Social Accountability and Gender Specialist
Htantabin and Ann Township
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES
The objective of the National Community Driven Development Project, which is being implemented by the Department of Rural Development (DRD), is to enable poor rural communities to benefit from improved access to and use of basic infrastructure and services through a people-centered approach and to enhance the government’s capacity to respond promptly and effectively to an eligible crisis or emergency. This approach will empower villagers to manage and participate in their own development.
Block grants will be allocated through a participatory planning process covering all villages within a village tract. Planning and prioritization of sub-projects will be undertaken by villagers and representative village tract forums.
The project will operate in 15 townships – one in each of the country’s 14 regions and states as well as the union territory. Criteria for the selection of townships are: primarily poverty, with additional criteria being absence of external funding and commitment by regional government to the objectives of the project.
The project outcomes include improved access to community-prioritized services and infrastructure, and enhanced participation of rural populations, including the poor and vulnerable, in the development process. Outputs are along the four main components of the project: (i) community block grants; (ii) capacity development and facilitation; (iii) knowledge and learning; and (iv) implementation support.
Relief International will be implementing this project in Htantabin and Ann Township.
CDD responsibilities and DRD support
Interested candidates should send their cover letter, CV and names of three referees to Relief International at firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver to Relief International, No. 202, U Wisara Road, West Shwegonedine, Bahan Township, Yangon, quoting ‘Social Accountability and Gender Specialist’ – Htantabin and Ann Township” in the subject line. The deadline for submission of applications is until candidate identified. Only short listed candidates will be notified.
Relief International is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. In an effort to improve the gender balance within the organization, qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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