Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Senior Project Officer - Community Engagement Lead under Gender, GBV & Protection Sector for Humanitarian Response Program, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

02 positions, based in Ukhia under Cox’s Bazar Field Office

The duration of the proposed contract is up to December 31, 2019

I.      Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organisations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 95 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.

Since August 2017, the heavy influx of Myanmar nationals into Cox’s Bazaar requires emergency response in accordance with CARE’s humanitarian mandate. CARE is responding to the crisis in multiple sectors including Health and Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health, WASH and Protection & Gender Based Violence (GBV).

CARE is recruiting Senior Project Officer – Community Engagement Lead Area Lead for its emergency operation in Cox’s Bazar with assistance targeted at displaced Rohingya and host communities. She will mobilize to team for implementing GBV projects in refugee and host community

The Senior Project Officer - Community Engagement Lead will be responsible for the overall coordination of community engagement and communication activities in the camp and host communities of this project. He/she will work under the direct supervision of the Sector Lead –GBV to ensure a GBV free safe and dignified environment for the women, men, girls and boys living in the camp, as well as to engage constructively with the host community. He/she will coordinate with the service providing agencies, sector focal points and other actors to ensure that all relevant parties (including residents and affected populations) are effectively engaged, consulted and informed of activities, have an active and participatory role in decision-making processes, and take part in the design, planning and implementation of interventions. He/she will prepare implementation plans and guidelines and will monitor the quality of community engagement, providing capacity-building where appropriate. He/she may be required to represent CARE Bangladesh in coordination meetings where necessary. He/she will provide direct support to other CARE operations in the camp to ensure timely, transparent, inclusive and accountable implementation, in line with the overall project targets and objectives.

II.    Responsibilities and Tasks: 

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Responsibility # 1: Community engagement, mobilization, and participation in site management


  • Manage teams of community engagement staff and volunteers to support project requirements for participatory and inclusive involvement of all actors and stakeholders in Site Management activities.
  • Maintain coordination and communication with sector/sub-sector, I/NGOs in the camp to ensure the quality of community engagement across all activities.
  • In coordination with the site/camp management, engage with the local government and local administration, and other official parties.
  • Develop implementation plans, guidelines and necessary monitoring tools for Community Engagement activities, in line with project requirements.
  • Participate in and follow up Camp Coordination Meetings, Camp Committees, Majhi meetings, and sub-sectoral committee meetings in the camp level, and finalize meeting notes/minutes.
  • Participate in different sector coordination meetings in the camp whenever necessary.
  • Take the lead on the implementation of and follow up on community-driven GBV projects and recreational activities in the camp.
  • If required, act as a focal point for activities promoting peaceful coexistence between camp residents and host community.



  • Responsibility # 2: Documentation, Monitoring and Reporting


  • Coordinated to documents community engagement activities, coordination meetings and other activities related to the project;
  • Regularly coordinate to collects data of community engagement activities, site/camp gender, GBV and protection situation and provides information to Sector Lead -GBV;
  • Support the monitoring and collecting feedback from beneficiaries/stakeholders on the project to inform project implementation;
  • In coordination Sector Lead -GBV and  collaboration with MEAL team, monitor the  targets and indicators of SSWG
  • Develops workplans and reports of activities 
  • Provides weekly, monthly and periodic project reports to the  of tasks and activities; 


  • Responsibility # 3: Provide Budgetary support and Ensure Financial management


  • Prepare financial requisition following project budget lines and submit accordingly to the management for approval.
  • Responsible for  community engagement budget preparation and budget revision
  • Prepare quarterly budget Vs. Actual expense of SSWG activities
  • Keep the record of the updated fund status and will provide analytical report to the management on the fund utilization in time.
  • Keep the record, Review & checked all kind of project bill voucher, project advance, travel expense and miscellanies expenses.


Responsibility # 4: Capacity Building and Coordination


  • Assess the capacities of the community based committees, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
  • Develop a capacity-building plan in cooperation with GBV, Protection and MEAL focal points.
  • Plan and implement capacity-building activities targeting community representatives and – if present – other interest-based/thematic groups (women’s committee, youth committee etc), under the supervision of the Camp Manager.
  • Provide capacity-building to community engagement staff (and other actors where necessary), relating to facilitation, mobilization, motivation, leadership, conflict management, results-based management and communication skills.
  • Support skills-acquisition and development among community engagement staff.


III. Reporting to:  

Sector Lead - GBV

IV.  Working Condition:  

Based in Ukhiya Team Office under Cox’s Bazar Field Office

  • Qualification:
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience in management of emergency projects, especially in Gender, GBV and Protection prevention and response programming.
  • Masters in social sciences or other relevant subject area or a combination of significant management and provision of Gender, GBV and Protection in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Practical field experience in GBV in emergencies, women and girls protection, psychosocial programming in emergency or development contexts.
  • Strong knowledge of Gender, GBV and Protection issues and IASC Gender Handbook and GBV Guidelines.
  • Demonstrated field experience working in camps or spontaneous/informal/makeshift settlements.
  • Has experience designing and delivering training to a number of different stakeholders.
  • Experience in supporting program design, implementation and M&E.
  • Well-developed text writing skills and demonstrated skills in developing training curriculums and manuals that are adapted to local contexts and target audiences.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively, including the ability to advocate for and explain difficult psychosocial issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good communication skills in Bangla and English.

VI.  Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles.
  • Demonstrated competency to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organization.
  • Willingness to live and work in difficult and rapidly changing conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in the field.
  • Constructive and pro-active communication with a wide variety of actors and stakeholders.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.
Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home on or before January 09, 2019. 


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent