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Under the line management of the Senior Coordinator Assurance and the matrix management of the Standards & Assurance team, the Senior Programme Officer – Assurance will support the successful, rapidly expanding implementation of the Better Cotton programme in Pakistan.
Assurance covers the auditing and monitoring systems to ensure farmers participating in the Better Cotton programme meet essential requirements. S/he will support in ensuring that assurance activities are carried out in a consistent and credible way at country level, in line with global processes.
The Senior Programme Officer – Assurance will, monitor the activities of programme partners (PPs), feed into PP evaluations and funding mechanisms. Programme Partners are organisations with local expertise who oversee the setup and management of farming groups (Producer Units) under the assurance model. S/he will ensure the credibility of the information collected from the field and contribute to the understanding of the Impacts of Better Cotton in Pakistan.
The Lahore office supports & coordinates the work in Pakistan and works closely with the Geneva/London offices, which represents Better Cotton globally.