SPARC is implementing long-term program for protection and promotion of children right in selected areas of Islamabad. The program has two outcomes: 1) Reduced Physical and Humiliating Punishment (PhP) in communities, homes, and schools in selected areas of Islamabad-urban centres; 2) Improved prevention and response mechanisms to child protection violations. The program focuses on working on Physical and Humiliating Punishment (PhP) with interventions that focus on bringing the appropriate legislation of banning the corporal punishment in all setting, inclusion of positive disciplining in teachers curriculum and working with teachers and parents on positive disciplining to reduce the incidents of corporal punishment.
The program will focus on replacing PhP practices in schools and communities with positive discipline. Corporal punishment is one of the key reasons behind high ratio of drop-outs in education facilities, in addition to its worst effects on child’s physical and psychological growth.
Seeking services of education experts to review existing pre service teachers training curriculum and pursue recommendations to include/ highlight contents of positive disciplining in degree / diploma courses of M.Ed, B.Ed and Associate degree in Education (A.D.E) at various public-private teachers’ training institutes in the Federal area.
Post Graduate degree in the field of education, human rights, international development and/or other related social sciences from local or international recognized institute with at least 5 years working experience in the relevant field.
Interested candidates /consulting firms are requested to submit the following documents in sealed envelops on the postal and email address given below not later than 16 May 2019, 3:30 pm COB.
In case of Individual Consultant/s:
1. Technical proposal containing detailed CV/s and suggested methodology
2. Financial proposal
3. CNIC copy of lead consultant
4. Proof of filer or non-filer with FBR
In case of research organization:
1. Copy of registration certificate and detailed organization profile
2. CV/s of consultants/ personnel to be assigned for the assignment
3. Technical Proposal containing suggested methodology for undertaking review
4. Financial Proposal
5. Proof of filer or non-filer with FBR
Detailed ToRs can be download from the below pasted web link:
Address for Submission of Proposals:
Manager Human Resource
House 98, Street 5, MPCHS, E-11/1, Islamabad
SPARC was founded in 1992, registered in December 1992 as a society under the Societies Registration Act 1860, by Supreme Court Advocate Anees Jillani. The idea for creating Pakistan’s leading child rights organization came to fruition following a discussion between Anees Jillani and the then UNICEF Progr...am Officer in Islamabad, and an International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Training Course on Implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes in Penang, Malaysia.
For about three years, Anees Jillani supported all SPARC activities on his own. Later, UNICEF approached SPARC with its first funding wherein the Annual Project Plan of Action was signed. SPARC started to take out a quarterly newsletter in English which was later also published in Urdu and Sindhi. UNICEF and the Royal Netherlands Embassy initially supported the newsletter.
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) was the first to support SPARC institutionally and SPARC set up offices in Islamabad. A hallmark publication of SPARC, The State of Pakistan’s Children, was born; supported by Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD). SDC brought SPARC into the national sphere with offices opened n Peshawar and Lahore.
SPARC’s work is guided by international human rights principles and standards which are integrated at policy and program level. The main guiding documents include the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and relevant ILO Conventions.
SPARC has consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council) and the United Nations Department of Public Information and is also partnered with Defense for Children International (DCI).