Senior Technical Officer (Livelihoods) - NABAPALLAB Project

Job Description

Title: Senior Technical Officer (Livelihoods) - NABAPALLAB Project

Company Name: Cordaid

Vacancy: --

Location: Satkhira (Shyamnagar)

Minimum Salary: Negotiable

Experience:
∎ At least 6 years

Published: 22 Feb 2024

Education:
∎ Minimum graduate degree in science, social sciences, agriculture science.
∎ Minimum graduate degree in science, social sciences, agriculture science.

Requirements:

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 6 years of working experience in development organizations, preference will be given to livelihoods development related experience of the farmers, women, person with disability, etc.
∎ Experience in extension activities such as demonstration plots/other demonstration activities on saline agriculture, blue economy, and alternative livelihoods (on/off farms).
∎ Skill to develop training module and materials to create awareness of the targeted beneficiaries.
∎ Training conduction skill for the capacity building of the frontline worker to train the target beneficiaries.
∎ Proven working experience with a large consortium team and multiple stakeholders, including the public and private sectors.
∎ Familiar with bio-physical and socio-economic condition of the ecologically critical areas in Sundarbans.
∎ Preference will be given to candidates with experience in climate smart agriculture, disaster risk reduction, natural resources management, market development approaches, etc.
∎ Proficient knowledge of relevant software: MS Office package (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
∎ Team player with excellent interpersonal profession relation development skill, problem solving skills, cooperation mentality.
∎ Good understanding on gender equity and inclusion
∎ Written communication skills in local language, English and Bangla;
∎ Communication skill with the stakeholder specifically government, consortium members and beneficiaries
∎ Flexibility and good understanding on human centric innovation
∎ Adaptive thinking and a strong, critical mindset.
∎ Strong business acumen and presentation skills.
∎ Minimum 6 years of working experience in development organizations, preference will be given to livelihoods development related experience of the farmers, women, person with disability, etc.
∎ Experience in extension activities such as demonstration plots/other demonstration activities on saline agriculture, blue economy, and alternative livelihoods (on/off farms).
∎ Skill to develop training module and materials to create awareness of the targeted beneficiaries.
∎ Training conduction skill for the capacity building of the frontline worker to train the target beneficiaries.
∎ Proven working experience with a large consortium team and multiple stakeholders, including the public and private sectors.
∎ Familiar with bio-physical and socio-economic condition of the ecologically critical areas in Sundarbans.
∎ Preference will be given to candidates with experience in climate smart agriculture, disaster risk reduction, natural resources management, market development approaches, etc.
∎ Proficient knowledge of relevant software: MS Office package (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
∎ Core Competencies
∎ Team player with excellent interpersonal profession relation development skill, problem solving skills, cooperation mentality.
∎ Good understanding on gender equity and inclusion
∎ Written communication skills in local language, English and Bangla;
∎ Communication skill with the stakeholder specifically government, consortium members and beneficiaries
∎ Flexibility and good understanding on human centric innovation
∎ Adaptive thinking and a strong, critical mindset.
∎ Strong business acumen and presentation skills.

Responsibilities & Context:
∎ Organizational Unit: Project based, Field Office
∎ Job's aim: Is responsible for the project implementation.
∎ Aim of the Organizational Unit: Is responsible for capturing project targets and reporting.
∎ Supervisor: Field Operation Coordinator
∎ Supervises: No direct supervisee.
∎ Job location: Shyamnagar Upazila, Satkhira
∎ The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has selected a CARE Bangladesh led consortium to implement the project titled ‘Nature Based Adaptation towards Prosperous and Adept Lives & Livelihoods in Bangladesh (NABAPALLAB/ নবপল্লব)’ in two Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA) – Sundarbans and Hakaluki Haor. The other consortium members are CNRS, Cordaid, C3ER-BRAC University, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK), Friendship, Humanity & Inclusion (HI), iDE, and Practical Action.
∎ FCDO’s NABAPALLAB aims to engage biodiversity and natural resource-dependent communities to strengthen the climate resilience of the ECAs, conserve biodiversity, and at the same time, diversify and improve people's livelihood through innovative nature-based (NBS) and locally led adaptation solutions in the districts of Bagerhat, Satkhira and Khulna in the Sundarbans ECA, and Maulvibazar and Sylhet in Hakaluki Haor.
∎ Cordaid (www.cordiad.org) is a Netherlands based INGO working in Bangladesh since 1972 and throughout the years, Cordaid promoted a climate smart food system for vulnerable communities in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. In the NABAPALLAB project, Cordaid will implement the both off firm and on farm livelihoods interventions in Satkhira district under the Sundarbans ECA areas.
∎ The Senior Technical Officer (Livelihoods ) will report to Field Operation Coordinator of Cordaid, Bangladesh. The overall responsibilities to provide technical support for the capacity building of the Project Officers and Community Supervisor to implement the both on farm and off firm livelihoods related activities through training, coaching, mentoring and monitoring the field activities. He/she will also guide the field team for participatory action plan development for livelihoods development of the selected beneficiaries specifically alternative livelihoods development options for dependent households on Sundarbans. He/she will be also assist the Field Coordinator to introduce the Cordaid and project with different stakeholders and track the achievements of the livelihoods related inputs distribution, training and progress against target.
∎ Develop training materials development on different off farm livelihoods options for the targeted beneficiaries.
∎ Training conduction for the capacity building of the Community Supervisor to train the farmers.
∎ Conduct participatory action plan development for sustainable and alternative livelihoods improvement for dependent households on Sundarbans.
∎ Asses the required inputs for income generating activities through consultation with the stakeholders
∎ Prepare the specification of the different inputs and assets for the livelihood’s development.
∎ Orient the staff to select community-based supervisors as per project proposal.
∎ Coordinate with field team to organize project orientation at community level and in beneficiary selection process
∎ Prepare livelihoods related Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) with team and track the progress against plan in regular basis.
∎ Provide follow up monitoring support to field teams and learn project’s implementation challenges being actively present in field.
∎ Coordinate the implementation of blue economy related activities such as seaweed production/halophyte production in collaboration with Agricultural university, BARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) and other stakeholders.
∎ Prepare Implementation Guidelines (IG) of major interventions under this component such as Blue Economy, On-farm and Off- farm alternative livelihoods.
∎ Establish linkage with organizations active in saline agriculture, blue economy and alternative livelihood for cross learning and capacity building, and to capitalise on opportunities to strengthen the project outcomes.
∎ Assist the communication team to collect photographs and video for project documentation.
∎ Prepare the filed monitoring report and livelihoods related progress report in regular basis
∎ Assist the PMEL & communication team to prepare the documentation and capture the learnings.
∎ Ensure open and transparent communication with stakeholder including consortium staff.
∎ Maintain professional relationship with the stakeholders to establish good team harmony.
∎ Working days from Sunday to Thursday with 40 hours per week. This position may require working beyond office hours to attend meetings & other priorities as required by the donor for compliance, annual audit & so on;
∎ As this position is based in the project operation area, at least 70% of the time will be spent on field visits to support the implementation team.
∎ Willingness to ride motorbike for regular field visit.
∎ Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
∎ Follow the different policy of Cordaid such as HR policy, Financial Management Policy, Code of Conduct, Integrity, Sexual harassment policy, etc.
∎ Organizational Unit: Project based, Field Office
∎ Job's aim: Is responsible for the project implementation.
∎ Aim of the Organizational Unit: Is responsible for capturing project targets and reporting.
∎ Supervisor: Field Operation Coordinator
∎ Supervises: No direct supervisee.
∎ Job location: Shyamnagar Upazila, Satkhira
∎ 1) Job context:
∎ The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has selected a CARE Bangladesh led consortium to implement the project titled ‘Nature Based Adaptation towards Prosperous and Adept Lives & Livelihoods in Bangladesh (NABAPALLAB/ নবপল্লব)’ in two Ecologically Critical Areas (ECA) – Sundarbans and Hakaluki Haor. The other consortium members are CNRS, Cordaid, C3ER-BRAC University, Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK), Friendship, Humanity & Inclusion (HI), iDE, and Practical Action.
∎ FCDO’s NABAPALLAB aims to engage biodiversity and natural resource-dependent communities to strengthen the climate resilience of the ECAs, conserve biodiversity, and at the same time, diversify and improve people's livelihood through innovative nature-based (NBS) and locally led adaptation solutions in the districts of Bagerhat, Satkhira and Khulna in the Sundarbans ECA, and Maulvibazar and Sylhet in Hakaluki Haor.
∎ Cordaid (www.cordiad.org) is a Netherlands based INGO working in Bangladesh since 1972 and throughout the years, Cordaid promoted a climate smart food system for vulnerable communities in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. In the NABAPALLAB project, Cordaid will implement the both off firm and on farm livelihoods interventions in Satkhira district under the Sundarbans ECA areas.
∎ The Senior Technical Officer (Livelihoods ) will report to Field Operation Coordinator of Cordaid, Bangladesh. The overall responsibilities to provide technical support for the capacity building of the Project Officers and Community Supervisor to implement the both on farm and off firm livelihoods related activities through training, coaching, mentoring and monitoring the field activities. He/she will also guide the field team for participatory action plan development for livelihoods development of the selected beneficiaries specifically alternative livelihoods development options for dependent households on Sundarbans. He/she will be also assist the Field Coordinator to introduce the Cordaid and project with different stakeholders and track the achievements of the livelihoods related inputs distribution, training and progress against target.
∎ 2) Result areas and responsibilities
∎ Develop training materials development on different off farm livelihoods options for the targeted beneficiaries.
∎ Training conduction for the capacity building of the Community Supervisor to train the farmers.
∎ Conduct participatory action plan development for sustainable and alternative livelihoods improvement for dependent households on Sundarbans.
∎ Asses the required inputs for income generating activities through consultation with the stakeholders
∎ Prepare the specification of the different inputs and assets for the livelihood’s development.
∎ Orient the staff to select community-based supervisors as per project proposal.
∎ Coordinate with field team to organize project orientation at community level and in beneficiary selection process
∎ Prepare livelihoods related Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) with team and track the progress against plan in regular basis.
∎ Provide follow up monitoring support to field teams and learn project’s implementation challenges being actively present in field.
∎ Coordinate the implementation of blue economy related activities such as seaweed production/halophyte production in collaboration with Agricultural university, BARI (Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute) and other stakeholders.
∎ Prepare Implementation Guidelines (IG) of major interventions under this component such as Blue Economy, On-farm and Off- farm alternative livelihoods.
∎ Establish linkage with organizations active in saline agriculture, blue economy and alternative livelihood for cross learning and capacity building, and to capitalise on opportunities to strengthen the project outcomes.
∎ Assist the communication team to collect photographs and video for project documentation.
∎ Prepare the filed monitoring report and livelihoods related progress report in regular basis
∎ Assist the PMEL & communication team to prepare the documentation and capture the learnings.
∎ Ensure open and transparent communication with stakeholder including consortium staff.
∎ Maintain professional relationship with the stakeholders to establish good team harmony.
∎ 3) Working Conditions:
∎ Working days from Sunday to Thursday with 40 hours per week. This position may require working beyond office hours to attend meetings & other priorities as required by the donor for compliance, annual audit & so on;
∎ As this position is based in the project operation area, at least 70% of the time will be spent on field visits to support the implementation team.
∎ Willingness to ride motorbike for regular field visit.
∎ Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor from time to time.
∎ Follow the different policy of Cordaid such as HR policy, Financial Management Policy, Code of Conduct, Integrity, Sexual harassment policy, etc.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Salary will be competitive compared to other similar INGOs.

Employment Status: Full Time

Job Location: Satkhira (Shyamnagar)

Read Before Apply:

Please submit your application details - CV (no more than 4 pages and cover letter (maximum 1 page) to [email protected] The subject line should be 'Senior Technical Officer -Livelihoods for NABAPALLAB Project ''. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for the interview.

Cordaid is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.



Apply Procedure:

Email your CV:
∎ Send your CV to the given email [email protected] or Email your CV from My Bdjobs account

Company Information:
∎ Cordaid
∎ House 7, Road 33, Gulshan 1, Dhaka-1212

Address::
∎ House 7, Road 33, Gulshan 1, Dhaka-1212

Application Deadline: 28 Feb 2024

Category: NGO/Development

Source: bdjobs.com

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