Vacancy no.: DC/Dhaka/ NO/2022/10
Publication date: 27 October 2022
Application deadline (midnight local time): 12 November 2022
Job ID: 10169
Department: RO-Asia and the Pacific
Organization Unit: CO-Dhaka
Location: Cox's Bazar
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract duration: 12 Months (Renewable)
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The ILO Country Office for Bangladesh is anticipating launching a project to enhance the economic opportunities for the people of Cox’s Bazar through skills and livelihood programmes.
The envisioned project aims to economically empower the NEET youth, women, persons with disabilities, indigenous and religious minorities, and other vulnerable groups in the Cox’s Bazar district through gender-sensitive environment-friendly market-relevant skills development linked to the creation of employment and self-employment opportunities in priority and growth sectors such as tourism, construction, agri-business, and other relevant emerging industry sectors.
The project interventions aim to improve resilience and self-reliance and enhance the economic empowerment of vulnerable women and youth
in Cox’s Bazar, ensuring employment and decent work. It will provide support through skills and entrepreneurship development for the vulnerable group using ILO tools and methodologies.
The project adopts a leaving no one behind strategy by identifying challenges all persons - particularly women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and persons with disabilities - are facing to access and benefit equally from the services; adopting targeted measures to tackle them; and involving beneficiaries in the design, implementation, and review of interventions. This project will also involve multi-level stakeholders relevant to the skills development and employment generation in the target areas, creating a sustainable ecosystem for women to utilize their potential through the project.
The incumbent will provide technical support and guidance to the project team and partners, including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Industry Associations, Business Development Services (BDS), workers, MSMEs to implement the enterprise development and value chain development related activities of the project in the Cox’s Bazar district.
The incumbent will contribute to the design and delivery of market-driven quality-assured skills development programme in cooperation with the local public and private training providers, employers, and workers' organisations. S/he will provide technical support to the project team and partners.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Director of ILO Country Office, Chief technical Adviser and direct supervision of the Project Manager, Programme Officer (Skills Development) will contribute to the implementation of the project in the areas of skills related component of the project. S/he needs to work closely with the members of the project team of ILO, partners organisations, TVET institutions, private sectors, industry associations and ILO constituents.
First level university degree in education, TVET, economics, development studies or social sciences.
At least three years of experience in skills development, crisis response work and extensive project management and implementation capacity. Field experience in community-based training, workforce development, skills training, and enterprise development.
Excellent command of English and Bengali.
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