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CARE is a leading global humanitarian and development organization. Since its establishment in 2005, CARE International in Pakistan (CIP) has been responding to major disasters and undertaking an array of development projects. CIP works through its local partners and a range of stakeholders for development, as well as emergency response related interventions, which makes collaboration a key component of its work, across the country. Health and education, with particular focus on women, are some of CARE’s core identified program areas in Pakistan, as part of its Long-Range Strategic Plan.

CIP is currently recruiting for its Project titled “WADAANA (Prosperity)” which focuses on integration of WASH and Food Security & Agriculture to allow maximum dignity and privacy to vulnerable groups in return areas in North Waziristan Tribal District (NWTD).

Job Summary:

The FSL Specialist will assist the Project Manager in design, implementation and monitoring of Food Security, Agriculture, Livestock & Livelihood response to returning population in tribal districts, ensuring that objectives are met through an effective and efficient implementation of kitchen gardening, poultry rearing and rehabilitation of irrigation systems interventions. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Manager in developing and reviewing of detailed Guidelines/Standard Operating Procedures for Kitchen Gardening, Poultry Rearing, and Irrigation Systems for Food Security & Livelihood, Agriculture and Livestock interventions;
  • Establish processes/systems that capture the information essential to ensure best possible reporting of financial, narrative and statistical information as may be required by government, donors etc. related to FSL activities;
  • In consultation with partner, plan and follow up on FSL activities such as field assessments, market price monitoring, and distribution of inputs (livestock, seeds & tools) and implementation of trainings etc.;
  • Provide technical support in determining the approaches and technical trainings to beneficiaries (separately for men and women) to enhance their skills for above mentioned activities;
  • Support and technically advise implementing partner(s) on the project implementations in FSL interventions to standardize practices and modalities;
  • Contribute to the rapid need assessment and market analysis at time of new displacements or a crises situation, as per organization standard tools;
  • Develop and establish better linkages and collaboration between Organization partners, line departments and other direct stakeholders in the district and local level for getting useful scientific information, inputs and share them with the line manager to flow at community level;
  • Keep track of Food Security, Agriculture and Livelihood activities performance, and contribute in conducting PDMs and implementation of key learnings in future programming;
  • Work with and provide timely technical support to the implementing partner(s) maintaining a respectful and constructive relation with them;
  • Closely coordinate with Organization’s MEAL Unit to ensure that relevant output and outcome indicators for FSL based interventions are systematically being collected and analyzed in a manner that will help the Country Office determine efficiency and effectiveness as well as the appropriateness of such activities;
  • Ensure, in coordination with other programs and support functions, adherence of Government, NGO, and cluster partners to all operational and reporting obligations;
  • Represent Organization at FSL Cluster meetings in the targeted districts as well as provincial and national level. Work with an objective of positioning the organization in a strong position to cluster and also with other key sector partners;
  • Represent the technical side of the Organization’s program to various Government bodies, UN, FSL Cluster, and other NGO's at national, provincial and district level;
  • Contribute in development of new proposals, narrative and budget in collaboration with Business Development, Logistics, Finance, HR, and Program Staff;
  • Contribute in preparation of donor reports, ensuring high quality reporting with accurate information.

Job Specifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Social Sciences and Rural Development or other related field; a Master’s degree will be preferred;
  • Demonstrated 5 years of experience in Food Security & Livelihoods preferably with an International NGO in a similar capacity; and a minimum of 2 years’ experience implementing FSL projects in tribal districts of Pakistan;
  • Familiarity with OFDA guidelines, Sphere Standards and other humanitarian accountability frameworks as well as international codes of conduct.

Technical Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of the returning/TDPs context in the tribal districts.
  • Good organizational & technical advisory experience.
  • Basic awareness of logistics / financial procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Practical knowledge of emergency response and FSL interventions and market analysis.
  • Strong Verbal/Written and communication skills.
  • Experience in conflict resolution and consensus based decision making. The position will be required to travel to project areas on regular basis.
  • Strong personal organizations and time management skills with the capacity to adapt to a changing environment and work under tight deadlines.
  • Strong skills in networking, building relationships and liaison with counterparts.
  • Previous experience of working through implementing partners including capacity building on FSL implementation.

Working Conditions and Level of Travel Required:

This position will be based in Islamabad with frequent travel (50%) to tribal districts (FATA). When required, the FSL Specialist will travel to other project areas, attend meetings and follow-up on programmatic issues.  

CARE International in Pakistan is an equal opportunity employer; only individuals who are shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.

Note: Individuals can apply using Brightspyre or send their resumes directly to [email protected] clearly mentioning the position title in the subject line of the email, before the stated deadline.