To serve as focal person for Gender project (s) and contribute to implementation, development and successful delivery of project (s) in order to optimize the contribution towards reducing poverty. To manage partnership (s) under the area of responsibility for achievements of envisioned results of Gender project.
Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools to ensure effective planning, resourcing, implementation and review of programs and experience of organizational assessment, planning and review tools and processes. Masters in social sciences or related discipline.
At least 5 years’ professional experience of working with NGO/ INGOs or donor agency with in field of gender and SRHR, Strong project management experience in a complex project design and implementation.
Practical experience of applying development issues at a project or community level. Able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of development issues. Experience and knowledge of the relevant program area.
Proven experience of partnership management
Proven experience of generating project concepts and report writing.
Experience of managing donor projects with good understanding of donor guidelines.
Leadership and people management skills, experience of team management.
Experience of the financial management of budgets, including building a budget, monitoring and managing expenditure. Previous experience of having compiled financial reports
Solution oriented to solve complex issues and take swift decision, including in a high risk situation in compliant to VSO approach.
Flexible and adaptable to new and demanding situations,. Competent Data usage: including speedy collation and analysis of complex and high volume data, using appropriate Information Technology packages where necessary.
Able to travel and work long hours, including work away from the home base for up to 30% of time, both within the country and occasionally internationally and some weekend and evening work.
Fluency in Urdu & English language.
Desirable: Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteer program. Experience and knowledge of the country and region. Confidence and experience in external representation.
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Voluntary Service Overseas, VSO was set up in the UK in 1958. Today we work to improve education, health, livelihoods, gender and social inclusion and resilience in 24 countries across the globe. VSO believes that people are the primary agents of change. Volunteers, giving their professional expertise, serve marginalized communities in more than 20 countries across the world. They share their skills with carefully selected partner organisations: learning their assets, strengths and needs, developing solutions and supporting national volunteers to lead the change.
VSO Pakistan was established in 1987 with the support of the British Council and in 1991 started working independently. Four years later VSO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Pakistan, which was renewed in 2016 with MoI and EAD as per new INGO regulations enforced by the Government of Pakistan.
In Pakistan, VSO has engaged the skills and expertise of over 500 international volunteers and over 100 national volunteers, primarily to support initiatives in education, participation and governance, youth social cohesion and peace, health, resilience building, HIV and AIDS, and women empowerment. These experts in their fields have been placed with a diverse range of over 70 partner organisations across Pakistan.
Currently, VSO Pakistan envisions to present itself through its initiative as an organization which is able to reach the most marginalized primary actors for bringing a meaningful change in their lives through youth engagement, promoting social cohesion, women empowerment, secure livelihoods, resilience/disaster risk management and inclusive education programmes. Enabling us to promote gender equality a culture of inclusion, youth employment and enterprise, enhance voice and accountability and develop community resilience.