Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation
Dedicated to work with the world's poorest people to transform their lives.

Within the umbrella of the Integrated Urban Programme of Concern Worldwide Bangladesh, the project titled “Improving the Lives of the Urban Extreme Poor (ILUEP)” is a multi-year project which is targeted to support urban extreme poor living on pavements; squatter settlements and underdeveloped slums in Dhaka and Chittagong cities to help them move out of extreme poverty.

Concern is looking for a suitable candidate for the following position

Title of the Position: Technical Coordinator  - WASH
Number of Position: One (01)
Type of Contract:  Fixed Term Contract up to 31 December 2021
Gross Annual Salary range (inclusive of Festival Bonus, Gratuity and Provident Fund): BDT 1,217,424.00 – BDT 1,712,833.00
Duty Station: Head Office, Dhaka

Job Purpose: S/he is responsible for providing technical supervision and guidance on the quality of work on WASH technological options at all stages of the project management cycle. He/she is responsible for achieving the program objectives and outcomes of WASH interventions engaging with relevant local and national level stakeholders in the WASH sector. The WASH Coordinator is also responsible for the capacity building on the technical issues of WASH interventions for the partners and Concern project staff; supporting humanitarian needs in evolving situations; context analysis to contribute in the WASH sector for future development programs in a coordinated and integrated approach.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Initiate and coordinate all the technical activities with the partners and local authorities and other relevant agencies engaged in the WASH sector at national level and across the context (urban, coastal, char & Haor) based project/programme.
  • Lead in the WASH analysis across contexts and support in program designing through knowledge base contribution on updated technical analysis, good practices, innovation and internal & external learnings.
  • Develop Protocol and procedures of water and sanitation options for Concern WASH Program;
  • Effectively engage with sectoral (WASH) stakeholders to identify technical capacity need and extend support to work collaboratively.
  • Take the lead role in developing guidelines, manuals on WASH Technologies.
  • Assist in analysing reports on evolving humanitarian needs and provide clear recommendations for interventions;
  • Engage at the national level policy makers in appropriate WASH technology model and influence budget allocations in the sector for replicating the innovative model in hard to reach areas;
  • Actively engage with Water and Sewerage Supply Authority (WASA) and other influential sectoral actors in WASH, explore feasible water and sanitation solutions and influence pro-poor investment.
  • Promote and ensure compliance with the requirements of Concern’s HR policies, Concern’s Code of Conduct and its associated safeguarding policies and Core Humanitarian Standards of Accountability to ensure maximum protection to programme beneficiaries, and to welcome feedback.
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Country Director/Programmes Director or the line manager.

Key Requirements:

  • A Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering with 5 (five) years of progressive working experience in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) projects or Diploma in Engineering with at least 07 (seven) years of experiences in WASH
  • At least 05 years progressively responsible experience in providing technical guidance and support to the program and/or at organizational levels in implementation, monitoring and reporting WASH projects.
  • Substantive working experience on advocacy, technological solutions and capacity building on wide range of WASH issues in urban particularly for urban extreme poor (e.g. pavement dweller, squatter & undeveloped slum)
  • Experience in the design and construction of WASH infrastructure in both urban & rural area
  • Experience in the supervision and management through extensive field visits in difficult geographical project locations
  • Experience in developing and piloting of water technology/models for hard to reach areas including urban
  • Working experience in partnership with wide range of organization (NGO, network/platform/forum, consortia, campaign partner etc.) and experience of managing both funding & non-funding relationship with partners is an advantage.
  • Must have good networking relationship with range of Government, UN, INGO agencies and other WaSH stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of water contamination factors, water testing protocols and hygiene strategies.
  • Experience on training module development and training facilitation skills are essential.
  • Proficient knowledge of standard computer software (MS word, Excel and project management software)
  • High level competency on developing quality documentation of project learning and good practices.

Job Description: Click here to download

Job Application Form: Click here to download

If you feel that your qualification and experience matches with our requirements, and you have a shared commitment to Concern’s values, please email the completed Job Application Form, your updated CV with photograph and National ID to recruitment.bgd@concern.net.

Closing Date of Application: 21 September 2019

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies
Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

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Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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