Livelihoods and Skills Development Specialist, B-PEMS AugroJatra Climate Change

Livelihoods and Skills Development Specialist, B-PEMS AugroJatra Climate Change

Winrock International


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Job Context

  • GROUP: Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment
  • REPORTS TO: Senior Technical Lead, Climate Change, B-PEMS AugroJatra Climate Change
  • The Livelihoods and Skills Development Specialist will be responsible for the development, implementation, and supervision of all livelihoods and skills development related activities to contribute to building climate resilient agricultural communities in the selected unions under the B-PEMS Augrojatra Climate Change project. Working closely with the Senior Technical Lead-Climate Change, s/he will contribute to achieving the project`s goal and objectives while assisting the project team and the implementing partners to support the adaptation of climate resilient agriculture and aquaculture practices as well as alternative livelihoods by the farming and fishing households.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to livelihoods need assessment, including development of tools in collaboration with the implementing partners and develop plans for climate resilient livelihoods development in selected communities;
  • Work closely with the Senior Technical Lead – Climate Change to identify best practices in climate smart agriculture (CSA), including aquaculture, considering the climate change context and vulnerabilities of the selected communities;
  • Develop training modules on the selected CSA practices and alternative livelihood options in collaboration with the implementing partners, relevant government officials (e.g., Agricultural/Fisheries Extension Officer), and other key stakeholders;
  • Provide technical support to and facilitate training for implementing partners, peer leaders, and village groups on the selected CSA options, selected alternative livelihoods, financial literacy, and life skills development;
  • Support the implementing partners, Disaster Management Committees (DMCs), peer leaders, and village groups to develop and implement the community climate resilience plan;
  • Work closely with the implementing partners and the local government officials to support local and regional service providing agencies to include local adaptation needs in their plans and services;
  • Assist the implementing partners to connect village groups with relevant service providing agencies, private sectors, and other civil society organizations to increase assistance to resilient agriculture and other income generation options;
  • Coordinate with the private sector organizations to increase investment in low-cost adaptive technologies and mobilize resources for sustained livelihoods improvement;
  • Assist the project team in generating an evidence base for advocacy at the national and local levels to integrate the intersection of climate change and human trafficking into plans, policies, and frameworks;
  • Support the implementing partners to ensure all CSA practices, livelihoods, and skills development activities are socially inclusive and gender responsive;
  • Assist the project team and the implementing partners in raising awareness among the village groups about climate change vulnerabilities, disaster response and management, and access to information and proactive planning; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Employment Status


Educational Requirements

  • Five years’ experience with a Master’s degree or higher in development studies, economics, human rights, or other social science.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • At least five years of professional experience in a technical and/or supervisory role implementing livelihoods and skills development programs, especially for climate vulnerable populations;
  • Demonstrated ability to build capacity and provide technical support to NGO partners;
  • Sound technical expertise in capacity building activities including needs assessment, tools and modules development, and facilitation of training;
  • Extensive experience in programming and implementation around livelihoods, community engagement, private sector engagement, and vocational training initiatives;
  • Experience of working successfully with government agencies and employers to promote employment and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable groups;
  • Sound knowledge in entrepreneurship, social safety net, and micro-insurance is preferred; and
  • Experience in working with DMCs and sound knowledge in climate resilience, climate smart agriculture, and disaster risk reduction is preferred.
  • Fluency in Bangla and English;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities under pressure, and attention to detail;
  • Strong management, communication, and negotiation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with teams in a multicultural environment;
  • Willingness to travel regularly within Bangladesh; and
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
  • OTHER:
  • Bangladeshi citizenship or residency with work authorization

Job Location


Job Source Online Job Posting.

Published on: 17 Jun 2023

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Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Job Location: Dhaka

Application Deadline: 30 Jun 2023

Published On

17 Jun 2023

Company Information

Winrock International

Business : Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources.

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