Date: 12/06/2024

Caritas Bangladesh (CB) is a national and non-profit development organization operating in Bangladesh since 1967. It has its Central Office in Dhaka and eight Regional Offices (Barishal, Chattogram, Dhaka, Dinajpur, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Sylhet Region). CB is implementing 91 on-going projects covering 52 districts and 201 Upazilas focusing on six main priorities i.e. i) Social Welfare for Vulnerable Communities (SWVC), ii) Ecological Conservation and Food Security (ECFS), iii) Education and Child Development iv) Nutrition and Health Education, v) Disaster Management and vi) Development of Indigenous Peoples.

Caritas Bangladesh (CB), Cox’s Bazar is looking for suitable candidate for immediate appointment as well as to prepare panel list for Emergency Response to the Forcibly Displaced People of Myanmar in Bangladesh.

Further details on the position including job responsibilities, educational qualification and other qualities /competencies required for the position are provided below:

Details of Position:

Position : Manager- Shelter
No of Position : 01
Age : Maximum 45 years
Job Location  : Ukhiya, Cox’sbazar.
Job Duration  : 6 Month
Consolidated Salary : BDT 1,10,000 per month.

N.B.: The salary is negotiable for candidates with extensive experience and exceptional.

Educational Qualification:

Masters/Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from any recognized University in Bangladesh or abroad.  

Experience, Knowledge, Skills Competencies Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 (five) years humanitarian experiences within the Shelter sector as Manager or similar position with program management experience and working with humanitarian coordination platforms (eg Clusters, sector, working group, etc).
  • Having at least 2 (two) years experiences of Rohingya response in Cox’s Bazar with the position of Shelter Manager (Coordination) will be treated as special eligibility for the position.
  • Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, including the Sphere Handbook.
  • Should have experience and ability of managing teams, local partners and community based organizations.
  • Should have ability to work in close coordination and collaboration with local communities, government and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Should have experience of local construction technologies, materials and approaches in the contexts of Rohingya camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
  • Should have ability to study, analyze and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or government regulations and policies.
  • Should have capacity to develop reports, guidelines and other IEC material related to shelter and settlement.
  • Should have Knowledge on ICT Program Support: particularly on Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. (both Bangla & English), etc., is essential.
  • Should be fluent in communication both in writing and speaking in English language.
  • Should be self-driven and positive to work in a team.
  • Should have “can do’ attitude and able to handle multiple tasks managing priorities.
  • Committed to work following organizational aims, values, principal and policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

Program Support (Strategic Role):

  • Provide guidance and support in assessments as part of program development, ensuring that this is coordinated with other sectors and actors.
  • Support in program / project shelter and settlements design. To include relevant technical, operations, HR, and budget inputs for current and new proposals.
  • Advise on monitoring the progress and performance of Caritas shelter and settlements programs and provide real-time support and advice to maintain program quality.
  • Rresponsible for communications and representation with UNHCR, IOM, the Shelter Sector / Cluster, donors, and other key partners and actors, to maintain good relations and the reputation of Caritas

Capacity Building (Strategic Role):

  • Provide leadership and support to program staff to help maintain and develop Caritas Shelter and Settlement capacity. This to include progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Aassist in the design and facilitation of any capacity building initiatives such as curriculum, training, simulation and other learning experiences.
  • Rresponsible for the collection, collating, and access of existing Caritas and other relevant shelter and settlements resources and create suitable repositories for this information.
  • Lead in the design of learning initiatives, such as research, studies, and pilot projects. To include liaison with all relevant stakeholders and ensuring the quality of the results and outputs.

 Job Specification:

  • Oversee all shelter and settlement programming with technical leadership and sectoral standards.
  • Ensure that the shelter program is implemented in accordance with national-global standards, including Sphere standards.
  • Conduct technical assessments for shelter and settlement needs with support from Program Officer/Technical Officer and site engineers.
  • Develop and manage resource plans (staff, materials, and finances) required to implement activities. Share plan with managers.
  • Develop and maintain Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) in accordance with the agreed strategy to assure highest outcomes for every activity.
  • Monitor projects through on-site visits to assess and validate the implementation of the approved project plan, conduct financial review and identify possible problem areas and implement solutions.
  • Prepare and monitor BoQ and budget for the implementation of the project. Participate in the procurement and logistics process for materials and equipment required. Prepare program activity reports on a regular basis and as requested.
  • Coordinate with the Shelter/NFI sector members, CI MO technical advisors, and other stakeholders to decide on most effective intervention for CB.   
  • Provide capacity building to field staff on technical issues and project management.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all stakeholders, including local government authorities, NGOs, and community leaders.
  • Work with the MEAL team to ensure that the program is regularly monitored, evaluated, and reported.
  • Coordinate with the logistics team to ensure the timely and effective delivery of shelter materials, tools, and equipment
  •  Ensure that the shelter program is implemented with a gender-sensitive approach and that the specific needs of women, children, and other vulnerable groups are addressed.
  • Ensure that all documentation and reporting requirements are met, including regular progress reports and donor reports.
  • Ensure that all staff are trained and oriented on the shelter program and are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure compliance with Caritas Bangladesh and donor policies and procedures.

The selected candidate will be appointed on a temporary basis which may be extended for future period subject to the satisfactory performance and requirements of the Organization. If you feel you are the right person for the above position, you are invited to apply online at: https://caritasbd.org/career/job-career/. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxlQsRPyNsk to get tutorial about registering CV in our Job Bank. Contact for technical support if needed: caritasrecruitment2023@gmail.com

Please note that no hard copies are required. Closing date is 25/06/2024.

The candidates who are presently working for Caritas Bangladesh should apply through proper channels with approval of the Project/Regional/Central Management.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and the organization reserves the right to reject any application or to cancel or postpone the recruitment process at any time. Applicants are requested to visit www.caritasbd.org/ or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Caritasbangladesh2016 to learn more about Caritas.


Caritas Bangladesh (CB) is committed to recognizing the personal dignity and rights of all people we work with, especially vulnerable groups regardless of gender, race, religion, culture and disability and conduct its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children, young people and vulnerable adults it serves. Caritas Bangladesh has zero tolerance towards incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or other affiliates with our work. To this aim, we follow recruitment practices according to our safeguarding policies.

Caritas is an equal opportunities employer.