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Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) is an organization for sustainable development and NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

Community Development Officer (Civil)

YPSA is going to   implementing a project titled “Resilient Homestead and Livelihood Support to the Vulnerable Coastal People of Bangladesh (RHL) Project supported by PKSF.

Job Title: Community Development Officer (Civil)

Duration: Initially for one year with the possibility of annual renewal up to project periods

No. of Vacancy: Need based

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical expertise and support for constructing and maintaining climate-resilient coastal housing and crab hatchery.
  • Provide technical expertise and support for raising household plinths, constructing houses, rainwater harvesting, and sanitation systems.
  • Prepare detailed technical specifications and identify suitable materials and designs for construction activities.
  • Develop Environmental and Social management plan (ESMP) and disclose the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) package for each Category B Sub-project with the consultation of Technical Officer (Environment and Monitoring).
  • Supervise construction, ensure quality control throughout construction phases, and address technical challenges during implementation.
  • Conduct regular on-site technical inspections and monitor the progress of construction activities.
  • Maintain accurate technical records and prepare comprehensive technical reports for the project.
  • Liaise with partner NGOs, government agencies, and local communities regarding technical aspects of the project and address their concerns.
  • Conduct training sessions for community members on the operation and maintenance of infrastructures.
  • Participate in project planning and budgeting processes, providing technical input and cost estimations.
  • Assist the PC in ensuring quality and timely completion of project deliverables.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by PKSF & IE Management.
  • At least 80% of the time spent on field visits in the project areas

Education, Age and Experience:


  • Minimum Diploma in Civil Engineering degree.
  • Having 3rd division/class/equivalent CGPA in any examination will incur ineligibility.

Age limit: Maximum 35 years.


  • Minimum 3 years with 1 year of professional experience in the field of climate change adaptation/mitigation program, rainwater harvesting, coastal housing, and infrastructure development program is preferable. Experience in climate change adaptation or mitigation projects funded by PKSF or GCF will get preference.
  • Work experience with government agencies, partner organizations of PKSF, international development partners, and coastal communities in Bangladesh is an asset.

Other Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of climate change adaptation, mitigation, and salinity intrusion management in the context of Bangladesh, particularly the coastal region.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or other relevant engineering software is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Bengali languages is essential.
  • Must have a valid motorcycle driving license.

Salary and other admissible benefits.  

  • Gross salary (monthly): BDT 40,000/-
  • Religious festival bonus (yearly): 100% of a monthly gross salary.
  • Bangla New Year allowance (yearly): 10% of a monthly gross salary.
  • Phone bill allowance (monthly): BDT 700/-
  • Other allowance (monthly): BDT 9,000/- per month for motorcycle rent, fuel, and maintenance.

Job location: Ramu in Coxs Bazar

If you are interested and competent for this position and have the required qualifications and experience, apply through bdjobs Apply Online on or before 31/03/2024.

YPSA is an equal opportunity employer and is sensitive to child protection and gender. Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion or lobby will be treated as a disqualification for an applicant. Smokers are discouraged from applying for the position.


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