Assistant Program Officer

The Asia Foundation (the Foundation) is looking for skilled and ambitious candidates to serve as a Dhaka-based Assistant Program Officer for a project to support tannery workers in Bangladesh.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide support to identify and schedule meetings and coordinate with local CSOs, think tanks, universities, and researchers.
  • Conduct outreach with a variety of stakeholders
  • Support implementation of project activities, identification of partners/research organizations, management of project activities and deadlines, and development and articulation of discrete findings
  • Assist in drafting research protocols, questions, and surveys.
  • Monitor research/study procedures to ensure they are in line with the study protocol and the research objectives.
  • Monitor timely production and submission of relevant activities and other reports by consultants or research organizations.
  • Conduct regular meetings with stakeholders in both Hazaribag and Savar. Also maintain regular communication with project partners and Tannery Workers Union.

Qualifications and work experience


Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in development studies or other relevant discipline, and prior experience working for an international organization on day-to-day implementation of democracy and governance projects, preferably focused on labor rights.
OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies or other relevant discipline, and at least 3 years of experience working for an international organization on day-to-day implementation of democracy and governance projects, preferably focused on labor rights.
Skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to multi-task and handle complex programming challenges.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop new ideas and flexibility to go the extra mile to make them become reality and in completing program assignments.
Other
  • Ability to travel and undertake fieldwork in rural contexts.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, email, and the internet.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bangla.

Job Location: The Asia Foundation’s main office in Dhaka (with frequent travel)

Reports to: Program Director

About The Asia Foundation: The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Since 1954, we have supported Bangladesh’s progress toward and achievement of its development priorities and goals through long-standing partnerships with the government, civil society, religious communities and leaders, the private sector, and the Bangladeshi people. With a focus on gender equality, civic accountability, and social cohesion across all facets of our work, we are encouraging innovation and creativity in tackling community challenges, building leadership capacity that reflects the country’s diversity, and facilitating broad-based participation in the country’s development to help ensure that no one is left behind.

How to Apply: Please submit a CV of maximum 4 pages along with a cover letter of not more than 1 page detailing your experience and suitability for the role to: country.bangladesh.jobs@asiafoundation.org. Applications that do not meet these page limits and also clearly address the suitability of the candidate for this specific position will not be reviewed. We thank all applicants, however only those making the shortlist will be contacted.

The Asia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.

Deadline: June 23, 2019 @ 5pm Bangladesh Standard Time