Legal Aid Society
PROGRAM MANAGER - GENDER
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Posted date 1st December, 2023 Last date to apply 6th December, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Karachi (Sindh)
Category Community & Social Services
Type Consultant Position 1
Experience 4 years
Status Closed

Position Title:                                  Program Manager - Gender

Location of Work Station:               Karachi  

Type of Job:                                    Contractual

Reporting to:                                   Program Delivery Specialist/Chief Executive Officer

Grade/Scale:                                   6

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

A program manager learned in social policy, development and law with a particular emphasis on Sexual and Gender Based Violence and experienced in project management is required. Candidate must possess excellent knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system in Pakistan and rights of Pakistani citizens as under the Constitution of Pakistan. Candidates with past experience of working on Sexual and Gender Based Violence will be preferred.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION:

The program manager will monitor and manage various rule of law/governance related initiatives and coordinate, plan, supervise the implementation of various awareness clinics, training sessions, litigation progress, and collaborations with Federal and Provincial departments, district administrations other CSOs/NGOs etc. He or she shall also be responsible to provide a narrative of the results on a monthly basis and will be responsible for managing communications with donor/s of the program. The program manager will be required to have an excellent understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation, Risk Management, Stakeholder relationship management, administration and other critical program management related skills.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

 The program manager will be responsible for the overall implementation a project in Sindh, as per the project work plan and proposal. He/she will be responsible for performing the following duties but shall not be limited to: 

  • Lead a program team spread across districts in Sindh, ICT and Gilgit Baltistan
  • To monitor, manage and evaluate research projects;
  • To prepare project completion reports;
  • To work and contribute to the team structure that guides the formulation and development of the outcomes as laid out in the LFA;
  • To review final project reports with the research results;
  • Develop monthly / quarterly work plans, and manage project evaluation;
  • Support knowledge management process;
  • Promote work at various levels;
  • Develop and Implement Advocacy Strategy for Policy Reforms;
  • Formation and strengthening of community mobilization groups;
  • Manage Program resource mobilization, including project design and proposal writing
  • Organize National and provincial level learning forums of LAS’s Programs/projects,Establish and maintain good working relationship with media;
  • Develop and maintain linkages with concerned government departments and relevant ministries, youth networks, media and parliamentarians;
  • Ensure processing of project information from relevant programs, dissemination through communication section of the program;
  • Sharing of information about LAS projects and their achievements with stakeholders;
  • Ensure contract database reports are reviewed/modified monthly and kept up to date;
  • Supervise work of the other team members;
  • Develop monitoring plans and tools and conducting analysis of data from provinces
  • Liaises with key stakeholders as required, represent LAS at various relevant forums as requested by Senior Management, assess new program opportunities and assists in developing proposals for such as needed;
  • Works together with senior management team for future program development in community-based/LAS capacity building field;
  • Develops work plans, budgets and progress reports as required by LAS, donors and other partners;
  • Consults with project accountant and Finance and Administration Manager regarding best practices for financial administration of project work;
  • Organize training for the individual project teams.
  • Request periodic project reports from individual project team members;
  • Document all project events and milestones;
  • Developing and implementing risk registers and contingency plans for the program;
  • Identifying processes and procedures for improvement
  • Undertake any other activity that contributes to the smooth running of the programme.

Any other official task(s) assigned by the Program Delivery Specialist/Chief Executive Officer/Chairman.

 REQUIREMENTS AND CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters in relevant discipline such as Program Management, Sociology, Criminal Studies, Law, Gender Studies etc.
  • Past experience in Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) or related area
  • Minimum Experience will be 5 years in related field.
  • Required advanced level of English, reading, writing for drafting of various reports, also knowledge of Urdu and Sindhi. 
  • Nuanced understanding of monitoring and evaluation of program deliverables
  • Creative, energetic, ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Demonstrated flexibility, motivation, and maturity.
  • Willingness to work and live in harsh conditions.

 

EEO STATEMENT:

Integrated into our shared values is LAS’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristics or conduct protected by law. LAS is committed to being an inclusive organization where all people are treated fairly, recognized for their individuality, promoted based on performance and encourage to strive to reach their full potential. We believe in understanding and respecting differences among all people. Every individual at LAS has an ongoing responsibility to respect and support a diverse environment.

Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse:

Legal Aid Society (LAS) is committed to the prevention and protection from all forms of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). LAS explicitly prohibits its
staff, associates, partners, consultants, or any other representatives associated with the delivery of its work from:

  • Engaging in any form of sexual exploitation or abuse;
  • Sexual activity with children (persons below the age of (18) irrespective of a mistaken belief of the age of the child which shall not amount to a defense);
  • Exchange of money, employment, goods or services for sex, including sexual favors or other forms of humiliating, degrading or exploitative behavior, is prohibited. This includes any exchange of assistance that is due to beneficiaries of assistance;
  • Sexual relationships between LAS staff and beneficiaries of assistance, since they are based on inherently unequal power dynamics,undermine the credibility and integrity of the work of LAS and are strongly discouraged.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates may apply online latest by 6th December, 2023

In case of any query please email at [email protected]

Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for test & interview.

The organization reserves the right to reject any or all applications.

For further information please visit http//www.las.org.pk.

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