Zabarang Kalyan Samity

Khagrapur, Khagrachhari sadar Khagrachhari 4400,
Khagrachhari hill district Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Job Details

Name of the Post : Project Coordinator No. of Post : 01
Job Type : Full Time Job Level : A3-Management level
Age Range : 25+ Gender : N/A

Job Responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities:
General

  • Provide technical support to the programme and ensure that all program activities are carried out in accordance with best practices and UP policies;
  • Provide technical support to the team members for successful implementation of the project.
  • Ensure regular communication with the multi-level management in order to provide updates on achievements and challenges.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions;
  • Provide bi-weekly and/or monthly group supervision sessions to field staff;
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of probations reviews and annual performance reviews;
  • Support recruitment of project staff.
  • Ensure training, support and ongoing capacity building opportunities for staff on technical and project management skills;
  • Conduct trainings to Child Protection and other staff members of other partners and parties to sensitize on Child Protection issues and build capacity across programs.

Grant Planning & Implementation

  • Responsible for the overall achievement of two Child Protection grants;
  • Support implementation and ensure adherence to grant work plans, spending plans and monitoring and evaluation plans;
  • Work closely and coordinate with all units of UP.

Partnership Management

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with partners;
  • Ensure regular performance monitoring of partners to achieve the set project’s objectives;
  • Ensure regular technical support and guidance to partners in accordance with partnership agreements;
  • Advocate with peer agencies, government and other stakeholders to promote timely and quality care for children.

Representation – External & Internal Coordination

  • Actively develop and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, government actors, international agencies and local NGOs, and other relevant actors;

Programme Development

  • Contribute to the development of the Child Protection sector strategic direction for responding to children harmed and at risk of being harmed;
  • Contribute to proposal development activities (narrative and budget) through planning and program design with relevant field-based staff and ensure technical standards are taken into consideration;
  • Coordinate with other UP units to receive and provide input and support regarding responses for children harmed and at risk of being harmed.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient oversight, support, quality control and reporting systems and processes;
  • Ensure appropriate M&E tools are in place and are effectively used for the monitoring and evaluation of the activities;
  • Perform case audits and client satisfaction surveys to ensure the quality of the activities offered;
  • Manage staff that report into monitoring and evaluation systems in order to ensure data quality and timeliness in reporting;
  • Monitor and consolidate information collected from weekly and staff activity reports;
  • Ensure high-quality programming according to international minimum standards and best practices;
  • Support data analysis and information dissemination to the appropriate coordinating mechanisms, field teams, beneficiaries and UP implementing teams accordingly.

Other

  • Consistently and proactively monitor/assess the safety and security of field teams; promptly reporting concerns or incidents to UP management and liaising with relevant parties as required to maintain/enhance the security environment for UP programs;
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop UP programs.
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Master in any discipline preferably social science
Experience Required:
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience of which minimum 2 years as Project Coordinator or manager.
Additional Job Requirements:
  • Skills in Microsoft Office 365, Cloud based conference platforms
  • Experience in child safeguarding, health, nutrition, livelihood, education, community engagement etc.
  • Experience in any NGO or similar organisation.
  • Experience in multi partner/consortium project.
  • Experience in donor funded project.
  • Experience in CHT, especially in Khagrachhari hill district is preferred.

Salary range  : To be mentioned by the Applicant/As per HR Policy of Zabarang/ Negotiable

Other Benefits :
  • As per organizational policy.

Additional information:

Job Location:  Khagrachhari hill district

Last date of Apply: 12 pm on November 21, 2021


Instructions for Application:


Send or submit the hardcopy of the application to:
the Resource Coordinator,
Zabarang Kalyan Samity,
Khagrapur, Khagrachhari sadar, Khagrachhari-4400,
Khagrachhari hill district, Bangladesh.

Please enclose the following documents-
1. A Latest Curriculum Vitae- 1 set
2. PP size photograph- 1 copy
3. Education Certificates- 1 set
4. Experience Certificates- 1 set
5. Photocopy of National Identity Card (NID)- 1 copy

To apply for any of the stated positions, please submit a CV with a cover letter, attaching photocopy of the National Identity Card, Certificate of latest education qualification, Certificates of experiences, and a recently taken color passport size photograph addressing to the undersigned person. The application must reach the Zabarang office by 12 pm on November 21, 2021.

The result of the short-list will be notified to the candidate through their email or mobile phone, as available on the application form. The result will also be published on the notice board and website- www.zabarangbd.org of the organization.

Written and oral interviews will be held at Zabarang office, Khagrapur, Khagrachhari. Considering the Covid19 situation, Zabarang management may decide to hold the interviews through virtual platforms too.

Only short-listed candidates will be allowed to attend the interview process. No TA/DA or any allowance will be provided to the candidates to participate in the interview process.

  • Special Notes:
    • All candidates will have to go under a multi-dimensional screening process on their professional history of involvement in any breach of disciplines like sexual or any forms of harassment or abuses against children and women.
    • Any candidate who tries to interfere with or influence the recruitment process, will automatically be disqualified from consideration for any position with the organization.
    • Zabarang is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    • Indigenous/Local candidates from the Chittagong Hill Tracts are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Excellent in reading, writing and speaking in English and Bangla. Understanding of CHT indigenous language(s), especially Chakma, Marma and Tripura, and Chittagonian dialect will be an added value.

Executive Director
Zabarang Kalyan Samity
Khagrapur, Khagrachhari Sadar
Khagrachhari 4400, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh


About the Project

In the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), orphaned children who have lost only their father and living with mother in women headed household are similarly imperiled to those who have lost both parents. These orphaned children and their families are extremely vulnerable due to an enormous challenge for single mothers to initiate economic activities on their own and often face multi-forms of stigma, exclusion, discrimination and barriers. Most of the orphaned children are forced to leave school to work as child labourers to support their family or leave the school as they simply cannot afford fees/expenses relating to education.

Aiming to create an enabling environment where orphaned children enjoy their rights and dignity through community led sustainable support, United Purpose is implementing Penny Appeal funded project “Sofol (Success): Integrated Support for the Lifelong Success of Orphaned Children in Bangladesh” at three upazilas in the Khagrachari hill district. The project will build and strengthen families and communities’ capacities to provide a supporting environment for orphaned children by providing appropriate supports and access to basic services on an equal basis and protect orphaned children from all forms of abuse, violence, exploitation and discriminations. The key components of the project are; 1). Quality Education for orphaned children through school and out of school learning mechanism; 2). Financial Security for orphaned guardians through creating sustainable income generating opportunities; 3). Health & Wellbeing of orphaned children promoted through ensuring WASH and nutrition facilities; and 4). Increased access to social protection schemes by linking orphaned children’s families to the service providers.

Organizational Description:
Zabarang Kalyan Samity (ZABARANG) today, is the organization standing at the forefront of community development at the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Founded on the 28th January, 1995 at Khagrapur village of Sadar Upazila under Khagrachari Hill District.  Zabarang has brought a positive change in development perspectives in Khagrachari Hill District, given the impact of its programs in the lives of the people.

Zabarang was registered with the Department of the Social Services and NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of Bangladesh bearing registration Nos are- a) Directorate of Social Service registration no- Khagra-122/97, date- 29/07/1997, and b) Foreign Donation registration no-1461 date- 27/12/1999, latest renewal date- 13/10/2019.

The vision of Zabarang is a society where everyone, is educated, self-reliant, equal in justice, healthy, secure and, lives in peace with dignity.

The mission of Zabarang is to work with the poor and disadvantaged sections (including youth and women), and key service delivery institutions and policy makers for achieving quality education and learnings opportunities, and good health and wellbeing for all people of Chittagong Hill Tracts, and building the capacities of the communities for adaptation and mitigation of the climate change.

The present core programme areas of Zabarang are- i) Quality education, ii) Sustainable livelihood, iii) Health and wellbeing, and iv) Environment and climate change.

The crosscutting areas of interventions of Zabarang are- i) Gender, ii) Pro-poor governance, iii) Adolescent & youth, and iv) Conflict Sensitivity & Do No Harm