Government Liaison Officer

Job Description

Title: Government Liaison Officer

Company Name: International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Graduate/Master
∎ Government and politics, Public Administration, Humanities, Social Sciences or Social work.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Under the direct supervision of Manager Government liaison and administration, this position is expected to support IRC operations (Rohingya response & Host) in Cox Bazar in terms of managing government relationships (at Camps and different Upazila administrative level) and ensuring legal compliances set by NGO Affairs Bureau, Cox’s Bazar DC Office & RRRC office, Govt. Intelligence departments.
∎ Job Location: IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya Office.
∎ Contract length: One Year (with possibility of extension)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Major Responsibilities :
∎ Camp In-charge liaison:
∎ Maintain and establish a good professional relationship with CIC and his/her officials.
∎ Track all approval issues based on FD7, UN-PD.
∎ Process and manage relevant approval issues that are not in mention FD7 & UN-PD.
∎ Facilitate, guide, and strengthen staff capacity following RRRC, DC, UNO, CIC office rules and regulations.
∎ Represent organization to CIC office/s and mitigate critical issues raise by CIC office.
∎ Ensure the documents are prepared and collected from the relevant stakeholders.
∎ Up to date all Camps approval to CIC office.
∎ Support program team for any kinds of approval/recommendation in Camps/UNOs level.
∎ Ensure that IRC operates in camps following all legal compliances set by CIC, GoB in a timely and quality manner. This includes but is not limited to submitting of (i) Approved FD documents to CIC and UNO; (iii) Support to programs on Project closure formalities from CIC office.
∎ With the support of a supervisor, maintain an up-to-date tracking sheet of all legal requirements for every project, timely updating and proactively communicate with Camp focal for pending approvals/issues for camp level.
∎ Local Administrations Liaison:
∎ Proactively liaison with the govt. agencies for ensuring different approval processes.
∎ Ensure the documents are prepared and collected from the relevant stakeholders.
∎ S/he will update daily relief distribution status to the Govt. bodies.
∎ Receive permission of relief materials distribution permission.
∎ Based on the advice from a supervisor, attend various relevant external meetings in (UZ, Union and camp level) to represent IRC as well as support program and support staff to provide translation services.
∎ Support program team for any kinds of approval/recommendation in UNOs level.
∎ Develop a sound knowledge of IRCs global presence as well as activities and strategy in Bangladesh in order to accurately represent the organization in liaisons with the GoB
∎ Ensure that IRC operates in camps following all legal compliances set by CIC, GoB in a timely and quality manner. This includes but is not limited to submitting of (i) Approved FD documents to CIC and UNO; (iii) Support on Project closure formalities from UNO office etc.
∎ With the support of a supervisor, maintain up to date tracking sheet of all legal requirements for every project, timely updating and proactively communicate with Camp focal for pending approvals/issues for camp, UNO, Upazila & Union level.
∎ Act as the Teknaf & Ukhiya-based focal point for managing all inquiries from various relevant GoB offices at all levels (UNO, Camps, UZ and Union etc.)
∎ Regular follow-up with UNOs Office for Local Administration Certificate (Project closure certificate).
∎ Build excellent working relationships and maintain regular communication, coordination and provide updates to UNO, CIC, and relevant GoB offices on the work of IRC
∎ Documentation and Reporting:
∎ Organize and store all documents in the proper place.
∎ Track all the FD7 and maintain standard documentation for keeping a record of all approval and govt. necessary letters.
∎ Coordinate to collect FD7 activity progress report and take N/A for submitting to the local administrations.
∎ Support to provide reports for expatriate VISA issues
∎ Work closely with Manager-Government Liaison and Administration to ensure all paperwork is completed and submitted in a timely manner
∎ Short term cover the position of Manager (Government Liaison and Administration) in his/her absence in IRC Cox’s Bazar office.
∎ Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum of three years of professional experience of working in a similar role with I/NGO.
∎ Preference to those who have worked in a similar role with International NGO.
∎ Have experience in multi programs coordination.
∎ Practical working experience on FD7, FD6, FC-1 and UN-PD
∎ Excellent and demonstrated knowledge of legal compliances set by CIC, RRRC, DC, and UNO Offices.
∎ Excellent understanding of govt. structure (UZ, Union, and Rohingya camp) relevant to the operation of NGOs in Bangladesh.
∎ Excellent understanding of govt. protocol and communication.
∎ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to act professionally and diplomatically on behalf of the IRC, including representation in high-level meetings.
∎ Excellent command of Bangla language (writing, reading, and speaking).
∎ Good communication skills in the English language.
∎ Good command over MS office, especially in Bangla typing skills.
∎ Practical experience in writing letters align with govt. office protocol.
∎ Proactive, a good team player, and ability to work under pressure.
∎ Must be able to work independently and possess good time management skills.

Salary: Tk. 51600 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ 2 retention benefits in a year equivalent to two basic salaries

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 12 Jul 2022

Company Information:
∎ 5 Jul 2022
∎ International Rescue Committee (IRC)
∎ Address : 3rd floor, Sayemon Heritage Residence, Baharchora, Cox’s Bazar
∎ Web : https://www.rescue.org/
∎ Business : The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

Category: NGO/Development

: Standard of Professional ConductIRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others. Gender Equality & Equal OpportunityWe are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?

Similar Jobs

Officer/ Sr. Officer, Procurement, HCMP

Project Manager, DRR, HCMP

Monitoring & Documentation Officer-URMI Project

Project Engineer-URMI project

Community Facilitator-URMI Project

Technical Officer - Business Development (Project Partner level)

Accounts & Admin Officer-URMI Project

Case Management Officer

Master Trainer (Post-harvest handling and Processing of Horticultural Crops)

Master Trainer - Agriculture

Master Trainer (Agricultural Economics/ Agribusiness/economics)

Bangla Job

Paralegal, EWJ Project

Field Facilitator (Deputy outreach supervisor), CBP, HCMP

Midwife

Translator (Teknaf Base)

Medical Supervisor (Teknaf Base)

Communication, Knowledge Management and Advocacy Lead

Agricultural Officer

Project Management Specialist (Gender), FSN – 11

Procurement & Logistics Coordinator, FSN - 08

Intern - Pharmacy

Emergency Response Coordinator Bangladesh Sunamganj

Community Facilitator– (Cooperative Facilitator)

Community Mobilizer, DRR, HCMP

Knowledge Exchange Manager

Field Facilitator, MORZADA

Unit Accountant , MORZADA

Event and Communications Officer

Unit Manager, MORZADA

Project Accountant, MORZADA

Upazila Coordinator

Project Manager, MORZADA

Technical Specialist - Advocacy

Coordinator (Re-advertisement)

Technical Director - Evidence and Learning

Manager, Hygiene Promotion and Coordination, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (Contractual)

Senior Manager, Water Sanitation and Hygiene Programme (Contractual)

Technical Specialist - WASH Market Systems (Re advertisement)

Manager, Sutripti (Staff Canteen), Estate Department