Position Title: Gender in Emergency (GiE) Officer

Position: 01
Location: Ukhiya Team Office under CARE Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar Field Office.
Duration: Duration of the Contract will be till April, 2022

  •  Job summary

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organizations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 104 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. In CARE, we put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.
CARE Bangladesh is providing life-saving services like WASH, site management, Sexual reproductive health (SRH) services and GBV case management services through WGSS in various camps. It is experienced that wherever a crisis occurs, pre-existing socio-political structures and socio-economic conditions that men and women experience determine how they are affected. Along with differences such as age, class, religion, race and ethnicity, gender is one of the major factors determining the impact a humanitarian crisis can have on individuals. To ensure we adhere vulnerable groups voices in our programming with consideration of women empowerment CARE also do gender mainstreaming throughout program cycle. As key community stakeholders, women have the social relationships, local knowledge and experience to develop, implement and leverage humanitarian responses into longer-term process of building resilience, capacity and reducing community vulnerability.  By considering critical to advantage of this opportunity and close the participation gap CARE partnering with Oxfam in Gender in emergencies (GiE) standalone programming to ensure women voice influence humanitarian decision making by building ally-ship with men in the community.
For supporting in GiE standalone programming at field level CARE Bangladesh is recruiting GiE officer based in CARE Ukia office. She will be responsible for overseeing the field level implementation with support of the community volunteers and Gender & protection Technical coordinator. Conducting all relevant field level meetings, trainings and producing field level reporting will be core responsibilities of the GiE officer. Below are the key roles she will play as GiE officer:

  • Rollout women leadership model.
  • Conduct all relevant field level meetings and trainings in support of volunteers,   
  • Ensuring quality and accurate weekly, monthly and periodic/donor reporting;
  • Regular update to the program gaps and progress to Cox office G&P-TC.
  • Building strong relationships with all relevant stakeholders at field level;
  • Provide daily Supervision and guidance to the volunteers.    
  • Close Collaboration with GBV and protection staff.  

NOTE: She/he might need to perform others responsibilities as well related to Gender and protection when required.

  • Responsibilities and tasks


Responsibility # 1:  Community engagement and capacity building


  • Conduct regular bi-weekly meeting and training with the community men, women, boys and girls in support of the community volunteers. 
  • Ensure the meetings and training have been organised in a Gender sensitive way.  
  • Prepare and maintain/update detailed work plan(s) that support and achieve activities in line with project outcomes.  
  • Provide technical and management advice to the volunteer.
  • Ensure the meetings and training been conducted on timely basis in consideration of quality.
  • In coordination with the technical coordinator and support from Gender& protection Coordinator roll out the women leadership model.


Responsibility # 2: Quality project progress and monitoring activities reporting.


  • Prepare all regular qualitative and quantitative progress report, understanding required project outputs and deliverables.   
  • Support GiE TC in preparing monthly/quarterly progress reports.
  • Organize and participate in frequent and regular monitoring visits including with donors, if required.
  • Co-facilitate and/or actively participate in project review/learning workshops in coordination with project team and MEAL team.
  • Regularly monitor and report feedback from beneficiaries/staff on the project to inform project implementation.


Responsibility # 3: Coordination and collaboration.


  • Implement daily activities in coordination and collaboration with WGSS and outreach team for avoiding disturbance in WGSS activities.
  • Participate in related coordination meetings at field level, when required.
  • Interact with relevant government agencies and other organisations for further coordination for project activities, when required.


Responsibility # 4: Staff supervision & development


  • Supervise the community volunteer’s day to day basis.
  • Hold regular planning and debriefing sessions with team members.
  • Mentor and support volunteers professional development and foster a positive team spirit to encourage innovative and quality programing.
  • Provide regular supervision, mentoring, guidance and required training to the volunteers. Conduct their evaluation as per the CARE policy.  Ensure that community volunteers understands code of conduct also ensure policy compliances.
  • Perform all other duties, as needed or requested by the supervisor.


  • Reporting & Supervision.

The GiE officer will directly reports to the Gender & Protection, Technical coordinator and provide day to day supervision to the volunteers.  

  • Qualifications


  • Master’s in social sciences, gender studies, public health, social work, humanities, law or other related discipline.
  • 3-4 years’ experience with a minimum of one years’ work experience of GBV in emergencies, protection, and gender programing, working with an NGO required.

Note: Candidate who has maximum experience and knowledge on Gender and women empowerment will be prioritise if she doesn’t meet the educational requirement CARE looking for.
Experience & technical skills

  • Experience working with Men, Women, Boys and Girls of Rohingya community.
  • Experience in conducting gender training and knows tactics and techniques of gender approach.
  • Interpersonal and knows Rohingya and chittagonian fluently.  
  • Has skill on Bangla typing (English will be advantage). 
  • Must be comfortable and confident to attend and facilitate internal/external meetings. 
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Positive and professional attitude, including ability to lead and work well in team setting.
  • Strong ability to organise work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritise work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and competing priorities and maintain attention to detail.

REQUIRED: Fluent communication skills in both verbal and written Bangla, Rohingya/Chitagonian. English advantage compulsory. 

  • Core Competencies
  • Commitment to and understanding of CARE core values and principles.
  • Must adhere to and encourage PSHEA and CARE Code of Conduct and ensure timely reporting. 
  • Strong belief in and commitment to human rights and gender equality.
  • Demonstrated competency to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Resilient, flexible and gender sensitive.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse organization. 
  • Ability to communicate ideas in a culturally-sensitive manner.  
  • Ability and willingness to travel and stay in the field, regularly.   
  • Constructive and pro-active communication with a wide variety of actors and stakeholders.

6.  Adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems

As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support CARE Bangladesh’s Safety and Security policy and systems as part of their day to day duties, and comply, at all times, to safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self – awareness and be aware of the safety – security related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team and the organization as a whole.

7.     Safeguarding

CARE is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people and adults at all times.  CARE expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct.  We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to work with us.

  • Authority


  • Key Relationships

Gender & Protection Technical coordinator, volunteers, WGSS GBV staffs, beneficiaries.

  • Working conditions


Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.


Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: https://career.carebangladesh.org/ on or before July  14, 2021. 


  • CARE 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.
  • Position open only to female candidates.
  • Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
  • CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
  • Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  • To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
  • There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.