A. About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with all key stakeholders.
Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and expanded its role to be for scientific, educational, developmental and humanitarian purposes. ADPC employs a wide range of professional expertise typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner.
ADPC develops and implements cross-sectoral projects/programs on the strategic themes of risk governance, urban resilience, climate resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and resilient recovery. Our strategic themes are complemented and underpinned by the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, regional and transboundary cooperation as well as poverty and livelihoods.
Through its work, ADPC supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the agenda defined at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and other relevant international frameworks
For details, please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/
B. Department Introduction:
The Risk Governance Department of ADPC aims to support countries in the region to strengthening risk governance systems, strategy, policy and planning, and institutional competency on their resilient development pathways. This includes improving disaster risk management systems, mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) aspects and considerations into development planning processes and implementation, enhancing synergy and coherent actions across multi-layer risk governance and development sectors; and integrating risk in investment decisions and public finance. We also provide technical support to national and local governments, communities, and private sector organizations to make strides in establishing innovative, evidence-based and tested methods, tools and practices, for effective, inclusive and targeted risk reduction, employing multidisciplinary DRR and CR knowhow.
The Department also works to improve regional and cross-boundary cooperation for DRR and CR. Through regional mechanisms and platforms, we support in building and sustaining momentum to achieve coherent policy and strategy, amplifying good practices through south-south knowledge exchange and sharing of lesson learned, as well as leveraging and facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration and potential partnership among countries and a wide array of DRR and CR stakeholders and development partners in Asia and the Pacific.
C. Statement of Intent:
The Country Project Lead will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing all the country level activities of the Project.
The position will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan and report to the Project Director.
Note: It is not the intent of this Position Description to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibility.*
D. Key Responsibilities:
The Country Project Lead shall be responsible for the following:**
· Lead the development, institutionalization and supervision of the project team in Pakistan to achieve project objectives more effectively and efficiently.
· Assist in the recruitment of country level experts in line with the requirements of the local counterparts.
· Support the Project Director in supervision of the activities of the Project, as per the objectives and overall program approved by the World Bank Group.
· Serve as a focal point to coordinate with Sector Focal Points (SFP) of the Project from participating Government departments in Pakistan and other stakeholders to maximize program impacts, and deepen partnership of program stakeholders.
· Identify and mobilize financial, technical and human resources in close collaboration with the Project Director and ADPC’s experts to ensure quality outputs and deliverables.
· Take responsibility in ensuring effective coordination between various experts, including those based in the relevant ministries and departments.
· Ensure integration of gender, inclusion, community engagement and other locally relevant issues in the Project.
· Develop and maintain dynamic working relationships with country level donors, governments agencies and partner agencies, and I/NGOs.
· Conduct dialogues with the local stakeholders, CSOs, implementing partners, and governments wherever necessary with respect to Project development.
· Produce progress reports as per M&E guidance and template under the Project Operations Manual and share with the Project Director and M&R Specialist.
· Liaise with World Bank country office team as and when required.
· Proactively participate in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building initiatives of the Project.
· Provide technical advice to develop success stories, lesson learned documents, and other publications, in collaboration with the ADPC’s Communication team, highlighting the outcomes of the Project.
Risk Governance Department Functional Competencies:
· Teamwork and collaboration – Works constructively within a team and across teams in ways that allow the achievement of shared objectives. Works effectively with colleagues and partners. Fosters a positive and collaborative environment.
· Results Orientation – Focuses on the delivery of agreed results through the effective management of internal and external resources to achieve results. Demonstrates a commitment to both personal and organizational excellence, with an emphasis on results.
Adaptability– Demonstrates flexibility, both intellectually and behaviourally, to adapt to and work effectively in a variety of situations, often under demanding conditions, and to cope with the unforeseen or unexpected. Looks for opportunities presented by change and is not “paralyzed” by new and unusual scenarios. Creates opportunities to improve the way in which they work.
· Diversity Awareness – Able to embrace the uniqueness of all individuals along several dimensions such as race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, age, gender, physical abilities, political beliefs, socio-economic status, disability, political conviction, or any other distinguishing features.
· Planning and Organization – Sets clear objectives and outcomes. Establishes a realistic and systematic course of action to accomplish objectives, and prioritize multiple tasks using time management and organizational skills to accomplish an objective effectively and efficiently.
· Empowerment – Enables or authorizes an individual to think, behave, take action, and control work and decision-making about his/ her job in autonomous, independent, self- directed ways. Has managerial and organizational style that enables staff to practice autonomy, control their own jobs, and use their skills and abilities to benefit both their organization and themselves.
The candidate should at least have:
· A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.
· At least eight years’ experience after acquiring stipulated qualification in leadership and management positions in disaster management, climate resilience, training and capacity development in international organizations.
· Demonstrated experience with preparation, management and implementation of large donor funded projects.
· Excellent writing and communications skills in the English language.
· Excellent computer skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and other relevant software and applications currently being used.
· Experience of working with the Government of Pakistan is highly desired.
G. Reporting Relationships
The Country Project Lead will report to the Project Director and work in close coordination with the ADPC’s Country Representative.
H. Selection Method
The Country Project Lead will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process.
How to apply:
Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from www.adpc.net or
ADPC Website), resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: email@example.com
Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.