Background & Description

Based in Karachi with frequent travel to Thatta and Sajawal. 

Takhleeq Foundation is a member organization of Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN). Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA),is supporting FAFENfor implementing a nationwide program entitled, “Citizens’ Observation for Transparent and Accountable Election in Pakistan”. This project, aims to help improve the enforcement of electoral regulations through the implementation of measures for corrective actions; and improve public access to election-related information including observation findings through the use of information technology during GE 2018. 

Project Manager will be responsible for overall supervision of the activities of the above-mentioned program under the Grant SOW.

Requirements and Skills

Terms of Reference:

1.       Project Design, Coordination and Implementation:

§  Act as a focal person for all project activities.

§  Manage the implementation of all election observation activities and initiatives to ensure timely and effective results.

§  Ensure all activity reports and deliverables are timely, complete adhere to the defined quality standards and are submitted at designated online system promptly. 

§  Ensure hiring/recommendation of high quality and qualified candidates for District Coordinators (DC), Master Trainers, Constituency Coordinators (CC) and their Assistants (as defined in the Grant SOW).

§  The Grant SOW will be elaborated in trainings provided by TDEA. PM will be responsible for implementation of activities as per these elaborations.

2.       Management and Supervision:

§  Of DCs, CCs and their Assistants including review and approval of their deliverables and timesheets.

§  Ensure that detailed work plans are being implemented by his/her team and any changes are promptly notified to TDEA for approval.

§  Prepare the Monthly Progress Reports required by the Grant SOW, and submit it to TDEA after approval of the Head of Partner Organization.

3.       Financial Management:

§  Manage budgets, expenditures and expenditure projections related to the assigned project.

§  Manage the effective implementation of the work plan as per the available budget.

4.       Capacity Building:

§  Ensure performance standards as delineated by TDEA are met for all team members in designated districts/constituencies.

§  Provide logistical support for trainings on election themes as required by TDEA.

5.       Monitoring and Evaluation:

§  Conduct regular visits to the assigned districts/constituencies to monitor project activities.

§  Advise the staff on areas of program strengthening and guide staff about remedial actions in a timely manner.

6.       General

§  Responsible for timely implementation of any changes in FAFEN’s election observation methodology.

Support TDEA with other requests for information and logistical requirements



§  Not a known supporter, worker or office bearer of any political party. Must not be a part of election campaign of any candidate.

§  Preferably have experience in managing (or at least working) with an election observation project.

§  Familiarity with election laws and the ECP’s code of conduct and procedural requirements.

§  Pakistani national, fluent in written and spoken English and Urdu. 

§  Master’s Degree in Social Sciences.

§  At least 5 years’ experience in project management, social mobilization, research and advocacy.

§  Experience in preparing budgets for small and large scale projects and managing a diverse team of personnel.

§  Proficiency in use of computers, including online applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and excellent typing skills in English. 

§  Excellent communication skills and experience in writing donor reports.

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About Organization

Takhleeq Foundation since its inception in 1999, has not only grown but has achieved successes in all spheres of its operations, whether it is promotion of Peace & harmony, women’s and children’s rights, social justice, labour rights, women’s political participation; voters education campaign, awareness raising on reproductive health and emergency relief support.

Takhleeq Foundation has excelled in achieving the targets set forth in the projects by its partners and is well satisfied that it has successfully completed many projects on time with remarkable achievements. The projects that Takhleeq Foundation has undergone are shown in great detail in the profile below.
Against all odds, Takhleeq Foundation carried out a great humanitarian service to support the emergency relief operation for flood affected people in Qambar-Shahdadkot district. It has made a pivotal role in promoting peace and harmony with Muslim clerics (Moulvies) in Sindh and Baluchistan to promote the role of traditional societies for peace interventions. Takhleeq Foundation has worked a lot on the sector of women economic empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, voter education, health education and hygiene by supporting and promoting WATSAN & CLTS programs for most vulnerable communities. In addition to that Takhleeq Foundation also started programs for character building of youth and promotion of good governance. Moreover the foundation has focused all intervention through crosscutting gender sensitivity.

By following the strategic plans of Takhleeq Foundation, the interventional strategy at program level planned through awareness raising, social mobilization and building the capacities of partnering stakeholder for socio-economic empowerment and social development at very local level by exercising the right based approach. Takhleeq Foundation believes through its interventions to build the capacities of local support structures and raise their voices through advocacy and achieve the objectives.
By this believes, Takhleeq Foundation focused on disadvantaged groups with least access to information, training and skills, which could be supported to exercise their control over the conditions and factors governing their social, political & economic lives at micro / macro level through training and capacity building for enabling environment.

Takhleeq Foundation endeavors for attitudinal change to facilitate sustainable development, socio ecological justice and equity in the society.  It primarily focuses on advocacy, research and education initiatives to promote good governance. Takhleeq Foundation is conceived to involve in conducting various level capacity-building / training programs for councillors, organizations and official staff of local government institutions.

According to the analysis of Path of Strategic Interest (PSI), Takhleeq Foundation strategizes to facilitate for attitudinal change for sustainable development through social justice peace and governance issues in the society. Training & Capacity building initiative of Takhleeq Foundation promotes Awareness, Analysis and Action (AAA) with strategic interventions of social justice, peace and democratization of livelihoods.