Welthungerhilfe (WHH), founded in 1962 under the auspices of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), is one of the first global initiatives aimed at eliminating hunger and today one of the biggest aid agencies in Germany.
WHH has initially established as a support office for Afghanistan during 1997 in Peshawar, Welthungerhilfe initiated its programme in Pakistan in response to the 2005 earthquake to provide support to the effected districts in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa (KP) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). WHH wound up its office in March 2010, only to resume its programming in August 2010 in response to the 2010 Mega floods that hit Pakistan. Between March and August 2010, WHH continued its interventions in Pakistan through its Alliance 2015 partners. In 2012, WHH implementation methodology, saw a paradigm shift, from self-implementation to implementing all projects with local partners. Today Welthungerhilfe Pakistan is working with national partners in Baluchistan,and Sindh as well in cooperation with international partners e.g. Alliance2015. Welthungerhilfe is largely supported by the German public, but also through institutional donors such as the European Union, the German Foreign Office, Department for International DeveloProject Coordinatorent (DFID) and others. Welthungerhilfe Pakistan aims to support the most vulnerable and marginalized population of Pakistan affected by natural and man-made disasters by building resilience at household and community level.
Background of the project:
Alliance2015 (A2015) partners in Pakistan will pool their operational resources and sectoral expertise to deliver an emergency flood relief and early recovery programme in two severely flood-affected districts (Sindh and Baluchistan). Through an integrated multi-sectoral package, ACTED (lead agency), Welthungerhilfe, and local partners, will deliver life-saving Food Security; WASH; Shelter; and Education in Emergencies support to 70,800 flood-affected individuals. The project will cover immediate humanitarian needs of displaced households (HH), while also facilitating safe returns to flood-affected areas.
The overall aim of the project is to reduce the adverse impact of recent floods on the lives and livelihoods of poor and marginalized communities in Sindh and Baluchistan to mitigate the nagative impacts for particularly vulnerable people. The multi sectorial project will focus on delivering Food Security, WASH, Shelter, and Education assistance through integrated approach to minimize the adverse effects on most vulnerable groups of floods affected areas with respect to Early Relief and Recovery. These are the people most affected by socio-economic effects of recent floods but also the fact that most were already at risk and threatened in terms of poverty, insecure food and nutrition.
Overview of the Post: The role of the Project Officer is to support Project Coordinator in quality and timely execution of flood relief and early recovery project in Sindh and Baluchistan by supporting the WHH efforts to deliver Food Security, WASH, Shelter, and Education assistance multisectoral joint approach provision of Food Security and Livelihoods assistance in the form of cash for food, livestock fodder, and livestock vaccinations. The Project Officer under the supervision of the Project Coordinator ensures that project activities goals, and objectives are successfully implemented and monitored; the prioritized technical sectors/areas are well coordinated into the overall programming and project is being implemented appropriately. Project Officer supports the partners in oversight of the implementation and support in coordination functions with ECHO funded project. S/he Ensures that all project management roles are covered properly including Supply Chain, Finance, Program Administration, and Implementation under the guidance of project coordinator.
III. OBJECTIVE & RESPONSIBILITIES
The overarching objective of the position is to assist the Project Coordinator in the implementation of Integrated multi-sectoral flood relief and early recovery project in Sindh through facilitation of implementing partners in the targeted areas with certain engagement of stakeholders and authorities in the provinces, technical assistance to the partners in Emergency response, early recovery, rehabilitation, and developmental with additional knowledge of recent approach in emergency and developmental projects.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the project activities
2. Coordination and Communication
3. Influencing Policies
4. Management of Project Activities
5. Other responsibilities
Project officer may be assigned other tasks and responsibilities of projects on the need of Project Coordinator Sindh in both provinces as and where required.
Qualification and Skills/Competences required:
Proficiency and experience in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of projects, including as a part of multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
Sensitive and responsive to gender, ethnicity, disability and other social issues and other core values of WHH.
Have a participatory and team-centred approach to work and behaviour
Proactive in liaising and problem solving
Excellent computer skills including navigating email, internet and MS WORD and PowerPoint
Proficient knowledge of Core Humanitarian Standard
Excellent proficiency in English, Urdu and in other local working languages (Sindhi and Balochi is desirable).
Position time is 80% in the field and extensive travel in the Sindh and Baluchistan is also a requirement with long stay and field trips. Initially position will be based in Sukkur and partially work from home and WHH Partners office.
Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community."
Today, Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Germany. Non-profit making, non-denominational and politically independent, it is run by a board of honorary members under the patronage of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its work is funded by private donations and public grants.