Capacity Building Specialist

Job Description

Title: Capacity Building Specialist

Company Name: A reputed National NGO

Vacancy: 1

Location: Dhaka

Minimum Salary: Negotiable

∎ At least 12 years

Published: 31 Jan 2024

∎ At least post-graduate degree in development studies or social work/social science/sociology, public administration, or education


Additional Requirements:
∎ At least post-graduate degree in development studies or social work/social science/sociology, public administration, or education
∎ Minimum 12 years of working experience in the field of capacity building of projects’ stakeholders including project beneficiaries and staff members. At least 05 years’ experience in a similar position.
∎ Have at least 03 years of experience in working with projects involved in community-led innovation in the context of natural resource management focusing on wetland management, co-management, climate justice & adaptation/ resilience.
∎ Familiar with bio-physical and socio-economic conditions in the ecologically critical areas in Sundarbans and Hakaluki Haor.
∎ Having non-discriminatory and gender-sensitive perceptions along with safeguarding
∎ To protect children in connection
∎ Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
∎ Having excellent skills in facilitating group discussions, training sessions and workshops.
∎ Ability to adapt to different cultures, contexts and working environments and comfortable working with diverse stakeholders and able to navigate complex political and social dynamics.
∎ Good understanding on issues of climate change adaptation; gender equity, protection and multicultural intervention.
∎ Good communication, negotiation and problem-solving capacity.
∎ Ability to manage stress, multi-task and take decisions.
∎ Proficient in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Power Point);
∎ Good verbal and written communication skills in local language, English and Bengali;
∎ Adaptive thinking and a strong, critical mindset.
∎ Good interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
∎ Respectful to safeguarding policy.
∎ Academic Qualification:
∎ Experiences:
∎ Skills and Additional Job Requirements:

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Lead the process of delivering need-based capacity & skill development training with CMO (co-management organization) members on leadership development, negotiation, conflict resolution and visibility.
∎ Facilitate the GoB training process to capacitate them to assess the overall effectiveness of forest and wetland and other important biodiversity area operations including climate change.
∎ Develop tools and provide technical guidance to conduct the rapid assessment of CMOs to identify management weaknesses and opportunities and enhance capacity building.
∎ Support the training process of CMOs in ECA and ecosystem specific NRM. climate change and resilience capacity development.
∎ Supporting the process to mobilize the community and CMO leaders to disseminate information.
∎ Provide technical guidance for strengthening the respective standing committee of Union Parishad (UP) and support the UPs to develop an environmental plan and also for increasing UP budget and sharing a portion for restoration & protection at Sundarbans and Hakaluki ECA
∎ Lead in the development of the Government Accountability Action Plan (GAAP) and ensure accountability and monitoring mechanism are in place.
∎ Lead in the capacity-building processes on local fund mobilization; and facilitate CMOs to establish payment for Ecosystem Services.
∎ Provide technical guidance in designing SBCC tools and organizing awareness campaigns on ecosystem & biodiversity conservation, climate change and natural resource management.
∎ Lead in capacity building of VCGs in Hakaluki and CMOs in Sundarbans ECA to keep the organizations Functional and capable them so that they can efficiently use the revenue to be generated and the existing endowment fund.
∎ Attending regular meetings/trainings/workshops as and when required by the project and management.
∎ Presentation of technical achievements regularly in the project events.
∎ Work closely with the Project Coordinator and other specialists along with PMU to achieve project results.
∎ Prepare and submit the periodic reports.
∎ Any other task as assigned by the management.
∎ Job Nature: Full-time
∎ Duration: Up to December 31, 2026, subject to the availability of fund and satisfactory performance.
∎ No. of Vacancies: 1Project Brief: The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has selected a CARE Bangladesh led consortium to implement the project titled ‘Nature Based Adaptation towards Prosperous and Adept Lives & Livelihoods in Bangladesh (NABAPALLAB/ নবপল্লব)’ in two Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA) – Sundarbans and Hakaluki Haor. The other consortium members are CNRS, CordAid, C3ER-BRAC University, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK), Friendship, Humanity & Inclusion (HI), iDE, and Practical Action. It is a key component of the Bangladesh-UK Accord on Climate Change and will deliver the adaptation outcome of the FCDO’s flagship Bangladesh Climate and Environment Programme (BCEP). The programme will make a significant contribution in Bangladesh to progress against GoB’s policies and priorities e.g., National Adaptation Plan (NAP), Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), commitments to biodiversity conservation, ongoing 8th Five Year Plan, etc. And it will also contribute to UK’s commitment to International Climate Finance (ICF).
∎ The Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, and Hakaluki Haor, a complex wetland system of the Meghna-Surma River basin, play a crucial role in protecting lives and livelihoods in the southwest coast and northeast Bangladesh respectively. With a population of over 4 million and a rich habitat with rare species, including tigers, the Sundarbans' inhabitants are threatened by climate changes due to rising sea levels and frequent cyclones. Over-extraction of forest resources by locals and industrial development in the nearby areas is currently threatening this World Heritage Site. Hakaluki Haor is one of the most extensive marsh wetlands in the country, inhabited by over 200,000 people and 558 animal and bird species and is a breeding ground for fisheries. Due to environmental sensitivity and high anthropogenic pressures such as overharvesting, overfishing, pollution and illegal logging, the Sundarbans mangrove and the Hakaluki Hoar wetland are at a vulnerable stage with climate change exacerbating the current situation.
∎ FCDO’s NABAPALLAB aims to engage biodiversity and natural resource-dependent communities to strengthen the climate resilience of the ECAs, conserve biodiversity, and at the same time, diversify and improve people's livelihood through innovative nature-based (NBS) and locally led adaptation solutions. It will primarily target communities within the 10 km buffer zone of the ECAs, which are critically exposed and vulnerable to climate change impacts and have a lesser capacity to adapt to such changes. It will increase climate resilience of more than 250,000 vulnerable households and ecosystem-based protection and restoration of 5,000km2 area in, especially in the districts of Bagerhat, Satkhira and Khulna in the Sundarbans ECA, and Maulvibazar and Sylhet in Hakaluki Haor. The project will consider the most marginalised communities, involving stakeholders from multiple strata and ensuring ownership of provided interventions. It will also enhance the capacity of the local government bodies to manage and conserve the ECAs effectively and create an enabling environment to implement relevant government plans and policies related to Eco-System based Adaptation (EBA).
∎ Part I: Job Statement
∎ The Capacity Building Specialist will be the key technical person from the organization to provide technical support in every capacity-building effort of the project including the Government of Bangladesh, members of co-management organizations and community-level participants. This position will also be primarily responsible for training module development, ToT and staff & CBO capacity building.
∎ Part II: Job Responsibilities and Tasks
∎ A. Technical activities
∎ B. General Tasks

Compensation & Other Benefits:

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Dhaka

Apply Procedure:

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Company Information:
∎ A reputed National NGO

Read Before Apply: Please apply only who are fulfilling all the requirements of this job

Application Deadline: 17 Feb 2024

Category: NGO/Development


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