Youth Conservation Corps Advisor

Job Description

Title: Youth Conservation Corps Advisor

Company Name: US Forest Service Bangladesh Program

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ A Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required, higher degree is preferred, in Education, Management, Development, Natural Resources Management, Psychology, Youth Engagement or related discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Period of Performance: Initially 1 Year; with the possibility of extension
∎ Base Location: Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh with regular travel to field sites
∎ Expected Starting Date: 01 January 2020

Job Responsibilities:
∎ The 'Youth Conservation Corps Advisor' will support the program with duties and responsibilities including, but not be limited to, the following:
∎ YCC Program Management (80%):
∎ Ensure that the component identifies and addresses the needs and interests of donor and that the solutions reflect the strategies and design of the YCC Component.
∎ Oversee component operations and field-based activities to ensure efficient and effective planning and implementation of program activities.
∎ Set direction and coordinate development and execution of YCC work plans that meet YCC component requirements and address the needs of USFS and USAID.
∎ In collaboration with the finance, human resource, administration and operations teams, ensure that field YCC field offices are adequately and efficiently resourced.
∎ With the Project Lead support communication and coordination with USAID and other stakeholders.
∎ Ensure that program activities are compliant with SOPs and Compass policies.
∎ In collaboration with the management team, ensure that timely remedial actions are taken to mitigate risks.
∎ Represent the YCC component or program to USAID missions and at the country levels.
∎ People Management Leadership and Strategic Decision Making (20%):
∎ Supervise component staff and establish clear, specific, measurable performance objectives to staff and hold him /her and team accountable for accomplishing goals.
∎ Delegate effectively, keep employees informed of their performance status, providing timely, specific feedback on strengths and opportunities for improvement so their; employees can grow professionally.
∎ Foster a work environment that conveys a sense of unity and cooperation among staff.
∎ Excel at motivating employees and building constructive work relationships and lead by example.
∎ Focus staff on the most important priorities and facilitate the achievement of goals by eliminating barriers to effectiveness.
∎ Devote efforts and resources to areas and systems that are efficient and add value.
∎ Make decisions carefully and thoughtfully according to the Decentralization and Accountability Model.
∎ Balance long-range needs with short-term demands in establishing priorities and deadlines.

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 7 years of work experience in relevant positions, at least 3-5 years in a supervisory or managerial role in youth development activities.
∎ Prior experience of working with USAID or USG programs/projects is highly preferred.
∎ Experience working with institutional partnerships, program design, and capacity building programs in Bangladesh, preferably in the youth development, natural resource management and forestry fields.
∎ Demonstrated experience in providing expert leadership and guidance across all aspects youth development activities, compliance and legal issues in the programs/projects of non-government or donor agencies are required.
∎ Experience working in the youth development field; especially with vulnerable or marginalized youths in Bangladesh will be preferred.

∎ The benefits and allowances for this position would be in line with Compass policy and guidelines, commensurate with the experience, qualification and previous track-record of the successful applicant.

Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2020

Company Information:
∎ 15 Nov 2020
∎ US Forest Service Bangladesh Program

Category: NGO/Development