Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217

Vacancy Announcement
(Re- Advertisement)

Job title : Community Facilitator
Duration of contract : 1 year
Salary : BDT 31,483 BDT monthly
Number of Post : 04
40 years maximum (age limit will be relaxed in case of potential candidate)
Duty Station : Unions of Fulchari Upazila in Gaibandha District


Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in partnership with Swiss Red Cross is implementing DRM Project Fulchari Upazila in Gaibandha. The project intended to enhance resilience capacity of the people living in the char who are the victims of flood, river erosion and other natural hazards. The major activities have been performed through Disaster Managements Committees (DMCs) in village, Union and Upazila level. In order to perform field activities, BDRCS intended to recruit 4 Community Facilitators who will be based in 4 unions of Fulchari Upazila of Gaibandha.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Tracking the project output and activity budget and plan and organize all types of field activities as per the project operational plan
  • Play a significant role to create community ownership and management.
  • Mobilize community to increase awareness on disaster risks by improving household and community level preparedness and early actions
  • Assist DMCs regular activities (monthly meeting etc.) in order to keep them functioning
  • Planning, mobilizing and monitoring of all kind of construction work related to DRR &WASH initiated by UDMC/VDMC
  • Functioning Village Disaster Management Committee(VDMCs) members & Emergency Response Team (ERTs) members
  • Supervise and monitor field sessions conducted by local volunteers
  • Cross check and validate all beneficiary list prepared by DMCs
  • Assist project Engineer to settle payments of civil work done by DMCs
  • Develop relation with other organisation and community leaders working in the same area
  • Convey all field related information to the line manager related to project design and fine tuning of the activities
  • Establish BDRCS’s positive image by ensuring transparency, accountability and prompt action by supporting vulnerable community people
  • Innovate new ideas those are mostly match with the project context in line with local culture and practice
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager

Required Qualifications

  • University Bachelor degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience (for a highly potential candidate this can be minimized)
  • Good computer skills including MS Office, internet browsing and web-based data collection software
  • Demonstrated experience in community mobilization and event organization
  • Knowledge and skills in participatory planning and learning sharing process
  • Committed to work under pressure and flexible to handle complex situation with limited resources
  • Clear understanding and experience to work with local government structure is desirable
  • Having valid driving license is must.

Personal Qualities:

  • Adhere to the 7 fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement
  • Act at all times in accordance with the Code of Conduct
  • Assist the organization on occasion, in times of national, international, local emergencies or major disasters

If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your application with a complete resume with a cover letter mentioning the name of the position in subject line to before 5.00pm, 20 June 2019

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.
BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.