Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP)

01 position, based under CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office

The duration of the proposed contract is up to September 28, 2020

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 94 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.

Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities (SHOUHARDO III) Program is a five-year USAID-funded food security program that started in September 2015. The aim of the program is to improve gender equitable food security, nutrition and resilience of vulnerable people in target communities from 8 districts and 23 Upazilas in Char and Haor regions by 2020. The program will achieve enduring change for over 1.1 million women, adolescent girls, children under five, men, and youth, through a comprehensive development approach that strategically layers, sequences and integrates technical interventions that meet the immediate needs of the targeted communities while also investing in social, economic and institutional capital to build a foundation for future food security and resilience. The program will be implemented in partnership with local NGOs with technical support from various Government of Bangladesh departments/units, academia and national/international organizations.

The Deputy Chief of Party is the primary lead for ensuring that SHOUHARDO III is designed and implemented effectively. He/she will by working with technical specialists and select operational management staff, identify approaches and strategies that together achieve best impact for the program participants.

The incumbent shall possess strong technical and leadership skills that will enable them understand and grasp the multi-dimensional complex concept and underlying causes of food security with particular focus on the interventions undertaken in the program. The Deputy Chief of Party will work closely with field offices to ensure effective implementation of the strategies and actions. He/she will ensure that all across the program there is a coherent and uniform higher level technical approaches and strategies to implementation. He/she will devise systems to provide on-going support to ensure “quality” programming is being implemented.  At Dhaka office level he will maintain close coordination with the Knowledge Management Unit and assist in the formulation of high quality reports and documents, as well as strengthening the M&E systems of the program.

The DCOP will act as the Chief of Party in his/her absence.

II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

      % of Time

Responsibility # 1: Upholding CARE Bangladesh’s values and ensuring Project and organizational principles.


  • Uphold organizational values and exercise them at all levels.
  • Promote appropriate organizational culture and be a role model for other in the team.
  • Help to promote and establish CARE-B as a gender sensitive organization in development arenas, both national and international.
  • Uphold and ensure the implementation of mission mandates on gender equity, equality and diversity in organizational development and Programmatic intervention levels.
  • Ensure that women and girls remain at the center stage of the program’s focus and outcomes.



Responsibility #2: Staff management.


  • Direct supervision of all Technical Leads at Dhaka Level.
  • Responsibilities in staff management include
    • Staff recruitment and suggest for deployment
    • Performance Management & Coaching
    • Provide technical support and guidance to all technical staff (CARE and partners)
  • Keep staff updated with current theory and practice in technical areas and program and contractual obligations and approaches.


Responsibility #3: Ensure the Integration of various technical streams at HQ & field level.


  • Develops a common vision for the program technical teams to ensure coherent programing.
  • Identifies areas of common intervention across technical areas and formulates implementation strategies.
  • Supports the technical team leads in contextualizing high level goals into local contexts assuring maximum possible outcomes.
  • Ensures program interventions line up with program goals and weeds off unnecessary activities or those that don’t have direct impact on the goals.


Responsibility #4: Systems in place to support & monitor quality program implementation.


  • Ensures that both CARE and partners have the appropriate resources and systems in place to ensure a quality and impactful program delivery.
  • Guides the development and use of simple and easy to use tools for lower level technical teams.
  • Formulates a process for assessing effectiveness of technical strategies and approaches in the field that involves both Dhaka based technical teams and field based technical managers.
  • Regularly identifies areas of necessary technical and operational improvements and action and recommends appropriate changes for CoP endorsement.


Responsibility #5: Contributes to Learning, Knowledge Management, M&E analysis and reporting. 


  • Leads the identification of high level program learning areas and works with KMAL to translate those into research or other learning activities.
  • Engages with the M&E data analysis process to ensure coherence and pick specific areas of concern or success and leads actions for remedies and or scaling up in the program.
  • Work with M&E Unit and provide technical input regarding any definition and/or clarification of the definition of the purpose level indicators. 
  • Work closely with outside evaluation team and other research teams.
  • Accompanies and facilitates learning visits by donors, CARE staff and other stakeholders.
  • Take such learning’s and ensure effective promotion in the Project such that best practices are taken up across different regions.


Responsibility # 6: Planning and Reporting.


  • Leads technical teams in developing activity level planning guideline for partners that includes targets, sequencing and dependencies necessary for best impact.
  • Works with the Head of Partnerships, Operations and Resources to ensure that adequate resources are available for planned activities and where resource restrictions are encountered support the prioritization process.
  • Reviews NGO activity plans to ensure that they are in line and are sufficient to achieve program goals.
  • Develops and updates technical reporting tools for use by technical teams at field level.
  • Receives, reviews partner and CARE staff technical reports and compiles them into one technical program report.


III.           Reporting to:  

The Deputy Chief of Party, reports to the Chief of Party (CoP), SHOUHARDO III Program.

IV.          Working Condition:  

The DCoP is based in Dhaka with 25% field travel.

  • Qualification:
  • 10 years professional experience at a senior management position in technical management of Food and Livelihood security projects.
  • Masters in Social Sciences or related areas (These requirements will be relaxed for truly deserving candidates.)

VI.          Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex technical teams.
  • Excellent team player and building relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bengali.

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, Day Care Facilities 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 22, 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.