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Multiple Positions Vacant (Pakistan)

Following are the recently opened vacancies in multiple organizations/institutions of Pakistan: 

 

Positions Vacant at Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary Development Project

 

Strengthening Democracy through Parliamentary Development is a joint project of the Parliament of Pakistan, UNDP and IPU. It has complete one phase in September 2009, while the new phase for another four years (2009 – 2013) has come in force since October 2009. The project needs professionals with proven record of performance and professionalism, for following positions. Please click on the position title to see the detailed Terms of Reference.

  1. National Technical Advisor
  2. Deputy Project Manager (civil society)
  3. Deputy Project Manager (Trainings)
  4. Finance Officer
  5. Communications and Advocacy Officer
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  7. Training and Coordination Associate

 

Free Seminar November 01, 2009 at 02:00 PM, Lahore

Introduction
Sun Microsystems’ Java unique architecture enables programmers to develop platform independent, object-oriented, scalable, n-tier applications. In this course you gain extensive experience with Java Standard Edition (Java SE) and its object-oriented features to develop robust enterprise applications. You also learn how to use key components of the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE), including Servlets & JSP technologies and Struts Framework to create dynamic data-driven Web applications.


Objectives

After this course student will be able to:

  • To develop an understanding of over Java Platform including J2SE J2EE
  • To apply object-oriented concepts like encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, polymorphism and composition in Java applications
  • To build robust, secure distributed applications using advanced Java programming
  • To exploit advance language features including interfaces, collections, exceptions and multithread application development
  • To build multi-tier, robust and scalable data-driven web applications using J2EE
  • To integrate Java Beans Custom Tags in JSP to minimize scriptlet code
  • To build robust, secure distributed applications using advanced Java programming
  • To develop flexible data-aware applications using Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
  • To implement Web Tier J2EE patterns such as MVC, DAO Business Delegate
  • To develop web application using famous Struts Framework
  • Implementing High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Course Schedule & Duration

28th Batch in Lahore
Duration 3 Months
Frequency 2 Sessions a week
Start Date Saturday November 07,2009 at 06:00 PM

Contents

  • Introduction to Java Platform
  • Fundamentals of Java Programming
  • Object Oriented Programming-1
  • Object Oriented Programming-2
  • Regular Expression & Collection Framework
  • Exceptions + Jar & Javadoc Utilility
  • Handling Input & output in Java(I/O Streams)
  • Implementing Multithreading Applications
  • Database Programming using JDBC
  • Essentials of Java EE Web Application
  • Setting up Java EE Web Application
  • Understanding the Servlet Model
  • Developing Java Server pages(JSPs)
  • Managing Sessions & Application Context
  • Integrating Web Application with Databases
  • Structs Framework
  • Java Server Faces (JSF)
  • Securing Web Application
  • Developing & Using Custom Tags
  • Web Tier Design Patterns

Training Methodology

  • Lectures & Demos by industry experts
  • Project Driven Hands-On approach
  • Focus on latest tools, technologies & industry practices
  • Projects, assignments & quizzes for student’s evaluation

Project

A highly scalable commercial level web application using Servlets / JSPs, JDBC & Struts Framework. The project should be implemented using best practices & patterns such MVC, DAO etc

Audience

  • Developers, Team Leads, Analysts etc.
  • IT/Computer Science graduates
  • Any other person having good understanding of programming

Certifications

  • EVS Certified Java Developer
  • SCJP:Sun Certified Java Programer
  • SCWCD:Sun Certified Web Component Developer

For further details contact
Lahore Branch
Call:
042-5831325, 042-5856330 or 300-4102039
Walk:
349 Ferozepure Road, M-Block Gulberg, Lahore
Visit:
http://www.evslearning.com

Rawalpindi Branch
Call:
051-4427241, 051-4427242 or 300-4102039
Walk:
92, 6th Road Block A, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi
Visit:
http://www.evslearning.com

Job Openings – World Bank / Balochistan Education Foundation

World bankBEF

Balochistan Education Foundation (BEF)

BEF is a rapidly growing development organization which aims to bring lasting solutions in the Education sector of Balochistan province.  BEF is operating as an apex body in 4.5 years World Bank funded Primary Education initiative; Balochistan Education Support Project (BESP). The project has established 648 community and 207 private school in all 30 districts of the province. It is identified as the best project in South Asia by the World Bank’s Quality Assessment Group (QAG). Currently we are looking to fill some key position in our management cadre. All positions are Quetta based.

Challenging Opportunities in the Development Sector

  1. Manager – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

S/he is responsible for developing and institutionalizing M&E framework and tracks quantitative and qualitative achievements against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of BESP. The incumbent is responsible for designing effective M&E tools, organizing all necessary data collection and data management protocols, overseeing data quality and accuracy through supervising  MIS Section, training field staff in data collection and reporting, and leading baseline assessment and data quality assurance surveys.

S/he will produce narrative and empirical write-ups for all project and donor progress reporting, and will assist in the documentation and development of project success stories; lessons learnt which will assist BEF’s upcoming discussion with the Bank on BESP II. Incumbent will develop, organize and report evaluation exercises and impact assessments of project components. S/he will also engage in desk and field appraisal of potential partners.

S/he will conduct random field visits to BESP school in the province, directly manage a team of 13 staff (including one Program Officer and one Research and Evaluation Officer), guides field monitoring staff and supervise their activities, coordinates with a wide range of IPs (local, national and international NGOs), process payments to different partners against set budgets, deliverables and milestones.

As a head of M&E and MIS section, the person is a key member of BEF’s Management and Procurement Committee and involved in all strategic planning exercises. S/he will give BEF-M&E presentations in orientation seminars and different discussion forums.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

  • Masters degree in Social Sciences (preferably major in Economics or Statistics)
  • 8-10 years experience in the development sector, ideally 5 years in M&E section
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing M&E systems and overseeing the collection and analysis of metrics;
  • A good understanding of Results-based monitoring – preferably demonstrated past experience
  • Have exceptional interpersonal & communication skills; with an excellent command of written and spoken English.  Be able to manage and lead a team to deliver objectives;
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, forecasting and reporting;
  • Be able to solve problems, think creatively and take timely decisions;
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Be confident & require minimum supervision at work; and
  • Have strong IT skills (MS Office applications).
  • Knowledge of local languages will be a plus
  1. Program Officer – Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

S/he will strengthen BEF’s M&E systems by continuously improving quality of monitoring tools, partners reporting, data collection techniques, data entry, reporting to BEF senior management, identifying gaps and suggesting timely corrective measures. The individual will closely coordinate with a wide range of implementing partners in the field and through monthly/quarterly partners progress reviews.

S/he will support Manager M&E in development and compilation of progress reports, quarterly and monthly field visit plans, annual and quarterly budgeting for the M&E section, timely payments to partners, accuracy of field data, training/mentoring/coaching of M&E staff, identifying staff training needs and conducting evaluation exercise. S/he will facilitate workshops, orientation seminars and other capacity building initiatives.

S/he will provide field-monitoring support to the project components through regular visits and directly supervise a team of field supervisors and organize monthly visits to BESP schools

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

  • Masters degree in Social Sciences (preferably major in Economics or Statistics)
  • 5-8 years experience in the development sector, ideally 2 years in M&E section
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing M&E systems and overseeing the collection and analysis of metrics;
  • A good understanding of Results-based monitoring – preferably demonstrated past experience
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills and a good command of written and spoken English.
  • Have some experience of budgeting, forecasting and reporting;
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Have strong IT skills (MS Office applications).
  • Knowledge of local languages will be a plus
  1. Program Officer – Administration:

S/he will understand and follow the administrative procedures of BEF. S/he will manage legal issues, Human Resources, project administration, staff recruitment, Housekeeping, Vehicle maintenance and log books, Office maintenance

S/he will supervise all support and service staff working in the Admin Section; maintain staff personal files, tracking of leave records/daily time sheets. Incumbent will organize orientations for new staff members, ensure BEF policies and procedures are complete, up-dated regularly and understood/adhered by all staff.

S/he will assist the program staff in arrangements for travel, hotel booking, and preparations for workshops, seminars, trainings, peer-learning exercise and progress reviews.  S/he will be involved in purchases of supplies, stationery, office equipment, and other office related machinery.

S/he will supervise administration staff in developing filing system, mail procedures, manage and maintain BEF property and equipment by developing internal procedures.

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

  • Masters Degree in Social Sciences  preferably MBA or MPA
  • 3-5 years experience in administration, human resources, ideally in the development sector
  • Good organization skills, diplomacy, PR skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and leading a team
  • Skills of Time management, resourcefulness, initiative
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills and a good command of written and spoken English
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Have strong IT skills (MS Office applications).

Special Note

  • There will be a written test (including test in Word, Excel and Power point) followed by an interview by the BEF Board
  • Applicants who do not have the required qualification, experience & skills should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered;
  • Test and Interviews will take place within 2-4 weeks of the closing date;
  • Applicants must abstain from contacting the BEF for information on the selection process. Any applicant who in any way tries to influence the selection process will be disqualified immediately;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted;
  • Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide supporting documents for any qualification & experience certificates;
  • Appointments will be subject to reference check from the past employer.

How to apply:

Please submit a cover letter clearly indicting the position interested in the subject line and up-dated CV (including 2 references) via email info@bef.org.pk or by post to: 32-C Railway Housing Society, Quetta within two weeks of this advertisement. Your cover letter should explain how you meet the required criteria and give examples from the past employment.

BEF provides congenial working environment with opportunities of growth, learning, and exposure to a wide range of development actors. BEF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified females to apply.

Administrative and Finance Assistant (NIM SC)

Job Category:    Admin Assistants

Career Level:     SC-5

Job Type:          Service Contract

Positions:          1

Agency / Project:           UNDP – Gender Based Governance Systems

City/Location:    Quetta

Country:            Pakistan

Posted On:        11 October, 2009

Last Date to apply:         25 October, 2009

Experience in years        2 to 3

Description:

Background:

The Gender Based Governance Systems project builds upon the lessons learnt from the Women’s Political School (WPS) and the Gender Mainstreaming through Planning and Development (GMP&D) projects of UNDP’s Gender Support Programme (GSP). WPS focused on women councilors capacity enhancement and was intended to institutionalize gender based governance through appropriate capacity enhancement of women councilors and relevant training institutions. The implementation experience of these two projects points to the necessity of putting in place an innovative implementation mechanism, benefiting from the previous experience of working with reform champions.
Gender Based Governance Systems is designed as a sustainable, long-term initiative to institutionalize the process of enabling and empowering local representatives particularly women to raise their issues and concerns in policy agenda. The major contribution of this project will be capacity building of a myriad of stakeholders which include government officers, local government representatives, parliamentarians and provincial assembly representatives. The strengthening of institutional capacities of relevant training organizations, institutes and governmental departments will be considered vital for the sustainability of the capacity-building process beyond the period of the project. This will be done through; representation of the concerned organizations, institutes and departments in the Project Advisory Board and Project Review Boards; involving them in the development of the curriculum; engaging their faculty/staff in delivery of the training; utilizing their premises and facilities; sharing of information and materials; and provision of training to their faculty/staff who will deliver the trainings to the stakeholders. The programme from the initiation stage will house itself in the relevant training institutes to ensure that there is increased capacity within training institutions; including local government training academies, National School of Public Policy and other government training institutions, organizations like civil society and academic institutions; and government departments to devise and deliver quality trainings to public representatives and officials. GBG also supports government on forthcoming population census which may include capacity building of public servants, especially for the prospective enumerators.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

The tasks and responsibilities of the Admin & Finance Assistant include:
Administrative responsibilities:
•   Assists in arranging meetings internal and external.
•   Makes travel arrangements for project staff and assists in processing the travel claims.
•   Assists to prepare project budget and maintain financial disbursement and monitoring systems.
•   Assists with all administrative and logistical arrangements for meetings, workshops and conferences
•    Assists project team members to photocopy documents, prepare sets of reports, binding and stapling.
•    Sends faxes, distributes the incoming faxes and maintains the fax register on agreed procedures.
•    Maintains leave records of the staff members.
•    Assists in inviting quotations and making comparison statements for various offices needed procurements.
•    Assists to prepare Power Point presentations; layouts and encoding of documents.
•     Acts as leave monitor for project’s staff members.
•     Maintains a proper filing system/inventory for the project.
•     Maintain a list of addresses/phone numbers of counterparts and relevant GOP/Private Organization’s officials.
•     Oversee the work of sub-ordinate project staff members.
Finance related Responsibilities:

• Assists in maintaining financial records for project or other office accounts for which responsibility is assigned.

•Assists in calculating and compiling costs estimates and projected budget requirements and preparation of budget statements.

•  Assists in preparation of payment requests/travel claims with the supporting documentation and liaison with UNDP for payments follow-ups.

• Performs any other duties as required.

Education

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
Bachelors Bachelors Degree (2-3 Years) Bachelors degree preferably in the field of finance and accounting

British Council – Active Citizens Pakistan Programme (2009-11)

B.CouncilActive Citizens Pakistan Programme – 2009-2011

The British Council in Pakistan implemented an exciting programme for young people aiming at strengthening active citizenship and participation. We are currently looking for facilitators to be trained to deliver key trainings of the programme.

The programme aims to build the capacity of 4000 young people as leaders, influencers and active citizens within their communities developing their skills in leadership, communication, advocacy, citizenship, proposal writing, social action project delivery, fund-raising, entrepreneurship, partnership and network building during the first phase of capacity building in 2009 – 2010. the second phase will be implemented during 2010 – 2011.

We are looking forward to select a group of a total of 35 participants, to attend a five day Facilitators’ Training to be organised in Lahore from 17 – 21 November, 2009 and deliver the modules with young people.

The facilitators’ training is aimed at understanding the Active Citizenship training package including the content and modality. The participating facilitators will be expected to develop a plan for follow up trainings’ delivery during December 2009 – March 2011. This training will be conducted by International Facilitators from the United Kingdom.

Active Citizens Pakistan Programme 2009 – 2010

Facilitator’s Profile

Essential:

  1. Pakistani national
  2. Age bracket: between 25 – 40 years old.
  3. Staff member of nominating organization
  4. Excellent facilitator and trainer: good interpersonal skills, good manager of groups, excellent at synthesis and analysis, good presentation skills etc.
  5. Experience of delivering training of trainers.
  6. Strong sense and understanding of local and national culture and identity.
  7. Excellent communication skills in relation to target audience and cross cultural work.
  8. Good understanding of global interdependency, global citizenship and sustainable development.
  9. Experience of working on Youth development and youth issues
  10. Understanding of and commitment to local community development, local community systems and processes.
  11. Established local and national professional networks
  12. Available to deliver trainings in the 16 districts Active Citizens programme is working with
  13. Available for Facilitators’ Training and be able to deliver follow up trainings as a commitment during December 2009 – March 2011 as per agreement with British Council.

Desirable:

  1. Experience of working with the local community
  2. Understanding of BC agenda in relation to diversity and working effectively with difference.
  3. Experience of mentoring young people in learning and development
  4. Strong English language skills
  5. Strong local language skills

Facilitator’s role:

  1. Agree and confirm contract terms and conditions before attending the PK training
  2. Attend the AC training for Facilitators from 17 October – 21 November 2009 in Lahore
  3. Deliver the local training component and follow-up modules with BC identified groups of young people (number of trainings to be decided by British Council)
  4. Offer feedback on all elements of the programme
  5. Facilitators will also have additional tasks as identified by delivery partners and the British Council local offices including reporting of trainings, M&E of capacity building cycle, participating in selection of master trainers from trainings, provide back-up support to master trainers during cascading model, provide debriefing sessions to master trainers at least once/as and when required

BC Role:

  1. Provide training opportunity to potential facilitators
  2. Plan training delivery calendar in consultation with facilitators
  3. Cover training costs
  4. Provide facilitators accommodation and out station travel (if the facilitator delivers training outstation)
  5. Provide daily subsistence allowance (if the facilitator delivers training outstation)
  6. Facilitators will NOT be paid remuneration for delivering trainings

Please send your applications through email to Sadia Rahman, Projects Manager, Active Citizens programme, British Council at sadia.rahman@britishcouncil.org.pk by 23 October, 2009.

The application should include letter of interest, dully filled application form, complete CV and at least two references.

Active Citizens Programme Districts:

  1. Karachi
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Quetta
  4. Lahore
  5. Multan
  6. Bahawalpur
  7. Narowal
  8. Sargodha
  9. Rawalpindi

10.  Islamabad

11.  Peshawar

12.  Abbottabad

13.  Muzaffarabad

14.  Mirpur

15.  Kotli

16.  Bhimbur

Following is the form:

Active Citizens Programme

Facilitator Application Form

COUNTRY:

NAME:

Community Name

(place of work)

Name of the facilitator
Date of Birth

Sex

Address, contact information, email address

Position in the organisation
Level of training skills and experience.

Please tick the box for relevant option

-       Above five years

–       At least five years

–       At least three years

Please mention trainings you have facilitated and the profile of participants

Experience of training trainers

Please mention the profile of participants

Experience of working with young people

Experience of working with the local community

(if applicable)

Level of competence in English

Level of competence in local language

Experience/knowledge of BC

International experience
Networks you are linked with
Other information; e.g. regarding commitment, availability, requirements etc
Availability for Training

Dates

17 – 21 November 2009

Availability for Module 1

Delivery

December 2009 – March 2011

Organizational support available

Please mention at least two references