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Bilingual Programme Facilitator Disaster Response

ICCO & Kerk in Actie
Location: Karachi,Pakistan
Last Date: December 3, 2010
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ICCO & Kerk in Actie South Asia

are looking for a Bilingual Programme Facilitator Disaster Response

based in Karachi, Pakistan 

About ICCO and Kerk in Actie

ICCO & Kerk in Actie a Dutch international NGO combine their knowledge, means and policies to improve their work in 50 developing countries.

Worldwide we provide support to local organizations and networks that are dedicated to improve access to basic services, stimulate sustainable economic development and promote peace and democracy. We also intermediate between enterprising people in the Netherlands and in developing countries. We work closely with social organizations, educational institutions and the private sector. We help people to build a dignified existence and become financially independent. See  and  

About the work in the region of South Asia

We work in five countries in the region of South Asia. We are involved in long-term development cooperation not by implementing projects ourselves but through supporting a network of over 100 civil society organizations in the region. We are also engaged in preparedness for and response to disasters. At this moment we are scaling up our support to the response of partners to the recent floods. 

Tasks and responsibilities

The main responsibility of the Programme Facilitator is the interaction with the partners in Pakistan in managing disaster response programmes in accordance with ICCO/ Kerk in Actie, backdonors, UN and government policies and guidelines. The program facilitator reports to the regional manager and works in a multidisciplinary team and in direct cooperation with the regional manager, the programme officer and finance officer.  

Main tasks

-          Support and facilitate the implementation of ICCO & Kerk in Actie’s floods response programme in Pakistan through its four strategic roles: strategic financing, lobby & advocacy, capacity building and brokerage;

-          Assess and support the elaboration of proposals and reports by (potential) partners in Pakistan;

-          Prepare funding- and other decisions.

-          Review audit reports of projects and programs and follow up of recommendations.

-          Provide input to the financial planning, budgeting, performance, monitoring, capacity development and risk management of projects and programs.

-          Control, evaluate and monitor ongoing contracts between ICCO/ Kerk in Actie and local partners.

-          Review field reporting packages for improvements in information flow and standardization.

-          Contribute to learning and linking and coordinate research and knowledge sharing on sector related themes and cross cutting issues by establishing regular internal exchange and learning sessions in collaboration with the Technical Assistance in the program coalitions.

-          Preparing regular updates on situation related to the floods and the response in general and the progress made by partners.

-          Contribute to policy development incl. exit / transition, SPHERE, Code of Conduct, CBDRM (Community-Based Disaster Risk Management), DRR, beneficiary accountability, rights-based approach, etc.;

-          Collecting partner and projects related information as input to communication to constituency, donors and media.

-          Participating in key coordination platforms (inter-cluster meetings) 

Profile of the candidate

-          Good knowledge of disaster response issues and up-to-date insight in related policies and standards, context analysis and North-South cooperation.

-          Good understanding of the economic, social and political situation in Pakistan and the region, especially of Pakistani civil society and social movements.  

-          Advanced knowledge of program and project formulation, accountability requirements.

-          Relevant educational background and professional experience in the fields of rapid disaster response and rehabilitation.

-          At least five years experience in PME systems of projects and programs.

-          Knowledge of financial aspects related to funding of projects and programs.

-          Excellent language skills in Urdu and English.

-          Facilitation, communication, networking skills.

-          Resident in Pakistan and willing and able to travel in the region.

-          Ability and willingness to work with people of different backgrounds and to contribute constructively to a working environment based on mutual respect and trust. 

We offer an interesting challenging job, for people who dare to change and have the energy to do so in an environment with many possibilities for development and initiatives. Salary is negotiable depending upon the candidate’s experience. Other terms and conditions will be commensurate with those prevailing among similar development organisations in Karachi Pakistan.   


If you are interested in applying for the position above, please send your CV and motivation letter to:  before the close of office on 3rd December, 2010. Please mention the position you apply for in the subject line. 

Interviews will take place in Karachi on 10th December, 2010. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  


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