Background & Description

The position will manage and coordinate the implementation of Oxfam’s She Can Lead project in Pakistan, which focuses on women inclusion in the political process while ensuring women leadership at all different levels. The project attempts steering the socially, politically and culturally discriminatory pre & post-election context of Pakistan towards making it favourable for women’s political empowerment and their leadership at all levels of political participation.  

The position will ensure that all project stakeholders including community, Election Commission of Pakistan, Women Caucus, NCSW and women parliamentarians participate and represent where required in the project cycle.

The position will represent and ensure effective implementation of She Can Lead Project, while contributing to overall country strategy through working in partnership with local partners and advocacy with Government bodies. Project Coordinator will work together with the Project Officer, the Finance Officer, MEAL Coordinator, Funding department and Communication Officer in Oxfam in Pakistan and also with the Global Project manager.

key Responsibilities

  • Provide support to Program Manager GJ/EYW to promote the vision, mission, and strategic goals of Oxfam Pakistan Programme, especially Gender Justice Programme.
  • Using a rights-based approach to work, support PM to develop and implement gender responsive projects and develop concepts/proposals, strategies, approaches, operational plans and budgets of the humanitarian, climate change and resilience programme.
  • Develop project progress reports, success stories, case studies, field monitoring reports various reports, training and event reports, and agenda in coordination with MEL, Media and Communications, Finance department and the Programme Manager.
  • Produce, assimilate, analyse and use programme information from varied and diverse sources to provide in-depth analysis and appropriate recommendations related to Gender Justice programming, advocacy, policy, OGB/Partner accountability and Partnerships.
  • Supported by the Programme Manager, manage the formulation, organisation and delivery of high-level lobbying, advocacy and campaigning as part of the Women’s Political Empowerment.
  • Ensure programme quality by developing systems for sharing learning from campaign and programmes through reviews, process documentation and impact assessment as per programme advocacy strategy.
  • Work with Partners to advocate/strengthen/develop national/provincial/district level policies, procedures, relevant to women’s development and rights.
  • Ensure compliance with Oxfam monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning expectations and approach; develop initiatives for continuous learning, pilots and innovation.
  • Ensure maintenance/compliance of OPAL (Oxfam Project Management Software).
  • In collaboration with the Gender Justice team, ensure the rights of the most marginalised women are upheld; and that international commitments and agreed principles, standards and codes are understood, promoted and complied to.
  • Ensure project implementation are according to the agreed plans and donor compliance. Ensure project quality implementation by developing systems for sharing learning from resilience and climate change projects through reviews, process documentation and impact assessment as per programme strategy.
  • Required to conduct regular monitoring visits to project areas including capacity building and support to the partner.
  • The development and implementation of projects and programmes back-donors (could) finance with overall day to day management of donor contracts.
  • Writes and develops a project plan, support programme manager to Identify potential donors and also ensure support to capacity building of team members, partners and allies in developing their understanding and practicing compliance with the mandatory requirements of different donors as per the signed contracts with them.
  • Supported by the PM and other colleagues in Gender Justice, ensure best practice by the Gender Justice team by compliance to OGB’s Partnership policy, procedures and guidelines; and through Partner monitoring and capacity building.
  • Support manager in managing the programme finances in the country, including: annual budgeting for Gender Justice project work; collaboration and engagement with Fundraising and finance colleagues over donor and country budgeting.
  • Using the logical framework process for programme planning/design, monitoring and evaluation, ensure qualitative and quantitative information that provides evidence of impact and change.
  • Effectively contributes to the Programme reviews including Programme quality reviews
  • Bringing in innovation, best practices and learning; especially on women issues, evidence-based knowledge and management;


Requirements and Skills
  • Post-graduation degree from a reputable university, in gender studies, development studies or relevant area.
  • Significant programming experience and at least 5 years in development sector, especially around gender responsive electoral process, women rights and violence against women.
  • Programme development experience and skill to use Programme Cycle Management (PCM) tool at every stage of PCM.
  • Demonstrable evidence of managing sizeable resources and excellent Project cycle management skills – people, budgets, material; including evidence of demanding high standards of performance and accountability while being fair in dealing with people and demonstrating through role modeling
  • Demonstrated skills and significant experience in gender mainstreaming, particularly in gender training/capacity development, gender theory/analysis and planning and organisational development.
  • Demonstrated work experience in advocacy programming, policy analysis and partner management.
  • Experiences of managing or conducting research and subsequently designing programme based on the research findings.
  • Experience of undertaking stakeholder analysis, power mapping coupled with use of gender analysis in varying situations. The candidates who have experience of using output of stakeholder analysis, power mapping and gender analysis in developing programme would have an added advantage.
  • Experience of designing and instituting monitoring and review systems, especially for policy, advocacy and campaigning work around women’s political emancipation
  • Reporting experience for institutional donors, media, government, partners and beneficiaries
  • Strong team-building skills and orientation of working in team setting
  • Proficient in of MS Excel, PowerPoint and MS Word
  • Ability to travel at short notices and work for short period of time in remote areas of Pakistan
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Urdu. Expertise in regional (local) languages will be added advantage.
  • Be prepared to undertake other duties related to Oxfam’s programme as and when required by the PM EVAW and/or Country Director
How to Apply

Please submit your application online at settings below:         OR visit our website using the job reference number  INT6023.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. In your application please ensure that you address your suitability towards the outlined selection criteria, in order to be short-listed.

About Organization

Oxfam’s vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions that affect their lives, enjoy their rights, and assume their responsibilities as full citizens of a world in which all human beings are valued and treated equally. Oxfam in Pakistan has been working in the country since 1973. In the Pakistan, our goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty by supporting women and other vulnerable groups in saving lives and building livelihoods, enhancing their resilience to crises, shocks and stresses, and making their voices heard to hold duty-bearers accountable.