Job Vacancy Announcement

HELVETAS is an international organization, operating in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe in the domains of water & infrastructure, environment & climate change, rural economy, skill development & education, and governance & peace. In Bangladesh, HELVETAS supports the development of rural livelihoods and local governance through direct support to agriculture and has demonstrated experience in improving access to drinking water as well as reduction of water induced risks, including flood, erosion, and salinity targeting the extreme poor and disadvantaged. HELVETAS, in partnership with ACTED, is launching an emergency operation to respond to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and is working in particular the sector of Site Management (CCCM) in the Camps of the Kutupalong-Balukhali Expansion Site, Cox’s Bazar.
HELVETAS and ACTED/REACH seeks to recruit:

Database Assistant (1 person)

Salaries will be based on qualifications and experience.

Salaries will be based on qualifications and experience with a range between BDT 48,000-52,000 per month

The Database Assistant will be responsible for

  • Data entry and cleaning
  • Taking minutes of Coordination Meetings
  • Monitoring of field teams (site assistants and enumerators) under the supervision of the Information Management & Data Coordinator.
  • Specifically, the DA will be expected to support uploading of all forms from mobile data collection tools, storage of information according to data collection standard operating procedures and cleaning of data with support from the field team.

Selection criteria

  • Intermediate skills with the Microsoft Office Suite particularly MS Excel
  • Experience conducting data entry and data processing in Excel or any other software package
  • Experience using ODK for quantitative data collection desired
  • Positive attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility
  • Fluency in English speaking and writing
  • Knowledge of Chittagong local language (understanding and speaking) is a must
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to translate questionnaire from English to Bangla
  • Strong attention to details

Code of Conduct

The Officers are required to abide by and observe:

  • NGO child protection policy
  • NGO code of conduct
  • NGO anti-terrorism policy
  • NGO Data Protection policy
  • Non-discrimination policy
  • Transparency, integrity and accountability
  • Goodwill and positive attitude in the accomplishment of his/her tasks
  • Cooperative attitude in interaction with NGO staff and the site population
  • Confidentiality

To apply

Interested and motivated candidates must submit a CV and cover letter to apply for this position. Applications can be submitted at by e-mail to by or before 23rd June 2018.

Applications must include proof of relevant experience and references.

Please write at the subject of your email “Application for Database Assistant”. Ensure working phone number is included in the application. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by phone. Please be aware that application material is not returnable.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply