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About the Position and/or Portfolio
UN Women Pakistan is planning to initiate implementation of a comprehensive project for preventing violence against women and enhancing their access to justice in Punjab and Punjab at the Federal level. The project interventions will build upon UN Women’s work for supporting national and provincial partners to end violence against women (EVAW) by undertaking awareness-raising and advocacy initiatives, supporting data collection and analysis, building capacity of duty-bearers, and enhancing women’s access to justice, services and safe spaces.
UN Women seeks to engage a Programme Coordinator in Punjab for its Access to Justice project to coordinate all aspects of project implementation in the province, including planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and reporting of project activities as well as support the projects of the EVAW, Governance and Human Rights Unit and provide technical input and advice.
Reporting to Portfolio Manager Ending Violence Against Women, Governance and Human Rights, the Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the EVAW portfolio which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.
Master’s degree in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women's studies, international development, or a related field is required
At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in development programme/ project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
Experience in EVAW, Governance and Human Rights is an asset;
Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/ or donors is an asset.
· Fluency in English and Urdu is required. Knowledge of other local languages of Punjab will be an asset.
HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UN. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.
UN provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates.