Executive Director – Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK)

Job Context
Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) is one of the leading human rights and legal aid organisations in Bangladesh. Established in 1986, ASK has been working for the protection and promotion of human rights of vulnerable communities, gender and social justice through monitoring and investigating human rights violations, community activism, social mobilization, capacity building and public interest litigation for law and policy reforms. ASK aims to promote increased access to justice and legal aid services to women, children and other marginalised groups and advocates to ensure that State institutions are increasingly responsive to respecting human rights.
ASK invites applications for the position of Executive Director from outstanding professionals with demonstrable achievements in the field of human rights in particular in the field of civil and political rights, women`s rights and humanitarian right contexts. Prospective candidates must have a track record in fund raising and ensuring funding sustainability in a human rights or equivalent national or international organization

Job Responsibilities
The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of ASK programmes. S/he will:
Assume responsibility for development and implementation of the new five year strategic plan for ASK and ensure that the organisation is making significant positive impact for participants and processes of planning, implementation as well as monitoring, evaluation and learning, are robust;
Ensure and manage the successful implementation of ASK’s new five year strategic and operational plans along with the development of programmes and projects that align and contribute to the achievement of the strategic directions provided in the plans;
Be responsible for all fundraising, funding stability and organisational growth, will lead, be involved in scoping and initiating fund raising initiatives and create the conditions for fundraising successes within the organization including strategies and plans for financial sustainability;
Be responsible for building an effective and efficient senior management team and for overall motivation and improved performance of all staff.
Ensure that the financial management of the organisation is accountable and transparent at every level and complies with all regulatory requirements as well as organisational policies and procedures;
Other key duties will include networking at national and international levels, donor communication, enhancing and building up the reputation and visibility of ASK.
Employment Status

Educational Requirements
At least a Master’s degree in law, international relations or any other relevant social sciences from a recognised and reputed University in Bangladesh or abroad or equivalent experience.

Experience Requirements
At least 10 year(s)
Additional Requirements
ASK is seeking a human rights leader with at least 10 years’ experience in the position of Executive Director or an equivalent position in a national or international human rights or similar rights-based CSO
Having a strong commitment to gender equality the individual must have deep understanding of human rights law, policy and practice in Bangladesh and knowledge of current debates and discourse in relation to civil and political rights, economic and social rights, access to justice and legal aid, and human rights within a humanitarian context. A solid track record of success in fund raising is essential.

Apply Procedure
Send your CV to recruitment@askbd.org
Application Deadline : 23 Aug 2020