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Relevant Experience:

 

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated experience working with communities, Community Based Organizations (CBOs), or non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
  • Strong facilitation, community mobilization, capacity building and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with program development and implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of community mobilization programming and conflict-related issues.
  • Expertise in youth, economic development, conflict mitigation, or gender programming.
  • Intimate knowledge of Karachi history, politics, cultural issues, etc.
  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and speaking English, Urdu, Sindhi and Pashtu.
  • Excellent organization, attention to detail and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Ability to travel within Karachi.

Job Description:

  • Assist in the identification of communities and community groups where program objectives can be met; develop and maintain a strong professional network of local counterparts, beneficiaries, international organizations as well as local and national authorities.  Represent the program to communities and stakeholders.  Serve as main liaison for key community leaders and organizations.  Travel regularly to grantee sites and cultivate communities/organizations for future grants.
  • Manage a portfolio of grant activities.  Serve as point of contact for grantees, monitor their progress against timelines, provide technical oversight on implementation and ensure adherence to grant agreements and all organization and donor protocols, policies and regulations.
  • Coordinate with Internal Auditor/Trainer to facilitate capacity building of CBOs/NGOs as required. 
  • Work closely with Grant Officers to draft grant proposals and budgets utilizing appropriate contracting mechanisms (such as in-kind grants, Fixed Obligation Grants, etc).  Contribute to the planning and conceptualization of monitoring and evaluation and media plans of projects.  Ensure preparation of all related documents for approval by Senior Management Team and the donor.
  • Monitor and ensure grantee compliance with donor and organization policies, procedures and regulations. 
  • Provide regular updates and reports regarding grant status. Maintain regular accurate and timely program and activity documentation; draft, maintain and update reports, and meeting notes.
  • Actively contribute to information sharing within program.  Engage in overall political analysis, impact assessment, and strategy development to advance program goals.
  • Coordinate closely with Grant, Finance, Procurement, Engineering, Monitoring and Evaluation staff routinely to ensure smooth grantee start-up, implementation, monitoring, and close-out.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.






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