Background & Description

In order to contribute to the effective implementation of field level activities regarding GROW Campaign, the Social Mobilizer will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Provincial Coordinator. He/ She will ensure smooth functioning of the district/Tehsil level activities, monthly reporting, implementation of project activities and project reviews/meetings. Social Mobilizer will be hired for a period of Seven (07) months by either internal or external hiring procedures.

Specific responsibilities:

i)                 Assist Provincial Coordinator for smooth execution of District/Tehsil  level activities, including following areas:

§  Execution of monthly work plan made in consultation with line manager,

§  Execution of activities related to spike days listed in the DIP and project plan,

§  Coordinate and arrange meetings with district and local government officials and influentials for the development of sectoral plans and integration of LAPAs into district level annual development plan,

§  Maintain strong coordination with members of District Forum (Lahore) formed under GROW Campaign for the timely implementation of advocacy plan and arranging district forum meetings,

§  Assisting the consultants in different research assignments  in aligning the meetings at provincial level (Lahore) and stakeholder participation in consultation

§  Coordination with Provincial Steering Committee (PSC) members for the implementation of advocacy plan (provincial level and their participation in PSC Meetings

§  Assistance of provincial team for smooth execution of provincial activities

ii)               Assist admin staff (Islamabad based) in preparing all procedure of procurement, vendor relations and maintain all admin/ logistics related to project activities of Lahore district as well as Lahore office running.

iii)             Coordinate and Cooperate with MEAL staff (Lahore based) and admin Logistics team (Lahore based) and Finance team (Islamabad based) for smooth running of project.

iv)            Ensure all targets are timely achieved in the assigned districts.

v)              Participate and ensure 100% attendance in the trainings, sessions/ forums.

vi)            Any other task assigned by the organization

Requirements and Skills

§  At least 3 years of experience in community mobilization and advocacy in the targeted district/Tehsil.

§  Knowledge of relevant political rights field (s) (Food Security, Climate Change, Humanitarian Assistance, Water Rights (etc) would be preferable.

§  Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is mandatory.

§  Excellent communication and presentation skills required, along with the understanding of local language.

§  English proficiency in spoken and written will be considered an added advantage.

§  Willing to travel within/out of city (with/ without other project staff)

Education

Bachelor/Masters degree in related discipline or graduation with three years of proven relevant experience.

How to Apply

Send in the cover letter and on Resume on info@indusconsortium.pk by 15 June 2018 

About Organization

Indus Consortium is a collaborative platform of three rights-based development organizations i.e. Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP), Doaba Foundation and HELP Foundation. These three organizations have been active since long time mainly responding to natural disasters and other development needs of their respective operational areas along River Indus. These organization adopted an innovative approach to create a joint platform for learning, synergy, evidence based advocacy to address macro level structure causes of development problem on the basis of their field experience and create solidarity among communities living around river Indus and are vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.

The joint platform is a manifestation of a joint force of the people living around Sindhu (Indus River) basin in Pakistan. The Consortium represents the unity among various groups of different ethnic, linguistic and geographic features and their determination to struggle for the development of the people around Indus River.

The concept of a joint forum of various organizations for the holistic socio-economic development of these least served rural, riverine, disaster-prone and marginalized communities was visualized by Doaba Foundation district Muzaffargarh and shared with LHDP in District Badin. This pragmatic and innovate idea got acceptance and proved a step towards joint thinking in 2004. . In 2005 another likeminded organization - HELP Foundation - from povertystricken district of Rajanpur in Punjab, joined the two organizations i. With the association of these three based organizations the thinking firmed up to create a development consortium for improved research and coordination.. For this transitional purpose, another prominent research & development actor - Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) based in Islamabad – became part of the consortium in 2008.

The idea was materialized in the form of establishment of Indus Consortium in 2008. The consortium being a joint platform form aimed to carry out socio-economic, environmental, DRR-centric and rights-based development initiatives primarily in proximity of the banks of historical River Indus in the districts like Thatta, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmor in Sindh province, and Layyah, Jhang, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in Punjab province. The consortium devised the Terms of Reference (TORs) with the consultation of the three founding organizations at field level work, and with the RDPI for research, collaboration and coordination.

Source: Strategic Planning Document of Indus Consortium (2014-2018)