Program Manager

Job Description

Title: Program Manager

Company Name: Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters or Bachelors degree in Nutrition or Food Security related fields.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV) is a non- government, non-political, Bangladeshi organization under its Health & Nutrition program providing lifesaving health& nutrition support to the Rohingya people of Cox`s Bazar. As part of its Health & Nutrition interventions in support with WFP & UNHCR, SARPV is implementing "Integrated nutrition interventions to address malnutrition among Rohingya refugees."
∎ Job purpose:
∎ Project implementation oversight including planning, initiation, quality service delivery, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, procurement tracking, budget management and coordination with partners, consortium, sectors and local authorities.
∎ Liaises with:
∎ Programmatically with other Concern`s Cox`s Bazar project managers and coordinators, and externally with consortium implementation team
∎ Operationally with SARPV departments of HR, finance, logistics, MEAL and externally with authorities at camp and district level, and relevant sectors in Cox`s Bazar Rohingya response.
∎ Employment Status: Contractual, until 31st December 2022 (renewable)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Main duties & Responsibilities:

∎ Project Implementation
∎ Coordinate project start up activities including inception meetings, recruitment, procurement plan and local authorities permissions.
∎ Ensure capacity build of project team for quality project implementation, of the nutrition and livelihoods components and associated approaches
∎ Oversee the project beneficiaries selection process to ensure impartiality in identification of the vulnerable groups, within the project coverage areas.
∎ Oversee formation of Care Groups, Groups of older people and other project beneficiary groups according to project design, and likewise support local partner
∎ Support the development and adaption of context specific IEC materials for training and capacity building of project staff and beneficiaries
∎ Lead the team to operationalise a regular cascading training plan for staff, Care Groups, Older people groups, behaviour influencers groups as per project design
∎ Support project team to ensure quality sessions on maternal, infant and young child nutrition, participatory cooking sessions, home gardening and small businesses
∎ Ensure timely procurement and distribution of project materials to target beneficiaries, for timely project implementation as per agreed project design
∎ Undertake regular field visits offering for on the job support and coaching to the project team to maintain high quality and accountability to beneficiaries.

∎ Budget Management
∎ Ensure that SARPV administrative and financial policies and procedures are understood and followed by all project staff and volunteers.
∎ Ensure that the project budget and expenditure plans are in place for all activities and monitored regularly with project team, logistics and finance teams.
∎ Be proactive against unusual transactions; variations from established procedures or any practices which do not demonstrate transparency and accountability.
∎ Budget holder with expenditure authorization responsibility according to delegation of authority and SARPV financial policy and procedures, and donor compliance guidelines.

∎ Coordination
∎ Coordinate with consortium partners and local partners in this project, relevant sectors and agencies in camps for mutual support and smooth implementation.
∎ Liaison with government bodies and SARPVgovernment liaison team to seek approval for project implementation, such as FD7 process, RRRC and CiC requests
∎ Ensure active participation in camp level coordination meetings with local authorities such as site management and CiC, and/or with other organizations
∎ Represent SARPVat consortium coordination meetings such as the project implementation committee and community engagement working group
∎ Support effective coordination, collaboration and networking across the wider humanitarian community in the Rohingya Response through relevant sectors
∎ Work closely with other SARPVproject teams to ensure integration of all projects within SARPV, for smooth operation and mutual support.

∎ Human Resource Management
∎ Support HR department to ensure timely recruitment of qualified project staff.
∎ Monitor staff performance and ensure timely performance development reviews.
∎ Ensure staff welfare, safety and security in liaison with HR.
∎ Ensure an enabling, friendly, collaborative and professional working culture within the project team, and adherence to SARPVpolicies and procedures.

∎ Monitoring and Evaluation
∎ Work with MEAL team to ensure that there is project M&E system in place with regular systematic activity review for tracking project progress against targets.
∎ Ensure that the project maintains an updated database to track key project outputs against set targets.
∎ Organize regular progress meetings with project staff to review progress of project deliverables against targets as stipulated in the logframe.
∎ Support MEAL team to organise and implement surveys, evaluations and learning documentation of project achievements
∎ Liase with MEAL, Advisors and Emergency Director to set up and sustain a feedback mechanism for accountability to program staff and beneficiaries

∎ Reporting
∎ Ensure that the project submits high quality project reports within agreed time line and formats to demonstrate project results, as agreed in the consortium.
∎ Work with MEAL team to maintain a database of activity reports and supporting documents and tools according to the detailed implementation plan and logframe
∎ Coordinate and ensure that project reports are analyzed and learning generated to inform program and advocacy actions and/or decisions.
∎ Ensure that the best practices, case studies and success stories are well captured, following compliance and accountability guidelines.

∎ Additional Roles
∎ Promote and ensure compliance with the requirements of Concern's HR policies, concern's Code of Conduct and its associated policies and Core Humanitarian Standards of Accountability to ensure protection to programme beneficiaries.
∎ Perform other duties assigned by the Advisors or Emergency Director

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 5 years progressively management work experience in Nutrition or Food Security.
∎ Experience in managing project budget is required
∎ Good computer and report writing skills are required
∎ Strong written and verbal communication skills in English is required
∎ Experience with the Care Group approach would be an advantage
∎ Experience working with older people over 60 years would be an advantage
∎ Good knowledge on Rohingya refugee context is desirable.

∎ As per organization policy.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ 2 days weekly holiday
∎ 2 Festival bonus
∎ Local transport, mobile bill and others allowance will be applicable as per organization's policy.

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 May 2022

Company Information:
∎ 12 May 2022
∎ Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)
∎ Address : 86/1 North Adabor, Flat No. 1C,1D, Adabor Bazar Road, Adabor, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV) is devoted to work for the most underprivileged and marginalized vulnerable groups of the society for their socioeconomic development to transform them as productive human resource with a dignified lifestyle. People with Disability are the prime focus of our every work. Along with the disability issue SARPV is also intervening in various sensitive issues like poverty eradication, educational support, health service providing, establishing rights, climate change and DRM, skill development to integrate the vulnerable groups in the mainstream of society those who are leading life with uncertainty in the society.

Category: NGO/Development

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