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Community Development Officer
Apply By Jun 20, 2021
Job Description (total positions: 2, posted on: Jun 10, 2021)

Job Purpose: 

The incumbent will be responsible to implement the social mobilization approach of programmes in line with organizational strategy to empower communities in the target areas, especially women and children, so that they are more aware about their entitlements including social, economic and civil rights. The CDO will also support WASH interventions which aim to ensure general communities (especially women and children) in the areas, are able to live in an environment in which their rights are protected


·       Assist in conducting broad based community meetings (BBCM) / stake holders workshop at community level

·       Assist in conducting needs assessment / base line / surveys for data collection in the defined project areas

·       Assist in identification & prioritization of most vulnerable / marginalized villages through PRA tools.

·       Assist in initial contacts & programme introduction of project in the targeted village

·       Formation, revitalization, strengthening of village / community development committees / organizations by ensuring inclusion of all segments of society on sustainable basis.

·       Assist the CDO in signing term of partnership (TOP) with committees (COs/ VOs / LSO).

·       Identification & prioritization of the most pressing needs of the communities through PRA tools (issues prioritization).

·       Conduct regular meetings with community organizations for raising awareness about their entitlement i.e. social, economic & rights.

·       Capacity building of communities in terms of development of new proposals, CMST, LMST / refreshers / exposure visits, advocacy planning and campaigning etc.

·       Motivating the communities for the monthly contribution of  saving schemes

·       Facilitate & support other sectoral leads at ground in need identification / prioritization & verification of the project interventions / activities.

·       Close coordination with male CDO and relevant stake holders working in the project targeted areas.

·       Conducting community awareness sessions i.e. (health and hygiene) and organize various training sessions / workshops / Campaigns / Special Events for the members of local community organizations (social forestry, community participation in development, women in development)

·       Regular follow up and monitoring of project activities & timely reporting of identified gaps with best possible solutions.

·       Facilitate in arrangement of organization / donors visits to project areas.

·       Conduct CO / VO / LSO profiling i.e. collection of primary level data for situation analysis of the communities and compilation of surveys being conducted on various issues in the programme/project area.

Conduct thorough community mobilization process with key advocacy objectives,


·       Assist in preparation of weekly / monthly work plans against PMT (performance measured time frame) by ensuring timely completion of assigned tasks in stipulated time period.

·       Assist in maintenance of hard record that includes field visits reports, CO meeting minutes, beneficiary data, assessment record, distribution record & other documentation.

·       Assist in ensuring appropriate beneficiary’s data collection & screening prior to making any transaction

·       Assist in ensuring proper filling of forms & formats as per desired standard

·       Assist in extending support to MEAL / MIS / Communications staff for gathering desired information.

·       Ensure availability of up to date info in MIS on regular basis with consultation of MIS / M&E.

Close coordination with line manager for effective implementation of project activities.


·       Ensure compliance with organizational’s policies & procedures in true spirit for effective delivery of services to communities.

·       In depth understanding of organizational values and their demonstration in the field while working with communities.

·       Abide by the organizational zero tolerance policy towards bribery & corruption through sensitization / empowerment of communities on coping mechanism so that they can raise voice as & when feel inappropriate.

·       Thorough knowledge of organizational strategic priorities to ensure effective implementation with future sustainability.

·       Assist in identification & documentation of organizational successes for show casing organizational work

·       Facilitate communities in adaptation of environment friendly & cost effective approaches to meet their current as well as future needs with specific attention to climate change.

·       Focused efforts to be made for mainstreaming of marginalized groups i.e. Persons with disability and old age, minorities, Women & children etc in consultation & implementation of project activities at ground.

·       Assist in strengthen mechanism to Influence the decision makers through communities to pay attention towards DRR planning, give voice to suffering and the excluded, highlighting the protection needs of people.

Participation and facilitation in implementation of organizational seasonal programmes & emergency response.

Person Specification

It is essential that the post holder shows a good understanding and sympathy with the organizational values & principles, vision and mission as well as commitment to its SEAH (sexual exploitation abuse and harassment) protocols. We have zero tolerance policy towards SEAH and doesn’t support any action that promote or encourage SEAH.

Required Skills

ERP System, Social Mobilization, IT Skills,

N.G.O./Social Services
Field Operations
Job Type
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
No Preference
Minimum Education
Degree Title
Bachelor / Master Degree in Social Sciences
Career Level
Entry Level
Minimum Experience
Less than 1 Year(Relevant experience 6 months with Master and 1 year with Bachelors or Experience in any other area with 1 year and 6 months with Masters and 2 years with Bachelors)