Regional Team Leader
Development SectorFull time Full day
12th September, 2023
Last date to apply
25th September, 2023
Organizational Context and Scope
In the 2022 Monsoon Pakistan experienced an unprecedented amount of rainfall resulting in mega flooding estimating around one-third of the country to be submerged in water. In other estimates, more than 33 million people have been impacted by the monsoon floods in the country since mid-June. The areas that have sustained the most severe damage are the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Baluchistan, and Sindh provinces. Sindh province was especially hard hit. To date, 72 districts across Pakistan have been declared ‘calamity hit’ by the Govt.
The Community Resilience Activity-North (CRA-N) Project is designed to support community-level DRR, Resilience, and conflict prevention activities within the flood-affected districts in all three provinces; In order to help the current flood-hit communities, CRA-North aims to address various needs of people ensuring that they ‘build back better’ with reduced vulnerabilities and become resilient communities. CRA-North will pursue a multi-disciplinary and community-participatory approach and will work in close coordination with the Government of Pakistan (GoP) at the district, regional and national levels.
The Regional Team Leader will strengthen CRA-N’s abilities to develop and apply evidence-based resilience programming solutions to support the communities affected by the 2022 floods. The Regional Team Leader will provide technical leadership, administrative support, and expertise to the program while maintaining overall responsibility for district-based community resilience programming and immediate oversight of regionally-based resilience programming. The Regional Team Leader will also be responsible for building partnerships with key program stakeholders while ensuring that all regional programmatic, financial, administrative, and logistical components of CRA-North’s community resilience programming are in accordance with IOM and USAID guidelines, policies, and procedures.
II)Responsibilities and Accountabilities
- Oversee and implement the regional programmatic, financial, administrative, logistical, and security components for CRA-North’s community resilience programming activities; ensuring that these activities are in accordance with both IOM and USAID standards and operating modalities.
- Responsible for supporting the design and development of programmatic strategies and resource allocations in accordance with the community resilience requirements at the regional level; and within the target districts.
- Supervise and coordinate the efforts of the Regional Team and District Team Leaders, ensuring that programmatic strategies, implementation modalities, and systems are aligned with overall CRA-North project objectives and Deputy Chief of Party expectations.
- Proactively monitor and support the identification of resilience interventions, inclusive of background information, objectives, theory of change, implementation plans, modifications/amendments, closeout, and security requirements in coordination with the CRA-North Deputy Chief of Party, Grants, Livelihoods, Gender, Communications, Security and M&E.
- Responsible for program monthly & quarterly reports submission by respective team leaders ensuring that all the reporting requirements are fulfilled and providing necessary support to CRA – North’s Communications team in the identification of potential impact stories at regional and district levels as well as coordinating other media activities on resilience programming as and when required.
- Oversight and management of the regional and district teamwork plan, ensuring that appropriate levels of technical assistance are provided to confirm that community resilience interventions are effectively designed and implemented. Enforce and strengthen anti-corruption measures and ensure the transparent use of donor funds.
- Provide strategic input to coordinate CRA-North programming objectives with relevant government strategies for flood response, recovery, and rehabilitation; and participate in required Coordination Committee Meetings with the relevant government authorities.
- Proactively engage with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Implementing Partners with respect to the collaboration, design, and implementation of community resilience programming at the regional and district level; ensuring that this programming includes key cross-cutting components related to gender mainstreaming and youth engagement.
- Responsible for ensuring data quality, integrity, precision, validity, reliability, and timeliness as required by the CRA-North Deputy Chief of Party, Grants Department, Communications Department, M&E Department, and Resource Management Unit, while also recording and integrating lessons learned and best practices for community resilience programming interventions.
- In accordance with IOM Security Guidelines, undertake regularly scheduled field missions within the target districts to ensure oversight of the programmatic activities, while also building relationships with district-based partners and stakeholders.
- Organize and maintain Regional programming records, while ensuring that district and regional program team members utilize existing programming matrixes, and track grant activity progress while supporting the production of scheduled reports and deliverables.
- Develop and maintain strategic relationships with program stakeholders and partners, ensuring a clear and comprehensive understanding of the CRA-North resilience programming objectives and progress against defined indicators.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned
III)Required Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in International Development, Finance, Business, Economic Development, Social Sciences, Humanities, or a related field with four years of relevant professional experience; or a Master’s Degree with two years of relevant professional experience
- Relevant senior-level professional experience working with civil society organizations and peace-building processes, ideally within a conflict or a post-conflict setting; preferably with experience in community development, grants management, identification and addressing community resilience gaps, and understanding how to strengthen community cohesion.
- Demonstrated experience in leadership positions on USAID-funded programs, with experience in managing/oversight of grants under contract preferred.
- Extensive project management leadership experience, including applying collaboration, learning and adapting (CLA) principles, knowledge management, communications and monitoring, evaluation, and learning, documenting project performance; evaluating subcontractor and grantee activities, and providing overall operational direction.
- Prior experience as a District/Regional Team Leader on focused response and rehabilitation donor-funded activities is strongly preferred; with a clear record of managing resilience-focused programming.
- Proven experience in report writing, editing, and critical thinking.
- Capacity to understand and analyze the local, district, and regional implementation environment and how this environment caters to the effective design and implementation of community resilience-focused programming suitable to the geographical, cultural, and political context.
- Knowledge of the newly merged district's geography, culture, and government structure is a distinct advantage.
- Knowledge and experience working with USAID, IOM, and/or other UN Agencies is preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Urdu, with proficiency in Sindhi, are considered a distinct advantage.
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Fluency in English & Urdu
We would encourage Female candidates to apply