Under the supervision of the Provincial Project Coordinator (PPC) and overall guidance of the National Project Manager (NPM), the Field Officer (FO) is responsible for ensuring implementation of activities as per approved workplans and Project Document. FO is responsible for day-to-day management and decision making for the field level interventions and managing filed office staff. The Field Officer’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results at field level, to the required standards of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
The Field Officer (FO) works in close coordination with UNDP’s Environment and Climate Change and Operations Units to ensure consistent service delivery complying with UNDP rules and donor’s requirements.
The Government of Pakistan has recognized the threat from GLOFs in its National Climate Change Policy and in its National Determined Contribution to monitor changes in glacier volumes and related GLOFs. Flood hazards are already greater than what the national public finance can manage. To be able to strengthen capacities of vulnerable communities to address the GLOF issue urgently in the scale that is needed, the Government of Pakistan needs financial support from international donors. As a result, it has secured GCF resources to upscale ongoing initiatives on early warning systems and small, locally sourced infrastructure to protect communities from GLOF risks. The interventions proposed for scale-up by this project will be based on activities implemented in two districts that have demonstrated success. In these districts engineering structures like gabion walls have been constructed and automatic weather stations, rain gauges and discharge equipment have been installed. Rural communities receiving this support were able to avoid human and material losses from GLOF events. The proposed GCF project will expand coverage of interventions to fifteen districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces. It will strengthen the technical capacity of sub-national decision makers to integrate climate change and disaster risk management into medium- and long-term development planning processes.
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English and Urdu. Knowledge of other local languages is an asset
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