Mahideb Jubo Somaj Kallayan Somity (MJSKS)

Technical Officer for Agriculture Livelihoods &Resilience (AL&R) (Male &Female)

Apply Eligibility: Inhabitants of Rangpur Division only
Under SHOUHARDO III Program
Funded by: USAID & GOB.
 Supported by: CARE Bangladesh
Job Nature: Full-time

Job Summary

The Technical Officer for Agriculture Livelihoods &Resilience (AL&R) is responsible for capacity building of the FT (AL&R), and providing them on the job support and concerned Community Leaders to better understand the SHOUHARDO III Program goal, purposes, strategies, field modules and guidelines etc., and be able to implement activities in an integrated, qualitative and sustainable manner. S/he will guide the FTs to prepare and implement their work plans. The TO-AL&R will be responsible to link the communities with the relevant government, NGO, UP, UDMC, school and private sector actors. S/he will also make sample checks of the FTs’ works to ensure integration, quality implementation and impact of program activities in the field. Planning activities and setting targets for off farm livelihood and Financial Inclusion. SupportUpazila Coordinator (UC) to prepare yearly, quarterly and bi-monthly/monthly plans (district, upazila, union and villages) for implementation, monitoring activities .Support UC to revise mid-year, quarterly and monthly activity plan. Prepare own work plan. Support FTs and community leaders to prepare work plans ensuring integration and sequencing of activities. Develop yearly Detail Implementation Plan, budget and Implement activities. Coordinate with I&EO& extend support in preparation of environmental management action.  Build FTs and community leader’s capacity to effectively implement and observe progress of activities. Support FLs/Natural Leader and FTs to better understand the program goal, purposes/ sub-purposes, strategies/ approaches interventions and sustainability. Provide training to FTs and FLs on technical areas, integration, quality implementation and observation of progress etc.. Support school teacher to make session plan and conduct the session. Provide on the job support to FLs/NL (accompaniment in field).Support FTs and I&EO in the implementation and management of environmental compliance issues progress. Assure quality of Agriculture Livestock and Resilience interventions. Sample check on FTs actions in adherence to required skills and guidelines .Take necessary steps to improve the skills of FTs, and FLs on the identified areas .Assess effectiveness of the strategies and guidelines and recommend any changes to TMs/ STCs .Ensure environmental compliance through effective sharing with FTs and with the observation and monitoring of field activities. Anticipates, identifies and remedies on-going implementation challenges and necessary adjustments for greater impact. Conducts field visits and identifies challenges .Support FTs and FLs to overcome the day to day challenges. Seek support from UC and CARE TMs/STCs (if required) on issues/challenges identified. Assess effectiveness of the strategies and guidelines and recommend the changes to TMs/STCs.Guide FTs and FLs on the changes/adjustments in strategies and guidelines. Assist FTs and Natural Leaders with facilitation of environmental operational and awareness messages as will be assigned. Identifies and builds internal and external networks necessary for peer, technical, scale up, advocacy, sustainability and other appropriate purposes. Represent in different networks and alliances at UP and Upzlevel. Make effective linkage with Upazila level government and NGO officials, and other relevant actors as appropriate. Provide guidance to FT-A&R to implement Village Entrepreneur Forum (VEF)/Union Entrepreneur Forum (UEF) and form and facilitate meeting of Upazila Entrepreneur Forum (UpzEF) jointly with TO-OF&V.Assist FTs to organize school, UDMC and UDV led event Collect innovative ideas and share with UC, TM & STCs for implementation. Support preparation of quarterly report and ARR reports and prepare weekly field visit findings and actions taken .Plot and prepare success story/case studies and other requirements as appropriate. Support I&EO to provide necessary information, data for preparing QR, ARR and ESR 

Qualifications and other requirements.

Masters/Bachelor (Hons) in Agriculture or any other relevant disciplines with minimum of 5 years relevant working experience. Capacity to operate computer/laptop and write basic reports. Good communication and facilitation capacity .Computer skills. Ability to maintain liaison with the Upazila level government and non-government officials like Upazila Agriculture Officer, Upazila Livestock Officer, Upazila Fisheries Officer, seed dealer, research organization etc. and also elected representatives. Experience in working with the multi-interventions program. Good verbal and written communication skills in English and Bangla.

Should have Motor cycle valid driving license. Place of assignment – respective supervisor Upazila Coordinator and closely works with TO-G&Y, TO-O_LH& FI and TO- AL & Resilience, M&EO, TO-M&E, Finance Officer, Program Officer as well as indirect/directly communication with Program Manager.

Reportable to: Upazila Coordinator, SHOUHARDO III Program

Working Place: Nageswari, Fulbari,Rajarhat,Rajibpur Upazila under Kurigram district.

Salary:  30.075/-

Apply Instruction

Interested candidates are requested to apply with a complete CV with cover letter, Mobile no,   copy of educational certificates, experience certificate, 2 copies of passport size photographs National ID, name and address of two references (whom job in reputable NGOs) Email address & Mobile no, to the following address: Advertiser, Post box no-03, Main Post Office, Kurigram-5600 or mjsks.hrd@gmail.com .  The selected candidate should have to join immediately upon the appointment. Any form of persuasion will be considered as disqualification.  Can apply only the inhabitant of Rangpur division. 

Women are encouraged to apply

Application Deadline: 14 July, 2019.

Company/Organization Information MJSKS 
Address: Post Box: 03, Main Post Office, Kurigram-5600. or email address. mjsks.hrd@gmail.com
Web : www.mjsks.org