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 Work Location: Bangladesh - Cox's Bazar   Type of Post: Unaccompanied         
Other Possible Location:  Funding: APPROVED
Expected Travel: up to 30%     Type of Contract: 
Language Requirement: ENGLISH   Application Deadline:  July 18, 2020.
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time  

Cox's Bazar district is now host to over 860,000 refugees, mainly living in a sprawling refugee camp. CARE was one of the first agencies to respond, and now has an active portfolio across the sectors of site management; site development; water, sanitation, and hygiene; sexual and reproductive health; nutrition, gender-based violence prevention, and response and disaster risk reduction. Recognizing the needs in the refugee host community, around a quarter of our portfolio responds to the needs of Bangladeshi populations living in the vicinity of the refugees. Donors are primarily bilateral and UN, alongside trusts, foundations and private donors. The program has evolved from immediate response, to medium-term and nexus, and now is back to short-term relief in the context of COVID-19.

We are seeking an experienced, motivated, and innovative Program Development Coordinator coordinate funding applications, report on our projects, ensure a strong link with donors, gather funding intelligence, and coordinate program communications and representation. The Program Development Coordinator will report to the Deputy Country Director - Humanitarian Response, Cox's Bazar and collaborate closely with CARE Bangladesh's program and support teams as well as CARE Member Partner (CMP) technical teams, fundraising teams, policy and advocacy, and communications colleagues. S/he will map, develop, coordinate, and maintain CARE’s relationships and partnerships with key donor representatives at the country level. This is a great opportunity to work in one of CARE's largest, most established and dynamic response programs, and an opportunity to contribute to a major emergency response.

The Program Development Coordinator will draw from a combination of excellent innovation, creative thinking, problem-solving, representation, communication and presentation skills, a strong and varied program background and an ability to quickly grasp and communicate CARE's program work. This position builds lasting networks and strategic alliances within CARE CMPs, regions, and the country office. S/he needs to be a “self-starter” who thinks strategically, acts diplomatically, can achieve valuable results with a high degree of autonomy, and has the capacity to provide leadership and vision.

**This is a 12-month assignment (renewable), depending on the candidate’s availability, and Program budget. The person in this role will be based in Cox's Bazar with regular trips to the refugee camps and to Dhaka

Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:

  • Coordinate the development of high-quality funding applications/proposals. This includes assembling bid development teams, establishing timeframes, organize and integrate technical inputs, write and edit to ensure the timely submission of competitive concept notes and proposals.
  • Facilitate the contracting process, including signing of agreements with the donor or CMP as relevant. This involves close coordination with CARE's Dhaka office.
  • Ensure the submission of quality donor reports according to the agreed timeframes on the contract.
  • All funding submissions are expected to be coordinated in an inclusive format, and completed in a timely and high-quality fashion.
  • Track live opportunities and provide internal monthly updates of the latest funding opportunities.
  • Follow CARE’s procedure to assess risk and ensure that projects are strategic for CARE Bangladesh - High-quality donor reports submitted on time.
  • Deal with donor communications immediately and swiftly, and ensure that donors/embassies receive regular updates from CARE.
  • Maintain Resource Mobilization Strategy maintained and utilize the strategy to guide donor engagement
  • Coordinate Communication- collate, edit and finalize information to be shared across the CARE network, including formal updates and ad hoc requests.
  • Represent the response program internally within CARE Bangladesh, across CARE and in consortia with other agencies.
  • Throughout work, build team capacity to improve the efficiency of proposal development, donor negotiation, and grant & contract management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Development or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience. Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5-7 years’ extensive experience of working on donor funding applications, and sound knowledge of various major donor styles and requirements
  • Knowledge of humanitarian donors is a great advantage
  • Experience of working under pressure (and remaining calm!), and with large multi-disciplinary teams is preferred
  • Solid understanding of the competitive bids process and recruitment function
  • Strong interest and motivation to work in the refugee response
  • Excellent interpersonal and staff management skills. An effective and collaborative team player
  • Ability to think strategically and make decisions
  • Ability to collaborate with a variety of people (team player)
  • Ability and desire to network, both within and outside of CARE
  • Commitment to capacity-building of local teams 
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of international development issues, sectors, and significant knowledge of key donor structures and processes
  • Commitment to learning and quality in programs
  • Excellent representational skills and ability to develop and provide well-informed presentations about CARE for high-level audiences
  • Strong capacity to manage competing priorities and multiple grants
  • Flexibility
  • Strong communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Computer skills on MS word, Excel, PowerPoint

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through e-recruitment site: on or before July 18, 2020.


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