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|[Saved] Bangladesh: Resident Director for Citizen Engagement (Chief of Party): BangladeshClosing date: 2016-11-03Organization: National Democratic Institute Share|
|[Saved] Bangladesh: Programme Director, BangladeshClosing date: 2016-11-16Organization: Concern Worldwide Share|
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|[Saved] Bangladesh: Country Director - BangladeshClosing date: 2016-11-30Organization: Muslim Aid Share|
|[Saved] Bangladesh: Bangladesh - Administrative Coordinator - DhakaClosing date: 2016-12-15Organization: Solidarités International Share|
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Bangladesh: Business Management advisors
Closing date: 2016-11-01Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Voluntary Service Overseas
Closing date: 01 Nov 2016
We are currently recruiting experienced Business volunteers with experience working in a Corporate Organization in various capacities to contribute to reducing poverty in Bangladesh through Economic Empowerment and rights based development in Bangladesh (link: https://www.vsointernational.org/volunteering/where-do-volunteers-work/bangladesh).
This is an amazing opportunity to have a significant impact on developing enterprises and businesses in Bangladesh. Your skills and experience will help create the foundation for these businesses to grow to support some of the country's poorest communities for generations.
If you are an Experienced Finance, Compliance, HR or Business Development Manager this is an opportunity worth pursuing if you can volunteer for four weeks to 24 weeks depending on your interest and type of placement available from October 2016.
How to apply:
Application Email: Please apply with a covering letter and up-to-date CV to: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Bangladesh: Resident Director for Citizen Engagement (Chief of Party): Bangladesh
Closing date: 2016-11-03Application : Apply for the job
Organization: National Democratic Institute
Closing date: 03 Nov 2016
The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks to hire a Resident Director/Chief of Party (COP) to support a forthcoming citizen engagement program in Bangladesh. A commitment of at least three years is expected for this position. Competitive candidates should have demonstrated international experience in managing large scale development projects, designing and implementing citizen engagement projects to enhance citizens' understanding and ability to express the principles and practice of democracy and good governance. The position is based in Dhaka, but requires travel throughout the country.
This position is contingent upon the availability of funding for NDI's programs in Bangladesh and donor approval of key personnel. This position is anticipated to start in March 2017.
Working in Bangladesh since 1988, NDI developed and mentored a core group of reform-minded young MPs who paved the way for news model of cross-party cooperation on public policy issues. The Institute is currently supporting a core group of next-generation leaders to generate public policy recommendations in advance of the next parliamentary elections.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Oversee program design, implementation, and evaluation on programs related to: civic education, citizen engagement, advocacy, building democratic space, and government partnerships;
Manage/oversee local and expatriate staff structure and individual performance, evaluation, promotion/discipline;
Coordinate with domestic and international partners in the implementation of joint programming;
Establish and maintain close working relationships with elected officials, political leaders, government officials and civil society groups in Bangladesh, as well as the US Embassy, USAID, implementing partners, and local/international non-governmental organizations;
Ensure adherence to NDI policies and procedures, as well as donor regulations, ensuring the integrity of all financial transactions;
Report on program activities and political developments in Bangladesh that may affect program outcomes to the Washington, DC-based staff on a regular basis; and
Oversee the development, review and timely submission of program-related materials, including regular reports that measure and evaluate program results.
A minimum of fourteen (14) years of overall experience in the promotion of democracy and good governance; a minimum of ten (10) years of this should be in community development programs, civic engagement/civil society, public administration, institutional development or related technical areas, grants management, and political/civil-sector institutional capacity building; and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience working closely with and supporting local communities in transitional situations; graduate degree preferred;
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and closely with donors, managing and implementing USAID-funded international development programs, and conducting results-oriented program design, strategic planning, and program evaluation;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior political leaders, parliamentarians, civil society organizations and members of the donor and diplomatic community;
Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues; Ability to adjust programmatic activities based on changing political circumstances and in response to needs articulated by local partners and program stakeholders;
Exceptional interpersonal and managerial skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff, U.S. and foreign government personnel, members of donor organizations, funders, and policy-makers;
Proven capacity to meet program goals while managing financial, administrative, and security responsibilities;
Experience managing multiple subawards to local organizations;
Ability to live and work in a challenging political environment; experience working in Asia preferred; and
Working knowledge of Google-based applications such as Drive or other cloud-based online information management systems, and PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Any application without a cover letter will not be considered. Only those applicants under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.
NDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Bangladesh: Programme Director, Bangladesh
Closing date: 2016-11-16Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 16 Nov 2016
Contract Length: 2 years with possibility of extension
Date Needed By:ASAP
Exact Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reports To: Country Director
Responsible For:Heads of Programmes (Char, Haor, Urban and Coastal)
Head of Risk Reduction & Response Unit
Head of Monitoring and Evaluation
Head of Technical Unit
Program Support Officer
Liaises With: Outside Concern the Programme Director will liaise with Local and International NGOs, Donors, Government, UN agencies. Internally the Programme Director will liaises with Systems Director, Country Finance Controller and Desk Officer/Regional Director at HQ level.
Job Purpose:The Programme Director is responsible for providing leadership in the development and management of all the programmes of Concern Worldwide in Bangladesh As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) s/he will contribute to the management of the Country Programme with specific responsibility for programme inception, design, development, implementation, funding, targeting, quality, efficiency and impact.
Lead the process of new programme development and design including preparation of concept notes and proposals.
Take the lead role in conceptualizing, designing and development of new programmes and proposals in line with How Concern Understands Extreme Poverty and securing donor funding for the programmes/projects.
Prepare plans for programme development and work with different programmes teams to deliver highest quality proposal.
Develop effective linkages with Government, donors, strategic networks and partners to ensure Concern s programmes are highly relevant to the wider development and humanitarian context.
Ensure organisational approaches such as equality , risk and vulnerability are addressed and
Ensure all the programmes are designed and implemented with local partners and partnership principles are uphold across the development and emergency programmes.
Ensure a comprehensive funding strategy in place and meet organisational funding targets to effectively support delivery of emergency and development programmes. Including, but not limited to:
Researching and analysing donor funding priorities as well as keeping up to date with currently available funding opportunities and develop the funding strategies analysing funding requirements to meet the organisational target for annual budget set in strategic plan.
Formulation of short, medium and long term funding strategy in consultation with the Senior Management Team and Concern Worldwide headquarter team in Dublin.
Ensuring submission of high quality proposals to meet the funding target set by the organisation
Establish relationship with donors and UN, share Concern s work and explore opportunities of establishing partnership for new programmes.
Strengthen relationship with existing donors and establish new relationship with bilateral, multilateral donors and UN organisations
Review donors strategies and funding priorities to explore opportunities, regularly meet them to share Concern s work and get update on their future plan
Explore opportunities to form consortium to bid for bigger grants.
Provide strategic guidance to the Programme Managers for effective management of ongoing development and emergency programmes
Ensure all programmes deliver results as per donors contracts and organisational quality standard
Coordinate the programme activities across programmes, sectors and approaches; supporting staff and ensuring complementary approaches.
Ensure organisational and programme M&E system is effective and the annual outcome monitoring system effectively functions to measure the changes in programme indicators
Undertake monitoring visits to programme areas and provide feedback to programme head and staff and partners
Ensure programme managers submit high quality donors report and organisational report on time.
Ensure effective financial management of all a programmes including management of donors grants but not limited to;
Ensure optimal use of financial, human and material resources within Concern s work; in a transparent and accountable manner consistent with Concern s systems and procedures; delivering quality results and demonstrating value for money.
Preparation of programme budgets collaboratively with programme and finance staff. Track programme expenditure through monthly management and quarterly financial accounts prepared by the finance department.
Ensure donor grants compliance and high quality donor reports.
Ensure technical support to the programme to improve quality of programme:
Ensure regular reviews of the programmes to analyse strengths and weakness and provide support for improvement.
Guide Technical experts, monitoring evaluation team and advocacy team ensure adequate support to ensure high technical standard and quality in the programme
Ensuring that the Bangladesh programme achieves high standards in terms of design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation through Concern Worldwide s Project Cycle Management System, Core Humanitarian Standard ( CHS), Programme Quality Guidelines and the PM&E Framework.
Provide support to the development and implementation of Concern Bangladesh strategic plan, analysing needs, involving stakeholders, designing strategies and monitoring and evaluating implementation of plan.
Work with Country Director and Senior Management Team to develop the organisation s next Country Strategy Plan through wider consultation and stakeholder engagement
Conduct Annual review of the plan
Ensure all new and current programmes are aligned to the approved strategic plan
As a member of the Senior Management Team, provide effective leadership to the organisation. Including, but not limited to:
Active participation in Senior Management meetings, contributing significantly to decisions on policy and strategic direction.
Ensuring that the policies and strategies of Concern Worldwide are incorporated in our work as well as proposing, updating and implementing changes to existing policies and strategies within Bangladesh programme.
Enabling effective learning and sharing in the organisation, supporting regular dialogue between the programme and the learning and sharing teams.
Education & Qualifications Required:
Masters in social sciences, management, international development or related subjects
At least 8 years experience in a senior management position within a development organisation/NGO. Experience of working overseas will be an added advantage
Proven track record in designing new programmes and writing proposals for securing donor funding
Proven track record of securing funding from different donors
Clear understanding about different donor s priorities, proven capacity to engage in funding negotiation with a wide range of bilateral and multilateral donors.
Experience in strategic management and management including proven experience of overseeing large programmes implemented through partners
Excellent management/leadership experience and managing a diverse team of senior national and international staff
Experience in working with very senior level officials of the Government, Donor and UN bolides
Good conceptual understanding and experience of leading and supporting advocacy work at national level
Ability to identify and analyse problems and recommend solutions
Ability to work under pressure often within strict deadlines
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements:
Strong Leadership Skills and ability to manage change effectively
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong representational skills
Ability to organize and plan effectively
Ability to delegate effectively, motivate and develop senior staff
Ability to influence and negotiate at different levels including influence national governments and their agencies and other significant organizations, including local media
Excellent communication and presentation skills, including fluency in written and spoken English
Delegation, time management and prioritising skills and coping with broad range of demands
Highly developed stakeholder relationship management skills
Highly developed listening and conflict resolutions skills
How to apply:
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.netby the closing date. CV s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world s poorest countries.
Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.
Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Bangladesh: Director Service Delivery, Bangladesh
Closing date: 2016-11-18Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Pathfinder International
Closing date: 18 Nov 2016
Pathfinder International is seeking to recruit a Director Service Deliveryfor the NGO Health Service Delivery Project (NHSDP) in Bangladesh. This 5-year USAID/DFID-funded project focuses on supporting local NGO partners to increase access to an essential services package mainly for mothers, children and adolescents in a catchment population of approximately 25m people across Bangladesh through a network of static and satellite clinics and community workers. The project emphasizes behavior change communications (BCC) and community mobilization to create an enabling environment for better access to quality services. The project is organized to achieve the following intermediate results (IRs): IR1 Client Base Expanded, Especially for the Poor, for a Quality Essential Service Package; IR2 Optimal Health Behavior Promoted; and IR3 Local Ownership of Service Delivery Enhanced.
The Director Service Delivery will provide technical and managerial oversight of the technical and thematic experts who assist the partner NGOs and clinics for increasing access to quality services across in areas that include FP, maternal and child health, ARSH, nutrition, TB, gender equity and urban health, all with an emphasis on reaching the poor and extreme poor.
The key objective is to improve quality of service delivery in a systematic, institutionalized way. Using performance improvement initiatives, the project improves service providers ability to deliver high quality timely ESP services, especially to poor and marginalized populations, through effective planning, monitoring and quality implementation based on strategies, contracts and project work plans. It also ensures policies and procedures that comply with regulations and current practice standards, and advises on rational utilization of resources. The Director will work closely with the technical team to ensure competency based technical training and technical assistance for service providers, clinic managers and NGO quality assurance managers. S/he will also coordinate closely with the other program areas related to BCC, CM, capacity building and performance based grants.
- Work closely with the Deputy Chief of Party Service Delivery and NHSDP senior management to ensure achievement of project goals and objectives.
- Support technical team members to develop effective annual and sub-annual implementation plans to achieve project results, milestones and deliverables including required budget.
- Provide technical and managerial support and oversight to ensure effective implementation of approved plans.
- Facilitate identification of service delivery strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats throughout the Surjer Hashi network, and with respect to the SH network body, and continually ensure program planning and implementation towards addressing identified priorities.
- Support development and ongoing implementation of systematic approaches to quality improvement, rational location of services and efficient delivery of services.
- Facilitate technical linkages between project technical experts and relevant technical support from both Pathfinder and CARE head offices.
- Coordinate closely with the M&E team to ensure effective monitoring of service delivery performance, both in terms of access and quality.
- Use available monitoring data and other information to monitor, assess and improve access to quality services.
- Facilitate the technical team and clinics/NGOs to use data and other available information to continually improve access to and quality of services.
- Coordinate with relevant partner organizations (especially those funded by USAID and DFID) as well as with the GOB, especially to ensure institutionalized quality assurance. Maintain relationships with government bodies as well as professional organizations such as medical organizations (FIGO affiliates), midwife association, pharmacists organizations, etc.
- Facilitate regular and smooth liaison between team members and key counterparts, collaborating agencies, governmental offices, research organization, and other NGOs.
- Coordinate with the BCC/CM team to help ensure that interventions in those areas are supporting increased access to quality services.
- Masters' degree in Public Health or another equivalent and relevant field (e.g. quality management)
- 12 years of experience managing public health programs in socio-economic settings roughly equivalent to that of Bangladesh, including 6 years of senior management.
- Proven success in managing diverse teams to achieve results for improved health service deliveryand health outcomes
- Proven success in setting and achieving high standards of work and consistently meeting project goals
- Strong management and leadership skills, with capacity to think and act strategically
- Ability to work well with colleagues from diverse backgrounds; to communicate effectively; and to work independently as well as in a team
- Strong communication skills in written and spoken English
- Strong capacity to use MS Outlook and various MS Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Medical degree
- Work experience with USAID-funded health program(s), especially programs that included interventions to improve access to quality services
- Experience managing health programming in Bangladesh
- Ability to be based in Dhaka and travel throughout Bangladesh up to 30% of the time
Pathfinder International is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to apply:
Bangladesh: Country Director - Bangladesh
Closing date: 2016-11-30Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Muslim Aid
Closing date: 30 Nov 2016
Muslim Aid is an international humanitarian relief & development agency. We were established in the UK in 1985 by community leaders from 17 Islamic organisations in response to the drought in the Horn of Africa. We are a leading and well established faith-based British humanitarian charity. Our work is governed by the teachings of Islam, such as compassion, empathy, generosity and helping others in need.
As a premier relief and development agency, guided by the teachings of Islam, we endeavour to tackle poverty and its causes by developing innovative and sustainable solutions that enable individuals and their communities to live with dignity and by supporting initiatives that promote economic and social justice.
The Country Director will provide strategic leadership and management in developing the Muslim Aid country strategy and programmes. The Country Director will have the responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the programme are managed effectively; ensuring that Muslim Aid programmes in emergency relief and development assistance address the root causes of poverty and inequality.
Leadership and Accountability
- To be the lead person in the field office on behalf Muslim Aid.
- To develop the country programmes based on the existing country strategy and carry out structured strategic reviews to respond to changing circumstances.
- To coordinate and manage the overall planning and direction of operations at country level.
- To create a shared vision among all staff, of the organisation s aims and their role in achieving them.
- To implement MA s Accountability Framework in the country programme and provide feedback to HQ on challenges and improvements in the delivery of projects.
- To ensure that adequate assessments are carried out in accordance with good working practice.
- To manage a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and lessons learning system, including external third part M&E.
- To ensure reports for donors, both financial and narrative, in accordance with donor requirements are submitted to the highest standard.
- To give regular reports to HQ, local government and partners as required, including monthly and quarterly reports.
- To actively communicate and work with local partners and communities on programme development, proposal articulation and report writing.
- To build and maintain positive and professional relationships with existing and possible new partners and to identify areas for capacity building with partners such as, organisational management, human resource management, financial management, governance, etc.
- To maintain a regional brief in regard to developments in surrounding countries and to participate in regional forums and meetings in line with Muslim Aid s regional plans.
- To build strong relationships with core donors in order to maintain and increase their support and diversify the funding base of the programme.
- To support operational activities of programme staff, and provide strategic input to solve problems and resolve conflict.
- To ensure CHS (Core Humanitarian Standard) principles of accountability and transparency are implemented and understood by all staff and that all programmes are implemented with full participation of beneficiaries.
- To ensure that relationships are developed with government and partner agencies at all levels to enable the appropriate development of the programme.
- To represent Muslim Aid to government, foreign diplomatic missions, the UN and other international agencies, donors and partners and other bodies including the media and the public.
- To be cognisant of advocacy opportunities and, following internal discussion, to develop these as appropriate through the media, government, the UN, international agencies, donors and diplomatic missions.
Management, Support and Development
- To line manage the country team and the work in the country which will include: staff, budgets, funding (both institutional and local) and ensure programme delivery in accordance with Muslim Aid policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Due Diligence, Security, Health and Safety and Local Legislation
- To encourage staff involvement and commitment to the running of the programmes through regular meetings and visits and a participatory team approach to decision making.
- To assist in the design and implementation of the operational structure and staffing requirements for the effective implementation of Muslim Aid s activities.
- To manage a portfolio consisting of multiple projects.
- To recruit and induct staff according to in-country guidelines and Muslim Aid policy and procedures.
- To ensure all policies, guidance notes and procedures including handbook for national staff are updated and implemented on a regular basis.
- To ensure that all staff have well defined and understood contracts and job descriptions.
- To be responsible for Talent management and development of Muslim Aid staff.
Resources and Financial Management
- To outline the resource requirements for the programme and ensure that systems are in place for the effective management of resources in relation to finance, transport, supplies and capital assets, including maintenance of assets register and staff vehicles.
- To ensure that effective and secure budgetary control of the programmes finances and expenditures are established and maintained, in line with Muslim Aid s financial procedures guidelines.
- To prepare an annual budget for core costs and identify funding to cover costs in collaboration with the HQ.
To ensure that the Statutory Accounts of the office are annually audited by an external auditor appointed for a fixed term in consultation with the HQ.
To organise successful audits of any donor funded programme which is audited by external auditors of donor agencies in consultation with the HQ.
To support the internal audit function in the office through the HQ internal auditor.
To ensure that there is an adequate analysis of the risks which could impact on Muslim Aid s operations in Bangladesh and to evaluate the risk appetite of the Bangladesh Country Office.
To ensure the development of a clear Risk Statement for the Bangladesh Country Office identifying risks specific to achieving Muslim Aid s objectives and the likelihood of such risks impacting on the work of Muslim Aid.
To ensure effective controls are put in place and timely action is taken to mitigate the risks.
- To maintain an overview of the political and security context, noting how developments may affect programme work. To ensure regular reporting to the UK office on these matters.
- To ensure that robust and effective security and evacuation plans and procedures are in place and regularly reviewed and updated in order to secure the safety of all staff at all times.
- To ensure that the Bangladesh County Office security manual is developed and updated regularly in accordance with the security situation in the country and in different regions of the country.
- To ensure that safety and emergency procedures are established.
Health & Safety
- To ensure that the health and safety policy is regularly reviewed and all staff are aware of this policy and follow its guidelines.
- To proactively seek new opportunities for funding of projects through in-country and external relationship building with stakeholders including the bilateral and multilateral development partners and the submission of self-sustainable programme initiatives.
- To develop new fundraising initiatives by working with local donors including embassies, high net worth individuals and local companies.
- To ensure all new funding agreements which place an obligation on Muslim Aid to provide goods, services or cash are approved by HQ before these are signed.
- To ensure continued funding for the programmes through well-researched proposal preparation and clear operational plans.
Information and Publicity
To ensure MA s projects and programmes are appropriately publicised to donors, beneficiaries and national and international stakeholders, using electronic and print media, direct networking and organisation of workshops and briefing sessions.
To counter any negative publicity against MA in the media and liaise with HQ.
To facilitate and provide Reviews, reports, documents, including video documentaries and Muslim Aid website.
To manage external communications in collaboration with the HQ in London.
To remain committed to the objectives of Muslim Aid adopted in 1985 and revised and updated in 2013.
To ensure that Muslim Aid s mission and vision is pursued through the country programmes and activities.
To promote gender equality, diversity and equal opportunity in leading the field office activities.
- The Country Programme Manager may be required to spend up to 40% of their time travelling to project locations and meeting with donors, beneficiaries and local stakeholders. Some international travel to London may also be required.
- To ensure all records are maintained and stored accordingly.
- To comply with all policies, procedures, legal and regulatory requirements.
- Any other duties commensurate with the accountabilities of the post.
How to apply:
Please apply via our website: https://www.muslimaid.org/opportunities/jobs/
Bangladesh: Bangladesh - Administrative Coordinator - Dhaka
Closing date: 2016-12-15Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Solidarit s International
Closing date: 15 Dec 2016
Desired start date:15/01/2017
Duration of the mission:12 months
Location:Dhaka with field visits
About the mission
SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL (SI) opened its mission in Bangladesh at the end of 2007, following cyclone SIDR.
SI s intervention and strategy in Bangladesh is to address primary needs of crisis affected people in terms of food security, livelihood, disaster risk reduction (DRR), water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and shelter, by making use of an integrated disaster risk reduction approach and by taking into account the effects of climate change, whilst working in parallel on mid-long term resilience strategies.
The frequency and impact of natural disasters, as well as the exposure of the country to climate change justifies the involvement of SI in Bangladesh, from a humanitarian point of view. The organization provides emergency response in the wake of natural disasters (cyclones, storms, floods, landslides) and slow onset disaster (waterlogging) in the South-West (Sathkira district) and humanitarian assistance to the communities in the South-East (Cox s Bazar district) where a significant number of ethnic and religious minorities (especially Rohingya people) also residing amongst local communities, pressuring the natural resources as a result of the rapid population growth.
SI supports displaced people and affected communities immediately after a disaster through the distribution of various kits, cash for work, emergency access to safe drinking water) and in the early recovery phase by livelihood activities, reconstruction of dwellings, etc. The programs of SI teaches the communities how to become more resilient towards future hazard events this includes how to evacuate people and possessions as soon as possible, how to protect villages and fields by building small-scale infrastructures (dykes, causeways), and how to incorporate adaptive coping strategies for farmers by establishing agricultural practices and livelihoods that are less vulnerable to natural disasters.
Organization of the mission
SI in 2016 is currently implementing three projects in different areas of intervention:
- In Satkhira District: a resilience livelihood and DRR program (ECHO funding) and a WASH pilot project (AUD funding) and a WASH program (ECHO and BPRM funding)
- In Cox's Bazaar District: WASH and DRR programs (ECHO and BPRM funding).
The projects amount is 2, 2 million euros and implemented by a team of 88 national employees and 4 expatriate employees.
About the job
The administrative coordinator will direct and coordinate all administrative, accounting and financial services associated with the mission.
He/she will take part in defining Solidarit s International s human resources policy, and ensure that it is followed.
As coordinator, he is responsible for the mission s financial balance.
He/she will monitor adherence to Solidarit s administrative procedures and donor procedures as well as to the laws of the country in which intervention is taking place.
He/she is the point of reference for the mission, and the link between headquarters and the mission for all administrative matters.
The main challenges for this position are the following ones:
- Despite the limited financial and HR volume of the mission, the requirement from the GoB makes the cash, budget and accountancy management challenging -> Process of FD6 capitalized but some tools remains to be developed, a strong monitoring of reporting to NGOAB is required and the strategic approach regularly updated as per their updated ToRs.
- The Administrative team is quite well sized with the late increase of the set up, but still some skills needs to be developed at manager level (quite junior with more than 1 year at this position) and the Deputy Administrative Coordinator is expected to go for expatriation -> Support for Administrative Managers and back up Deputy Administrative Manager / Balance management between training and delegation
- The position of Administrative Coordinator being merged to Logistics Coordinator for a long time, a lot of process have not been capitalized and or reviewed for a long time ->Revision of HR policies and capitalization - to adapt the policies to the context and capitalization of the ongoing process / Strong prioritization of activities
- The HR set up has known a deep nationalization of managers positions and their renew (important expatriation volume) has led to a certain management crisis -> Capacity building on Management and training policy to build up the role of national managers / denationalization
Specific context of the area in which the expatriate will be working:
There is no constant humanitarian crisis (except in the Southeast with the Rohingya issue) within the country however the frequent natural disasters prevent the development of Bangladesh and increase the vulnerabilities of its population both in urban and rural areas.
Bangladesh has indeed been rated as the country the most vulnerable to natural disaster by the Natural Disaster Risk Index taking into account the human and material impact of natural disasters and their frequency. Bangladesh being the most densely populated country in the world, it increases the impact any crisis might have.
More than 80% of the population lives with less than 2 USD per day, thus the humanitarian situation is still extremely worrying. In addition, corruption is an endemic problem in the country and prevents any efficient governmental policy to be implemented. Situation is therefore not improving and the current government does not seem to put it as a high priority.
Situation of the minorities have improved in the Chittagong Hill Tracks with the pull-out of troops and the further implementation of the peace accord. However the situation of the 200,000 to 500,000 Rohingyas refugees living in the country remains uncertain and the space for humanitarian access seems to decrease as the Government is reluctant to provide or let NGO provide any kind of humanitarian support to this population.
Dhaka is comparable to any big city with a comfortable guest house (intimacy, AC, electricity, water, wifi...) and all services (restaurants, shops, cinema, culture ). The size of the city and the high density with is 18 million inhabitants lead to a challenging environment and a massive traffic jam.
The living conditions in Dhaka have been affected by the last security events in July-16, restricting some movements in the city and the allowed places, challenging the private life.
The 2 SI bases in the field offer as well all the comfort.
- Post graduate level Finance (desirable but can be balanced by strong experience specifically in Finance)
- At least 3 years of NGO experience with minimum 1 year in strong admin position
- Strong experience in budget management is mandatory
- Strong Human Resource management experience is mandatory
- Extensive experience of administration
- Experience of donor reporting requirements
- Experience of trainings and capacity buildings
- Experience in emergency intervention is an asset
Technical skill and competence:
- Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office, Excel ; HOMERE & SAGA
- Extensive financial report writing skills in English
- Capacity to deal with many different issues, to self- update and learn very quickly from a highly and constantly evolving environment
- A flexible approach to managing and prioritizing a high workload and multiple tasks with tight deadlines is essential
- An ability to analyze information quickly and accurately
- Good problem solving skills in day to day and crisis situations
- Knowledge about project cycle management and monitoring tools
- Ability to take decisions and work in autonomy is essential;
- As functional manager, the candidate must display diplomatic and smooth leadership skills;
- An understanding of and commitment to SI s mission and values;
- Good communication skills, with good written and spoken English
- Previous experience with SI (highly recommended)
- Previous experience in South Asia (recommended)
Salaried post: According to experience from 2000 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly, and a monthly Per Diem of 450 USD.
Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarit s). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarit s will cover travel costs).
During the assignment, the expatriate is entitled to R&R every three months: one week at three and nine months (with a 500 euro allowance) and two weeks at six months (with a plane ticket back home covered by Solidarit s).
CONTACT:Anna FRANGI, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer
How to apply:
Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered.
NB : The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension