Livelihood Officer

Job Description

Title: Livelihood Officer

Company Name: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka (Savar)

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master’s degree in any discipline/Agriculture/Business studies/ Development Studies from a reputed university

Job Context:
∎ The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities. CDD simultaneously builds technical capacities of the development stakeholders and the communities in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by strengthening their leadership and providing them with essential rehabilitation and other supports.
∎ CDD is one of the most renowned organizations in the field of disability-inclusive development. CDD`s work in Bangladesh is supported by international and national donor agencies/development partners. CDD offers an inclusive, amicable, and respectable work environment.
∎ The Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Noble prize) has been awarded to its Executive Director in 2010. In 2018, CDD was recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as one of the best organizations working on disability and development issues.
∎ CDD Office is now accepting applications under a project titled, ‘Disability Inclusive Resilient Livelihood (DiRL)’ to be implemented with the support of CBM Global Disability Inclusion. The project will take initiatives to improve the economic condition of people with disabilities by accessing inclusive livelihood, mental health and wellbeing support.
∎ And the incumbent (Livelihood Officer) is responsible for providing technical support to the development of the livelihood aspects in the programme design of the project. As well as he will identify livelihood opportunities and provide technical support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the livelihood activities of the project.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide technical support to the development of the livelihood aspects in the programme design of the project
∎ Support external consultant during conduction of feasibility studies and development of business plan;
∎ Design and coordinate market assessments for the livelihood opportunities of persons with disabilities of project locations;
∎ Identify livelihood opportunities and provide technical support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the livelihood activities;
∎ Provide technical direction, leadership and training to the livelihoods beneficiaries on business planning, income generation, village savings and loans (VSL), revolving funds, value-chain, vocational skills training and strengthening of small scale businesses for the beneficiaries to enhance their self-reliance;
∎ Working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises for the sustainability of the livelihood initiatives;
∎ Engagement relevant to livelihood e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, local economic development, micro-finance, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.
∎ Ensure timely and quality progress reporting and prepare the analytical report of livelihood interventions and VSLA;
∎ Provide inputs and feedback to reporting;
∎ Real time monitoring of livelihood activities;
∎ Ensure systematic documentation, learnings and findings;

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 5 years of professional work experience in livelihood approaches, poverty alleviation and vulnerability reduction, micro enterprises and fund management.
∎ Having sound understanding on empowerment of marginalized people will be an added advantage;
∎ Professional and technical understanding of livelihood/climate resilient livelihood, its diversification and ways to adapt them as per the requirement of persons with disabilities;
∎ Experienced in planning, monitoring and reporting of project activities in relevant field in multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations
∎ Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, assess and monitor livelihood activities,
∎ Special Skills Required :
∎ Have time management, leadership, analytical ability, multitasking, facilitation; communication, presentation and report writing skills;
∎ Have adaptability, teamwork, relationship building and change management skills;
∎ Previous experience of working with disability inclusive resilient livelihood;
∎ Excellent command on MS Word, MS PowerPoint; very good command on MS Excel. Have outstanding skills and expertise at communicating by email and internet.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 60000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Prorata basis festival bonus

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 29 Jun 2022

Company Information:
∎ 22 Jun 2022
∎ Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
∎ Address : A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340
∎ Web : www.cdd.org.bd
∎ Business : The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with a disability. CDD`s mission is to address this by simultaneously educating the community in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by providing them with essential supports. In this way persons with disabilities can be given the same rights, freedoms, dignity and quality of life as everyone else. CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women and persons with disabilities . All staff members of CDD must sign a Child safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Category: NGO/Development

: CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women, older persons, all sex, indigenous community and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct. All staff of CDD must sign and adhere to this code of conduct.CDD highly encourages qualified women and persons with disabilities meeting the selection criteria to apply for this position.Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit their application with updated CV, The CV must include recent PP size photograph. Early submission is strongly encouraged.No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality. CDD is an equal opportunity employer.

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