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Background/IRC Summary:  The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

IRC has been working in Pakistan for over 30 years, and manages & delivers large, complex programs to meet needs in health, education, protection, environmental health and livelihoods for displaced, poor & conflict-affected communities. IRC works in partnership with local government and non-governmental organizations and currently works in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh provinces.

Job Overview/Summary:

Under the supervision of DRR Specialist, the incumbent will be responsible to implement the DRR related activities of the DRR project in Sindh province 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate with DRR Specialist for effective implementation of the CBDRR activities;
  • Conduct DRR based activities so that stakeholders (communities, government officials, schools) have increased capacity to prevent, prepare for and mitigate disaster risk through locally appropriate DRR strategies. 
  • Assist DRR Specialist to enhance Institutional Linkages so that Implementation of community and school based approaches to DRR are improved.
  • Assist DRR Specialist in developing operational plans on weekly and monthly basis, reviewing activities periodically, to ensure that project expenditures are used within limits and guidelines 
  • Develop progress reports periodically to line manager, in order to ensure the provision of accurate and updated information;
  • Work with the community for the roll-out of agreed project activities;  
  • Assist mobilization Team and communities in identifying CB-DRR activities e.g. Early Warning, Hazard Mapping, for community members, and also engage children and youth in suitable engagement/participation sessions through meetings and sessions;
  • Facilitate the process of community mobilization and formation of Village Disaster Management Committee;
  • Supervise and Conduct Capacity building programs at school and community level for VDMCs and also cover Hazard, Risk, Vulnerability and Capacity assessment (HRVCA);
  • Facilitate and provide technical support to the Village Disaster Management Committees in conducting Hazard, Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment and also develop report;
  • Work with Village Disaster Management Committees to come up with Community Based Disaster Management (CBDM) Plans;
  • Ensure that CB-DRR is implemented effectively in a good quality standards and ensuring consistency of the work in accordance to the programme goal and objectives;
  • Facilitate and organize field visits of various stakeholders at field sites for effective implementation and support to ensure sustainability;
  • Develop, maintain and improve work coordination and linkages with local key partners (community, NGO, international bodies and District Authorities), to ensure the successful implementation of the project activities;
  • Provide regular and follow up support to communities organizations on CB-DRR activities;
  • Undertakes any other tasks assigned by supervisor.

 Job Requirements:


Master degree in social work, rural development or community based disaster management

Work Experience:

Minimum 2 years’ experience in relevant projects

 Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

·         Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 

·         Good team player and coordination skills

·         Experience of working on DRR focused interventions

·         Experience of working with government line departments   

·         Strong knowledge of local living conditions and infrastructure

 Language Skills: 

·         Strong oral and written English, Urdu

·         Local languages

Desirable criteria:  

·         Work with INGOs

·          Experience of working in North Sindh 

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
International Rescue Committee
Job Location:
G.T Road, Ghotki, Pakistan
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
Master degree in social work, rural development or community based disaster management
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
2 Years (Minimum 2 years’ experience in relevant projects)
Apply Before:
Oct 02, 2016
Posting Date:
Sep 23, 2016
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