Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217

Vacancy Announcement

Red Cross - Red Crescent movement is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) is a national society of the movement, constituted on 31 March 1973 by the President's Order No. 26 of 1973 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971. This is the biggest humanitarian organization in Bangladesh. As an auxiliary to the government, the Society provides humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people over the last 48 years and has undertaken a wide range of activities in humanitarian response, disaster management, health, capacity building and in promoting Red Cross/ Red Crescent ideals and principles.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is looking for a suitable candidates for the following position of Myanmar Refugee Relief Operation (MRRO), Cox’s Bazar:

Job title
Assistant Admin Officer
No. of position
01 (One)
Job Nature
Duration of contract
Upto 31 December 2019 (Extendable upon satisfactory performance).
Salary range
Reporting to
In-charge/ Coordinator, MRRO
Age limit
35 years (may be relaxed in case of suitable candidate).
Duty station
Cox’s Bazar

Position summary:

Assistant Admin Officer will have to ensure smooth operation of MRRO office under the guidance and supervision of the In-charge/ Coordinator/ Admin and Finance Officer with high quality and accuracy of work. The Assistant Admin Officer will have to work in close collaboration with the BDRCS’s staffs, UNHCR staffs, various NGO’s, Refugees, local law enforcing authorities and others to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.

Roles and Responsibility:

  • Performing secretarial &clerical duties and provide administrative support to the Coordinator with activities such as typing, filing, mailing, minute taking, faxing data base management, and record keeping.
  • Assist to procurement committee for purchases Office goods, stationary, training materials, IT equipment and  others office’s demand as required.
  • Recording daily attendance of employees at the control office.
  • Maintaining filing system and ensuring the security and confidentiality;
  • Distributing incoming mail, opening, date-stamping, and directing appropriately;
  • Preparing out-going mail at the end of each working day;
  • Support to office maintenance and assets management
  • Estimating and establishing cost parameters and budgets for purchases
  • Maintain and update list of suppliers and their qualifications, delivery times, and potential future development
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases and pricing
  • Create and maintain good relationships with vendors/suppliers
  • Maintain records of purchases, pricing, and other important data
  • Review and analyses all vendors/suppliers, supply, and price options
  • Develops plans for purchasing equipment, services and supplies
  • Ensure that the products and supplies are high quality
  • Create and maintain inventory of all incoming and current supplies
  • Working with team members and Procurement Manager to complete duties as needed
  • Maintain effective working relationship with BDRCS, UNHCR and stakeholders.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other major humanitarian actors working for newly arrived population from the Rakahine state of Myanmar in Cox’s Bazar
  • Work closely with the communication and DR/HR department of BDRCS.
  • Perform duties upholding respect and adherence to the fundamental principles of International Red Cross and Crescent movement.

Education and experience:

  • Graduation Degree on HR or any other fields.
  • At least 05 (five) years relevant working experience.
  • Well versed in MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Typing (both Bangla and English).

Skills and knowledge:

  • S/he must be fluent in both spoken and written Bengali and English.
  • Ability to write accurate and professional reports and correspondence.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow up and follow through with assignments in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Decision making, problem solving, and planning skills.
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Strong work ethic, able to work independently with desire to learn and improve and ability to manage time and complete assigned projects.
  • Should be a team worker, hardworking, positive, cooperative attitude and honest person.

Personal qualities:

  • Adhere to the 7 fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement.
  • Act at all times in accordance with the Code of Conduct.
  • Able to work in a team and respects opinions of others.
  • Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a high level of motivation and good communication, social, and interpersonal skills.

If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your updated resume with recent photograph & two references and a cover letter to mentioning the name of the position in subject line before 5:00 pm, September 17, 2019.

Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview.

BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.