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Senior Social Protection Coordinator

Job Category:
Social Protection
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
12 February, 2007
Last Date to apply:
26 February, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

Minimum 10 years work experience, with background in Gender, Child Protection, Disability and/or community development. Familiarity with government procedures is an added advantage. Ability to work under pressure and under difficult conditions. Ability to travel frequently to affected areas. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Under its mandate, ERRA has developed a Social Protection Strategy for the protection of the most vulnerable populations affected by the earthquake of 8 October. The Strategy incorporates concrete actions, recommendations and policy guidelines for the rehabilitation of the vulnerable groups, identified as widows and women-headed households, children without parental care, people with disabilities, the elderly and the landless due to the earthquake. Some of the components of the Strategy include provision of cash grant to vulnerable groups, assistance in housing reconstruction, livelihood development and vocational training opportunities, and legal and administrative support in accessing land/property rights especially for women and children.

In order to help implement the interventions proposed, Social Protection Coordinators (SPC) have been placed in PERRA, SERRA and DRUs. A senior Social Protection Coordinator to be placed in ERRA is required to strengthen Social Protection Cell and to effectively supervise the field Social Protection Coordinators.


The specific duties of the Senior Social Protection Coordinator would include, inter alia, the following:

1. To provide advice & technical assistance to ERRA in formulation of implementation mechanisms for various rehabilitation measures for the vulnerable groups proposed in ERRA’s Social Protection Strategy. To Identify and assess the issues requiring policy and programme interventions.

2. Effectively project ERRA’s Social protection Strategy and various interventions being undertaken by ERRA, State and Provincial Governments, NGOs and Partner Organizations at various forums.

3. Represent ERRA in meetings convened by Ministry of Social Welfare, Social Welfare Departments and Partner Organizations etc.

4. Represent ERRA in meetings/consultations organized by UN Agencies with regard to Protection issues.

5. Closely coordinate and liaison with field Social Protection Coordinators and produce consolidated reports on the progress reports furnished by them to ERRA on monthly basis.

6. Assist ERRA’s Social Protection Cell in the disposal of day to day business

7. Analyze project proposals submitted by NGOs for issuance of NOCs and make recommendations in the light of ERRA’s guidelines.

8. Provide information on specific programs and projects for vulnerable groups to different quarters

9. Record-keeping of NGO Projects in the field of Protection, with mapping of what services are being provided and what are the comparative strengths and weaknesses of the different actors.

10. Coordinate Protection Core Group and General Advisory Group meetings at ERRA.

11. To handle dissemination of information & guidelines on Social Protection activities.

12. Undertake field visits to forge close links between ERRA and Provincial/State Governments, various Development Partners as and when required.

REPORTING: Senior Social Protection Coordinator shall be part of Social Protection Cell in ERRA and shall report to Director (Social Sectors). Sr. SPC shall prepare an Inception Report within one month of joining, outlining his understanding of ERRA’s Social protection Strategy and his work plan to implement the strategy. Sr. SPC shall furnish monthly activity report to Programme Manager (Social Protection) and Director (Social Sectors) ERRA.

LANGUAGES: Fluent in English and Urdu. Proficiency in local languages spoken in the earthquake affected districts is desirable.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters Degree