Project Officer- Inclusive Livelihoods and Resilience | PAK-NGOs
Background & Description

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:

Programme Implementation:

  • Assist in implementation of the Inclusive Livelihoods and DIDRR activities as per agreed log frame efficiently and effectively; ensuing all activities are accessible and inclusive for person with disabilities and other vulnerable groups
  • Closely working with mobilisation staff for activities implementation in the communities, provide technical back stopping, create clarity and understanding of the activities and build capacity of mobilisation staff in DIDRR and Inclusive Livelihoods.
  • Facilitate and conduct trainings in communities on DIDRR and inclusive livelihoods ensuring accessibility of all the training to person with disabilities
  • Analysis and internal communication of local context to inform and contribute to further improvement in planning, design and implementation of the DIDRR and Inclusive Livelihoods
  • Provide technical support to community organisations and DPOs to effectively implement their DIDRR plans
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of DOABA Inclusive livelihoods and DIDRR programming in the Southern Punjab through active and ongoing participation in and contribution to strategic planning meetings and development of strategic documents.
  • Support staff to integrate protection and do no harm principles into the organization’s livelihoods and resilience initiatives.
  • Provide effective, innovative and technical mentoring in the Inclusive Livelihood & DIDRR Components management of the programme
  • Facilitate adoption of best practice/approaches/models in the course of the implementation of the DIDRR and Inclusive Livelihoods activities.

3.    Finance and Administration

  • Support the Project Coordinator (PC) with regular reviews of DIDRR and Inclusive livelihoods budget components of the CBID Programme Pakistan.
  • Collaborate regularly with the PC and Multan, Muzaffargarh based finance teams to monitor spending and ensure the timely utilization of CBM funds allocated for these two components.
  • Assist the PC in monitoring assigned budget lines to ensure spending is in-line with project timelines and implementation schedules. 

4.    Logistics and Procurement:

  • Collaborate with the PC and Muzaffargarh, Multan-based finance teams to develop and maintain procurement plans related to DIDRR and Inclusive Livelihoods components of the programme. While ensuring quality, transparency and best value for money.
  • Collaborate with the Muzaffargarh and Multan -based finance teams to ensure field-based records of CBM funded procurements are well managed, fulfil DOABA and donor requirements, and are always up-to-date for use in donor reports.

5.     Coordination and Relationship:

  • Established close coordination and working relation with District Line Departments like Social Welfare, Agriculture and Livestock Extension, District Disaster Management Authority, Public Health Engineering to create buy in for programme components among these departments and seek their support in activities implementation related to DIDRR and Inclusive Livelihoods.
  • Close coordination with government sponsored social protection schemes managers and facilitate enrolment of person with disabilities and other extremely vulnerable groups.
  • Build and foster relationship with lending banks, Micro Financing Institutes, corporate sector and other business entities to explore support to business of person with disabilities and other groups.
  • Adopt a proactive approach to undertake relevant lobbying, campaigning and advocacy for enhance inclusion of person with disabilities and their families in social protection and other mainstream schemes.
  • Closely coordinate internally with different projects and sectors with in DOABA.
Requirements and Skills

6.    Persons Specification:

Essential:

  • A minimum of five years’ professional experience in a well reputed organisation in implementing livelihoods and resilience projects (3-years direct experience in Livelihoods and DRR).
  • Experience in designing and implementing community driven interventions in DRR and Livelihoods.
  • Experience in implementing projects in rural areas, understand cultural dynamics and overall socio-economic picture.
  • Knowledge of Livelihoods and DRR approaches currently implemented in Pakistan and specifically in flood prone areas.
  • General understanding of Disability and inclusion issues.
  • Understanding of business sector, microfinancing, social protection schemes etc.
  • Well versed in MS office and other related software use.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of disability inclusion in DRR and Livelihoods projects.
  • Understanding of rights based approaches to programming, knowledge of SDGs and UNCRPD.
  • Have past experience in working with person with disabilities or elderly people.

Core Competencies

  • Flexible, result oriented, credible, and thorough
  • Good reporting and communication skills both verbal and written
  • Good coordination and liaison skills
  • Quality and quantity of work
  • Professional Knowledge
  • Attention to minute details and communications
Education

Must have a Master Degree from reputable recognised University in Rural Development, Development Studies, Project Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant subject.

How to Apply
  • Interested candidates can send their CVs in soft at email address futurecare2013@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.