1. Purpose of the Position:
The Project Officer (PO) Inclusive Livelihoods and Resilience will support management, provision of technical inputs for all resilience and livelihoods activities implemented under the Community Based Inclusive Development programme Pakistan (CBIDP-P) in district Muzaffargarh funded by CBM. The PO-ILR will assist the Project Coordinator in day-to-day management of activities under Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods components of CBIDP-P. The PO-ILR will also provide support to the field staff involved in implementation at communities’ level.
The PO will improve implementation of the two components (DIDRR & Livelihoods) and provide strategic and operational inputs for project cycle management, implementation and monitoring. The PO will be responsible for making sure all activities implemented in communities are accessible and inclusive for person with disabilities.
Responsibilities will include coordination of activities, support with budget management and ensuring quality and timely implementation of all activities related to Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods. Furthermore, PO will play a key role in documenting the initiative for lesson learning and anticipate an eventual scale-up of the intervention.
Among other important aspects of this position is inclusion of person with disabilities and other vulnerable group in DIDRR and Livelihoods in all phases of the project and activities must be accessible to different impairment groups.
The PO will be a key member of the programme team and will work closely with all Programme team members under overall leadership of the Project Coordinator.
2. Responsibilities and Tasks:
3. Finance and Administration
4. Logistics and Procurement:
5. Coordination and Relationship:
6. Persons Specification:
Must have a Master Degree from reputable recognised University in Rural Development, Development Studies, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant subject.
“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.
Disaster prone communities becoming self-reliant in the pursuit of their interests.
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.