Knowledge Management & Communication Associate – NPSA 6 (LOGIC Project) , UNCDF , Dhaka

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Job Summary: Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC) is a multi-donor collaborative initiative of GoB, UNDP, UNCDF, the European Union (EU), Sweden and Denmark.  It aims to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities, Local Government Institutions and civil society organizations for planning and financing climate change adaptation solutions in selected climate-vulnerable areas. This project was initially designed for 4 years and based on an independent assessment and success of initial results; the project was extended up to June 30, 2023, for 2 years. To sustain the results and scale up the LoGIC model nationally to innovate and institutionalize the climate financing model across Bangladesh the development partners signed an agreement to extend the project for two years from June 2023 to June 2025, also extended the project working area in two districts of the Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT), Rangamati and Bandarban. The local Government Division is the implementing lead of the project in partnership with UNDP-UNCDF and UNCDF.

LoGIC will support the most vulnerable 500,000 households based in hard-to-reach areas in 94 unions of 29 Upazila in 9 districts of Bangladesh. By achieving the objectives and results, the project will contribute to the reduction of poverty and climate vulnerability in Bangladesh. During the two-year bridging/extension phase a project proposal to be designed to submit to Green Climate Fund (GCF) in close collaboration with National Designated Authority (NDA) to harness the international funding for scaling up the model nationwide and to all climate stress areas.

• The main objective of the LoGIC project is to improve and inclusive local-level planning and a strengthened financing mechanism for community-based climate change adaptation solutions through local governments.

• The project will address the climate change impact in Bangladesh and intends to enhance the capacity of vulnerable communities, LGI and CSOs for planning and financing climate change adaptation solutions in the selected climate-vulnerable districts in coastal areas, wetlands and flood-prone areas.

UNDP-UNCDF/LoGIC through its proposed intervention keeps the salience of gender, youth, ethnicity, and disability in devising its plan for action without assuming a particular best practice fits all. Women’s roles in piloting and championing locally led solutions, peer learning, and internal reflection for local and national level adaptation are expected to bring highly substantial value from UNDP-UNCDF/LoGIC towards enhancing resilience. LoGIC will foster a generation of new revenue streams for the beneficiaries by the inclusion of private sectors. This will include helping the private sector penetrate through resilient livelihood opportunities like sesame cultivation, edible oil manufacturing and crab cultivation. Private investment in resilience or adaptation does not follow a straightforward mechanism and is dependent upon the Bangladesh context, needing actions at all fronts. For detail, please visit https://logicbd.org/

Working Area of LoGIC Project 

Climate Stress Areas (Hotspots)[1]DistrictUpazilaUnion

Rivers, floodplains, and erosion-prone areas (FPE) Kurigram Char Rajibpur Char Rajibpur, Kodailkati, Mohanganj
Roumari Roumari, Bandabeer, Dantbhanga, Saulmari
Chilmari Ashtamir Char, Raniganj, Thanahat
Haor and flash floods areas (HFF) Sunamganj Tahirpur Dakshin Sreepur, Dakshin Baradal, Uttar Sreepur, Balijhuri
Dirai Bhati Para, Charnar Char, Derai Sarmangal, Rafinagar
Salla Atgaon, Bahara, Habibpur, Sulla
South-western coastal area and Sundarbans

(SWM)

Khulna Koira Dakshin Bedkashi, Koyra, Maheshwaripur, Uttar Bedkashi, Maharajpur
Dacop Banisanta, Pankhali, Kamarkhola, Sutarkhali, Tildanga
Bagerhat Mongla Chandpi, Sundarban, Suniltala, Mithakhali
Sharonkhola Dhansagar, Khontakata, Royenda, SouthKhali
Morelganj Baraikhali, Jiudhara, Morrelganj, Nishan Baria
Barguna Pathorghata Kakchira, Kathaltoli, Nachna Para, Raihanpur
Sadar Badarkhali, Burirchar, Dholua, Naltona
Taltoli Barabagi, Nishanbaria, Sonakata, Pancha Karalia
Patuakhali Rangabali Rangabali, Bara Baisdia, Chhota Baisdia, Char Montaz & Moudubi
Dashmina Char Borhan, Ranagopaldi
Bhola Sadar Dhania, Kachia, Rajapur, Dakkhin Dighaldi
Doulatkhan Uttar Joynagar, Char Khalifa, Saidpur, Dakkhin Joynagar
Borhanuddin Bara Manika
Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) Rangamati Juraichhari Juraichhari Sadar, Banjugi
Belaichhari Farua, Kangrachhari
Langadu Bhasanya Adam, Attarokchata
Barkal Bhushanchara, Shublong
Sadar Shapchhari, Balukhali
Bandarban Sadar Tankabati, Rajbila, Kuhalong
Lama Faitang, Gajalia
Rowangchari Tarachha, Alikhong
Ruma Ghyalanga, Remakri Pransa, Ruma Sadar
Thanchi Remakri, Tindu
4 Hotspots 9 districts 29 Upazilas 94 Unions

Responsibilities:

Knowledge Management Communication Associate will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, and overall guidance of the National Project Director. S/he will also closely work with UNDP-UNCDF operations unit, Programme cluster, local government, non-government and civil society organizations. S/he would be responsible for the following key functions:
  • Review available local climate change information and vulnerability and adaptation assessments and highlight gaps in terms of information, systems or guidance;
  • Capture available local climate change vulnerability and adaptation information and generate knowledge products based on accomplished studies, assessments, surveys, policy dialogues and other tools;
  • Support teams in formulating concrete and results-oriented knowledge management plans;
  • Work proactively with the project team to identify opportunities for capturing and sharing knowledge, and disseminating information about major progress and results;
  • Apply his/her knowledge as well as practical experience in knowledge management concepts and tools, including different media and platforms;
  • Develop TOR for hiring individual/firm and facilitate hiring local and international consultants to carry out planned knowledge management and communication activities;
  • Take necessary actions to disseminate the project results and achievements;
  • Establish functional link with M&E and MIS Officer in knowledge generation and dissemination.
  • Design of different IEC activities and materials for implementation;
  • Facilitate the development and field testing of appropriate messages for climate change awareness-raising and adaptation strategies, communication activities and materials;
  • Capture good practices for producing knowledge products and communications materials;
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

4.      Institutional Arrangement

 

Knowledge Management Communication Associate will work under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, and overall guidance of the National Project Director. S/he will also closely work with UNDP-UNCDF operations unit, Programme cluster, local government, non-government and civil society organizations.

Competencies
Core
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Development Knowledge Generation
  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need
Business Management Communication
  • Ability  to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
Digital & Innovation Digital business analysis
  • Ability to support digital business processes across a range of digital projects, programmes and activities.
Digital & Innovation Story telling
  • Ability to empathise with people’s perceptions, motivations, feelings and mental models and craft narratives to build an emotive argument for change accordingly.
  • Ability to present data, insights or information in compelling ways to mobilise resources, talent or action.
  • Ability to choose media and channels that is fit for purpose to reach specific target audiences
External relations and Advocacy (Communications) Brand & quality management Ability to position a UNDP-UNCDF brand and uphold it to a high level of quality
External relations and Advocacy (Communications) Creative direction and copywriting Ability to creatively communicate concepts in an engaging and simple way

Requirements

Min. Education requirements Secondary Education or completion of High School Diploma is required.

University degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in mass communication & journalism, Development Studies, Business Administration or any other related subject will be given due consideration, but is not a requirement.

Min. years of relevant work experience  Minimum 6 years (with Secondary Education) or 3 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in the field of communication and knowledge management in the development field or corporate or media sector in Bangladesh.

 

Required  skills 
  • At least one year of experience in UN organization as a communication and knowledge management officer is an asset.
  • At least one year of working experience in communication and knowledge management of climate change, environment or disaster risk management is an asset.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • Professional experience in developing and implementing communications plans focusing on climate change, media engagement, community capacity building, advocacy, gender and other cross-cutting issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating content that effectively conveys ideas and experiences for various media formats, including web, print, and audio-visual productions.
Required Language(s) 
  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required.
REQUIRED EDUCATION: High School Diploma
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day
EXPERIENCE IN MONTHS: 72
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Dhaka, Bangladesh
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