DRR & Climate Change Officer  
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Job Title:   DRR & Climate Change Officer
Category:   Project Management
Total Positions:   1
Job Location:   Muzaffarabad
Gender:   No Preference
Minimum Education:   Bachelors
Career Level:   Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:   3 Years
Salary Range:   PKR 80,000 to 90,000 per Month
Apply By:   May 27, 2024
Job Description:

• Develop in depth understanding of project documents (Environmental checklists) as well as business process / DIP for planning & implementation shelter activities.

• Lead on technical feasibility / assessment (site identification, material, labour, transportation, supplies etc.) of shelter activities prior to implementation to ensure sustainability & cost effectiveness as well as the agreed time frame of project at field level.

• Ensure adherence to humanitarian standards (Sphere, Do no harm, Humanitarian principles, Core Humanitarian standards, Red Cross code of conduct) & applicable engineering standards

• Perform quality & quantity assurance checks by paying regular visits to construction sites to verify the work is performed in compliance with the plans and specifications.

• Assist local teams in preparation of basic technical information (cost estimates for shelter related interventions).

• Lead on capacity building initiatives for communities (effective utilization of available resources with future sustainability aspect) & field staff on technical level to meet job requirements.    

• Lead on Identification & hiring of construction teams and labour while working in close collaboration with supply chain department.

• Responsible for management of Site Engineers and any other skilled & unskilled workers (labour, survey team etc), documentation of performance feedback, grievance handling and other day to day affairs where applicable.  

• Identify, Analyse and resolve all technical issues in all files, projects and ensure efficient interpretation of all design drawings and maintain all Quality Control procedures in projects.

• Recommend the purchase of specialized equipment required for implementation of the shelter activities.

• Take part in supplier selection process by evaluating the samples against specifications given in approved BOQs/estimates at field level as & when needed.

• Arrange field monitoring visits for donor, and government competent authorities.

• Processing daily project documentation and construction observations. 

• Designing integrated work plans in collaboration with teams from other departments/thematic areas.

• Coordinate with internal (Team Leader, Senior Field Engineer, E/PC, APM, other sector leads at area level) & external (Clusters, contractors, public health department, other organization’s representatives working in project areas, community activists, COs, VOs and beneficiary households) stakeholders  related to shelter and other matters of mutual interest.

• In place a contingency plan to deal with external factors affecting or may affect the field activities.

• Endorsement of schemes from the concern departments.

• Ensure availability of completion certificate for each communal or household activity is in hand and signed by beneficiaries, committee representative and relevant sub engineer and also handing over to relevant department

• Ensure preparation & record management of Measurement Books with agreement of vendor

• Maintenance of record (hard & soft) that includes but not limited to Cost estimates, BoQs, drawings, construction plans, Measurement book, daily field visit reports, material requisition, pictorial progress & other documentation.

• Preparation of daily, weekly, monthly and other progress reports for management’s info.

• Ensure proper filling of forms & formats as per desired standard

• Extend support to MEAL / MIS / Communications staff for gathering desired information.

• Ensure availability of up to date info in MIS on regular basis with consultation of MIS / M&E.

• Close coordination with line manager for effective implementation of project activities.

• Conduct regular field visits with 70% time in field, 10% Coordination with stakeholders and 20% for reporting.


BS/MSc. Disaster Risk Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Developmental studies, urban and regional planning or equivalent


• Relevant experience in DRR/Social protection projects 

• Minimum 3 Years’ experience with Master degree and/or 5 year with Bachelor degree

Pre-employment Checks:

 Any employment with Islamic Relief will be subject to the following checks:

Screening clearance

Receipt of satisfactory references

Please note, we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are eligible to live and work in Pakistan. We are unable to progress applications that would require sponsorship.

Our Values and Commitment to Safeguarding:

IR is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom IR engages. IR expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organization.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunities employer

To cater to the higher living cost, IR Pakistan is transferring the exchange gain (PKR-GBP) on salary to staff at a prevailing conversion rate till further notice. Salaries are paid in local currency

Company Information
Company Name:  Islamic Relief Pakistan
Company Description:
We are an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in the UK in 1984 by a group of concerned postgraduate students. Working in over 30 countries worldwide, we respond to disasters and emergencies, as well as promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities – regardless of race, religion or gender./p

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