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The AAWAZ II programme will work with government and local communities to promote the rights of children, women, youth,  religious minorities and excluded groups to strengthen their control over their own development. The programme has a particular focus on the issues of modern slavery, to which marginalised groups are extremely vulnerable. The programme aims to reach 7 million beneficiaries across the provinces of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.


Key Programme Activities

 Pillar 1: Providing technical assistance to target government institutions to improve legislation, systems, policies and data on vulnerable or excluded groups.

Pillar 2: Community empowerment by using 450 AAWAZ Aagahi Centres (AACs) established under AAWAZ I to provide a safe space for marginalised members of the community to access state services and to provide information on rights, including on issues such as bonded labour and forced marriage.

Pillar 3: Conflict pre-emption by utilising the network of AACs in facilitating sessions/events for communities to come together to identify and address potential triggers of conflict and promote tolerance, particularly towards religious minorities.

Pillar 4: Growing the evidence base for action through evaluation of programme outcomes and evidence generation/dissemination in the areas of gender, youth, religious minorities, disabilities and modern slavery.


Alignment, monitoring and Results Unit


Three UN agencies including UNICEF, UN-Women and UNFPA are responsible for delivery under pillar 1 and pillar 4, whereas A contracted supplier will deliver pillar 2 (community empowerment) and pillar 3 (conflict prevention). UNICEF, as the Administrative Agent and Convening Agent for the UN Joint Programme, has engaged DAI-Pakistan to set up an Alignment, Monitoring and Results (AMAR) Unit in November 2018.


AMAR is primarily responsible to support the achievement of the Joint programme and support, coordination and alignment across the joint programme and between the partners and management organisation for pillars 2 and 3 under AAWAZ II. The AMAR unit is responsible for aligning and consolidating the theory of change, work plans, log frames, results frameworks and value for money (VfM) frameworks for both the UN Joint Programme and the implementing partners of Pillars 2 and 3 of the AAWAZ II programme.  The AMAR unit is also responsible for alignment of activities, monitoring, quality assurance of results, evaluation and evidence generation across UN Joint Programme and the CSOs.


AMAR is looking for a consultant who will be responsible to help develop effective communications approaches and to review and share inputs to improve the quality of   strategic communications documents and the products.


Qualification and Experience

Master’s degree in journalism, communication or a related social sciences subject with 5-7 years’ experience in development sector.

Familiarity with the UK Aid and UN branding and marking guidelines will be preferred.

The candidate should be knowledgeable not only in communications, but also in areas like advertising, social media, journalism, international best practices and writing.

Experience developing communication strategies to influence government, private sectors, civil society, donors and other stakeholders will be preferred.


 The consultant will be required to:

  • Liaise with relevant team members to understand internal and external stakeholder’s  needs and identify requirements and modalities
  • Assess  and comment on the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed strategy and approaches
  • Evaluate whether the approach outlined is reasonable for setting up efficient system and comment on any constraints that may hinder the application of proposed strategy
  • Review and ensure the quality of communication products in compliance with the DFID and UN agencies’ guidelines
  • Provide support in designing the social media pages and website
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Team Leader/AMAR Communications Expert

Time Span

 This is short term assignment and is expected to be carried out for a period of 60 days starting from April to December 2019.


 The contract of this assignment will be linked to the deliverables. The consultant will receive the cost of assignments in instalments.