COVID-19 Response Manager

Job Description

Title: COVID-19 Response Manager

Company Name: The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Educated to masters level and/or can demonstrate equivalent intellectual capacity

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Currently, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is looking for a suitable Bangladeshi national for the following position of its COVID-19 response program:
∎ Department : Disaster Response (DR)
∎ Duration of contract : : 6 months (with possibility of extension).
∎ Reportable to : Operation Coordinator in close coordination with Director, DR and Director, Health
∎ Duty station : National Head Quarters (NHQ), Moghbazar, Dhaka.
∎ Starting Date : As soon as possible.
∎ Job purpose: The Response Program Manager will be responsible for overall management of on-going COVID-19 response and relevant duties given by the department. He/ She will provide programmatic oversight and support in the areas of PROVASH Response Activities. He/ She will be responsible to implement planned activities within the budget and guide the field implementation. Maintain close coordination with vaccination team. Manage specific projects assigned by the organization. Will ensure budget management and support donor funding including PROVASH project. Will support overall coordination and information sharing in a regular structural way among NHQ, field teams and partners. Will be responsible for managing the staff member to ensure coordination among the team. Besides, the response activities, this incumbent will also contribute to the overall BDRCS response programme.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Overall management of the specific project assigned by BDRCS and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of PROVASH response program activities and volunteer led response programming.
∎ Provide back up support to the Operation Coordinator and contribute to the day-to-day activities with regards to COVID-19 programme and response.
∎ Provide technical input to the COVID-19 response team and ensure technical assistance for program implementation.
∎ Provide Programmatic support to Project team for evaluation and impact analysis of response programme within the required timeframes.
∎ Responsible for budget management and expenditure tracking.
∎ Carry out regular monitoring visits with other Units, ensuring that project objectives are met within the stated timeframes and in accordance with recognized national and international standards.
∎ Contribute to the review of BDRCS response Program with BDRCS Management team.
∎ Represent BDRCS at national coordinating bodies, and bilateral meetings, working groups, with national or local government departments and any other relevant meetings or events.
∎ Ensure the project expenditure is in line with approved budgets, advising on potential under/over spend and recommending appropriate corrective action.
∎ In collaboration with program staff, Finance staff and the PMER, ensure that necessary quality improvement planning, budgeting and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning.
∎ Reinforce the peer review process, including sharing lessons learned and best practices adapted, to continually bridge performance gaps. Develop and test new approaches for quality and performance improvement according to the local context as needed.
∎ Contribute to developing strategic partnership with BDRCS for better response program and service delivery for improved humanitarian assistance.
∎ Duties applicable to all staff:
∎ Actively work towards the achievement of the BDRCS goals
∎ Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross and Red Crescent principles
∎ Perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the Director Response.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 7 years of working experience in program/project management in the Red Cross/Red Crescent and/or other humanitarian organisations.
∎ Supporting staff and volunteers
∎ Good understanding of Project Cycle Management
∎ Planning, implementing, and monitoring projects from conception to completion
∎ Report writing, proposal writing, response plan development experience
∎ Working with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
∎ Working for a humanitarian/non-profit making organization
∎ Ability to work independently, highly solutions-oriented and as a team player
∎ Solid experience with donor-funded projects and working with different donors
∎ Knowledge and Skills:
∎ Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word processing, email and internet)
∎ Excellent communication and negotiation skills (oral and written)
∎ Skilled in training, mentoring and coaching individuals and groups, as appropriate
∎ Highly motivated, self-starter able to lead a process, engage others and create ownership
∎ Flexible and willing to deal with ambiguity, changes, and challenges
∎ Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines
∎ Willing to travel and operate in a demanding working environment
∎ Languages:
∎ Fluently spoken and written English
∎ Good command of Bangla language
∎ Competencies:
∎ High degree of integrity, discretion, and personal conduct
∎ Flexible and adaptable to changing working conditions
∎ Self-motivated and proactive with good judgement and initiative
∎ Ability to prioritise, meet deadlines and work under pressure, sensitive to diversity
∎ Able to work in a multicultural team, good inter-personal skills
∎ Able to work under minimum supervision, good stress management
∎ Communication
∎ Collaboration and Teamwork
∎ National Society and Customer Relations
∎ Creativity and Innovation
∎ Building Trust

∎ Up to 100,000 BDT (other benefits as per organization’s policy).

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 15 Jan 2022

Company Information:
∎ 30 Dec 2021
∎ The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Category: NGO/Development

: Departmental clearance will be required for internal candidates.If you think you are competent enough for the position, please apply online

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