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Provincial Liaison Technical Coordinator

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Category:
Project Management
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Contract ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
Islamabad
Job Province:
Balochistan
Job Location:
Quetta
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
Salary Range:
PKR. 125,000 to 150,000/Month
Apply By:
Oct 26, 2022
Posted On:
Sep 22, 2022
Job Description

ABOUT ACTED PAKISTAN:

ACTED is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Paris, founded in 1993. Independent, private and not-for-profit, ACTED respects a strict political and religious impartiality and operates according to principles of non-discrimination and transparency. ACTED has been present in Pakistan since 1993 and currently supports communities in Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Azad Jammu Kashmir. ACTED Pakistan programmes range from short-term emergency responses to recovery and rehabilitation, as well as longer-term development initiatives. ACTED strategy is to target vulnerable communities affected by natural and conflict-related disasters as well as lack of socio-economic development. For further details, see the ACTED global website: www.acted.org

OBJECTIVES

1. Ensure a coherent and effective [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] response, by mobilizing cluster partners to respond in a strategic manner.

2. Promote best practice and relevant standards amongst partners engaged in [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] response, with particular attention placed on Do-No-Harm principles.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Cluster Coordination

a) Assume overall responsibility for co-leadership of the [[Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education];

b) Work closely with other key members of the [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] including National, Provincial or Local Governments, OCHA, UNICEF and all other cluster members;

c) Secure commitments from humanitarian actors responding to or supporting the cluster response;

d) Support both multi-sector and [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] specific needs assessments and utilize existing secondary to inform sector response planning;

e) Identify gaps in the sector’s current coverage and advocate to address these gaps amongst humanitarian actors on behalf the affected population;

f) Lead updating of the [[Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] Cluster work plan, and co-ordinate the harmonization of response activities, ensuring that activities prevent overlap and duplication and thus maximize resources;

g) Ensure that inter-agency response strategy for [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] reflects key findings from needs assessments, identifying gaps, and formulating a sector-wide interagency response plan, taking into account the cross-cutting areas from other sectors or clusters.

h) Ensure that information is shared amongst cluster members, and that information from other sectors and clusters is made available to cluster members in order to improve planning, integration and implementation;

i) Ensure clear and effective communication occurs between the field and the national cluster;

j) Contribute to regular OCHA sitreps, and take an active part in OCHA co-ordination meetings;

k) Ensure, along with the Cluster coordinator, representation of the [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] in all relevant external meetings and collect/share information as relevant;

l) Ensure [Food security and agriculture, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education]is explicitly included and prioritized in all multi-sector assessments and reports, including OCHA Sitreps;

m) Track and monitor cluster members fundraising for [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] specific interventions, and ensure that members are aware of funding opportunities;

n) If the country response has access to Humanitarian Pooled Funds, work with members to identify key cluster priorities, assess submitted projects in regards to these priorities, their cost –effectiveness, and the needs of the affected population. Recommend the most effective projects for funding to the Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator regardless of submitting agency;

o) Participate actively with the Cluster Lead Agency to global humanitarian planning activities such as Humanitarian Needs Overviews (HNOs) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRPs);

p) Form and chair any related Technical Working Groups that are requested by the cluster members;

q) Consult and identify how the [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] cluster should facilitate the move towards early recovery and plan an exit strategy for the cluster;

r) Ensure that NGO perspectives and the consensus view of NGO cluster members is represented within the Humanitarian Country Team and associated documents produced.

s) Close coordination with all provincial government stakeholders e.g. PDMA for effective presentation and liaising.

2. Capacity Building

a) Carry out capacity mapping of all current and potential [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] actors – government, national and international humanitarian organizations as well as national institutions and the private sector;

b) Promote and support training of humanitarian personnel and capacity building of humanitarian partners, based on the mapping and understanding of available capacity;

c) Identify learning and training opportunities for [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] cluster members and work in increase capacity in preparedness and response within the cluster

d) Ensure that cluster participants are aware of relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and relevant commitments that the Government/concerned authorities have undertaken under international human rights law;

e) Promote Protection main-streaming and regard for Do-No-Harm principles into the response of [Food security and agriculture, Shelter, Water sanitation and hygiene, Protection and Education] members. Liaise with the Protection, Child Protection, GBV,

Note: “ACTED is committed to protecting beneficiaries and staff within our programs from sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). ACTED has a Code of Conduct and organizational policies, which outline the expected behavior of all staff, consultants and other stakeholders and reminds ACTED’s zero-tolerance approach. Any candidate offered a job with ACTED will sign those documents as part of their work contract and is expected to abide by them.” “ACTED is commitment to zero tolerance to all forms of violence against children, beneficiaries and staff. ACTED is equal opportunity employers. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Final selection will be based on security clearance of the candidate.”

Required Skills

Report Writing, Government Stakeholders, Clusters, Coordination Skills, Liaison,

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