Livelihood Officer | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

Brief Description:

The Livelihood Officer is responsible for designing the overall Livelihood strategy and implementation of project related activities within the project, plus providing timely and relevant information to Project Coordinator/ Team leader.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Understand all relevant laws, policies and guidelines developed by local/ provincial/ federal governments and practice with local available resources.
  • Believe in “build on what they have”. 
  • Develop plans for effective implementation of the Livelihood activities in field area as per designed of project related livelihood approaches to disaster resilience.
  • Identification and registration of beneficiary households for livelihood program.
  • Need identification through house holds’ survey.
  • Ensuring timely implementation of livelihood activities.
  • Working closely with Project Coordinator and logistic team to ensure all supply requests related to the project activities are done timely and according to procedures.
  • Monitoring budget and report to Project Coordinator in a timely manner for proper planning.
  • Managing project activities in the targeted union councils.
  • Facilitate the field staff for the effective, efficient and timely implementation of project activities in project areas.
  • Documenting in the timely manner, all progress challenges, and learning for future implementation of similar projects and accountability.
  • Leading assessment in the project area for livelihood interventions.
  • Conducting regular field visits to verify quality/ progress of Livelihood Program interventions provide technical guidance and advices.
  • Capacity building of project staff.
  • Ensure women participation in project activities.
  • Look at and understand the gender imbalances prevalent in the villages. Then develop projects and/ or activities to not only address but also to overcome these issues practically.
  • Design, develop, organized and provide necessary and refresher training on “Livelihood” for project staff, local organizations and primary stakeholders for developing their skills and capacities on disaster resilient and livelihood as per project design.
  • Night stays in the field areas as per need.
  • Ensure that follow up procedures are in place and are regularly followed.
Requirements and Skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill,
  • Good command of written and spoken English and local language to communicate effectively with locals directly,
  • Ability to meet deadlines,
  • Team player and problem solving skill,
  • Ability to work under pressure and gender sensitive,
  • Flexible
Education
  • Agriculture/Livestock, graduate / master have market oriented background with simple solutions and use of appropriate technologies.
  • Minimum of 2-years relevant experience in any well reputed organization.
  • Computer Literate with Good command on MS Office.
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates can send their CVs in soft at email address brightcareer2017@gmail.com but not later than January 07, 2019 by 5:00 PM. Application/CV received after the submission deadline will not be entertained under any circumstances.
  • Please do mention the Job Title in the Subject, otherwise your CV could be missed out.
  • Only short listed candidates who meet criteria will be called for written test and interviews. Organization is equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Person with disability meeting the criteria are encouraged applying.
  • No TA/DA shall be claimed by the shortlisted candidates.
  • Please do mentioned 2 references in your application/CV.
About Organization

“Doaba” literally means the land between two waters and symbolizes the Doaba's work with flood-prone communities. The Doaba Foundation (DF), working since 1997, is a not-for-profit-organization, registered under the Trusts Act 1882, as a Public Welfare Trust at Islamabad. Members of the Board of Trustee of Doaba Foundation, both women and men, belonging to flood-prone districts, have personal experience of flood ravages. In 1988 some of them developed an Interest in flood disaster when approached by flood effects of Tehsil Muzaffargarh to help them obtain flood relief. Over the period, more like-minded persons gathered together and decided to establish an organization (eventually registered as Doaba Foundation) to facilitate flood prone communities to cope with flood disasters in a collective and organized manner, with enhancement of livelihood and food & nutrition security options. Doaba established small pilot projects on self-help basis (contribution from trustees and local philanthropists). This experience contributed to building a model of flood preparedness and mitigation which was systematically applied in implementing a pilot demonstration project on livelihood options incorporating disaster risk reduction in a flood prone community in District Jhang, Southern Pakistan. Over the years the model has been considerably refined, particularly with reference to gender mainstreaming and issues of rescue during flood disaster.

Doaba Foundation over the years has flourished and expanded its grass root community interventions in the eight (7) riverine districts of South Punjab & 1 District of Upper Punjab in Pakistan. It is facilitating the community by working on community based disaster risk reduction and development activities in the riverine belt of Chenab located in Jhang, Muzaffargarh, Multan & Khanewal Districts and the riverine areas of Indus located in Layyah, Bhakkar, and DG Khan Districts. It has started its work in Northern side Punjab, District Sheikhupura as well. Doaba Foundation is now nationally and globally recognized as one of the lead Non-Governmental Organizations in terms of establishing and demonstrating community based floods preparedness and management models at wider scale and fostering grass root integrated development process in the remote and poverty stricken disaster prone riverine areas in various parts of the Southern Punjab Region. At present, Doaba Foundation is directly working with more than 565 communities’ organizations located in and around the river Chenab, river Indus and drought prone in 8 districts of Punjab, established vibrant collaborative working mechanism with district governments, national/ international civil society institutions, and donor agencies, and advocating for the equal development rights of disaster prone poor and vulnerable communities living in the riverine areas of Punjab.

 

Vision:

Disaster prone communities becoming self-reliant in the pursuit of their interests.

 

Mission:

Doaba Foundation works to improve the quality of life among disaster-prone communities through optimal utilization of resources. Using a rights-based approach, Doaba Foundation seeks to build capacity of communities, focusing on vulnerable groups, for community-led disaster risk management, incorporating the same in programs of sustainable development intervention. Doaba Foundation expands its influence through strategic partnerships and policy interventions.