Oct 092019

Organization: Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 13 Oct 2019

Job Description

Title: Gender Specialist

Reports to: Deputy Chief of Party, (AFGP)

Location: Based in Islamabad, with required travel within Pakistan

Duration of Contact: 1 year (initially- Extendable).

Job Type: Full Time (Contractual)

Application Deadline: Oct 13, 2019

Job Purpose

The objective of the position is to ensure gender mainstreaming in the project, through assessment of grant applications, monitoring, technical assistance and capacity building of grantees and the AFGP team.

Job Responsibilities:

Gender Mainstreaming

  • Oversee the implementation of the AFGP Gender Integration Plan
  • Promote and facilitate the inclusion of gender dimensions in all AFGP planning & outreach, events, publications, hiring and staff training, grantee selection and capacity building, etc.
  • Ensure that AFGP outreach events and information dissemination target women and gender-focused organizations, including through coordination with National and Provincial Commissions on the Status of Women and potentially hosting outreach events exclusively for women and women’s organizations
  • Develop and deliver training (including potentially checklists and/or tools) for:

  • Potential grant applicants to make their applications gender-sensitive and gender-inclusive

  • Grantees on gender dimensions of project implementation, monitoring, impact assessment etc.

  • AFGP personnel on gender issues both internal to the AFGP and related to assessment of grant applications, capacity building of grantees, external communications, etc.

  • Implement and update the framework and criteria to assess gender dimensions of grant applications

  • Contribute to the gender dimensions of the AFGP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Plan, including potentially developing a checklist and/or tool to monitor ongoing grants on gender dimensions

  • Provide support and technical expertise to other AFGP units (including Capacity Building, MEL and Communications) to ensure that all AFGP plans, materials and work products reflect gender considerations

  • Knowledge management, including documentation and dissemination of good practice examples, contribution to communities of practice and other internal and external learning processes

  • Regularly research and share reading materials on gender issues, to help the AFGP team stay up-to-date about developments and opportunities

  • Support the COP in ensuring an inclusive AFGP Team and safe working environment for all


  • Serve as a member of the AFGP Management Team, coordinating closely with other Managers
  • Serve as a member of the AFGP Grant Management Committee (GMC), if and as requested
  • Contribute to AFGP monthly, quarterly and annual reports on Gender aspects of the project
  • Manage many time-sensitive tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines, assuring high quality
  • Systematically maintain a backup of all records in soft and hard forms
  • Coordinate with other TDEA projects to centralize learning and knowledge management
  • Undertake any other tasks assigned by the DCOP or COP

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in gender and development, women’s rights or a related field required
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience, including at least 5 years of experience directly related to gender and/or women’s rights and/or inclusion
  • Expert knowledge and competencies related to gender mainstreaming
  • Demonstrated research skills, especially on gender issues
  • Skills and experience in providing technical assistance, mentoring and capacity building
  • Skilled in the use of computer systems, including Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to travel to different parts of the country
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Fluency in English and Urdu, both spoken and written
  • Committed to an inclusive, tolerant and mutually-supportive working environment
  • Experience working with USAID-funded programs would be an advantage

How to apply:


Cover Letter is a mandatory part of your application. Please submit your job application along with a Cover Letter through our online job portal.

Note: You will be required to produce HEC attested degrees and certificates during the selection process.

Our Equal Opportunity Policy

TDEA is an equal opportunity employer –women, minorities, persons with physical disability/wheel chair users, the blind/visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired and/or persons with any other disabilities who otherwise qualify for the position are encouraged to apply. TDEA provides accessible work environment to its disabled employees through reasonable accommodations without compromising on the quality of work.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews. Any attempt to influence the hiring process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.

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