The Transgender community in Pakistan is an already marginalized group and has been further marginalized by the devastating 2022 flooding that has affected over 33 million people and left millions deprived of basic needs. The field rapid assessment’s preliminary analysis and the information presented by the community all point to the fact that transgender community has been missing from all levels the discourse around the flood relief efforts.
To address, Peace & Justice Network Pakistan (PJN) and National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) has initiated a national flood emergency advocacy, capacity development and awareness program for transgender inclusion (November 2022 - April 2023) aims to build a robust coordination and protection mechanism in order to make the flood relief and response efforts more responsive to the needs of Transgender community at national, provincial and in 33 targeted districts. The project aims to contribute towards the inclusion of Transgender community in flood relief and response, with greater recognition and protection of the rights of Transgender community. The program have following three key objectives:
Under the Program, PJN and NCHR has launched a National Transgender Fellowship Program for Humanitarian Response, a first ever in the history of Pakistan to uplift Transgender Community
This program aims to empower the transgender community on a large scale at the National level with a prime focus on the mainstreaming and inclusion of the transgender community in flood relief and response so that they can play a leading role during disasters as well with government and humanitarian organizations.
Under this program, the Peace and Justice Network (PJN) will enhance the capacity and skills of the transgender community in humanitarian disaster relief response, Inclusion, Flood Relief Efforts, and Protection through residential training and also through three months of district engagement of the selected Transgender Fellows. The fellowship is part of PJN’s national program that PJN is implementing in all four provinces and federal level “Bridging the Barriers - Inclusion of Transgender Community in Flood Relief and Response” that PJN is implementing with the support of the Concern Worldwide and USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).
If you feel that you are a suitable candidate for the position, please send your CV along with the cover letter explaining your suitability to the position at firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Mid Night December 26, 2022.
Please write Title (i.e. Write District Name and Transgender Fellow e.g. Peshawar - Transgender Fellow) in the subject line of the email.
For more information, please call at 051-2318016.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the test/interviews. PJN is an equal opportunity employer and promotes diversity. PJN reserves exclusive rights to select/ reject any application and declares no obligation in this regard.
Note: Transgender Persons only.
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