Pakistan Program Manager | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

Girls Rising

Girl Rising is a US-based nonprofit organization that uses the power of storytelling to change the
way the world values and invests in girls and their education. GR tells stories about girls who face
daunting barriers to their independence with determination and courage, strategically deploying
these stories to fuel and strengthen social movements - informing and inspiring people to take
action for girls and gender equality. GR works with local partners, adapting these stories into
culturally relevant educational tools that build confidence and agency in girls and that change
attitudes and social norms within their communities. More than 7,100 educators from over 130
countries have accessed the Girl Rising global curricula for use in their classrooms and hundreds
more have engaged with the country-specific curricula. (www.girlrising.org).

Explore More! - The Project 
Millions of girls grow up with few role models, deprived of inspiration and feelings of possibility to
become other than what is traditionally expected – a wife, a mother, a homemaker. In 2018,
Sunsilk and Girl Rising (GR) collaboratively launched the ‘Explore More’ campaign in Pakistan in
an effort to change this narrative.

The positive outcomes of the pilot program, which spanned from August 2018 to February 2019,
fueled the desire to expand the program to reach additional adolescent girls and boys
throughout Pakistan.

In this phase of the program, Girl Rising and Sunsilk continue to invite schools, educational
institutions, and organizations to join our efforts to build confidence and agency in young people.
The program aims to reach out to 10,000 students this year by seeking best-in-class partners
who are committed to positively changing attitudes and social norms and helping young people
reach their full potential.

The Explore More Toolkit’s creative multimedia tools and participatory curriculum encourage
self-reflection and the stretching of one’s horizons – supporting students as they identify and
build a community of support. Ultimately, the Explore More program is designed to equip girls,
and boys, to pursue their interests and passions and aspire to a future full of possibilities.

Scope of Work
The Program Manager (PM) will be based in Pakistan and will identify potential partner schools
and educational organizations, manage outreach to, selection and engagement with program
partners, conduct teacher training, coordinate monitoring and evaluation, and ensure the overall
effective and efficient delivery of the Explore More program. Initially, the program manager will
work collaboratively with the GR team to review, contextualize and finalize the toolkit for the
program. The contextualization will include managing the local language translation, design and
printing of Explore More materials and the coordination of video discussion prompt to support the
curricula.

Requirements and Skills

● Five or more years of experience in curriculum development and/or delivery and excellent
program management and partnership development skills.
● Significant experience working in Pakistan with local, regional and/or international
youth-centered and education-focused organizations, serving both girls and boys.
● Experience with girls’ empowerment/gender equity interventions and familiarity with a
broader range of local cultural norms in Pakistan.
● Proven success in establishing and nurturing partnerships with local like-minded
organizations, educational institutions and government departments for effective and
efficient delivery of program outcomes.
● Experience designing and conducting training for teachers in public and private school
settings including, but not limited to topics related to self-esteem and self-awareness,
gender, communication, and decision-making skills.
● Ability to keep the program on track by developing efficient work plans and maintaining
regular follow-ups with partnering organizations/schools.
● Ability to work independently (home-based), take initiative and efficiently maintain
(long-distance across many time zones) communication and reporting with the GR global
team.
● Ability to work in both English and Urdu language.
● Experience working with video assets as part of the curriculum (preferred).

How to Apply

Interested parties should email letters of interest including CV/resume to Khuzama Rizwan Khan
at Khuzama@girlrising.org 

Use email subject line: Pakistan Program Manager

Applications (in English language) should be sent within two weeks of the date of this posting --
interested candidates are encouraged to submit application materials as soon as possible. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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