Position title: Provincial NGO Coalition & Facilitation (Pakistan): 2 Positions
Starting date: July 2021 onwards
Duration: Up to 20 working days (each)
Location: Peshawar and Lahore; should be available for visits to Islamabad
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.
In an upcoming project, DRI Pakistan is planning to engage with parliamentarians and government bodies to discuss the role of NGOs and how they can effectively assist the socio-economic development of Pakistan in our unique national context. The overall objective of the project is to work with the government to create a conducive environment for civil society and media.
DRI seeks the services of a Civil Society Coalition Expert/Consultant to support the DRI team in engaging with as well as in establishing and operationalizing civil society coalitions in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The civil society coalitions, comprised of traditional and non-traditional civil society actors including NGOs, trade unions, journalists associations, youth forums, traders’ organisations, etc. are envisioned to collectively engage with public policy reforms agenda and assert for civic spaces.
Your responsibility: support the DRI team in reaching out to local civil society actors, organising meetings/consultations/workshops and other relevant tasks. Your responsibilities may also include the development of ToRs for a CSO coalition, support the coalition in framing a charter of demands around key public policy issues and facilitate their engagement with relevant government bodies and parliamentary structures to push the required policy reforms.
Qualifications we require:
- A university degree in Political Science/Public Policy/Human Rights/ International Law or equivalent;
- Excellent understanding of Pakistan’s democratic and human rights policies and systems, specifically in purview of the country’s relevant international obligations;
- Demonstrated experience in developing/managing civil society’s joint campaigns around human rights related policy reforms. Experience of working with parliamentary structures and government bodies will be considered a valuable addition.
- Excellent communication, research and writing skills;
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu.
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to [email protected]. Please include “Pakistan: Civil Society Coalition Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity. Applying for this position by post mail is possible, please find our address details below.
Closing date for applications: 12 July 2021. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.
This position is subject to the expected approval of project funding.
Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
12045 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 2787730-0 Fax: +49 (0)30 2787730-10