Livelihoods And Market System Advisor

Job Description

Title: Livelihoods And Market System Advisor

Company Name: CARE Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Advanced degree in Business, Economics, Livelihoods, Agriculture, International Development, or other relevant degrees. Additional years of experience may be substituted for an advanced degree.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 7 to 8 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ This position is subject to project award and funding
∎ CARE is one of the world`s leading international humanitarian and development organisations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 104 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.
∎ CARE seeks a Livelihoods and Market System Advisor for the anticipated Host and Impacted Community Response Activity. This is expected to be in the range of $10-50 Million. The objective of the activity is to mitigate the socioeconomic and environmental challenges in communities either hosting Rohingya refugees or impacted by the Rohingya refugee crisis. Of particular concern to USAID are issues related to: water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); agricultural productivity; natural resources management; workforce development; economic growth; and private sector engagement.
∎ The Livelihoods and Market System Advisor is a Key Personnel position and as such, their candidacy is subject to USAID approval. This position is subject to project award and funding. This position will be based in Cox`s Bazar which is an unaccompanied location. Bangladeshi and international candidates are encouraged to apply.
∎ Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh`s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE`s mission wide initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Lead the design and implementation of livelihoods and market system technical approaches, strategies, and guidelines. Spearhead strategic approaches and quality processes related to these technical specializations. Advise on value chain methodologies including the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach and ensure their integration at all project levels and intervention areas.
∎ Capacity Building: Organize and lead capacity-building initiatives for project staff, NGO and private sector partners and other stakeholders as per identified needs. Facilitate skills development training of local service providers, lead farmers, and relevant market actors, so that producers' groups can access and utilize improved business and technical services.
∎ Liaise and link with service provider and other key stakeholders: Identify potential service providers and market actors; identify and facilitate opportunities for collaboration. Communicate and negotiate with the market actors in value chains at national and regional markets; jointly develop MOUs and operational guidelines for project activities.
∎ Monitoring and Result Measurement (MRM) and knowledge management: Collaborate with MEL Director and project teams to develop, revise and manage M&E indicators, guides and activities related to the livelihoods and market systems subsectors. Ensure regular monitoring of livelihood and market system development activities against existing work plans to ensure effective and efficient implementation; assess technical program quality with the team, identify areas for improvement, and elaborate corrective action plans as needed. Support development of output and outcome level indicators, tools, and guidelines for M&E of value chains. Support development of impact logic of value chain interventions and tools/ guidelines.
∎ Write, revise and disseminate: Periodic progress reports, case studies, lesson learned documents, and other technical project communications materials.
∎ Adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh's Safety and Security policy and systems: As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh's Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day to day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self - awareness and be aware of the safety - security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.
∎ Safeguarding: CARE is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at all times. CARE expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us. As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh's Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day to day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self - awareness and be aware of the safety - security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum of 7 - 8 years of experience in the field of livelihoods, value chain development, and market system development, agricultural production, income & livelihoods diversification, household access to finance, and resilience strengthening including professional training on value chain and market system development.
∎ Strong demonstrated understanding and application of M4P.
∎ Experience developing linkages with private and public sector institutions and building microenterprise networks.
∎ Experience designing training curricula and leading capacity building in these technical areas.
∎ Experience with M&E vis-à-vis supply and value chain programming. Analytical and report writing skills required.
∎ Previous experience with the culture and context of South Asia/Bangladesh is strongly preferred.
∎ Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as evidenced in previous management positions and programming. Demonstrated commitment to PSHEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Harassment, and Abuse).
∎ Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
∎ Highly adaptable personality who can identify areas of needed change and lead in the application of those adjustments.
∎ Able to lead complex technical teams, each with individual, and often, competing mandates.
∎ Ability to translate development challenges into opportunities.
∎ Strong communication skills and capacity to relay complex technical messages to non-technical audiences.
∎ Good relationship, networking and influencing skills.
∎ Appreciate for and ability to promote gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace.
∎ Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Day Care facilities, Working Mother Benefits etc.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Jan 2023

Company Information:
∎ 16 Jan 2023
∎ CARE Bangladesh

Category: NGO/Development

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