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ActionAid Bangladesh is looking for suitable candidate for the following position:

Deputy Manager - Governance

Directorate : Programme, Policy & Campaigns
Strategic Priority : Rights to Just and Democratic Governance
Location of posting : Dhaka
Types of contract : Contractual
Diration : Two (02) Years
Number of position : 1 (one)
Salary and benefits : Monthly Gross Salary will be 78,390/- with other admissible benefits such as festival bonus, provident fund, gratuity, medical benefit, group life insurance etc.

Job Summary
ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been working for over 30 years in partnership with local organisations and networks in some of the poorest and most marginalised communities across the country.

Under the direct supervision of the Manager- Democratic Governance, the DM will undertake the following responsibilities and tasks but keeping in mind s/he should be flexible and able to adapt to the changing context and perform tasks as necessary related to the project.

Key responsibilities include (not limited to)

Programme and Knowledge Management

  • Develop a plan to deepen AAB’s interventions around advocacy for decent work
  • Coordinate the International Conference on Water Governance. This includes:
    a. Develop concept note and call for abstracts; facilitate the abstract selection and communicating with participants
    b. Maintain close relations with conference conveners/ co-organizers and facilitators
    c. Overall responsibility for all communication products
    d. Oversee for all logistics / arrangements for conference
    e. Overall responsibility for developing the conference proceedings/ report
  • Monitor and Identify lessons learnt and best practices for knowledge sharing and development of knowledge products;
  • Prepare and review TORs for research/ strategic partners
  • Establish partnerships and organise workshops/conferences that bring together stakeholders across sectors at different levels.

Advocacy and Campaign

  • Overall responsibility of the Water Museum as part of AAB’s on-going advocacy around defending commons
  • Develop and implement advocacy plan around promoting decent work agenda

Deputy Manager – Governance will report to Manager – Democratic Governance of ActionAid Bangladesh. S/He has to maintain functional relationship with his/her peers, greater programme team including project teams under PPC Directorate and organization’s priority teams. S/He must be able to communicate with other teams and units both programme and operational.

Required Educational Qualification and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in relevant subject areas such as social sciences, labour relations, development studies.
  • At least 4 years or more of sound technical experience of working on labour issues and/ governance

Technical Skills

  • Demonstrated competence skills in report writing and record keeping in English and Bangla;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of internet, social media and office software packages (i.e. MS Word, MS Excel etc.);


  • Ability to work under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Previous experience in project management is preferred.
  • Team player with strong experience in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments
  • Extensive experience in working with INGOs and CSOs is preferred;

Application instructions

Only those who meet the above requirements are requested to apply following these instructions:

  • Last date of application is Tuesday, 20 August 2019.
  • Please click here to submit your application.

ActionAid Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature.

ActionAid Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards child abuse, exploitation and child labor and expects all employees to abide by the Child Protection Policy of ActionAid Bangladesh.

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