Bangladesh: Community Engagement Officer

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Internews
Published
August 15, 2019
Location
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Bachelor's
Travel Required?
Occasionally
Base Salary
Not specified

Description

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Community Engagement Officer will support Internews' Communication with Communities, data collection and information management processes in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh under the Advancing Access to Reliable Information project. He/she will help deliver key humanitarian information to the affected communities, as well as collect feedback and data in the Rohingya camps in Ukhiya and Teknaf. On a day-to-day basis he/she will be involved in a wide variety of activities involving training, data management, feedback collection and report creation.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Train Internews Bangladesh staff on Community Engagement practices and activities;
  • Organize and supervise data collection activities in the camp with community correspondents.
  • Organize Focus Group Discussions, and Listener's Groups
  • Provide strategic vision and input in the assessment, design, implementation and evaluation of needs assessments and projects on communicating with communities (CwC).
  • Facilitate all activities undertaken by the team, including needs assessments, multi-agency/sector information campaigns and collective advocacy, through network building in refugee and host communities.
  • Ensure voices from target communities are fed back into projects and policy and advocacy work
  • Under the supervision and in collaboration with the project lead, intermittently assess Internews’ feedback mechanisms and collection activities and recommend any changes based on shifting programming environment
  • Work alongside Gender Officer to ensure marginalized voices are included in project activities, especially women and youth
  • Produce regular updates, summarizing progress, achievements and identifying gaps and challenges covering all activities concerning communications with affected communities. Provide input into Situation Reports and other information products where relevant.
  • Perform other job-related duties as necessary.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 3 years professional experience in community engagement work in the development field. Experience working on USAID-funded projects is highly preferred.
  • Experience providing regular reporting on program activities and achievements
  • Experience working on media development and/or humanitarian programs
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics in the workplace and experience providing technical support to a cross-section of staff and local partners.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla required; Fluency in Chittagonian dialect or Rohingya preferred
  • Significant experience working in CxB, Chittagong or surrounding areas preferred
  • Solid English writing skills
  • Must be self-reliant, resourceful, good problem-solver, good humored, and flexible.
  • Ability to work independently, efficiently and reliably, to a high standard and to deadline.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff.
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, development, or related field or equivalent standard of education

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