Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

School Facilitator

3 positions, based at various locations under CARE Rangpur/ Khulna Regional Office.

The duration of the proposed contract is up to February 28, 2022.

Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organizations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 95 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE, we put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

Bangladesh has made impressive progress during the MDG period (2000-2015) of improved access to safe water and sanitation. The trend of progress as estimated by Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) for Bangladesh shows that 97% population have gained access to safely managed and basic water services by end of 2015, which was 95% in 2000. In sanitation, 47% gained access to basic services while 22% have access to limited shared services. Still 31% population use unimproved latrine, which was 44% in 2000. Open defecation was reduced from 19% in 2000 to Zero in 2015, which is a great achievement. Though very few people now fetch water from rivers or defecate in fields, the vast majority still live in environments plagued by inadequate WASH that hinder the country’s overall development. WASH is inadequate in the sense that most people rely on rudimentary water and sanitation facilities that cannot be effortlessly accessed or guaranteed safe and sustainable in the long run.

The overall purpose of ‘Implementation of Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS-II) /ASWA-II’ project is to achieve the desired positive public health impact from zero open defecation, use of improved sanitation facilities, safe hygiene behavior and ensuring safety sustainability of safe water through arsenic safe union and water safety communities’ declaration.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  • To achieve zero open defecation and improved WASH practices in five Upazilas under Khulna and Rangpur divisions.
  • To build sustainable arsenic safe drinking water Unions combined with improved KAP in safe WASH and O&M of drinking water provisions through educational intervention.

CARE Bangladesh will implement the ‘Implementation of Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS-II) /ASWA-II’ in five districts under Khulna and Rangpur divisions with the financial support from UNICEF.

The main responsibilities of the School Facilitator (SF) will be to lead the total school sanitation and hygiene sessions with children, school brigades and councils, School Management Committees (SMCs) and primary school teachers. The SF will work closely with DPHE for ensuring the sanitation and hygiene facilities at schools and build the capacity of the SMCs and school teachers. S/he will assist the documentation of case studies and good practices as per the guidance of the project’s senior team and knowledge management partner.       

II.            Responsibilities and Tasks:  
Describe the major responsibilities, principal tasks, competencies and end results for which the position is accountable (try to limit responsibilities to five).  List the responsibilities in the order of importance and state the percentage of time the employee spends on each responsibility during a typical year.
Employees who supervise other regular employees on a continuous basis should have Staff Management as the number one Job Responsibility.  The general rule of thumb for percentage of time for management of others is 5% per direct report.  Example: If a supervisor has six direct reports then at least 30% of his/her job should be allocated to supervising those employees.

Responsibility # 1: Provide support to School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS) and hygiene sessions with children, school brigades and councils, School Management Committees (SMCs) and primary school teachers.

% of Time

  • The School Facilitators, with the health workers, will develop a plan for school-led awareness raising sessions (this will be included in the action plan).
  • S/He will monitor the situation in their communities regarding open defecation and hand washing.
  • Provide key messages to the SMCs, school teachers and students.
  • Arrange folk song sessions as well as day observation at ward and community level as per project plan for awareness raising and information sharing.
  • Ensure hand washing and proper sanitation is widely use in the communities.
  • Provide training on planning, leadership, decision making, fund management, gender equity and diversity etc. for SMC, school teachers, and students.
  • Attend UP monthly coordination meeting.
  • Assist in organizing day events at the UP level.
  • Arrange workshops on building linkage between communities, SMCs, and school teachers.

 

 

25%

Responsibility #2: Provide support to restore hand washing and water sanitation facilities in primary schools.

 

  • Establish fit for school and child-friendly hand washing facilities.
  • Closely work with school teachers to promote hand washing practices in schools.
  • Work with teachers for the sustainability of the practices.
  • S/He will promote the school’s commitment to sustain improved sanitation and hygiene facilities beyond the project through mobilization/allocation of maintenance amounts.
  • Assist the school committee to restore/build properly covered and hygienic latrines in the school premises.

25%

Responsibility #3: Capacity building of school teachers and member of SMCs.

 

  • Train the SMCs: 180 foundation and 180 refresher sessions.
  • Train the school teacher: 90 foundation and 80 refresher sessions.
  • Periodic sessions with school brigades and council regarding the cleaning of school premises, follow-up on hand washing after defecation situation, follow up on ODF.

15%

Responsibility # 4: Assistance in Knowledge and Learning.

 

  • Arrange exposure and learning visits for natural leaders, citizens and Union Parishad.
  • Conduction of SMC and teachers’ self-realization process regarding SLTS.
  • Collect case studies and good practices.
  • Attend and contribute to Reflective Learning Sharing workshops.

    
15%

Responsibility # 5: Support in Monitoring & Evaluation.

 

  • Conduct field sessions for ‘Annual Participatory Impact Assessment’ process in the project area.
  • Support data collection.
  • Support submission of monthly ‘MIS’ sheet.
  • Daily field visit.

   

15%

Responsibility # 6:  Other Ad-hoc Tasks.

    

 Attend personal capacity building events:

  • This can be in the form of training, cross-visits, etc.

Ad-hoc information request:

  • This will be limited as much as possible, but may require attention from time to time.

 

5%
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III.           Reporting:  

WASH Officer/Program Manager, Implementation of Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS-II)/ASWA-II.

IV.          Working Condition:  

Based in Upazilla Office under Rangpur and Khulna Region. Will spend approximately 80% time in the field.

V. Qualification:  
  • At least 3 years of experience of working at grass root level in projects focused WASH, SLTS and CLTS. 
  • Bachelors in relevant field, educational qualification may be relaxed for candidates with extensive relevant experience.

VI.          Core Competencies:   

  • Understanding of development issues and rural context, specifically CLTS and SLTS.
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills.
  • Experience in working with SMCs and in school context.
  • Experience on PRA tools Analysis and CLTS approach is an asset.
  • Good understanding of rural communities, their dynamics, power structure and development issues.
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.
 
Compensation

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving Candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits, etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home on or before February 19, 2019

Note:

  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.