CBM ( is an international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. Based on its values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all. CBM’s vision is: “an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential”.

CBM works with persons with disabilities, their families, national and local partner organisations, alliance partners including UN agencies, global organisations, and Disabled Persons’ Organisations. (DPOs).

The current portfolio of projects in Bangladesh ranges through inclusive health care including community mental health, empowerment and rights promotion of persons with disabilities through community based inclusive development approaches, emergency relief and rehabilitation, research, advocacy and inclusive development initiatives.

CBM’s Bangladesh Country Office (BCO) is now recruiting a:

Country Inclusive Humanitarian Manager

Job Location: Dhaka
Contract Duration: Two-year renewable contract
Contract Type: Full time
Contract Start: As soon as possible
Reporting to: Country Director

A. Main duties and responsibilities: 

Emergency Programme Oversight

  • Provides strategic oversight and support to the country office humanitarian team and partner in implementation of a coherent, inclusive and quality inclusive humanitarian response to the Rohingya Crisis in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh focusing on inclusive health and rehabilitation, inclusive education and disability mainstreaming.
  • Ensures robust inclusive Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) frameworks are built in CBM’s humanitarian programming.
  • Supports the development of continuous humanitarian activities as per evolution in the context and needs of the affected population, both Rohingyas and host communities in Cox’s Bazar.
  • In the event of a new emergency (e.g. triggered by natural hazards), takes immediate action for collecting reliable information to verify the nature and extend of the emergency from local partners, government and other humanitarian actors,
  • Leads on determining priorities and an appropriate intervention by CBM and its partners in line with the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Plan and provides a swift recommendation on the intended response.
  • Identifies in-country funding opportunities, including external representation and donor liaison, leads the development of funding proposals and effective set-up of inclusive emergency response and recovery programme strategies and subsequent projects as per the identified needs and in alignment with CBM’s Global Programme Quality Framework.
  • Develops partnerships and provides overall oversight, monitoring and quality assurance of the inclusive emergency programme implementation, including timely disbursement of programme funds and maintaining up-to-date records of the same.
  • Represents CBM in relevant humanitarian coordination meetings, and ensures persons with disabilities are adequately consulted, informed and involved in humanitarian response by establishing and strengthening networks and alliances around disability inclusion in the crisis affected areas in collaboration with local partners and the disability movement.
  • Provides strategic oversight and capacity building support to the project/partner staff under his or her supervision.
  • Ensures timely and quality programmatic reporting on CBM’s humanitarian interventions in the country.
  • Identifies and addresses proactively potential challenges and/or risks by working closely with the partners and all relevant stakeholders.

Emergency Preparedness

  • Leads the country situation analysis, including overview of the humanitarian architecture, disaster scenarios/context analysis and stakeholder mapping, and proactively engages in Country Strategic planning process and mid-term reviews.
  • Ensures that adequate emergency preparedness measures are taken through the development, updating and implementation of the Country Humanitarian Preparedness Plan.
  • Identifies implementing partners for inclusive humanitarian assistance delivery nationwide and ensures that the CO has pre-positioned partners in high-risk geographic areas with a clearly defined humanitarian package.
  • Carries out mapping of different organizations, networks and alliances that CBM wants to look at influencing and providing technical assistance on disability inclusion (I/NGOs, the UN, donor agencies and the government).
  • Identifies likeminded organisations, including organisations of persons with disabilities and experts from disability movement, for collaboration for joint influencing and providing technical assistance to mainstream humanitarian actors on disability inclusive humanitarian action.
  • As part of the preparedness work, defines the where (within the country), when (L1, 2, 3 crisis), how, with whom and niche area/value addition for inclusive humanitarian response.
  • Supports readiness of partners to respond based on the sectors they work in, and in line in the niche areas of CBM operation in line with the CBM Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Action Initiative Strategy, common agreed approaches, programme standards, tools and processes.
  • Provides direction and guidance to the CO in the implementation of humanitarian preparedness measures, including refining systems, processes and procedures for a timely and effective emergency response.

Capacity Development and Knowledge Management

  • Identifies the capacity development needs of the country office team and partners including organisations of persons with disabilities in disability inclusive humanitarian action and facilitates the required training and capacity building to address the identified gaps.
  • Conducts partner assessments and establishes a monitoring mechanism to measure the impact of the CO and partner capacity building initiatives.
  • Inducts partners on relevant humanitarian standards and tools (e.g. Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS), Humanitarian Inclusion Standards for Older People and People with Disabilities (HIS), IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, etc.) through regular trainings and refresher exercises provided either by CBM or jointly with other humanitarian organisations
  • Contributes towards collective learning within CBM through structured documentation of approaches, good practices and lessons learned on disability inclusion in humanitarian action within country, and dissemination of these learnings as part of the humanitarian community of practice.

Coordination on Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Assistance

  • Participates in relevant humanitarian coordination fora to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian assistance.
  • Builds functional relationships, establishes and strengthens networks and alliances towards inclusive humanitarian practice in collaboration with the disability movement and likeminded organisations.

B. Required qualifications, competences and experience:

  • Master’s/University degree in Humanitarian/Development Studies, Social Sciences, Disaster Risk Management or related field.
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of proven professional experience in emergency preparedness, response and humanitarian programme management and oversight including in complex humanitarian settings (conflicts, natural disasters, refugee/internal displacement contexts etc) in INGO/NGO.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in partnership management, capacity building and delivering humanitarian assistance through national partners.
  • Proven experience of working with variety of stakeholders including UN, INGOs, government and donor agencies, and inter-agency humanitarian coordination.
  • Strong project proposal development skills for institutional donors.
  • Experience in strategic planning and management of large and complex humanitarian programmes and budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic oversight, coaching and capacity building of program staff, and managing diverse teams. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of practical application of the Sphere standards and their foundational documents (the Humanitarian Charter, the Protection Principles, and the Core Humanitarian Standard). 
  • Knowledge of the local humanitarian context and related emerging trends, including policy developments and national, regional and global levels.
  • Understanding of disability inclusion and related legal frameworks and standards, especially with regards to disability inclusive humanitarian action.
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender, age and disability in humanitarian programme cycle.
  • Technical expertise and experience in health, basic needs assistance, protection and humanitarian advocacy.
  • Experience in disaster risk management.
  • Familiarity and practical experience with humanitarian MEAL frameworks.

C. Languages

  • English (professional proficiency).
  • Bengali (native speaker or professional proficiency).

D. Tools

  • Excellent command on MS Office (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel). Have outstanding skills and expertise at communicating by email and internet as well.

E. Salary and Benefits

  • CBM will offer competitive salary to the deserving candidate. In addition, CBM provides other benefits such as Yearly Bonus (equivalent to gross amount), Group Life and Medical Insurance, Leave encashment etc. as per its policy.

Apply instructions: Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences/qualifications, are invited to submit their applications in English along with a meaningful cover letter, updated CV (not more than 4 pages) and recent PP size photograph to the email: Please clearly mention ‘Application for Country Inclusive Humanitarian Manager’ in the email subject line, otherwise application may not be considered.

Last date of application: 21 January 2021


  • If any candidate is a person with disability, please mention in the CV/Cover letter.
  • Double posting of application will be disqualification of a candidate.
  • CBM is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities, women, and marginalized citizens are encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong grants management, MEAL, and strategic planning skills are preferred.  
  • The future job holder adheres to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding Policy.
  • No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality.