Position : Deputy Director (Communication and Advocacy)
Repot to : Executive Director
Project : Strengthening Democracy by Promoting Human Rights Culture in Bangladesh 
Location of posting : Dhaka
Types of contract : Full time
Duration : Up to 31st December, 2021
Salary Grade : Negotiable

Job Objective:
Approachable and results driven communication, Advocacy and Fundraising on behalf of ASK for sustainable continuous interventions in line with organizational strategic goal and objectives.

Relations & Co-ordination


  • Executive Director
  • Directors, Department Heads, Outcome Heads


  • Local and global partners and stakeholders.
  • Respective members of networks, consortium and other partners updated with fresh information.

Major Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Establish, maintain and oversee all the necessary and relevant external communications.
  • Develop and deliver a comprehensive and coherent communication strategy for the organization which include internal, external and development partners.
  • To strategically manage all fundraising activities to support the objectives of ASK through the development of project proposals that reflect ASK's focus strategic and overall mission.
  • Establish and facilitate the effective and sustainable integration of fundraising into the relevant departments within the Programme
  • Supervision and monitoring of the staff of Investigation, Documentations, Publications and MIA units and implementation of activities.
  • Issuing press statement/press release in the issues of human rights violation to represent ASK’s stance in media.
  • Regular field visit for learning and program improvement.
  • Undertaking work plan for HRDF in local level, support to develop their capacity & linkages to carry out HR protection and promotion work.
  • Maintaining liaison with different national and international organizations and support in developing the work strategy for combined activities with partners.
  • Monitoring ASK website, e-bulletin and other related activities.
  • Liaison and represent ASK through participating in different meetings, seminars and workshop to promote ASK’s mission, vision and values.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Through donor scoping, and with support to other ASK staff, identify potential funding opportunities and manage the application process in coordination with different objective focal persons.
  • Maintain communication and build networks with potential, current donor organizations and Government/Non government offices.
  • Work closely with all Teams and Departments especially with the Programme team in order to develop relevant and quality proposals and products.
  • Establish and facilitate sustaining of linkages with media, bilateral and multilateral agencies, INGOs NGOs, networks and movements.
  • Oversee articles, speeches and develop position papers for senior management
  • Develop or advise on the content for information brochures; reviews and edits drafts of important correspondence, reports, and brochures for mass distribution.
  • Advocate mainstreaming of ASK's core values and cross cutting issues.

Job Competencies:

  • University degree (Master’s /higher degree) in Social science/ communication/ development field.
  • A minimum of 7 - 10 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrable experience of advocacy, fundraising and communications.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills (Bangla & English).
  •  Good attention to detail and accuracy essential.
  • Well developed people and institutional service skills.
  • Facilitating Public dialogue.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of fund-raising techniques including, but not limited to: proposal writing; public relations; prospect research; donor relations and stewardship; volunteer; and correspondence management.
  • Skill in writing and editing news and feature articles. Ability to write/edit in a variety of writing styles, ability to draft materials on a wide range of topics. Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong commitment and profound evidence based understanding of equality and rights perspectives.
  •  Excellent interpersonal, networking, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills
  • Excellent language skills in English and Bangla including the ability to compose, edit, analyses and report using complex information
  • Excellent computer skills including navigating email, internet and MS WORD and PowerPoint, social media, tweeter, etc.
  • Explore website, individuals or others to find out info recalls for proposals, trends of funding search.
  • Lead proposal writing with the help of relevant staff of ASK.
  • Organize events and dialogue in order to attract funding.
  • Able to priorities workload, keep line manager informed on progress against objectives and highlighting any red flag issues in a timely manner.

Reference: Minimum 2 references (one from previous employer)

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and cover letter along with 02 copies PP size recent colored photograph, photocopy of National ID, Experience Certificate, and Educational Qualification Certificates to Executive Director of Ain o Salish Kendra, 7/17 Block # B, Lalmatia, Dhaka, email to:

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

Application Deadline: 31 May 2019