On 8 October, 2005, Pakistan was rocked by an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale. This earthquake has devastated, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and northern parts of the NWFP. The earthquake has affected more than 5 million people with more than 2.5 million in need of immediate relief support. The Federal and Provincial Governments, Donors, NGOs and UN System rushed relief assistance to the affected areas and relief efforts are still continuing.
To cope with this enormous task of rehabilitation and reconstruction in the disaster affected areas, the Government of Pakistan has established the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA). In response to the request from the Government of Pakistan, UNDP will support ERRA in carrying out its mandate through programmatic and institutional capacity building and strengthen ERRA’s capacity in programme planning and implementation, through “Technical Assistance for Management of Earthquake Early Recovery” (TAMEER).
2. Overall Responsibility:
To provide technical support to District Reconstruction Units to manage and coordinate
ERRA’s water supply and sanitation (WATSAN) programme in the respective
earthquake affected areas.
A. Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare technical reports , and monitor implementation of public/community owned water supply and sanitation (WATSAN) schemes.
Ensure that the programme is implemented in a consultative, participative and effective manner.
To assist the concerned line departments in preparation of annual work plans /PC-1s in accordance with the sectoral strategy formulated by the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA).
Ensure that budgetary and programmatic aspects of current and future schemes are compliant with ERRA’s guidelines.
Carry out effective monitoring of the project’s activities, quality achievements and shortfalls as well as beneficiaries feedbacks.
Ensure effective implementation of all the WatSan components (hard and soft ), particularly regarding Water quality and Hygiene promotion
Work in close collaboration with partner organizations, line departments / agencies to ensure that all interventions are appropriate to and compatible with local needs / sectoral strategy and designed to ease the burden and protect the health of the earthquake affected people.