Capacity Building Coordinator (Education) (Re-advert)

Position Title
Capacity Building Coordinator (Education) (Re-advert)

Contract period
1.10.2019 - 1.10.2020 with the possibility of extension subject to funding

Line Manager
Education Programme Manager

Staff Manager

Based in Cox’s Bazar with frequent field visits to the Rohingya camps and host community
DCA (DanChurchAid) is a Danish humanitarian, non-government and non-profit organization. DCA has been working in Bangladesh since the 1970s, both through partners and self-implementing. DCA has an office in Cox’s Bazar. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded community people.


The Capacity Building Coordinator will work closely with the Education Programme Manager on a new education programme for Rohingya refugees and host communities. The Coordinator will closely cooperate with the GBV and Livelihood Coordinator to ensure a holistic approach in DCA’s response; 
Besides the operational implementation of the project, the Coordinator will focus on the capacity building components of the project, including development of ToTs for Education Sector Partners. S/He will provide technical support to the facilitators and teachers.


Planning and implementation 

  • Operational management of field activities under the supervision of the Education Programme Manager.
  • Support the expatriate manager in designing programme concept notes and proposals as well as curricula and learning material.
  • Design and facilitate training of trainers for education sector partners on e.g. youth-centred methodology, pedagogy, classroom/group management or PSS.
  • Closely collaborate with DCA’s GBV and Livelihood Coordinator specifically on skills development activities. 
  • Assess needs in the host community and collaborate with government officials to enhance skills development and life skills activities for youth in Ukhiya and Teknaf.
  • Ensure a participatory approach throughout the education programme.
  • Provide support and technical advice to the project team to ensure that education activities are implemented according to International Standards and donor requirements.
  • Visit static and mobile team operations on a regular basis and provide constructive feedback and suggestions to the team.
  • Lead procurement requests of needed material.
  • Ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to the attention of relevant stakeholders, in line with complaints mechanism.
  • Acts as PM if the Programme Manager is absent.
  • Other duties as requested by the supervisor.

Coordination, collaboration & networking

  • Coordinate with the education sector, specifically Technical Working Group (TWiG) and participate in Education Sector meetings if need be.
  • Coordinate with community leaders to ensure acceptance of the education programme and raise awareness of the right to education.
  • Carry out and update mapping of actors providing education activities and develop a strong network.
  • Interact with relevant government agencies (e.g. DC, UNO) and other organization for further coordination of the education activities.
  • Establish and maintain close collaboration with procurement, logistics and finance officers to ensure that programme related procurement is carried out smoothly.

Report project progress and monitor project activities

  • Actively monitor and evaluate the progress of the implementation to ensure quality project implementation.
  • Based on regular monitoring, data collection, and management draft recommendations for improved project delivery. 
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly progress report, case studies and concept notes. 
  • Contribute to reports and the preparations of new proposals.
  • Assist Education Programme Manager to build capacity of DCA staff and relevant stakeholders to ensure a reliable M&E system for better data collection and management and to ensure ethical data collection and information management.

Staff Supervision & Development

  • Provide regular supervision, mentoring, guidance and required training to staff.
  • Provide technical support to field staff.
  • Ensure that all Education staff understand the code of conduct.

Accountability and Core Humanitarian Standard

  • Be familiar with accountability and Core Humanitarian Standard. Monitoring and reporting of complaints and feedback as per DCA complaints mechanism policy. 
  • Be familiar with INEE Minimum Standards.

Professional skills and qualifications:

  • Postgraduate in education and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Education and/or Education in Emergencies required; previous experience in the Rohingya response required.
  • Field experience with NGO required.
  • Strong track record in conducting Training of Trainers and other capacity building activities for staff and sector partners.
  • Strong management skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  • Experience with literacy/numeracy or life skills and skills development for adolescent and youth required.
  • Experience in a lead position in a UN funded project required.
  • Clear understanding of gender, human rights, issues surrounding violence against women and girls.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for beneficiaries.
  • Positive and professional attitude, strong problem-solving skills to address gaps and challenges.
  • Strong ability to organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, listening and observation skills, including ability to create trust, support, respect and interact with women of all ages, background and diversity.
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Good working knowledge of the language spoken by Rohingya people is considered and advantage.
  • Fluency in Bengali and English required.
  • Due to the nature of the work, female candidates are highly encouraged to apply!

Only online applications consisting of minimum a CV and a Cover Letter will be considered. 
***HARD COPY CV or ANY PERSONAL EMAIL will NOT be accepted. 

  • The candidate must have personal commitment to social equity and equal rights and opportunities and adhere to the staff policies of DCA on Sexual Harassment and Anti-Corruption.
  • DCA needs people with excellent interpersonal communication skills and a good team spirit.
  • Willingness to be flexible is essential.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • DCA promotes equal opportunities for women and men from different caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds and encourages them to apply for these posts within DCA.
  • For information about DCA visit

Contact Person:  Eva Costa,
Address: Block-A, Plot-29, Kolatoli Residential Area, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. the road beside Mohammadiya Guest house)
Closing date for applications:  21st September 2019
Joining date: as soon as possible

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