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United Nations Development Programme UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Project Team by coordinating and facilitating consultations and dialogues with governmental and non-governmental actors, host communities, forums, and project partners in Ukhiya and Teknaf.
  • Maintain regular communication and advocacy with host community leaders such as the Community Policing Forums (CPF), Mediators Forum, Union Legal Aid Committees, Upazila and Union administration, as well as other local stakeholders and beneficiaries. Identify needs and provide technical input for designing field-level activities for the communities.
  • Assist in the planning and budgeting of field-level activities aligned with the project’s annual plan.
  • Contribute to the planning and implementation of workshops, training sessions, consultations, awareness-raising campaigns, and other community outreach initiatives for local mediators, UP representatives, students, youths, and host communities in Ukhiya and Teknaf.

  • Provide technical support in designing and producing outreach content, including awareness-raising content, case studies, success stories, and promotional items for both host and camp communities.
  • Assist the Union Mediators Forum and Union Legal Aid Committee in documenting and managing records for resolved disputes through mediation and case referrals for Government Free Legal Aid Support.
  • Support the project team in preparing beneficiary/stakeholder databases, event reports, meeting minutes, correspondence and other documentation as required by project management.
  • Support in  organizing events for UNDP and donor visits and high-level field missions in Ukhiya and Teknaf.
  • Assist International and National consultants in communication with local representatives, and government officials, organize meetings, and provide support in data collection as required by UNDP management.

 Institutional Arrangement

The ‘Field Assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager – Enhancing Community Safety, Peaceful Coexistence and Access to Justice Project (CSPC), and in close coordination with the Operations unit of UNDP Sub-Office, Cox’s Bazar. The Project Manager will be the contract administrator for the assignment and will supervise the activities, and evaluate her/his performance and approve the deliverables.


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 

Business Management   Monitoring   Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders With regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Administration & Operations 
   Events management   (including national/ international workshop, retreats, trainings, and meetings): Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.

General (across the functions) 
   Event planning and execution   Ability to plan, manage and execute of public and private events to ensure that they support and amplify individual communications and advocacy initiatives, as well as UNDP’s overall brand and mandate.

Administration & Operations 
   Documents and records management   Overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy including storing and archiving

General (across the functions)   Public relations:  Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organization, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are Supported in reaching the public. 
2030 Agenda: Peace   Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions   Community engagement for prevention, response, and social cohesion.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education:

  • Secondary Education or completion of High school diploma is required or
  • University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent field will be given due consideration, but it is not a requirement.

Min. years of relevant Work experience:

  • Minimum 5 years (with secondary education) or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of working experience in community development work, project management, reporting, programme implementation & documentation, budgeting, stakeholder communications and advocacy in the area of community mobilization, informal dispute resolution mechanism, humanitarian or development sector/projects with I/NGOs.

Required skills and competencies:

  • At least 2 (Two) years of experience in working with local-level government and non-government stakeholders – including union parishad elected representatives/local leaders/community policing forum/mediators forum/legal aid actors/police/youths.
  • At least 2 (Two) years of solid experience in conducting and coordinating community activities and events at the grassroots level.
  • At least 2 (Two) years of working experience with donor agency, INGO or NGOs
  • Experience in working with all Microsoft Office programmes

Desired additional skills and competencies:

  •  At least 2 (Two) years of experience in working with local-level government and non-government stakeholders in the areas of community conflict resolution/ADR, peacebuilding and conflict management and legal aid. 
  • At least 2 years of solid experience in partnership building with communities and mobilising communities to organise activities in the areas of community conflict resolution/ADR, peacebuilding and conflict management and legal aid.
  • Experience of working in the Refugee context in Cox’s Bazar will be an advantage. 
  • Previous experience in the same field or related work for a donor organization, or INGO will be an advantage

Required Language(s) (at working level):

  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required.
  • Fluency in the Local Chittagonian language will be given preference

About UNDP

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the lead agency on international development within the United Nations, operating in 170 countries and territories. Its core mission is to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality, and support countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP’s work encompasses a wide range of activities aimed at promoting democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. The organization advocates for transformative change and connects countries to the resources needed to improve people’s lives.

UNDP is committed to capacity development, helping individuals, organizations, and societies to achieve and sustain their own development objectives over time. The organization’s efforts are focused on strengthening new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, and supporting countries’ endeavors to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNDP also administers aid through Country Programmes, which fund projects aimed at attracting investment capital, training skilled employees, and implementing modern technologies. The organization’s work is crucial in advancing the global sustainable development agenda and addressing key development issues.

Why work at UNDP

Working at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offers a unique opportunity to be part of a global organization dedicated to eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, and supporting countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Here are some compelling reasons to consider a career at UNDP:

  • Community of Purpose: Joining UNDP means becoming part of an organization that values input from colleagues, stakeholders, and partners across the UN family. It offers a community of collaboration and mutual care, where people work together with a shared sense of purpose.
  • Next Gen Thinking: UNDP encourages innovative thinking and provides space for creative input. It is a mission that demands and encourages innovative thinking.
  • Learning and Development: UNDP provides opportunities to develop soft, technical, and diplomacy skills through public and private partnerships. It offers a great learning curve and is a great organization to work at.
  • Global Impact: UNDP operates in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It works to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change, presenting a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda.
  • Inclusive Culture: Employees at UNDP are respected and empowered, and the organization strives to make progress on diversity and inclusion every day. It fosters an inclusive culture and values diversity.
  • Advocacy for Change: UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. It works to build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions.

In summary, working at UNDP provides the opportunity to be part of an organization that values collaboration, innovation, and making a positive impact on a global scale.


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