Community Mobilization Officer (General)

Job Description

Title: Community Mobilization Officer (General)

Company Name: Resource Integration Centre (RIC)

Vacancy: 2

Age: 18 to 30 years

Location: Chapainawabganj

Maximum Salary: Tk. 30000 (Monthly)

Experience:
∎ At least 2 years
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):NGO, Development Agency, Hospital, Micro-Credit

Published: 25 Mar 2024

Education:
∎ Diploma in Agriculture in Agriculture

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age 18 to 30 years

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Extended Community Climate Change Project- Drought (ECCCP- Drought).
∎ Background of the project
∎ Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), an apex development organization focusing on holistic and integrated approaches, was established by the Government of Bangladesh in May 1990 for sustainable poverty reduction through employment generation. PKSF has been implementing projects and programs in diversified sectors including sustainable enterprise, training and education, agriculture, climate change and disaster, and so on. PKSF works with more than 15 million households through its 200 partner organizations. Many development partners, such as the World Bank, DFID, EU, ADB, IFAD, GIZ, GCF, and Adaptation Fund (AF) are working with PKSF.  Please visit http://www.pksf.org.bd for details. PKSF has been accredited to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the only dedicated and largest climate change finance window, established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in 2013. The GCF has approved the ECCCP-Drought project in the fact that Bangladesh faces an unpredictable drought hazard due to inadequate and uneven rainfall that affects the timing of the onset and end of the monsoon season. The northwestern Barind region/districts of Bangladesh suffer the most from droughts. Climate change is changing the nature of droughts in Barind by increasing temperature and variations in precipitation. During droughts, almost all natural surface water sources evaporate, leaving none for drinking, sanitation, or agriculture. The human cost is measured in a greater incidence of disease, especially among children, and lack of nutrition due to crop failure, increased poverty, and reduced development potential.
∎ Objective of the project
∎ The main objective of the project is to increase the resilience of climate-vulnerable communities in drought-prone areas of Bangladesh. This objective is expected to be achieved by implementing activities covering three main components: i) improved institutional and technical capacities to address climate change-induced drought, ii) increased availability of surface and groundwater for irrigation and drinking, and iii) drought-resilient livelihoods created through sustainable agricultural production. Resource Integration Center (RIC) was Established as a non-government organization in 1981, however registered with Govt. regulatory authority in 1982. RIC developed a traditional focus on rural sector development, targeting particularly women. Since that time, through innovation, dedication, and hard work, RIC has been able to progress and diversify; to become a national-level NGO active across the country and in many development areas. Today, RIC is conducting its operation with the support of 3484 human resources with 24 (twenty-four) developing projects across the country. RIC’s operation covers 407 upazilas under 54 districts, through 422 branches with its “Finance for Socio-Economic Empowerment (microcredit) Program for the rural & urban poor especially women, and old age people of the society for supporting micro-investment opportunities in income-generating activities for achieving their sustainable livelihood.  RIC is going to implement the GCF & PKSF Funded ECCCP-Drought project at Gomastapur Upazilla of Chapainawabganj District. For implementing the project, Extended Community Climate Change Project – Drought of RIC is seeking qualified candidates for the position of the “Community Mobilization Officer (General)” in its Project Management Unit (PMU) of the ECCCP-Drought project.
∎ Key Responsibilities:
∎ Identify and engage key community members to establish Climate Change Adaptation Groups (CCAGs) in assigned villages/areas.
∎ Facilitate monthly meetings of the CCAGs, ensuring active participation and discussion of climate change challenges, adaptation strategies, and project activities.
∎ Empower the CCAG to play a lead role in community mobilization and decision-making related to project implementation.
∎ Organize and conduct awareness campaigns and training sessions on climate change impacts, drought mitigation strategies, and sustainable practices.
∎ Work with the CCAGs to identify beneficiaries and participants for various project activities like rooftop MAR, pond MAR, pond and canal re-excavation works, and drought-tolerant crop and fruit cultivation.
∎ Provide on-site guidance and support to community members during activity implementation.
∎ Promote the adoption of climate-smart practices and sustainable livelihoods within the community.
∎ Encourage positive behavioral change toward water conservation, responsible waste management, and other adaptation strategies.
∎ Assist with collecting data on community demographics, livelihoods, climate perceptions, and project impacts.
∎ Prepare regular reports on community engagement activities, awareness campaigns, and beneficiary selection processes.
∎ Liaise with the Technical Officer (Engineer), Monitoring Officer, and Project Coordinator to ensure efficient data sharing and reporting.
∎ Perform any other duties assigned by the PC as per instruction from PKSF & IE Management.

Skills & Expertise:

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Monthly gross salary will be BDT 30,000/- (including all taxes).
∎ Eid bonus (50% of gross salary) and Nobo Borsho bonus (10% of gross salary) are provided annually upon successful completion of the probation period.
∎ A mobile phone bill allowance of BDT 600 per month is provided.·
∎ A travel allowance of BDT 5,000 per month is provided.

Workplace:
∎ Work at office

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Chapainawabganj

Apply Procedure:

Hard Copy:
∎ Candidates who are meeting the above requirements, request to send an application along with CV, two copies recent passport size photographs, copy of national ID, copies of all educational, experience and training certificates to “THE DIRECTOR, RESOURCE INTEGRATION CENTRE (RIC), HOUSE-88/A, ROAD-7/A, DHANMONDI R/A, DHAKA-1209” by 04/04/2024.

Company Information:
∎ Resource Integration Centre (RIC)
∎ Plot # 88/A/KA, Road # 7/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

Address::
∎ Plot # 88/A/KA, Road # 7/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh

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

Application Deadline: 4 Apr 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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