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Job title: Trainer- SRHR/Life Skills Education (LSE)

Type: Contractual (30 months)

Reporting line:  Project Lead

Location: Karachi-based.

 
 

II. Organizational Context

 

 
Aahung is a non-profit organization founded in 1995.  Aahung uses a rights-based approach to improve the quality of sexual and reproductive health services provided in Pakistan to men, women, and young people.

For nearly 2 decades, Aahung has been developing scalable and sustainable models for comprehensive sexuality education (Life Skills-based Education) programs in Pakistan. The purpose of these programs is to support young people in getting the necessary age-appropriate information and corresponding skills to be able to live healthier lives, free of violence and coercion, and make decisions that support their reproductive choices

 

Aahung has successfully developed culturally informed strategies to respond to the sexual health needs of the Pakistani population and to bring attention to sexual health issues and concerns in medical and educational institutions, non-government, and government organizations across the country. Aahung has also influenced the School Education and Literacy Department (SELD), Government of Sindh, to integrate core thematic Life Skills Based Education – (LSE) areas, into the mainstream curriculum to ensure that young people have access to critical reproductive health information.

 

 
III. About the Project

Building on the success of What Works 1 (WW1), which showed that play-based learning has the potential to significantly reduce incidences of bullying, violence amongst children, corporal punishment, and even violence in the home, WW2 will take this a step further by focusing more intensely on violence against women and girls.

 

The project employs a “whole school approach” to combat violence against women and girls (VAWG) by focusing on social norms within the school community. We leverage a scientifically proven methodology, integrating interactive learning and life skills education to empower adolescents in recognizing and preventing violence, especially targeting girls. Through collaboration with teachers and stakeholders, our initiative aims to establish a supportive ecosystem within schools, mainstreaming curriculum, policies, and practices toward the prevention of VAWG. Along with an implementing partner Right to Play (RTP), Aahung’s interventions will be tailored to address the issue of violence against women and girls by integrating Play-based learning and life skills-based education into schools by challenging harmful gender and social norms and practices against girls, such as child-early and forced marriage, power, and violence, including sexual violence and harassment by addressing power inequalities.

 

 
 

IV. Essential Functions / Role and Key Job Responsibilities

 

 
We are seeking a qualified and experienced project trainer to join our project team.

 

Role as a Trainer

The primary role of the Project Trainer is to provide comprehensive training to diverse target groups, including teachers, school administrative decision-makers, and other stakeholders on various project-related aspects of Aahung’s Play-based Life skills-based program designed to support the integration of a gender transformative approach (GTA) into sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) programs. The trainer should aim to enhance knowledge, skills, attitudes, and practices related to SRH through the implementation of Aahung’s Life Skills Based Education (LSBE) Program to improve overall sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

 

Key Job Responsibilities

 

1.     Develop Training Programs:

Design and develop customized training programs based on the nature and scope of the project on topics that address the issue of violence against women and girls (VAWGs) and Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) tailored to the specific needs of different target groups like teachers, parents, school administrative decision-makers, healthcare professionals, helpline staff and young boys and girls to address power inequalities.

 

2.     Conduct Training Sessions:

Conduct Continuum of Teacher Training (COTT) in the intervention schools on Play-based Life Skills-based Education (LSBE) topics and violence prevention using appropriate pedagogical methods. Adapt the training approach based on the participants’ background, age group, literacy level, and cultural context.

 

3.     Conduct one-touch sensitization session:

Conduct direct sessions with beneficiaries including but not limited to students, teachers, parents, School administrative decision-makers, and School Management Committees (SMCs)

 

4.     On-field mentoring:

Provide on-field mentoring support to teachers by facilitating sessions, weekly playdays, theaters, art competitions, wellness festivals, and other project-related activities.

 

5.     Facilitate Discussions:

Encourage open discussions among participants to address misconceptions, cultural taboos, stigmas, and myths related to Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and violence against women and girls (VAWG). Create a safe space for women and girls through dialogue where participants can freely express their concerns, ask questions, and share experiences.

 

6.     Monitor and Evaluate:

Regularly assess the effectiveness of training programs. Conduct pre- and post-training evaluations, knowledge assessments, and monitoring visits. Continuously improve training materials, revise existing and develop new IEC material based on evaluation results and emerging evidence.

 

 

 

7.     Reporting and Record keeping

Develop training and monitoring reports. Gather and manage relevant data and information for record keeping including but not limited to training agenda, presentations, participant’s attendance sheets, pre- and post-assessment forms, feedback evaluation forms, activity sheets, monitoring tools, training and session pictures, etc.

 

8.     Collaborate with Stakeholders:

Work closely with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and academic institutions to ensure coordination, collaboration, and alignment of training efforts with organizational priorities.

 

 

 
 

1V. Core Competencies: (What we hope a person has or will have soon after joining)

·        Demonstrates commitment to Aahung’s mission, vision, and values.

·        Experience and understanding of sexual and reproductive health and sexuality issues

·        Experience and understanding of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and sexuality issues

·        Experience and understanding of human rights, reproductive rights, and sexual rights

·        Familiarity with concepts such as empowerment, stigma, discrimination, non-judgmentalism, gender, and social justice

·        Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability.

·        Familiarity with reproductive health indicators and the situation in Pakistan

·        Familiarity with relevant international documents such as the MDGs, ICPD, the Beijing Conference, etc., and Pakistan’s commitments to them

·        Demonstrable commitment to working with the empowerment of sexually marginalized groups (gay, lesbian, transgender, transgender, HIV positive, etc.)

·        Respect for confidentiality and ability to adhere to confidentiality policies

 

V. Functional Competencies

Behavioral:

1.     Accountability

·        Accepts and gives constructive feedback.

·        Meets deadline, cost, and quality requirements for outputs.

·        Monitors own work to correct errors.

·        Takes responsibility for meeting commitments and for any shortcomings

2.     Teamwork

·        Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment.

·        Seeks input and feedback from others

3.     Planning and Organization

·        Effectiveness in planning and organizing own work

 

Technical:
Effectively applies specialized knowledge skills in designing, implementing, monitoring, and reporting training initiatives.

 

Self-Management:

·        Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

·        Executes day-to-day tasks systematically and efficiently

·        Organize and prioritize work efficiently and observe confidentiality.

·        Plans, prioritizes and delivers tasks on time.

·        Contributes creative, practical ideas and approaches to deal with challenging situations.

VI. Qualification Education:

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as public health, nursing, medicine, psychology, or social sciences.

 

Knowledge

An in-depth understanding of Life Skills Education (LSE), violence against women and girls (VAWG), and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) issues is required. Familiarity with national and international guidelines on Comprehensive Sexuality Education and SRH is essential.

 

Experience:

Proven experience in designing and delivering training programs on SRH topics to diverse audiences and familiarity with participatory training methodologies is an advantage.

 

Communication Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey complex SRH concepts to different audiences. Ability to facilitate discussions, address sensitive topics, and create a supportive learning environment.

 

Cultural Sensitivity:
Sensitivity to cultural, religious, and social norms related to SRH. Ability to adapt training materials and approaches to diverse cultural contexts without compromising human rights principles.

 

Interpersonal Skills:

Strong interpersonal skills to establish rapport with participants, build trust, and maintain confidentiality.

 

Language Proficiency:

Fluency in Urdu is essential. Proficiency in English or other widely spoken provincial languages is an advantage.

VII. Candidate profile requirements We are seeking qualified and diverse candidates for the position (contractual) of “Male” and “Female” trainer at Aahung.

Number of Positions: 1 each

 

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Aahung values diversity and respect for all individuals, and we provide a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

VIII.  Duration and Reporting: The Trainer will be engaged on a full-time basis for 30 months. The project trainer will report to the Project lead.
IX. Contract and Duration

A possible extension based on performance evaluation and depending on the scope of work and availability of funding is possible but not committed.

X:  Working Hours and Conditions:

·        The employee is expected to work full-time, i.e., 40 hours a week.

·        The Project trainer will be based at the Aahung’s office but may need to travel frequently to schools and communities.

·        Official working hours would be 09:30a.m-5:30 pm but also depends on the field visits and training timing. The position may require working slightly outside regular office hours to accommodate community events.

·        Training days and field work vary from three (03)- to five (05) and sometimes more depending upon the nature and the scope of the project.

·        If traveling is needed, TADA/ daily allowance will be provided as per AAHUNG’s policy

XI: Salary and benefits:

The salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

XII: Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and application form, along with a cover letter, to jobs.aahung@gmail.com by March 31st, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

For more information, please visit our website www.aahung.org

 

 

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