Position Title:  Upozila Project Officer

Position: 02
Location: Kutubdia & Pakua Team Office.
Duration: Duration of the Contract will be up to June 30, 2022 with possibility of extension

I.             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 95 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, 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.

Data obtained from several secondary sources indicates that more than two million people from the host community population of Cox’s Bazar district have been directly or indirectly affected by the Rohingya influx, about 27% living in Maheshkhali, Kutubdia and Pekua, who are facing disruption on their day-to-day income-generating activities and regular livelihood. Recent research also supports the need for a comprehensive approach to build and improve resilience for the affected communities in Cox’s Bazar, emphasizing economic empowerment of refugee and host community women through home-based enterprises and value chain activities . Women living within these host community areas, especially the ultra-poor and those with disabilities are most vulnerable in this particular context. In the overall context of Bangladesh, women have less access than men to markets, assets, decision making and other livelihood opportunities, and are less resilient to disaster and health shocks. Current livelihood practices in these areas include agriculture, fishing, dry fish and other small-scale business; most of which have been negatively impacted due to the Rohingya crisis, impacting livelihoods of the host communities.

To address these problems in the host community areas, specifically for women, CARE Bangladesh, with generous support from World Food Programme, has undertaken EFSN (Enhanced Food Security and Nutrition) project. The project helps to build their capacity and enhance skills, make behavioral change to achieve personal and social wellbeing, at the same time provide direct financial support for entrepreneurship and business development to ensure sustainable livelihoods. In addition to these interventions, this project also works on improving household resilience and economic sustainability through financial inclusion, market linkage building and promoting collective action. EFSN project engages with 15,000 extremely poor, marginalized and disabled women whose livelihood has been negatively impacted by the change happened in the local economy due to the Rohingya crisis.

Upazilla Project Officer will be responsible for ensuring the implementing project activities with guidance from the Project Coordinator, S/he will lead the field implementation at the Upazila Level.   S/he will also directly deliver the EFSN program activities within the timeline as per desired standards of the project.  The position requires regular site visits to implement the activities under her/ his portfolio. He will work closely with business development officer, program support officer, livestock officer and data management support officer and disability & inclusion officer.

II.            Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Supervise filed implementation team and provide technical support


  • Lead the field EFSN project team (community mobilizers , CDOs) in the field level
  • Provide necessary orientation and training to project personnel, required for EFSN Self-help group
  • Ensure supportive supervisions and guidance of community mobilizers for quality and timely completion of cash transfer activities
  • Assist the Project Coordinator to delivering comprehensive training programs on financial literacy and leadership, business development, behavioral change communication, collective action etc. 
  • Prepare and follow a detailed implementation work plan and maintain regular tracking with necessary adjustments to ensure timely completion of all cash transfer activities
  • Extend technical support to the community mobilizers, as and when required
  • Arrange and participate in the Upazila/union quarterly coordination meeting and share the community quarterly update.



Responsibility # 2: EFSN Capacity Building Activities


  • Execute work plan in consultation with project staffs and line management
  • Mobilize women groups , Union body and Department of agricultural extension and carry forward participatory activities
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders to ensure smooth completion of capacity building and awareness building activities
  • Supervise formation and functionality of Women Self Help Group
  • Establish strong coordination with assigned Upazila administration


Responsibility # 3: : Documentation and reporting


  • Provide regular progress reports to line manager.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly narrative progress reports for activities undertaken.
  • Preparation of weekly/monthly work plans & expenses projections, etc.
  • Conduct assessment and case studies on best practices


Responsibility # 4 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.

Responsibility # 5 Safeguarding

CARE is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior 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.

III. Reporting to:  

Project Coordinator

IV. Working Conditions:  

The position is based at Kutubdia & Pekua Upazilla

V.   Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Masters in science or social science discipline. 
  • At least 5 years of experience in food security and livelihood program implementation
  • Knowledge in gender, youth and children focused approach
  • Experience in cash based programming
  • Experience working in climate sensitive livelihood approach
  • Experience in in community mobilization and organizing learning sharing events involving community, practitioners and researchers and policy makers.  
  • Good communication, report writing and presentation skill in Bangla and English.
  • Good interpersonal and team management skills.
  • Computer skills on computer software e. g MS office, internet.
  • Gender awareness and a commitment to gender equality.
  • Experience in maintaining stakeholder relations with local government, administration and civil society
  • Moto Cycle driving with permanent and valid driving license is highly preferable.

VI.  Core Competencies:  

  • Facilitation skills, knowledge in pro-poor program implementation.
  • Knowledge of multicultural intervention and ability to deal with GO, NGO, CB0 & LEBs.
  • Experience on Participating Learning Action and Community Led development approach
  • Good understanding about rural community, its dynamics, power structure and development issues.

VII.  Authority

Can implement approved budgeted activities.

VII.  Key Relationship

 Project Coordinator, Community Mobilizers, Business development Officers, Disability inclusion Officers, Program Support officer, Data Management Support Officer, local UP body , local EFSN women group

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.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: https://career.carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home/jobDetails/961  on or before February 08, 2022. 


  • CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
  • Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • 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.