Project Manager

Role Profile


Our Vision
Our vision is for a world where all people have access to the technologies that enable them to meet their basic needs and reach their potential, in a way that safeguards the planet today, and for future generations.

Our Beliefs
We believe that:

  • Technology is a key enabler of human development; and that technological innovation has the power to propel us into a better world.
  • All people should have access to, and a voice in, shaping the technologies that can improve their lives.
  • A sustainable future for our planet requires a fundamental shift in the way technology is developed and used.

Our Mission
To develop and demonstrate practical, technology based solutions that enable women and men living in or vulnerable to poverty, to lead dignified lives. To partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and with a range of other organisations: ensuring local ownership, and that the solutions work in the longer term without us. To inspire change through the widespread adoption of sustainable technologies that work - socially, economically and environmentally, so that more people living in or vulnerable to poverty benefit from our learning.

Our Ambition
Our ambition is that by 2030 we will have transformed the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.

With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. Technology features in everything we do.

Technology is…
”The tools, and knowledge that people use for living”.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action improves the lives of around one million people every year through access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene and waste management, and disaster risk reduction.

We are a trusted partner of many communities, governments, development agencies and the private sector. We are uniquely placed as a knowledge broker with a breadth of capacities that enable us to capture and share knowledge in relevant ways for our diverse audiences. We are influential at national level where we work, and globally and considered a “go-to” agency by those seeking to improve energy access for people living in poverty.


Based in Dhaka, the “Project Manager” is responsible for managing the implementation of a project titled “Dignifying Lives: Inclusive approach for socioeconomic empowerment of informal waste and sanitation workers” and other relevant initiatives in close collaboration with the Programme Manager, Project Management Team, different internal units and multiple stakeholders.


Title Project Manager 
Reporting to Programme Manager
Direct reports 3-4 staff
Groups Programme delivery team
Relationships Multi-level stakeholders including municipalities, private enterprises, cleaner cooperatives, project management and other relevant units.  
Financial scope Management of a given amount of available budget at field level  dedicated under the approved annual budget
Location Dhaka
Nature of contract Regular
Grade E
Travel Frequent travel to project areas and to project municipalities and out of municipalities as and when required


  1. Manage and supervise project team at field level those are working under the assigned projects
  2. Manage contract with implementing partners and their staff at different levels to ensure their deliverables
  3. Facilitate to formulate project implementation plan together with team and other relevant stakeholders and execute as well
  4. Coordinate municipal level project implementation process in close collaboration with municipal representatives and staff
  5. Facilitate the transformation process of informal waste and sanitation workers into business cooperatives and establishing the service level agreement with project municipalities
  6. Facilitate the capacity building activities including training, exposure visits, workshops etc. of the project stakeholders including staff, municipal representatives, cooperative leaders, recycling business leaders etc.
  7. Facilitate the development and/or strengthening the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Committee (MSSC) at municipality level and support to organize periodic progress review through MSSC
  8. Contribute to evidence generation for policy advocacy to leveraging resources that will reflect in ADP
  9. Build local level network with community organizations, banks, MFIs and other potential stakeholders
  10. Track project expenditure against respective deliverables and manage budget
  11. Maintain liaison with development partners and donor agencies


  1. Masters degree in any discipline, preferably Development Studies, Public Administration, Business Studies, Economics, Engineering
  2. Minimum of 08 years of professional experience in the development sector (preferably in urban sanitation, waste management). At least 2 years of experience in working with local government while implementing various development projects
  3. Excellent facilitation, coordination, team management, reporting and presentation skill
  4. Ability to work and lead a multi-cultural team and meeting deadlines
  5. Fluency in English language and proficiency in computer application


Our people are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:



DURATION OF CONTRACT: Initially for 02 years, renewable upon satisfactory performance.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Monthly Gross BDT 80,000 – 95,000 and other benefits i.e. Festival Bonus, Gratuity, PF, Insurance coverage as per organisation policy, subject to qualification and experiences.


Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 21 July 2018

Although Practical Action Bangladesh is an equal opportunity employer but women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and expects all staff and all those acting on behalf of Practical Action to demonstrate and share this commitment.