The basis of the three-year Gender Mainstreaming Project is the Gender Mainstreaming Framework developed after detailed consultations with the stakeholders and finalized with the Planning and Development Division of the Government of Pakistan. The Project attempts to achieve six clear-cut objectives; sensitisation, training, gender disaggregated databases, knowledge-based networking, and advocacy for institutionalisation of gender mainstreaming responsibility and accountability.
The Project is located within the Planning & Development Division and Departments, which are mandated with the development policy planning, project appraisal, impact assessment and evaluation. The sensitization aspect has been geared towards senior policy- decision-makers at very senior positions, whilst the training component has been geared towards that level of government, which is dealing more directly in a hands-on manner with policy and development issues. Sensitization also covers the data managers in order to make them more aware of the need for gender-disaggregated data, and thus create a demand for it.
The Project has been formally opeartionalised in seven locations, i.e., Federal, Punjab, NWFP, Sindh, Baluchistan, FANA and AJK. Provincial Project directors have been notified by the GoP, Steering Committees have been also formed by the Government counter-parts and most of the PMU staff has been recruited & located with the concerned P&D, GoP section.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Project Manager of the project will perform the following duties:
Coordinate between P and D, Donors and other project partners/stakeholders for successful planning and implementation of the project.
Select, recruit and supervise the project administrative staff, and assist the PD and the National Technical Experts to hire resource persons and technical experts (as and when needed) to carry out the project work plan activities.
Manage the mobilization and provision on inputs of the project and production of outputs, according to the project document and the procedures provided in the PCOM.
Prepare and revise project work plans and budgets.
Oversee all the financial and administrative aspects of the project, on a day-to-day basis, as specified in the Project Cycle Operations Manual (PCOM).
Prepare and submit the Quarterly Progress Reports, Annual Project Reports and other required reporting material.
Provide administrative and logistical support to the key meetings, which may be held during the life of the project.
In close coordination with P and D and UNDP, explore the potential for resource mobilization
Carry out monitoring of the Project to ensure that it is achieving the required targets.
In close coordination with FMM and UNDP, explore the potential for resource mobilization
Supervision: The Project Manager will work with and report to Project Director. The terms and conditions of contract will be in accordance with PCOM guidelines