Educo is a global development and humanitarian NGO based in Barcelona, Spain with 30-year working experience in 18 countries. We work with children and their environment to promote just and equitable societies that guarantee their rights and well-being. We envision A world where all girls and boys have access to educational environments and fully enjoy their rights and a dignified life. We are a member of ChildFund Alliance, one of the largest global networks of child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities.

Since 1999, in Bangladesh we have been implementing development programs in the marginalized urban and rural areas and with time we expanded our works to broader geographical areas. Currently, Educo Bangladesh is implementing large number of development and humanitarian projects which are funded by different internal and external donors; like KOIKA, EU/UNOPS, Child Fund Alliance, ADEY, Barnfonden, AECID, Mango etc. in various districts of Bangladesh. Know more about EDUCO

Currently, we are looking for ‘Project Officer’

Name of Position
Number of Vacancy
Job Location
Project Officer
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Report to
Contract Duration
Working Conditions
Project Manager
February 28, 2025
Job based in Country Office, Dhaka with frequent field visits to project areas

Project Title
Strengthening Meaningful participation of factory workers, and their children In Leveraging decent Environment to enjoy their rights and well-being in Bangladesh (SMILE)”


To manage all associated activities of SMILE project. S/he will be the focal person of local partners for SMILE project.


  • The Project Officer will be responsible for designing implementation plan together with the partner organization and provide strategic and technical support/ guide for smooth implementation of the project.
  • S/he will be responsible for supporting partner, communicating, capacity building, maintain effective relationship with partners and other stakeholders for smooth implementation of the project.
  • The Project Officer will manage project budget according to the plan of project implementation. S/he will keep the line management updated regarding the project progress


  • Develop Annual Operation Plan (AOP) in collaboration with the partner organizations and ensure the timely implementation of the activities.
  • Ensure proper budgetary execution of the partners and assist them for future planning.
  • Liaison with other service providers and Upazila/ Municipality and Union/ Ward level Government representatives with the support of the partners.
  • Ensure support to partners in preparation and collection of different reports and other deliverables.
  • Prepare different periodic (monthly, quarterly, Half Yearly and Yearly) progress report, event report, standard guideline (program quality criteria), case study/good practice and submit to the line management.
  • Provide training/support to partners and other stakeholders to ensure the project effectiveness.



Key Areas of Accountability
Essential Tasks


Support in Project Designing and Quality Implementation

  • Understands GIF, GPF, CPF thoroughly and ensure that all projects’ implementation is guided by these documents. 
  • Provide support to organize and assess the community for effective project design and implementation.
  • Support in designing and planning the project activities and budget as per AOP and CPF in consultation and involving of partners.
  • Prepare action plan for effective and efficient execution of the project activities along with partners.
  • Frequent meetings with partners for solving project and budget related issues for smooth project implementation.
  • Provide technical assistance to partners to implement day to day field level activities.
  • Ensure proper budgetary execution of the partners and assist them for future planning.
  • Ensure Educo’s Child Safeguarding policies are maintained in the implementation of the activities.
  • Frequently visit the fields to understand the implementation of project activities and support partners to be in line with project implementation plan (PIP). 



Guide and Enhance Capacity of Partner

  • Support in enhancing partners’ capacity through orientation/ training/ on job guidance etc. 
  • Enhance the capacity of the partners for sustainable changes through the project action.  
  • Capacity development of partner organizations on gender/accountability/governance/quality issues.
  • Enhance capacity of the local partners in safeguarding issues including Child, PSEAH etc.
  • Assist Partner for timely monitoring of Budget implementation.
  • Ensure project compliance through training, follow-up, monitoring
  • Mentoring the project team to achieve the overall project objectives



Communicate with Relevant Stakeholders

  • Periodic project visit and share the updates and learnings with partners and Project manager. 
  • Build link with respective government, local, national and international organization working in the community.
  • Build and enhance linkage with the potential stakeholders and counterparts to receive and utilize their possible assistance.
  • Initiate strong advocacy/lobby with local government for ensuring necessary support and cooperation.
  • Initiate strong advocacy/lobby with project relevant RMG factory Authorities and relevant govt. and non-govt. stakeholders for ensuring necessary support and cooperation.
  • Keep updates of all the similar activities initiated by     Govt, non-government organizations & CSOs.



Liaison and Networking

  • Maintain strong relation with the program, support and assist line manager and other colleagues to achieve the project results.
  • Liaison with other service providers and District, Upazila/ Municipality and Union/ Ward level Government representatives with the support of the partners.
  • Provide required support to partner in any emergency situation.



Reporting and Documentation

  • Ensure quality and timely monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly/final report from the partners.
  • Project wise compilation for HO MEAL reporting.
  • Analysis of the achievements and challenges from the reports and act accordingly.
  • Provide required report to the immediate supervisor.
  • Provide project action plan and visit/progress/ thematic report.
  • Deliver any required change of the activity.
  • Ensure proper documentation for future reference and learning in relevant MS Teams channels.


Perform any other responsibilities assigned by Educo when required.

  • Graduation/Post-graduation in Social Science and other relevant subject from any reputed university.
Experience and Requirements
  • Minimum 04 years of working experience in similar position in any national or international development organization preferable in child rights-based organization.
  • Proven working history in Community Engagement, partnership management, Education, Gender, Decent work, Adolescent and Youth empowerment, Child Rights and Protection, Child labour, Livelihood, Disaster and Risk Management, Climate Change etc.
  • Successful project facilitation experience at RMG factories for promoting rights and wellbeing of the factory workers and their children.
  • Working Experience on project related to Day Care initiative for children, Community based Learning initiative for children and adolescent.
  • Understanding and Commitment to Educo’s Mission, Vision, Values and Principles including rights-based approaches.
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality reports and other project documents.
  • Proven experience on training/workshop facilitation
  • Ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work cooperatively with team
  • Have skill to prioritize tasks and to understand the situation
  • Capacity to balance work-life and maintain smooth professional relationship
  • Respectful, Sensible and Clear understanding of gender perspective
  • Proactive, Empathetic and Leadership Skills
  • Good interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving capacity
  • Networking & collaborate and contributing to Organizational success
  • Facilitate change and promote new learning
  • Good facilitation and presentation skills
  • Positive attitude and High level of Integrity
  • Position requires Bangla at Advanced level and English at Standard Level
Knowledge and Skills
  • Advanced knowledge on Project Design and Implementation
  • Advanced knowledge on Partnership Management
  • Standard Knowledge on child rights and protection related policies/laws
  • Advanced Knowledge on Country’s relevant Policies, Laws and Rules
  • Knowledge on local government structure and their services  
  • Knowledge on RMG sectors and rights & wellbeing of factory workers
  • Understanding of PSEAH
  • Standard computer literacy with a full knowledge of MS Office & web-based applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams, MS Outlook etc.)
Salary and Benefits

Monthly Consolidated Salary    
BDT 79,923/- (Taka Seventy-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty-Three) only
Plus:     Leave Encashment, Mobile Allowance and Group Insurance

Child Safeguarding

Educo is committed to prevent violence and maltreatment to children by fostering a safeguarding culture in which interactions with children promote their dignity and favor their comprehensive development and wellbeing in a safe and protective environment. Educo will ensure to "do no harm" to children and to be a child safe organization.

Our Accountability

For Educo, accountability means fulfilling our responsibility to listen and respond to the opinions and needs of our stakeholders in the decisions we make and the activities we undertake, with the aim of increasing our impact and ensuring the responsible use of resources.

  1. Two non-relative references must be mentioned in CV; one must be your latest supervisor.
  2. Recent Formal Photograph (Passport Size) must be included in CV
  3. Please go through the job contents carefully before applying.

Interested candidates only who meet the requirements are requested to apply through the below link-   

Application Deadline: April 17, 2024 (Wednesday)



N.B. As a Child-Centred Organization, Educo is committed to Child protection, and has developed a Child Safeguarding Policy, together with a Code of Conduct. All employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks. Before induction, any new staff should read and sign Educo’s Code of Conduct.


  1. Educo determines to ensure equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective to race, ethnicity, location, color, gender, class, and religion.
  2. Educo has ZERO TOLERANCE towards harassment, abuse and discrimination. Educo employees are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, PPSEAH (Policy on Protection Against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment), Child Safeguarding Policy, Anti – fraud and Corruption Policy and People and Culture Policy of Educo.
  3. Any persuasion during recruitment process will result in disqualification of candidature.
  4. Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
  5. Educo never charges any FEE/COST/DONATION at any stages of recruitment and selection process. There is no cost involved with applying for any position. Any solicitation of job application/selection costs should be regarded as fraudulent.
  6. For this recruitment and selection process, Educo reserves Full Authority to take any decision as required.