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Call for application

Call for application

Research and Capacity Building Officers (2 positions)

Deadline: November 20, 2013

Shirkat Gah, Karachi


Initiated in 1975, Shirkat Gah (SG) is a leading women's rights organization that operates out of offices in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar. SG strengthens women as rights-holders, building women's capacity to fully exercise rights, make informed choices and be included in decision-making processes. An advocate of the ICPD agenda and the Human Rights Council's Resolution on maternal mortality as a human rights issue, Shirkat Gah's human rights based approach locates marginalized women and vulnerable groups at the centre of the health system.

In its bid to improve women's access to health services and ability to improve accountability and governance of the health system at a local level, SG is initiating a four year National Action Research Study that will run across the four provinces. The study aims to enhance the linkages between the community and the district health administration.

In this regard SG is seeking applications for two positions based in Karachi:

Role and Responsibilities


o   Carry out the research component of the project, in terms of: literature reviews, field-data analysis, and report writing including a district level assessment of mechanisms for monitoring the Health System Governance

o   Plan and carry out Rapid Situational Analysis at the project sites and prepare a report focused on recommendations at the interventional stage

o   Coordinate and participate in the regular field visits as well as prepare feedback reports with conclusions and recommendations.

o   Liaise with the Expert Resource Group for the project and follow up

o   Assist in selecting indicators for monitoring and evaluating implementation progress, outputs and outcomes of the study.

o   Assist in developing guidelines, tools and reporting forms for monitoring of project implementation.

o   Develop Research tools and Capacity building manuals

o   Plan, arrange and carry out Capacity building Trainings of the CBOs and the Duty bearers with the support of the project team

o   Co-author peer reviewed journal articles

Desired qualifications and Qualities:

Masters in Health Policy, Public Health, Health Management Systems , Social Sciences or related degree

Experience: 4 years in Health Research or Health Systems Management Programs/ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights /Women's Health

Must have experience of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks

Must have knowledge of gender dimensions of health and the feminist ideology

Must be prepared to visit the project sites

Good networking skills to develop technical relationships at district and provincial level with the line departments and institutions active in health service development

Good knowledge of English, computer skills and experience in MS Office Excel and Word;

Ability and/or willingness to write scholarly papers

*Experience in Qualitative research will be an asset

SG provides an energetic and conducive environment for professionals who are passionate about women's rights and their association with the social determinants of health.

We strongly encourage women specially those belonging to the minority groups to apply on an open merit basis. We appreciate a spirit of activism and pro-active attitude towards work. Remuneration is commensurate with experience.

CVs and a letter of interest to be sent to::

Sadia Ahmed

with cc to :

Dr. Tabinda Sarosh
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