Background & Description

(Position advertised for Karachi will initially be based in Islamabad till the time operational base is setup)

Under the management of Advocacy & Campaigns Coordinator and APM, the Officer has the responsibility to technically lead and backstop the implementation of advocacy & campaigning activities at province level, establish coordination, facilitate networks of local & international organizations, academia at area and field level. 

Requirements and Skills
  • Ability to create niche for this important role in the organization, particularly project team.
  • Writing and analytical skills in English and Urdu.
  • Ability to speak succinctly and effectively represent the viewpoint of the organization in public meetings.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and persuasive skills.
  • Strong facilitation using participatory skills.
  • Acumen to anticipate the implications of ever-changing policy arena at national and provincial level.
  • Ability of networking and establishing new contacts with academia, government and CSOs.
  • Prior experience of people’s centered advocacy, policy and governance issues at district, provincial and national level
  • In-depth knowledge of policies and gaps at district level
  • Lobbying and negotiations with government departments and public representatives.
  • Alliance building with CSOs
  • Sympathy with the aims and objectives of Islamic Relief
Education

The candidate should be graduate/ post graduate degree in social sciences preferably in policy and development studies, political science, international relations, sociology and anthropology with dedicated experience in Advocacy & Campaigning of 6 Years with Bachelor/3 years with Masters.

How to Apply

Detailed Job descriptions are avaliable at www.islamic-relief.org.pk. Interested candidates may visit the webiste & apply online latest by  April 12, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be called for test/interview. Final salary offer will be determined on applicant's profile and experience.  Women & person with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. No TA/DA will be admissible.

Note: Position advertised for Karachi will initially be based in Islamabad till the time operational base is setup.

(Islamic Relief is an Equal Opportunities Employer)

About Organization

Islamic Relief Pakistan (IRP) is the chapter of Islamic relief Worldwide. IRP is in-line with the mission, vision and values of Islamic relief worldwide. IRP commenced its operations in the year 1992 with the signed MOU with Economic Affairs Division and also registered under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance 1984, Government of Pakistan in the year 1994.

Islamic relief across the world is well recognized for its emergency response and is one of those organizations who initially entered to any area to respond to the emergency and then complete the cycle through development programming which leads to sustainability.

Our Values

Following Prophetic Guidance: We remain guided by the timeless values and teachings provided by the revelations contained within the Qur’an and prophetic example, most specifically:

  • Social Justice (Adl): Our work is founded on enabling people and institutions to fulfil the rights of people who are poor and vulnerable. We work to empower the dispossessed towards realising their God-given human potential and developing their capabilities and resources.
  • Sincerity (Ikhlas): In responding to poverty and suffering, our efforts are driven by sincerity to God and the need to fulfil our obligations to humanity.
  • Excellence (Ihsan): Our actions in tackling poverty are marked by excellence in our operations and conduct which is deserving of the people we serve.
  • Compassion (Rahma): We believe the protection and well-being of every life is of paramount importance and we shall join with other humanitarian actors to act as one in responding to suffering brought on by disasters, poverty and injustice.
  • Custodianship (Amana): We uphold our duty of custodianship over the earth, its resources and the trust people place in us as humanitarian and development practitioners to be transparent and accountable.