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Position

Specialist, Social Inclusion; Skills Development Programme (SDP)


Job Description/Responsibilities:

Ensure that the most vulnerable and marginalised populations are represented across all project components of SDP, as direct and indirect beneficiaries and/or staff members. This can include (but are not limited to) indigenous persons; transgender people; and persons with disabilities. Understanding that girls and women tend to experience more marginalisation and increased vulnerability within these groups, emphasis will be placed on female inclusion and in addressing gender inequality
In discussion with all the project leads, s/he will be responsible for supporting the development of and ensuring implementation of the Annual Operation Plan as well as specific action plan and budget for Social Inclusion team, which will feed directly into the programme’s overall work plan
Organise and facilitate interactive training and refresher orientation sessions on Social Inclusion for SDP staff at all levels
Lead post-training follow up field visits to assess the level of sensitisation of staff and share findings with respective teams
Conduct frequent field visits to assess the effectiveness of an inclusive approach and document and share the findings accordingly
Support field operations team in organising and facilitating community level workshops periodically; and document the process
Support the implementation units in conducting local context analyses with a gender and socially inclusive lens
Drive knowledge management initiatives related to Social Inclusion, such as capturing best practices, documenting lessons learnt and organising knowledge sharing meetings and events
Incorporate discussions and activities related to gender and social inclusion into facilitation plans when designing workshops, dialogue sessions etc
Serve as a resource person and mentor programme staff on various socially inclusive initiatives.
Develop and support in designing and printing Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials related to gender, disability and other components of social inclusion

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Requirements

Educational Requirements: Bachelor/Master degree in Gender Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, International Development or any other relevant discipline from any reputed University with all second class/ division or equivalent GPA/ CGPA in academic examinations. No 3rd division/ class or equivalent CGPA is acceptable


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Experience Requirement: Minimum 04 years experience in the relevant fields is required


Additional Requirements:
S/he should have extensive past experience working on projects that involved a significant focus on gender mainstreaming and social inclusion, carrying out Gender and Social Inclusion analyses and the development of action plans to integrate marginalised population across program components.
Commitment to the principles of inclusive approaches to programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of sex, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalised status.
Experience in building capacity of local stakeholders on gender and social inclusion issues
Sound conceptual knowledge on major elements associated with development/NGO management;
Understanding on key development issues in the context of urban and rural Bangladesh;
Excellent team player and proactive in building relationships
An understanding of how social media and interactive communication platforms fit into Behavioural Change Communication and drive the Social Inclusion training and campaign modules and interventions.
Exceptional content generating and editing skills for a diverse range of purposes and formats, including print, online, interactive, and social media.
Excellent in operating Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel) and other relevant applications for the role.
Collaborative team player who is willing to tackle the unexpected, embrace change and work cooperatively in diverse group situations.
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills both in English and Bangla.
Excellent prioritisation, organisational and time management skills as well as the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines by contributing extra hours at work if required.
Judgment, diplomacy, and ability to make decisions based on incomplete and/or complex information.
Exceptional attention to detail with ability to work under pressure in a high volume environment, execute multiple projects while meeting strict deadlines.
Ability to comply with confidentiality expectations specific to sensitive matters or situations as they arise.
Knowledge and sensitisation on gender and diversity issues is mandatory.

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival bonus, Health & Life insurance, Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity and others as per organisation policy

Job Location: Head Office

Last Apply Date: 24/Feb/2019

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