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ASF Pakistan Job offer

August 30th, 2012

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Accountant

Under the direct authority of

The Eexecutive Director, ASF, Pakistan

Localisation: ASF office located in Islamabad, Pakistan

1. ORGANISATIONAL CONTEXT

Acid Survivors Foundation is a Pakistani non-profit organization whose mission is to eradicate acid violence and promote human rights through peaceful democratic processes. Consequently, Acid Survivors Foundation follows a holistic approach and aims at 4 achievements:

- Establishment of a relevant legal framework

- Develop systems, capacities and infrastructures to provide relevant rehabilitation services so that survivors end up as proactive, autonomous citizens.

- Raise awareness and educate communities, stakeholders, law enforcement agencies, media, youth, NGOs and INGOs about acid violence and human rights in general with particular emphasis on the need to fight against domestic and gender based violence.

- Ensure that the survivors and their family access justice, social support and relevant medical care.

2. ROLE SUMMARY

The “accountant” is responsible for all activities related to:  treasury, accounts, reporting, human resource management (logistics), taxation & administration.

3. ROLE DETAILS

Treasury

  • Handling of cash transactions along with preparation of vouchers
  • Handling of bank transactions along with preparation of cheques and vouchers
  • Posting all the transactions in cash book and bank book on daily basis
  • Reconciling cash at the end of each day
  • Reconciling cash at the end of each month, preparing cash count sheet
  • Reconciling all the bank accounts on monthly basis, preparing bank reconciliation statements
  • Keeping record and follow up of all the advances issued for expenditure
  • Preparation of Journal Voucher upon clearance of advance
  • Issuing payments for all the bills and stamping them as PAID at the time of payment

Accounts

  • Entering vouchers in accounting software and stamping them as POSTED
  • Preparing receipt & payment accounts on monthly basis along with variation analysis
  • Preparing for project audits in supervision of Director Operations

Reporting

  • Updating expenditure status (as per specified formats) on monthly basis for donor reporting
  • Preparing forecast for next period (as per specified formats) in collaboration with activity in charge
  • Ensuring follow up and respect of budget along with variation analysis

Human resources management

  • Preparing payroll for staff members in last week of each month
  • Keeping updated record of leaves of all employees

Taxation

  • Submission of withheld tax to tax authorities within deadlines (prescribed by law)

4. EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND PERSONALITY

Experience

Minimum 2 years with similar job description

Skills

Accounting software (quick books or Peachtree)

Personality

Keen interest in gender based issues and overall in social issues

Non judgmental attitude and willingness to learn

Team player and at the same time an autonomous worker

5. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor or Master’s degree in commerce

6. WORK LOCATION AND CONDITIONS

Based in Islamabad

5 days a week from 9:00 to 6:00

7. CONDITIONS

One year contract with a possibility of extension

The salary package for this post is in the range of PKR 18,000 to 22,000 per month

ASF is an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, colour, religion, sex, disability or national origin.

Interested candidates should send their CV with a cover letter to hr_asf@ymail.com.

This job advertisement is open till 4th September 2012 – 18h00 PST.

Acid Violence Addressed As A global Issue At Global Level…

July 18th, 2012

All ASFs of the world got together in Nepal in June 2012 in order to develop  strategic plan for the next 3 years. The synergy is on and an alliance of all ASF is now being established, because, together,we can do more.

Best experiences were also shared to learn from each other and see how to provide relevant inputs, identify commonalities and differences. A new momentum was born!

Representatives of ASF Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, UK (ASTI), Ugnada, Pakistan.

3rd consultation: Acid Crime And Prevention Bill!

September 14th, 2010

ASF team proposing the new law on acid to ministry of women development with the support of UNIFEM and NCSW

Naveed Khan, legal consultant, presenting the law before q/a session.

Yasmeen Rehman, advisor to the Prime Minister on Women Affairs was tehre to host the consultation and officialise the government will to eradicate acid violence.

Strong supporters of gender justice : Fahmida Iqbal and Dr fauzia Saeed from NCSW.

Hands up for the press, as usual, our Pakistani fellows were there to support ASF cause!

These pictures are highly encouraging and ASF applauds Ministry of Women Development and National Commission on The Status of Women for commiting to propose a law in the Parliament. But more efforts are needed, we are on the right path but the journey is not over! ASF is determined to bring a sustainable change to stop a non human phenomenon,  major human rights breach, for this, we will need your support, get ready!

Acid Violence And Hope In Pictures : Mohammad Hussein, Associated Press.

January 29th, 2010

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These are the folded hands of 25-year-old Nusrat Aflal, as he sits in front of a television. He is the victim of an acid attack, which left behind the brutal scars. He is a member of the Acid Survivors Foundation in Islamabad, Pakistan, a group which offers medical, psychological and legal help to acid attack victims. The perpetrators often come from the victims’ own families, making the attacks even more difficult for the victims to overcome. It is not uncommon for acid attack victims to commit suicide.

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS

What is GJP?

January 12th, 2010
Gender Justice & Protection Project

Violence Against Women (VAW) is pervasive across class, religion, ethnicity and urban/rural divide in Pakistan. Violence and the threat of it contribute to the low social indicators for women’s development in the country. The Gender Justice and Protection Project (GJP) is a key initiative of UNDP’s Gender Support Program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The five year project has been initiated to contribute to sustainable reduction in violence against women (VAW) in accordance with the government’s policy commitments. The project has established a fund to support promising initiatives from the Government and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to combat the prevalence of violence, abuse, discrimination and social exclusion against women.

ASF gets media support and the word is being spread: an official support from the government soon???

January 12th, 2010

Kindly follow this link and you will get a more precise idea of Acid Survivors Foundation advocacy programme!

http://pakheadings.com/2009/11/news-package-acid-victim/

Acid Survivors Foundation : Naila, A Brave Acid Survivor.

November 27th, 2009

An article in The News to celebrate Naila’s courage:

Acid attack victim seeks justice from SC
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Myra Imran

Islamabad

An acid attack in 2003 that completely disfigured 19-year-old Naila Farhat’s face has failed to take away her spirit to live as she bids to seek justice with the first hearing in the Supreme Court due to take place on November 13.

According to her, her teacher’s friend Irshad Hussain attacked her with acid on way back from school in 2003 when she was only 13. The family was punished for refusing the proposal from Irshad, a tailor by profession. Naila’s teacher and Irshad’s friend Muzhar Hussain grabbed her while Irshad sprayed acid on her to make her life permanently miserable. They might not have thought that the little girl would live and appeal to the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court that recommended releasing the culprit if he pays the compensation money. “My family and I are determined to knock every possible door until we get justice,” said the lively Naila, who is from Layyah.

Naila will be the first acid attack survivor to take her case to the Supreme Court level. In majority of such cases, culprits manage to get away without being punished, as acid attacks are frequent in rural areas where legal system usually favours the mighty and the powerful.

Naila was a bright student and used to top in every class. She now cannot see with her left eye and the attack has also severely affected her other eye. “My mother wanted me to become a doctor,” she said adding that the support of her mother and father kept her going through out the chaotic six years. “I am lucky in the sense that my relatives and family friends gave all out support to me and encouraged me to approach the court despite pressure from the other party to withdraw my case,” said Naila while sitting behind a sewing machine.

Despite passing through immense physical and psychological sufferings, she has not stopped studying. She is a student of Allama Iqbal Open University and is also learning stitching and ‘paranda’ making from another acid burn survivor.

Legal Coordinator for Acid Survivors Foundation Sana Masood told ‘The News’ that Irshad was given 12-year imprisonment and 1.2 million fine by the sessions court. “But when the culprit appealed in the High Court, the court ordered his release if he agreed to pay the fine,” she added.

Highlighting issues related to Naila’s case, Sana said that presently there was no such law that could provide right justice to an acid attack survivor. “There is a provision of life imprisonment for perpetrators of such crimes in Domestic Violence Bill, but that has not been passed yet,” she pointed out.

Citing an example of Bangladesh, she said that Acid Crime Prevention Act was passed in Bangladesh in 2002 that stipulates the death sentence as a maximum penalty for an assault. “And to control the easy availability of commercially used acid, including Sulphuric acid, the Acid Control Act has been enacted in Bangladesh, which mandates licenses for sale and purchase of acids, with offenders facing a maximum of 15-year punishment as well as fines.” However no such Act has been passed in Pakistan.

“The issue of acid violence is addressed under the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2009, but it does not give death penalty to the perpetrator therefore what Naila can ask for is maximum penalty under the existing law as the court deems fit,” said Sana. Whatever be the punishment, no one can bring back the happy days of Naila’s life when she was just a bubbly student of class eight. All we can do is wish her good luck for her first hearing in the Supreme Court.

Message in a bottle

November 20th, 2009

In these difficult times, ASF-Pak needs your financial and moral support! Also please forward this page to as many people as possible!

Thanks for your precious collaboration,

Best regards,
Valerie Khan