Program Coordinator

Job Description

Title: Program Coordinator

Company Name: Libraries Without Borders

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters degree in any discipline

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): At least 03 years relevant NGO experience, At least 1 years experience in the Humanitarian Response in Coxs bazar, Experience as a Project Manager on similar field, Experienced in donor fund management, Humanitarian emergency assistance programms, Project Coordinator/ Officer

Job Context:
∎ Bangladesh has been one of the theaters of the Rohingya crisis for over 30 years and particularly since April 2017; today, it hosts nearly 1 million refugees today at the Bangladesh and Myanmar border. After studying needs in the Cox`s Bazar district, BSF launched in November 2018 activities in Rohingya camps and surrounding host communities with the following objectives:
∎ To empower youth and women through an access to informal education and vocational trainings
∎ To provide a quality access to information and cultural resources
∎ To foster social cohesion and strengthen communities` resilience through the promotion of community interaction and participation
∎ The project includes 7 Ideas Box dedicated to providing services for access to information, expression, communication, Non Formal Education and recreation, and Ideas Cube kits for outreach activities. This pilot project includes customizing the physical and digital contents and services according to local needs and languages, training and supporting the local teams in using these tools to their full potential.
∎ BSF is working to scale up the project in the region, by extending the number of Ideas Box and ideas Box tools and their related methodologies in 2022.
∎ In doing so, BSF is looking to hire a Program Coordinator.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Coordinate and develop activities and BSF's programs in Cox's Bazar district.
∎ Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission, the Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of BSF programs in Bangladesh. He/she works in close cooperation with the International Program Coordinator at BSF headquarters.
∎ He/she supervises and supports the operational team on the field - currently one Project Manager and one technical advisor (expatriate)
∎ ->The Program Coordinator is responsible for:
∎ Coordinating program activities
∎ Ensuring the project calendar is realistically defined and respected, that positive activities are led, respecting the quality standards of Bibliothèques Sans Frontières and its partners and donors.
∎ Proposing adjustments to ensure the relevance of the projects whenever necessary
∎ Coordinating activities with the program teams and other departments from Bibliothèques Sans Frontières, as well as with BSF's partners.
∎ Contributing to the hiring of, and provide direct supervision of both, operational teams in the field and support team in the mission.
∎ Assuring continual training and the skills growth for employees under his or her supervision
∎ Coordinating the writing of narrative reports
∎ Working with the Administration/Logistics/Finances Coordinator to monitor the project budget
∎ Assisting the Mission Chief in strategic planning, and in putting in place and updating a daily security plan
∎ Assuring the performance and proper functioning of the office when the Mission Chief is absent
∎ Follow up on the budgets and ensure the respect of the budget assigned to the project under her/his supervision
∎ Ensuring coherence of the monitoring and evaluation implementation
∎ ->Participating in the development of partnerships
∎ Monitor funding opportunities
∎ Drafting all supporting documents (concept notes, proposals, budgets) for new potential partnerships
∎ Ensure the financial viability of the projects developed
∎ Participate and animate project framing meetings with partners and donors
∎ Upon request of the Mission Chief, representing BSF in the clusters in which the organization participates

Additional Requirements:
∎ ->Experience
∎ At least 3 years of experience in a similar position with management responsibilities
∎ Knowledge of principal donors and humanitarian ecosystem
∎ Good experience managing a humanitarian project and its development (project cycle, reporting, etc...) and in leading a team
∎ Experience in organization administration
∎ Mastery of Microsoft Office pack
∎ Fluent in English, French is a plus
∎ ->Qualities
∎ Good stress management
∎ Thorough, organized, and reliable
∎ Sense of responsibility
∎ Able to work autonomously and take initiatives
∎ Dynamic, capable of making good suggestions
∎ Capable of adapting, managing priorities, and acting pragmatically
∎ Persuasive
∎ Interpersonal and communication skills, team spirit
∎ Integrity, honesty
∎ Interest for digital education and new technologies is appreciated

Salary: Negotiable

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Salary based on experience and BSF salary scale

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 9 Dec 2021

Company Information:
∎ 29 Nov 2021
∎ Libraries Without Borders
∎ Address : Shughondha
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Bibliothèques Sans Frontières / Libraries Without Borders (BSF) is an international NGO founded in 2007 which works to strengthen the autonomy and resilience of vulnerable populations by providing access to information and education and promoting cultural diversity. In the Middle East, in Central and Eastern Africa, in Europe, or in Colombia, BSF works to put in place safe spaces and services for education, professional training, psychological support and social cohesion for vulnerable populations. To provide these services, BSF created the Ideas Box with support from the Alexander Soros Foundation. Ideas Boxes are multimedia centers in a kit, fully equipped with materials that can be installed in less than 20 minutes. They provide access to a library, a cinema, thousands of educational and informational resources, and an internet connection. The resources are carefully chosen to match the needs, language, and culture of the local users. The technological equipment and teaching methods offered by the Ideas Box transform places like schools, libraries, and community centers to comprehensive resource- and learning-centers.

Category: NGO/Development

: Please apply only if you have at least 3 years of experience in a similar position with management responsibilities

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