The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. It seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous and other resource poor regions, primarily in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Its main areas of focus are education, health, rural development, environment and strengthening civil society.
The overall objective of the action “Accelerate Prosperity in Central and South Asia” (AP Asia) supported by the European Commission (EC) is to contribute to the enhanced equitable economic well-being of women and men in rural Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic. The specific objective of this Action is to improve self-employment and employment of women and men in supported enterprises. The Action will achieve this through two intermediate outcomes:
· Increased growth of supported enterprises;
· Increased trade between supported enterprises, producers and clients in targeted areas.
The creation of new start-up enterprises, the growth of small businesses, and a focus on youth and women led ventures will be critical. The Action aims to contribute to positive trends in Gross National Income and Gender Development Index scores.
The Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) is seeking a highly qualified candidate to fill the position of Gender Advisor, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Advisor will serve as a technical advisor for the EC funded action “Accelerate Prosperity in Central and South Asia”, providing targeted expertise to ensure that gender equality as a cross-cutting theme is considered and addressed throughout project implementation. She/ he will guide the implementation of the project gender strategy and act as a resource to support AKDN implementing partners in improving gender equality policies and practices relevant to the project mandate. Specifically, the Gender Advisor will support the integration of gender equality issues across a complex, multi-partner, multi-country regional project in Central and South Asia.
Main Duties & Responsibilities:
· Providing technical support and capacity building to the partner institutions as needed.
AKF(P) offers a competitive remuneration package and conducive working environment. AKF(P) recruitment and selection policy and procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunity and the safeguarding of children, beneficiaries, partners, community members and employees in accordance with AKF(P)’s Safeguarding policy.
Kindly note that this is not an expatriate position. The deadline for applications is 19th February, 2020. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a private, non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967. It seeks sustainable solutions to long-term problems of poverty, hunger, illiteracy and ill-health with special emphasis on the ...Read More