Program Manager | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

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 Program 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.

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).

Requirements and Skills

Planning:

·          Preparation and development of project ideas.

·         Providing support in preparing the work plan & budgets.

Activities

·         Ensure the smooth and optimum function of the project putting a strong quality-assurance process in place to ensure the project is on the right track to achieve desired goals.

·         Oversight the functioning and advise/supervise in preparation and update of weekly/monthly work-plan.

Reports:

·         Compile all progress reports (summary and narrative). Monthly, quarterly and annual report.

·         Supporting and guiding in collating of information and preparing analytical reports in line with donor requirements.

·         Organize agenda’s for meetings with staff and relevant stakeholders.

·         Contribute to preparation and production of publications related to project as when required.

·         Responsible to delivery all intermediate and final outputs of the project and submit narrative and financial reports as per specified format & schedule.

Liaison

·         Create partnerships and mutually beneficial collaboration with other services providers.

·         Develop/maintain liaison with community, NGO’s and stakeholders for the benefit of working/living children.

General

·         Liaise with other program managers so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs of training and development, and to ensure they are fully informed of training and development objectives, purposes and achievements

·         Any other duty/duties assigned by the Executive Director of SPARC

Education

Candidate should have Master’s Degree in social sciences or relevant

How to Apply

If your credentials match the criteria, send your resume along with a cover letter to hr@sparcpk.org. Please mention the position you are applying for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidate will be called for interview, no TADA will be provided.

About Organization

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).