Technical Expert - Wage Employment

Job Description

Title: Technical Expert - Wage 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-Wage Employment will lead and implement the overall activities related to economic empowerment through skills and wage employment 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, skills development, assessment, certification, wage-employment with follow-up. 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 comprehensive career counselling session to each survivor with the support of social services team to develop their economic empowerment plan;
∎ Ensure timely and high-quality implementation of economic empowerment related activities according to the approved document and plan;
∎ Identify the appropriate skills development program and approaches of skills training based on the local context and needs of the survivors;
∎ Ensure high quality skills development training through engaging expert instructors, provide sufficient training materials, updated curriculum and learning materials, arrange assessment by certified assessors, and certification.
∎ Explore wage-employment opportunities in local and national level job markets based on the skilled graduates' trade/occupations.
∎ Develop partnership with private sectors for their support and resources.
∎ Ensure wage-based employment of each skilled graduate survivor with the support of private sectors in district or national job markets.
∎ Ensure 6-month follow-up support to each employed survivor to retain in the job through counselling, guidance, coaching, etc.
∎ Engage with the employers, sector experts, 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 needed;
∎ 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;
∎ Ability to maintain detailed case-systems for each survivor (i.e. case studies) to make and publish reports, and support the WI program teams with prompt assessment of survivors' contexts;
∎ Provide support to ensure baseline, mid-line, and final evaluations are conducted accurately, considering Winrock International's requirements; and
∎ Other duties, as assigned by the organization.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum three years of relevant working experience in managing economic employment through sustainable wage-employment 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;
∎ Knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks from donor-centric organizations will be an added preference;
∎ Direct working experience with private sector companies for ensuring wage-employment in district and national levels job market to the vulnerable beneficiaries.
∎ Strong understanding of gender and diversity issues;
∎ 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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