Empowering Urban Women in the World of Work

Logical Framework Analysis Country/Region Project Title Pakistan. Empowering Urban Women in the World of Work US Ambassador’s Fund, Pakistan Chapter Women Bank Limited Aga Khan Development Agency (International) ASA Pakistan Microfinance Institute Ritz Education Services, UK Academia Expected Results Impact Mainstreaming of the urban women in world of work is further strengthened i. Urban-women actively pursue and prepare for a long term career ii. Urban-women become aware of their immediate work environment and the vulnerabilities thereof, and enhance their capacity to control it to their advantage iii. Urban-women take cognizance of their dysfunctional assumptions and modify the same on realistic basis Project No. Project Budget

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Rafia Haider, Senior Reporter / Alumni US Embassy Pakistan Sohailuddin Alavi International Consultant in Capacity Building and Institutional Development

Narrative Summary Project Goal To empower urban women in their respective careers. The above objective will be accomplished by addressing the following issues: i. Strengthening women’s long term career orientation

Performance Measurement Performance Indicators Urban-women’s overall commitment and engagement in the world of work increases over time i. Urban-Women make decisions freely to seek, pursue and advance in careers of their choice

Assumptions/Risk Indicators Assumptions i. Pakistan’s Muslim society acknowledges women’s right to pursue professional career so long it is within the ambiance of Islamic values and norms and without compulsion on the women to work or not to work ii. Pakistani Urban women have motivation and potentials to seek professional careers, however, their choices are restrained by the lack of long term career orientation and commitment; selfproclaimed inhibitions; and, sometimes their inability to control their immediate work environment assertively. Risk Indicators A number of risk factors are being anticipated. i. Lack of reliable career guidance and counseling service ii. A few might choose to follow the crowd in visioning their careers iii. Development cost might be beyond the

ii. Train women take charge of their immediate work environment iii. Counsel women to overcome their selfproclaimed inhibitions

ii. Urban-Women are able to control their immediate work environment constructively iii. Urban-Women free themselves from their self-proclaimed inhibitions and take a realistic view of their potentials in the world of work

Project Purpose The project has specific focus on the urban women either already working or will be making choices to enter into the world of work. It envisages to affect the followings: i. Augment their career visions along the SMART path

Outcomes The urban women take responsibility to choose and undertake professional occupations with a long term career orientation, within the ambiance of Islamic values and norms and without external compulsion on them to work or not to

Performance Indicators The efficacy of project interventions shall be measured as follows: i. Urban women generally demonstrate SMART career visions with commitment and responsibility ii. Urban women have their personal and

1 | Rafia Haider, Project Lead and Sohailuddin Alavi, Project Consultant (April ‘2013)

Empowering Urban Women in the World of Work
Logical Framework Analysis ii. Take responsibility for professional and personal development, consistent to their visions Take charge of their motivation and morale, and to align their morals up-north Rectify their selfproclaimed inhibitions and inferiority deterring their worklife and career Proactively manage interpersonal transactions to avert harassing and amoral response potentials work professional development actionplans to successfully unleash their career growth opportunities and catch-up with work life challenges iii. Urban women demonstrate selfmotivation, high selfesteem and positivity and stronger commitment to their morals iv. Urban women become better informed of their strengthens, weaknesses and the immediate environment to successfully overcome their self-proclaimed inhibitions and inferiority v. Urban women demonstrate ability to act assertively in their interpersonal transactions at work Performance Indicators i. Training is generally considered useful and supportive by the urban women in particular and work organizations in general Approximately 100 to 150 urban women trained as Certified Master Trainers across the main cities of the country reach of a few or even many urban women iv. Development facilities in specific fields might not be adequate or even exist at all v. Overall scarcity or declining trends in job opportunities vi. Employers pursue forced discrimination in their personnel policies

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Resource (Intervention) i. Mobilize volunteers, representing public and private sector organizations, academia, and career women both from local and international fraternity, to form a Consultative-Group (The group members shall participate in the consultative process either in person or online) Design and conduct series of intensive training workshops for the urban women as Certified Master Trainers, across the main cities of Pakistan

Output i. A robust curriculum and action plan developed consistent to the ground realities and, needs and expectations of work organizations and urban women, respectively. Certified Master Trainers developed, who shall disseminate training on continuous basis within their respective organizations / regions

Risk Indicators i. Project may lack financial resources to implement the plan in totality Urban women and/or work organizations may respond apathetically A few segments of the society may develop distorted perception of the project and cause deterrence even security risk to the project stakeholders Master trainers and their organizations lack commitment and resources to disseminate the training on continuous basis

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2 | Rafia Haider, Project Lead and Sohailuddin Alavi, Project Consultant (April ‘2013)

Empowering Urban Women in the World of Work
Logical Framework Analysis

3 | Rafia Haider, Project Lead and Sohailuddin Alavi, Project Consultant (April ‘2013)

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