Title: Partners Capacity Building Officer - USAID's YES Activity Program (National Position)
Company Name: Relief International
Vacancy: Not specific
Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Cox's Bazar Sadar)
Employment Status: Full-time
∎ Master degree (Social Science, relevant degree)
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): NGO
∎ The objective of the project is to reduce the risk of conflict in Cox`s Bazar by creating sustainable, market oriented resilient livelihood opportunities for host communities. All interventions under the program`s outcomes will aim to contribute to a supportive environment for women and girls, while directly addressing barriers and challenging negative gender norms and perceptions with innovative approaches.
∎ Brief on the position Partners Capacity Building Officer - Reporting to Deputy Program Manager, the Partners Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for the development and implementation of partners capacity building plans to increase YES local partner`s knowledge and skills to deliver quality YES activities. He/she will act as the main focal point for any new local partners RI will identify and work with for the duration of YES project. In addition he/she will monitor the progress of capacity building efforts to ensure they are able to deliver quality programming. The Partners Capacity Building Officer will also support RI on developing partners` capacity building framework and selection criteria. Based on the direction of the DPM, the Partners capacity Building Officer works in close collaboration with the program teams in Cox`s Bazar office, YES local partners, civil society and private sector ensuring successful RI YES program implementation.
∎ Duty Station: Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh
∎ Report to: Deputy Program Manager
∎ Expected Start Date: ASAP
∎ Contract length: one year (With possibility of Extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
∎ Develop and ensure consortium partner organizations capacity building plan as per Organizational Capacity Assessment Strategy with the alignment to partner's need assessments.
∎ Assist in relevant sessions and workshops with partners to identify strategic priorities in terms of partner's organizational and technical capacity development.
∎ Support in the conduction of prospective/ current partner assessments on both technical and organizational levels.
∎ Coordinate the development of integrated capacity building plans for all partners in collaboration with program and support teams.
∎ Provide day-to-day support and management of capacity strengthening activities with the relevant focal points.
∎ Identify partners needs and challenges in program activities by regular follow-up with partners & provide effective capacity development process.
∎ Maintain physical and electronic (including online documentation) record of all capacity building resources and update it on regular basis.
∎ Work closely with program team to get their feedback and observations regarding existing partner' capacities and identified gaps, needs, and opportunities.
∎ Establish and maintain productive partnership with the consortium partners by building strong relationship with them.
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
∎ 5 years' experience working with INGO/NGO on partners capacity building role in Cox's bazar is preferable
∎ Experience working in providing capacity building trainings, designing trainings, creating assessment tools to measure capacity building or relevant experiences
∎ Experience in building strong relationships with partners and ability to identify new partners
∎ Should have a wide understanding of partner capacity on all levels in order to be able to provide input on partner capabilities, areas of weakness and suitability for programmatic, operational, and capacity development efforts
∎ Proven ability to develop and implement a capacity building plan
∎ Ability to work extra mile if needed, for long hours
∎ Proven experience in conducting training with local or community-based organizations
∎ Strong background and skills in relationship management aspects with partner organizations
∎ Competency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, power point
∎ Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels, taking into account cultural and language difficulties
∎ Writing reports, case stories etc.
∎ Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken in Bengali and English
∎ Good command in Rohingya accent will consider as an asset
∎ Enthusiasm to learn
∎ Optimistic and friendly
∎ As per RI National Pay Scale Policy in Bangladesh
Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
∎ Two festival bonuses in a year equivalent to one Gross salary.
∎ Severance (8.33% of the monthly Gross salary) goes with the monthly release of the salary
Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.
Application Deadline: 26 May 2021
∎ 12 May 2021
∎ Relief International
∎ Address : Bangladesh Country Office: House: 451 , Road: 8 West, DOHS Baridhara, Dhaka-1206; Head Quarter: 5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1280 Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
∎ Web : www.ri.org
∎ Business : Relief International, headquartered in USA, is a leading international non-government organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International (RI) has been working in Bangladesh since 2004, implementing programs covering emergency response, health, economic opportunity, trafficking in persons, gender equality and youth empowerment. RI has been present in Cox’s Bazar since 2014 where it was implementing a trafficking in persons project in Ukhiya and Teknaf supporting old caseload refugees as well as host communities prior to the large-scale influx. Since 2017, RI has scaled up its operations in Cox’s Bazar to support the emergency response by providing integrated, multi-sectoral programming for refugee and host communities, covering health services, including a 144- bed COVID-19 Isolation and Treatment Center in Ukhiya, child protection, SGBV, complimentary food and livelihoods opportunities to support social cohesion. Relief International is currently implementing a large scale refugee response program in Cox`s Bazar in Bangladesh in collaboration with multiple partners including UNHCR, WFP, USAID.RI maintains a country office in Dhaka with multiple field offices in Cox`s Bazar.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach which we call the RI Way emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships, and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.