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Objective:

In support to AeP’s office in Karachi, the Field Advisor will function at one of the target district levels. The Field Advisor will liaise with local communities, relevant government authorities, important stakeholders; and existing and potential grantees. The position will report to the Program Coordinator in AeP office in Karachi.

TASKS (PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS)

  • Proactively identify grant opportunities by closely working with potential IPs and share the ideas with Program Coordinator and Program Development Officer on regular basis.
  • Establish critical relationships with local CSOs and engage relevant government departments, elected representatives and local notables as per program requirements.
  • Initiate preliminary discussion with potential IPs on budgets and activity timelines in consultation with the Karachi office.
  • Keep an up to date data of grantee program activities, implementation plans and approved budgets; participating in grantee events, trainings, and meetings for quality assurance. Submit weekly report on such engagements to the reporting officer.
  • Advise the reporting officer on local political, legal, security and economic situations on weekly basis and on how to continuously adapt the program to ensure effectiveness.
  • Assist the program team in developing concept notes and various grants related documents.
  • Plan and execute monitoring visits to the on-going grants. For the monitoring function, the Field Adviser will work with the M&E Coordinator and the relevant M&E Officer.
  • Provide supervision and guidance to the teams implementing in-kind grants.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

  • University degree in relevant field. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in related role required.
  • Relevant experience working on USAID contract in a related role highly preferred.
  • Experience with grants or small grants under contract programs required.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office suite) required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • English language fluency required.




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