Union Facilitator

Job Description

Title: Union Facilitator

Company Name: Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity (PSKS)

Vacancy: 34

Job Location: Faridpur, Madaripur, Shariatpur

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor degree in any discipline

Experience Requirements:
∎ At most 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ ‘USAID’s Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA)’ funded by USAID, and implemented by CARE Bangladesh, aims to sustainably impact the nutrition and health of women and children in their first 1000 days of life. The activity will strive to achieve its goal by contributing to the areas of Strengthened community health systems to deliver nutrition, family planning, and health services; improving household nutrition and health behaviors; enhancing leadership and governance for improved nutrition; resilience of communities and households to potential nutrition shocks increased.
∎ Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity (PSKS) is a local non-government organization (NGO) was established at village Palashipara of Tentulbaria Union under Gangni Upazila of Meherpur district on February 15, 1970.
∎ PSKS is seeking a professional for the position of Union Facilitator for ‘USAID’s Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA)’ implemented by CARE Bangladesh. As a local implementing partner, the activity will be implemented by PSKS in the Padma Basin of Madaripur Cluster ( Madaripur, Faridpur, and Shariatpur Districts) from October 2023 to September 2027. Note that this requirement will depend on the availability of donor funds.
∎ CARE Bangladesh, a non-profit international development organization, is implementing a five-year-long project, "USAID’s Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA)”. CARE, with its consortium partners icddr,b, mPower, Jhpiego, and Viscom, will implement this project both at national and sub-national levels, and [NGO Name] will work at the local level to execute the field activities under Madaripur Cluster and in the selected upazilas (all unios) of Madaripur, Faridpur, and Shariatpur districts.
∎ Under CNHA, the consortium will work with different departments of the ministries, especially the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) at the national, regional, and local levels, to improve nutrition status by strengthening the community health system and support the effective implementation of the Second National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2). This will work at multiple levels of local government institutions, specifically with the nutrition coordination committees at the district and upazila levels focusing on the community health system and strengthening the Core Team approach and local nutrition-governance mechanisms. The project will facilitate developing solutions emerging from communities, government departments, and the private sector. The CNHA will replicate proven best practices to scale up innovative local governance models for better nutrition by transforming the Union Development Coordination Committee (UDCC) into nutrition outcomes. Digital solutions related to health and Nutrition services are key strategies for improving nutrition. The project intends to impact several of the core challenges selected districts face in the North (Rangpur Cluster), Haor (Kishoreganj Cluster), Padma Basin (Madaripur Cluster), and Coastal Belt (Patuakhali Cluster) of Bangladesh.
∎ PSKS, a local partner of this project, is hiring Union Facilitators for project implementation. The Union Facilitator will be responsible for the overall implementation of project activities in the assigned unions. Under the supervision of the Project Officer, S/he will closely work with government health and family planning service providers, frontline supervisors, and volunteers for timely and quality implementation of planned activities.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Specific Roles and Responsibilities:
∎ Plan, implement, and monitor project activities in the assigned unions as per the guidance of the Project Officer.
∎ Work closely with frontline health and family planning service providers to facilitate the delivery of equitable and quality health and nutrition services, including the introduction of Community Score Card (CSC), mGMP, and other innovative solutions.
∎ Guide volunteers to ensure quality implementation of project activities through providing supportive supervision, on-the-job training, and demonstration.
∎ Facilitate and monitor community mobilization and awareness activities such as household visits, individual/group sessions, support group sessions, etc.
∎ Ensure proper maintenance and documentation of volunteers' work schedules, timesheets, leave, and payments.
∎ Promote an equitable, women-friendly, gender-sensitive work environment.
∎ Facilitate field visits conducted by any CNHA team or donor.
∎ Support data collection (Paper-based and online) as per project need.
∎ Ensure proper record keeping and registration of project participants, required services, and follow-up.
∎ Documentation and preservation of disaggregated intervention records as per MEL plan and DQA standard.
∎ Safety, Security, and Safeguarding:
∎ As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support PSKS 's safety and security-related policies and systems as part of their day-to-day duties and comply, at all times, with safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self–awareness and be aware of the safety – security-related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team, and the organization.
∎ PSKS is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation, abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct, and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people, and adults always. PSKS expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct. This is a high priority to ensure that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at most 35 years
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ May be relaxed for candidates with higher experiences.
∎ Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
∎ Program facilitation, presentation skill in MS Word and MS Power Point.
∎ Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
∎ Good presentation skills.
∎ Able to use digital platforms.
∎ Minimum 3 years of working experience in community mobilization, field facilitation, and SBC activities, preferably in the field of health, family planning, and nutrition.
∎ Experience in data collection using paper-based and digital tools/applications.
∎ Commitment to promote Gender, Equity, and Diversity Inclusion (GEDI) related concepts, ideas, and best practices.

Salary: Tk. 22000 (Monthly)

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 2 Oct 2023

Company Information:
∎ 27 Sep 2023
∎ Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity (PSKS)
∎ Address : Vill: Bashbaria, PO: Gangni, Post Code: 7110, Upazila: Gangni, Dist: Meherpur
∎ Web : www.psks-gm.org
∎ Business : The organization (Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity) was established by some youths of village Palashipara of Tentulbaria Union under Gangni Upazila of Meherpur District on 15 February 1970 in order to enhance the quality of life of the underprivileged people in the community.

Category: NGO/Development

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Source: bdjobs.com

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