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Social Protection Officer (DEX-SC)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Technical Assistance for Management of Earthquake Early Recovery
ERRA, Islamabad
Posted On:
11 November, 2007
Last Date to apply:
24 November, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

Minimum 5 years work experience and 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.
Strong oral and written communication skills.


1.    Context
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 support the implementation of Social Protection Strategy, a Social Protection Officer needs to be placed in ERRA.

The Social Protection Officer shall part of the social protection cell in ERRA and shall report to DRR Advisor.


2.   Terms of Reference
Under the overall supervision of DRR Advisor, the Social Protection Officer would perform the following tasks:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  1. To provide the technical assistance to ERRA in formulation of implementation mechanism for rehabilitation of vulnerable groups proposed by ERRA
  2. Coordinate and liaise with field Social Protection Coordinators and produce consolidated reports on the progress reports furnished by them to ERRA on monthly basis.
  3. Assist ERRA’s Social Protection Cell in the disposal of day to day business.
  4. Provide information on specific programs and projects for vulnerable groups
  5. Assist in analyzing the project proposal submitted by the NGOs for issuance of NOCs
  6. Provide information on specific programs and project of vulnerable groups to different quarter
  7. Record keeping of the NGO projects in the field of protection.
  8. To handle dissemination of information & guidelines on Social Protection activities.
  9. Undertake field visits to forgo close links between ERRA and provisional /state governments, various development partners as and when required.
  10. Furnish monthly activity report to Programme Manager (Social Protection) and DRR Advisor.
 Female Candidates are encouraged to apply.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMaster DegreeMasters DegreeAdvanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent)