Background & Description

ABOUT THE PROJECT

AAWAZ II is a DFID funded programme in Pakistan, managed by the British Council, which will work with local communities in KP and Punjab provinces to promote the rights of children, women, youth, and other marginalised groups, to strengthen their control over their own development.

AAWAZ II Programme has four pillars and the British Council is leading on the delivery of the community pillars relating to community dialogue, awareness and social cohesion. As part of the delivery of these pillars, AAWAZ II will provide information referrals, facilitate citizen-state engagement for uptake of services and enhance capacities of local communities. In Phase I (Jan 2020- Dec. 2021) Aawaz II will work with civil society organisations to implement the community-based interventions in 22 selected districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, setting up Aagahi Centres and Village Forums. The thematic focus of the programme is on child labour, early and forced marriage, gender-based violence (GBV) and social cohesion.

We are seeking to hire a Training Officer who will be will be responsible for delivering the AAWAZ II programme in collaboration with the Aawaz II district team.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Training Officer responsibilities include communicating with the relevant focal person at the Aawaz II Programme Management Unit (PMU) to identify and map out delivery plans for Trainings in the respective Tehsils Aawaz Aagahi Centers (AACs), and Village Forums of the District. The Training Officer will be responsible for training delivery at the District level including managing, coordinating and conducting all the District and Tehsil level training related activities with support from Aawaz II Capacity Building Partner and PMU.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Map out annual training and delivery plan in the district for community members, resource persons and Aawaz Youth Volunteers in consultation with the Capacity Building Partner, PMU and Provincial Lead.
  • Monitor trainings, supervise and facilitate the Aawaz Youth Volunteers during the roll out of AAWAZ ll activities in the community such as supporting implementation of Social Action Plans (SAPs) and keep track of actions taken by the trained persons on Aawaz II thematic areas
  • Assess instructional effectiveness and determine the impact of trainings and gather regular feedback from facilitators and trainees
  • Apply assessment tools to measure training effectiveness using established templates and track and report on training outcomes
  • Handle logistics for training activities including venues and equipment
  • Work closely together with colleagues in both the community and field teams to ensure effective communication of the development needs of the participants and efficient use of resources
  • Ensure that all records are kept as appropriate and that the systems for tracking and recording post-course progress and outcomes are maintained and updated.
  • Liaise with AACs Coordinator to ensure compilation of data for post course support and evaluation purposes
  • Support District Manager in advocacy related work and managing overall project activities in the district.
  • Complete safeguarding training and orientation. Ensure that safeguarding content in trainings is delivered effectively. 
  • Coordinate with the PMU and Communications Partner in dissemination of communication and awareness raising messages.
  • Stay up to date on community development principles and new training methods and techniques
  • Any other relevant tasks as assigned

REPORTING AND LINE MANAGEMENT

The Training Officer will report to the District Manager.

Requirements and Skills

This role requires a Master’s degree in business or related field of study with three years’ relevant experience in the development sector in training and capacity development of community groups and stakeholders. Experience with different projects, like management training and soft-skills development, is also essential. S/he should also be familiar with the instructors, community engagement, and ensuring the training participant receive statutory required training. The ideal candidate has experience with various training methods, including on-the-job coaching, mentorship programs and e-learning. S/he has knowledge of training methodologies, training assessment, and mentoring adult instructional and learning theory and principles, training methodologies.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above job requirements should send their latest CV with a covering letter clearly explaining their interest and addressing the key competencies for the post on jobs@sungi.org positively by July 06, 2020.

About Organization

Sungi Development Foundation (SDF) commonly known as Sungi, a non-profit organization, registered under the Societies Act 1860, is a leading rights’ based national organization working extensively in both development and humanitarian sectors since year 1989. Led by a Board of Governors (BoG), comprising professionals with diverse educational backgrounds, Sungi is governed through set of policies that ensure transparency, accountability and effectiveness within its systems and operations.

Despite having substantial dependence on external resources, Sungi implements internally developed programs in collaboration with its stakeholders and partners. Through its community based approaches, Sungi always focuses on the development of marginalized communities. Hence, it champions in social mobilization approaches including PPA, RRA and PRA. Besides having deep roots in the northern Pakistan, Sungi has country-wide presence through its local partners and networks. Due to its sustainable approaches and long-term programs, Sungi has in-depth linkages with stakeholders and communities in both urban and rural areas of the country.