Background & Description

Project Background:

SSD plans to implement a project in four UCs of Islamabad to contribute in effective implementation of The National Plan of Action on Human Rights in collaboration with Ministry of Human Rights-Pakistan. In accordance with the National Action Plan, the main purpose of this project is to ensure the progressive realization of rights of women, children, person with disabilities and minorities. The project purpose is synchronized with NCA’s strategic priorities of working on gender equality and social cohesion. This project is aligned with national plan of action for human rights-2016-2020   developed by Federal ministry of Human Rights. The national Plan of action developed by MoHR has identified 6 thematic priorities as below;

  1. Policy and legal reforms
  2. Implementing key human rights priorities
  3. Cross cutting interventions for protection of Human rights
  4. Implementing international UN treaties implementation
  5. Institutional interventions and ,
  6. Implementing and monitoring mechanism.

SSD proposes to prioritize two thematic areas, which are strongly inter related and connected to support each other, The thematic area two ‘implementing key human rights priorities’ focuses on protection and promotion of the rights of vulnerable groups which include, women , minorities, children and persons with disabilities..

Dimenssions of Role

Under the overall supervision of Project Manager SSD, the coordination and Liaison Officer will be responsible for maintaining close coordination and harmonisation between SSD, Ministry of Human Rights and the donor organization for ensuring smooth implementation of project activities, keeping all the partners updated and ensuring close coordination between SSD and MoHR for provision of timely support and guidance from the Ministry.

Key Responsibilities

The Coordination and Liaison Officer will be responsible for ensuring smooth coordination and Liaison between MoHR, SSD and the donor organization. He/she will be responsible for:

  • Keeping the focal person from Ministry of MoHR updated about the project progress and share regular updates with MoHR
  • Working with the focal person from MoHR to ensure timely support and assistance from MoHR for project activities and for coordination and linkages with line departments in the target UCs
  • Ensure good coordination with all stakeholders especially with MoHR, Social Welfare Department, CSOs, DCO Office, local administration
  • Development of meeting agenda, conducting meeting and preparation of meeting minutes for monthly meetings between SSD, MoHR and the donor
  • Responsible to review the progress report before sharing to focal person from MoHR
  • To provide day to day guidance to project staff.
  • To assist the Project Manager for conflict management and resolves issue in a timely manner.
  • To review that all the documents are completed and signed.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.

Any other tasks assign by the supervisor.

Requirements and Skills

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or relevant fields
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience. Experience of working with NGOs and Government will be an added advantage.

Behavioural Skills:

  • Self-driven individual with the ability to handle assignments with minimal supervision
  • Decision-making skills, analytical skills, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interface and manage vendors

Technical Skills:

  • Understanding of government processes and procedures
  • Excellent Analytical and report writing skills required

Proficiency in MS. Office

How to Apply

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) on hr@ssd.com.pk, with copy to badar@ssd.com.pk . Both must be in the English language. Application’s deadline is March 27, 2018

Please note that due to urgency nature of the post, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, suitable candidates may be contacted for interview before the application closure date.

About Organization

Society for Sustainable Development (SSD) was established in 2007 by a group of youngactivists and professionals working in different development sector organizations. SSD is womenled organization; Dr. AsmaBokhari is well known development professional respected in thesector because of her technical expertise and integrity, is an elected chairperson of the SSD. BoDcomprises of seven members who are all experts in their relevant fields.

In very short span of time SSD has progressed from being a local NGO working in Chakwalonly; to the status of a national NGO with international focus. It has its central CoordinationOffice in Islamabad and active offices in Noshehra and Dera Ismael Khan in KhyberPakhtoonkwah province, and Quetta in Baluchistan province. The regional offices have been set up in collaboration with local organizations serve as the hub of local networks of CBOs working at the grass roots level withvulnerable and marginalized communities.

SSD has its presence in almost all the provinces and regions of Pakistan and has extensive grassroots level outreach through its own offices and through its partners in almost 70% of thedistricts in Pakistan. Realizing the great potential of the internet and social networks, SSD hasmaintained a very active web presence through its website, twitter account, Facebook page andFacebook group. There are around 10000 members of SSD group on Face Book and it is healthyand active platform for discussing and debating social issues.SSD has sound capacity in terms of implementation of different types of projects, managinggrants, policy and media advocacy, capacity building of civil society organizations, leadershipdevelopment, partnership building and networking, carrying out studies and representing civil society organizations at different national and international forums.