Program Officer

Vacancy : 04 (Female Only)
Location : Dhaka Bangladesh
Report to : Project Manager
Type : Contractual(Nine months)
Nationality : Bangladeshi

Organizational Profile

Council for Social Development Foundation (CSDF) is committed to overcome the people’s vulnerability and sufferings through ensuring social security, sustainable development, peace and communal harmonysince 1999. CSDF is also striving for creating a society of peace and tolerance. CSDF is successfully working with different national and international development partners including USAID.

Position Profile

The Project ‘Empowering Female Students with Peace Building Skills’under USAID’s Obirodh: Road to Tolerance will work with female students of Alia and Qawmi Madras who are in grade 9-12 in terms of conducting classroom sessions, micro project demonstration and experience sharing session to develop their peace building role and leadership skills. The project will comprise peer leaders from different universities, institutional representatives and will also partner with online and print media, public and private universities, research/youth organizations who are sharing the common goal. This position is mainly responsible for supporting to run these activities effectively, maintain close relationship with Madrasa students and peer leadersand provide them necessary mentorship

Responsibilities for the Position:

This is a med level position and the principal responsibilities of the position are:

  • Act as a bridge between beneficiaries and peer leaders.
  • Make close relationship with Madrasa students and peer leaders
  • Provide knowledge and skills based on the curriculum
  • Supervise classroom sessions at female Madrasha and report them accordingly
  • Organize monthly feedback sessions and monitor follow-up sessions for creating/developing innovative ideas among students
  • Able to work on tight deadlines, competent and dynamic in operating Microsoft Office and have exceptional verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Have to travel frequently in project locations in Dhaka city
  • Collaborate with management team
  • Maintain collaborations  with institutions/organizations as per requirements
  • Prepare periodical reports as per requirements

Educational Requirements

  • Having master’s degree from well reputed universitiespreferable in Social Science discipline (liberal arts, Sociology, Social Work, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Physiology, Political Science etc.). Applicants from other discipline can apply having strong required professional qualifications for this position.
  • O/A levels background will get preference
  • Extra curriculum skills/volunteerism/network attachment will be strongly considered

Experience Requirements

  • Preferably up to two years experience commensurate to the above responsibility for this position orexperience with development project/youth engagement/women empowerment etc.

Additional Requirements

  • Willing to work with Madrasah female students
  • Strong commitment and respectful to faith-basedcode of conduct and atmosphere.
  • Strong speaking and writing capacity in English and Bangla
  • Good in interpersonal communication

Salary: BD 45000.00

Interested applicants who meet the above mentioned criteria should send the cover letter explaining your motivation to work with Madrasa students and CV in English (max 3pages) by email to by September, 20, 2019. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Any kind of persuasion will be treated as disqualification of the candidate.

Application Deadline: September 19, 2019

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.