Program & Business Development Officer

Job Description

Title: Program & Business Development Officer

Company Name: Islamic Relief Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master of Development Studies (MDS), Master of Social Science (MSS), Master of Arts (MA) in English, Economics, International Relation, mass communication & Journalism

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 6 year(s)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Project design and Business development (40%)
∎ S/he will be explicitly involved in supporting the team to ensure program quality including the full program cycle, strengthening systems for proposal development and learning as well as the writing, fine-tuning and submission of high-value, strategic, and/or complex proposals from a range of donors, including the development of log frames.
∎ Supporting all expressions of interest, concept notes, and proposals are reviewed for quality assurance, are approved according to internal IR processes, and are submitted to donors in the required format and on time
∎ Arranging project design workshops and consultation meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
∎ S/he will be responsible to review and synthesize key donor priorities to identify areas for IRB further growth & also review solicitations, determine technical strategies and approaches, develop outlines, write and edit proposals. And if require Coordination of the preparation of funding applications with donors such as ECHO, EC, DFID, Forum Syd, UN, etc. &, etc. & Another Internal Donor;
∎ Support cultivating long-term strategic partnerships with private sector stakeholders and peer development agencies.
∎ Support identification of partners in coordination with the Program Manager, including supporting partner assessments and drafting teaming agreements.
∎ Involvement to integrate an inclusion perspective, with help of the SFP, into IRB's routine activities and the organization's program portfolio, and provide expert advice on this.
∎ Knowledge management according to operational plans of the Unit (25%) • Documented all kind of knowledge materials and best practices in the aspect of knowledge management.
∎ Support to the Unit in terms of referral documents, study/survey papers and relevant reading documents.
∎ Set and track proposal development timelines and ensure coordination amongst relevant Unit –Programme Management, MEAL, Finance, Human Resource Management & Development, and external stakeholders (if relevant).
∎ Support to address the Programme Quality Framework in all new proposals and those key elements of program quality are included (e.g., safeguarding, Inclusion lessons learned from past proposals, accountability, risk assessments, effective partnership strategy, etc.).
∎ Develop monthly and annual plans of key actions towards program and business development with the coordination with the PDB Unit.
∎ Development of fact sheets on program quality initiatives and best practices.
∎ Support accordingly to promote a culture of shared learning across all program locations and with colleagues in the region including organizing quarterly project review meetings and grants opening and closing meetings.
∎ Develop & maintain a knowledge management system to capture lessons learned and disseminate these within Concern in Burundi and wider
∎ Effective Communication, coordination, facilitation & linkage building support (10%) Coordination & communication with project stakeholders, Gos, NGOs, private sectors, CBOs, Service providers & IRCO representatives.
∎ Facilitate other NGOs in the working area/region for replication and exchange learning sharing.
∎ Organize & conduction online events involving donor community, Government stakeholders, sector focal, and INGO/NGOs at the National level.
∎ Work with IRB’s all programs and Central External Relationship and Communication unit on linkage building with financial partners.
∎ Support Unit for assessment of existing partner capacities and systems to manage and implement institutionally funded programs and, jointly develop program and project funding proposals;
∎ Contribute to investing in partners’ capacities, by jointly identifying funding needs, developing plans to strengthen capacities,
∎ Work with partners to regularly assess the quality of the relationship, ensuring that effective communication channels are in place and that funding-related issues are timely addressed
∎ Donor Report writing and documentation (10%) •
∎ Ensure proper documentation and record-keeping of projects developed
∎ Ensuring the quality report writing in the aspect of all projects and programmatic reporting according to stipulated format
∎ Regular communication and collaboration with programs for qualitative and quantitative report delivery
∎ PDB Unit’s related all papers, reports & events to be documented properly
∎ Ensure the compliance of all manuals and organizational policies for the project team with proper practice and record
∎ Qualitative and quantitative donor report writing (quarterly, annually, project completion, and need-based)
∎ Influencing and representation (10%)
∎ Explore different potential strategic partnership in country with different stakeholders and establish a leadership role of IRB.
∎ Participate in and support national and regional campaign working groups/events to share knowledge
∎ Engage in developing and disseminating learning from different programs and projects and utilize the learning in different ways at both a national and regional level.
∎ Ensure IRB in Bangladesh is working with relevant affiliates and research bodies to conduct action research on programs
∎ Ensure IRB in Bangladesh’s visibility at different national, regional and international forums
∎ Actively participate in the development and maintenance of key organizational networks
∎ Represent IRB at internal and external forums/ networks; establishing and maintaining contact with a range of organizations and individuals and where the appropriate technical working group, cluster meetings program, and other various forum.
∎ Other Requirement (5%)
∎ Contribute to other project activities and any other tasks as required by program management;
∎ Willing and able to travel frequently for extended periods and to remote areas of the projects.
∎ Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation, Fraud, Bribery & Money Laundering to achieve the program’s goals on safeguarding implementation and as well as Act as a key source of support, guidance, and expertise on the safeguarding of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation, Fraud, Bribery & Money Laundering for establishing a safe working environment
∎ Responsible for seasonal (Ramadan & Qurbani) & emergency response programs if require.
∎ Being a member of Islamic Relief as a child-friendly organization, it is the core responsibility and obligation of each staff member to understand and obey IR Child Protection & PSEA Policy and respond accordingly as and when required

Additional Requirements:
∎ Experience in working with, Programme design and analysis, Programme and business development, Experience in Reporting and proposal writing.
∎ Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/ Excel/PowerPoint/Adobe Photoshop/ Basic Internet/ etc.
∎ Excellent Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening skills for English & Bengali
∎ Social Mobilization Skill
∎ Facilitation Skill
∎ Coordination/Advocacy/Networking/Communication Skill
∎ Reporting & Documentation
∎ Monitoring & Evaluation Skill
∎ Financial management
∎ Decision-making skill
∎ Conflict resolution skill
∎ Leadership skill
∎ Self-development
∎ Problem-solving skill
∎ Planning, analytical and organizational skills
∎ Strategic Management skill
∎ Ability to work under pressure and manage workload effectively
∎ Supportive, effective, and good team player
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 49325 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 1
∎ Other Benefits will be provided as per organizational HR policy

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 27 Nov 2021

Company Information:
∎ 15 Nov 2021
∎ Islamic Relief Bangladesh
∎ Address : Bangladesh Country Office: House # 10, Road # 10, Block-K, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212
∎ Web : islamicrelief.org.bd
∎ Business : Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) - founded in 1984 and based in Birmingham, UK - is an independent humanitarian and development organization. It supports the world’s most vulnerable people in their fight against poverty & sufferings regardless of race, political affiliation, gender, or belief, and without expecting anything in return. It is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
IRW has a presence in 45 countries across the globe. Some funds of the organization come from individual donations and others from institutional donors such as the DFID, EU, SIDA, CIDA/IDRF, Forum Syd, WFP, UNDP, and ECHO.
Islamic Relief(IR) started working in Bangladesh in 1991 in order to help the distressed survivors of the devastating cyclone by providing emergency relief and supporting communities to rebuild in the wake of that cyclone. Initially, it focused on emergency relief & disaster preparedness activities. Later on, it expanded its programs on both humanitarian and development challenges. Now it works in an integrated manner combining emergency humanitarian assistance, short-term work opportunity, shelter support, awareness & training on different DRR, climate change, development, health & hygiene and social issues, cash grant, IGA means, health & nutrition, safe water & sanitation, education, advocacy and linkage with different service providers. As a registered charity, IR is open and transparent; it continually assesses its work and operational methods to improve impact and effectiveness.
Islamic Relief values and commitment to safeguarding: IRB is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults, and beneficiaries with whom IRB engages. IRB expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.
In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.



Category: NGO/Development

: For more details Job information, Please download the job description from our official websites (islamicrelief.org.bd). Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply. However, Islamic Relief Bangladesh considers diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, disability, class, caste, or religion.

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