Project Coordinator, Women Economic Empowerment

Pakistan

Job Description

3rd party contract through Professional Employers private limited.


Project Coordinator, WEE(Lahore and Karachi) 2 positions


Duration : 1 year (extendable)


Salary: PKR 300,000 per month(tax deductible)


10% deduction for filer – PKR 270,000 per month

20% deduction for non-filer – PKR 240,000 per month


Investing in women’s economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Women make enormous contributions to economies, whether in businesses, on farms, as entrepreneurs or employees, or by doing unpaid care work at home. But they also remain disproportionately affected by poverty, discrimination, and exploitation. Gender discrimination means women often end up in insecure, low-wage jobs, and constitute a small minority of those in senior positions. It curtails access to economic assets such as land and loans. It limits participation in shaping economic and social policies. And, because women perform the bulk of household work, they are often left with little time to pursue economic opportunities.

Through its dedicated programmes, UN Women Pakistan strives to influence and develop policies and plans to enhance socio-economic empowerment of women (including from marginalized groups and home-based workers) so that women benefit from decent work, income security and socio-economic development. Working with a variety of partners, UN Women’s programmes promote women’s ability to secure decent jobs, accumulate assets, and influence institutions and public policies determining growth and development.


1. Contribute technically to the development of Programme strategies in the area of Women Economic Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihood.

  • Provide inputs to the design and formulation of Programme/ project proposals and initiatives within the context of provincial realities related to women’s economic empowerment.


2. Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the WEE Programme

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme activities.
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners.
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports.
  • Train partners on Results Based Management.


3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/programme partners

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.


4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Monitor progress on implementation of programme activity, results, and indicators by the responsible parties.
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs, and outcomes.


5. Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of WEE&SL Programme

  • Monitor activity expenditures and validate budget revisions when required.
  • Provide inputs to financial reports.
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.


6. Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases.
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.


7. Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on WEE&SL to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Pakistan

  • Provide technical support on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.


8. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to WEE&SL.
  • Coordinate with comms unit and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops, and knowledge products.
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on WEE&SL.


Education:


Master’s degree in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field


Experience:


  • At least 5 year of relevant work experience in development, programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Ability and willingness to accept and manage multiple tasks with efficiency, with own initiative and without supervision
  • Knowledge and dedication to the UN principles required; experience of working with governmental bodies as well as civil society organizations is a must, along with management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects
  • Experience in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment is an asset.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Knowledge of ATLAS system will be considered an asset


Language Requirement:


  • Fluency in English and Urdu is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.


Required Skills

Women Economic Empowerment,


Minimum Education:
Masters

Minimum Experience:
5 Years(• At least 5 year of relevant work experience in development, programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.)