Jobs at Bargad




1. M&E Officer Required on Urgent Basis

Position: Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer
Duration: 10 months contract (June 2014- April 2015)
Type of assignment: Full-time
Duty station: Gujranwala
Deadline for application: June 30, 2014

BARGAD is a leading organization for youth development, which promotes peace, justice and cooperation among youth in Pakistan. Based in its main office in Gujranwala, It is urgently looking for a full time Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer under the project “Youth Engagement and Capacity Building for Peace”. M&E Officer will be overall responsible for the project monitoring and evaluation activities.

General scope of the job
The M&E officer will be responsible for guiding and developing the overall M&E strategy and implementation of related activities within the project and via partners, plus providing timely and relevant information to project stakeholders. This entails close communication with all involved in M&E design and coordination: core project staff, primary stakeholder groups, and the team leader, external consultants and field staff when appropriate, plus members of external M&E-related missions.
Critical tasks for the M&E officer are setting up the M&E system and ensuring it is implemented effectively by the key stakeholders, namely the primary stakeholders and implementing partners. This is undertaken through the joint development of a shared M&E system that is based on existing formal and informal mechanisms and systems among key stakeholders and reporting. This needs to be supported by facilitating stakeholders to value, have appropriate capacities for and undertake their own M&E activities, and to link these into an overall assessment of project progress and needed actions.

Core responsibilities and tasks

Develop the project logframe matrix, particularly in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.

Develop the overall framework for project M&E, for example, monthly project reviews, participatory impact assessments, process monitoring, operations monitoring and lessons-learned sessions.

Guide the process for identifying and designing the key indicators for each component, to record and report physical progress against the key project milestones.

Develop formats of progress reports ie. weekly, monthly, event and filed visit reports.

Guide the process for identifying key performance questions and parameters for monitoring project performance and comparing it to targets. Design the format for such performance reports.

Clarify the core information needs of central project management, project staff, funding agencies and the cooperating institution.

With stakeholders, set out the framework and procedures for the evaluation of project activities.

Review the quality of existing social and economic data in the project area, the methods of collecting it and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.

With the implementing partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support and resources.

Ensure that all service provider contracts include specifications for the internal monitoring required of them, the reporting systems and the penalties for failure to report as specified.

Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.

Organise and undertake training with stakeholders, including primary stakeholders, in M&E skills, including participatory aspects.



Implementation of M&E

Design the framework for the physical and process monitoring of project activities.

Guide staff and implementing partners in preparing their progress reports. Together, analyse these reports in terms of problems and actions needed. Prepare consolidated progress reports for project management to submit to the relevant bodies, in accordance with approved reporting formats and timing.

Review monitoring reports, analyse them for impact evaluation and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.

Collaborate with staff and implementing partners on qualitative monitoring to provide relevant information for ongoing evaluation of project activities, effects and impacts.

Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities.

Identify the need and draw up the TORs for specific project studies.

Inform and join external supervision and evaluation missions – of funding and other agencies – by screening and analysing monitoring reports as well as by furnishing direct personal knowledge of the field situation.

Organise (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project and implementing partner staff, local organisations and primary stakeholders.

Plan for regular opportunities to identify lessons learned and implications for the project’s next steps. Participate in these events when possible.


Communication

Prepare reports on M&E findings, as required, working closely with financial controller, technical staff and implementing partners.

Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed.

Guide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with project staff, implementing partners and primary stakeholders.

In collaboration with the accountant, provide the project director with management information that she/he may require.

Make regular reports to the project board, highlighting areas of concern and preparing the documentation for review at meetings.

Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.

Participate in external missions and facilitate mission team members’ access to M&E data and to stakeholders.


Competencies and Qualification:

Suitable candidates should have a degree in a field related to development and/or management and experience in field research. At least three (3) years of proven experience with:

The logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches; M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory); Planning and implementation of M&E systems; Training in M&E development and implementation; Facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders; Information analysis and report writing.


She/He should also have:

Understanding of youth development, with a focus on participation, peacebuilding, joint management and gender issues; Familiarity with and a supportive attitude towards processes of strengthening local organisations and building local capacities for youth development; Willing to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders; Computer skills; Leadership qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution).


She/He should also have demonstrated experience in:

M&E system design; data processing and with computers; and Excellent Report Writing in Development Sector.


Prior work in the project focused districts (Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Muzaffargaph) is an advantage.

Please send your applications with your current CV to
job@bargad.org.pk c/o “Application for M&E Officer 2014” in the subject line.

Last date for the submission of the application is: June 30, 2014.
Only shortlisted candidates will be connected.

Bargad Organization for Youth Development is an equal opportunity employer.

2. Consultant - Training Manual for Youth Mentorship Workshops


Terms of Reference (TORs)



Consultant - Training Manual for Youth Mentorship Workshops

Purpose


Bargad – Organization for Youth Development hire a consultant who will synthesize and collate existing training manuals, modules, curricula and courses and tailor a training manual catering to the needs of the six-day youth mentorship workshops to be undertaken within framework of the project, entitled “Youth Engagement and Capacity Building for Peace”

Project and Task BackgroundBargad – Organization for Youth Development is implementing a project to promote youth engagement and capacity building for peace in four districts of South Punjab i.e. Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh. This will done by training 510 representatives of youth organizations and youth activists as mentors in technical and life skills; engaging trained youth and running campaign to create bridges between vulnerable youth and the job market for employability; and creating alternative platforms for meaningful youth participation. A total of 6-day sixteen training workshops will be organized in a TOT mode with a view that after getting training the participants act as core group and Youth Mentors and impart further training to fellow youth in their communities and campuses. For that, Bargad needs to tailor a Training Manual for these Youth Mentorship Workshops based on manuals, modules, curricula and courses that the organization has already developed and has used in different technical and life skillsand for diverse set of time durations.



Framework for the Required Training Manual



By using modules that it has developed previously, the Consultant will prepare/compile a training manual for six-day mentorship trainings that will be held for youth organization representatives and youth activists under the project. Its purpose is to produce a training resource for the users to maximize their understanding/knowledge, behavioral and attitudinal change, skill building and the capacity to impart further training on technical and life skills for peace,

First two days’ training material will be focused on soft skills i.e. CV writing, communication, interview presentation skills, event management skills, youth mobilization and organization skills, How to design and run a campaign.

Next two days will be dedicated to issues like what is technical and vocational training? What is job market and job market analysis of South Punjab? How to break cultural barriers for doing decent work?

Issues like youth profiling, gender, peace and extremism in the context of focused districts will be addressed for the last two days in the manual.

The training manual will also have a portion on training techniques, group exercises, and a list of thematic visual clippings.

The manual will be used by trainees as a resource when promoting TVET and mentoring youth in their respective districts.


Illustrative list of the manual’s topics/sessions are:

· CV Writing, Communication, and Interviewing Skills

· Event Management Skills

· Youth Mobilization & Organization Skills

· How to Design/Run a Campaign

· Introduction to TVET

· Job Market Analysis of Southern Punjab

· Cultural Barriers

· Youth Profiling, Gender, Peace, and Extremism in the Project’s Target Districts.



Session-wise tentative agenda of the training workshops is as following:

DAY 1

Registration of the Participants


SESSION 1: OPENING & STAGE SETTING OF THE TOT

Key Objectives: Opening, introductions and Objectives

* Welcome Note/Objectives

* Introduction of Participants

* Norm-setting

* Pre-workshop evaluation

* Expectations from the Workshop


SESSION 2: STORY TELLING ON EMPLOYABILITY

Key Objective: Sharing perceptions of participant on employment skills and job market and to evaluate the their level of capacity

Moderated by: Any participant

* Personal perception statements about situation of employment, their skills, qualification and experiences and how they personally feel situation of job market


SESSION 3: CAREER CHOICES WITH REGARD TO ABILITIES, QUALITIES AND PASSION

Key Objective: To brainstorm on whether participants have chosen and/or going to choose professional fields compatible to their abilities, interests

Moderated by: Any participant


DAY 2


SESSION 4: CV WRITING

Key Objective: To equip youth with CV writing skills

Moderated by: Any participant


SESSION 5: INTERVIEW/PRESENTATION SKILLS

Moderated by: Any participant

Key Objective: To equip youth with interview/ presentation skills

Moderator: Any participant

* Presentations by participants (One will be interviewee and other will be interviewer and trainer will be observing

* Talk, tips and sum up by trainer


SESSION 6: WHAT IS TVET AND WHAT IS JOB MARKET

Key Objective: Providing perspectives on what is TVET and job market in Southern Punjab and other provinces of Pakistan

Moderator: Any participant

Information session for planning the cultural night


DAY 3


SESSION 7: WHY CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS ARE CRUCIAL FOR YOUTH?

Key Objective: Inculcate Critical Thinking Approaches in Participants

Exercises, games and group work


SESSION 8: COMMUNICATION, MOBILIZATION SKILLS FOR YOUTH

Key Objective: Train youth on mentioned skills for ensuring employability and peace building in South Punjab

Moderator: Any participant

* Exercises, games and group work


SESSION 9: HOW TO DESIGN AND RUN A CAMPAIGN

Key Objective: Train youth on how to design and implement a campaign with special reference to TVET

* Development of campaign by every participant as an example

* Q&A session

Moderator: Any participant

* Cultural Night & Dinner


DAY 4



SESSION 10: PEACEBUILDING THROUGH YOUTH NETWORKS

Key objective: To connect BVN with other youth networks in South Punjab and to motivate other networks for Peace building

* Presentation by head of other 2 youth networks

Moderator by: any of participants



SESSION 11: YOUTH PROFILING, GENDER, PEACE, EXTREMISM IN THE CONTEXT OF FOCUSED DISTRICTS

Key Objective: Examining economic, Social and political Challenges to Youth in Pakistan)

* Q&A/Discussion

* Group work: challenges and how to combat extremism on campuses


SESSION 12: PLANNING FOR PEER EDUCATION SESSIONS

Key Objective: Action-plan using skills for Peace, critical thinking communication, facilitation, event management and editing/report writing skills

* Presentation on Bargad

* Presentation on Bargad Volunteer Network

* Presentation on “UmeedJawam: A project for youth in South Punjab”

* Development of Ideas and Work Plan


DAY 5


SESSION 13: ACTION PLANNING (Way forward)

Collaboration among all Youth and Peace Initiatives in Pakistan

Amman Ittihad, AmanTehrik, etc

Moderator: From Participants

Facilitator: From Bargad


SESSION 14: COMBATING YOUTH EXTREMISM THROUGH PEER EDUCATION Filling out commitment forms by participants

* Filling out commitment forms by participants

* Evaluation and closing of the workshop (Ms. Saiqa Rani, Mr. Naveed Khan)



SESSION 15: CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION CEREMONY

* Talk by the Chief Guest

* Certificate distribution


DAY 6


CITY TOUR – GROUP TRIP TO VISIT HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND OTHER PLACES AND SCENES OF INTEREST IN SOUTH PUNJAB

* Departure of the Participants


Over all Responsibilities of the Consultant


Working closely with the BARGAD’s Programme Manager, the Consultants will review the organization’s exiting manuals, modules, curricula and courseson technical and lifeskills for youth development and develop/compile a training manual according to the needs of the six-day youth mentorship workshopsto be undertaken within framework of the project, entitled “Youth Engagement and Capacity Building for Peace”.


Specific Tasks


The assignment for manual development would require the consultant’swork and technical lead to prepare:

Outline of the training manual

Literature review

Approved outline of the manual

First draft

Final draft of the manual after adjusting review/comments from the project coordinator.


Selection Criteria


The Consultant should demonstrate understanding of youth development issues and should have following competencies:

§ A minimum of a graduate degree in the Social Sciences

§ Has atleast seven years expertise in the area of designing training, technical writing for NGOs and development of training manuals/ curriculum.

§ Demonstrated commitment with peace causes and a track record in aspects of youth or peace issues. Computer skills are also essential.

§ Good command over professional English language.

§ Ability to work rapidly with project team in writing and where necessary revising the manual. S/he should be open to receiving feedback and willing to make changes.


Time-frame

4th July – 25 July, 2014

Application

Applications and a recent CV should be submitted to saiqa.rani@bargad.org.pk, latest by Tuesday 1 July 2014, this is the deadline for submission.


3. GREAT OPPORUNITY FOR BVN ASSOCIATES


We require four (4) BVN District Coordinators (BVN-DC) under frame of the project, entitled, “Youth Engagement and Capacity Building for Peace” in Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Muzaffargarh from 15 July 2014 to 30 March 2015. BVN members and volunteers are encouraged to apply.

If you are interested and from mentioned district, kindly do e-mail us at usman.rasheed@bargad.org.pk your profile, CV and CNIC number and any other documents that prove your candidacy.

Last date to apply is 01 July 2014. For queries; contact Usman Rasheed, 0332-8197657.

The BVN-DC will have following TORs:

To assist Bargad District Coordinator (BDC) in identification of nominees and participants for training workshops and other activities of the project.

To develop the strong coordination with project stakeholders and youth mentors; update them as instructed and guided by BDC as and when required.

To carry out follow up of the youth mentors for post-tasks in their respective district.

To organize the project activities, he/she will manage logistics arrangements of the events.

To communicate with print media for media coverage.

To support in selecting venues for the project activities and take permission from the prospective institution for event organization.

To write minutes of the activities and submit to the BDC.

To maintain and document records of the event like registration, feedback forms and photographs and to submit these to the BDC.

To maintain and share database of the youth and civil society organizations, activists, resource persons, education institutions, government officials, media and other.

To ensure audience participation to the events if and when required.

Any other task assigned by the BDC, related to the project.


4. ASSISTANT TO THE PROGRAM MANAGER REQUIRED


Bargad-Organization for Youth Development announces a position ‘Assistant to the Program Manager’. The purpose of this position is to assist the Program Manger in providing quality program results. The Assistant to the Program Manager shall be responsible to assist the Programme Manager in preparing drafts of proposals/ concept notes, reports, and editing e-newsletters, effective programme delivery and any other task assigned by the Programme Manager from time to time. He/she will report to the program manager.

Eligibility (Skills & Qualification)
Candidate should have a master degree and minimum experience of 1-2 year (Fresh candidates are also encouraged to apply). The candidate should be proficient in:
1. Technical writing
2. Editing
3. Verbal and written communication skills (English/ Urdu)

Roles and Responsibilities
In particular, the assistant to the Program Manger will assume the following responsibilities:

Technical Writing
• Develop first draft of proposals/ concept notes

Reporting and Editing
• Preparing first drafts of activity reports.
• Edit e-newsletter

Program Delivery
• Assist Programme Manager in Monitoring and Evaluation of the Programme Department
• Ensure effective implementation of projects.


Last date to apply is October 25, 2013. Salary package will be in commensurate with experience, abilities and qualification. Youth and fresh graduates are also encouraged to apply. Required documents are CV, profile with picture and attested copies of degrees. Please send your application with supporting documents at info@bargad.org.pk, usman.rasheed@bargad.org.pk.


5. Bargad Volunteer Network (BVN)


Bargad Volunteer Network (BVN)

Purpose
To enhance the sense of volunteerism among youth and to engage them in programmes, projects and activities for social, economic and political empowerment of youth, BVN will be a torchbearer for the promotion of Bargad’s vision and mission of youth development in Pakistan.

Objectives
i. To setup and consolidate networking among youth, forums and networks in all provinces including AJK, GB and FATA.
ii. To plan and implement activities for the training and development of members
iii. To effectively engage and utilize organization’s social capital
iv. To enhance outreach of the organization

BVN’s Activities
The following activities will be carried out by BVN:
• Campaigns and Initiatives: Volunteerism, peace and youth cooperation, networking among youth and forums will be promoted
• Program based activities (by organization refers to BVN): For instance, training, workshop, survey, etc. will be conducted
• Survey and Research: Coordinators, members and volunteers will be trained to conduct survey and research
• Training and Workshops: BVN will organize training and workshop for personal and professional development, and community development
• Group discussion and Film Screening: Group discussion and film screening will be conducted on various issues of youth
• International and National Days Celebration. International Youth Day, International Volunteer Day, Global Youth Service Day , International Peace Day, International Democracy etc. will be celebrated by BVN
• Fund raising: BVN will also plan and conduct activities to raise funds to ensure sustainability of the network
BVN should conduct, after approval and under the supervision of volunteer management cell (VMC), 2 activities (1 group discussion and 1 study circle) in three months and send reports, registrations and pictures of activities to Volunteer Management Officer (VMO). In addition to the said activities; BVN may also conduct more activities that would bear no cost. These activities would ensure capacity building of the coordinators and members of network. A proper Monitoring and Evaluation system will be instituted which will be used to assess the performance of the members, volunteers and coordinators. On the basis of assessment members and volunteers will be promoted to coordinators. In the same way coordinators will be promoted to next level (District, Provincial and National).

Eligibility Criteria and TORs for Coordinators

BARGAD – National Coordinator (VMO)

• Eligibility
He/she
1. Should have strong affiliation and respect for Bargad’s vision, mission and organizational values.
2. should be a graduate
3. can write and speak English
4. has experience in volunteerism and volunteer management and conflict management
5. has effective communication skills

• TORs
The Volunteer Management Officer shall be responsible for effective and efficient planning and delivery of “Youth Leadership & Volunteerism”. From mobilization to management of volunteers, members and advocates of the organization, VMO will manage all matters and be held responsible to for effective planning and implementation of volunteer management system.
VMO will report to the program manager.
In particular, the VMO will assume the following responsibilities.

Mobilization & Engagement
• Enhance organization’s membership and engage volunteers, members and advocates from planning to execution of activities, projects and programmes
• Manage Bargad Jawan Core Groups and Networks and plan and facilitate their activities, initiatives and programs
Identification and Selection
• Assess Bargad’s volunteer outreach and numbers
• Develop policy and procedures for identification and selection of volunteers
• Conduct interviews as and when required for special tasks and assignments

Management
• Develop and maintain volunteer data base and record
• Develop and manage policies, procedures and standards for volunteers
• Resolve conflicts
• Manage any associated budget and expenditure

Training and Development
• Plan and organize trainings for volunteers
• Conduct monitoring and evaluation of volunteers to asses if training has positive impacts
• Develop yearly analysis report

Rewards and Recognition (Promotion)
• Develop ways to recognize and reward volunteers efforts, participation and initiatives
• Facilitate volunteers’ communication and participation on social media of organization and e-newsletter.
Technical Writing
• VMO will assist program manager in technical writing i.e. proposal writing, report writing and e-newsletter etc.

BARGAD – Provincial Coordinator

• Eligibility
He/she
1. should have strong affiliation and respect for Bargad’s vision, mission and organizational values.
2. must be member of Bargad
3. must have age between 15-29 years
4. must be least graduate
5. must have conceptual knowledge of Bargad’s working
6. has attended at least three events of Bargad, one orientation session and has done his/her job as volunteer in any event of Bargad.
7. has done job as district coordinator for at least one year
8. must have capacity to work on social media

• TORs
He/she shall be responsible
1. to organize, support and assist organization activities in province
2. to mobilize and enhance membership
3. to identify and refer members for district and university coordinators to national coordinator
4. to supervise working of all Tehsil, district and university coordinators within his/her province and report to national coordinator (organization)
5. to collect and check members’ lists received from district coordinators of his/her provinces and update national coordinator (organization) accordingly
6. to introduce Bargad among youth of respective province and orient new members and district coordinators on Bargad working, values and philosophy
7. to communicate and coordinate with all district coordinators in order to inform, invite and update members once he/she gets instruction from national coordinator (VMO)
8. to develop and plan ideas in order to engage district coordinators, university coordinators and members
9. to raise funds for network
10. to communicate with district and campus coordinators for facilitation
11. to coordinate with national coordinator to update regarding all matters going and happening in the province

BARGAD - District Coordinator

• Eligibility
He/she
1. should have strong affiliation and respect for Bargad’s vision, mission and organizational values.
2. must be member of organization
3. must have age between 15-29 years
4. should be at least graduated
5. must have conceptual knowledge on organization working
6. has attended at least three events of Bargad, one orientation session and has done his/her job as volunteer in any event of Bargad
7. must have capacity to work on social media

• TORs
He/she shall be responsible
1. to organize, support and assist organization in activities of district
2. to indentify and refer members for Tehsil coordinators to provincial coordinator if someone has been expired from the post
3. to look after the working of all Tehsil coordinators
4. to mobilize and enhance membership
5. to list down members of his/her district and have record of all district members; and to update organization to maintain record of all members in main data base
6. to introduce Bargad among people of district and orient new members on Bargad working, values and philosophy
7. to communicate and coordinate with all members in order to inform, invite and update members once he/she gets instruction from provincial coordinator or directly from National Coordinator (VMO)
8. to develop and plan ideas in order to engage members
9. to raise the funds for the sustainability of network
10. to write all reports of district and tehsils that shall be submitted to provincial coordinators
11. to have strong networking with other district coordinator of the province

BARGAD – Campus Coordinator (University & College)

• Eligibility
He/she
1. should have strong affiliation and respect for Bargad’s vision, mission and organizational values.
2. must be member of organization
3. must have age between 15-29 years
4. should be at least graduated
5. shall study at intended campus
6. must have conceptual knowledge on organization working
7. has attended at least three events of Bargad, one orientation session and has done his/her job as volunteer in any event of Bargad
8. must have capacity to work on social media

• TORs
He/she shall be responsible
1. to organize, support and assist organization activities in campus
2. to mobilize and enhance membership
3. to list down members of his/her campus and have record of all campus members; and will update organization to maintain record of all members in main data base
4. to introduce Bargad among students of campus and orient new members on Bargad working, values and philosophy
5. to communicate and coordinate with all members in order to inform, invite and update members once he/she gets instruction from provincial coordinator or directly from National Coordinator (VMO)
6. to develop and plan ideas in order to engage members
7. to raise the funds for sustainability of network
8. to communicate with district coordinator to get facilitation or facilitate

BARGAD – Tehsil Coordinator

• Eligibility
He/she
1. must be member of organization
2. must have age between 15-29 years
3. must be at least graduated
4. must have conceptual knowledge on organization working
5. has attended at least three events of Bargad, one orientation session and has done his/her job as volunteer in any event of Bargad
6. must have capacity to work on social media

• TORs
He/she shall be responsible
1. to organize, support and assist organization activities in Tehsil
2. to mobilize and enhance membership
3. to list down members of his/her Tehsil and have record of all Tehsil members; and to update organization to maintain record of all members in main data base
4. to introduce Bargad among people of Tehsil and orient new members on Bargad working, values and philosophy
5. to communicate and coordinate with all members in order to inform, invite and update members once he/she gets instruction from district coordinator or directly from National Coordinator (VMO)
6. to develop and plan ideas in order to engage members
7. to raise the funds for sustainability of network
8. to write all reports of Tehsils that shall be submitted to district coordinators (National Coordinator can directly demand reports)

Ineligibility
Coordinators and members can be expelled from the network if
1. any activities conducted are not meeting philosophy and values of organization
2. coordinators conduct any activities about which permission is not granted and VMO is not informed
3. any misconduct is done
4. coordinators absent from network for 3 month
5. Any act of harassment is made

Incentives
1. Certification
2. Souvenirs
3. Experience letters
4. Opportunity for exposure and recognition by organization and at other national and international forums
5. Opportunities to develop skills help in career prospects
6. Small grants may be provided to organize activities of BVN
7. On the basis of performance coordinators can have rank promotion
8. Personal linkages and networking
9. Acknowledgement and promotion of coordinators’ achievements in publications and on social media.