|Date Posted||December 27, 2020|
Product & Project Management
|Education Requirement||Bachelors / Masters|
|Career Level||Entry Level|
|Base Salary||Competitive Salary|
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;