Title: Coordinator - Happy Home
Company Name: ActionAid Bangladesh
Job Location: Dhaka
Employment Status: Full-time
∎ Bachelor's in preferably social sciences, gender studies including others under social science arena or combination of significant humanitarian experience in a related area is equally considered.
∎ At least 2 year(s)
∎ Strategic Priority: Women Rights & Gender Equity
∎ Name of the Project Location of posting: Happy Home Project Dhaka
∎ Types of Contract: Up to 31 December 2025 (if not extended)
∎ About Happy Home: ActionAid Bangladesh supports roughly 100 adolescent girls through our Happy Home initiative. The Home has helped a lot of girls to leave the uncertain and threatening prospect of living on the streets. At Happy Home, we ensure safe and secured living conditions for the girls, healthy meals and hygiene and sanitation along with psychological counselling and recreation. Once the girls are settled in, we admit them in mainstream schools. As an exit mechanism, we also offer vocational skill development training, so that the girls can choose a potential career later.
∎ By the time the girls are 18 years of age, they would have completed secondary schooling and acquired a few vocational skills to be able to make a living on their own. This is when they leave the Home to start small entrepreneurship ventures in a group or take on a job individually, making room for new children to come in. The Home has also served as a drop-in centre for children who come to benefit from daily necessities such as safe water, sanitation, recreation etc. Since 2006, we have helped more than 17,000 girls.
∎ Job Summary: The aim of this position is to design and plan activities required to maintain sound administration in Happy Homes with specific focuses on children. The position requires a clear understanding of the Child Protection Policy in-country aspect, knowledge of rights-based approach and ability to analyse social and legal aspects of violence against girls and children, and relevant existing laws and policies. She should be willing to work with disadvantaged children and must have a clear understanding of developing long-term programme strategy and management of residential childcare centers and have sound skills in reporting and documentation. She must have networking and liaison capacity to build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders, Happy Home Ambassadors, Donors, NGOs, INGOs, and organisations for the resource mobilization. The position should have good coordination skills and maintain clear communication between ActionAid Bangladesh and the Home Management team to ensure proper and timely support.
∎ Monthly Gross Salary will be 51,679 /- with other admissible benefits such as festival bonus, provident fund, gratuity, medical benefit, group life insurance etc.
Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.
Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2023
∎ 18 Sep 2023
∎ ActionAid Bangladesh
∎ Business : ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.