Mercy Corps has been operating in Pakistan since 1986. Mercy Corps’ work in Pakistan originated with its support to Afghan refugee communities in Balochistan focusing on providing access to water, health improvement and vocational training. Subsequently, Mercy Corps expanded its services to benefit both refugees and Pakistani citizens through improvement of health services, tuberculosis control, economic development, and emergency relief activities. Mercy Corps currently operates in all four provinces of Pakistan, AJ&K, Gilgit-Baltistan, and has offices in Islamabad, Quetta, and Lahore.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direct supervision of Senior Director of Programs, the Senior Program Officer-Youth & Economic Development (Y&ED) is responsible for coordinating and supporting Economic Development and Youth programs in Mercy Corps’ program areas in Pakistan. The position holder will contribute to networking, partnership building, and program development, as well as coordinate with project teams and field offices, and the Finance, Operations, and M&E departments at the Country Office.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Director of Programs
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Program, Operations, MEL and Finance teams, project teams and field offices
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: This position requires a Masters Degree in Management or Social Sciences with three years of experience focusing on youth, skills building, and economic development programs. Experience of developing concept notes and project proposals is desirable. The candidate must have strong planning, communication, coordination and networking skills, and should have attention to detail. This position requires good English writing and computer skills.
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