Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Under the supervision of the Provincial Project Coordinator (PPC) and overall guidance of the National Project Manager (NPM), the Field Officer (FO) is responsible for ensuring implementation of activities as per approved workplans and Project Document. FO is responsible for day-to-day management and decision making for the field level interventions and managing filed office staff. The Field Officer’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the project produces the results at field leve, to the required standards of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.
The Field Officer (FO) works in close coordination with UNDP’s Environment and Climate Change and Operations Units to ensure consistent service delivery complying with UNDP rules and donor’s requirements.
The Government of Pakistan has recognized the threat from GLOFs in its National Climate Change Policy and in its National Determined Contribution to monitor changes in glacier volumes and related GLOFs. Flood hazards are already greater than what the national public finance can manage. To be able to strengthen capacities of vulnerable communities to address the GLOF issue urgently in the scale that is needed, the Government of Pakistan needs financial support from international donors. As a result, it has secured GCF resources to upscale ongoing initiatives on early warning systems and small, locally-sourced infrastructure to protect communities from GLOF risks. The interventions proposed for scale-up by this project will be based on activities implemented in two districts that have demonstrated success. In these districts engineering structures like gabion walls have been constructed and automatic weather stations, rain gauges and discharge equipment have been installed. Rural communities receiving this support were able to avoid human and material losses from GLOF events. The proposed GCF project will expand coverage of interventions to fifteen districts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces. It will strengthen the technical capacity of sub-national decision makers to integrate climate change and disaster risk management into medium- and long-term development planning processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensuring effective initiation of the project, work-planning and operational launch of project activities in the respective districts and contributing to gender mainstreaming efforts
Effective implementation of the project at field level, achieving project milestones and deliverables in a timely manner and at a specified cost
Facilitating PPC and NPM in operational closure of the project
Ensuring effective implementation of the project and primary responsibility for delivery of project results at field level. Contribution to Gender mainstreaming efforts
Effective implementation of the project at district level, achieving project milestones and deliverables in a timely manner and at a specified cost
Facilitating operational closure of the Project
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on overall project success, and attainment of project outputs as per approved project documentation.
Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work:
Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow:
People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction:
Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform:
Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement:
Advocacy: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
Building Strategic Partnerships: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
Client Orientation: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
Job knowledge: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.
Data Analysis and Visualization: Apply & Adapt: Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends.
Monitoring and Evaluation: Apply & Adapt: Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations.
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Masters degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Public Administration/Policy, Management or a closely related field.
Language Requirements: Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English and Urdu. Knowledge of other local languages is an asset