareness of the consequences of

VAWG and the existing legal support in these areas.

(2)  Community women and men strengthen to take action to prevent and address VAWG through Community Action Groups (CAGs), pledge for Violence-Free Families (VFF), and individual cases using project-created referral pathways.

(3)  Women able to access income generation opportunities and gain more control over their livelihood, subsequently leading to further decision-making and autonomy in the household.

  1. f) Description of targeted primary and secondary beneficiaries
Primary beneficiaries Women and girls in the communities in Swat, Vehari,

Jaffarabad, Hyderabad

Secondary beneficiaries (1) Men and boys

(2) District duty bearers (Media personnel, teachers, local govt. councillors and officers, lady health workers, lawyers, health officials, police dept., doctors, health officials, social welfare officers, marriage registrars, NADRA officials)

1.2 Strategy and theory of change (or results chain) of the project with the brief description of project goal, outcomes, outputs and key project activities.

The overall project goal is sustainable community-driven prevention   and redressal for violence against women and girls combined with improved access for women and girls to responsive duty-

bearers and essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services.The project recognizes women, men and community it aims to engage with, as key actors in their own development.

The strategies and methodology adopted aimed to build knowledge of women and community men about women’s rights and the role of men as their supporters. Aiming to build their capacity through awareness sessions on VAWG and intensive trainings on leadership will enable each individual to identify inequalities resulting from patriarchal mindsets and realize their own role in the perpetuation of VAWG which sustains gender inequality and justifies violence. Furthermore, communication and lobbying skills will enable women to stand up for their rights, bargain their positions within family and community for economic and political participation.

The project facilitated direct engagement between the community members and the government duty bearers. A three pronged approach is being utilized  ,(i) Awareness raising and skills training, (ii) Exposure visits to key state institutions  and (iii) District level policy dialogues. Awareness sessions were conducted on Personal Status Laws and citizenship documentation with both community women and men.  The skills training for the community were on lobbying, and a gender sensitivity training with the local government duty bearers was conducted. Interactive exposure visits to local police and other government offices took place to ensure direct engagement between the community members and government duty bearers and facilitated learning about the processes to follow which aimed to decrease their hesitation to access these offices. Meetings were organized to promote networking between communities of different villages on a district level. Policy dialogues provided a space for the communities to interact with government duty bearers and hold them accountable for any gaps in services for women and girls.

In order to encourage women’s participation in public spaces the project provided them with a greater stronghold over economic opportunities, physical spaces such as women bazaars were set up, enabling them to directly build networks, expand their livelihood options and acquire self- sufficiency.

The project’s primary beneficiaries were women and girls belonging to lower income groups, including ethnic and religious minorities, mostly from rural areas. The project aimed to highlight and mainstream the interests, views and problems that women and girls face as marginalized segments of the society.

The participatory approach employed by the project has taken into consideration the recommendations put forward by the community in conceptualizing, planning and implementing the project. Throughout the project, community was encouraged to conduct their own appraisals and setting indicators. They devised social action plans on issues that they face as a community to address VAWG and concerns of safety of women and girls involved in the project.

1.3 The geographic context, such as the region, country and landscape, and the geographical coverage of this project.

Country of implementation: Pakistan

Project Districts: Hyderabad, Vehari, Swat and Jaffarabad

Project Villages:

10 villages from each site were selected

1.4 Key partners involved in the project, including the implementing partners and other key stakeholders

Shirkat Gah- Women’s Resource Centre (SG) is the implementer of the Drivers of Change project funded by UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women and Girls. The project was implemented by SG office staff and a female and male person in each district. The focal persons in each district

manage their areas Area Support Networks (ASNs) and female and male CAGs from the 10 villages are part of this network as spokespersons of their communities.

Key stakeholders of the project include:

(1)  Project Implementing team

(2)  Women and girls:

  • Members of Community Action Groups and Area Support Networks
  • Received Capacity building on leadership and PSL
  • Part of awareness campaigns esp. the Violence Free Family Campaign
  • Women and girls survivors of violence facilitated in the project
  • Received Financial Management Training
  • Were facilitated to obtain loans
  • Set-up stalls in the Bazaars as well as those who accessed the bazaar as a space

(3)  Men and boys

  • Members of the Community Action Groups and Area Support Networks
  • Received Capacity building on leadership and PSL
  • Part of awareness campaigns esp. the Violence Free Family Campaign

(4)  Duty Bearers

  • Members of Area Support Network
  • Received gender sensitization trainings
  • Part of the exposure visits and those that have conducted awareness sessions in the field
  • Duty bearers here include local government officials, marriage registrars, health officials including medico legal officers, lawyers, police and media personnel.
  1. 2. Purpose of the evaluation

2.1 Why the evaluation needs to be done

The Drivers of Change project is concluding in February 2020 and the purpose of the evaluation will be to assess the effectiveness, impact, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, and to identify key successes and lessons learnt of the project to feed into future interventions by SG to address

GBV.

2.2 How the evaluation results will be used, by whom and when.

Relevant findings, lessons learnt, best practices and recommendations generated from this evaluation will be shared with key stakeholders of the project and will be used by SG (the implementing organization), UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (the donor) and other relevant stakeholders to guide and inform future projects design and implementation.

The purpose of the evaluation is both to highlight the potential successes of the project but also to reflect on the challenges faced by the project during implementation.

3      Evaluation objectives and scope

3.1 Scope of Evaluation:

  • Timeframe:

This evaluation will cover the project duration March 2017- February 2020.

  • Geographical Coverage: All project sites: Vehari, Hyderabad , Jafferabad & Swat
  • Target groups  to  be  covered:  This  evaluation  needs  to  cover  the  target  primary  and secondary beneficiaries as well as broader stakeholders.

3.2 Objectives of Evaluation: What are the main objectives that this evaluation must achieve?

To evaluate the impact of the Drivers of Change project in strengthening women and girls to

better prevent and respond to VAWG in their families and communities. In particular:

To evaluate the entire project  (March 2017- February 2020), against the effectiveness, relevance, efficiency, sustainability and impact criteria, as well as the cross-cutting gender equality and human rights criteria (defined below);

To identify key lessons and promising or emerging good practices in the field of ending violence against women and girls, for learning purposes (this is defined under the knowledge generation criteria below).

4      Evaluation Questions

Evaluation Criteria Mandatory Evaluation Question
Effectiveness

A measure of the

extent to which a project attains its objectives / results (as set out in the project document and results framework) in accordance with the theory of change.

1.     To what extent were the intended project goal, outcomes and outputs (project

results) achieved and how?

2.     To what extent has this project positively changed the thinking, behaviour, and decision making of the women and/or girls in relation to the specific forms of violence addressed by this project? Why? What are the key changes in the lived realities experienced by women and/or girls engaged in the project?

3.     To what extent has this project positively changed the thinking & behaviour of the men and/or boys in relation to the specific forms of violence addressed by this project?

4.     To what extent was the project successful in gender sensitizing and linking duty

bearers with women and girls to address violence against women and girls in the district?

5.     To what extent did the capacity building sessions increase/enhance

participant’s knowledge and understanding of gender, their legal rights and services available for them in their districts? Did the trained participants pass on the knowledge they gained with the families and in their community?

6.     To what extent did the Violence Free Family Campaign address community

needs? Did the community participate and take ownership of the campaign? Did the desired behaviour change in the community happen after the campaign?

7.     Was the project able to provide skills, linkages and platforms that increased

women’s livelihood options in their communities? Assess impact of financial management training, obtaining of interest free loans and bazaars set up during the course of the project? Did an increase in livelihood translate to increased decision-making in the home?

Relevance

The extent to which the project is suited to the priorities and policies of the target group and the context.

8.     To what extent do the achieved results (project goal, outcomes and outputs)

continue to be relevant to the needs of women and girls? Were project strategies and activities relevant and appropriate to the needs of women and girls? Was the project able to adjust to any changes in context and needs of the primary beneficiaries during the project?

Efficiency

Measures the outputs

– qualitative and quantitative – in relation to the inputs.

9.     To what extent was the project efficiently and cost-effectively implemented?

The evaluator will consider if activities were implemented on time, fidelity of

implementation to planning (incl. budget) and whether activities were designed to make the best use of financial and human resources.

 

It is an economic term

which refers to whether the project was delivered cost effectively.

 
Sustainability

Sustainability is

concerned with measuring whether the benefits of a project are likely to continue after the project/funding ends.

10.  To what extent will the achieved results be sustained, especially any positive

changes in the lives of women and girls (project goal level) after project end?

Are achievements in protection and behaviour change likely to sustain after funding ends; what plans do stakeholders have to continue their work after the project ends; what services are available to support beneficiaries after the project ends?

11.  Did the women engaged in the project make sustained connections/networks/ friendships with other women, men & ASN members that will provide support in the future.

12.  Did women and girls obtain basic documentation i.e. birth certificates, ID cards

and registered Nikha Nama’s that allow them to access basic rights and

services?

13.  To what extent will women engaged in the project be able to sustain the small

business they have either set-up or strengthened using the skills and platforms provided by the project after project end.

Impact

Assesses the changes

that can be attributed to a particular project relating specifically to higher-level impact (both intended and unintended).

14.  To what extent has the project contributed to ending violence against women, gender equality and/or women’s empowerment (both intended and unintended impact)?

15.  Are women and girls more aware of their rights? Are they aware of and have better access to available services?

16.  Are communities more aware of GBV and better responding to VAWG in their communities

17.  To what extent are survivors of GBV (Women and girls) reporting cases and accessing redressal mechanisms (both formal and informal)

Knowledge

generation Assesses whether there are any promising practices that can be shared with other practitioners.

18.  To what extent has the project generated new knowledge, identified promising

or emerging practices in the field of EVAW/G that should be documented and shared with other practitioners? Identify the project’s potential for replication or scale up.

Gender Equality and

Human Rights

Cross-cutting criteria: the evaluation should consider the extent to which human

rights based and gender responsive approaches have been incorporated through-out the project and to what extent.

Key Questions:

How responsive has the project implementation been gender and human rights issues emerging during the course of the project?

Note: Evaluator must incorporate an assessment of human rights and gender

responsiveness throughout the evaluation questions above; ensuring the evaluation approach and methods of data collection are gender responsive (e.g. women and girls must feel safe to share information); specify that the evaluation data must be disaggregated by sex and other social criteria of importance to the project’s subject.

5      Evaluation Methodology

The evaluation approach, process and methods should be tailored according to the evaluation objectives and characteristics of key stakeholders. Besides focusing on project outcomes and impact, it is also important to identify examples of good practices and give recommendations for the improvement of implemented activities. The evaluation approach and methods must be informed by feminist theory and approaches, be gender responsive, collect sex disaggregated data and must be tailored according to context and cultural sensitivities. The evaluator(s) should propose the evaluation design and methodology in their proposal. The evaluation process should include the following phases: developing evaluation design, primary and secondary data collection plan and method, field focus group discussions and interviews of key stakeholders the evaluation team will be expected to visit all four sites and visit at least 5 of the villages in each site.  Evaluation methods should include: – (1) content analysis of the collected data, documents and literature (including data collected during the process of project implementation, such as Violence Free Family Verification results, Endline PRA report on communities’ understanding of Violence Against Women,  M&E reports, reports of follow-up meetings, progress and annual reports); (2)- field visits , focus groups and interviews with different groups of beneficiaries and stakeholders; & (3)case studies illustrating examples of good practice.

6      Evaluation Ethics

The evaluator/s must put in place specific safeguards and protocols to protect the safety (both physical and psychological) of respondents and those collecting the data as well as to prevent harm

in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG ‘Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation’.  This must ensure the rights of the individual are protected and participation in the evaluation does not result

in further violation of their rights. The evaluator/s must have a plan in place to:

Protect the rights of respondents, including privacy and confidentiality;

Elaborate on how informed consent will be obtained and to ensure that the names of individuals consulted during data collection will not be made public;

If the project involves children (under 18 years old*) the evaluator/s must consider additional risks and need for parental consent;

The evaluator/s must be trained in collecting sensitive information and specifically data relating to violence against women and select any members of the evaluation team on these issues.

Data collection tools must be designed in a way that is culturally appropriate and does not create distress for respondents;

Data collection visits should be organized at the appropriate time and place to minimize risk to respondents;

The  interviewer  or  data  collector  must  be  able  to  provide  information  on  how individuals in situations of risk can seek support (referrals to organizations that can provided counselling support, for example)

Resources:

women “, (2016)

violence in emergencies” (2007)

activists”, (2005)

* a child means every human being below the age of eighteen years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.

7      Key deliverables of evaluators and timeframe

No. Deliverable Deadlines of Submission to UN Trust Fund M&E Team Deadline
1 Evaluation

Inception Report

This report should be submitted by the evaluator within

2-4 weeks of starting the assessment. The inception report needs to meet the minimum requirements and structure specified in this guideline for UN Trust Fund’s review and approval.

By 13th of

December

2019

2 Draft Evaluation

Report

In accordance with the timeline agreed with the

evaluator hired by the grantee, however it is recommended that the report is submitted between 2 to 4 weeks before the final evaluation is due. The Draft Report needs to meet the minimum requirements and structure specified in this guideline for UN Trust Fund’s review and approval.

By 6th of

March 2020

3 Final Evaluation

Report

No later than 2 months after the project end date. The

Final Report needs to meet the minimum requirements and structure specified in this guideline for UN Trust Fund’s review and approval.

By 9thApril

pio 2020

8    Evaluation team composition and required competencies

8.1 Evaluation Team Composition and Roles and Responsibilities

The Evaluation team will be consisting of a lead evaluator with a team of at least 2-3 people assisting in data collection and analysis. Lead Evaluator will be responsible for undertaking the evaluation from start to finish and for managing the evaluation team under the supervision of evaluation task manager from the SG team for the data collection and analysis, as well as report drafting and finalization in English.

8.2 Required Competencies

Lead Evaluator

  • Evaluation experience  at  least  6  years  in  conducting  external  evaluations,  with  mixed- methods evaluation skills and having flexibility in using non-traditional and innovative evaluation methods1
  • Expertise in gender and human-rights based approaches to evaluation and issues of violence against women and girls
  • Experience with  program  design  and  theory  of  change,  gender-responsive  evaluation, participatory approaches and stakeholder engagement

1 Number of years of experience can be flexible in cases where the pool of qualified national consultants is limited. Commissioning organizations may consider applications/proposals from recent graduates and young and emerging evaluators with core competencies in EVAW, research and evaluation.

  • Specific evaluation experiences in the areas of ending violence against women and girls and ability to bring together a small team for the purpose of assisting with the evaluation.
  • Experience in  collecting  and analysing quantitative and qualitative  data as  well  as  data visualization
  • In-depth knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • A strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results, i.e. credible evaluation and its report that can be used for designing other projects.
  • A strong  team  leadership  and  management  track  record,  as  well  as  interpersonal  and communication skills to help ensure that the evaluation is understood and used.
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate with various stakeholders and to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts
  • Regional/Country experience and knowledge: in-depth knowledge of Pakistan is required as well as sensitivity to the cultural differences between the provinces.
  • Language proficiency: fluency in English and Urdu is mandatory; the field collection team will needs to have a good command of local languages e.g. Pashto, Sindhi and Punjabi

9      Management Arrangement of the evaluation

SG will set up an Evaluation Management and stakeholder reference group to facilitate the External

Evaluation team headed by the Lead Evaluator.

10  Timeline of the entire evaluation process

Stage              of

Evaluation

Key Task Responsible Number   of

working

days required2

Tentative

Timeframe

Inception

stage

Briefings of evaluators to orient

the evaluators

Evaluation Task

Manager

10  working

days

First week

By  the  6th   of

Dec 2019

Desk review of key documents Evaluator/s First week

By  the  6th   of

Dec 2019

Finalizing  the  evaluation  design

and methods

Evaluator/s Second week By the 13th  of Dec 2019
Submit draft Inception report Evaluator/s By the 13th  of

Dec 2019

Review Inception Report and

provide feedback

Evaluation Task

Manager,

Stakeholder Group and UNTF

5 working

days

By 20 Dec2019
Incorporating     comments     and

revising the inception report

Evaluator/s 2 working

days

By    24th       Dec

2019

Submitting      final      version     of

inception report

Evaluator/s
Review   final   Inception   Report

and approve

Evaluation Task

Manager,

5 working

days

By 31st  Dec

2019

2 A total of 47-50 working days for lead evaluator

    Stakeholder Group

and UNTF

   
Data

collection  and analysis stage

Desk research Evaluator/s 8 working

days

By  the  7th

of January

In-country  technical  mission  for

data collection (visits to the field,

interviews, questionnaires, etc.)

Evaluator/s Over 3

weeks

(depending on travel)

By 7th of

February

2020

Synthesis   and

reporting stage

Analysis   and   interpretation   of

findings

Evaluator/s 4 weeks By 6th of

March 2020

Preparing a first draft report Evaluator/s
Review of the draft report with

key stakeholders for quality assurance. (Validation Meeting)

Evaluation Task

Manager, Stakeholder Group and UNTF

10 working

days

By      20th          of

March 2020

Consolidate comments from all

the groups and submit the consolidated comments to evaluation team

Evaluation Task

Manger

Incorporating     comments     and

preparing           second          draft

evaluation report

Evaluation Team 5 working

days

By 27th   March

2020

Final review and approval of

report

Evaluation Task

Manager, Stakeholder Group and UNTF

5 working

days

By 3rd  of April

2020

Final edits and submission of the

final report

Evaluator/s 4 working

days

By 9th  of April

2020

Requirement of proposal:

The prospective applicant for Lead Evaluator is expected to provide a CV, a technical and financial proposal, a sample of prior similar evaluation conducted and CVs of their team. Evaluators must be independent from any organizations that have been involved in designing, executing, managing or advising any aspect of the project that is the subject of the evaluation and any other UN Trust Fund- funded projects. The proposals should be sent to:  shehrazade.piracha@gmail.com with the subject line: responding to SG external evaluation of DOC. Proposals must be received by Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre no later than 17:00 hours Pakistan Time on the 25th of November 2019.

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Shirkat Gah

Board Secretary

Part-time Position

 Shirkat Gah is looking for a board secretary to support the Shirkat Gah board. It is a part-time position (approximately 24 days per year) based in Karachi. The Secretary will report to the Chairperson/s of the Shirkat Gah board and also liaise closely with the Executive Director of Shirkat Gah.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Organize quarterly board and six monthly general body (GB) meetings: Finalize date, venue and time of meetings in coordination with SG Executive Director and all directors of meetings ensuring quorum is met. Set the agenda for meetings with Chairperson/s and support in the preparation and distribution of relevant papers. Record minutes of meetings and circulate minutes to finalize. Ensure attendance registers are maintained.
  1. Follow up on decisions/actions taken by board and GB: send reminder/s to relevant persons and report back to Board and/or GB. Support implementation of board/GB decisions where relevant.
  1. Support sub-committees of the board: Support logistics of sub-committee meetings and any follow up action required. Minute sub-committee meetings.
  1. Ensure compliance with governance procedures: Ensure board files/documents are up to date including minutes folder, constitution, resolutions and by-laws. Work with SG finance department to file statutory returns and maintain statutory registers. Keep up to date and ensure that the board adheres to all statutory requirements especially as relates to Societies Act.

Legal advice to SG: Advise Shirkat Gah on legal issues that may come up from time to time. Vet contracts and agreements and other documents as required. Assist in the management of any litigation by or against Shirkat Gah.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidate prepare to have a legal background and be conversant with statutory requirements relevant to Shirkat Gah
  2. Should be able to work flexibly as needed and specifically be available around times when SG board and GB meetings are held.
  3. Should be fluent in written and spoken English and able to write well.

Interested candidates should send their CV’s to hr@sgah.org.pk by 5th November, 2019

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Shirkat Gah – Women Resource Centre, a leading Civil Society Organization has a vacancy for Female Programme Director based in its Karachi Office. The Programme Director is responsible for ensuring the well-being and growth of the Shirkat Gah (SG) in line with its vision, mission, core values and system-wide effectiveness of programmes. This includes ensuring the development of and effective implementation of projects, mobilization and usage of resources, and team building. The Programme Director is also responsible for ensuring compliance with Operations/ Programme Policies of Shirkat Gah and effective mobilization of grants. The Programme Director is expected to contribute to overall annual/strategic planning/budgeting process/review as part of the overall senior management team.

Required Qualification/Experience

 Masters’ degree in appropriate social sciences, or equivalent of 16 years of study

  • At least 10 years’ experience, including grassroots work analysis, writing skills, team & office management
  • Strong leadership & communication capabilities
  • Feminist perspective, strong grasp of social justice and governance issues.
  • Proficient in English and Urdu. Knowledge of other regional languages will be given due weightage

The position requires administrative oversight and mentoring of teams in Karachi and Quetta offices.

The position reports directly to the Executive Director (ED) SG, and requires closely working with other Directors.

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration and perks.

  • Note: Candidate with the required qualifications and Experience may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk by 27th Oct, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be called for an interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Senior Program Officer  at its Karachi Office.

The job holder will be working as a team member on a multi-partner project to coordinate: collecting and collating information related to interventions, reports from all partner organizations, progress against project outputs and outcomes, financial management including tracking budget utilization. The job holder is expected to have experience in programme management and conducting trainings in the field.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and conduct trainings
  • Be willing to travel extensively to project field sites
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze information.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 22 September, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Program Officer in Jafferabad – Usta Muhammad.

The job holder will be working as a team member on a multi-partner project to co-ordinate with field partners and conduct field activities, and write field reports.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the development sector esp. doing field work.
  • Applicants who have worked as trainers in the past will be preferred.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Prefer someone based in Jafferabad or someone willing to extensively travel to Jafferabad.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with strong command of local languages with excellent analytical skills, experience of conducting trainings in the field and excellent Urdu writing skills required.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 22 September, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Program Officer at  its Lahore Office.

The job holder will be working as a team member on a multi-partner project to co-ordinate with field partners and conduct field activities, and write field reports.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of work experience in the development sector esp. doing field work. Applicants who have worked as trainers in the past will be preferred.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Be willing to travel extensively to project field
  • Strong spoken Punjabi and Urdu skill.
  • Excellent Urdu and English writing skills

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 22 September, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Shirkat Gah – Women Resource Centre, a leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Program Director based in Karachi Office. The Programme Director is responsible for ensuring the well-being and growth of the Shirkat Gah (SG) in line with its vision, mission, core values and system-wide effectiveness of programs. This includes ensuring the development of and effective implementation of projects, mobilization and usage of resources, and team building. The Programme Director is also responsible for ensuring compliance with SG’s Operations/ Program Policies and effective mobilization of grants. The Program Director is expected to contribute to overall annual/strategic planning/budgeting process/review as part of the overall senior management team.

Required Qualification/Experience

 Masters’ degree in appropriate social sciences, or equivalent of 16 years of study

  • At least 10 years’ experience, including grassroots work & team & office management
  • Strong leadership & communication capabilities
  • Feminist perspective and strong grasp of social justice issues and other women related issues
  • Proficient in English and Urdu. knowledge of other regional languages will be given due weightage

The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills. The Program Director position in Karachi office requires administrative skills and mentoring the program teams in Karachi and Quetta offices.

The Programme Director Position reports directly to the Executive Director (ED) SG, and requires closely working with other Directors.

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration and perks.

  • Note: Candidate with the required qualifications and Experience may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk by 27th September, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be called for an interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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Vacancy Announcement

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for  Program Officer at its Karachi  Office.

Requirements:

  • A Maters degree in social sciences, Gender studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • At least 2- 3 years of relevant work experience especially in field.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication skills and report writing

TORs:

  • Work closely with the project coordinator to maintain up to date progress against project indicators and of donor feedback received from time to time
  • Prepare updated reports of project achievements on quarterly basis.
  • Record and minute all the proceedings of multiple  multi-sectorial dialogues  and compile into a report
  •  Assist in writing policy briefs, gender strategy document and project reports
  • Participate in planning and monitoring meetings and ensure availability for Skype conferences.
  • The position required traveling field visit per project required.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 20  September, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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Shirkat Gah-Women Recourse Centre is looking for a competent female for the Position of Social Media Strategists   Lahore office with following profile:

Qualification: Master in Mass Communication or journalism

Experience: 2-3 years’ Experience as Manager Social Media or Strategists

Other Skills:

  • Good knowledge of Social Media programs and utilization in order to run effective campaigns
  • Excellent English writings, communication and computer skills
  • Good understanding of social media viral marketing techniques
  • Manage Resource portal for multi countries project
  • Monitor and report on site traffic to ensure campaign success
  • Able to develop social media strategies and products.

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration and perks.

Note: Candidate with the required qualifications may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 31st August 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Jr. Accounts & Administration Officer at its Quetta Office for candidates with the following profile:

  • Qualification- Minimum Graduation with 3-4 years’ Experience  or M.com with 1-2 years relevant Experience
  • NGO experience will preferred

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 04 August, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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CONSULTANT REQUIRED

Consultancy Services needed for conducting workshops with media personnel on “The production of Meaning and the Politics of Representation” in 8 districts.

 Details of workshop

The 2 day- workshop sessions will include content on:

  1. Patriarchy and the systems and structures if violence,
  2. Ethics of new reportage, the negative impact of sensationalism and the importance of investigative journalism,
  • The politics of interpretation and production of meaning.

These sessions will include a detailed analysis of visual/verbal narratives; the uses and misuse of gender stereotypes to show how meaning is/ and can be produced without denigrating women and/or trivializing the issues, and  exercises based on verbal/visual narratives to enable participants to demonstrate their skills in news reportage of VAW issues.

These workshops are being held under Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre (SG) and Democratic Commission on Human Development (DCHD)’s  Securing Activists for the Freedom and Empowerment of women and Girls (SAFE) project. The project is supported by the EU.

The consultant will be required to design and conduct 2 day Workshops in 8 districts of Pakistan, (Peshawar, Mardan, Lahore, Vehari, Quetta, Jafferabad, Karachi and Hyderabad). The timeframe of the trainings is September – October , 2019.  It will be SG and DCHD’s responsibility to arrange for logistics of the training i.e. travel, accommodation, venue for workshop etc.

Summary of the project’s aims:

SAFE seeks to: Strengthen W/HRDs and others promoting the rights of women and girls in Pakistan, institute and build capacity for using safety and response networks & mechanisms for better risk management, and amplify voices using domestic remedies and international human rights review processes.

Key Project Outcomes/Results:

  1. Transfer of knowledge to/ build capacity regarding women’s rights and available remedies, (e.g. existing protection, complaint, accountability and redressal mechanisms) of 200 smaller CSOs in 8 districts that tend to have less security resilience. Special effort will be made to ensure that those involved include W/HRDs and CSOs working on the rights of women and girls from religious minorities, transgenders, those living with disabilities and those engaged in labour.
  2. Enhancing skills of local CSOs W/HRDs: from documentation, reporting and evidence-based advocacy to using a telephone/computer App; engaging with media, preparing and using risk management registers
  3. Creating/strengthening Linkages that can facilitate access to rights and help to respond to actual or potential risks and threats e.g. with duty-bearers (e.g. police, nikah registrar, Darul-Aman & other social welfare department institutions) and service providers, including lawyers, as well as media
  4. Institute mechanisms to address risks such as:
    1. risk registers,
    2. security and self-care trainings,
    3. telephone/computer App, Rapid Response Networks, and
    4. small budget for emergency actions
  5. Creating facilitative Information Educational and Communication tools (IECs) that include directories of context-specific resources and sources of support, as well as materials for advocacy and further transfer of knowledge

Requirements of Proposal

A proposal shall consist of the following:

  1. Technical proposal consisting of the following;
  2. Name and details of bidder and experience;

iii. Description of approach, methodology, and work plan for workshop ;

  1. Examples of past experience

Basis of Selection

Consultant will be selected on the strength of their proposal and interview.

Currencies of Bid and Payment

Bidders must express the price only in PKR.

The proposal should also be sent to the following email address:  ghazia@sgah.org.pk  with the subject line: Responding to RFP for “Consultancy Services needed for conducting workshops with media personnel in SAFE”.

 Deadline for Submission of Proposals

Proposals must be received by  Shirat Gah –Women’s Resource Centre no later than 05:00 PM Pakistan Standard Time on the 19th of July, 2019

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

M&E Officer SAFE  

The job holder will be working as a team member in Shirkat Gah’s Lahore Office on a multi-partner project to coordinate: collecting and collating information related to interventions, reports from all partner organizations, progress against project outputs and outcomes, financial management including tracking budget utilization. The job holder is expected to have experience in programme management particularly in monitoring.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Be willing to go into the field
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze information (qualitative and statistical analysis).

Assistant Program officer

The job holder will be working as a team member in Shirkat Gah’s Lahore Office on a multi-partner project to co-ordinate with field partners and assist in conducting field activities , data collection and writing field reports.

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

Be willing to go into the field

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Administration position at its Lahore Office for candidates with the following profile:

  • Qualification- Minimum Graduation
  • Minimum 5 years at managerial Position dealing with Administrative related issues.
  • Excellent English communication skills.

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration and perks.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 3rd June 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Accounts Officer at its Peshawar Office for candidates with the following profile:

  • Qualification- Minimum Graduation with 3-4 years’ Experience  or M.com with 1-2 years relevant Experience

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 25 May, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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Vacancy Announcement

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Assistant Program Officer at its Lahore Office.

Requirements:

  • A Maters degree in social sciences, Gender studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • At least 2- 3 years of relevant work experience especially in field.
  • Excellent inter-personal, communication skills and report writing

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 25 May, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for a PME Officer at its Lahore Office.

The job holder will be working as a team member in Lahore Office on a multi-partner project to coordinate: collecting and collating information related to interventions, reports from all partner organizations, progress against project outputs and outcomes, financial management including tracking budget utilization. The job holder is expected to have experience in programme management particularly in monitoring.

Requirements:

  • A Maters degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or other related subject is preferred.
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills to analyze information (qualitative and statistical analysis).

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 20 May, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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Shirkat Gah-Women Recourse Centre is looking for a competent female for the Position of Senior Program Officer   Karachi office with following profile:

Qualification: Master in Social Science

Experience: 3-5 years’ Experience in same capacity

Other Skills:

  • Contributes strategic and analytical inputs for better programme delivery
  • Develops programs to promote SG’s vision, mission & core values
  • Suggests short-term and long-term strategies for obtaining the appropriate mix of resources needed
  • Plans realistically & organizes effectively
  • PRA skills
  • Mobilization
  • Trainer capacity

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration and perks.

Note: Candidate with the required qualifications may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 31th March 2019

Only short listed candidates will be call for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

A leading NGO (which is an equal opportunity employer) has a vacancy for Accounts Officer at its Lahore Office for candidates with the following profile:

  • Qualification- Minimum Graduation with 3-4 years’ Experience  or M.com with 1-2 years relevant Experience

The selected candidate will be offered competitive remuneration.

Note: only Candidate with required specification may apply on hr@sgah.org.pk  by 28 March, 2019

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. The organization reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons thereof.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Shirkat Gah –Women Resource Centre invites applications for the position of Campaigns Coordinator in its  Quetta office.

  • Masters’ degree plus at least 5 years relevant work experience
  • Well versed in gender and human rights; familiar with national and international commitments
  • Ability to design campaigns and follow through
  • Research and analytical ability
  • Excellent inter-personal, writing and communication skills
  • Female will be preferred for the position

Only candidates with relevant experience will be short-listed for the interview. Send your resume with relevant credentials not later than 28 February, 2019 @ hr@sgah.org.pk .  Shirkat Gah reserves the right to reject application without assigning any reason thereof.

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Shirkat Gah

Board Secretary

Part-time Position

 Shirkat Gah is looking for a board secretary to support the Shirkat Gah board. It is a part-time position (approximately 24 days per year) based in Karachi. The Secretary will report to the Chairperson/s of the Shirkat Gah board and also liaise closely with the Executive Director of Shirkat Gah.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  1. Organize quarterly board and six monthly general body (GB) meetings: Finalize date, venue and time of meetings in coordination with SG Executive Director and all directors of meetings ensuring quorum is met. Set the agenda for meetings with Chairperson/s and support in the preparation and distribution of relevant papers. Record minutes of meetings and circulate minutes to finalize. Ensure attendance registers are maintained.
  2. Follow up on decisions/actions taken by board and GB: send reminder/s to relevant persons and report back to Board and/or GB. Support implementation of board/GB decisions where relevant.
  3. Support sub-committees of the board: Support logistics of sub-committee meetings and any follow up action required. Minute sub-committee meetings.
  4. Ensure compliance with governance procedures: Ensure board files/documents are up to date including minutes folder, constitution, resolutions and by-laws. Work with SG finance department to file statutory returns and maintain statutory registers. Keep up to date and ensure that the board adheres to all statutory requirements especially as relates to Societies Act.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  1. Preference will be given to have a legal background and be conversant with statutory requirements relevant to Shirkat Gah
  2. Should be able to work flexibly as needed and specifically be available around times when SG board and GB meetings are held.
  3. Should be fluent in written and spoken English and able to write well.

Interested candidates should send their CV’s to hr@sgah.org.pk by 10th March 2019

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Vacancy Announcement

Shirkat Gah Lahore is looking for a Research Assistant (RA) to assist principal researcher for work to update two manuals: 

  1. i) ‘Women, Law and Society’, a manual on customary practices and law. It provides analytical information with respect to social/customary practices and laws on corresponding issues such as Woman as a citizen, woman and the family, woman and society. It specifically reviews social/customary practices and laws such as Fundamental Rights, Family laws, laws on violence against women, policies and practices on reproductive health.
  1. ii) Manual on Family Laws: A compilation of precedents of Higher Courts on a range of issues covered under Family and ancillary matters.

Proficiency in English and Urdu, ability to research, collate information, reading and comprehending court judgments required. Work may involve limited travel outside of Lahore. Law degree preferred but not compulsory.

Required immediately. Duration of assignment will be between 4-6 months.

To apply, email  hr@sgah.org.pk

CVs & reference letters should be shared at hr@sgah.org.pk