Senior Team Leader
CARE Bangladesh

Career Opportunity


Position: Senior Team Leader

In alignment with the youth-centric focus of the project, we encourage applicants with progressive and modernized thinking, and innovative and transformational approaches to required project deliverables.

 

Position Title: Senior Team Leader

Department: USAID BIJOYEE Activity

Number of Position: 01

Location: Based at CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office

Duration: Duration of the contract will be up to June ,2028

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organizations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working over 100 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 and is one of the largest programs in CARE confederation. Women and girls are at the core of all CARE programs because they represent half of the marginalized group and it is not possible to overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh works to implement programs with long-term impacts that result in sustainable changes for the extreme poor and marginalized communities.

CARE Bangladesh, a non-profit international development organization is implementing Bangladesh Integrated Youth Activity (BIYA), a five-year’s project with a consortium of youth-led and youth serving organizations funded by the USAID. It aims to empower youth not in education, employment, or training (NEET) particularly young women and socially marginalized young people, by equipping them with market-oriented soft and life skills, resources and social capital for green and gainful employment and greater social and environmental impact.  Strengthening youth ecosystem, organizational development support to national and grassroots youth organizations, incubation and start-up support to young entrepreneurs, youth inclusive policies and planning are some examples of key interventions of BIYA to be implemented in urban/ per-urban areas in five hubs encompassing seventeen districts. Department of Youth Development (DYD) and relevant govt. and private sectors are the strategic partners of this project.

The Senior Team Leader will be based at PMU in CARE BD Dhaka Office and report to the Chief of Party. S/he will lead a technical team of three, including Youth Skill Specialist, Civic Engagement Specialist, and Specialist – Policy and Advocacy.

The STL will provide overall vision and strategic support to the PMU and hub-level teams in all the areas of project implementation. The STL will oversee the technical quality of activities across various levels and ensure the quality of deliverables as per the intended objectives. The successful candidate should possess significant experience at the senior level with a particular focus on managing complex multi-year programs, especially with USAID and other international donor-funded projects..

 

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility #1: Strategy Development and Coordination

30%

  • Develop strategies to increase sustained youth participation and leadership in political, electoral, and civic processes.
  • Coordinate youth-focused special initiatives developed in Bijoyee, such as youth advisory groups, dissemination of knowledge products, events for international awareness days, or other special programs.
  • Provide technical assistance to regional, technical, and administrative teams on effective approaches to promoting youth participation, social and economic empowerment and mainstreaming youth considerations into Bijoyee project implementation and CARE’s internal and external policies and processes.

 

Responsibility #2: Quality Field Implementation of Bijoyee

20%

  • Promote the quality implementation of USAID youth-centered priorities among stakeholders including Bijoyee partners, implementers, and the YLOs.
  • Provide field-level backstopping and support to the Bijoyee partner organizations in the implementation of project activities, especially activities that are related to the Education, Economic Growth (EG), and Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance (DRG) offices of USAID
  • Manage partnerships with Bijoyee’s consortium, downstream and inclusion partners. Develop partnership strategies, oversee partnership performance, and ensure alignment with Bijoyee goals.
  • Fulfill youth-related reporting and other requirements as requested by USAID, including quarterly reports, annual reports, workplans, and data calls.

 

Responsibility #3: Capacity Enhancement

25%

  • Support the COP to promote a holistic skill development approach across BIJOYEE project.
  • Build the technical capacity of BIJOYEE staff, sub-grantees, and partners to design and implement youth skills and employability programming that integrate positive youth development, and intersectional and cross-sectoral approaches to youth empowerment.
  • Enhance the capacity of field staff and local partners to conduct youth-focused programming through training, information-sharing, and resource development.
  • Promote a culture of reflective learning and adaptation across the broad spectrum of partnerships and project teams.
  • Work with the Project Management Unit of BIJOYEE and CARE Management Team to develop communications products that highlight BIJOYEE-generated learnings that inform the donor and the community about effective programming practices and approaches related to youth political inclusion.

 

Responsibility #4: Collaboration, Communication and partnership

20%

 

Responsibility # 5

5%

Responsibility # 6 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 # 7 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:  

Senior Team Leader will be directly report to the CoP, will work closely with DCoP, Implementing partners.

 

IV. Working Condition:  

The incumbent will be based in CARE BD Dhaka office, spend significant time in the field and maintain regular communication with partner organizations.

 

  1. Qualification:

This role requires a combination of financial expertise, business acumen, and a keen understanding of the innovation landscape. Candidates with practical experience in participating, winning and/or managing international-level innovation funds will be highly appreciated.

  • Master’s  degree in political science, international development, gender studies, or related field.
  • 10 to 12 years of relevant experience including at least 7 years experience in Managerial role in programs focused on youth leadership and engagement, youth economic empowerment/workforce development, youth civic education, or civil society strengthening. USAID program management preferred. 
  • Proven leadership in the management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of international donor-supported programs, with skills in strategic governance planning and thinking, management and supervision, and experience managing complex activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent demonstrated interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in implementing a project’s vision, aligning key stakeholders with that vision and ensuring that vision is translated into achievable strategies.
  • Experience in managing required programmatic reporting. 
  • Familiarity with FtF projects of USAID and Smart Agriculture landscape of Bangladesh
  • Demonstrated commitment to gender equity.
  • Demonstrated skills in adapting project team and scope to the rapid evolution of the context.
  • Required oral and written fluency in English. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required.

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.

Compensation

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

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: https://career.carebangladesh.org/ on or before June 22, 2024.

Note:

  • 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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