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Introduction

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) is the lead apex institution for community-driven development in the country.  Set up by the Government of Pakistan as an autonomous not-for-profit organization, PPAF enjoys facilitation and support from the Government of Pakistan, The World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), KfWEntwicklungs bank (Development Bank of Germany) and other statutory and corporate donors.  PPAF aims to be the catalyst for improving the quality of life, broadening range of opportunities and socio-economic mainstreaming of the poor and disadvantaged, especially women. As an intermediary wholesaler, PPAF funds multi-sector civil society as well as private sector organizations through a network of more than 100 Partner Organizations across the country. The core programmatic units of PPAF deliver a range of development interventions to strengthen the institutional capacity of civil society organizations, and support the creation of organizations of the poor, that can work together to alleviate poverty and achieve MDGs at the grass root level. Externally commissioned independent studies have demonstrated positive outcomes and impact of PPAF interventions on the lives of benefiting communities related to their economic output, household incomes, assets, agricultural productivity skills, other quality of life indices and disaster management.  

Background and objective

PPAF works through an innovative, collaborative and community-driven approach towards poverty alleviation. To date PPAF has invested in developing capacities of approximately 120,000 organised community institutions (hamlet level), 14,271 village organisations, and 612 union council level federations. PPAF ensures an inclusive social mobilisation approach wherein the participation of women and poorest members of a village/hamlet in its community organisations (COs) are at least 40% and 60% respectively.

PPAF believes that in order to ensure sustainability of its social capital, it is imperative to develop leadership at the Third Tier Organization (TTO) which can demonstrate a sound governance and management system and ultimately sustain itself beyond PPAF support. These TTOs must have the inherent capacity to develop viable linkages with other civil society organisations, aid agencies and key stakeholders like philanthropists, etc. so that they remain engaged in accessing resources and opportunities for development.

PPAF envisions to furtherbuild capacities of the TTOs to a sustainable level so that it develops:

  • Active inclusive and informed membership
  • Inspiring, effective and responsive leadership, and
  • Responsible, caring and active community institutions

PPAF has approved a project which will sustain viable and active union councils (UCs) and village level organisations that have been formed under PPAF funding and are working in the poorest and most marginalised districts of Pakistan. PPAF has allocated finances for Phase/Batch 1 from its own resources. 

The overall objective of hiring the consultant is to develop a roll-out/implementation plan for the newly approved project in building capacities of the TTOs (at union council level and village level organisations) and make them self-sustaining.

Deliverables

  • Review PPAF’s existing social mobilisation approach/strategy/materials and highlight areas for improvement;
  • Examine various community-driven models within Pakistan and internationally and recommend best practices for making community based organizations sustainable;
  • Conduct field visits to areas where the project will be implemented for monitoring of CI & PO’s and suggest ways on how to make them more effective and sustainable;
  • Organise and consolidate data set of community institutions available with PPAF;
  • Develop a Result Framework Matrix for this assignment (in the first phase for the 100 union councils) which will be used to track progress against activity, output, process and outcome in a timely manner to a) conduct end lines b) improve future policy, programmes and projects through feedback and lessons learned; and c) provide a basis for accountability;
  • Engage with selected POs and CIs and develop an Implementation Plan with the POs which will have input from CIs. The implementation Plan will have an a) Institutional Plan for the CIs and b) Awareness Raising Plan for the CIs around SDGs (Goal # 3, 4,5,13 and 16);
  • ExploreInnovative models and Financial Strategies to make CIs financially sustainable using inter alia indigenous philanthropy under Islamic Finance
  • Devise strategy to layer the CI’s with the following:
  • Building a resistance and coping mechanisms for Climate Change.
  • Conflict resolution and Peace building.
  • Responsibilities, duties and rights under the constitution.

Qualification and experience:

  • Masters’ degree in Development Studies or equivalent
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with working in large development organisations;
  • Experience of working in community-driven programmes;
  • A knowledge and understanding of the development sector in Pakistan as well as knowledge of good practices of community institutions globally.
  • Strong report writing and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of research methodology

Source of Fund:

  • The consultancy assignment shall be charged to PPAF Own resources.

Consultancy fee:

Reporting:

  • The consultant will report to GM Institutions & CEO.

Duration:

  • Initially for a 03 month period, however, extendable depending on requirements.

Selection Method:

  • The individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with process stipulated in Section V of “Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (2011).

 

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Department:
Procurement
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Masters' degree in Development Studies or equivalent
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
15 Years (Minimum of 15 years of experience with working in large development organisations;)
Apply Before:
Aug 13, 2017
Posting Date:
Aug 10, 2017
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Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

N.G.O./Social Services · 301-600 employees - Islamabad

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