Project Officer-Community Based Protection

Job Description

Title: Project Officer-Community Based Protection

Company Name: RDRS Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Age: at most 35 years

Location: Cox's Bazar

Maximum Salary: Tk. 55000 (Monthly)

Experience:
∎ At least 3 years
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):NGO

Published: 27 Feb 2024

Education:
∎ Masters

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at most 35 years
∎ Masters in Development Studies, Social Science or any other relevant subject.
∎ Experience in the Rohingya Crisis Response and development field, Community Engagement, Community Based Protection, Protection Mainstreaming, and disability inclusion.
∎ Having an understanding of all RDRS policies and Manuals.
∎ Knowledge in rights-based community development, Education, Income Generation/ Livelihood, Market Linkage, WASH, Protection, DRR/Tree plantation and other related areas, or willingness to learn;
∎ Experience in community mobilization, linkage and liaison;
∎ Influencing skills, Polite & Reasonable.
∎ Fluent in speaking English Bangla and Chittagonian
∎ Excellent writing skills in English and Bangla
∎ Ability to coordinate and cooperate with existing and potential development partners/ donors.
∎ Excellent interpersonal skills and solution-focused approach to professional relationships.
∎ Ability to consult and negotiate with the Management Team and donor partners.
∎ Active listening skills and the ability to deal with sensitive situations with integrity.
∎ Masters in Development Studies, Social Science or any other relevant subject.
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
∎ Experience in the Rohingya Crisis Response and development field, Community Engagement, Community Based Protection, Protection Mainstreaming, and disability inclusion.
∎ Having an understanding of all RDRS policies and Manuals.
∎ Knowledge in rights-based community development, Education, Income Generation/ Livelihood, Market Linkage, WASH, Protection, DRR/Tree plantation and other related areas, or willingness to learn;
∎ Experience in community mobilization, linkage and liaison;
∎ Influencing skills, Polite & Reasonable.
∎ Language proficiency:
∎ Fluent in speaking English Bangla and Chittagonian
∎ Excellent writing skills in English and Bangla
∎ Skills:
∎ Ability to coordinate and cooperate with existing and potential development partners/ donors.
∎ Excellent interpersonal skills and solution-focused approach to professional relationships.
∎ Ability to consult and negotiate with the Management Team and donor partners.
∎ Active listening skills and the ability to deal with sensitive situations with integrity.
∎ Gender Sensibility
∎ Have a good understanding of Gender and organizational Gender Policy and act accordingly.
∎ Safeguarding Awareness
∎ Aware and abide by the organizational Child Safeguarding and PSEAH Policy and practices.
∎ Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
∎ Abide by organizational Money Laundering Policy. S/he should be abstained from money laundering activities and any kind of terrorist financing.
∎ Abide by the Code of Conduct and other policies
∎ The incumbent will abide by the Code of Conduct along with all policies and practices of RDRS.



Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Develop and implement community-based protection strategies to assess the needs of vulnerable individuals in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities.
∎ Engage community leaders to identify and respond to protection concerns effectively.
∎ Ensure integration of protection considerations into all project activities across different sectors.
∎ Ensure protection mainstreaming in project design, implementation, and monitoring.
∎ Advocate for and promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in project activities.
∎ Facilitate community engagement sessions by ensuring active participation of community people.
∎ Capacity development of community volunteers.
∎ Compile and analyze data, generating regular reports on protection issues and trends, aligning with the data-driven approach.
∎ Work towards mitigating tension and promoting peaceful coexistence between the host community and Rohingya refugees.
∎ Prepare reports, case studies and relevant documents.
∎ Assess and identify risks, vulnerabilities, and gaps in existing community engagement mechanisms through FGD, KII and surveys.
∎ Conduct capacity-building activities for project staff and community people.
∎ Represent RDRS in coordination meetings with stakeholders.
∎ Ensure effective communication and coordination with external partners to enhance the synergy of efforts in the field.
∎ Any other responsibilities assigned by the Team Leader.
∎ Summary of Project
∎ RDRS Bangladesh, in partnership with Lutheran World Federation (LWF), Geneva has been implementing an emergency response programme titled “LWF-RDRS Emergency Programme (LREP)” in Rohingya camps and nearby host communities in Cox’s Bazar district since 2019. The LREP contributes to international efforts to meet the humanitarian and protection needs and increase self-reliance and resilience of the Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMNs) and host communities through Income Generating Activities (IGAs), tree plantation, life-skills with livelihoods and leadership development training. LREP also works on capacity building of youth and creates market linkage to improve their living standard. This programme also aims at cultivating social cohesion, ensuring social inclusion, promoting reforestation and providing humanitarian support (i.e., foods and non-food items, WASH, health, protection, etc.) to the FDMNs as well as the nearby host communities.
∎ Summary of Position
∎ Under the overall responsibility and control of the Team Leader (LREP), The Project Officer (Community-Based Protection) will be responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating protection initiatives within the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities. The role requires a comprehensive understanding of the protection needs, vulnerabilities, and rights of individuals, particularly women, children, persons with disabilities, and youth. The Project Officer will work closely with community leaders, volunteers, and relevant stakeholders to integrate protection measures across various sectors, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all
∎ Description of Responsibilities
∎ The major responsibilities of this position are as follows:
∎ She/he will -
∎ Develop and implement community-based protection strategies to assess the needs of vulnerable individuals in the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities.
∎ Engage community leaders to identify and respond to protection concerns effectively.
∎ Ensure integration of protection considerations into all project activities across different sectors.
∎ Ensure protection mainstreaming in project design, implementation, and monitoring.
∎ Advocate for and promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in project activities.
∎ Facilitate community engagement sessions by ensuring active participation of community people.
∎ Capacity development of community volunteers.
∎ Compile and analyze data, generating regular reports on protection issues and trends, aligning with the data-driven approach.
∎ Work towards mitigating tension and promoting peaceful coexistence between the host community and Rohingya refugees.
∎ Prepare reports, case studies and relevant documents.
∎ Assess and identify risks, vulnerabilities, and gaps in existing community engagement mechanisms through FGD, KII and surveys.
∎ Conduct capacity-building activities for project staff and community people.
∎ Represent RDRS in coordination meetings with stakeholders.
∎ Ensure effective communication and coordination with external partners to enhance the synergy of efforts in the field.
∎ Any other responsibilities assigned by the Team Leader.


Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ As per RDRS Bangladesh policies and Project budget.

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Company Information:
∎ RDRS Bangladesh
∎ RDRS Bangladesh, House no.43, Road no. 10, Sector 6, Uttara, Dhaka

Address::
∎ RDRS Bangladesh, House no.43, Road no. 10, Sector 6, Uttara, Dhaka

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

Application Deadline: 9 Mar 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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