RSPN announces Young Development Professionals’ program


The Rural Support Program Network (RSPN), as part of its M&E, RSPN component of SUCCESS aims to engage recent graduates as Young Development Professionals (YDPs) who have a passion to understand Community Driven Development (CDD) approach of RSPs and contribute to empowerment of rural women in Sindh. The YDPs will be engaged with M&E teams of the implementing RSPs and M&E team of RSPN for conducting qualitative and quantitative surveys and for assisting in data analysis and report writing.
Eligibility and Skills Required:
– Recent university graduates with a degree in social sciences; preferably have taken courses in economics,
development science or business analytics
– Willing and able to conduct extensive field work in Sindh to collect data collection
– Have good writing skills in English and/or Sindhi.
– Possess data analysis skills and a good command on MS Office especially MS Excel or any other statistical
analysis tools e.g STATA and SPSS preferred
Duration: 03 months with a possible extension for 6 months depending on the performance of the YDP and availability of work.
Note: The YDPs will be provided a two days training prior to start of their tasks, are paid monthly stipend and experience certificate upon satisfactory completion and approval of tasks by the Programme Manager.
Application Deadline: Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV at by July 18th, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.

RSPN to hire Young Development Professionals for its project in Karachi


RSPN aims to engage young and energetic graduates as Young Development Professionals (YDPs) who have passion to highlight the impact of programme interventions on target beneficiaries i.e. pregnant and lactating women and children under 5 and inspire through their writings in the form of success stories, case studies, newspaper blogs, picture stories, short human stories for digital media.

YDP’s role:

The YDPs are expected to orient themselves with the nutrition sensitive component of PINS led by RSPN and the work done by implementing partners in the field. For this purpose, the YDP will be acquainted with the current communication methodology of the programme and will be facilitated in field travel so they can document it through stories, case studies, photographs and videos that will be developed as knowledge products for different audiences.

The YDPs will be stationed in Karachi with frequent travel to programme areas in Sindh.


-This programme is open to people below the age of 30, who have recently graduated or are currently pursuing a degree in humanities, social science research, media, communication, videography, photography or other related fields.

-The candidate should have good research, communication and writing skills and command over both

English and Urdu. Working knowledge of Sindhi is an advantage.

-The candidate must be willing to work for 8 weeks starting from the duration of their programme.

-The candidate should be ready and willing to travel to the programme districts in Sindh. PINS will facilitate and bear the cost of travel and accommodation of all YDPs while in the field.

-The candidate should have working knowledge of digital and social media (Facebook, Twitter,

Instagram etc.)

Certificate and Remuneration

Towards the end of the programme, the YDPs are required to present their work in the form of case studies, concept notes, photo/video stories as decided at the start of the programme with mutual consent of the supervisor and the YDP. Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, a certificate to the effect will be issued by RSPN PINS ER-3.

This is a paid programme, All YDPs will be paid a minimum monthly stipend of PKR 15,000, in addition to the cost of field travel, which shall be borne by RSPN.


Interested candidates are required to email a one page resume along with a brief (of maximum 500 words) to demonstrate their eligibility for the YDP programme to by 15th May, 2019.

Please also fill out the following form by 15th May, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview and/or written test. In case of queries, please email and cc

Poverty Reduction through Social Mobilisation in South Asia


Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan is holding a large conference, the 21st Sustainable Development Conference (SDC) and 11th South Asia Economic Summit (SAES), with the theme of ‘Corridors of Knowledge for Peace and Development’. The event is from 4th to 7th December, 2018 at Islamabad.

In this event, RSPN is holding an exclusive panel discussion, titled “Poverty Reduction through Social Mobilisation in South Asia” on Friday, 7th December, 2018 (tomorrow) from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Panel will share lessons and challenges of the social mobilisation approach of Pakistan’s Rural Support Programmes (RSPs) and its adaptations in India and Tajikistan. The panel structure and associated details are given as follows:

Session Chair Panellists: Panel Discussants
Dr Tariq Banuri, Chairman Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Speaker 1 – (Pakistan). Mr Shoaib Sultan Khan, Chairman RSPN. Discussant 1 – (Pakistan). Mrs Munawar Humayun Khan, Chairperson, Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP).

Discussant 2 – (Pakistan). Mr Ejaz Rahim, Advisor to the RSPN Board.

Discussant 3 – (Pakistan). Dr Tariq Husain, Senior Development Consultant & Evaluation Expert.

Speaker 2 – (Tajikistan). Mr Koshif Rijabekov, Mountain Societies Development Support Programme (MSDSP).
Speaker 3 – (India). Mr Rajsekhar, Society for the Elimination of Rural Poverty and National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Government of India. Via Skype.
Speaker 4 – (India). Mr Sampath Kumar, on Rajiv Gandhi Mahila Vikas Pariyojna (RGMVP) Via Skype.

The venue for the panel discussion is Sangam Hall, Hotel Margala, Kashmir Highway, Near Convention Center, Islamabad.