Government Compliance & Relationship Expert/Specialist

Job Description

Title: Government Compliance & Relationship Expert/Specialist

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master Degree in Business Administration or related field

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, build capacities of local stakeholders, and reduce the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, Sitakindu, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices( Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education and Atlas Logistic
∎ Number of staffs: Around 282 National staffs and 10 international staffs
∎ HI is currently looking for a Government Compliance & Relationship Expert/Specialist for its Compliance Department. The Government Compliance & Relationship Expert/Specialist is responsible to develop a sound professional understanding with government stakeholders about Handicap International`s (humanity & inclusion) global presence as well as activities and strategy in Bangladesh in order to accurately represent the organization in coordination with the GoB approval process for different.
∎ Job Location: Dhaka
∎ Line Manager: Country Compliance Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 31 December 2021 with the possibility of extension.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Overall Objective of the Job:
∎ The Government Compliance & Relationship Expert/Specialist serves as direct contact to all relevant government bodies with regards to the legal and regulatory approval process for NGO operations for HI BGD's program operation across Bangladesh. S/he contributes to HI BGD operations by ensuring approval of ongoing and new projects from relevant local authorities and support the compliance team for timely submission of requested reports and other documentation. He facilitates exchanges of relevant information between HI compliance teams and external government stakeholders and provides advisory services in regard to project regulation.
∎ Key Objectives:
∎ Objective-1: Government Compliance and Coordination
∎ Develop, maintain, and intensify contacts with relevant government institutions and authorities, representatives of other NGOs, civil society organizations, and resource persons to facilitate access to legal and regulatory information for NGOs;
∎ Contribute to building a knowledge base for legal and regulatory context for NGOs through coordination with government agencies and facilitating exchange with NGOs;
∎ Support the Country Compliance Manager in coordination with the NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) regarding FD7, FD6, Fund clearances, and project-related approval needs
∎ Responsible to obtain or expedite security clearances from SB and NSI against expatriate's work permit and visas based on submitted documents and information from the compliance department as part of the application process.
∎ Attend all meetings organized by the government regarding legal issues, as delegated by the Supervisor.
∎ Objective-2: Reporting and Administration
∎ Maintain a tracker for NGOAB and Other Regulatory Approval requirements and submit the update reports to Country Compliance Manager on monthly basis as well any Adhoc requirement from CD or SMT.
∎ Support/ coordinate with Area/Operation managers on the requirement of approval requirements of local administrations (eg, CLA, NAF, project closing reports, Samapani Protoibedon
∎ Monitor local media's regarding published NGO activities and government strategies and report to line manager on a monthly basis.
∎ Preserve systematic files/ record of each and every regulatory approval obtained for HI
∎ Objective-3: Internal Coordination's
∎ Support the team for the in-country visa, work permit, and related issues through closely working with the NGO Affairs Bureau and government agencies, and immigration department
∎ Support the coordination of internal and external audits for NGO AB projects and partner
∎ In collaboration with Compliance Manager ensure the appropriate and quality response to the queries from NGOAB and other regulatory functions on time). Support the team to handle the issues of foreign visitors in the areas of letter of invitation, submitting a letter to relevant consulate /embassy, approving of Visa on Arrival from the Govt. department, and other relevant tasks.
∎ Committed to strict Adherence towards HI BGD policy and procedures, code of conduct, Fraud Bribery Corruption Policy, and Safeguarding Principal.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 30 years
∎ At least 5 years experience on job-related issues with the government on behalf of INGOs or any organizations that require to handle similar regulatory affairs in a senior position.
∎ Experience of working with government institution is an asset and government official with such experience are highly encouraged to apply
∎ Experience in working and dealing with the NGO Affairs Bureau, NSI, SB, and Immigration department on the NGO approval process.
∎ Good knowledge of Bangladesh Governmental administrative procedure and hierarchy (protocol, etc.)
∎ Good Networking and identity across Bangladesh Governmental as well NGO communities
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 173243 - 191951 (Monthly)
∎ Salary will be fixed based on the candidates, overall qualification, appropriate & most relevant job experience, and exposure, and competitive selection performance.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 6 May 2021

Company Information:
∎ 6 Apr 2021
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specialized in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political and non-profit making, it works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, offering them assistance and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organisation has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergency situations. It operates as a federation made up of a network of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) which provide human and financial resources, manage projects and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works not only with persons with disabilities but also with their families, their communities, and the society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 3 site offices in Sitakundo, Kurigram and in Cox’sbazar.

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extreme poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities;, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.”

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 3 Reference (Current & Previous Supervisors only) including Head of HR of the last employer to by Thursday, 06 May 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and they will be preferred in case of equal qualifications with other candidates.HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.HI is committed to a workplace that is safe for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. A strong commitment to these values, the humanitarian principles with a focus on equity and inclusion. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional lives.Any sort of persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.