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About DAI

DAI is an employee-owned global development company. For 40 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governments, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 60 countries. Our integrated development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines—crisis mitigation and stability operations, democratic governance and public sector management, agriculture and agribusiness, private sector development and financial services, economics and trade, HIV/AIDS and disease control, water and natural resources management, and energy and climate change. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

About the Programme

AAWAZ is a five-year voice and accountability programme with a particular focus on gender that began on 21 May 2012. After a 9-month inception period, the programme enters the full scale implementation phase and expands its work in 45 districts across Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa aiming to reach up to 7000 villages and urban settlements. It is funded by UK Aid through DFID, managed by Development Alternative Inc. (DAI) and implemented by Aurat Foundation, SPO, SAP-PK, SDPI and Sungi with the help of other resource partners, academic institutions, civil society networks and community groups. Its primary aim is to strengthen democratic processes in Pakistan by making them open, inclusive and accountable to citizens by investing in civil society. Its primary components are:

  • Gender: focusing on enhanced political participation of women and their participation in larger public life without fear of any gender-based violence;
  • Conflict resolution: by striving to attain social harmony within and across communities through addressing tribal, familial, sectarian, ethnic, faith-based or any other kinds of conflicts and disputes;
  • Citizens engagement: in order to achieve better public service delivery by promoting active and informed participation of citizens and their organized groups, particularly in the areas of health and education at the basic level; and,
  • PARR: the fourth and overarching component of AAWAZ is policy, advocacy, research and results (PARR) facility to synthesize information and findings and build robust empirical data base on community voice and empowerment, social change, policy influence and government reform.

 Objectives of the role:

 The Deputy Team Leader (DTL) Programmes will support the Team Leader (TL) in all aspects of AAWAZ programme activity management, focusing mainly on managing the programme implementation and ensuring that activities under AAWAZ are in line with the strategic objectives of AAWAZ and fulfil its vision. S/he will work closely with the Team Leader to provide overall programme implementation management of AAWAZ.

Length of the project:

1 year

Start Date:

May/June 2013

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the meeting of programme milestones and targets according to budgets and work plans in a timely manner, as well as compliance with DAI and DFID regulations and AAWAZ programme manuals by MO and all partners;
  • Ensure quality in all programme activities and initiatives across AAWAZ
  • Ensure that local level activities and initiatives join together both within and across implementing partners to achieve progress towards overall outcomes and vision;
  • Oversee all programme staff for regular reporting on all activities and advisory services provided by MO to Consortium A implementation partners;
  • Directly supervise, tasks and manage the manager/specialist and officer for Programme Support and the Technical Specialists seconded to the MO by three theme-lead partner organisations;
  • Supervise the manager for Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment and her/his team. Task her/him in consultation with TL to ensure the smooth functioning of PARR;
  • Finalise Terms of Reference (TORs) for all Short-Term Technical Assistance (STTA) – both national and international – and work with DTL-Operations to ensure compliance with agreed budgets, as well as all DAI and DFID regulations;
  • Review mission reports of programmatic STTA experts;
  • Serve as the Team Leader’s advisor on all programme related issues and matters with DFID, Partners and resource partners, etc.
  • Jointly with DTL-Operations, ensure regular drafting and compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports, as indicated by the Team Leader;
  • Support TL to provide timely and accurate reporting to DFID on progress across all programme areas;
  • Ensure that all obstacles and challenges are tackled as quickly as possible and corrective measures discussed and agreed with the TL, AAWAZ partners and DFID as appropriate
  • Lead on programme lesson learning across the MO and Consortia A and B, ensuring that successes are built upon and shared, and that less successful outcomes are avoided in future.
  • Represent DAI/AAWAZ – along with and in the absence of TL – at Client meetings and otherwise as needed;
  • Work with DAI Head Office on programme implementation issues; and,
  • Perform any other tasks as required by the TL;
  • Act on behalf of the TL when required

 Key Skills & Qualifications:

  • A minimum 12 years of relevant experience of international development and community empowerment projects, with at least 5 years in senior management positions;
  • Practical programme implementation experience in the areas of Gender, Democracy and Governance  and Accountability;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse teams and complex operations across multiple organisations;
  • A strong background in corporate governance issues, personnel management and organizational risk mitigation;
  • Strategy development experience, including work planning and activity budgeting;
  • Ability to travel to  AAWAZ programming districts when required;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and report writing skills in English;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Urdu essential and one other Pakistani language desirable;
  • A good team player with strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Acumen in setting strategy and tactics;
  • Ability to develop and maintain senior level relationships with Government and Donors.

 Education:

  • Advanced degree in a social science subject; 

 How to apply:

Please apply via the following link

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH13/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=DAINC&cws=1&rid=789

Deadline for Application:

1st April 2013





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