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Community Development Officer
Programme Department, Kharan, Washuk
Apply By Feb 28, 2021
Job Description (total positions: 3, posted on: Feb 16, 2021)

Technical 

·       Assist in conducting broad based community meetings (BBCM) / stake holders workshop at community level

·       Assist in conducting needs assessment / base line / surveys for data collection in the defined project areas

·       Assist in identification & prioritization of most vulnerable / marginalized villages through PRA tools.

·       Assist in initial contacts & programme introduction of project in the targeted village

·       Formation, revitalization, strengthening of village / community development committees / organizations by ensuring inclusion of all segments of society on sustainable basis.

·       Assist the CDO in signing term of partnership (TOP) with committees (COs/ VOs / LSO).

·       Identification & prioritization of the most pressing needs of the communities through PRA tools (issues prioritization).

·       Conduct regular meetings with community organizations for raising awareness about their entitlement i.e. social, economic & rights.

·       Capacity building of communities in terms of development of new proposals, CMST, LMST / refreshers / exposure visits, advocacy planning and campaigning etc.

·       Motivating the communities for the monthly contribution of  saving schemes

·       Facilitate & support other sectoral leads at ground in need identification / prioritization & verification of the project interventions / activities.

·       Close coordination with male CDO and relevant stake holders working in the project targeted areas.

·       Conducting community awareness sessions i.e. (health and hygiene) and organize various training sessions / workshops / Campaigns / Special Events for the members of local community organizations (social forestry, community participation in development, women in development)

·       Regular follow up and monitoring of project activities & timely reporting of identified gaps with best possible solutions.

·       Facilitate in arrangement of IRP / donors visits to project areas.

·       Conduct CO / VO / LSO profiling i.e. collection of primary level data for situation analysis of the communities and compilation of surveys being conducted on various issues in the programme/project area.

Conduct thorough community mobilization process with key advocacy objectives, 

Operational

·     Assist in preparation of weekly / monthly work plans against PMT (performance measured time frame) by ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks in stipulated time period.

·       Assist in maintenance of hard record that includes field visits reports, CO meeting minutes, beneficiary data, assessment record, distribution record & other documentation.

·       Assist in ensuring appropriate beneficiary’s data collection & screening prior to making any transaction

·       Assist in ensuring proper filling of forms & formats as per desired standard

Assist in extending support to MEAL / MIS / Communications staff for gathering desired 

·       information.

·       Ensure availability of up to date info in MIS on regular basis with consultation of MIS / M&E.

  • Close coordination with line manager for effective implementation of project activities.

Organizational

·       Ensure compliance with IR’s policies & procedures in true spirit for effective delivery of services to communities.

·       In depth understanding of IR values and their demonstration in the field while working with communities.

·       Abide by the IR zero tolerance policy towards bribery & corruption through sensitization / empowerment of communities on coping mechanism so that they can raise voice as & when feel inappropriate.

·       Thorough knowledge of IR strategic priorities to ensure effective implementation with future sustainability.

·       Assist in identification & documentation of organizational successes for show casing IR work

·       Facilitate communities in adaptation of environment friendly & cost effective approaches to meet their current as well as future needs with specific attention to climate change.

·       Focused efforts to be made for mainstreaming of marginalized groups i.e. Persons with disability and old age, minorities, Women & children etc in consultation & implementation of project activities at ground.

·       Assist in strengthen mechanism to Influence the decision makers through communities to pay attention towards DRR planning, give voice to suffering and the excluded, highlighting the protection needs of people.

  • Participation and facilitation in implementation of IR seasonal programmes & emergency response

PERSON SPECIFICATION

  • It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with Islamic values and principles as well as commitment to organization’s Worldwide vision, mission and core values.

Language:

Urdu and Local Languages

Key Personal Qualities:

·       Strong emotional intelligence and resilience, and able to maintain self-control in difficult situations.

·       Able to work under extreme conditions in field areas.

·       Good communication skills in local as well as English / Urdu language which delivers information with clarity in a wide range of situations.

·       Has a positive nature and able to overcome issues that create hindrance in achievement of entrusted goals / objectives.

·       Has a learning attitude and a continuous improvement philosophy.

Value Added Skills 

·       Advance level Social Mobilization

·       PRA / RRA Tools

 ·       Inclusion

·       Advocacy & Campaigning

·       GBV / Protection

·       Health & Hygiene Promotion

·       Monitoring & Accountability

·       Water, Health & Sanitation

Required Skills

Community Development, Mobilization, Computer Literate,

Industry
N.G.O./Social Services
Category
Field Operations
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Gender
No Preference
Minimum Education
Bachelors
Degree Title
Bachelor / Master Degree in Social Sciences
Career Level
Entry Level
Minimum Experience
Less than 1 Year(Minimum experience of similar role in NGO setup: 6 months with Master degree and/or 1 year with Bachelor degree)