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Community Development Officer


Position: Community Development Officer
Unit: Center for Climate Change and Environmental Health (3CEH)
Reports to: Director of 3CEH
Contract Type: Full-time
Location: Chittagong (BD)
Deadline: April 7, 2024


The Asian University for Women (AUW) is hiring a full-time Community Development Officer. AUW is located in the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, and is a US-style liberal arts and sciences university with a diverse faculty and over 900 students from 19 Asian countries. The university is committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting and has a strong focus on research and scholarly engagement. You can learn more about AUW at

Major Responsibilities:

  • Possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Developing and implementing strategies.
  • You will be working closely with the Coordinator of 3CEH.
  • Attending professional and scientific conferences to stay up-to-date on new grant opportunities and maintain professional communication.
  • Working independently under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Building links with other groups and agencies.
  • Planning, attending, and coordinating training sessions, workshops, meetings, and events.
  • Helping to raise public awareness on issues relevant to the community.
  • Preparing meeting minutes, reports and policy papers.
  • Data collection and leading community-based activities at the field level.
  • Actively participating in the Center’s regular tasks.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a BSc or BA degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.
  • Candidate must have a clear understanding of issues related to Health and Environment.
  • They should also have relevant knowledge and experience in administration, experience with research grants including application requirements, financial processes and compliance with regulations, and technical and financial deliverables.
  • Good knowledge of analytical use, and proficiency in MS Office, especially Word, and Excel.
  • Other essential qualities and skills include excellent time and office management skills, excellent team player skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent skills in critical thinking, and the ability to take initiative.
  • Experience working at the field level regarding rapport building, data collection, community-based activities and awareness building campaign
  • Have flexibility to travel for field activities whenever needed (in and outside the country).

Salary: Attractive.

Compensation & other benefits: According to AUW policy.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, applicants should submit their CV along with a cover letter and the names of at least two references. The cover letter should briefly describe how candidates meet the outlined criteria in the person specification, why the appointment is of interest, and what they believe they can bring to the role. All documents should be sent as a single PDF. The application should be addressed to and the subject line should mention the position applied for. The review of applications will begin immediately, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.