WWF Pakistan
Senior Project Officer (Liaisoning)
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Posted date 4th December, 2023 Last date to apply 11th December, 2023
Category Project Management
Status Closed

Reports to:                                  Project Coordinator

Project / Program:                   Improving the income security of small-scale cotton farmers in Pakistan

Grade:                                           C-2

Location:                                      Khairpur

Contract:                                      Long-Term contract

Work Week:                               05 Days- 40 hours/week

Position Overview:

WWF-Pakistan seeks a highly motivated and experienced Senior Project Officer (Liaisoning) for the Project Implementation Unit (PIU). The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in fostering effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders, ensuring the seamless execution of the sustainable cotton farming project. This position demands a dynamic professional capable of navigating the complexities of multi-level partnerships and governmental interactions.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Act as a liaison between WWF-Pakistan and various project stakeholders, including government bodies, NGOs, and community representatives.
  • Foster positive relationships with key partners to facilitate project objectives and ensure alignment with local and national priorities.
  1. Training and Capacity Building:
  • Conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for the field staff to create a trained cadre of field trainers.
  •  Assist project coordinator in organizing training events for farmers and workers on carbon-smart crop production and protection practices, water stewardship, and sustainable soil health management.
  1. Government Relations:
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with relevant government departments and agencies.
  • Monitor policy developments and regulatory changes that may impact the project, providing timely updates to project leadership.
  1. Coordination and Collaboration:
  • Work closely with the Project Coordinator and other team members to ensure effective coordination and integration of project activities.
  • Organize and participate in regular coordination meetings with stakeholders to share progress, address concerns, and strategize on project milestones.
  1. Reporting:
  • Prepare comprehensive reports on liaisoning activities, including updates on stakeholder engagement, government interactions, and regulatory compliance.
  • Provide inputs for project reports to be submitted to donors and relevant authorities.
  1. Risk Management:
  • Identify potential risks related to government relations and stakeholder engagement, developing mitigation strategies to address challenges proactively.

Selection Criteria

Education, Experience & Working Knowledge

  • A bachelor's or master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., agriculture, development studies).
  • Three years of working experience in similar projects is desirable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders.

Skills & Attributes

  • Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results;
  • Personnel management skills and experience;
  • Good problem-solving skills and results orientation;
  • Ability to travel in field areas;
  • Ability to motivate and influence others;
  • Sensitivity to gender and other social issues in Pakistan;
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication and leadership skills; 
  • Excellent written/spoken English and Urdu; other languages will be an advantage;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer office applications on word processing and spreadsheet;

WWF- Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right to amend this document from time to time, as may be required in the interests of the organization.

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