Community Facilitator

  • Contract
  • Myanmar
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

UNV - United Nations Volunteers

Details

Mission and objectives

UNDP has been providing development assistance to the people of Myanmar since the 1950s. UNDP operated under a restricted mandate from 1993 until 2012 implementing the Human Development Initiative programme which provided assistance directly to communities and individuals for improving their lives and livelihoods. 
In 2013, UNDP began working through two country programmes, and between 2018 and 2020 the focus shifted to direct support to the Myanmar Government. 
Following the military takeover in 2021, UNDP Myanmar pivoted to directly target the extremely vulnerable by meeting their basic needs and supporting community recovery, through the Community First Programme: 2021-2023. 
UNDP Myanmar will expand operations from 57 to 77 townships across Myanmar, including in Rakhine, and areas controlled by SAC, EAOs and those under mixed control.  
We have and extensive presence with 4 field offices covering 11 states and regions, with offices  in Mon State – covering Mon and the southeastern regions including Bago – and Kachin and Shan states. UNDP also has a field office in Rakhine State and a sub-office in northern Rakhine. 
UNDP Myanmar works with an extensive network of local CSO, CBO, grassroots partners and community leaders established by UNDP under the Human Development Initiative which started in 1993. These networks remain operational, and UNDP has been able to quickly connect and deliver support through them despite rapid changes in Myanmar’s political and social landscape. 

Context

Non-family duty station

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Head of Shan Field Office and day to day supervision of Township Coordinator, the UN Community Volunteer will:
• Community mobilization and facilitation effective identification of communities where project activities should be prioritized in keeping with ENCORE’s implementation guidelines
• Support the formation and the associated capacity building and training of the village/village tract project committees
• Engage and coordinate with local authorities, communities’ representative and communities to identify CFW and start up livelihood assistance packages (using ENCORE phase 2 implementation guidelines)
• Facilitate the community consultation for various assessments on vulnerability, capabilities, preparation of community profiles, community work plan and implementation
• Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

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