Development Center
District Team Leader
Development Center
Posted date 31st January, 2023 Last date to apply 13th February, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Sukkar
Category Program Management
Salary 297516.58
Type Contractual Position 1
Experience 5 years
Status Closed

I. Organizational Context and Scope:

In the 2022 Monsoon Pakistan experienced an unprecedented amount of rainfall resulting in mega flooding estimating around one-third of the country to be submerged in water. In other estimates, more than 33 million people have been impacted by the monsoon floods in the country since mid-June.  The areas that have sustained the most severe damage are the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, and Sindh provinces. Sindh province was especially hard hit. To date, 72 districts across Pakistan have been declared ‘calamity hit’ by the Govt

The Community Resilience Activity-North (CRA-N) Project is designed to support community-level DRR, Resilience, and conflict prevention activities within the flood-affected districts in all three provinces; In order to help the current flood-hit communities, CRA-North aims to address various needs of people ensuring that they ‘build back better’ with reduced vulnerabilities and become resilient communities.  CRA-North will pursue a multi-disciplinary and community-participatory approach and will work in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan (GoP) at the district, regional and national levels.

 Under the supervision of the DCOP and the overall supervision of the COP/Program Manager, and in coordination with the RMU the District Team Leader is required to support the CRA-North programs team for the overall planning and implementation of the activities designed and also for the mainstreaming of gender component in the programming.

II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The District Team Leader’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the


  • In close collaboration and coordination with the Program Coordinator and the Senior Management, provide the required leadership and technical oversight to ensure that project resources are effectively applied towards cross-sectoral flood programming within the target region.
  • Implement and adapt the CRA-North programming strategies at the district level, ensuring that the programming is achieving defined impacts in line with our programming objectives.
  • Manage relationships with relevant stakeholders at the district and regional level, including but not limited to government representatives, community leaders, tribal leaders, religious leaders, and implementing partners.
  • Ensure that there is a clear consultative process between GOP structures and target communities to identify, design, and implement grant-funded activities; and serve to support the more remote and marginalized communities within the district.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of flood programming activities, inclusive of the identification and procurement of activity-related goods and services in collaboration with the projects Resource Management Unit (RMU).
  • Develop and maintain/update a clear and comprehensive District Profile, which 
  • outlines a thorough understanding of the district’s operating environment; and may be utilized to inform flood-focused interventions. Use this Profile to monitor and report on the rapidly changing environment and proactively contribute to the project’s overall strategy design and implementation.
  • Submit scheduled reports to Senior Management, reflecting progress on the field programming activities, and the implementation environment within the district.
  • Use the existing Programming Matrix to provide clear weekly updates on resilience activity development, implementation, and closure; while also engaging in regularly scheduled calls with Senior Management and the donor regarding ongoing progress at the field level.
  • Support existing district programming efforts by participating in Learning Workshops and the identification and documentation of success stories, lessons learned, and case studies.
  • Under the oversight of our RMU, responsible for the management and care of district-based project assets and facilities.
  • Identify challenges and resolve any outstanding issues which would impede the smooth implementation of resilience programming.
  • Work with the M&E Department and program team on strengthening the use of M&E data across the program through the use and distribution of M&E reports.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
III)Required Qualifications and Experience


Master’s Degree: Business Administration, Education, Social Sciences, Agriculture; with 5 years of experience; or bachelor’s degree within the same fields, with 7 years of experience.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience working on flood response/ DRM project implementation.
  • Proven experience in writing, editing, and critical thinking.
  • Capacity to understand and analyze the local, district, and regional implementation environment and how this environment caters to the effective design and implementation of community-focused programming suitable to the geographical, cultural, and political context.
  • Knowledge of the target districts of intervention geography, culture, and government structure is a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience working with USAID-funded programs are preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience working with UN Agencies are preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Urdu, with proficiency in Sindhi, are considered a distinct advantage.

V. Languages


(specify the required knowledge)


Fluency in English, Urdu, and Sindhi



Other regional languages

We would encourage Female candidates to apply


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