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Position Title: Technical Coordinator - Information Management under Supporting Bangladesh Rapid Needs Assessment (SUBARNA) Project
Number of Positions: 01
Location: Based in CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office.
Duration: Duration of the Contract will be up to March 31, 2021.

I.             Job Summary:  

CARE is one of the world's leading international humanitarian and development organisations, 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. 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.

The principal purpose of the position is to manage all information requirement, information generated and sharing/ dissemination of information and managing communications for the Joint Needs Assessment/ SUBARNA project.  The project is focused on improvements in emergency needs assessment building on CARE’s and Stakeholders’ experiences. While project interventions are identified in the proposal, the Program is based on progressing by learning and in taking other stakeholders along. The primary purpose of the project is technical advancement of Joint Needs Assessments and increasing ownership by the humanitarian actors in Bangladesh, including; DDM, MoDMR, HCTT, Clusters, UN Agencies, NGOs, INGOs etc.


II. Responsibilities and Tasks:

% of Time

Responsibility # 1: Ensure required pre-crisis and in-crisis information are collected, generated and disseminated in a systematic manner


  • Work with Needs Assessment Working Group (NAWG) to agree on a list of pre-crisis information relevant for Joint Needs Assessments (JNA).
  • Ensure that all required pre-crisis information for the JNA is collected and stored in an organized manner.
  • Ensure secondary information for JNA from respective areas and for different hazards (floods, earthquake, cyclones etc.) are collected and stored in an organized manner.
  • Develop a standard process flow and associated mechanism and guideline for data processing and analysis for in-crisis primary information.
  • Work with stakeholders to facilitate in data processing and analysis and map preparation for JNA reports as and when JNA is launched in Bangladesh.
  • Maintain and update databases of trained resource pool and keep regular contact with them.
  • Maintain databases of all JNA data and prepare reports in an organized manner.
  • Work with stakeholders including DDM (DMIC) and HCTT for exploring option for revitalizing and functioning web-portal (HCTT/LCG-DER) for Needs Assessment.
  • Lead on arranging and facilitating data collection and information management components in relevant trainings.
  • Arrange learning sessions after each JNA, extract and document learnings from each JNA (thematic, strategic and technical areas) to support learning incorporation in the JNA process and tools.
  • Explore early warning sources and interpret early warning information for anticipatory impact analysis.
  • Provide support for preparing emergency alerts and emergency situation reports.
  • Work closely with START Fund as part of ‘START analysis group’ and WFP-VAM unit for improving pre-crisis information and anticipatory analysis work.


Responsibility # 2: Update and contextualize existing JNA tools by maintaining synergies with other assessment tools prevailing in Bangladesh and  addressing gender, disability etc. inclusion issues.


  • Review the existing JNA tools (phase I & phase II) and 72 hours rapid situation analysis and identify gaps and areas of improvements in consultation with NAWG and others stakeholders.
  • Lead in formation and facilitation of a technical team for revising the JNA tools.
  • Ensure all JNA tools have addressed and incorporated gender, disability and other inclusion issues properly.
  • Ensure the synergies between the revised JNA tools and other government and non-government humanitarian assessment tools.
  • Maintain updated version of JNA forms and make it available to field teams as and when required.
  • Develop concise and user friendly template for JNA reports in agreement with NAWG.


Responsibility # 3: Incorporate relevant new technologies and update the system/process, methodologies and tools for emergency assessment


  • Keep proactive effort constantly to look up for global advancement in assessment techniques and technologies.
  • Maintain effective liaison with and get update from globally recognized assessment expert organizations including ACAPS, OCHA, Map Action, global clusters as appropriate.
  • Develop a contextualized online/ open data toolbox mechanism for JNA tools including web based/ mobile (android) based tools following ODK, KOBO or any other appropriate system.
  • Collect and compile humanitarian response information through 4W formats.
  • Develop tableau based dashboard form assessment result and response visualization and monitoring.
  • Ensure adequate preparedness for spatial and non-spatial data including storing shape files, vulnerability and census information etc. for producing quality GIS/satellite maps for JNA.
  • Develop an assessment methodologies and tools for aerial assessment in coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical support to the consultants for developing urban assessment approach and tools.
  • Work closely with relevant stakeholder and ACAP’s to support the urban needs assessment tools and approaches.


Responsibility # 4: Work closely with identified stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective engagement in project implementation


  • Provide programmatic and technical support for effective implementation of program activities, particularly related to Information management.
  • Represent CARE for SUBARNA project at forums and meetings as advised by Program Manager.
  • Maintain close liaison and cooperation with information management and needs assessment functions/units/focal at DDM (DMIC), MoDMR (NDRCC), clusters, other working groups, district level focal persons and other identified stakeholders and develop new relations as needed for success of the project.
  • Coordinate with INGO-ESC, Clusters, UNOPS, MAF, START Fund BD/ACAPS, Govt., HCTT Reps for collection, generation as well as dissemination of information related with SUBARNA project.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and record meetings/ discussions of Needs Assessment Working Group (NAWG), ensure technical, admin/logistic support to the group.


Responsibility # 5: Documentation and  Knowledge Management


  • Document Design and implement effective learning activities – in collaboration with other NAWG members to scope and implement appropriate and effective knowledge capture and sharing activities.
  • Manage knowledge sharing events –scope and manage the successful execution of knowledge sharing events including workshops, conferences, and peer learning sessions.
  • Manage NAWG website community engagement – Regularly update content and maintain Needs Assessment Working group website.

Document and share learning – ensure requirements, lessons learned, and best practices for developing IEC products and other knowledge management documents.



III. Reporting to:  

Program Coordinator - SUBARNA


IV. Working Condition:  

Based in CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office with approximately 30% time to travel in field


  • Qualification:
  • 5 to 6 years’ experience in information management, data tabulation, report writing in emergency or humanitarian programs.
  • Masters in Management Information Systems (MIS)/ Statistics/ Disaster Management or field relevant to information management.
  • Experience in using online data collection toolbox such as KOBO
  • Preferably experience of emergency needs assessments (knowledge of JNA/MIRA)
  • Previous experience of working in UN/INGOs/NGOs.
  • Strong in written and verbal English and Bangla communications.
  • Have proven computer skills on MS word, Excel, Power point, ACESS, SPSS, GIS.
  • Preferably familiar with HDX and humanitarian response.info platform.
  • Skills of using Power.Bi and tableau public will be an added value.
  • Experienced and skilled in anticipatory analysis would be preferable.
  • Strong communication, report writing and presentation skill in Bangla and English.
  • Computer skills on computer software e. g MS office, internet.

VI.  Core Competencies:

  • Information Management
  • Data Analysis and mapping
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Operational decision making.
  • Developing Teams.
  • Coaching and counseling.
  • Managing Performance for Success.
  • Delegating authority and responsibility.
  • Building Partnerships.
  • Facilitating change.
  • Stress tolerance.
  • Commitment to promote gender Commitment to promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.


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, Day Care Facilities etc.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home on or before August 31, 2020. 


  • 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.