Senior Project Manager (Re-advertisement)

Job Description

Title: Senior Project Manager (Re-advertisement)

Company Name: Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Cox's Bazar (Ukhia)

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master's Degree in program management, development studies, or any relevant discipline.
∎ The education subject background is an advantage.
∎ Knowledge of disability and Inclusive Education or Inclusion is an advantage.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following area(s): Education Administration/ Management, Emergency Response Operation, Humanitarian emergency assistance programms, Humanitarian Response, Inclusive Education, Non formal education project implementation, Project Management
∎ The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s): Development Agency, NGO

Job Context:
∎ HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps located in both Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas providing comprehensive services in physical rehabilitation, and primary health care, protection, and MH/PSS.
∎ HI is currently implementing development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, Sitakindu, and Cox`s Bazar districts through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices( Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
∎ Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistic
∎ Number of staff: Around 274 National staff and 06 international staff
∎ HI is currently looking for one (01) Senior Project Manager for its Education Cannot Wait (ECW): Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) funded by ECW Global Fund. Reporting to the Area Manager, the Senior project manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where s/he is based. S/he is responsible for implementing his/her project. S/he ensures optimal quality and the impact of the project implemented by means of a delegation system with appropriate oversight mechanisms. With all the other HI managers, the project manager shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organization.
∎ Job Location: Ukhiya, Cox`s Bazar
∎ Line Manager: Area Manager-Cox`s Bazar
∎ Type of Contract: Fixed-term
∎ Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to 30 September 2024

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Mission 1: Management
∎ Manager as a role model: embody HI's values daily, and be a role model.
∎ Manager as a coach for meaning: understand the strategy, make it explicit, translate it into operational objectives for his or her team, and lead the necessary changes. Give meaning to each management action. Encourage inter and intradepartmental exchanges of practice. Encourage innovation and risk-taking.
∎ Operational manager: organize the operational management of his or her team, structure the workaround identified processes, steer performance and facilitate the resolution of problems.
∎ First HR & Coach: contribute to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism, and attachment to HI. Ensure compliance with the code of conduct and institutional policies, the mindset, and expected individual and collective behavior.
∎ Mission 2: Strategy and steering
∎ Contribute to the development of the program's operational strategy
∎ Contribute to program or country operational strategy (StratOp).
∎ Draft new project proposals for the continuity or expansion of the project.
∎ Contribute to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities, if necessary.
∎ Mission 3: Operational implementation
∎ Responsibility 1: Ensure the implementation of the project, is in line with the logical framework and allocated budget
∎ Steer the project's intervention strategy and put forward adjustments if the objectives change or if it is likely that they will not be met.
∎ Ensure that activities and the associated resources are planned, and implement the action plan.
∎ Ensure that activities are implemented in line with the project proposal and the allocated budget.
∎ Ensure project reporting, internally (within the program) and externally (reporting to funding bodies, authorities, and/or partners).
∎ Undertake expenditure and manage the project activity-specific budget lines according to the delegation he/she received based on the program signature delegation table
∎ Prepare and manage partnerships with the project implementation partners.
∎ Guarantee the proper archiving of information.
∎ Responsibility 2: Ensure that project implementation complies with the existing frameworks
∎ Ensure the proper implementation and follow-up of institutional policies (specifically PME, PSEAH, and Age-Gender-Disability policies) and the other HI internal standards.
∎ Ensure compliance with the terms of the project proposal and the rules applied by the project funding body/bodies.
∎ Ensure compliance with global technical standards and norms by communicating and by involving the technical specialists and advisors with expertise in the project themes.
∎ Responsibility 3: Ensure project monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning
∎ Ensure project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators and the expected outcomes.
∎ Develop and implement the project evaluation plan.
∎ Ensure that the project is accountable to the local stakeholders.
∎ Ensure project learning, taking into account lessons learned from similar previous projects, following the recommendations made throughout the project (from evaluations, support missions, audits, etc.), and capitalizing on the acquired knowledge.
∎ Responsibility 4: Ensure project data management
∎ Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place on the project, in line with global standards.
∎ Ensure that data related to the project is collected and compiled in the project database.
∎ Carry out regular checks and makes any necessary corrections to the activity database.
∎ Responsibility 5: Coordinate the teams involved in the project
∎ Facilitate coordination meetings between his/her direct team and the support services located in the area when necessary.
∎ Ensure that his/her team and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together to facilitate the implementation of the project in the country.
∎ Facilitate the project steering committee.
∎ Responsibility 6: Contribute to external project communication
∎ Contribute to HI's external influence by taking part in networks, when required.
∎ Communicate about the project to partners, authorities, and stakeholders when relevant.
∎ Mission 4: Emergency Preparedness and Response
∎ Lead the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in the event of an emergency, reorganize the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian priority, to ensure a quick and efficient response by HI.
∎ Mission 5: Expertise
∎ Ensure that the required technical expertise for his/her project, Inclusive Education, is mobilized so that international technical norms and standards are met, the necessary documentation is developed and the field team is trained

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at least 25 years
∎ At least 5-7 years of experience in Project Management, including in a humanitarian context, preferably in emergency settings and the education sector.
∎ Experience in Project Cycle Management includes budget And HR management (direct team management of considerably large team).
∎ Previous experience in Managing an inclusive project or related to the inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
∎ Experience in the capacity-building program and facilitation of training.
∎ Proven representation experience.
∎ Experience in Cox's Bazar context and camp settings.
∎ Skills & Personal Qualities:
∎ Good knowledge of humanitarian aid project management cycle and tools.
∎ Good negotiation, planning, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
∎ Strong communication and networking skills.
∎ Financial management, ability to prepare and monitor budgets and produce reports.
∎ Strong writing and reporting skills (clear, concise, and responsible communication suited to the interlocutor).
∎ Ability to work under high pressure, in unstable and frequently changing contexts;
∎ Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners commitment to
∎ Strong focus on humanitarian aid, values and principles of 'Do no harm", Accountability, and Community acceptance
∎ English mandatory (oral and written);
∎ Good IT Skills
∎ Management skills:
∎ Being capable of helping team members to progress: developing his/her staff's ability to work autonomously.
∎ Knowing how to position oneself so things can move forward.
∎ Knowing how to simplify and prioritize
∎ "Project management" professional path skills:
∎ Must be proficient in Planning, monitoring & coordination, Emergency Preparedness, and Response skills
∎ H/She must practice Assessment, Intervention strategy, Operation partnerships, etc.
∎ Other professional skills:
∎ H/She must be proficient in Results and indicators monitoring, Planning, and coordination of qualitative and quantitative surveys,
∎ Dissemination of results, Proposal, narrative report writing, etc.
∎ H/She must practice Project evaluation, Accountability to affected populations: participatory, non-discriminatory, and responsible approaches,
∎ Capitalization and continuous learning, Information management strategy, data structuring, and quality,
∎ Quantitative and qualitative data collection, qualitative analysis,
∎ Responsible for data management, Statistical analysis, and data visualization, Donor financial management,
∎ Personal security management, Frameworks, and references.
∎ Must possess the skills of using Office and collaborative tools, Stress management, Collaborating in a global organization, etc.
∎ Person with disability are encouraged to apply

∎ Tk. 173243 - 182597 (Monthly)
∎ Hardship Allowance will be added in addition to working in Cox`s Bazar District.

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
∎ Festival Bonus: 2

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 13 Jul 2022

Company Information:
∎ 13 Jun 2022
∎ Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh
∎ Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh
∎ Web :
∎ Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

Category: NGO/Development

: Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 3 References (Current & Previous Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to by Wednesday, 13 July 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The application will be reviewed on a rolling basis weekly.Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and they will be preferred in case of equal qualifications with other candidates.HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.HI is committed to a workplace that is safe for all people to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. A strong commitment to these values, the humanitarian principles with a focus on equity and inclusion. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values in their personal and professional lives.Any sort of persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

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