Job Opportunity for Women’s Human Rights & Gender Advisor – Pakistan
Women’s Human Rights & Gender Advisor – Pakistan
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|Summary of roleAAWAZ (Voice and Accountability) is seeking to recruit a senior Women’s Human Rights & Gender Advisor to provide systematic advisory support on women’s human rights and gender across the programme’s portfolio to the management organisation and implementing partner organisations.
AAWAZ is a 5 year cutting edge, flagship programme in Voice and Accountability in Pakistan, funded by the UK Department for International Development. This community and gender focused programme is managed by DAI as the Management Organisation (MO) and is implemented through rights-based civil society organisations working in the two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab, including the Aurat Foundation; South Asia Partnership, Pakistan (SAP-PK), the Strengthening Participatory Organisation (SPO) and Sungi Development Foundation.
The programme aims to facilitate linkages between the State and Government of Pakistan and its citizens by creating awareness amongst the population whilst giving citizens and communities the skills to bring about change; resulting in a State and Government that is more receptive to citizens’ demands.
The four programme outputs of AAWAZ are:
The programme views democracy through a gender lens, and sets out to contribute to women’s political empowerment, resolution of conflicts across the communities that it works with, and better public service delivery in the areas of health and education through informed and active engagement of citizens. DFID, DAI and the AAWAZimplementing partner organisations (IPOs) are all committed to ensuring maximum participation of women in public life and decision-making – at household, community and institutional levels.
AAWAZ places strategic emphasis on tackling violence against women and girls.
AAWAZ is now seeking a senior Women’s Human Rights and Gender Adviser to work closely with the IPOs and across the MO to provide technical support and advice to ensure that all programming promotes this agenda. In collaboration with the implementing partners, s/he will create strategic partnerships and support IPOs on the compilation, analysis and interpretation of data and programme results, ensuring data integrity and quality in this regard.
Scope of Work:
Reporting to the Deputy Team Leader (Technical)/Head of Programmes, the Women’s Human Rights and Gender Advisor will lead the implementation of Aawaz’ gender strategy. In particular, s/he will provide specific advice and technical support on (a) issues of women’s political participation; (b) violence against women and girls and (c) women’s involvement in dispute resolution.
This position will be supported by a Programme Specialist and will have access to a pool of short term technical advisers.
Advanced University Degree in relevant subject (e.g. human rights, gender studies, law, development, international relations)
Project Location: Islamabad, Pakistan, with frequent travel to KP and Punjab
Deadline for applications: Open. The post will be filled when a suitable candidate is identified.