Vacancy Announcement

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (The Federation) is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. The Federation has been working with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for more than 30 years and also with other Participating National Societies in humanitarian fields mainly disaster response and management, cyclone preparedness, disaster relief, recovery & rehabilitation, Health, community based disaster preparedness, risk reduction and mitigation, etc.

The German Red Cross is part of a worldwide community assisting victims of conflict, disaster and people affected by social or health-related crisis. The German Red Cross intervenes in disaster response and rehabilitation, health, social and environmental as well as capacity building projects in cooperation with international sister organisations within the movement. German Red Cross (GRC) is working in Bangladesh under the integration agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Bangladesh Delegation. German Red Cross of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Bangladesh Delegation is searching for an experienced “Senior Project Officer- Finance” (male/female) for their Dhaka Office. The duration of the contract is planning for six months with possible extension starting from as soon as possible.


The Senior Project Officer (SPO)- Finance of German Red Cross (GRC) Bangladesh is responsible for financial and administration matters and to ensure adherence to GRC, IFRC standards, policies and regulations. The Finance Officer will responsible for managing the cash box and bank accounts, procurement of goods, management of the assets, and booking the expenses in accounting software, and ensure that internal control systems are well established, understood, and respected by all staff members, and will support to program staff as applicable. The Finance Officer shall support the Project Delegate in assuring the highest standards of service, quality of financial and administrative management, and accountability, thus contributing to the overall efficient and effective running of project. The Senior Officer- Finance will closely work with Finance Delegate on technical issue relating to the financial administrative issues and closing the monthly accounts.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • In coordination with BDRCS counterpart and under the supervision of the Finance Manager/ Finance Delegate, the SPO should ensure and maintain effective communication and liaison with project related counterparts and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Support the Finance Manager/ Finance Delegate in the planning, designing, budgeting of project activities, being directly responsible for the overall implementation and management of the project;
  • Monitor and supervise technical interventions to ensure implementation according agreed standards and within budget and take appropriate remedial action if/when standards are not being met;
  • Responsible for the supervision of finance officer’s supporting the administration and capacitation of the project staff throughout the project life span;
  • Ensure the buy-in and participation of local authorities/structures, community members and beneficiaries;
  • In collaboration with the Project Officer, develop and implement mechanisms to monitor and evaluate project performance, according work plans and project targets;
  • Prepare regular and ad hoc reports as needed and submit to Finance Manager/ Finance Delegate;
  • Effectively participate in coordination meetings, clusters and working groups as directed by the Finance Manager/ Finance Delegate.
  • Ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with GRC and donor policies and procedures;

Specific duties and responsibilities in coordination matters:

  • Provide regular updates to Finance Manager/ Finance Delegate and point out actions to be taken;
  • Ensure regular and effective coordination with BDRCS and regularly participate in coordination/cluster meeting;
  • Ensure effective communication with stakeholders, partners, local communities and beneficiaries on technical and project issues;
  • Maintain open and regular coordination and communication with the involved BDRCS Departments, Unit level officers of project location and other organizations in the field;
  • Coordinate efficiently with the Finance and Admin Officer and all field/support staff to ensure consistency of quality delivery across the identified responsibilities;
  • Any other job that might deemed necessary by the management;

Educational attainment and relevant experience:

  • Master/Bachelor degree in Finance/ Accounting or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a related field;
  • Knowledge of budgeting, budget oversight, accounting principles and practical application of financial systems, experience in administrative and logistic work;

Skill & Knowledge:

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft software products: Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.  
  • Sound interpersonal and organizational skill;
  • Demonstrated leadership skill;
  • Fluent in Bangla and English;
  • High level of attention to details in all aspects of work responsibilities;
  • Training and presentation skill;
  • Report writing skill;
  • Ability to priority multiple task and meet deadlines;
  • Good knowledge of the RC/RC principles, Code of Conduct, Humanitarian standards (e.g. SPHERE, RBA, HAP);


  • Works well under stress;
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and also to contribute as part of a team;
  • Willingness and ability to learn, flexibility and adaptability;
  • Ability to get on well with a wide variety of people;
  • Excellent team player and gender sensitive;
  • Integrity and high standards of personal conduct;

Interested applicants should submit their current resume (mentioning expected salary) and a cover letter (justifying why you are suitable for the position) to “The Senior Representative, German Red Cross Office Dhaka, 684-686, Bara Mogh Bazar, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh” or send through email to with the subject line: RESUME-SPO-FINANCE latest by 26th May, 2018 at 17.00 hours. Incomplete application will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified
The IFRC is an equal opportunity employer