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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 Mobilization Officer (Forestry)

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 Mobilization Officer (Forestry)

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

No. of Vacancy: Need Based

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Project beneficiary selection and preparation of beneficiary socio-economic profile.
  • Identify and engage key community members to establish Climate Change Adaptation Groups (CCAGs) in assigned communities.
  • Facilitate monthly meetings of the CCAGs, ensuring active participation and discussion of climate change challenges, adaptation strategies, and project activities.
  • Empower the CCAG to play a lead role in community mobilization and decision-making related to project implementation.
  • Organize and conduct awareness campaigns and training sessions on climate change impacts, coastal disaster and salinity adaptation and mitigation strategies, and sustainable practices.
  • Work with the CCAGs to identify beneficiaries and participants for various project activities like saline tolerant and mangrove tree plantation, rainwater harvesting, climate resilient housing etc.
  • Provide on-site guidance and support to community members during activity implementation.
  • Promote the adoption of climate-smart practices and sustainable livelihoods within the community.
  • Rapport build-up with local government and community leaders.
  • Encourage positive behavioral change toward water conservation, responsible waste management, and other adaptation strategies.
  • Assist with collecting data on community demographics, livelihoods, climate perceptions, and project impacts.
  • Prepare regular reports on community engagement activities, awareness campaigns, and beneficiary selection processes.
  • Liaise with the Technical Officers and Project Coordinator to ensure efficient data sharing and reporting.
  • 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 Forestry degree.
  • Having 3rd division/class/equivalent CGPA in any examination will incur ineligibility.

Age limit: Maximum 35 years.


  • Minimum 2 years with 1 year of professional experience in the field of climate change adaptation/mitigation, afforestation, and agricultural extension 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:

  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and eagerness to learn about climate change adaptation, community development, and rural outreach are highly valued.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills are essential.
  • Must have a valid motorcycle driving license.

Salary and other admissible benefits.  

  • Gross salary (monthly): BDT 30,000/-
  • 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 600/-
  • Other allowance (monthly): BDT 7,000/- 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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