Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217

Vacancy Announcement

Background: Red Cross-Red Crescent movement is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), a national society of the movement, constituted on 31 March 1973 by the President's Order No.26 of 1973 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971, is the biggest humanitarian organization in Bangladesh. As an auxiliary to the government, the Society provides humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people and over the last 47 years, has undertaken a wide range of activities in humanitarian response, disaster management, health, capacity building and in promoting Red Cross/Red Crescent ideals and principles.

Currently Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is looking for a suitable Bangladeshi national for the position of Safer Access Officer

Job Title : Safer Access Officer
Job type : Contractual (12 months initially, with a possibility of extension)
No. of position : 01 (one)
Age : 36 years maximum (Age limit will be relaxed in case of potential candidate)
Monthly salary : BDT 7o,ooo.oo
Location : BDRCS, NHQ, Dhaka
Reportable to : Safer Access Focal Person

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Safer Access concept, introduced by ICRC, is a set of actions and measures that can be taken by a National Red Cross Red Crescent Society or even by any humanitarian organization to prepare for and respond to context-specific challenges, to reduce and mitigate the risks that it may face in sensitive and insecure contexts, and to help it earn the trust and acceptance of people and communities with humanitarian needs, as well as of those who control or influence access to them. The SA concept is to understand operational risks during intervention in conflict and/or violence situation in order to be ready to respond effectively and efficiently. It helps to know the gaps, barriers, risks and challenges affecting organization’s acceptance, security and access to people/communities in need and to overcome those.

To purpose of the position is to facilitate implementation of activities related to Safer Access Framework (SAF) through mainstreaming the concept into all BDRCS humanitarian interventions.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Education: Bachelor in any relevant discipline e.g. Management, Social studies
  • Experience: Work with Humanitarian organization, understanding of safety & security context and ways to reduce security risks.
  • Skills: Computer operation both in English and Bangla (Bijoy software), communication (E-mail, verbal, writing etc.)

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Support Safer Access Focal person to implement SAF PoA 2017 – 2019 and to revise the same as per need.
  • Prepare/review Concept notes, Policies, Guidelines on SAF.
  • Prepare Training Manuals/Modules on SAF and organize/facilitate training, workshops.
  • Strengthen internal communication and coordination within BDRCS to integrate SAF as a core approach.
  • Coordinate with BDRCS Units and extend support to implement activities as per PoA.
  • Maintain regular contacts with external stakeholders about SAF.
  • Follow BDRCS internal procedures in relation to initiate/implement any activity related to SAF like- initiate note, obtain approval of the authority, withdraw advance, prepare bills and vouchers properly.
  • Maintain regular contact with ICRC and other Red Cross Red Crescent partners.
  • Represent BDRCS in different internal/external forums/platforms as SAF member secretary.
  • Prepare reports and follow up reports for SAF training, workshop, meeting etc.
  • Prepare annual and event based budget for SAF and monitor it throughout the year.
  • Maintain proper documentation on SAF.
  • To demonstrate creativeness/innovativeness, proactiveness, honesty, sincerity and professionalism.
  • To carry out any other tasks as assigned by authority.

Interested candidates should email their resume with a cover letter and a recent passport size photograph, to hr@bdrcs.org before 4:00 pm, 21 January 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.