Title: Program Officer (Southern Part)
Company Name: Development Alternatives Inc (DAI)
Job Location: Barishal, Khulna
Employment Status: Full-time
∎ Bachelor degree in any discipline
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Administrative, Data Collection, Program Management, Research and Development, Survey, USAID
∎ Digital Frontiers is a $74.4 million buy-in mechanism available to USAID Bureaus and Missions from 2017-2022. DAI implements the Digital Frontiers project, which works closely with USAID`s Global Development Lab (GDL), the Center for Digital Development (CDD), USAID Missions, the private sector, and international and local development organizations to identify successful and sustainable digital development approaches and scale their impact globally.
∎ As the U.S. Government`s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future (FTF) works to give families and communities in some of the world`s poorest countries the freedom and opportunity to lift themselves out of food insecurity and malnutrition. By equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to feed themselves, the program is addressing the root causes of poverty and hunger, helping people end their reliance on aid, and creating important opportunities for a new generation of young people-all while building a more stable world. Over the past eight years, over $300 million of US Government investment has been used to implement FTF activities within the program`s Zone of Influence (ZOI) and Zone of Resilience (ZOR) in Bangladesh, which have an estimated population of approximately 30 million people. However, the maximum number of beneficiaries reached over this period has been less than 3 million and the sustainability of these FTF interventions beyond the cessation of USAID funding is yet to be fully proven.
∎ USAID/Bangladesh, working with Digital Frontiers, therefore seeks to promote the efficient and effective use of digital tools and technologies to build the capacity of value chain actors (e.g. livestock service providers, market vendors, artificial inseminators, and feed dealers/distributors) under a market systems approach. These value chain actors should then be able to use the same tools to sustainably and effectively build the capacity of their clients/customers (smallholder farmers, pregnant/lactating women and vulnerable households) during and beyond the period of activity implementation.
∎ To enable the interventions of FTF activities to reach more beneficiaries and to better ensure the sustainability of these interventions beyond the period of USAID-supported implementation, this Activity will pilot existing digital tools and scale up those that are proven to be effective to build the capacities of value chain actors. The Activity will also motivate these value chain actors to use digital tools to build the capacities of their clients and customers towards improving their agricultural productivity, resilience and household nutrition. Increased agricultural productivity will sustainably increase the competitiveness of value chain actors` agricultural products and services, and enhance domestic, regional and international trade, increasing the country`s foreign exchange potential and making it less vulnerable to malign influence. Finally, this Activity will also sustainably increase the number of clients and customers reached by FTF activities as these value chain actors will continue building the capacity of new and existing clients and customers during and beyond the period of USAID-supported implementation.
∎ This is anticipated to run through June 2022 with the possibility of extension.
∎ Digital Frontiers seeks a Program Officer for the USAID-funded Feed the Future Bangladesh Activity. The Program Officer is responsible for providing technical program management support. S/he ensures compliance with agreement requirements, DAI procedures, and USAID regulations. The Program Officer will be responsible for providing support to the DAI team in the development and implementation of the program. S/he reports to the Senior Program Officer.
∎ Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience and a bachelor's degree; or 3 years of relevant and a master's degree. Experience providing technical, administrative and/or management support to USAID-funded contracts.
∎ Knowledge of USAID activity implementation, regulations, policies and procedures preferred
∎ Background in digital tools and/or agricultural value chains in Bangladesh preferred
∎ Excellent presentation, speaking and writing skills
∎ Fluency in Bangla and English is required
∎ Ability to travel, as needed
∎ This position reports to the Senior Program Officer
∎ Work Location: Khulna/Barishal Division
Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Medical allowance, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.
Application Deadline: 22 Apr 2021
∎ 7 Apr 2021
∎ Development Alternatives Inc (DAI)
∎ Address : 7600 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
∎ Web : https://www.dai.com/
∎ Business :
DAI is an international development company. For more than 50 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.