Project Coordinator

at WWF
Location Multan, Pakistan
Date Posted December 27, 2020
Category Product & Project Management
Job Type Full-time
Education Requirement Bachelors / Masters
Career Level Entry Level
Experience +1 Year
Base Salary Competitive Salary
Street address Multan


Total Positions : Two

For Multan & Khanewal

Duties and Responsibilities

 Ensure field implementation of project activities through planning & provision of technical support to the field staff.

 Lead the project team and ensure effective engagement of each team member for the implementation of project activities.

 Conduct Training of Trainers (ToT) for the field staff to create a trained cadre of field trainers.

 Make productive engagement with businesses entity/institutions/organizations that can perform the role of mediation body and ensure contract sanctity to add value to the cotton supply chain.

 Devise protocol and appropriate procedure for quality based cotton trading in consultation with all relevant stakeholders.

 Create an online trading platform to ensure contractual, quality-based trading among cotton-supply chain actors.

 Strengthen trading links between sellers (ginning SMEs) and buyers (textile industry  Train textile suppliers, business entity/institution/organization and ginning SMEs on the online trading system and motivate them to adopt quality based trading.

 Ensure implementation of devised harvest and post-harvest standards pertaining to contamination prevention, trash abatement & fiber quality preservation among supply chain actors.

 Plan and organize training events, on-site technical support for growers, cotton pickers, intermediary supply chain actors (Middlemen, Commission Agents, and Transporters), ginners and workers (market and gin workers) to adopt devised harvest and post-harvest standards at their levels.

 Assist & guide project team in conducting linkage development meetings for cotton growers, traders/middle men, ginners and suppliers to promote quality based procurement trends.

 Share information about availability of cotton produced by adoption of devised harvest and postharvest standards, with textile suppliers on regular basis.

 Organize business trips between growers and ginners; and for different textile actors (spinners, textile, brands etc.) at the farm and ginning SMEs and vice versa.

 Train ginning SMEs on smart ginning practices to improve energy, production, and process efficiencies  Develop business case report based on the adoption of smart ginning practices and post-harvest standards by project-engaged ginning SMEs

 Devise policy brief and recommendations for promotion of harvest and post-harvest standards of cotton supply chain at the national level.

 Provide technical guidance to project team for conducting a baseline survey to assess GHG emission through crop production and protection practices

 Ensure the smooth implementation of carbon smart crop production and protection practices, TORs –Project Coordinator Page 2 agro-biodiversity conservation activities to ensure the long-term sustainability of the agricultural system.

 Ensure agroforestry and biodiversity conservation activities in project areas and promote multiple associated benefits such as economic development, environmental sustainability, biodiversity conservation, increased agricultural production through sustainable agroforestry practices.

 Devise and demonstrate innovative water conservation technologies at the farm to improve crop water productivity

 Plan and organize training events for farmers and workers on carbon-smart crop production and protection practices, water stewardship, sustainable land use management.

 Explore and demonstrate feasible advanced farming tools among communities to enable them for making right and informed decisions.

 Promotion of E-smart training tools among farming communities to strengthen the Decision Support System (DSS) of farmers 

Provide technical guidance for a better understanding of digital tools in data collection, analysis and reporting in a purposeful way that will result in cost efficiency, time management and wider impact.

 Devise tools for measuring the results of climate-smart interventions and share these with relevant stakeholders.

 Develop ToRs and identify suitable consultants to conduct studies related to agrobiodiversity conservation and ensure smooth implementation of suggested recommendation at field level

.  Devise digital training and dissemination material to promote ago-biodiversity conservation.  Promote sustainable livestock management practices through onsite training and demonstrations

 Ensure the smooth implementation of women-centric gender and skill development activities at ground level to enhance economic buffering capacities of communities against climate change variabilities.

 Develop liaison with relevant stakeholders, academia and research institutions to engage them in field research in the wake of changing climate and its impact on agriculture.

 Maintain a close liaison with relevant stakeholders and govt. authorities.

 Receive and arrange for reproduction and circulation of reports, studies and other project documentation from consultants as appropriate.

 Represent and promote the Project at different forums as required and maintain close continued collaboration with the relevant stakeholders on issues related to the Project.

 Coordinate and plan various events e.g. stakeholders meetings, conferences, seminars etc. – including the preparation of agenda and minutes of meetings/event reports etc.

 Adopting a variety of training techniques e.g. farmer field days, E-Vans, group meetings, awareness-raising campaigns, the establishment of demonstration plots etc.

 Develop internal documentation (technical reports, financial documentation, procurement requests, etc.) as per the requirements of the organization and donor.

 Prepare & present the Annual/quarterly/ monthly Project Activity Plan in collaboration with Manager SAFP.

 Maintain proper documentation of field activities (daily & weekly) and submit fortnightly reports to the Manager SAFP.

 Assist Manager SAFP to develop different communication material/reference material for internal and external communication.

Selection Criteria Education, Experience & Working Knowledge :

 A university degree in textile engineering/fiber technology or Master of Business Administration

Four years’ of working experience in similar projects is desirable

Skills & Attributes:

 Adheres to WWF’s values, which are: Passionate & Optimistic, Challenging & Inspiring, Credible & Accountable, and Persevering & Delivering Results;

 Personnel management skills and experience;  Good problem-solving skills and results orientation;

 Ability to travel in field areas;  Ability to motivate and influence others;

 Sensitivity to gender and other social issues in Pakistan;  Demonstrated interpersonal communication and leadership skills;

 Excellent written / spoken English and Urdu; other languages will be an advantage;

 Proficiency in the use of computer office applications on word processing and spread sheet;

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