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

Project Coordinator

Project  : Sustainable Solutions and Protection for the Rohingya Community in Camps, funded by UNHCR.
Location of posting : Cox’s bazar
Types of contract : Fixed term contract
Duration : up to 31 December 2021 (if not extended)
Number of position : 1
Salary and benefits : Competitive salary and benefits (such as mobile & internet allowances, medical benefit, group insurance coverage) will be offered to the  deserving candidate

Job Context

ActionAid is implementing Community Based Protection (CBP) project with UNHCR targeting 88,185 refugees of camp 9, 10, 11 & 12, situated in Balukhali of Kutupalong expansion site in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazaar. The targeted camps have been identified as areas with heightened protection risks. The project includes Women’s Leadership, Accountability and Shifting the Power to communities for transformative change.

AAB CBP aims to strengthen and expand the mobilization of the Rohingya communities through their capacity development also through building their agencies.

We are looking for a responsible Project Coordinator to administer and organize Sustainable Solutions and Protection for the Rohingya Community in Camps (funded by UNHCR) from regular activities to more complex plans. Project Coordinator will be engaged to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resources, timeframes, and budgets for the project. S/he will perform various coordinating tasks, like schedule, Community Based Protection and risk management, along with administrative duties and handling financial queries.

Key responsibilities include (not limited to)

  • Lead the development and implementation of Community based protection programs, including GBV, PSS, and Protection overall.
  • Provide technical support to ensure high quality of programming and services, exceeding minimum competencies for staff and minimum standards for activities.
  • Conduct and support ongoing monitoring of Protection activities, through frequent visits to the office and field sites, to ensure minimum standards for Protection and progress toward targets.
  • Identify program gaps, areas of growth, strategies and support in adapting program design to effectively meet beneficiary needs, the changing context, and other factors.
  • Lead and participate in regular strategy and program planning workshops for Protection and the overall organization, including for grant opening, mid-term review, and grant closing.
  • Manage development and monitoring of program spending plans, workplans, M&E plans, and procurement and staffing plans to ensure progress against targets and expenditure by budget.
  • Ensuring management of resources for fulfilment of program deliverables and commitments for objectives/indicators and accountability to donor requirements.
  • Lead capacity-building strategy for overall Protection department, to ensure strong level of professional development and team building, including the development of national managers/counterparts and addressing of any team dynamic issues or concerns.
  • Build technical capacity of supervised staff and overall Protection team and sub-sectors of Protection, as well as in program management.
  • Ensure preparation and compilation of internal and external weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting for Protection programs, in collaboration with Reporting team.
  • Assist to development of proposals for Protection programming, in collaboration with proposal team.
  • Lead recruitment of new staff and program start-up in new sites, as necessary.
  • Support program teams to build referral mechanisms to link beneficiaries, particularly vulnerable individuals, and groups, to services, through service mapping, referral workshops, and SOPs.
  • Ensure appropriate identification/selection, program support, and capacity-building of local partners, including program technical review of partnership agreements.
  • Support the coherent and harmonized implementation of community-based protection activities.
  • Ensure development of awareness raising sessions on community-based protection services (Sessions on rights, access to rights services and protection threats) and Protection services (stress management sessions, psychosocial support, men self-help sessions)
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring multi-functional spaces/SSWG/WFS are set up and running smoothly in field locations.
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and community leader through Community based protection mainstreaming, building recreational activities, and awareness raising.
  • Assist and monitor project budget management, Financial management to ensure UNHCR and AAB compliance
  • Support to review programme financial documents, including reviewing vouchers and supporting documentation.
  • Ensure and supervise monthly volunteer payments in coordination with the AAB Admin and Finance assistant.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationship with relevant stakeholders including partner agencies, community leaders and service providers.
  • Maintain an up-to-date service mapping of the service providers operating in the area and ensure that CBP assistants are informed about the available services.
  • Manage monitoring and evaluation activities at the field level. Pay regular field visit with a focus on ensuring quality. Ensure quality monitoring data collection from the field.
  • Build staff capacity on quality assurance and follow up targeted outcomes.
  • Document good practices and lessons learned.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the donor reporting.  


The person holds this position will be reportable to Head of Humanitarian Response.

Required Educational Qualification and Experiences


  • Bachelor/Master's degree from any reputed university preferably in Social Science/Political Science/Development Studies or combination of relevant Education and Experience.


  • At least 6 years relevant experience in national or International Development organization.
  • A proven record of effective project management in emergencies, including project planning and implementation and supervision.
  • Sound understanding of the concepts behind and practical application of humanitarian codes and standards such as SPHERE, IASC Gender Guidelines, HAP, HRBA etc.

Required Competencies

  • Proven skills in partnership building, influencing and negotiation with a range of humanitarian actors, including governments, UN agencies networks, national/local NGOs and community groups.
  • Strong skills in inter-personal communications, able to work effectively with multiple stakeholders in a complex, multi-actor environment.
  • Strong team player, able to develop and maintain effective working relationships within a distributed and dynamic team.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work effectively across a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Ability to work in a difficult and stressful environment, and to manage/deal with rapid changes to the operating environment.
  • Strong facilitation skills, including the design and management of effective trainings, workshops, and meetings with diverse participants.
  • Flexible, creative, and solution-oriented approach in an innovative environment
  • Proven skills in managing community groups, especially with Men, Women and Youth group.
  • Competence with MS Office applications.
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency on local language can be an added value.
  • Excellent report writing ability.
  • A high respect to client/organization confidentiality.

Application instructions

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

  • Last date of application is Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Due to emergency, recruitment will be on rolling. The interested candidates are requested to apply before deadline.
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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 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.

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  Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA) and other Safeguarding concerns (including child abuse and adults at-risk abuse) and expects all employees to abide by the Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct of ActionAid Bangladesh.

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