Thursday, January 15, 2009

Adviser on Community Empowerment, Gender and Participation -GTZ

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH is a government-owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. On behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GTZ-Bangladesh provides technical cooperation to the Second Urban Governance and Infrastructure Improvement (Sector) Project, UGIIP-2, of the Government of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. GTZ works in partnership with Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of Ministry of Local Government , Rural Development and Cooperatives (MLGRDC). GTZ technical cooperation focuses on the improvement of urban management and promotes socially inclusive cities through participatory and comprehensive urban planning in Pourashavas. It also aims at contributing to the national policy dialogue on good urban governance.

GTZ invites application from highly qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Adviser on Community Empowerment, Gender and Participation”. The duty station is in Dhaka.

A. Core Tasks:

The incumbent shall be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

  • Steer of contents concerning community empowerment, gender and participation.
  • Supervise and coordinate the preparation of relevant resources i.e. manuals, training materials etc and conduct Training of Trainers (TOT) to national counter parts and key stakeholders regarding to this component
  • Prepare and coordinate the process of Gender Action Plans (GAP) and community action plans in selected Pourashavas and take overall responsibilities for the implementation of activities.
  • Coordinate contributions from facilitators as per project requirement and provide necessary guidance and support.
  • Maintenance of an overall good flow of communication and information between all involved institutions, mainly counter partner and GTZ
  • Any other responsibilities assigned to him/her by the Principal Adviser

B. Required Entry Qualifications and Competencies:

Formal Education and Experiences:

  • A university degree in relevant scientific field and a Master Degree in Community development, Gender Studies, women studies, development studies, urban sociology or relevant subject from a reputed university preferably from a foreign university.
  • At least 5 years of professional working and research experience in community mobilization and empowerment, gender and participatory development sector with international development organizations or reputed research organizations/universities.
  • Work record in urban areas and with local authorities as well as at least one year of professional experience in an advisory/research fellow role with an international development organization or with reputed national organization.
  • Thorough knowledge about state-of-the art of national and international tools and methodologies on community mobilization and empowerment, gender empowerment, community and gender participation, participatory decision making and other relevant issues areas in context of Bangladesh.

Other Qualifications:

  • Excellent command of MS-Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Excellent language skill both in English and Bangla in oral and written form to express complex conditions in a comprehensive and easy understandable way.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly experienced in organizing and drawing up concepts for events, training courses and fact-finding missions related to community, gender and participation
  • Independent, highly motivated staff member who is willing to learn, and is open and flexible in an international work context.

Detailed TOR can also be obtained by requesting through e-mail to putting “Request for Detailed TOR for the Position of position name” in the subject line.

We only accept electronic applications. Please send your resume (no more than 05 pages) with two references along with one passport size photograph (scanned), a cover letter describing relevant/specific experience and suitability for the position (no more than 02 pages) to with the subject line “Application for the Position of Name of the Position”. All Applications must be received no later than January 25, 2009. Short listed candidates will be contacted within two weeks of deadline for applications for interviews. No phone calls please. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality.

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