Background & Description

Job Purpose

The objective of the position is to ensure gender mainstreaming in the project, through assessment of grant applications, monitoring, technical assistance and capacity building of grantees and the AFGP team.


Job Responsibilities:

Gender Mainstreaming

  • Oversee the implementation of the AFGP Gender Integration Plan
  • Promote and facilitate the inclusion of gender dimensions in all AFGP planning & outreach, events, publications, hiring and staff training, grantee selection and capacity building, etc.
  • Ensure that AFGP outreach events and information dissemination target women and gender-focused organizations, including through coordination with National and Provincial Commissions on the Status of Women and potentially hosting outreach events exclusively for women and women’s organizations
  • Develop and deliver training (including potentially checklists and/or tools) for:
  • Potential grant applicants to make their applications gender-sensitive and gender-inclusive
  • Grantees on gender dimensions of project implementation, monitoring, impact assessment etc.
  • AFGP personnel on gender issues both internal to the AFGP and related to assessment of grant applications, capacity building of grantees, external communications, etc.


  • Implement and update the framework and criteria to assess gender dimensions of grant applications
  • Contribute to the gender dimensions of the AFGP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan, including potentially developing a checklist and/or tool to monitor ongoing grants on gender dimensions
  • Provide support and technical expertise to other AFGP units (including Capacity Building, MEL and Communications) to ensure that all AFGP plans, materials and work products reflect gender considerations
  • Knowledge management, including documentation and dissemination of good practice examples, contribution to communities of practice and other internal and external learning processes
  • Regularly research and share reading materials on gender issues, to help the AFGP team stay up-to-date about developments and opportunities
  • Support the COP in ensuring an inclusive AFGP Team and safe working environment for all


  • Serve as a member of the AFGP Management Team, coordinating closely with other Managers
  • Serve as a member of the AFGP Grant Management Committee (GMC), if and as requested
  • Contribute to AFGP monthly, quarterly and annual reports on Gender aspects of the project
  • Manage many time-sensitive tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines, assuring high quality
  • Systematically maintain a backup of all records in soft and hard forms
  • Coordinate with other TDEA projects to centralize learning and knowledge management
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the DCOP or COP 
Requirements and Skills
  • Master’s Degree in gender and development, women’s rights or a related field required
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience, including at least 5 years of experience directly related to gender and/or women’s rights and/or inclusion
  • Expert knowledge and competencies related to gender mainstreaming
  • Demonstrated research skills, especially on gender issues
  • Skills and experience in providing technical assistance, mentoring and capacity building
  • Skilled in the use of computer systems, including Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel to different parts of the country
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in English and Urdu, both spoken and written
  • Committed to an inclusive, tolerant and mutually-supportive working environment
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs would be an advantage
How to Apply

Cover Letter is a mandatory part of your application. Please submit your job application along with a Cover Letter through our online job portal. 

Note: You will be required to produce HEC attested degrees and certificates during the selection process.


About Organization

The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) was established in October 2008. It was a spin-off of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After having conducted the largest domestic observation of general elections -2008 in Pakistan and influencing the subsequent process of electoral reforms, member organizations that formed FAFEN decided to formalize the network by acquiring legal status as a prerequisite to sustainability of the landmark work. Following exhaustive discussions that spanned more than a year, FAFEN member organizations decided to transform the network into a legal entity. The establishment of TDEA and subsequent process of institutionalization was a step towards sustainability of work initiated in the area of election observation, voter education and electoral reforms advocacy. Subsequently, TDEA was registered under Trust Act 1882.

TDEA developed a defined governance structure keeping in view the statutory requirements and dynamism of the network that drew its strength from participatory decision-making, inclusiveness and collective action. While Trust can take any measures to achieve its objectives, The Trust Deed empowers TDEA to execute its programs through FAFEN in advancement of its objectives and to ensure a maximum outreach to its beneficiaries — general pubic of all ages, gender, race, ethnicity, creed and religions in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. TDEA is governed under its Compendium of Policies and Procedures, which define governance and processes for the day-to-day management of its functions. As a forward-looking organization, the Trust organizes itself to maximize efficiency, output, internal accountability and transparency.