Innovation Grants Officer

Job Description

Title: Innovation Grants Officer

Company Name: Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Candidates with a Degree of Master's in business, social science or any other discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 1 to 2 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ About BYLC: Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), the country`s first leadership institute, exists to build leadership skills in youth from diverse backgrounds, instill values of empathy, tolerance, and inclusiveness in them to jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities. Our goal is to enable our alumni to have a high impact in the public, private and civil sectors. All of BYLC`s efforts aim to strengthen prosperity, justice, and inclusiveness in societies worldwide.
∎ Purpose: The Innovation Grants Officer will work under direct supervision of the Manager, Youth Entrepreneurship of USAID Bijoyee Activity of BYLC, which is the strategic partner of CARE Bangladesh, including some other partner organizations. The project focused on a comprehensive Initiative focused on empowering and engaging young people in Bangladesh. It aims to address various aspects of youth development, including education, skill building soft skills, creating the environment for employment, entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and social inclusion as stated in project documents.
∎ The Innovation Grants Officer will work under direct supervision of Manager, Youth Entrepreneurship and Hub Manager of USAID Bijoyee Activity, BYLC to play a pivotal role in supporting and empowering young entrepreneurs to realize their full potential. Working closely with our team, this position will focus on managing and tracking the BDT 10,000 fund offered to trained entrepreneurs. This individual will work from both our central Hub and regional Spoke locations in Manikgonj and Gazipur districts, actively engaging with young leaders and entrepreneurs to drive innovation and growth within our organization. The position will be based in Dhaka North Hub, USAID Bijoyee Activity.
∎ Duration: 3 years with possibility of extension for further period as per project requirement.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Desired candidate profile:-
∎ Essential Requirements: The Innovation Grants Officer will lead the Training under Dhaka North Hub of USAID Bijoyee Activity team for achieving having:
∎ Understanding of design curriculum and facilitation for soft skills training
∎ Strengthen youth leadership through targeted support of local youth-led and youth-serving organizations to promote youth participation as decision-makers and key contributors to individual, household, community, and national well-being.
∎ Strengthen youth systems, in partnership with youth, to provide more coordinated and effective services, practices, and policies that embody the principles of BYLC.
∎ Core responsibilities: Strategic: (10%)
∎ BYLC's Strategies and project goals, policies, plans, and guidelines are properly maintained
∎ Support to enhance on to establish strategies for organizational and institutional development, growth, and sustainability
∎ Initiatives to enhance BYLC's image and leadership role nationally and globally
∎ Institutional and program regulatory approvals and adherence of country laws and regulations
∎ Promote and practice BYLC Values (Integrity, Respect Towards Others, Empathy, Excellence in everything We Do, Continuous Development and Practice Adapting Leadership) at all times
∎ Ensure Safeguard and protection of life and dignity of all associated personnel of BYLC as well as the assets and property.
∎ Operational: (80%)
∎ Grants Management: Track the disbursement and utilization of BDT 10,000 funds provided to trained entrepreneurs.
∎ Ensure compliance with grant guidelines and reporting requirements.
∎ Manage the allocation of small grants provided during the training to Youth Leading Organizations (YLOs).
∎ Capacity Building: Collaborate with Youth Leading Organizations (YLOs) to enhance their organizational capacity.
∎ Provide guidance and support to YLOs to boost their operational efficiency and overall growth.
∎ Stakeholder Engagement: Build strong relationships with entrepreneurs, YLOs, and other key stakeholders.
∎ Act as a liaison between entrepreneurs and the organization to facilitate communication and problem-solving.
∎ Monitoring and Reporting: Collect and analyze data related to grant utilization and impact.
∎ Prepare regular reports on the progress and outcomes of innovation grants and YLO development.
∎ Innovation Promotion: Identify opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship within the organization and the community.
∎ Encourage and support entrepreneurs in developing and implementing innovative projects that has business potential.
∎ People Management and Relationship Building: (10%)
∎ Conduct regular meetings and contribute to helping team members understand and establish goals and responsibilities to increase their capacity and engagement.
∎ Receive feedback from team members and transform their feedback into action for continuous improvement and employee satisfaction.
∎ Establish and maintain inter-departmental collaboration and coordination concerning effective and efficient management
∎ Establish and maintain liaison with existing and potential external stakeholders.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age 25 to 35 years
∎ Experience Business, Entrepreneurship, Nonprofit Management, etc.
∎ Experience in project finance and grants management and administration
∎ Experience working with youth organizations, project field management, and training in any NGO/ development organization
∎ Experience in training, learning, and development management for USAID-funded projects will give an advantage.
∎ Required technical skills: Strong understanding of financial concepts and entrepreneurship principles.
∎ Experience in project planning, coordination, and field implementation.
∎ Excellent writing and speaking skills in both Bangla and English.
∎ Oral and written language skills in Bengali and English.
∎ Excellent skills in G Suite (including Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive), presentation, advanced MS Excel, and PowerPoint presentations.
∎ Excellent report writing and analytical skills.
∎ Effective coordination and collaboration with the government, local youth organizations, and the community in Manikganj and Gazipur.
∎ Interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills.
∎ Required Soft Skills: Self-motivated and self-driven individuals can promote community engagement.
∎ Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to work effectively with colleagues and partners in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment.
∎ Willingness to work flexible hours is a critical requirement for this role.
∎ Should be dedicated to daily task completion.
∎ Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, work independently, set priorities, effectively manage time and staff, and meet deadlines.
∎ Teamwork, Communication, Proactiveness, Commitment to public service
∎ Integrity and demonstrated ability to work under pressure
∎ Willing to work in a fast-paced environment
∎ Keenness in knowledge sharing and continuous development
∎ Ability to give/receive constructive feedback with attention to detail.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 35000 - 40000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Festival Bonus: 2
∎ other benefits will be entitled as per BYLC policy.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Dec 2023

Company Information:
∎ 26 Nov 2023
∎ Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)
∎ Address : Medona Tower (Level 11 & 12), 28 Mohakhali, C/A. Dhaka
∎ Business : Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), a registered nonprofit leadership institute, works to build connections among youth from diverse backgrounds, equip them with leadership skills, and enable them to have high impact in public, private, and civil sectors. Conceptualized at Harvard University in 2008, BYLC has brought the best of global leadership education to Bangladesh and made it available to youth who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to receive such world-class leadership education. Drawing on concepts of organizing, communication and leadership taught at Harvard and MIT, BYLC has designed its leadership programs that reach out to diverse segments of youth in different age groups.

Category: NGO/Development

: Application procedure: Email your CV with cover letter (mandatory) to [email protected] and [email protected] mentioning the position name in the subject lineAdditional information: Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) tries to ensure a diverse workforce by providing equal opportunities to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location, and religion.BYLC follows a strict zero-tolerance on any type of abuse towards children and vulnerable adults.All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.BYLC does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, or processing).


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