Project Coordinator

Job Description

Title: Project Coordinator

Company Name: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ramu, Teknaf)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Bachelor/Masters (preferred) in Social Science, Disability Studies, International Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Risk Management or any other relevant area

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with disabilities. CDD simultaneously builds technical capacities of the development stakeholders and the communities in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by strengthening their leadership and providing them with essential rehabilitation and other supports.

∎ CDD is one of the most renowned organizations in the field of disability-inclusive development. CDD`s work in Bangladesh is supported by international and national donor agencies/development partners. CDD offers an inclusive, amicable, and respectable work environment.

∎ The Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Noble prize) has been awarded to its Executive Director in 2010. In 2018, CDD was recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as one of the best organizations working on disability and development issues.

∎ Since November 2017, CDD implementing disability-inclusive humanitarian response for the Rohingyas and Host Communities in Ukhia, Cox`s Bazar. CDD will implement a new project (Sep 2021-Dec 2022) supported by the GIZ and BMZ to strengthen the capacities (physical and mental) of the people with disabilities, local state and non-state actors on disability-inclusive development services in four Unions of Teknaf and Ramu Subdistricts.

∎ CDD is now accepting applications for Project Coordinator of its project titled "Strengthened Capacities of local state and non-state actors on disability-inclusive services in Coxs Bazar."
∎ Contract Duration: September 2021 to December 2022 (subject to performance and related Approval). A three months performance objectives will be agreed, and on successful achievement of 3-months performance objectives, the contract will be continued.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Develop/regular revise the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), monitoring accordingly, and adapt things as needed (i.e., COVID-19 considerations) to implement the project effectively and efficiently.
∎ Provide management support to the Project team to implement project activities, maintaining high quality of work.
∎ Support new project teams on successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.
∎ Support team in development of a robust monitoring plan including clear learning opportunities, knowledge products to be captured during the course of project implementation.
∎ Support project team in putting beneficiary feedback/ accountability mechanism in place, jointly monitor the system in order to allow voices of beneficiaries being taken into account.
∎ Facilitate needs assessment for identifying project strategies and interventions in the evolving context of the project location.
∎ Provide strategic support on data gathering and analysis in order to assess project implementation progress, outputs and potential outcomes as well as development of further activities.
∎ Ensure that narrative, monitoring, financial and other reporting deadlines are met by the concerned, ensures quality of and submission of reports.
∎ Provide related meeting minutes (to CDD HQ) attended within next two working days.
∎ Carry out regular monitoring visits and follow up at field for all components of the project and develop clear reports to support documentation of project progress and areas of improvement for project team. Dedicate minimum one day per week for field visits.
∎ Monitoring the safety and security issues arising within the project locations with reviewing of safety and security plans as per needs.
∎ Work closely with GIZ representative(s) on project planning and implementation.
∎ Conducts financial and project management & analysis and produce reports and write-ups on short-notice.
∎ Ensures agreed coordination mechanisms are maintained.
∎ Work closely with the Finance Team to produce 15 days Budget Variance.
∎ Arrange and conduct monthly (1st week of each month) Action Plan and Coordination Meeting with the related team focal.

∎ Team Management
∎ Supervise the work of relevant staff as per authority (including development of Key Performance Objectives, clear work plans, support visits and meetings).
∎ Manage supported by HR, staff related conflict & crisis.
∎ Assist in development of clear Terms of Reference for any technical support visit.
∎ Support with project evaluation.
∎ Work closely with CDD-HQ and GIZ and its partner organizations offices.

∎ External Representation
∎ Regularly participate in relevant partners coordination meetings, sectoral meeting (e.g., Health, Protection) to (1) maintain updated and provide updates in sectoral areas where CDD/GIZ are working and (2) influence the sector to be more inclusive.
∎ To identify appropriate opportunities to make government and nongovernment organizations' programs and services inclusive.
∎ Meet with project partners concerning project implementation status, any potential challenges/change of plans and future opportunities.
∎ Attend meetings with Government offices at different level including office of the DC, RRRC & Civil Surgeon and other offices as relevant.

∎ Professional Development
∎ Identify areas for professional development and share with the Focal at CDD-HQ to enable an action plan to improve professional skills.
∎ Engage in self-directed learning to grow skills and competencies.
∎ Seek feedback and support as necessary to improve skills and achieve objectives.
∎ Any other task/s, as delegated by the Focal at CDD-HQ

Additional Requirements:
∎ Proven experience in development/humanitarian program management, team management and on Disability inclusion in Development or in Humanitarian response.
∎ Proven experience working in complex development or humanitarian context.
∎ Proven experience working with National NGOs and/or other international stakeholders.
∎ Minimum 5 years of proven work experiences in required field.

∎ Personal Profile & Competencies
∎ Mentally prepared to work for long hours and if necessary, during holiday, whenever needed.
∎ Ability to build the capacity of team members on Disability Inclusion and Management issues.
∎ Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
∎ Excellent in organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks under pressure.
∎ Networking, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills.
∎ Analytical thinking and writing.
∎ Drive for continuous professional learning.
∎ Adaptive leadership.
∎ Personal credibility.
∎ Effective Communication
∎ Building collaborative relationships
∎ Providing motivational support
∎ RRespect for human and cultural diversity
∎ Willingness to learn and take on progressive portfolio of responsibilities.
∎ Excellent oral and written English and Bangla and capacity to product learning documents and products.
∎ Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, internet package
∎ Result orientation
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 95000 - 100000 (Monthly)
∎ BDT 15,000 accommodation allowance & Prorata basis festival allowances

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance
∎ Salary Review: Yearly

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 27 Sep 2021

Company Information:
∎ 20 Sep 2021
∎ Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
∎ Address : A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340
∎ Web :
∎ Business : The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with a disability. CDD`s mission is to address this by simultaneously educating the community in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by providing them with essential supports. In this way persons with disabilities can be given the same rights, freedoms, dignity and quality of life as everyone else. CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women and persons with disabilities . All staff members of CDD must sign a Child safeguarding Code of Conduct.

Category: NGO/Development