District Coordinator

Associates in Development (AiD) Pvt. Ltd
Full time Full day
Posted date

21st November, 2022

Last date to apply

30th November, 2022




Khyber (Peshawar)


Community & Social Services

Position: District Coordinator

Reporting to: Deputy Chief of Party & AiD Management

Location: Khyber/Peshawar


Associates in Development Pvt. Ltd. (AiD) is a Pakistan-based development and management consulting company which provides high-quality consulting services in the core areas of 1) Social Sectors; 2) Engineering & Infrastructure; and 3) Environment and Climate Change.

AiD has received USAID’s award for the Economic Recovery and Development Activity (ERDA), which is a five-year project designed to expand economic opportunities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including in Newly Merged Districts (NMDs). ERDA will promote sustainable economic growth by improving agriculture sector capacity and supporting allied MSMEs in the agriculture & non-agriculture sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure project implementation is in accordance with USAID’s and organization’s regulations and procedures.

  • Keep close coordination with District Administration, government Line Department officials and community regarding project interventions and programmatic progress.

  • Develop and maintain good working relationship with the concerned government line departments and districts administration within the target district.

  • Manage and work closely with the field team for engaging target beneficiaries/communities in identification, selection, and implementation of project activities.

  • Represented the Project in relevant forums and meetings at district level with District Administration, Agriculture departments, Irrigation Departments, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, On-farm Water Management, and other key stakeholders including INGO/NGO/UN organization working in the district for program integration and sustainability.

  • Effectively engaged the local communities in the program implementation process through Community Consensus and develop Project Oversight Committees (POCs) for ownership development.

  • Coordinate with the sector leads and field teams for developing Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP) and ensured its timely implementation at the field level following the set and agreed milestones.

  • Successfully integrate gender and persons with disabilities (PWDs), minorities into the program through viable interventions.

  • Organize and support the visit of Monitoring & Evaluation team and facilitate data collection, analysis and reporting as per plan.

  • Making sure that the beneficiaries’ voices, responses, perceptions regarding the improvement in services delivery and awareness are well reflected in the M & E reports and responded in consultation with senior management.

  • Coordinate with PMU and line departments for in time completion of infrastructure projects including health/education facilities, irrigation systems, land and command area development, Grant activities, and other small scale community infrastructure projects in NMDs.

  • Responsible for program development process in light of ground realities and USAID/AiD priorities and making sure that all the project activities/actions are in synch with USAID/AiD & Government of Pakistan rules and regulations.

  • Facilitate the field teams in supervising the work of sub-grantees and sub-contractors against the set agreed targets/standards and milestones.

  • Involved with HR in staff hiring performance review and capacity building.

  • Reported and documented activities’ progress on monthly, quarterly bases.

  • Responsible for the safety and security of field staff and organizational assets at field level.

Qualification Requirements

  • University degree in social sciences, public policy, business administration, management or other relevant field

  • A minimum of five (05) years of experience of working in field-based implementation roles in the conflict zone particularly in the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • A minimum of two (02) years of experience in unit/ team management roles on donor-funded development assistance projects implemented in NMDs

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the operational and security context of KP and NMDs

  • Demonstrated ability of managing a team of up to 10 field team members

  • Demonstrated ability to track and prioritize field implementation of multiple activities in parallel

  • Ability for forge good working relationship with the public and private sector stakeholders and communities

  • Basic HR, financial and administration management skills

  • Demonstrated experience of preparing activity, M&E and other reports

  • Demonstrated experience of working on multi-sectoral projects including infrastructure, agriculture development, MSME development and/ or youth workforce development

  • Familiarity with USAID and/or US Government administrative procedures.

  • Excellent English writing and speaking proficiency

  • High proficiency in spoken Pashto is required

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