Project Coordinator | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

1.        Brief Description:
 

The major role of Project Coordinator (PC) would be to implement the project in a systematic way in the field areas of Muridke and Kamoki as committed with partner (s). PC would take all the relative supportive measures at district and project office following project and organizational level commitments, philosophy, policies and strategies in a coherent way to achieve intended outcomes and impacts of the project. The PC is responsible for team building, communities’ capacity building, communities networking at local, district and regional level, and building relationships with the government line departments, private sectors and working relationships with other civil society organizations. PC will promote research based work, lobbying and engage with MSP level, research institutes/universities and other stakeholders in relation to Rice Value Chain. The PC is expected to facilitate the project teams to achieve desired outcomes and objectives efficiently, effectively and qualitatively within the agreed time lines of project.

 

2.        Major Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and submission of the work plan to Manager Programs and partner of the project in activity break structure.
  • Preparation of Detailed Implementation Plan of project followed by procurement plan.
  • Preparation of a draft of stakeholders’ engagement strategy and submit to Manager Programs/partner.
  • Preparation of mobilization strategy of the project in URDU for partner communities and staff members.
  • Design media & Communication strategy for internal and external communications including ways of working with private sectors as well.
  • Submission of work plan how PC will build the capacity of her/his staff, highlighting main areas and capacity building strategies.
  • Quality base lines and surveys conducted engaging field teams and others.
  • Mapping of field areas, villages selection and formation of 10 Grower Organizations through field teams.  
  • Submission of a quarterly and formal report of the learning at the end of probation period.
  • Coordinate with donor’s focal person, preparation and reviews of detailed plans, quarterly plans, monthly plans and thereof implementation based on initial agreement with partner.
  • Design ToRs for ToTs, liaison with donor for feedback and lead the whole recruitment process, delivery and reporting.
  • Develop quality standards for rice and to create and strengthen the linkages between growers, market actors (private sector) and government departments through a multi stakeholder platform for action.
  • Engage private sectors, rice millers in the development of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)/sustainability policies so they work directly with farmers on sustainability practices; safeguard decent working conditions; and fair pricing based on quality.
  • Improve the labour conditions of (seasonal) workers in the rice value chain with specific attention for child labor, women workers (anti-discrimination, anti-harassment) and health and safety issues.
  • Closely monitor funds utilization, ensuring timely submission of funds requests, reports including financial and narrative, to funding partners as per agreement, and responsible use of resources i.e. financial and others.
  • Building capacity of staff, delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate persons in team.
  • Develop knowledge of the grass roots level issues related to rice value chain and demonstrate in project implementation, among stakeholders and with project teams to achieve intended outcomes of project.
  • Ensuring that women, youth and other groups of communities are actively involved in different activities of the project including community organizations, procurement, trainings, advocacy etc.
  • Establishing a compliant response mechanism at project level to handle with the different complaints both from partner communities and staff members/donors.
  • Facilitating partner communities/Grower Organizations to develop sustainable linkages with line departments following the rights based and value chain approaches.
  • Develop at least one “Concept Note” in a quarter and submission to Manager Programs.
  • Coordinate with Doaba/ donor media & communication team for sharing of news, achievements etc and produce monthly newsletters for project progress, s/he will responsible for maintain the updates of activities/ highlights on doaba/donor communication channels.
  • Provide an atmosphere where women (team member and communities) will be able to discuss their issues in confidence and develop an atmosphere for them to solve their own problems and differences.
  • Responsible to monitor the budget consumption regularly and manage the internal control.
Requirements and Skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill,
  • Good command of written and spoken English,
  • Ability to meet deadlines,
  • Team player and problem solving skill,
  • Ability to work under pressure and gender sensitive,
  • Honest and competent.
Education
  • M.A /M.Sc (preferably social sciences/ agriculture).
  • Minimum of 3 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 hrmdf2012@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.