Development Sector
Community Resilience Officer
Development Sector
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Posted date 12th January, 2023 Last date to apply 25th January, 2023
Country Pakistan Locations Swat
Category Community Development
Salary 177547.75
Type Contractual Position 1
Experience 3 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 Government. The Community Resilience Activity-North (CRA-North) Project is designed to support community-level resilience development, conflict prevention activities, and flood response programming (where applicable) within Khyber, Kurram, North Waziristan; Orakzai, and Swat Districts, with the potential for expansion into Sindh and Balochistan provinces; while focused on addressing the role of Climate Change and the nexus between Climate, Instability, Community Resilience & Disaster Risk Reduction. CRA-North will pursue a multi-disciplinary and community participatory approach and will work in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan (GOP) and Project Stakeholders at the regional and district level. The Community Resilience Officer will be tasked with supporting CRA-North’s focus to ‘build back better’ reducing vulnerabilities and increasing community resilience. Under the general guidance of the Chief of Party, overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party; and the direct supervision of the Regional Team Leader and Swat District Team Leader, the Swat District Community Resilience Officer will provide technical and administrative support in the implementation of community resilience programming within his/her Area of Responsibility (AOR); while supporting innovative approaches that will support the objectives of the CRA-North programming within Swat District.

 II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The Community Resilience Officer’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assist the DTL in the implementation and monitoring of program activities.
  2. Work in coordination with the programming, engineering, M&E team Units, and related project stakeholders.
  3. Schedule and participate in planned project site visits, assessing the pace and quality of programming activities and providing written updates to the DTL on a timely basis.
  4. Support the DTL in maintaining CRA-North Project stakeholder relationships within the district
  5. Assist the DTL in the coordination of workshops and public events.
  6. Submit bi-weekly reports to the DTL; while contributing to overall project deliverables as required.
  7. Maintain a clear understanding of the district and its diverse communities, while contributing to the design and implementation of district community activities requirements.
  8. Report regularly on the implementation environment within the district, presenting information to the DTL on the geographical, cultural, and political aspects of the district.
  9. Organize and maintain programmatic records and documentation, project databases, field activity records, project correspondence, etc., ensuring that these records are available for inclusion in project deliverables and reports as required.
  10. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.
III)Required Qualifications and Experience

a) Education

Bachelor’s Degree: Political Science, International Relations, Development studies, and Agriculture and equivalent social sciences.

b) Experience 

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working with community development project implementation, preferably with experience in identifying and addressing community resilience gaps and understanding how to strengthen community cohesion.
  • 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 CRA-North programming suitable to the geographical, cultural, and political context.
  • Knowledge and experience working with USAID-funded resilience/DRR-focused 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 Pashto, are considered a distinct advantage.

IV. Languages

Required

(specify the required knowledge)

Desirable

Fluency in English & Urdu

 

Pashto

 



We would encourage Female candidates to apply







Requirements


  1. Requires a minimum of 3 years of experience
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