Programme Officer – ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh

Job Context
• Responsible to: Director, Bangladesh and South Asia
• Key Relationship: Legal Officer(s), Project Officers, Finance and Accounts, partners, networks and consultants
• Contract: ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh and South Asia
• Working hours: Full Time (Saturday to Thursday)
• Duration: 1 year (with possibility of extension)
• Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh (some national and international travel may be needed)

Job Description / Responsibility
• Job Summary:
• The Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting the management and implementation of our projects in Bangladesh and in the region under the supervision of the Director ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh and South Asia. S/he will be expected to provide high level of technical support to our projects on freedom of expression, digital rights and access to information; ensuring high standards of project and programme implementation through monitoring the quality and timeliness of project deliverables with finest reporting.
• Specific tasks will include:
• Assisting the Director, Bangladesh and South Asia in the effective implementation of ARTICLE 19’s Global Strategic Plan, the Expression Agenda and the Bangladesh and South Asia Operational Plan;
• Providing high level of technical expertise to programme development, planning, and managing the implementation of assigned projects and/or components on freedom of expression, digital rights and access information;
• Assisting the Director and project officers, and accounts and finance team with the preparation, monitoring and revision of activity plans, budgets, expenditures and operations for assigned projects;
• Production of finest reporting with recording impact and outcomes of interventions; this will include high quality written reports in english for project activities, impact and outcomes;
• Assisting in the development and submission of new proposals, in the preparation of concept and appraisal notes, and other associated documentation in particular with the budgeting and operational side of such proposals;
• Capacity building and resolving implementation issues with partners, consultants, and networks;
• Assisting the Director in high level communication, print and electronic media management, preparation of international press release and statements and organisation of advocacy and media events;

Job Nature

Educational Requirements
Masters degree, preferably at law degree or higher level with specialization either in international human rights law, media law and /or digital rights;

Job Requirements
• Sound knowledge of laws, policies, literature on human rights, freedom of expression, and access to information, national and international frameworks and human rights mechanisms is essential;
• Thorough knowledge of national, regional and international human rights law and mechanisms in general and some understanding of recent developments at the regional level;
• Skills and Abilities:
• Excellent legal and/or journalism background ;
• Ability to design, manage and implement projects with legal and policy focus;
• Ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively to complete a variety of tasks, without much administrative support;
• Excellent speaking and written communication skills in English is a must;
• High level of organization and self-motivation;
• Ability to show leadership, to take initiative, and to work independently as well as a part of a team.
• Experience:
• Experience as a lawyer and/or a programme manager in a Human Rights Organisation or Centre for research and policy on related discipline;
• Experience in developing and managing projects, monitoring and evaluating impact, and managing the work of others is essential;
• High level skills of report writing and communications.

Applicants should provide a cover note with a curriculum vitae and indicating salary history, addressing it to the Director, ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh and South Asia in the following address:

Only short listed candidates will be invited to interviews. Women are especially encouraged to apply.
No phone calls will be entertained.
Application Deadline : Mar 5, 2017