Project Coordinator – Sylhet – Voluntary Association for Rural Development

Job Description / Responsibility
Voluntary Association for Rural Development (VARD) has developed partnership with Oxfam in Bangladesh to work on Urban Programming with specific focus on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in urban areas titled “Enhancing Inclusive Disaster Resilience in Bangladesh” in Sylhet City Corporation area, where the duration of the project is initially for one and half years.
The key purpose of this position is to implement the project which built through DRR component. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for overall implementation of the project and actively coordinate with City Corporation and Disaster Management Committees (DMCs) at different level and other relevant stakeholders.
Planning of the project DIPECHO activities in the Sylhet City Corporation, leading the preparation of the Strategies of work plan of the project.
Coordinate the preparatory activities of the project including participatory planning, area selection, technical survey & beneficiaries.
In accordance with the project policies and strategies, implementation the planned activities in the field offices operation areas to ensure achievement of the project objectives.
Ensure timely and quality implementation of the project activities, and monitoring track the achievement of overall project objectives.
Identify staff training needs, ensure need based training for respective individuals timely and appropriately, prepare The Training Module, Training Materials, Conduct Training, Meeting & Sessions.
Review project related crucial problems which are forwarded by the field staff and take necessary step to resolve them on priority basis.
Attain district and City Corporation NGO coordination meeting and any other meeting at district and City Corporation level related to the project activities.
Liaison with government officials at district and City Corporation level related to the project activities.
Effectively coordinate with other team members to ensure smooth and effective functions of field office management in all respect.
Ensure preparation of all periodic reports on implementation progress including financial report.
The above contains the main outline of Project Coordinator’s duties; therefore organization may be assigned other activities whenever required as per project need. Should an additional responsibility become a regular part of an employee’s job, the description will be amended in consultation with the employee.
The job holder will be reportable to: Director (Program)
The post holder will work in close coordination with: Oxfam Team
Staff reporting to this post: Project Officer and Finance and Logistics Officer

Job Nature

Educational Requirements
Master’s Degree in Disaster Management, Development Studies or Social Science or any DRR related field.

Experience Requirements
Minimum 5 year(s)

Additional Job Requirements
Minimum of 05 years professional experience in development and humanitarian especially on disaster management/ DRR related field (experience working with DIPECHO/ ECHO funded Project is an added value)
Experience in coordination with partners, developing partner relationships, and capacity building
Experience in interaction with high level government officials will be an added value.
Working experience in NGO/ INGO
Other requirements::
Good written and spoken in English is essential
Good understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programming is essential; in urban settings is desirable
Good knowledge and understanding on national and other relevant disaster management policies including SoD, National Act on DM, National Building Code etc and other DRR/ DM related stakeholders, activities/ programme in Bangladesh particularly related to earthquake in urban context;
Knowledge on linking DRR with sustainable development, right base approach, community development model, clear analysis on social/ economic/ gender power dynamics from community to national level;
Knowledge of HAP, SPHERE, HFA
Good coordination, communication, liaison and networking skills
Excellent communication skills and skill in leading discussion and meetings
Poses good presentation, reporting skills and good analytical skill
Good Computer Skills: (MS Office)
Basic knowledge of project budgeting and forecast
Proven ability to facilitate and implement capacity building training especially related to DRR;
Experience on data collecting systems and survey mechanism as well as good report writing skills and experience
Training/ facilitating/ capacity building skills.
Experience of working in a participatory approach to strengthening capacity according to its needs.
Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
Ability to travel and to work in difficult circumstances.

Key Behaviours/Attitude:
Good behaviour toward the colleagues in the office set-up
Full cooperation and support to the colleagues
Diversity and Gender Sensitive
Ability to work in a team and possess good commitment and integrity. And ability to work independently when required
Good time management

Salary Range
TK. 35000

Other Benefits
Other benefits will provide as per project’s provision and organizational policy

Special Instruction : Interested persons are invited to send CV by email or hard copy with a recent passport size photograph and a cover letter, contact cell phone number and two referees addressing to: Deputy Director (Admin)-HRD, VARD Head Office, House# 554 (3rd & 5th Floor), Road.# 9, Baitul Aman Housing Society, Adabor, Dhaka-1207, email: Already who have submitted application for this position they have no need to apply again. If your profile is not relevant, you will not be contacted and incomplete application will not be taken into account. Already who submitted application for this position they have no need to apply again. Note: i) Applicants should mark on top of the envelope position applied for; in case of hard copy. ii) Only shortlisted candidates will call for interview and iii) any canvassing will result in disqualification, iii) Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply