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Job Opportunity

Vacancy announcement

Last date of submission: 13 June 2015

YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) is a registered social development organization working in greater Chittagong division including Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) since 1985 (International Youth Year). YPSA is implementing component 2 ‘Alternative livelihood to support forest communities (ALSFC)’ of Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project’ financed by the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF) managed by the World Bank as a partner of Arannayk Foundation. Under the project, YPSA is working with forest dependent communities in 16 Upazillas under Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar Districts.

Job Title: Community Organizer (CO)

No. of vacancy: 02

Job description/Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate Forest Dependent Groups (FDGs) and FDGs union Federation etc.
  • Awareness raising and motivational work for FDGs to reduce forest dependency and contribute to Forest protection and biodiversity conservation.
  • Maintain close collaboration and coordination with local Forest Department officials.
  • Assist FDGs to identify and implement appropriate IGAs, support them business planning, facilitate adaptation of tested cropping patters etc.
  • Ensure update of group records (resolution register, saving pass book and loan register and cash book)
  • Mobilization communities.
  • Facilitate targeted beneficiaries for capacity building on leadership, group management and accounts keeping.
  • Perform other duties related to the project assigned by the line manager.

Educational Requirements:  Graduate in any discipline or Diploma in Forestry or Diploma in Agriculture.

Experience Requirement:

Having any experience on community mobilization or livelihood program will be advantage for the applicant.

Additional Job Requirement:

  • Minimum 1/2 years experience in relevant field in any NGO.
  • Good facilitation and social mobilization skill and good orientation on community lead approach.
  • Having mentality to stay at Union level in coastal areas and willingness to work with extreme poor.
  • Willingness to ride By-Cycle.

Salary and benefit: Consolidated monthly salary is BDT 9,000/- with other admissible benefits as per project provision and organizational policy.

Job Level: Entry

Job location:  Sandwip and Mirsarai Upazila under the Chittagong district.

If you think that your are competent for the position having required qualification and experience, please send your CV with a cover letter, along with two copies of recent passport size photographs, name of two references with cell/phone no. and email ID, Photocopy of all certificate, experience & related certificates/documents, National ID (voter ID) on or before 13/06/2015 to The Chief Executive, YPSA, House # F10 (P), Road # 13, Block # B, Chandgaon R/A, Chittagong- 4212. Please mark position name on top of the envelope.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any persuasions and lobby will be treated as disqualified for an applicant. The smokers are discouraged to apply for the position.

YPSA Human Resource Management and Development Department

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