Program Officer – Gender and Governance – Christian Aid – Dhaka

Job Description / Responsibility
Contract Status: Open Ended
Closing date: 28 February 2015, Saturday 5.00 PM
About the role:
Christian Aid is looking for a Programme Officer, Gender and Governance for supporting and managing Christian Aid Bangladesh Country Programme, particularly overseeing the partnerships and programme as well as the effective allocation and disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners in line with the agreed plan. The role works within the International Programme role specifically for Bangladesh Country Programme where special contribution will be required on Christian Aid policy and strategy on gender and governance.
The role is responsible for develop and operationalize Gender Strategy for the Country Programme in line with the Corporate Gender Strategy. As Country Gender Focal Point providing technical capacity building support to local partners, ensuring compliance with contracts and donor requirements, networking and advocacy work on key policy issues.
Reporting to the Programme Manager this role is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with partners and institutional donors. You will also work closely with regional office for South Asia and Christian Aid UK-based colleagues.

Job Nature

Educational Requirements
You will need to have educated to post graduate level or equivalent degree preferably in social science, development studies, international relations or any other relevant field;

Additional Job Requirements
About you:
You will need to have Programme management experience, be committed to working in partnership and have a good grasp of results-based monitoring and evaluation. You will be familiar with institutional donors such as DFID, the EU, and have an understanding of financial controls and procedures. A strong understanding of gender, governance, power and exclusion is essential.
Knowledge of development issues and current affairs in Bangladesh and South Asia Region-social exclusion and poverty and governance
Good understanding of equity, inclusion and governance with a particular focus on Human Rights and caste based discrimination (CBD)
Five years relevant experience of project cycle management and programme responsibilities, including administration
Experience of implementation and monitoring of development projects in relevant areas
Policy and strategy development
Strong ability to identify opportunities to translate and integrate development issues such as Dalit human rights, gender, and governance into development programmes and their linkages with poverty and human rights
Establishing, maintaining and utilizing a broad network of contacts. Building partnerships and strategic alliances. Leveraging the resources of national governments and other development partners
confident and clear communication skills, with an ability to transmit key messages in a variety of ways, appropriate to different audiences

Competency Questions :
Please demonstrate your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions. Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.

Build Partnerships:
Please describe a time when you have managed teams or lead projects supportively, involving others in discussing how to take work forward, helping people feel part of the team and treating everyone equally.

Deliver Results:
Please tell us about a time when you had to ensure individuals and teams understand and agree to work to the overall goals, specific objectives and quality standards.
Strive for improvement:
Please tell us about a time when had to evaluate the benefits and risks of new ideas and ways of working and identify ways to reduce risk.

Further Information:
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in Bangladesh. Preference will be given to applicants who are Bangladeshi nationals or who are eligible to work in Bangladesh.
We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation, so you can expect a range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of caste, race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, ie SC (Dalit), ST (Adivasi), religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates are encouraged to apply.
Other Benefits
Salary: BDT 1,144,586 – BDT 1,283,643 gross per annum plus medical reimbursement, provident fund, gratuity and medical insurance.

For enquiries related to the role and online applications please contact us on:
Job reference: Bangladesh/2015/0201
Closing date: 28th February 2015
Planned Interview date: 16th March 2015