Project Operations Manager

Job Description

Title: Project Operations Manager

Company Name: Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)

Vacancy: 01

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

Employment Status: Full-time

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

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.
∎ CDD is now accepting application for the project of ‘Inclusive Specialized Services for Vulnerable Persons including Persons with Disabilities in Cox`s Bazar Rohingya Camps and Host Communities (Phase 2)’ supported by Humanity & Inclusion (HI).

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Collect project implementation approval from Government offices and personnel at different level including office of the DC, RRRC, Civil Surgeon, Union Councils, Upazilla Offices, and other offices as relevant.
∎ Develop/regular revise the Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP), monitoring accordingly, and adapt things as needed to implement the project effectively and efficiently.
∎ Provide management support to the Project team to implement project activities, maintaining high quality of work.
∎ Setup Rohingya camp level service point with prior approval from related authority.
∎ Support Rehabilitation, Capacity Building, and Administration 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 two 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 donor 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 Budget related documents.
∎ 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.
∎ External Representation:
∎ Regularly participate in relevant partners coordination meetings (NGO Coordination Meeting), sectorial meeting (e.g., Health) to (a) maintain updated and provide updates in sectorial areas where CDD/HI are working and (b) influence the sector/working group/organizations to be more inclusive.
∎ To identify appropriate opportunities to make government and nongovernment organizations’ programs and services inclusive within the scope of the project.
∎ Meet with project partners concerning project implementation status, any potential challenges/change of plans and future opportunities.
∎ Attend meetings with Government offices and personnel at different level including office of the DC, RRRC, Civil Surgeon, Union Councils, Upazilla Offices, 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 tasks assigned by line manager/authority.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 5 years of proven work experience in the required field.
∎ 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.
∎ Personal Profile & Competencies
∎ Mentally prepared to work for long hours and if necessary, during the holiday, whenever needed.
∎ Ability to build the capacity of team members on Disability Inclusion and Management issues.
∎ Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
∎ Excellent 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
∎ Respect for human and cultural diversity
∎ Willingness to learn and take on a 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)
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Salary: Tk. 114000 (Monthly)

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ T/A, Mobile bill, Weekly 2 holidays
∎ Prorata Basis Festival Allowances

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 23 Sep 2022

Company Information:
∎ 15 Sep 2022
∎ Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
∎ Address : A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340
∎ Web : www.cdd.org.bd
∎ 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

: CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women, older persons, all sex, indigenous community and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct. All staff of CDD must sign and adhere to this code of conduct.Women, Persons with Disabilities and candidates from indigenous communities meeting the requirements are especially encouraged to apply.Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to apply online. Early submission is strongly encouraged.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality. CDD is an equal opportunity employer. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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