Project Officer (Humanitarian & Resilience)

Job Description

Title: Project Officer (Humanitarian & Resilience)

Company Name: Islamic Relief Bangladesh

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Jamalpur (Islampur)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters degree in any discipline, Master of Social Science (MSS), Master of Development Studies (MDS), Master of Science (MSc) in Disaster Managment

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Implementation of the Project-50%
∎ In close cooperation with the Project Manager lead the direct implementation of the Forecast-based Early Action project to achieve the planned results.
∎ Oversee the development of forecast-based thresholds for early actions in flood in prone areas in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
∎ Oversee the development and testing of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), particularly by identifying relevant and effective early actions and establishing procedures that allow their timely implementation once a forecast threshold has been reached through multiple stakeholder consultations
∎ Facilitate community vulnerability mapping exercise, action threshold matrices development, SOP development, and simulation through participatory ways.
∎ Arrange and provide capacity-building training to selected beneficiaries for quality project implementation as per procedures of the proposal.
∎ Assure compilation and sharing of results, learning, and uptake from all the activities.
∎ Use the MEAL system appropriate for measuring the impact of the implementation of the SOPs and thereby contribute to building evidence for the FbA-mechanism and coordinate relevant research work.
∎ Ensure regular monitoring of project implementation including the collection and analysis of data for the indicators and project monitoring/control.
∎ Ensure visibility according to ECHO requirements/standards and present information on the project on different occasions.
∎ Contribute to the maintenance of strong team spirit and a positive workplace environment.
∎ Strengthen IRB in their capacities and advocacy role in the field of Forecast based Financing
∎ Coordination -20%
∎ Liaise, coordinate and cooperate with government authorities as well as relevant national & international organizations and stakeholders to promote the integration of FbA mechanisms into the national system
∎ Organizing meetings/workshops/ orientation with project participants at the institutional level to create a supportive environment for mobilizing support for Fba.
∎ Maintain constant networking with GO/NGO/Local government department.
∎ Explore innovative ways to mobilize financial support from local government and other sources, facilitate the use of local resources for the sustainability of FbA activities.
∎ Effective and efficient use of project assets and resources-5%
∎ Support to ensure that local purchase and expenditure are done as per Islamic Relief Bangladesh policy.
∎ Support to maintain the stock book, Inventory, and other essential registers properly and timely in an effective manner.
∎ Staff Management & Development-5%
∎ Provide day-to-day direct line management of the Assistant Project Officer, including Delegation of roles, responsibilities, and tasks among the team;
∎ Provide leadership and technical support to the team, as needed; Undertake performance management (including annual goal setting, coaching, mentoring, quarterly conversations, etc.)
∎ Establish positive working relationships with all Country Office departments to work effectively on program management, strategies, ongoing programs, and opportunities
∎ Support capacity-building efforts to FO staff and partners
∎ Reporting -15%
∎ Prepare project progress reports, case studies, and other special reports as per project plan and needs.
∎ Ensure that the staff adheres to the project and organization's administrative and financial rules, policies and regulations. Ensure that the staffs are kept abreast of the latest changes to the project strategies and activities
∎ Others-5%
∎ Willing and able to travel frequently for extended periods and to remote areas of the projects and able to travel frequently for extended periods and to remote areas of the projects.
∎ Responsible for seasonal (Ramadan & Qurbani) & emergency response programs if require.
∎ Propose some methodology, according to the proposal, and provide it with the experience and lessons learned from the other organizations.
∎ Perform any other duties assigned by Supervisor
∎ Ensure the complaint response and feedback mechanism at the field level.
∎ Perform any other duties assigned by Supervisor
∎ Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation to achieve the program’s goals on safeguarding implementation and as well as Act as a key source of support, guidance, and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
∎ Being a member of Islamic Relief as a child-friendly organization, it is the core responsibility and obligation of each staff member to understand and obey IR Child Protection & PSEA Policy and respond accordingly as and when required.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Experience in working with Disaster Preparedness, FBA & Flood Early Warning
∎ Project Implementation Skills.
∎ Social Mobilization Skill
∎ Facilitation Skill
∎ Coordination/Advocacy/Networking/Communication Skill
∎ Reporting & Documentation
∎ Monitoring & Evaluation Skill
∎ Basic Photographic Skill
∎ Financial management
∎ Decision making
∎ Conflict resolution
∎ Leadership
∎ Self-development
∎ Problem-solving
∎ Planning, analytical and organizational skills
∎ Strategic Management
∎ Ability to work under pressure and manage workload effectively
∎ Supportive, effective, and good team player
∎ Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/ Excel/PowerPoint
∎ Working knowledge-Reading/Writing/Speaking/Listening for English & Bengali
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 49325 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Provident fund, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 1

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 22 Jun 2021

Company Information:
∎ 8 Jun 2021
∎ Islamic Relief Bangladesh
∎ Address : Bangladesh Country Office: House # 10, Road # 10, Block-K, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) - founded in 1984 and based in Birmingham, UK - is an independent humanitarian and development organization. It supports the world’s most vulnerable people in their fight against poverty & sufferings regardless of race, political affiliation, gender, or belief, and without expecting anything in return. It is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
IRW has a presence in 45 countries across the globe. Some funds of the organization come from individual donations and others from institutional donors such as the DFID, EU, SIDA, CIDA/IDRF, Forum Syd, WFP, UNDP, and ECHO.
Islamic Relief(IR) started working in Bangladesh in 1991 in order to help the distressed survivors of the devastating cyclone by providing emergency relief and supporting communities to rebuild in the wake of that cyclone. Initially, it focused on emergency relief & disaster preparedness activities. Later on, it expanded its programs on both humanitarian and development challenges. Now it works in an integrated manner combining emergency humanitarian assistance, short-term work opportunity, shelter support, awareness & training on different DRR, climate change, development, health & hygiene and social issues, cash grant, IGA means, health & nutrition, safe water & sanitation, education, advocacy and linkage with different service providers. As a registered charity, IR is open and transparent; it continually assesses its work and operational methods to improve impact and effectiveness.
Islamic Relief values and commitment to safeguarding: IRB is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults, and beneficiaries with whom IRB engages. IRB expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records checks. IRW also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.
In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

Category: NGO/Development

: For more details Job information, Please download the job description from our official websites ( Female Candidates are highly encouraged to apply. However, Islamic Relief Bangladesh considers diversity in the workplace and is a committed equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of gender, race, family or marital status, ethnicity, age, disability, class, caste, or religion.