Program Development Specialist (Re-advertisement)

Job Description

Title: Program Development Specialist (Re-advertisement)

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master degree in Humanitarian, Development Studies, Social Sciences or most relevant discipline.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): Development Agency, NGO

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, build capacities of local stakeholders, and reduce the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, Sitakindu, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices( Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education and Atlas Logistic
∎ Number of staffs: Around 283 National staff and 9 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for a Program Development Specialist for its Technical Unit. The Programme Development Specialist contributes within the country where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact on the programme development, partnerships, and consortium development, Donor relationship, finding new opportunities as per Country Strategy/StratOp. He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm changes. He/She will also be responsible to extensively work to build HI`s external profile and develop an excellent and active working relationship with strategic donors and partners in-country and develop the programme accordingly. Under the responsibility of the Technical Unit Manager (TUM) and in close collaboration with the Country Director, Area Manager, Project Managers, and Technical Specialists, Programme Development Specialist will be responsible for:
∎ • Strategic Development
∎ • Proposal development and grants management
∎ • Representation and donor relations
∎ • Communication
∎ Job Location: Dhaka with frequent travel to Cox`s Bazar
∎ Line Manager: Technical Unit Manager
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: From as early as possible to 30 September 2023 with the possibility of an extension.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Objective-1: Strategic development
∎ Monitor donors' strategies and priorities to anticipate calls for proposals and identify opportunities for submission;
∎ Engage with identified donors to understand their perception of current HI programming and identify areas of interest for targeted fundraising efforts;
∎ Monitor research and development initiatives of other organizations, including INGOs, UNs, and government to spot trends in the development sector that need to be taken into account to develop competitive proposals;
∎ Contribute to StratOp development and follow-up, with a focus on Fundraising action plan and Internal Project Documents.
∎ Objective-2: Proposal Development and Grant Management
∎ For new project: Lead donor's proposal writing following HI's proposal writing process and tools (PD-tool, Project Development Monitoring tool, etc.) and including the development of logical frameworks, MEAL plan, technical approach narrative, planning, staffing, and budgeting;
∎ For the renewal of existing projects: contribute, under the lead of the Project Manager, to the proposal's writing;
∎ Coordinate and collaborate with HQ shared services, HI National Associations (Projects Support Officers), and technical staff to ensure their inputs are duly reflected in proposals;
∎ When required, identify appropriate/competitive teaming arrangements (consortiums, multi-country projects...) and facilitate negotiations;
∎ For consortiums, manage coordination, communication, and inputs from subs during project development;
∎ Review final proposal/concept note before submission for compliance with donors guidelines and expectations, budget matching to technical narrative and overall quality;
∎ Ensure (when relevant) the final submission of the concept notes and proposals to donors;
∎ Coordinate Donor Reporting, liaising with different departments, scheduling tasks, and guiding relevant staff members to ensure timely and high-quality inputs.
∎ Liaise with HQ to maintain an updated grant follow-up tool that is disseminated monthly to all relevant staff members along with the reporting table.
∎ Maintain proper records of all Grants and sub-grants, ensuring that grants information management and filing system are respected and all donor contractual documents, reports, key correspondence, and other documents are appropriately filed in up-to-date.
∎ Ensure that all local partnerships have Partnership Agreements up-to-date in accordance (scope, duration, and budget ) with approved Donor proposals
∎ Regularly visit field offices to work directly with program staff on the development of proposals.
∎ Objective-3: Representation and Donor Relationship Management
∎ Work with the Programme Director and TUM to build HI's external profile and influence, building key stakeholder relationships with relevant decision-makers in government, national/local organizations, donors, and key international organizations
∎ Develop an excellent and active working relationship with strategic donors and partners in-country;
∎ Promote HI's technical positioning, approaches, know-how, and expertise in relevant networks to develop consortium agreements;
∎ Feed into the Funding Needs tool (on HINSIDE) to make sure program needs are well known at HQ/NAs level and develop supporting documents, such as "project sheets" and/or "donor sheets"
∎ Manage the program's CRM and ensure it is updated as needed.
∎ Representation in Donor Meetings, upon request
∎ Objective-4: Communication
∎ Responsible for the main communication tasks within the mission: update of the factsheet, newsletters, ensure that HI is published regularly in the NCCI newsletter, etc.
∎ Gather pictures (or other visibility material) from field teams and take pictures of HI activities when possible.
∎ Share and update the visibility plan for Bangladesh
∎ Support the TUM in any other tasks, if required

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 30 years
∎ Minimum of 5 years experience in humanitarian project development and donor relationship (including experience in consortium development)
∎ Minimum 2 years of experience in development project development.
∎ Written and oral communication in English (Bangla preferred)
∎ Analysis (donor environment, geopolitics) and ethical positioning
∎ Negotiation and representation (internally and externally)
∎ Advocacy and networking techniques
∎ Partnership mobilization and management
∎ Expert in proposal development (log frames, budget & narrative)
∎ The leadership of multi-cultural and multi-sector teams, on-site and remotely
∎ HI's vision, mandate, values, and strategy
∎ Humanitarian principles and principled humanitarian action
∎ The fundamentals of disability
∎ HI service sectors, mandatory cross-cutting approaches
∎ Donor rules
∎ Planning and internal coordination
∎ Ethical values and a constructively critical mind set
∎ Benevolent (shows trust / acknowledges achievements)
∎ Cooperative /collaborative (asks for feedback / listens to the organisation)
∎ Accountable (internally/ externally/to governance)
∎ Diplomacy
∎ Audacious (shows initiative/ entrepreneurial)
∎ Resilience to stress and uncertainty
∎ Capable of self-criticism (listens and seeks to improve)

Salary: Tk. 173243 - 201305 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 16 Oct 2021

Company Information:
∎ 19 Sep 2021
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development