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Insaf Network Pakistan (INP), a national organization with a broader scope, envisions a legally empowered society, which promotes rights of all citizens, with special emphasis on women and other vulnerable segments. INP disapproves all forms of abuse, neglect and violence. INP, therefore, strives to promote professionally informed institutional networking and programming among civil society and the government organizations to help cross-fertilize demand for equitable justice with supply functions for dispensation of quality justice and social services to all members of the society especially the poor, disadvantaged and the vulnerable. Insaf Network Pakistan will work with a variety of stakeholders and actors including political fraternity, government agencies, research institutes, national, provincial and local level civil society organizations, community groups, women, men and children, religious seminaries and scholars.

Vacancy Details

Vacancy 1:                  Project Manager

Duty station:              Islamabad (Field travel required across Pakistan)

Duration:                    1 Years with possibility of extension

Supervisor:                 Program Manager

Salary:                        220,000 per month

Number of Postions: 1 (Head Office Level)

Purpose and Scope of the Assignment

The Project Manager is expected to perform as custodian of the project activities spread across the areas of a) contract/ grant management and b) programme implementation. Project Manager will be responsible for successful implementation of following Program Goals and Objectives:

Goal: To improve protection of the right to fair trial for citizens accused of crimes in Pakistan, especially religious minorities, women, persons with disabilities and poor communities, as evidenced by improvement in the Fair Trial Index before and after program intervention.

Objective 1: To design and advocate for evidence-based legislative reforms in Pakistan, which define the basic guarantees for fair trial and due process provided to the accused in criminal cases, in accordance with globally accepted standards of legal practice and requirements of national context.

Objective 2: Justice providers have greater capacity to fulfill their due responsibilities for protecting the right to fair trial and due process, especially where the accused are religious minorities, persons with disabilities and women.

Objective 3: Ordinary citizens (especially youth) have a deeper understanding of due process, resulting in greater citizen accountability of justice providers for delivering fair trials and mobilization of support for policy reform.

Specific responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Develop, operate and monitor the contracts/ grant agreements. Ensure achievement of intended results and targets of the project/s

1.1 Key elements of the right to fair trial and due process are clearly articulated

1.2 Consensus is built among criminal justice stakeholders on the minimum guarantees for fair trial and due process at the national and provincial level which will leads to the development of Fair Trial Index

1.3 Policy reforms for fair trial and due process is implemented among criminal justice stakeholders through the introduction of new bills and amendments in the national and/or provincial legislatures

2.1 Training needs regarding the responsibilities needed for protecting the right to fair trial and due process for relevant stakeholders (especially where the accused are religious minorities and women) are identified. 

2.2 Criminal justice service providers have the necessary knowledge and skills to protect citizens' right to fair trial and due process especially where the accused are religious minorities and women

3.1 Media campaign increases the awareness of ordinary citizens about the right to fair trial and due process

  • Liaise closely, continuously and constructively with primary stakeholders, justice institutions, law enforcement agencies, civil society organizations, universities, bar associations, local authorities and other relevant project stakeholders to exchange ideas on the implementation of project activities, processes and impacts.
  • Establish and operate the grant/ funds monitoring system. Set in motion a verification and monitoring mechanism/ system. Documentation of the progress and achievements
  • Prepare/ consolidate work plans and progress of the partnering organizations
  • Ensure achievement of intended results and targets of the project/s
  • Support field teams for implementation of project activities and achievement of desired targets
  • Documentation of the progress and achievements
  • Set in motion a verification and monitoring mechanism/ system
  • Provide input to field level implementation of the projects/ activities
  • Establish and operate the grant/ funds monitoring system
  • Support in capacity building of Legal Aid Centers
  • Monitor the procurement of goods and services for the project and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines established by INP
  • Meet emerging needs from implementation of the project.
  • Perform any other task/s related arising needs of the assignment.

Qualifications and Experience

a. Education

Master / Bachlor degree in Law or related disciplines. Legal research work will be an added advantage.

b. Work Experience

Possess at least 8-12 years of experience with law firms, national and international development organizations in areas of Rule of Law and criminal justice system.Fluency in written and spoken English and Urdu required.

c. Key Competencies

  • Strong writing skills and have extensive experience of sub grant management.
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice;
  • Experience of project management encompassing planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, reporting with development organizations specifically in areas of rule of law;
  • Understanding of key issues and approaches of justice system;
  • Sound understanding on the working of courts and bars.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to gather and analyse information;
  • Conscientious, ability to independently judge situations, problem solving ability;
  • Ability to work harmoniously with persons of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds;
  • A general understanding of the donor systems;
  • A background in legal research is an asset;
  • Excellent skills in communication, partnership building and networking;
  • Knowledge of and complete comfort with computer applications is essential;
  • Compatible personality traits and abilities.

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Vacancy 2:                  Technical Advisor/Consultant(s) for Fair Trial Program

Duty station:              Islamabad (Field travel required)

Duration:                    Project Life (140 days)

Supervisor:                 Head of the Organization

Number of Postions:     1 (Head Office Level)


Purpose and Scope of the Assignment

The Technical Advisor/Consultant for Fair Trial Program will mainly be responsible for following key activities:

1)      KAP surveys on Fair trial and Due process in Pakistan – 20 Days

2)      Technical lead experts as advisory panel (network strategy) – 60 Days

3)      Legislative review of fair trial in Pakistan & draft legislation to address policy gaps – 60 Days

Program Goals and Objectives:

Goal: To improve protection of the right to fair trial for citizens accused of crimes in Pakistan, especially religious minorities, women, persons with disabilities and poor communites, as evidenced by improvement in the Fair Trial Index before and after program intervention.

Objective 1: To design and advocate for evidence-based legislative reforms in Pakistan, which define the basic guarantees for fair trial and due process provided to the accused in criminal cases, in accordance with globally accepted standards of legal practice and requirements of national context.

Objective 2: Justice providers have greater capacity to fulfill their due responsibilities for protecting the right to fair trial and due process, especially where the accused are religious minorities, persons with disabilities and women.

Objective 3: Ordinary citizens (especially youth) have a deeper understanding of due process, resulting in greater citizen accountability of justice providers for delivering fair trials and mobilization of support for policy reform.

Specific responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Conduct Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey on Fair Trial and Due process. Timeline 20 days.
  • Consultant will be responsible for guiding the program team on project implementation as Technical experts as advisory panel.
  • Plan and carry out provincial level meetings, round table / focus group discussions, consultations, district level seminar, meetings with police, judges, members of bar associations/lawyers, and civil society representatives.
  • Develop strong liaison with Judiciary, Registrar, Bar Associations, Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan, and other relevant departments.
  • Support program team in achievement of intended results and targets of the project/s
  • Guide project team to documentation of the progress and achievements
  • Provide input to field level implementation of the projects/ activities.
  • Conduct legislative review of fair trial in Pakistan & draft legislation to address policy gaps

Consultant will be responsible for traveling to all provincial and federal capitals and meeting with all the justice sector representatives. Cost of all the travel will be bear by INP.

 Qualifications and Experience

a. Education

Master / Bachelor degree in Social Science, Law or relevant field. Experience of working with relevant stakeholder will be the added advantage. 

b. Work Experience

Possess at least 4 years of relevant professional experience with overall experience of 8 to 12 years.Ability to network with or develop a broad array of partnerships with all relevant stakeholders. Experience of research in Fair Trial.

c. Key Competencies

Key Competencies

  • A solid understanding of the Fair Trial Mechanism.
  • Have team of experts/firm to executive the program activities.
  • A solid understanding of issues faced in Fair Trial.
  • Ability to network with or develop a broad array of partnerships.
  • Demonstrable experience working with or coordinating partners with community and national levels organizations and networks.
  • Good understanding of programmes and project management.
  • Willing to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Passionate and committed to human rights including respect for diversity, integrity and transparency.
  • Maintain superior levels of professionalism while working under pressure in a fast-paced and sometimes difficult environment.
  • Willingness to assume duties and responsibilities in all communications areas, as needed.
  • Highly motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a close-knit and multi-professional team.
  • Need to be able to work flexible hours and to be able to travel on occasion for events.

The right to fair trial is intrinsic to strengthening the rule of law. First, it is the ‘gateway’ human right which makes defense of other rights possible. Protection of human rights – including the right to life and liberty – hinges on procedural fairness and proper administration of justice. Without an effective recourse to due process, there is no protection for those whose rights are violated. Second, it strengthens democratic norms by placing limits on the powers of the state that may be exercised against its citizens. Third, it underscores the legitimacy of the state’s system of justice by ensuring that the institutions which provide justice, act in accordance with the laws they are mandated to uphold. Fourth, it minimizes the risk of miscarriages of justice, which might deprive innocent citizens of life, property or freedoms. This makes it all the more important in criminal cases where far harsher penalties apply to convictions.





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