Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), a grant making organization for human rights and governance initiatives, invites applications from Bangladeshi nationals for the position of Deputy Executive Director (DED) to be based in Dhaka.

Position: Deputy Executive Director (DED), Post: 01

Reportable to: Executive Director (ED)

Major Responsibilities:

Job summary: Working with Executive Director (ED) in supervision, management and coordination in collaboration with the Senior Management Team for smooth implementation of MJF Programs:

DED will :

  • Undertake  some of the responsibilities of the ED in managing the day to day work of running MJF
  • Supervise at least two Directors  and provide strategic guidance to the core programs of MJF
  • Take the lead in the preparation, review and update of MJF Strategy and oversee
    implementation of various policies and commitments consistent with the
    mandate, jurisdiction and commitments of MJF to various donors.
  • Assist  ED in accessing resources/funding and work towards financial and institutional sustainability of MJF
  • Work closely with the ED to guide MJF become a stronger, dynamic, innovative, relevant center of excellence

Qualification & Experience:

Excellent written, verbal presentation and networking skills along with:

  • Advanced degree, in any subject of social science, liberal arts, development studies, gender studies or related discipline.
  • Credibility and strong sustained relationship with different stake holders such as GOB, Civil society, donors, private sector etc.
  • Excellent  knowledge of issues, context and challenges facing Bangladesh and insights on  overcoming these challenges
  • Deep understanding of the NGO sector with a vision of how the sector can make a difference in the future of Bangladesh.
  • Experience of  research, management, academic and/or policy leadership is desirable
  • Proven skills of supervision, motivation, teamwork and inspirational leadership in a
     multidisciplinary, diverse, challenging institutional context is essential
  • Experience in governance issues and credible publications in themes related to governance, democracy, justice, rule of law will be an added advantage.

Remuneration- Attractive Salary will be offered for the deserving candidates.

Application procedure: Interested candidates with above requirements are requested to submit application through online The deadline for submission of the application is December 20, 2018.  For technical difficulties email:

Note:  Women are particularly encouraged to apply for this position ◪Any persuasion will disqualify the candidate ◪ only short-listed candidates will be invited for the interview.