Scope of Work Technical Associate to develop Shelter Management Protocol during emergency


On behalf of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) ( ), Caritas Bangladesh is seeking qualified professionals for the consideration of a short-term (six months with possibility of extension) Consultant, to be seconded to Caritas Bangladesh, for WFP supported project to develop Multipurpose Disaster Shelter (MPDS) Management Protocol during emergency.

CRS is a US-based relief and development agency working in nearly 100 countries/territories to alleviate poverty and suffering. In Bangladesh, CRS supports vulnerable people through partner organization, Caritas Bangladesh. Key program sectors include agriculture, livelihoods, food security, emergency response, disaster management, and disaster risk reduction. CRS seeks to hire a short-term consultant for Six months to provide technical support and work with government to develop Shelter Management Protocol/guideline during emergency in Bangladesh. This position will be hosted to Caritas by CRS, and the person hire for this position will require to work closely with Caritas Bangladesh through this project.

Title  : Technical Associate

Department/Location    : Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reports To : Technical Advisor (Consultant to develop Shelter Management Protocol during emergency)

Terms of Reference Summary:

The overall purpose of this position is to support and assist the Technical Advisor for manage the development process of Shelter Management Protocol/guideline during emergency. Technical associate will be responsible to assist in facilitating and mobilize necessary support to develop the protocol along with direction from Technical Advisor. S/he has to play a role to assist in facilitating relationship with other partners, cluster and other stakeholders (i.e. University, BDRCS, CPP etc.) for Joint assessment and review draft the Shelter Management Protocol/guideline during emergency. S/he has to conduct data collection, assist to facilitation the validate workshop and prepare the data collection and analysis protocol.


  • Support to design joint needs assessment tools and protocol to understand the needs of Shelter management in time of disaster including collaboration with Homes and Communities partners for Operation and Maintenance aspects;
  • Facilitate the stakeholder mapping process to understand the existing actors in the field and their capacities;
  • Support to Joint Needs assessment and data collection with Disaster Management Committees, Shelter Management Committee (SMC), Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Academician’s to understand the gaps and policy exists already;
  • Assist to Technical Advisor for ensure and lead the overall process and activities to develop the shelter management protocol during emergencies;
  • Facilitate the review process with guidance from Technical Advisor of all relevant documents related to Shelter management;
  • Support to design and facilitate to Organize all required consultative meetings/workshops to validate the information and develop the protocol;
  • Assist to develop draft the Shelter Management Protocol during emergency and support to mobilize review supports from GoB, University and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Asset to develop draft periodic report as per donor requirements.

Background, Experience and Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering/ Disaster Management/ Development or Social Studies / or related field & experience;
  • 5 years proven experience in managing development projects related to emergency response, DRR etc.;
  • Technical knowledge on designing and developing of policies/protocol related to disaster management, multipurpose disaster shelter management etc.;
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience in emergency response programs, including Sphere and other humanitarian standards;
  • Practical experience in developing and facilitating advocacy workshop/events;
  • Experienced in leading participatory approaches, learning processes, to promote innovation;
  • Excellent written and oral English and local language skills demonstrated in writing proposals and reports;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to detect and report inconsistencies.

Personal Skills and Requirements

  • Ability to provide opportunities for continuous learning, motivate individual/team/department performance;
  • Proactive and self-motivated approach to work, with an enthusiasm for learning and openness to adapting;

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff)  

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.  

  • Integrity  
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation 
  • Builds Relationships  
  • Develops Talent 
  • Strategic Mindset 
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Supervisory Responsibilities – None

Key Working Relationships:

Internal: Homes and Communities Technical Advisor, Technical Advisor-DRR & Resilience, Caritas Homes and Community Manager, Caritas Head of Disaster Management, Caritas Homes and Communities Advisor, Director-Programs-CB

External:  Academicians, BDRCS, CPP, MoDMR, DDM.

***CRS carries out the commitment to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We welcome as a part of our staff people of all faiths and secular traditions who share our values and our commitment to serving those in need. CRS’ processes and policies reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

By applying to this job, the applicant understands and acknowledges that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, the applicant understands that if s/he is a successful candidate, s/he will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and their personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate their behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

CRS’ talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

CRS is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, caste, religion, race, HIV Status etc. CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.


Interested candidates should apply by June 17, 2021 with a detailed C.V. stating current professional fees/ salary drawn and expected fees and giving details of three references to The subject line should clearly specify (then name of the position)- “Technical Associate”.  Please apply only if the minimum qualification criteria are met. No application will be considered after the last date. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and called for written test and interviews.