Women Friendly Space Facilitator
CARE Bangladesh

Career Opportunity


Position: Women Friendly Space Facilitator

                                      This position is open only for Female candidates

Position Title: Women Friendly Space Facilitator under Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project

Number of Positions: 04

Location: Based at Gazipur

Duration: Duration of the contract will be up to March 31, 2022 with high possibility of extension.

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organization, 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 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.

The Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project will support women working in the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector to strengthen their resilience capacities to cope with the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a continuation of the ongoing project “Future of Work for female garment workers in Bangladesh: Action for resilient and secured pathways”. The current phase will provide the foundation for the forthcoming scenario planning for upcoming phase of collective impact initiative. The previous intervention was served a greater number of RMG women workers, children, men and women, supporting them to absorb and recover from the shocks and loses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall goal of the project is to increase resilience of female workers to respond to changing contexts within the workplace and communities. We intended around 11,000 women will have greater capacity to respond to and recover from future and current adverse impact on livelihood. This program is implemented under the program on dignified work which aims to create dignified work for all women. This thematic program implements mutiple projects on capacity building of workers and the entire eco system with in the RMG sector.

Currently CARE is looking for Women Friendly Space Facilitator for its Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project operation for RMG women workers in Gazipur, Savar and Ashulia with assistance targeted at Readymade Garments Workers (RMG). She will be supporting the implementation projects on collective impact in RMG women worker through Safe Space for Women of CARE. She will be responsible for helping RMG women workers more quickly through supporting quality implementation of Collective Impact Project. She will closely work with psychosocial counselor and roving health team of project under the supervision of Project Officer. She will also work with Team Leader and other team members and with other sectors. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing Gender, GBV and protection projects in Collective Impact in RMG project.

II.  Responsibilities and Tasks:  

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Implementation of Women Friendly Space (WFS) based Activities

60%

  • Contributes and assist of quality, timely and effective implementation of WFS based activities involving community and RMG women workers.
  • Conducting / Facilitate 5core session, life skills, educational, and recreational activities for women and girls in the WFS
  • Ensure that WFS activities are conducted in agreement with the WFS rules, guidelines and are culturally appropriate.
  • Provide WFS Attendees with information on the available services at the WFS.
  • Ensure that the WFS is kept in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Ensure / maintain external or internal visit on WFS by maintaining the WFS rules and guidelines.

 

Responsibility # 2: Reporting and documentation

25%

  • Maintain WFS participants Registration and maintain different register/ format as needed for real time monitoring and collection.
  • Track and report on attendance of the different WFS activities
  • Track and report on supply utilization at the WFS
  • Develops work plans and reports of activities
  • Provides weekly, monthly and periodic project reports to the Project officer
  • Identify different issue and prepared report/ Cases study.

 

Responsibility # 4: Coordination and Other Activities

15%

  • Develop network & liaison with other local service provider at community level.
  • Make strong rapport with local stakeholders and local government members.
  • Perform any other duties as and when required.   

 

Responsibility #5: Security

 

  • As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day to day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self – awareness and be aware of the safety – security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.

 

Responsibility # 6: Safeguarding

 

  • CARE Bangladesh is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at all times.  CARE Bangladesh expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct.  We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.

 

 

III.           Reporting:  

The WFS facilitator will directly report to Project officer and keep close contact with other team members (as/if necessary). 

 

IV. Working Condition:  

Based in Gazipur, Savar/ Ashulia

 

Qualifications:  

Education/ Experience/ skill:

  • At least 2 years relevant experience with bachelor degree in social science and other relevant discipline. Candidate have HSC with above 5 years relevant experience also eligible for apply.
  • Women (from communities)
  • Prior experience of taking sessions
  • Good Communication and negotiation Skills
  • Knowledge of the community
  • Experience of community mobilization
  • Experience of RMG sector
  • Accomplish individual and collective assignments given by her supervisor.
  • Have good understanding of women issues and community sensitive issues.
  • Undertake other duties that may be determined by her supervisor.
  • Emotional maturity and stability to resolve conflicts in non-violent way and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Be able to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments
  • Be able to data collect, store & share by electronic device.

VI.          Core Competencies:  

  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles.
  • Demonstrated competency to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner.
  • Ability and willingness to be based in the field.
  • Able to inspire and show empathy to beneficiaries
  • Resilient, flexible and gender sensitive
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Proactive and have the desire to learn and build professional expertise
  • Able to work individual and both in teams
  • Stand for and work in accordance with the CARE principles.
  • 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: https://career.carebangladesh.org/ on or before December 04, 2021. 

Note:

  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, 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.
  • To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.

 

 
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