Donor Liaison/Monitoring officer - DanChurchAid, Islamabad

Closing date:  29 Nov 2011

Job purpose: The DanChurchAid/CWS Donor Liaison/Monitoring Officer is responsible for ensuring that active coordination with donors is maintained and that all donor requirements in terms of reporting and proposal preparation are met. The Officer is primarily but not only responsible for DCA supported projects.

DanChurchAid and ChristianWorldService has agreed to recruit a donor liaison/monitoring officer to assist in enhancing the quality of DCA/CWS response to back donor requirements..

Job Summary: The Donor Liaison Officer is expected to provide assistance to the Disaster Management Programme in Islamabad. Establish and maintain donor relations and assist in monitoring of ongoing projects – in particular related to DCA funding from ECHO and Danida. The Donor Liaison/Monitoring officer is expected to assist in the management of visits of high level guests and donors to CWS-P/A. Specific responsibilities: • Prepare reports for submission to flood emergency donors. • Ensure that reports meets donors’ guidelines and requirements. • Assist in preparing project proposals for flood emergency donors according to their guidelines • Further enhance the quality of reports (Progress reports, ECHO reports, ACT Interim reports, other program reports and monitoring and evaluation reports) that are prepared by CWS-P/A. • Coordinate and liasion with other donor agencies in the country and abroad to raise more funds for this emergency • Provide assistance to the CWS Donor Liaison and Networking Coordinator in meetings with donors. • Extending good practice in reporting and proposal development systems and strategies from Islamabad office to the whole of CWS-P/A organization. • Perform periodic monitoring on projects, specifically but not limited to the DCA-funded projects, to ensure that they are on time and that expenditure conforms to budget, and they are meeting both project goals as well as standards and benchmarks for quality and accountability. This may include periodic monitoring of future projects in Afghanistan.

• Any other Task relevant to the program requested by the Regional Representative / DD-DMP.

Practical Information • The length of the contract is 12 months. • Lodging will be provided by CWS-P/A in Pakistan. He/She is expected to comply with all staff house guidelines. • Official in-country transport will be provided by CWS-P/A in Pakistan. Depending on the availability of vehicle and drivers, CWS-P/A can also provide personal in-country transport. • Though the position is based in Islamabad, periodic travel to the field is required to CWS-P/A’s field offices including, but not limited to Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Thatta, Badin, Swat, Mansehra, Kohistan and Shangla. Trips to the CWS-P/A offices in Afghanistan might also be included. • Compensation, salary and pension, will be according to DCA handbokk for expatriate personnel in non-family posting • CWS-P/A has an established security protocol for the whole of Pakistan and the staff shall be thoroughly briefed and guided by these mechanisms. He/She is expected to comply with all necessary arrangements.

Qualifications: • Language:Excellent command of English of essential (orally and in writing). Profiency in regional languages (Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi) an asset. • Sensitivity: The ideal candidate will have experience working in cross cultural environments and able to communicate effectively and work as a member of a diverse, international team. He/she must be tolerant and sensitive to the needs of religious and ethnic minorities, women and the poor. 
• Independence:In the absence of the supervisor, he/she must have the confidence, initiative, patience and integrity to work independently with little guidance or support. A ‘self starter’ is required for this position, who has demonstrated the ability to prioritize the most important tasks and spot potential risk areas without close management or supervision. • Education and experience:A relevant university degree is required, as well as at least 3 years’ experience in relief and development, preferable in the field. Experience with NGOs and/ or the UN system is an asset. Prior knowledge of and experience with ECHO formats and requirements is required. Experience with the ACT Alliance is an asset. • Expertise:Education and/ or experience in emergency health projects is an asset. Experience and Education in food crisis response, particularly with agricultural assistance and/or cash-based assistance is an asset. 

Prior working experience in Pakistan or Afghanistan are an asset. • Skills:Communication and networking internally and externally and the ability to be resourceful and creative in an intercultural environment. Diplomatic skills and proven ability in representation at national & international government and non-government levels are required.

DCA offers: • 12 months contract starting in January 2012, • A competitive salary package depending on experience and qualifications • Insurance as per industry standards • An interesting and challenging experience addressing humanitarian needs
All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date for applications is November 29.

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