Deputy Country Director – Dhaka – The Hunger Project Bangladesh

Job Description / Responsibility
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reports to: Global Vice President and Country Director
Type: Full Time Employee
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Position Summary: The Hunger Project-Bangladesh seeks a dynamic and experienced Bangladeshi citizen for the position of Deputy Country Director to direct the in-country senior management team and oversee all programming. The position requires, under the guidance of the Vice President and Country Director, the ability to lead and oversee in-country program design, implementation and expansion, and monitoring and evaluation of all program work. The duties include staff management, organizational development, developing and maintaining relationships with key partners and senior government officials, community building, compiling various programs and donor reports, and developing grant proposals for institutional fundraising. Travel to remote areas where The Hunger Project works with communities to is necessary.
Program Design and Direction……..
Understand, embrace and espouse the principles of the organization
Assist the Country Director in articulating, designing, planning and implementing the country programs
Direct and provide program implementation teams with all necessary assistance to ensure that program activities are carried out in accordance with plans, in a timely manner, according to a high standard of quality. Provide leadership, coordination, and day-to-day management to the programs
Develop and implement annual work plans including objectives, timelines and resource requirements
Define, articulate and propose issues for reform that create bottom-up, gender-focused, decentralized democratic governance systems
Provide policy advice and support to the Country Director
Develop ideas that address organizational priorities and conduct strategic and operational planning exercises
Support in developing and managing annual country operational budget
Provide management expertise and leadership to a technically diverse team and create a work environment that promotes high-performing teams
Partnership Building……………..
Mobilize people from all sectors of the society into a volunteer-based movement for a hunger and poverty-free, self-reliant Bangladesh
Represent the organization in high level national and international meetings
Travel extensively throughout Bangladesh and abroad as a representative of The Hunger Project
Build and maintain productive relationships with government officials, policy makers, donor agencies, national and international organizations, political leaders, media and advocates for reform
Develop effective resource mobilization strategies and prepare grant proposals for donor agencies
Explore opportunities for new partnerships and knowledge sharing with NGO experts and other institutions dedicated to poverty alleviation

Job Nature

Educational Requirements
Doctorate or Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Administration or other related disciplines

Experience Requirements
Minimum 20 year(s)

Additional Job Requirements
Minimum 20 years experiences in top managerial position of private, public, bi-lateral or multilateral development institutions or non-profit organizations
Commitment to The Hunger Project’s values and approach, in particular that of gender equality
Proven track record in strategic planning, program development and fundraising
Strong team-building, representational and diplomatic skills
Demonstrated management skills and experience in supervising multi-disciplinary teams
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, creativity, resourcefulness and flexibility
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Bangla and English. Additional language skills an asset.
Proven interpersonal and intercultural skills, including flexibility and sensitivity
Exceptional transformative leadership skills, building the leadership of others
Sound knowledge of local government, good governance, human rights, and women’s empowerment

Other Benefits
Compensation: Salary and other allowances are negotiable for the really disserving candidates.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a writing sample and cover letter on their appropriateness and motivation for applying for the position to GPO Box No. 836, Dhaka-1000 (If within Bangladesh) or by email to Swapan Saha at (For Bangladeshi national living abroad). Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.