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Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 90 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women’s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response


Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
[Only Bangladeshi national are eligible to apply]

Job Type: Fixed Term

Salary & Benefits: BDT. 1722303 (13th months) per annum gross with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory Provident fund, gratuity, leave & Insurance etc.


We are looking for a dynamic team player who will work with World Food Programme (WFP) funded ‘Establishing Risk Transfer Mechanisms of Flood Disaster in Kurigram, Bangladesh’ project to develop and scale up robust and flexible index insurance packages targeted at poor and vulnerable farmers. These models will expand the existing pilots in Bangladesh into additional sites and, using the lessons learned from this process, advocate for the broader intake of index insurance within Bangladesh. The project coordinator would roll out and replicate the project models in new pilot program area in Kurigram district of Bangladesh (Kurigram Sadar and Chilmari sub-districts).

The post holder reports to Coordinator, Disaster Risk Finance

Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • MBA major in Finance or Masters in economics or Development Studies or Disaster Management (with background in business studies) from any reputed university
  • In depth understanding of and extensive work experience (at least 5-7 years) on disaster risk financing.
  • Proven track record in Project Management of multi-year, large scale donor funded projects from design and implementation.
  • Significant experience of and proven ability to build, sustain, advocate and manage strong partnerships and work collaboratively with a wide variety of organizations including Government agencies, private sector, academia, donor, civil societies and NGOs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a highly-developed ability to work in multicultural settings and with community groups of varying backgrounds; developed capacity for tact, diplomacy and negotiation.
  • Mature knowledge and a broad understanding of development sector particularly of labour/skill service market
  • Demonstrated commitment to mainstreaming gender and diversity equity issues as well as a commitment to neutrality & impartiality.
  • Solid understanding in developing and implementing Results Based Management (RBM) based M&E framework.
  • Experience in capacity assessment, baseline, market assessment, project planning, review and capacity building process.
  • In-depth knowledge on legal and institutional framework related to insurance.
  • Robust understanding of advocacy, campaigning, promotion and communications and how they contribute to achieving programme goals.
  • Demonstrated good experience of developing high quality documentation such as project progress reports, human-interest stories, process documentation, IEC etc.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and to travel in difficult geographical locations at in country and abroad.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise well and commitment to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in written and oral English and Bangla
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, facilitation and representation skills
  • Proven experience of using basic MS Office application (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

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Apply Instructions

If you feel you can make a difference please visit jobs/ by using the Job Reference Number INT5355 (Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.) 

Application Deadline :  25 April 2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature.

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