Position Title, Location & Contract Duration:

Position Title: Project Officer – Protection Focal under Gender, GBV & Protection Sector for Humanitarian Response Program, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Number of Positions: 02 Positions.

Location: Based in Camp Area under Ukhiya Team Office under CARE Cox’s Bazar Field Office.

Contract Duration: The duration of the proposed contract is up to July 31, 2019, with high possibility of extension.

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.

CARE is recruiting Project Officer- Protection Focal for its emergency operation in Cox’s Bazar to support displaced Rohingya community. The Project officer – Protection Focal will be responsible to address the current needs for a coordinated and effective protection response at the camp level. There is also a need for protection actors to step up and actively engage in the existing camp coordination structure, including but not limited to, service mapping and emergency preparedness and response. The role of the Protection Focal Points is to improve protection coordination and information sharing at the camp level, engaging in a regular constructive dialogue with all protection and other actors with the objective of ensuring protection quality services based on agreed and harmonized standards. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated knowledge and experience in managing protection issues in humanitarian response.

II.          Responsibilities and Tasks:  

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Coordination


  • Participate actively in the camp coordination meetings, including liaising with the Camp in Charge (CiC), site management agency and other partners as required for protection related matters, while sharing the overall protection situation in the camp, raising shared concerns, progress in addressing the gaps and identified opportunities.
  • Organize camp protection coordination meetings on a regular and on a needs-basis.
  • Ensure the referral pathway established at the camp level is well functioning, identify the gaps and address them in close coordination with Referral focal points (Protection, Child Protection and GBV) and all relevant actors in the camp.
  • Maintain up to date contact list of the protection actors present in the camp and contribute to the camp service mapping ensuring protection activities are accurately reflected and up-to-date.
  • Ensure protection is mainstreamed in all camp activities to the extent possible, providing technical support and recommendations to CICs and humanitarian partners;
  • Communicate regularly with the Protection Sector coordination team in Cox’s Bazar, including Child Protection and GBV Sub-Sectors, highlighting trends, gaps and support needed, including capacity building and training priorities.
  • Attend camp based emergency preparedness and response and represent the protection actors in the camp.
  • Determine and communicate the activation and deployment of PERU as required, including need for surge support from PERU in affected areas. Provide support to PERU Team Leaders.
  • Liaise closely with Site Management Focal Point and Camp in Charge; contribute and verify site management sector incident report information.
  • Consolidate and submit protection safety audit information and updates to protection coordination teams at the upazila and/or district level as appropriate.
  • Communicate and confirm activation, deactivation, and mustering points with PERU Team Leaders based on access, needs and priorities;
  • Determine in the first instance whether protection service points in the affected areas are functioning and staffed and communicate to Team Leaders where referral focal point are unreachable by phone.
  • Work closely with the Child Protection Focal Point at camp level and coordinate with protection coordination teams at the upazila and district level, as needed.



Responsibility # 2: Documentation, Monitoring and Reporting


  • Documents the coordination meetings and other activities related to the camp level coordination.
  • Regularly collects data on site/camp based SAG desegregated data and provide the line manager and relevant agencies by marinating the confidentiality.  
  • Support to camp based partners to enhance their capacity on protection reporting, development of program quality and systems.
  • In coordination site management and in collaboration with MEAL team monitor the targets and indicators of camp based protection issues.
  • Develops work plans and reports of activities.
  • Provides weekly, monthly and periodic project reports to the line manager of tasks and activities. 


Responsibility # 3: Support Capacity Building Actions on GiE


  • Organize and support the conduct of capacity building activities with GiE specialist/advisor 
  • Facilitation camp based workshops, trainings protection; 



III. Reporting to:  

The Protection Focal will directly report to GBViE specialist and keep close contact with other team members. 

IV.        Working Condition:  

Based at Camp Area, Ukhiya under CARE Cox’s Bazar Field Office.


  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience in management of emergency projects, especially in Gender, GBV and Protection prevention and response programming.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in social sciences, development and humanitarian studies, social work, community development and 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 coordination, advocacy and networking with tier of stakeholders.
  • Strong participatory training and/or facilitation skills
  • Has experience in monitoring and evaluations systems and approaches
  • Advanced knowledge of written English is required; knowledge of spoken Arabic and an additional official Federation language is advantageous.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office package.       

VI.        Core Competencies:  

  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles.
  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles.
  • Demonstrated competency to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Commitment and energy to work across multiple sectors and with a variety of actors.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organization.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner.
  •  Willingness to live and work in difficult and rapidly changing conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to be based in the field.
  • Able to inspire and show empathy to beneficiaries
  • Resilient, flexible and gender sensitive
  •  Experience of procedures and best practice in emergency operational management
  • Willingness to live and work in difficult and rapidly changing conditions
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in the field.
  • Able to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Proactive and have the desire to learn and build professional expertise
  • Able to focus on results and long-term aims
  • Able to work both independently and in teams
  • Stand for and work in accordance with the CARE principles.
  • Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.

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 March 23, 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.