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Disaster Risk & Reduction Officer

Save the Children, Islamabad
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More Jobs From: Social & Development Sector Jobs
Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
Functional Area: Field Operations
Total Position: 1
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Muzaffargarh, Pakistan
Gender: Doesn't Matter
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Minimum Experience: 3 Years
Apply By: Sep 23, 2012
Job Posting Date: Sep 17, 2012
Job Description:

Job Description

  • Co-ordinate with Project Coordinator for effective implementation of the Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CB-DRR) activities;
  • To work with the community for the roll-out of agreed project activities;
  • To assist identifying CB-DRR activities e.g. Early Warning, Hazard Mapping, for community members, including local teachers, SMCs, and also engage children and youth in suitable engagement/participation sessions through meetings and sessions;
  • Facilitate the process of community mobilization and form Community Based Disaster Management Committee (CBDMC);
  • Supervise and Conduct Capacity building programs at the community level for Community Based Disaster Management Committees 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;
  • To work with Community Based Disaster Management Committees to come up with Community Based Disaster Management 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;
  • Assist Project Coordinator in developing operational plans on weekly and monthly basis, reviewing activities periodically, to ensure that project expenditures are used within limits and guidelines approved by the District Programme Manger;
  • Facilitate the process of integration of Children Clubs plans into Community Based Disaster Management Plans;
  • Facilitate and organize field visits of various stakeholders at field sides for effective implementation and support to ensure sustainability;
  • Develop, maintain and improve work coordination with local key partners (community, NGO, international bodies and Disaster Management Authorities), to ensure the successful implementation of the project activities;
  • Provide regular and follow up support to communities organizations on CB-DRR activities;
  • Develop progress reports periodically to line manager, in order to ensure the provision of accurate and updated information;
  • Ensure program staff safety and security, and ensure all Save the Children policies and principles are upheld at all time. Have a good understanding of Save the Children Child Protection Policy.
  • Undertakes any other tasks assigned by supervisor.;


  • Degree or equivalent experience in education, social work and/or other relevant discipline
  • Total Work Experience (In Yrs): 3
  • Sector Experience (In Yrs): 1
  • Experience of implementing best practices
  • Strong interpersonal & team building skills and excellence as a team player
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.