Project Officer

Job Description

Title: Project Officer

Company Name: Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Jamalpur

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor/Masters in Geography and Environment/Disaster Management/ Social Science or equivalent.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO) started its journey in 1988 with a noble vision to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalized. Being a peoples` centered organization, ESDO envisioned for a society which will be free from inequality and injustice, a society where no child will cry from hunger and no life will be ruined by poverty. About three decades of relentless efforts to make this happen, ESDO has embraced new grounds and opened up new horizons to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable people bring meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. During this long span, ESDO has adapted to the changing situation and provided the most time-bound services, especially for the poor and disadvantaged. A community-focused and people-centered approach has been adopted by ESDO, while consideration was given to the national policy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its guiding principle. ESDO is one of the most dynamic organizations expanding its development interventions across 283 Upazilas under 49 districts of Bangladesh, covering over 10 million poor and vulnerable people.
∎ With the partnership of CARE Bangladesh, ESDO is implementing the Scaling up Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh (SUFAL) PHASE II, Bangladesh in Jamalpur District. ESDO is inviting applications from interested qualified candidates for the position.
∎ A consortium led by CARE Bangladesh, Concern Worldwide and technical partner Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) has been established. The consortium has launched the ECHO funded project ‘Scaling-Up Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh (SUFAL) to strengthen the case for early action by implementing FbA system in three flood-prone districts of Northern Bangladesh. CARE Germany, the CARE Member Partner (CMP) holding the donor contract will oversee the project in Bangladesh and liaise directly with the donor.
∎ SUFAL consortium partners with national and local government to implement AA to address the technical, economic, and institutional barriers limiting its uptake. The project will strengthen flood forecasting early warning by facilitating impact-based forecasting to contextualize forecasts, and identify wide range of community-focused early actions by developing an institutionalized mechanism to initiate FbF/A. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will guide how FbF/A are systematically tied to triggered threshold levels and provide guidelines on the roles of government and local stakeholders in taking early actions, emphasizing the protection of vulnerable groups. SUFAL will advocate for financing early actions, and propose recommendations on how FbA can be integrated into the DRM framework. Furthermore, SUFAL will study how social safety net programmes can also support early actions, and advocate for strengthening Shock Responsive Social Protection. During the monsoon season, SUFAL will test the system established to strengthen the evidence base for AA by assessing its impact and value for money. SUFAL will facilitate national and local level dialogue and advocacy around FbA to address institutional mandate challenges. By increasing capacity for AA, this project will improve the Government of Bangladesh`s ability to respond timely and effectively to monsoon floods.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Will be responsible for implementation of all field level activities in the assigned District. S/he will be assisted by the Project Manager.
∎ S/he is responsible for ensuring all community level intervention, APO/FF volunteers’ capacity building; Community Mobilization; and activities are implemented according to the work plan.
∎ Will regularly coordinate with the PM and MEL Officer- to ensure MEL Plan implementation, generate KML documents.
∎ Supervise the field facilitators for proper and timely implementation of the activities.
∎ The Project Officer will submit report inputs to Project Manager.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at most 45 years
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ At least 3-4 years working experience in relevant positions including 2 years’ experience in program implementation, monitoring and Staff Supervision.
∎ Good negotiation skills.
∎ Strong field facilitation skills, knowledge in pro-poor program implementation.
∎ Knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction and early warning system in Bangladesh
∎ Knowledge of good governance, DRR gender equity and multifaceted intervention
∎ Willing to spend significant time in the field
∎ Any other tasks assigned by supervisor/ management.
∎ Familiar with geographical and socio-economic condition of Northern Char (Jamalpur)
∎ Ability to work in a team with good interpersonal skills.
∎ Ability to prioritize activities to act and decide promptly.
∎ Proficient in MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Power Point);
∎ Good verbal and written communication skills in local language, English and Bengali;
∎ Pro-active and participatory decision-making and problem-solving;
∎ Ability to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds;
∎ Experience in Cash for work (CFW) modality through Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) will be prioritized
∎ Good understanding on issues related to gender equity and protection

Salary: Tk. 30000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ As per program design

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 8 Aug 2022

Company Information:
∎ 2 Aug 2022
∎ Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO)
∎ Address : Collegepara (Gobindanagar), Thakurgaon-5100 Bangladesh
∎ Web :

Category: NGO/Development


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