Technical Coordinator - Climate Risk Financing
CARE Bangladesh

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Position: Technical Coordinator - Climate Risk Financing

This position is subject to project award and funding

Position Title: Technical Coordinator - Climate Risk Financing under Multi - Actor-Partnerships (MAPs) on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) Project

Number of Positions: 01

Location: Based at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office

Duration: Duration of the contract will be up to March 31, 2026

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organisations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 104 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

CARE Bangladesh’s (CARE BD) Humanitarian and Resilience Program is committed to provide people affected by disasters and conflicts with life-saving assistance, with a special focus on women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by disasters. Our action also includes preparedness and early action, emergency response and recovery, and resilience and adaptation to climate change and equitable development.

CARE Bangladesh will be implementing the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development- BMZ’s ‘Multi-Actor-Partnerships (MAPs) on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI), Humanitarian & Resilience Program’, a 3-year programme, in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh.  The project submitted by CARE Germany (CARE Deutschland) will be implemented in cooperation with Germanwatch, and on site by local partner organisations through a collaborative approach in Bangladesh, Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, St. Lucia), Malawi, Madagascar, Senegal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, including a regional and global focus. All partners have many years of on-site experience, especially in the area of climate at the interface with poverty reduction and sustainable development.

With adverse climate impacts unfolding, with many severe extreme weather events and impacts of slow-onset processes being witnessed in developing countries, and with clear scientific projections that much stronger action is needed to build resilience, including financial resilience to climate impacts, there is generally a bigger momentum to advance the global and national financial protection architecture in developing countries.  At the international political level, the issue of financial protection against climate risks has received much attention.  The Global Climate Risk Shield was launched at COP27. At the same time, a fund for damages and losses was decided at COP27, which also addresses the issue of multi-actor partnership. Given these developments, the MAP is particularly relevant, as civil society actors need to be involved in all stages of the development and implementation of the Global Protection Umbrella (GS) in order to critically accompany the processes and guarantee the participation of the vulnerable target group. This was also the role of the MAP Phase-1 thus far under the InsuResilience Global Partnership (IGP) — bringing together of all relevant stakeholders and joint work and studies and protection gaps and how best to mitigate them.

The Phase-2 of the multi-country MAP CDRFI project, where Bangladesh is being added, looks for a more comprehensive application of the IGP’s poverty focused principles in a way that the CDRFI mechanisms established or under design focus on piloting (where they lack), advancing and scaling up approaches which are really adapted to the needs of the poor and vulnerable populations (indirect target group) and are poverty-focused, gender-equitable and human rights-based.  The project period also sees an important political timeline, with regard to IGP vision and goals, as well as global processes such as the UNFCCC Global Stocktake process, the Glasgow loss and damage dialogue, and the expected submission of new or updated climate plans by 2025. The new project therefore brings a key opportunity to contribute to the discussions on national, regional, and global level in an evidence-based way and harnessing the potential of multi-actor partnerships.

The Bangladesh segment of the project aims to strengthen the structures, coordination and networking of MAP cooperating organizations and partners to promote a poverty-focused, gender-responsive and human rights-based CDRFIs with a focus on the two sub-national districts of Bagerhat and Sathkhira. This effort needs to be aligned with national plans and strategies e.g., National Insurance Policy 2014, National Plan for Disaster Management (2016-2020), National Food Policy Plan of Action (2008-2015), Bangladesh Delta Plan, Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan, recently finalized National Adaptation Plan (NAP) etc. which underscored the importance of different strategies to address climate induced loss and damage such as contingency fund, flexible Shock-Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) as well as insurance (e.g., micro insurance, crop insurance etc.) for transferring risks of climatic disasters.

CARE Bangladesh and its local partner organization AOSED will coordinate with relevant BMZ partners working in Bangladesh at national level for the same cause to develop a clear demarcation, coordination and synergy plan at the beginning of the project and coordinate it with CARE Germany and GermanWatch.  This will help CARE Bangladesh and AOSED in advocating for just climate financing nationally and internationally with insights and recommendations from the affected community, public sector duty bearers as well as related private sector stakeholders, especially from the target districts Bagerhat and Sathkhira and Khulna as a division.

The Technical Coordinator- Climate Risk Financing based in Dhaka and reporting to Deputy Director, Humanitarian and Resilience, is overall responsible for achieving the project’s goal and outcomes by technically facilitating and implementing the project interventions, in order to make a meaningful, measurable, and sustainable changes in the way the climate risk financing plans are formulated and implemented in Bangladesh, especially in the target districts.  S/he will be managing all field operations liaising with local partner organization and onsite support; coordination and collaboration with local and national government & stakeholders; documenting and capturing lessons from local and national level; budget monitoring and tracking in accordance with approved work plan as well as modifications required throughout the project period. S/he will ensure timely and quality implementation of all components through regular monitoring visits and follow-ups including periodic reporting to the BMZ and also to NGOAB as per their requirements.


II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Project Planning, Implementation & Budget Management


  • Ensure that MAP stakeholders - governments, civil society, the private sector and academia - have consolidated their cooperation structure in the focal areas, including increased involvement of vulnerable populations and local civil society.
  • Prepare project operations manual including guidelines to achieve the goal, outcome and each output area interventions according to the impact matrix and arrange partner’s staff orientation and training on the guidelines and manuals.
  • Prepare all tools preparation and coordinate exercises in the targeted unions and upazilas of Bagerhat and Satkhira in collaboration with partner and communities—ensure a locally led, poverty-focused, gender-equitable and human rights-based climate risk financing approach is generated to guide design and implementation of local and national and international climate plans and strategies.    
  • Oversee joint planning, facilitate a project start-up meeting at the start of the project, and monthly and quarterly review meetings with the partner and stakeholders.
  • Ensure timely inception and follow up meetings at national, district, upazila and union level in coordination with the project partner.
  • Work with partner to identify the barriers to inclusive climate risk financing and adaptation and formulate CDRFI pilot mechanism.
  • Guide implementing partner organization to establish adequate technical expertise and mechanism to accomplish comprehensive plans/ ideas on locally led innovative climate risk financing solutions, which can be advocated to Government, Donors and CSOs, in sectors on which marginalized people depend, including a focus on community capacity building and their financial inclusion.
  • Plan and guide capacity building of the CSOs and the young professionals in Bagerhat and Satkhira through partner.
  • Ensure compliance of the donor’s grant agreement and managing the sub-grant agreements with implementing partner organisation so that project activities are done as per work plan, while being modified based on changed scenarios and level of aspired quality in the donor agreement is met
  • Ensure proper utilization and management of the overall project budget in coordination with implementing partner organisation as per CARE’s and donor’s financial and procurement procedures.
  • Initiate financial request to donors and financial transfers to implementing partner organisations in accordance with approved budgets, in close coordination with Finance and GAAM department of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Coordinate with finance department/ finance analyst and ensure correct charging of costs within donor-approved budget; initiate any modifications required to adjust under/ over utilization of budget through regular/monthly review.


Responsibility # 2: Monitoring, Learning, Advocacy & Program Development


  • Monitor and ensure that the structures of MAP collaborating partners and their networking together increase the evidence and awareness of the needs of local civil societies, especially women and vulnerable groups, and brings their perspectives to bear in modifying existing CDRFI mechanisms or developing new pilot approaches under the MAPs.
  • Enable, in cooperation with partner AOSED, local civil society to develop positions and proposal on how climate and disaster damages faced by vulnerable populations can be addressed through poverty-focused, gender-responsive and human rights-based pre-agreed CDRFI solutions.
  • Coordinate with relevant BMZ partners working in Bangladesh at national level for the same cause to develop a clear demarcation, coordination and synergy plan at the beginning of the project and coordinate it with CARE Germany and GermanWatch.
  • Coordinate, in collaboration with BMZ partners working in Bangladesh at national level to organise national level dialogue and advocacy for participatory implementation of CDRFI plans and strategies throughout the country.
  • Make sure, in coordination with the MEL Manager and Partner organization that the project’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) plan and an efficient Complaint Feedback and Response Mechanism (CFRM) including a hotline is in place and operational.
  • Undertake regular field missions, in coordination with KML, MEL Manager to support and assess the delivery of the aspects of programming.
  • Ensure measures for cross-learning, downward accountability, and monitoring of integration aspects are put in place and utilized, so that those can be advocated to be practiced in local and national climate plans and implementation.
  • Provide information to report annual REACH Data to CARE Bangladesh PEARL team on the project and inform CARE’s Program Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRS) on a regular basis
  • Ensure that learning workshops are regularly held, at which field staff can share successes and seek to resolve challenges.
  • Develop and deliver quality policy brief, videos and learning documents as per the project work plan
  • Plan and facilitate periodical and systemic engagement and dialogue with local Govt. institutions (LGIs), from union to division level, departments like DoE, DDM, DAE, DLS, DoF, LGED, BWDB, Department of Women Affairs, Department of Social welfare, Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority – IDRA, financial institutions- MFIs, insurance companies, banks and major UN and donor agencies, local CSO’s, Women and youth-led CBO’s and policymakers at local, regional and national level.
  • Work with partner to improve enabling environment through policies and actions by powerholders (engage with CBOs and powerholders, e.g. at all administrative levels i.e., union, Upazila/sub- district, division and national actors and related UN, international and multilateral agencies)
  • Advocate for strengthened collective voice and action of Civil Society, including Social Movements (building and/or increasing communities’, CSOs, CBOs, women/ youth-led organizations’ transformative capacities in order to enhance their influence)
  • Contribute to program development (concept note, budgeting) in areas of resilience and climate protection.
  • Support the Deputy Director  for integration of climate justice in the country office programming and evaluating the project-wise and overall integration through resilience lens.


Responsibility # 3: Donor and NGOAB Reporting


  • Prepare primary narrative donor reports (e.g. monthly, bi-monthly, semi-annual, annual), in coordination with partner organization in line impact matrix/ results frame indicators as per donor’s prescribed template/requirement and approved activity plan as the project continues to achieve targets.
  • Responsible for producing/overseeing quality consolidated reports including establishing joint reporting tools and mechanisms, in close cooperation with the KML Coordinator (KMLC) and relevant focal staff of implementing partner organisation(s)
  • Share the donor reports as per reporting calendar with the KMLC well ahead for review and to submission to donor.
  • Work with Finance and Government Relations Department for timely submission of annual report, budget/revised budget/ revised FD-6 and report to NGOAB.
  • Ensure timely collection of Local Admin. Certificate from partner NGO.
  • Work with finance for timely FD-4 audit report submission to NGOAB, review and ensure sharing with GAAM for timely submission to NGOAB.


Responsibility # 4: Coordination and Representation


  • Ensure support and required approval of local government and administration for project’s interventions, events and acquire certificate for submission to NGOAB
  • Ensure effective mechanisms for information sharing and cooperation with other projects under Humanitarian and Resilience Program and other programs at country level, including organizing and learning sharing meetings or workshops.
  • Communicating and coordinating with implementing partner organizations Project Manager and their organization focal persons(s) to provide them technical and management guidance to complete project activities smoothly.
  • Internal coordination with CARE’s regional, field and team offices’ officials to get required admin and logistics supports for the project implementation Khulna and Satkhira ensuring safety security of the staff considering climatic hazards and COVID-19 context.
  • Represent CARE at district and upazilla level in Bagerhat and Satkhira.
  • Represent the Project and/or CARE to key stakeholders (e.g. Government and CSO) and provide them with information about project objectives, risks, constraints and progress.
  • Regular coordination with other BMZ Partner organizations working in the region, CANSA BD, related humanitarian/DRR/CCA clusters, private sector entities, chamber of commerce, local and national CSOs, Think Tanks, Academia and Youth Groups,    and all relevant actors by representing the Project and take inputs for improved implementation of the interventions.


Responsibility # 5 Adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems

As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day-to-day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self – awareness and be aware of the safety – security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.

Responsibility # 6 Safeguarding

CARE is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at all times.  CARE expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct.  We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.


III. Reporting to:  

Deputy Director - Humanitarian & Resilience 


IV. Working Condition:  

Based in CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office (CBDO) with approximately 30% time to travel in fields at union level.


  1. Qualification:
  • Graduate or Post-graduate degree in science or social sciences. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Climate Change, Disaster Management, Development Studies, Civil and/or Water Engineering, Agriculture, International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Statistics, Geography and Environment etc.
  • At least 2 years of project management experience (planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting) in climate change resilience context, with an overall experience of at least 5 years.
  • Experience in community based/ locally led DRR and/or adaptation through local institutional and CSO strengthening; knowledge and capacity in developing climate change policy papers, local and national level advocacy for CSO-led planning and implementation of climate financing and climate resilient interventions in different sectors like WASH, Agricultural, Forestry and energy will be prioritized.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of climate resilience projects
  • Experience in organizational representation, coordination and liaison with government agency and CSO platforms
  • Experience in civil society and youth mobilization programs/ projects for participatory planning and implementation
  • Experience in narrative and financial reporting on climate change projects to international donors
  • Experience in implementing projects within partner networks or consortia; experience in managing such networks / consortia a strong advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within project locations in two districts Gaibandha & Patuakhali.
  • Good conceptual, planning, organizational, and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and problem-solving capacities.
  • Ability to manage stress, multi-task and take decisions.
  • Community based DRR/ CCA planning and implementation/ Locally led adaptation (LLA); Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihood; Water; Renewable Energy; Forecast-based Action (FbA); Market Assessment, Humanitarian Accountability etc.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer proficiency in MS words, MS-Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.


Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits and Day Care Facilities etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: on or before May 28, 2023. 


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.
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