Cluster Coordinator – Civic Engagement (CE)


Posted on January 4, 2021


Job Context

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is inviting applications from Bangladeshi Nationals for the position of Cluster Coordinator – CE, to be recruited initially for the period up to December 2021, and subsequently for additional five years’ subject to due completion of the necessary approval processes. This is a field-based position reportable to Coordinator- CE. Upon joining, the incumbent will be regarded as a member of the team for TIB’s core project, BIBEC (Building Integrity Blocks for Effective Change), and from January 2022 for PACTA (Participatory Action against Corruption: Towards Transparency and Accountability), the new core project.


Responsibilities

1. Plan and coordinate implementation of civic engagement programme for the designated geographic cluster consisting of several areas (districts and sub-districts) and working closely with Area Coordinators and Committees of Concerned Citizens’ (CCC) and Youth Engagement and Support (YES) groups involved with TIB on a voluntary basis;
2. Supervise and monitor the process of mobilization and coordination of CCC and YES in the transformation of on-going civic engagement programming in line with the goals and objectives of the relevant project;
3. Oversee the stakeholder mapping activity in the relevant areas of the cluster to facilitate the formation and mobilization of CCC/YES and Active Community Groups (ACGs);
4. Oversee and facilitate institution mapping at the local level to capture in detail locations where public services are delivered at the district/sub-districts levels);
5. Provide strategic guidance and active support to the Area Coordinators of the cluster as well as CCC and YES to mobilize Active Citizens’ Group (ACG) at the relevant district and sub-district levels to conduct regular community monitoring to identify governance challenges and engage for corrective action in selected sectors, namely, social protection, health, education, land, environment, and construction;

6. Oversee and monitor the work of the Area Coordinators, and offer to mentor where and when necessary.
7. Oversee and regularly monitor the quality of community monitoring in selected sectors by ACGs;
8. Ensure the systematic use of specialized digital tool or App at all stages of the monitoring process.
9. Provide technical support to field operations including organizing and leading on training/orientations on selected issues for CCCs, YES and ACGs and on various aspects of project implementation including the use and application of Apps;
10. Assess progress of monthly Community Action meetings with ACG, coordination meetings (CCC-YES-ACG), review the advocacy plans, participate and/or help engage with relevant authorities as appropriate;
11. Design and develop various means/activities of engaging the core actors and citizens in the anti-corruption social movement

12. Effective coordination and communication with the government and other stakeholders of the cluster including media, NGOs, CBOs, CSOs, professionals, youth fora/groups, community clubs, local women’s groups, etc;
13. Oversee and coordinate the work of random monitors and integration of risks/ issues identified by them in selected sectors in the advocacy plan and execution of the same accordingly;
14. Coordinate and provide strategic guidance to the training/orientation of CCC/YES/ACG on Anti-corruption social movement, National Integrity Strategy (NIS), SDGs, human rights, gender issues including safeguarding against harassment and bullying, etc among others; Provide such training/orientation for stakeholders as and when necessary;
15. Monitor and supervise regular project activities in the cluster and provide technical advice for ensuring effective and quality implementation of the project ;
16. Provide substantive inputs to programme assessments and ensure that proper documentation of results, challenges and lessons learnt are made and reported;

17. Collate and analyse local level policy issues for advocacy aimed at developing local-national linkage;
18. Undertake frequent field visits to CCCs in the concerned cluster to monitor progress, guide and advice Area Coordinators, engage with CCC/YES/ACG to gather spontaneous feedback and troubleshoot, if necessary;
19. Develop a strategic partnership among the key anti-corruption stakeholders for collective advocacy;
20. Represent the organisation in different stakeholder meetings/platforms as/when/where relevant and/or necessary;
21. Perform any other duties as and when necessary and assigned by the management.

Special Instruction


Academic Qualification

• Applicants must have a Master’s degree in a subject of Social Science or in any discipline related to governance and development;
• Candidates with a 3rd Division/Class or a CGPA of less than 2.5 on a scale of 4 and 3 on a scale of 5 at any stage of academic life need not apply;

Other Qualification

• Must have minimum 6 years of relevant experience, of which 3 must be in the supervisory capacity of multiple areas/units of field operations of participatory project implementation involving citizens, preferably youth engagement, training, facilitation skills and mentoring skills.
• Expertise and experience in social mobilization and team-building for engagement and participatory campaigns for social change and understanding of anti-corruption social movement.

Training Courses


Professional Certification


Area of Experience

Social mobilization, Civic engagement, Social accountibility tools, Advocacy and networking both at national and local level, Participatory campaigns for social change involving volunteers particularly youth, Supervisory capacity of multiple areas/units of field operations of participatory project implementation

Skills

Leadership, Team-building, Monitoring and supervisory, Communication, Staff management capacity, Governance, Problem solving, Anti-corruption, Project Management, Advocacy and networking both at national and local level, Capacity of Campaign, Crisis management, Computer knowledge functional in MS Word Excel PPT etc., Citizen engagement particularly youth, Understanding on local level stakeholders and dynamics


Additional Requirement

• Experience in app-based community monitoring will be given preference;
• The ideal candidate should have strong leadership qualities, supervisory skill sound communication skills and staff management capacity. S/he must be comfortable working with people of diverse age-groups and from various social, economic and professional backgrounds
• Candidates must have excellent skills of communication, both oral and written, in Bangla and English and robust computer knowledge, functional in MS Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
• Experience in an anti-corruption organization will be an added advantage.

Gross Salary

109250

Additional salary Info

Level – L 3, Gross Salary 1,09,250.00 per month plus other benefits as per relevant rules of TIB. Income tax is payable by TIB staff, deductible at source.

Other Benefits

Annual performance-based increment, Cost of living adjustment, Contributory provident fund, Gratuity, Festival allowance and Insurance etc.
 
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  • 18 Jan 2021
  • 5
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  • 6 years
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