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Job Title:

Disaster Risk Management Programme Officer

Location:

Peshawar with occasional travel to Islamabad and Karachi

Department:

Climate Change Adaptation

Reporting to

According to Provincial structure and with technical support from Program Manager – Climate Change Adaptation

 

Organisation Vision

Saving Lives, uniting people, and changing minds for healthy, safe and resilient communities

Organisation Mission

Committed to prevent and alleviate human suffering by mobilising the power of humanity through voluntary action

PRCS Fundamental Principles

Humanity

Impartiality

Neutrality

Independence

Volunteer Service

Unity

Universality

Position objective:

The Climate Advocacy & Coordination for Resilient Action (CACRA) project aims at contributing to building and strengthening the institutional, technical and operational capacities, structures and strategies of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in climate-smart disaster risk management (DRM) programming. As a Programme Officer, you will be engaged with developing and ensuring the adoption of preparedness frameworks and climate-smart tools (incl. Early Warning Systems) as part of the project and help test these at national, provincial, district and community levels. The project aims at increasing PRCS collaboration with key national and local stakeholders (government, CSOs/NGOs and academia) in the field of DRM, climate change adaptation and ecological management restoration (EMR) and make use of strategic partnerships to enhance community-based outreach, awareness raising and ultimately strengthen community resilience.  

Specific duties, responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Support the review of the CACRA project and help identifying key areas in PRCS in need of strengthening as related to DRM, climate change adaptation (CCA) and wider organisational development issues
  • Support PRCS and partner field teams in ensuring climate-smart mainstreaming as part of project implementation (activity delivery, e.g. enhanced Vulnerability Capacity Assessment) 
  • Assist the PRCS, the project and the CACRA Programme Manager and project team in liaising, organising and conducting relevant advocacy & training events with stakeholders across Pakistan
  • Develop knowledge management products and help institutionalisation and learning efforts, including progress reporting of the project activities and associated events
  • Assist in activity planning and provide technical advice on exchange and coordination mechanisms to strengthen community resilience vis-à-vis climate change effects and natural disasters
  • Participate in data gathering, data compilation and analysis and in the development of research-based reports and articles as inputs to publications, press releases etc.
  • Prepare various written outputs such as draft background papers, reports, case study papers and concept notes to assist mainstreaming climate change adaptation into PRCS programming
  • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders to showcase CACRA interventions, at all levels
  • Monitor and analyse project developments and implementation; review documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective action
  • Assist in drafting Terms of Reference (ToR) to specify needed project services – in collaboration with the project team
  • Liaise with partners, external stakeholders and independent experts and research institutions
  • Provide substantive support to consultative meetings, conferences, etc., to including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Ensure adequate project documentation, archiving and presentation of best practice
  • Help develop, test and refine Early Warning Systems at local (provincial, district and community) levels
  • Assist in developing draft work plans and other planning instruments
  • Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme preparation and submissions, progress reports, etc) and prepare related documents/reports

Required person specification and experience:

  • Master’s degree in environmental sciences, disaster management or international development studies
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience working with I/NGOs or UN agencies in the field of DRM, CCA and experience with community resilience building processes
  • Proven experience in mainstreaming/integrating climate change adaptation into humanitarian response planning, DRM/DRR projects and operations
  • Technical field experience from DRM/DRR, EMR related community-based programming
  • Proven experience of working closely with Government of Pakistan entities, I/NGOs, CSOs, their coordination networks and platforms, and in forming evidence-based partnerships with relevant stakeholders
  • Knowledge of and experience with organisational development processes would be an asset  
  • Demonstrable experience with urban DRR/urban humanitarian action is considered an added advantage
  • Strong English writing, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Equally adept at working individually and as part of a team
  • Availability for occasional visits to project areas and meetings in Islamabad & Karachi (25%)

Gross Salary:                80,000/- PKR Per Month





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