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Senior / Capacity Building Officer (Talent Pool)

TDEA-FAFEN | Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA)

Job Description

Note: This is a Talent Pool position. Candidates meeting the criteria may submit their job profiles. Our team will be screening your profiles on a rolling basis. In case your profile is shortlisted, our team may contact you as and when a new vacancy will arise.   

Job Objective:

The Capacity Building Officer will be part of the Project Team and will be responsible for developing a comprehensive capacity-building plan to suit the needs of all stakeholders that are relevant to the achievement of the objectives of the project. S/he will be also responsible for developing the training content, training the trainers and periodically assessing the capacity-building results. The incumbent must have extensive experience in developing and implementing capacity building strategies and plans as well as conducting training. Since the project focusses on the rights and entitlements of women working in the formal sectors of the economy, knowledge of Pakistan’s labor laws as well as their weaknesses in addressing the issues facing women workers is essential for the selected candidate to fully deliver on performance expectations. 

Main Responsibilities:

The Capacity Building Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Developing a capacity-building strategy and plans in line with the project theme including but not limited to advocacy, right to information, performance management plans, labor rights, leadership, public speaking, local governments, etc.;
  • Preparing training manuals and conduct training of trainers for the project grantees as well other stakeholders relevant to the project including women workers and their alliances and coalitions;
  • Periodic visits to project districts to facilitate and quality check capacity-building activities of partner organizations;
  • Supervising/supporting consultants/trainers for research and training, prepare training plans, budgets, etc.;
  • Assisting the Project Team in the development of donor reports, technical documents, presentations, advocacy materials and other technical documents such as case studies, lessons learned, etc.; and
  • Assisting the Project Team in developing designs including tools for undertaking monitoring of workplaces, legal audits and other action research that is relevant to the project needs.


  • Master’s Degree in Gender Studies, Development Studies or any related discipline of social sciences is required. An advanced degree is desirable but not required for this position.
  • Minimum of five years of working experience focusing on Capacity Building including at least two years of management experience;
  • Experience of conducting training needs assessments and providing training to civil society and private sector organizations;
  • Demonstrated capacity of legal research, training content development, presentation, and public speaking;
  • Basic budget management skills;
  • Problem-solving, leadership, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Well versed with computer applications and MS office suite.
  • Fluency in English and Urdu, both spoken and written, and highly articulate; and
  • Knowledge of labor laws in Pakistan as well as the state of women workers in the country.

Working Conditions:

This full-time position is based in Islamabad. However, frequent travel to all four provinces is required as the position will also support the capacity building activities of partner organizations.

TDEA is an equal opportunity employer –women, minorities, persons with physical disability/wheel chair users, the blind/visually impaired, speech and hearing impaired and/or persons with any other disabilities who otherwise qualify for the position are encouraged to apply.  TDEA provides accessible work environment to its disabled employees through reasonable accommodations without compromising on the quality of work.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews. Any attempt to influence the hiring process will lead to immediate disqualification of the candidate.

Job Type
Posted On
Min Experience

Full Time

Nov 01, 2021

Jun 30, 2022



Islamabad (with travel to all Pakistan)