UNDP Volunteering Program in Bangladesh : Community Organizer


Minimum age: 18 years old. Applicants must be local residents in the community of assignment.

Under the overall supervision, control and guidance of the Town Manager and with direct day-to-day supervision by the Infrastructure & Housing Experts of NUPRP and Close collaboration with Slum Development Officer/Town Planner of Municipality/City Corporation the National UNV Community Organizer will undertake the following but not limited to tasks:

  1. Assist Implementation of Settlement Improvement Fund
  • Assist CDC to preparation of SIF community contract.
  • Effective communication with CDC, Cluster and Infrastructure & Housing Expert/ Engineer to prepare the community contract.
  • To assist the community organization to effective communication with the vendor or supplier during the SIF community contract implementation.
  • To ensure that the SIF contract will implement as per the approved design and proposal with quality control.
  • Formation the Community purchase committee and provide training to increase the capacity of Community purchase committee.
  • Assist the community to need based survey, progress monitoring for the infrastructure and house to house survey etc.
  • To assist the I&H Expert for planning, implementation and progress monitoring for the SIF infrastructure.
  • Assist to coordination with Community purchase committee and Social audit committee
  • Assist the community to operation and maintenance the infrastructure properly
  1. Organized the Poor and Extreme Poor urban community & Conduct capacity building activities for Community Organizations
  • Facilitate Federation/Clusters/CDCs to conduct their regular monthly meeting
  • Facilitate capacity building training, Meeting, workshop or Seminar for the CDCs/Clusters/ Federation leaders, Social Audit Committees, Purchase Committees and elected representatives.
  • Organize exchange/Learning visits for community members, Local Government representatives
  • Form Social Audit Committee (SAC) and conduct capacity building training and orientation
  • Form Community Purchase Committee (PC) and conduct their capacity building training and orientation
  1. Assist to capacity building
  • Facilitate Community Mobilisation activities and develop community organizations at urban poor settlement areas in the city
  • Support in identification of urban poor communities and extremely poor groups
  • Facilitate the preparation of Community Action Plans (CAP) by the community organizations and ensure CAP report
  • Prepare community mobilization report in the prescribed formats and submit to supervisor and update the report periodically.
  1. Facilitate Savings & Credit operation activities with urban poor peoples into his/her assigned areas to improve their capacity
  • Facilitate the development and monitoring of savings and credit groups in the community in accordance with project guidelines
  • Support Community Organizations to resolve community conflicts regarding Savings & Credit activities
  • Facilitate CDCs, Clusters/Federation to conduct Annual Profit calculation of Savings & Credit operation and its proper distribution & management
  1. Facilitate effective implementation of Socio Economic Fund (SEF) grants and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)
  • Orient CDCs/Clusters leaders to establish selection criteria and identify interested beneficiaries for SEF grants
  • Facilitate in preparing socio-economic development contracts for poverty reduction by the communities
  • Support to Community Facilitator to planning and implementing awareness session regarding Nutrition and Stop Early Marriage and Violence Against Women & Girls (VAWG).

  1. Facilitate proper implementation of Nutrition activities at urban poor communities
  • Support in identification of Nutrition target groups (i.e. Pregnant women, Lactating mother,
  • Facilitate the process to provide conditional nutrition grants support for under 2 children
  1. Organize and facilitate assessment, monitoring and Evaluation with urban poor peoples at city level
  • Support in urban poverty assessment, CCVA , study and research initiated by the programme at city/town
  • Support in outreach and data collection of PG members registration process
  • Facilitate the preparation of participatory urban appraisal surveys with the communities to determine the socio-economic and climate resilient development needs of the poor communities
  1. Maintain effective communication, coordination with programme beneficiaries and others key stakeholders under the programme at city level
  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with project staffs, Councilors, LGIs officials and others key stakeholders of the project and provide need base support.
 Secondary education

Minimum Higher Secondary Certification (HSC) or equivalent. Bachelors’ Degree in relevant field is preferable. A minimum of 3 (three) years of similar experiences.

 36 Months
  • At least three years of relevant experiences in urban community development or urban poverty reduction programmes
  • Experience in working with local communities, society partners, municipal government officials.
  • Demonstrate working experience in the field of community mobilization, settlement improvement, socio economic development, training and capacity development.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Bengali(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
 Capacity building of non-governmental organizations, Community participation and development, Other civil society or community development experience
  • Training
  • Capacity Building
  • Small Infrastructure Design and Planning
  • Coordination
  • Budget preparation
  • Report writing

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of
your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly,
select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at
and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.
This is National UN community Volunteer Specialist assignment, therefore only nationals of (Bangladesh) and legal residents in (Bangladesh) with the
status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.