Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Senior Trainer (Governance & Advocacy) under SCOPE Project

Position: Senior Trainer (Governance & Advocacy) under SCOPE Project   
No. of Vacancies :  01
Job Nature: Full-time
Salary Range: TK. 21200
Other Benefits: As per RDRS policy.
Job Location: Rangpur    
Application Deadline: July 03, 2013

Job Description / Responsibility
  • RDRS Bangladesh in partnership with European Union, Church of Sweden and Dan Church Aid is going to implement 4 years long, Governance related project named 'Strengthening Community Based Organizations for Pro-poor Democratic Governance' (SCOPE) in Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Rangpur and Nilphamari districts. The project aims for improving governance situation at Union Parishods with activating local Community Based Organizations (CBO/Federation) as pressure group.
  • The main responsibilities of Senior Trainer (Governance and Advocacy) will be as follows:
  • Attend federation meetings (EC, GC, AGM, Planning, etc) for sharing and understanding governance level, practice and participation of general members;
  • Guide Federation Information Advocacy Unit to perform RBA related activities in the interest of poor people;
  • Discuss with federation leaders, information cells management committees to identify their problems with root causes and assist to overcome those problems through advocacy & networking;
  • Selecting issues, develop papers and facilitate workshop, orientation, campaign, gathering, day observance, exchange/ exposure visit etc.;
  • Facilitate different meeting/ orientation for different networking tires, meeting for Federation network leaders on conflict management; governance, advocacy & networking related issues;
  • Provide technical support to Senior Social Development Officers for effective, advocacy and networking with UP on ensuring community participation;
  • Attend & observe ward level meeting, planning session, review session, open day, social audit and others to understand governance level; practice; and constraints if any and recommend overcoming;
  • Facilitate meeting/ trainings and workshop on governance, advocacy & network related issues for Union Parishods;
  • Provide technical support for liaison and network with duty bearers, local government representatives, civil society, indigenous leaders, religious leaders, CBO leaders, Human rights defenders for establishing poor people’s rights;
  • Assist Senior Social Development Officers through regular and timely sharing of field-findings to minimize the constraints/ barriers to project operation;
  • Monitor press and other mass media for collecting data and produce printing and audiovisual material and disseminate;
  • Maintain working relation with print & electronic media for information dissemination in favor of vulnerable people;
  • Facilitate press conference, training for press people, Federation fair, Human Chain, Rally, etc for ensuring poor people’s rights;
  • Work closely with the Project Coordinator/ Assistant Project Coordinator to setup systems to surface topics of interest on a regular basis emerging from the field;
  • Attend in RDRS Meetings with updated information’s;
  • Attend in different meeting (other than RDRS) if deemed by the management;
  • Coordinate with RDRS Program Coordinator/ Program Managers (FC) for mutual interest;
  • Maintain organizational regulations and implement it at his/her jurisdiction;
  • Prepare quarterly report, annual report and other reports as per requirement;
  • Prepare monthly work plan upon consultation with the supervisors and post activity report against plan;
  • S/he will carry out any other responsibilities assigned by the senior management as required by the project or organization.
Educational Requirements
  • Masters in any discipline

Experience Requirements
  • Minimum 2 year(s)

Additional Job Requirements
  • Age below or equal to 35 year(s)
  • At least 2 years working experience in development sector.
  • Good interpersonal skills and relationship with others and communication skills;
  • Excellent presentation and Facilitation skill
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work under stressful situation and meet deadlines.
  • Willing to travel extensively within the RDRS operational area and beyond.
  • Motorcycle driving with valid license is a must.
How to apply:

Send your CV to


Qualified applicants are requested to apply to the Head of HR, RDRS Bangladesh, Radhaballav, Jail Road, Rangpur with detailed CV including contact telephone/ cell phone number, 3 copies of recent passport size photographs, copies of all certificates, national ID card, a bank draft/ pay order of Tk.100 as non refundable commitment fee in favor of RDRS Bangladesh drawn on Sonali Bank in Rangpur.
Applicants are requested to write the name of position applied for on the envelope and the email subject line must contain the title of the post applied for.

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview. Any persuasion will disqualify candidature.
Women are especially encouraged to apply. RDRS is a non smoking working environment.

Applicant must enclose his/her Photograph with CV.

Company Information
RDRS Bangladesh
Address : RDRS Bangladesh, Jail Road, Radhaballav, Rangpur-5400
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Business : RDRS Bangladesh is a national development NGO works for rural development by empowering the rural poor in northwest Bangladesh. RDRS was formally established as the Bangladesh field programme of the Geneva-based Lutheran World Federation/Department for World Service (LWF/DWS) on 8 February 1972. Its development aim is to achieve sustainable increases in their living standards. With this aim, RDRS enables those who participate in its programme to gain the necessary skills, understanding, confidence, institutions and services; and ensure that the rural communities have the necessary economic, social and environmental resources. RDRS employees approximate 3,000 staff and works with a further approximately 3,000 volunteers and daily paid workers. The vast majority of staff are in field positions, with specialist sectoral and support units in Rangpur and Dhaka.

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