Application Ends: 31 August 2022

Job Responsibilities

● Assist in establishing close working relations with Government Officials and other external parties.
● Support coordination meetings as required, including by preparing meetings and background information, drafting minutes and follow-up documentation.
● Manage the flow of information to/from the supervisor and other senior staff; identifies priority matters that need to be urgently addressed by the supervisor.
● Assist in ensuring appropriate links with the Government through the establishment/maintenance of appropriate coordination and information exchange.
● Act on behalf of the supervisor to convey, clarify and explain JAAGOs positions to the Government or other external parties as applicable.
● Act as interpreter during meetings held by the supervisor with senior officials or other external parties.
● Accompany the supervisor and Headquarters visitors to Learning Centers and project sites.
● May be required to coordinate the work of lower-level staff.
● Maintain detailed and accurate record of meetings, including agendas, meeting minutes, and follow-up/action points. Details of the meeting held or canceled should also be maintained.
● Deliver documents to all the interested parties and similarly receive documents from both external and internal parties.
● Ensure that follow-up of document approvals by concerned authorities is done timely and consistently and keep the Project Manager updated as required.
● Ensure that communities at project sites are kept abreast of the project developments and communication channels remain open with the communities.
● Responsible for ensuring all project documents and records are maintained.
● Report to the Project Manager on a daily and weekly basis on community issues and the project’s performance in relation to those issues.
● Keep up with the weekly and daily developments of the project.
● Mediate issues between the community members and the project staff.
● Forward questions about the project from community leaders and residents to appropriate government authorities and the Project Manager.
● Perform other related duties as required.

Skills

● Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction.
● Capable of working with others in a participatory and capacity-building manner.
● Ability to establish and maintain excellent contacts with colleagues, government officials, and community representatives.
● Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people.
● Ability to multi-task and prioritize work schedules.
● Strong community liaison, mobilization and negotiation skills required.
● Working knowledge of MS Office Applications required.
● Fluent in both oral and written English.
● Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment.
● Strong communications skills and ability to work with a team to achieve organizational goals.
● Good negotiation skills and the ability to bring consensus amongst people.

Date Posted

July 18, 2022

Employment Status

Contractual (5 years)

Department

Location

Bandarban

Offered Salary

BDT 40,000

Gender

Anyone

Educational Qualification

Bachelor's Degree in relevant field e.g., Economic/ Development Studies /Social Science.

Experience

● A minimum of 2 years of experience in communication and liaison, interpreting/translation-related fields required. ● Experience working with indigenous people at the national level is a significant advantage. ● Prior field experience at hill districts is desirable.

Benefits

As per Organization Policy

Office Hour

Sunday-Thursday (09.00 AM-5.00 PM)

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Brief description of JAAGO Foundation

JAAGO Foundation is a civil society organization (CSO) working towards education and social mobilization for the underprivileged masses of Bangladesh. Its mission to fight poverty, JAAGO pioneered a Free-of-Cost International Standard School for underprivileged children in remote areas of Bangladesh. JAAGO’s Youth Development Program focuses on national development via the reallocation of skills and resources to foster self – reliance and growth in every young citizen.

JAAGO Foundation is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.