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

Job Description

Job Title Assistant Project Manager – Climate Resilience
Organizational Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Department Disaster and Climate Risk Management (DRCM)
Duty Station Dhaka
Immediate Supervisor’s Title Assistant Director and Project Manager, CCA, DCRM
Duration of contact One year from the joining date preparable starting from October 2023 and renewable based on funding availability.
Salary Consolidated 80,000/-
Partner National Society Danish Red Cross

Job Summary

With support from its partners, BDRCS is increasing its strategic and operational footprint in working with climate change and its impacts to the targeted communities. This is in line with its strategic plan 2021-2025, operational frameworks, its multi-year country support plan as well as its auxiliary mandate with the government of Bangladesh. This job aims to contribute to the BDRCS’ strategic goals aimed at undertaking coordinated and inclusive actions to reduce and adapt to the rising and evolving climate risks and environmental crises. The candidate has the overall responsibility of initiating, planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on initiatives and activities related to the overall climate change adaptation and community resilience programming in BDRCS at HQ and targeted districts.

Job duties and responsibilities

  1. Plan and manage needs and capacity assessments, context and stakeholder analyses and mapping, for better design and implementation of climate smart projects and activities.
  2. Prepare relevant project proposals, work-plans and budgets related to climate resilience programmes and projects.
  3. Coordinate the overall planning and implementation of projects in accordance with agreed project log-frames, implementation plans and budgets.
  4. Provide operational and technical support to BDRCS staff and volunteers in the planning and developing of context relevant community driven and sustainable integrated interventions on climate change adaptation and resilient livelihoods, Anticipatory Actions, DRR, small-scale mitigations and Green Response.
  5. Provide technical support to BDRCS staff and volunteers in assessments, planning and conducting trainings and orientation on relevant technical components of the projects.
  6. Plan and organize specific capacity building activities and and trainings on Anticipatory Action, climate change and livelihood Green Response related topics for BDRCS staff and volunteers at National and Unit level
  7. Support BDRCS staff and volunteers to plan and conduct regular monitoring and support supervision visits for project activities to document best practices and lessons learnt.
  8. Support the preparation and submission of regular, timely and accurate narrative and financial reports, as per agreed schedule.
  9. Support BDRCS in strengthening coordination and partnerships at national and field level in the areas of climate change and livelihood development in target communities.
  10. Together with BDRCS counter parts, participate in regular technical and operational meetings at national and field level as may be required.
  11. Support the mainstreaming of cross-cutting components of Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA), Protection, Gender, and Inclusion (PGI), branch development and youth engagement in the overall project design and implementation.
  12. Ensure compliance with relevant and applicable quality and accountability standards, both for BDRCS and DRC.
  13. Any others task assign by authority.

 Position Requirements

Education   Required
Minimum of a master’s degree in development studies, Social Sciences, Geography and Environment, Disaster Management, or environmental science from a recognised education institution.  
Trainings in the field of Climate Change Adaptation, livelihoods programming, Disaster Risk Reduction, Forecast Based Action/ Anticipatory Actions, Cash and Voucher Assistance ( CVA)  
Knowledge and Skills and Experience Required 
Minimum of 10 years’ experience as project manager/team leader or sector focal for community resilience programming including climate change adaptation, DRR and Anticipatory Actions in any national and international organisation.  
Experience and skills in field assessments, training, mentoring, and coaching of staff and volunteers in a cross-cultural setting  
Excellent communication, facilitation, and interpersonal skills with as strong capacity to build collegial relationships  
Well-developed skills in project proposal development, reporting, writing and documentation.  
Knowledge in the use of participatory tools in community-based planning approaches  
Highly developed written and verbal communication skills in Bangla and English  
Self-supporting in IT (user level) incl. full proficiency in Microsoft Office  


If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your application with complete resume with a cover letter, two references, a recent photograph and mentioning the name of the position in subject line through BDJobs online system on or before 5:00 pm, 31 October 2023.

BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.