Technical Expert - Self Employment

Job Description

Title: Technical Expert - Self Employment

Company Name: Agrogoti Sangstha and Winrock International

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Satkhira

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Postgraduate/Graduate in Social Sciences/Developmental Studies or any other relevant discipline from a reputed institution;

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Location: Trishmile More, Nagorghata, Tala, Satkhira.
∎ Agrogoti Sangstha, a national NGO, working to empower local communities and institutions to ensure Human Rights and Good Governance for all is inviting applications from qualified and committed professionals for immediate appointment for a development project entitled "ASHSHASH: For Men and Women Who Have Escaped Trafficking in Bangladesh". The main objective of the project is to ensure that "women and men who have escaped trafficking will restore their dignity and wellbeing and become self-sufficient". Furthermore, the four-year-long Phase II of Ashshash will provide comprehensive and personalized packages of service provision to the survivors of human trafficking in Bangladesh and will ensure the prevention of human trafficking.
∎ The Technical Expert, Self-employment will lead and implement the overall activities related to economic empowerment services through entrepreneurship training and business development services for trafficking survivors under the direct oversight of Sustainable Reintegration Partners (SRPs) across the working district of Ashshash project. This includes, but not necessarily limited to, working with the team of SRPs to deliver comprehensive career counselling, soft skills, entrepreneurship training, Business development service (BDS) support for ensuring sustainable Self-employment with follow-ups. The technical expert will also maintain records, contribute to monitoring and evaluation as well as adhere to donor policies and procedures.
∎ Only short-listed candidates will be invited for the physical written exam and viva.
∎ Job duration: 01 December 2023 to 28 February 2027 (39 Months)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Demonstrate complete understanding on the factors and criteria (within local contexts and as per WI's guideline) based on which potential human trafficking survivors will be identified and enrolled with the project;
∎ Ensure timely and high-quality implementation of economic empowerment activities according to the approved document and plan;
∎ Ensure comprehensive career counselling session to each survivor with the support of social services team to develop their economic empowerment plan;
∎ Provide entrepreneurship development training to the selected survivors using Ashshash development training modules;
∎ Develop business plan and ensure business attachment training in the local areas to each survivor.
∎ Provide Business Development Services (BDS) to each survivor, that includes linkage with backward and forward market, linkage with banks offering low interest credits lines and ensuring access to finance, production skills, etc. to develop sustainable enterprise;
∎ Arrange entrepreneurs conference/Trade fair in district and national level engaging establish buyers and others related stakeholders;
∎ Ensure 6-month follow-up support to each employed survivor to retain in the business through counselling, guidance, coaching, etc.
∎ Engage with the employers, sector experts, financial institutions and other private sector stakeholders to devise and facilitate the execution of training and employment in line with program goals;
∎ Demonstrate knowledge and understanding to develop the capacities of local institutions that will provide direct and indirect support-services to the survivors, if need be;
∎ Identify and map opportunities for other forms of income-generation within the working areas, based on the contexts/demands of the areas, and skillsets and qualifications of the survivors;
∎ Demonstrate sensitivity towards the survivor's trafficking contexts, gender-specific issues, and residual trauma, when communicating with the survivors;
∎ Demonstrate the ability to develop close interpersonal relationships with each survivor, in a case-sensitive manner;
∎ Demonstrate the ability to uphold Winrock International's 'Code of Conduct' and 'Do No Harm' policy, whilst working directly with the survivors to ensure their successful reintegration;
∎ Demonstrate the ability to uphold confidentiality of information when working with each survivor;
∎ Ability to support the SRPs and WI Ashshash's program teams with detailed information on each survivor, their contexts, and preferences;
∎ Other duties, as assigned.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum three years of practical experiences in managing economic empowerment through sustainable enterprise development for vulnerable groups/communities at grassroots-levels;
∎ Experience with detailed case management systems and reintegration services for human trafficking survivors, or vulnerable and at-risk groups. Knowledge on case management or management systems from donor-centric organizations will be an added preference;
∎ Experience with entrepreneurship development training, business development services and self-employment support to the vulnerable beneficiaries.
∎ Experience with the detailed documentation of providing social and economic support-services to trafficking survivors or vulnerable and at-risk groups, and detailed reporting mechanisms;
∎ Knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks from donor-centric organizations will be an added preference;
∎ Demonstrate positive attitude and sensitivity to support vulnerable and at-risk groups, and communities;
∎ Strong understanding of gender and diversity issues;
∎ Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills; and
∎ Basic computer proficiency: i.e. MS Office, database management, coordination via email, project-specific management information systems, etc.

Salary: Tk. 28000 (Monthly)

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2023

Company Information:
∎ 18 Nov 2023
∎ Agrogoti Sangstha and Winrock International

Category: NGO/Development



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