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

Programme Officer

Project : Volunteer Service Project (funded by WFP)
Department : Humanitarian Response
Location of posting : Cox’s Bazar
Types of contract : Fixed term contract
Duration of Contract : Up to 31 August 2021
Number of positions : 3

Job Summary:

Over 1 million of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Citizen (with the majority comprising women and children) took shelter in different camps in Cox’s Bazar-southern Bangladesh on August 2017. The Government of Bangladesh, together with national and international partners, have pro‐actively responding to this crisis with a massive humanitarian response, allocating 2,000 acres of land, coordinating and providing critical assistance such as food, nutrition, shelter, water, health & hygiene, psycho‐social and basic education services to the camps, settlements and host communities. 

ActionAid is implementing Volunteer Service program in Camp 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 funded by WFP. Besides, ActionAid have ongoing programmes in different sectors e.g. Protection, WASH, NFI etc. inside the camps. As a response agency since September 2017, ActionAid has developed relationships with a range of camp actors, including the Rohingya and their representatives and successfully doing the site management role. ActionAid is working with WFP to facilitate the formation and activation of 6 Rohingya Food Security Committees in 6 intervening camps, provide trainings and incentives to 1800 Rohingya youth and adolescents volunteers to contribute to the effectiveness of camp level services.

We are looking for a responsible Programme Officer who will coordinate people and processes to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and produce the desired results. The position holder will be the go-to person for everything involving a project’s organization and timeline in the camp.

Key responsibilities include (not limited to) :

Coordinate and implement of Volunteers Service intervention in the camp

  • Support and take lead in programme intervention in the camp according to the project works plan and budget;
  • Lead project intervention implementation planning and monitoring in the camp;
  • Assist Volunteer support associates and Life skill Trainers on volunteer’s engagement planning & organizing training;
  • Facilitate capacity development initiatives, mentoring, coaching of RFSC;
  • Assist and Coordinate CBT distribution planning and distribution;
  • Assist to develop life skills training curriculum based on project guideline;
  • Develop the details life skills training plan and execution following the quality standard; 
     Reporting and documentation
  • Prepare monthly camp level programme reporting, attend biweekly RFSC meeting, monthly CiC coordination meeting;
  • Consolidate field data, good examples and lessons learnt;
  • Maintain and compile updates & reporting according to the prescribed format for M&E and donor;


The person holds this position will be reportable to Project Coordinator.

  Required Educational Qualification and Experiences


  • Graduation in any discipline preferably from Sociology, Development Studies or Public Administration;


  • Minimum 3 years’ working experience in development organization;
  • Knowledge and experience on management, research, networking & Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA);

Required Competencies

  • Excellent experience working in Rohingya response; Excellent understanding on field operation and camp level programme implementation;
  • Excellent facilitation skills;
  • Ability to work independently and foster a team spirit;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Skills in report writing, documentation and presentation;
  • Tech Savvy and Proficient in MS Office;
  • Gender sensitive and familiar with humanitarian principles, Human Rights Based Approach.

Application instructions

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

  • Last date of application is 12 December 2020. Due to emergency, recruitment will be on rolling. The interested candidates are requested to apply before deadline.
  • 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 Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA), Child Protection Policy and other relevant safeguarding policies and expects all employees to abide by the Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct of ActionAid Bangladesh.

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