Case Manager, Economic Development

Job Description

Title: Case Manager, Economic Development

Company Name: Agrogoti Sangstha and Winrock International

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Satkhira

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Postgraduate/Graduate in Social Sciences/Developmental Studies or any other relevant discipline from a reputed institution;

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 4 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Location: Trishmile More, Nagorghata, Tala, Satkhira.
∎ Agrogoti Sangstha, a national NGO, working to empower local communities and institutions to ensure Human Rights and Good Governance for all is inviting applications from qualified and committed professionals for immediate appointment for a development project entitled "ASHSHASH: For Men and Women Who Have Escaped Trafficking in Bangladesh". The main objective of the project is to ensure that "women and men who have escaped trafficking will restore their dignity and wellbeing and become self-sufficient". Furthermore, the four-year-long Phase II of Ashshash will provide comprehensive and personalized packages of service provision to the survivors of human trafficking in Bangladesh and will ensure the prevention of human trafficking.
∎ The Case Manager (CM), Economic Development will lead and implement the overall activities related to economic empowerment services for trafficking survivors under the direct oversight of Sustainable Reintegration Partner (SRP) across the working district of Ashshash project. This includes but is not necessarily limited to working with the team of SRPs to deliver comprehensive career counseling, soft skills, skills development, entrepreneurship training, assessment, certification, and employment including Wage and Self with follow-up support. The CM will also maintain records, contribute to monitoring and evaluation as well and adhere to donor policies and procedures.
∎ Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the physical written exam and viva.
∎ Job duration: 01 December 2023 to 28 February 2027 (39 Months)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Demonstrate a complete understanding of the factors and criteria (within local contexts and as per WI's guideline) based on which potential human trafficking survivors will be identified and enrolled with the project;
∎ Ensure comprehensive career counseling sessions for each survivor with the support of the social services team to develop their economic empowerment plan;
∎ Identify the appropriate skill development programs and training based on the local context and needs of the survivors;
∎ Ensure wage-based employment of each skilled graduate survivor with the support of private sector companies in district or national job markets;
∎ Ensure entrepreneurship development training to the interested survivors with necessary Business Development Services (BDS) to develop sustainable enterprise;
∎ Engage with the employers, sector experts, financial institutions and other private sector stakeholders to devise and facilitate the execution of training and employment in line with program goals;
∎ Demonstrate knowledge and understanding to develop the capacities of local institutions that will provide direct and indirect support services to the survivors, if needed;
∎ Identify and map opportunities for other forms of income generation within the working areas, based on the contexts/demands of the areas, and skill sets and qualifications of the survivors;
∎ Ensure 6-month follow-up support to each employed survivor to retain in the job through counseling, guidance, coaching, etc.;
∎ Demonstrate sensitivity towards the survivor's trafficking contexts, gender-specific issues, and residual trauma, when communicating with the survivors;
∎ Demonstrate the ability to develop close interpersonal relationships with each survivor, in a case-sensitive manner;
∎ Demonstrate the ability to uphold Winrock International's 'Code of Conduct' and 'Do No Harm' policy, whilst working directly with the survivors to ensure their successful reintegration;
∎ Ability to support the SRPs and WI Ashshash's program teams with detailed information on each survivor, their contexts, and preferences;
∎ Ability to maintain detailed case systems for each survivor (i.e. case studies) to make and publish reports, and support the WI program teams with a prompt assessment of survivors' contexts;
∎ Provide support to ensure baseline, mid-line, and final evaluations are conducted accurately, considering Winrock International's and the donor's requirements; and
∎ Other duties, as assigned.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum four years of experience in managing economic empowerment programs through a dedicated system, for vulnerable groups/communities at grassroots levels;
∎ Experience with detailed case management systems and reintegration services for human trafficking survivors, or vulnerable and at-risk groups through vocational skills, entrepreneurship development training, wage and self-employment;
∎ Experience with the detailed documentation of providing social and economic support services to trafficking survivors or vulnerable and at-risk groups, and detailed reporting mechanisms;
∎ Knowledge of case management or management systems from donor-centric organizations will be an added preference;
∎ Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks from donor-centric organizations will be an added preference;
∎ Demonstrate a positive attitude and sensitivity to support vulnerable and at-risk groups and communities;
∎ Strong understanding of gender and diversity issues;
∎ Have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bangla.
∎ Demonstrate computer proficiency: i.e. MS Office, database management, coordination via email, project-specific management information systems, etc.

Salary: Tk. 30000 (Monthly)

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2023

Company Information:
∎ 18 Nov 2023
∎ Agrogoti Sangstha and Winrock International

Category: NGO/Development