Senior Project Officer (SPO)

Mercy Corps Pakistan
Full time Full day
Posted date

26th March, 2024

Last date to apply

2nd April, 2024








Full Time




3 years

General Position Summary

Senior Project Officer (SPO) will be responsible for providing operational and implementation support in all aspects of the C19RM components in close coordination with the Project Manager. S/he will maintain liaison with the field teams, including District Field Supervisors, Community Mobilization Officers, M&Es, Engineers, sub-recipients, and project stakeholders. S/he will be responsible for the development of guidelines, SoPs, and ToRs. S/he will support the Monitoring and Evaluation processes of the project

Essential Job Functions

Program Development and Management:

  • The SPO will support in planning, implementation and follow-up of project activities and will report directly to the Project Manager.

  • Provide support and backstopping for assigned activities, ensuring that program objectives and goals are met in compliance with Mercy Corps and donor minimum standards.

  • Work closely with field teams on project-related assignments and serve as the primary point of contact between assigned field teams/ offices and MC Head Office.

  • Ensure programs align with organizational goals, comply with Minimum Standards, and meet the needs of target project participants.

  • Support the Component Leads in developing technical documents, guidelines, and presentations for project-related internal and/or external meetings.

  • Work with the Community Mobilization officer, M & E, and Engineers on KAP, data collection, planning, and managing survey processes at the community levels and institutional levels.

  • Guides Field Teams on executing the activities in each project location.

  • Assist Project Manager/Component Leads in building program staff capacity with regard to technical aspects of project components.

Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Coordinate the development of all project implementation plans and budgets within the framework of the agreed strategy and project.

  • Facilitate high-level meetings and events in close coordination with Project Manager.

  • Represent the organization in relevant forums, meetings, and conferences.

Budgeting and Resource Management:

  • Completes monthly budget projections and tracks expenditures.

  • Oversee budget forecasting for COVID-19 and ensure efficient use of resources.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide leadership and support to project staff, fostering a collaborative and results-oriented work environment.

  • Identify training needs and facilitate capacity-building initiatives for team members in the context of the project.

Risk Management:

  • Identify potential risks and challenges associated with program implementation and develop mitigation strategies.

  • Update the risk matrix/ issue log.

  • Stay informed about evolving trends, guidelines, and best practices related to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Monitoring, Reporting and Data Management:

  • Frequent travel to the field to monitor program implementation and provide technical assistance.

  • Collect and analyze data to track progress, identify challenges, and make informed adjustments to program strategies.

  • Develop and maintain googles docs reporting formats, maintain database and dashboard.

  • Provide updates, reports, and analysis of field reports to the Project Manager.

  • Maintains records of the project components and produces reports from the database whenever required.

  • Compiles reports received from the Field teams and submits monthly activity reports to PM.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and activity reports for each activity/ component.

  • Support the M&E in terms of provision of data for planning the monitoring visits and reports.

  • Support the M&E in updating of MoVs on TolaData.


  • Generate Purchase Requests (PRs) in Prosource to seek approval for the activities.

  • Follows up with all departments to ensure timely activity completion.

  • logistics issues at the project location and ensure Project assets are maintained.

  • Any other task or responsibility as assigned by the Project Manager/supervisor.


  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Community Mobilization Officer


  • Reports Directly To: Project Manager

  • Works Directly With: M&E Team, Field Engineers, partners, community-based organizations, line departments (Health, education, and public health engineering), TB program, Finance Department, Procurement department, administration, security and HR department.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Master’s degree in social science or a related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience with national and International NGOs in project implementation, M & E with a focus on Health (IPC/TB/C19), DRR, H&H, and Climate change.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Urdu, and Punjabi, Pashtu will be a plus.

  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated understanding of community-based interventions.

  • Understanding of procurement procedures, finance, and admin procedures will be a plus.

  • Problem-solving independently and cooperatively, effective verbal and written communication.

  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently.


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for a interview.

  • The management reserves the right to accept or reject any or all CV(s) without assigning any reason.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and female are strongly encouraged to apply.

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