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Position Description Under the line management of the Pakistan Country Manager and supervision of the Regional Senior Manager - Assurance, the Pakistan Program Coordinator will support the successful, rapidly expanding implementation of the Better Cotton program in Pakistan. The Program Coordinator will take active lead in Partnership management, online databases management, monitor the activities of Implementation Partners (IPs), facilitate information flows, and support the evaluation of Producer Units. The Program Coordinator will ensure the credibility of the information collected from the field and contribute to understanding the impact of Better Cotton. The Program Coordinator will also provide support to members based in the Pakistan.

Responsibilities

Policy Engagement » Assist the Country Manager on national policy engagement with the aim to embed Better Cotton and assist in the development of a long-term strategy for its continued growth in the country. » Work closely with various cotton research institutes, agricultural colleges/universities and other public sector organizations. Explore ways that these institutes can support the implementing partners in fulfilling their aims. Implementing Partners Management » Support Pakistan Country Manager in identifying new IPs for Pakistan and completion of IP endorsement process. » To oversee and strengthen the network of Implementing Partners within Pakistan, with support from the Pakistan Country Manager and BCI global Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, to ensure partners meet their obligations and are recognized for their success. » To ensure the IP capacity building program is effectively implemented in Pakistan and assure timely conduct of all trainings and refresher for IP staff capacity building. » Review performance of Implementing Partners in the field.

Monitoring & Evaluation: » Ensure external assessment program is fully implemented and timely conduct at all level of assessment. » Contribute to the credibility of the Better Cotton Standard System through credibility checks on Producer Units (PUs). Produce clearly and concisely written reports in which relevant corrective actions are identified and collect evidence on PUs’ eligibility for Better Cotton licenses. » Support IP managers and 3rd party verifiers to carry out their verification functions; » Assure that that Assessment Reports are timely prepared and uploaded in PDB. » Contribute to improving the quality of result indicator data. Make sure that Results Indicator Data is timely collected, complied cleaned and analyzed. Assurance Program Implementation The Program Coordinator will support the operation of the Better Cotton Assurance program in the following ways: » Review assessment reports including Self Assessments, 2nd-party credibility check and 3rd-party verification reports for accuracy and completeness and advise Country Manager accordingly; » Prepare licensing scorecards for Country Manager approval. » Assist in follow up visits for Performance Score validation and Corrective action and advise Pakistan Country Manager for any change in the licensing.

Information management

The Program Coordinator will be the primary Pakistan contact for data management, providing support to IPs and other actors, and ensuring that country-level BCI data is available to support claims on results and impact. The Program Coordinator will: » Ensure that BCI’s Project Database is timely updated and all relevant information are filled in. » Ensure the timely, accurate collection of data from project IPs and individual large farms to ensure BCI requirements and deadlines are met; » Support the preparation of case studies to evaluate progress and impact; » In collaboration with the Communications Team and the global Supply Program Coordinator, contribute to development of communications material for members and partners, strengthening the story of Better Cotton; » Manage collection, review and organize National Guidance Material, stories from the field and best practices developed by IPs (and others), in order to foster learning between partners; » Share the results of data analysis to facilitate and inform continuous improvement among participating farmers and producer groups.

Membership and Supply Chain Support » Respond to inquiries from supplier and retail/brand members regarding membership, use of the Better Cotton Tracer or procurement of US Better Cotton; » Liaise with Membership and Supply Chain team members as necessary; » Provide administrative and logistical support for PAKISTAN stakeholder, member and supply chain events; » Provide support to the PAKISTAN Membership Engagement Manager, as agreed with the Pakistan Country Manager.

Financial Accountability » To contribute in preparation of annual budget, especially for the activities directly related to assurance program and IP capacity building. » To oversee as required, monitoring of projects costs by Implementing Partners in close collaboration with the BCFT. » To ensure that expenditures are within the allocated budget and financial resources are effectively used and associated reporting on the budget is timely done.

Line Management » To contribute in building a strong and cohesive BCI Pakistan team that represents the ethos and values of the organization, and to manage them effectively in the achievement of their objectives. » Directly supervise BCI team in Pakistan involved in the activities related to assurance program, monitoring and evaluation and IP support.

Other:

» To contribute written materials, video messages and other front-line communication pieces in order to build BCI and Better Cotton into a well-known and respected brand within and beyond the sustainable cotton sector. » Beyond these specific responsibilities, the Pakistan Program Coordinator is expected to collaborate on activities as agreed with the Pakistan Country Manager and BCI global Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, to support the delivery of the Pakistan Country Plan and the overall BCI Strategic Plan.

 

Skills

Fluent in English and Urdu, Cotton production or supply chains, Sustainability and International development, Training/knowledge in statistics, Monitoring and evaluation and/or 3rd party certification sys, Experience conducting farm-level interviews or audits, managing information and Project databases, Decent Work standards in agriculture

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent
Job Location:
New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Academic background in rural/agricultural development and sustainability
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
3 Years (At least 3 years’ experience managing information and Project databases)
Apply Before:
Apr 05, 2017
Posting Date:
Mar 17, 2017
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