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 “Project Officer- HR and Admin” (male/female) for their Dhaka Office. The duration of the contract is planning for three months with possible extension starting from as soon as possible.

The Project Officer (PO) - HR and Admin has the responsibility to support the planning, management and implementation of human resource and administrative activities of GRC Dhaka office and provide support to field offices. In close coordination and consultation with Senior Project Officer-Logistics and Security, the PO will ensure adherence to GRC, IFRC and BDRCS standards, policies and regulations.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage recruitment and selection process including staff requisition, job description, cv shortlist, interview , reference check and other related tasks;
  • Manage employee orientation, development and training;
  • Manage staff appraisal process and performance management;
  • Develop and enforce policies and procedures;
  • Manage employee safety, welfare, wellness and health reporting;
  • Manage disciplinary and grievance hearings as necessary;
  • Administer compensation and benefit for staff;
  • Maintain staff contracts and ensure appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts, promotions, within grade increments, etc.;
  • Manage exit procedures for staffs;
  • Maintenance of GRC leave records and contact lists;
  • Support administration needs at the projects, including mail registration system, service contracts and lease agreements, visas processing, flight bookings, movements and accommodation staff, organization of meetings and workshops, support to staff and visitors as required;
  • Perform any other duty as assigned by supervisor;

Specific duties and responsibilities in coordination matters:

  • Coordinate and provide regular updates to its Supervisor / Project Delegate and point out necessary actions to be taken;
  • Ensure regular and effective coordination with BDRCS, IFRC and other partners as required.
  • 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, Logistics and Admin team and all field/support staff to ensure consistency of quality delivery across the identified responsibilities

Educational attainment and relevant experience:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Human Resource or Business Administration, or related field;
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a related field;
  • Knowledge of general HR task, experience in administrative and logistics 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-PO (HR and Admin) latest by 18th October, 2018 (Thursday) at 17.00 hours. (Incomplete application will not be considered)

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