Project Officer
CARE Bangladesh

Career Opportunity


Position: Project Officer

Position Title: Project Officer under Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project

Number of Positions: 01

Location: Based at Gazipur

Duration: Duration of the contract will be up to March 31, 2022 with high possibility of extension

 

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 across 94 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. In 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.

 

The Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project will support women working in the Readymade Garment (RMG) sector to strengthen their resilience capacities to cope with the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a continuation of the ongoing project “Future of Work for female garment workers in Bangladesh: Action for resilient and secured pathways”. The current phase will provide the foundation for the forthcoming scenario planning for upcoming phase of collective impact initiative. The previous intervention was served a greater number of RMG women workers, children, men and women, supporting them to absorb and recover from the shocks and loses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall goal of the project is to increase resilience of female workers to respond to changing contexts within the workplace and communities. We intended around 11,000 women will have greater capacity to respond to and recover from future and current adverse impact on livelihood. This program is implemented under the program on dignified work which aims to create dignified work for all women. This thematic program implements mutiple projects on capacity building of workers and the entire eco system with in the RMG sector.

The Project Officer will assist ensure planning, organizing and implementation of Collective Impact activities in the project operation areas. This includes technical guidance and facilitate to the WFS Facilitator, Psychosocial Counselor and Health Team for smooth and effective planning and organizing the center-based GBV services, and community based response activities with the project participants and counterparts to ensure implementation of activities following the plan of operation. S/he will work closely with WFS Facilitators and Psychosocial Counselor for mobilizing community and create enabling environment so that the Collective Impact program will implement smoothly in the ground. The Project Officers will assist the Team Leader in identifying and implementing strategies on the ground particularly with an aim to promote innovative solutions to ensure full participation of the project participants in the COVID19 sensitization training, distribution of hygiene kits, basic health care and GBV related services.

The Project Officer’s responsibilities will also include day to day supervision of WFS Facilitator’s functions and monitoring of the response activities in the project operation areas and maintain appropriate and purposeful liaison with LGI, local service providers, civil society organizations and communities. S/he will assist the Team Leader in participatory planning, designing, facilitation, and networking along with implementation of appropriate approaches, strategies and program management. The Project Officer will be also responsible for building the capacity of the WFS Facilitators in providing continuous support to field staff for enhancing the quality of work.

S/he needs to ensure the quality of the intervention, facilitate innovation, documentation of best practices and learning. He/she will work closely with project team to ensure that the concerns, information, learning and recommendations generated through field facilitation are well understood by different stakeholders and are well communicated with project management and impact groups for enhancing the quality of field planning and implementation.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Guide and facilitate quality implementation of the Collective Impact Project activities through planning, organizing, monitoring and transforming the learning and recommendations into actions.

40%

  • Work closely with Team Leader and other team members for effective implementation of the Collective Impact on Future of Work in Bangladesh Project activities in the ground.
  • Develop action plans for achieving the project objectives.
  • Monitor and track the progress/achievement of planned Collective Impact program.
  • Support to WFS Facilitators organize information center based activities properly and timely.
  • Ensure proactive actions on addressing challenges in implementation of the response program in the community settings.
  • Ensure necessary logistic support to both WFS Facilitators for timely implementation of response activities and GBV related services.
  • Assist in identifying effective COVID-19 Response strategies under Collective Impact initiative.
  • Facilitate innovations, maintain flexibility, and ensure learning culture to examine best practices around sustainable empowerment of the women garment workers.

 

Responsibility # 2: Facilitate to the project partner for ensuring timely and quality of implementation of Collective Impact Activities.

15%

  • Facilitate to the roving health team for providing basic health care services to the vulnerable women workers and their family.
  • Assist to the roving health team for identifying WFS and finalizing rotational service delivery plan for health care services.
  • Work closely with health and GBV services providers for easy access to basic health and GBV support services.
  • Work closely with roving health team for identifying the COVID-19 patient, and ensure isolation and refer for COVID19 test.

 

Responsibility # 3: Assist in Capacity Building of WFS Facilitators.

10%

  • Assist in developing WFS Facilitator’s capacity through coaching, mentoring and providing ongoing support and guidance to staff in the field.
  • Assist in developing activity plans and implementing of the COVID sensitization training and community engagement initiatives.
  • Track regularly the progress of the WFS-based program vis a vis project targets.
  • Assist in ensuring that project guidelines, approaches and strategies are well understood by the WFS Facilitators are adequately supported in implementing relevant approaches and strategies.

 

Responsibility # 4: Assist to develop effective linkages and networking with key stakeholders especially at the community level and related to impact group.

10%

  • Work closely with Team Leader to develop effective relationship with LGI, local service providers, local administration, power elites, community leaders and different platforms of impact groups that are facilitated collective impact supports as planned and follow -up.
  • Assist in developing effective collective impact strategies to influence stakeholders to take proactive actions in securing and empowering the vulnerable women garment workers.
  • Identify issues of greater support to the women working in the informal sectors.
  • Proactively engage in learning from different stakeholders to identify innovative solutions for addressing vulnerabilities and shocks due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify existing social mobilization opportunities/resources within the community to promote the issue of capacity building of the vulnerable women garment workers.
  • Organize learning and sharing events.

 

 

Responsibility # 5: Assist in ensuring implementation of the M&E plan.

25%

  • Assist in collection of data based on the project needs.
  • Monitor the performance and management of M&E across project delivery.
  • Ensure quality monitoring data and information through regular meetings with the CARE Staffs.
  • Organize program M&E visits to the project intervention areas for quality enhancement and trouble shooting.
  • Develop and maintain data bases, data entry template with the assistance of project team Provide feedback to the CARE Bangladesh Program team based on findings from the regular reports and field visit to the intervention areas
  • Organize regular monitoring/ field visit.
  • Assist in documentation of learning through capturing processes of change or identifying good practices and challenges.
  • Assist in different kinds of assessments, conducting PLA exercises.
  • Assist in capturing learning and innovation and feeding information into M&E system.

 

 

Responsibility #6: Security

 

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 Bangladesh 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 Bangladesh 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.

 

 

V.           Qualification:

  • Minimum of 3 to 4 years of experience in project planning and implementation preferably in the area of GBV support services following emergency response.
  • Masters or equivalent degree in social science or equivalent subjects.
  • Proven track record of work in the community people specially with marginalized groups particularly women.
  • Strong facilitation background including participatory planning, organizing and community mobilization.
  • Ability to team building and can perform well under pressure.
  • Ability to coordinate with project partners, counterparts and other stakeholders.
  • Good communication skill in both verbal and written in Bangla and English.
  • Skills on budget preparation and monitoring.

VI.           Core Competencies:

  • Creativity: Ability to think creatively and translate creative thinking in tangible outputs.
  • Influencing: Ability to generate commitment and build consensus among others and gain their support.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Bengali.
  • A true team player.
  • Planning and Organizing: Able to define work goals and objectives and execute work-plans and contribute to the achievement of workgroup objectives.
  • Other key competencies include analysis, facilitation, networking and collaboration, negotiation and strategic decision making.
  • Computer knowledge both in English and Bangla is highly required.
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

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 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 etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment

 site: https://career.carebangladesh.org/ on or before December 04, 2021.

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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