Concern Worldwide is an international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We believe in a world where no-one lives in poverty, fear or oppression; where all have  access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life; a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is looking for suitable candidates for the following position:


Title of the Position: Systems Director
Number of Position: One (01)
Type of Contract:  Three (03) Years Fixed Term Contract
Annual Gross Salary range The gross annual salary range will be  from  BDT 3,080,304/-  to BDT 4,053,480/-
Other benefits as per organizational policy Bonus (02), Gratuity, Provident Fund (10% contributory), Insurance Coverage (Group life and hospitalization), OPD coverage, Mobile and internet coverage
Duty Station: Head Office, Dhaka

Job Purpose:  The Systems Director is a member of Concern Bangladesh Senior Management Team  (SMT) and will contribute to the implementation of the Country Strategic Plan.  S/he will take specific responsibility for coordinating and managing the support systems (Human Resources, Administration, Logistics, Government relations and ICT) by ensuring they are effectively and efficiently delivered to enable programmatic objectives to be achieved working closely with Programme and Finance staff.  The Systems Director also fulfils operational responsibility for security management as the focal point and represents Concern in relevant external forums as necessary.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Participate in the management of the country programme’s strategic issues through involvement in decision making in the SMT.
  • Participate in the implementation of Concern Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and other strategic frameworks, etc. in collaboration with all relevant staff and third parties as necessary.
  • In conjunction with the Country Director, take overall responsibility for the security of Concern Bangladesh employees, premises and equipment.
  • Ensure all existing and new HR Policies are devised, implemented and reviewed in line with those issued by HQ and Bangladesh Labour Law.
  • Oversee the maintenance and running of Concern’s premises (offices, stores and residences) ensuring that adequate supplies, staffing and support systems are in place.
  • Take the lead on managing legal risks, ensuring compliance with relevant Bangladesh law in all contractual and taxation matters, liaising with the Concern legal advisor on all legal matters to ensure legal actions or court cases are dealt with promptly and efficiently.
  • Ensure Concern’s IT policy and procedures are in place and adhered to.
  • Ensure that logistics systems including procurement (local and international), transportation, warehouse storage, control of and reporting on the use of supplies are carried out in a transparent and accountable manner in line with the organisational policies, accordance with Concern and Donor procedures and policies, ensuring value for money for the organisation and compliance with donor requirements.
  • Ensure Concern’s work complies with the regulations of the Government of Bangladesh, in particular related to different ministries, the NGO Affairs Bureau, National Board of Revenue, VISA offices, immigration, etc.
  • Ensure that annual support cost budgets (and budget revisions) are complete, realistic and comply with relevant Concern and donor requirements
  • Promote and ensure compliance with the requirements of Concern’s Code of Conduct and its associated safeguarding policies and Core Humanitarian Standards of Accountability (CHS) to ensure maximum protection to programme beneficiaries, and to welcome feedback.
  • Undertake other related duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Country Director/Emergency Director or the line manager.

Key Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources or relevant discipline)
  • At least 10 years of professional work experience of which at least 05 years in a senior management position within an international development organization/INGO in a similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge and proven experience  in a systems/operations position with an international NGO
  • Experience of managing organisational risks including financial and security risks
  • Experience of working in partnership with local and International NGOs and with consortium.
  • Experience of managing a large and diverse team of senior staff.
  • Working with major international donors and grants compliance requirements.
  • Specialist knowledge and experience in one area of systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate others
  • Delegation, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Computer literate and good knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Empathy with Concern’s mission, vision and goals, and our target group
  • Proven experience in resource planning & budget management
  • Experience in Tendering & contract management
  • Overseas working experience in a similar role will be an added advantage.

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, National ID and TIN Certificate to recruitment.bgd@concern.net.

Closing Date of Application: 07 October 2020

Notice: Due to the urgent requirement to fill in the position, we will review applications on a rolling basis within the mentioned period. If you consider yourself suitable, please apply at your earliest.

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Safeguarding Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Safeguarding 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 Safeguarding Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

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