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Field Monitors

Job Category:
Social Organizers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Cooking and Heating Project
Multiple Duty Stations & AJK
Posted On:
28 December, 2005
Last Date to apply:
09 January, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

5 years of experience in project management and monitoring. Past field oriented experience and working in the earthquake affected geographical areas would be preferred. Willingness to travel and operate in remote and difficult areas. Should be fluent in English and ability to communicate in the regional languages would be an asset.


The recent earthquake that hit Pakistan on 08 October 2005 has affected around 3.0 million people. Landslides and loss of topsoil has caused massive damage to the natural resources, which are the source of livelihoods for over 80 % of the local population. The towns of Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Garhi Habib Ullah, Balakot, Machaira, and Batgram, among others have been severely hit. The population is completely marginalized and the pressure on wood for the purpose of cooking and heating is greatly increasing in this period. It is unlikely that there will be sufficient wood for this purpose, and even if there is, these activities, in the next six months will make the living unsustainable in the area. It has also been noticed that most landslides are in the area devoid of trees and thus as the trees are cut down more landslides are expected. 

This project aims to meet the heating and cooking needs through the provision of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)/ other fuels and utilization of efficient cooking technologies in the earthquake affected areas during 2005-06 winters. Check on air pollution to minimize respiratory problems for communities that are already suffering from injuries. Reduce stress on the women to meet the energy requirements for cooking and heating and enhance their skills for improved livelihoods in the longer run as well as to reduce pressure on forest resources to avoid destruction that potentially is the cause of landslides and water erosion.

The Field Monitors will report to the Regional Project Managers with the following specific tasks:

Perform the field monitoring roles for activities implemented under the project to ensure compliance with the agreed sub-contacts or agreements

Monitor agreed delivery plans by the sub-contractors

Assess the need for cooking and heating in the earthquake affected areas

Prepare short briefs prioritizing different needs in the affected areas to help the Regional Project Managers in taking decisions

Closely work with the UN agencies, government entities, NGOs and CBOs present on ground in the relief and rehabilitation activities

Maintain a regular and frequent channel of communication with the Regional Managers and ensure that the field requirements and problems are timely communicated and addressed

Establish monitoring mechanisms for the certification of delivery of appliances as well as ensure the regular supply of fuel as agreed in the sub-contract

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesBachelorsBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)