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

Coordinator - Happy Home

Strategic Priority
Women Rights & Gender Equity
Name of the Project
Location of posting
Happy Home
Types of Contract
Fixed Term Contract for 12 months (with possibility of extension depending on the donor fund availability)
Number of Position
1 (One)
Salary & Benefit
Monthly Gross Salary will be 45,998 /- with other admissible benefits such as festival bonus, provident fund, gratuity, medical benefit, group life insurance etc.

About Happy Home
ActionAid Bangladesh supports roughly 100 adolescent girls through our Happy Home initiative. The Home has helped a lot of girls to leave the uncertain and threatening prospect of living on the streets. At Happy Home, we ensure safe and secured living conditions for the girls, healthy meals and hygiene and sanitation along with psychological counselling and recreation. Once the girls are settled in, we admit them in mainstream schools. As an exit mechanism, we also offer vocational skill development training, so that the girls can choose a potential career later.

By the time the girls are 18 years of age, they would have completed secondary schooling and acquired a few vocational skills to be able to make a living on their own. This is when they leave the Home to start small entrepreneurship ventures in a group or take on a job individually, making room for new children to come in. The Home has also served as a drop-in centre for children who come to benefit from daily necessities such as safe water, sanitation, recreation etc. Since 2006, we have helped more than 17,000 girls.

Job Summary
The aim of this position is to design and plan activities required to maintain sound administration in Happy Homes with specific focuses on children. The position requires a clear understanding of the Child Protection Policy in-country aspect, knowledge of rights-based approach and ability to analyse social and legal aspect of violence against girls and children, and relevant existing laws and policies. She should be willing to work with disadvantaged children and must have a clear understanding of developing long-term programme strategy and management of residential childcare center and have sound skills in reporting and documentation. She must have networking and liaison capacity to build and maintain the relationship with relevant stakeholders, Happy Home Ambassadors, Donors, NGOs, INGOs, and organisations for the resource mobilization. The position should have good coordination skills and maintain clear communication between ActionAid Bangladesh and the Home Management team to ensure proper and timely support.

Key responsibilities include (not limited to)

Technical support:

  • Support Happy Home in terms of programmes planning, implementation, and operations.
  • Provide technical support for all programme management related to Happy Home.
  • Ensure accountability in programme implementation, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.
  • Support, guide, and provide input to assure results-based programmes and ensure cooperation and coordination between AAB, Happy Home.
  • Support fundraising through proposal preparation and donor reporting.
  • Regularly assess annual work plans, monitor progress on achieving goals and targets, and present recommendations to assist in development planning.
  • Support the process for the screening and verification of the girl’s enrollment and reintegration.
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication, and coordination among AAB’s Programme and Finance team.
  • Organise monthly coordination meetings for Happy Home staff for smooth implementation and plan and update information (individual case files, reports, folders, pictures, stories, registers, charts, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance of the Child Protection Policy and other relevant Safeguarding Policies in all the management and activities of Happy Homes.
  • Manage and strengthen team member’s capacity through sharing knowledge and information and organising trainings.

Networking, Partnership Building, and Coordination

  • Ensure support for Happy Home staff for continuous networking and linkages with health service providers, vocational training & job providing organizations, law enforcing agencies, educational institutions, psychosocial support providing institutions, City Corporations, house owner, local stakeholders, Home Management Committee (HH & SKCDC), etc.
  • Maintain networking and communication with all government counterparts, development partners, forums, networks, civil society, and private sectors.
  • Donor management while visiting the Happy Home.
  • Maintain coordination and collaboration within ActionAid Bangladesh and among key stakeholders to ensure effective integration.
  • Participate in advocacy meetings, roundtables, training, workshops, and other meetings related to Child Protection issues.

Financial and Knowledge Management

  • Ensure results-based implementation, results-based budgeting and systematic quality assurance.
  • Provide technical support of financial management issues.
  • Monitoring financial dealings and procurement process of partners to ensure policy compliance:
  • Organise and conduct meetings, orientation, and workshops for staff and stakeholders:
  • Lead the process of gathering information and preparing progress reports (narrative & financial) for internal and external audiences (AAB’s Donor’s)
  • Ensure regular audit to ensure effective financial management.
  • Identify lessons learned and areas of improvement and future strategic development plan.
  • Manage the process of collecting and sharing Change Stories to build knowledge of stakeholders.

Education and Life Skill Development of Happy Home Girls

  • Take the leadership to ensure the proper schooling of the happy home girls.
  • Assess the learning growth of the child and prepare periodic assessment sheet.
  • Follow-up with the respective educational institution to monitor the growth of girls.
  • Arrange quality tutor for the girls.
  • Prepare Annual Calendar for life skill development trainings for happy home girls.
  • Take the leadership to organise the life skill development trainings.


S/he will report to Project Manager of ActionAid Bangladesh. S/he is expected to maintain functional relationship with his/her peers in team, priority, project management team. S/he must be able to communicate with other teams and units, both programme, function of AAB.

Required Educational Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s in preferably social sciences, gender studies including others under social science arena or combination of significant humanitarian experience in a related area is equally considered.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in programme/project management and design is essential (experience Child protection issue will add values)

Technical Skills

  • Ability to write in English and Bangla is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet browsing.
  • Sound knowledge on planning and budgeting of projects related to Home/Centre for children and adolescents.

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in residential Home / Hostel management.
  • Experience in managing donor-based projects.
  • Experience in partnership management.
  • Experience of working with GoB, Donor Agencies or reputed National NGOs will be preferred.

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

  • Last date of application is 10 July 2021 (Saturday)
  • 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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