Designation: Associate Coordinator/ Coordinator, Young Bangla

Reports to: Executive Director
Number of Position: 1 (one)

Required Qualification:

  • Post Graduate (from any reputed University) in Development Studies/Sociology/ English/Communication Studies/Development Management and any other area relevant with development programmes/activities;
  • Minimum 5-years’ experience of working in development organisations and/or policy research organisations; Experiences in working for youth development will be considered as an added advantage;
  • Required skills include excellent writing skills both in English and Bangla along with standard level of computer literacy;
  • In addition, essential job specific skills include ability to plan and coordinate programmatic activities aptly, ability to come up with innovative, pragmatic and creative ideas, exceptional interpersonal communication skills including facilitation skills and negotiation skills in leading team members and youth members of Young Bangla network; capacity to provide mentoring and engage young volunteers; and
  • Necessary skills include also ability to be mobile and tenacious, capability to work with multiple stakeholders including public and private sector actors, and aptitude to promote knowledge sharing within organisation and consolidate organisational learning;
  • Proficiency in administrative duties such as work-scheduling, developing informational material, preparing budget and human resource plans are standard skills as desired;

Job Responsibilities

Broad areas

  • Guide team to facilitate Young Bangla Network as a successful platform of young achievers and youth leaders of the country;
  • Steer the programmes of Young Bangla like Vision 2021 Internship, Joy Bangla Youth Award and others;
  • Engage youth with Young Bangla who have voluntary motives for community work, capacities of innovations and entrepreneurial abilities;
  • Showcase the achievements of engaged youth in media and other spheres, as and when necessary; and
  • Craft partnership with government and private sectors to make Young Bangla as an effective youth platform.

Specific areas:

  • Develop, formulate and devise concept papers, strategic notes, and program plans;
  • Evaluate program activities, revise plan and implement it to achieve all objectives;
  • Provide leadership in event management and network communications for Young Bangla platform;
  • Provide strategic and hands-on communication support to Young Bangla network;
  • Assist team members with the maintenance of all social media outlets and online platforms of Young Bangla; 
  • Regular communication with Joy Bangla Youth awardees to facilitate their efforts and initiatives to a larger scale;
  • Plan, manage and augment the scope of Vision 2021 Internship with government and corporate;
  • Provide content support to develop publications and audio visuals of Young Bangla;
  • Enhance partnership with private and public sector entities; and
  • Representing the network/platform - Young Bangla to external audiences, stakeholders and partners;

Salary Range: Taka 75,000 /125,000
Other benefit: As per HR policy of the organization;
Contract period: Initially one year; Probation period: Six months; Job status: Full time;
Office hour: As per HR Policy of the organization;
Workstation: Dhaka with travel outside.

Candidate is requested to apply with full CV (word file), cover letter and photo; on or before May 27, 2018;
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Starting November 2014, Young Bangla has now established itself as one of the premier youth networks and platforms in Bangladesh which helps to identify, recognise and support the young achievers and change makers of Bangladesh. What sets Young Bangla apart is the spread of its network, from the urban to the rural. Young Bangla strives to empower youth to build future leaders who can contribute to local and national development. The long-term mission is to ensure sustainability for youth-led initiatives and dispersal of winning ideas and endeavors.

Young Bangla aims to unlock the potential of youth, give them opportunities to shine, recognize their talents and achievements and help them shape the future of the nation. In order to motivate young individuals and youth-led organizations, Young Bangla gives the Joy Bangla Youth Award since 2015 to its members as a recognition for their outstanding contribution in categories such as community development, social inclusion, research and innovation, and business entrepreneurship. The winners are given comprehensive support in terms of capacity and linkage-building with public and private sectors and expose in print electronic and social media.

Young Bangla has been arranging four-month internship programs, Vision 2021 Internship, for its meritorious members with the government’s ministries and reputed private sector companies. The collaboration with Microsoft Bangladesh is one of the most successful initiatives of Young Bangla. As of now, four inclusive measures have been taken for the winners of the first Joy Bangla Youth Award and Young Bangla members. These are Brand Ambassadorship, Internship, Service Engineers’ Training, and setting up computer labs. Young Bangla collaborates with the government’s ICT Division to set up countrywide computer and language training labs called Sheikh Russell Digital Labs (SRDLs) to develop Information Technology (IT) and foreign language skills among school students.