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E-Zone HRM Limited has a formal agreement with one of the United Nations Agency to provide outsourcing services under a third party contract.

E-Zone HRM Limited is now accepting applications from Bangladeshi Nationals for the following vacancies under third party outsourcing contract modality:

Government Liaison Officer for the Nutrition Sector

Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar

Contract Duration: 3 months 9 days

Number of Vacancies: 1(One)

Contract Type: Contract with E-Zone

Contract Start Date: 15 August, 2021

Reporting to: Nutrition Sector Coordinator

A. Objectives:

To support nutrition sector partners and engage the local government counterpartsin the constant communication and collaborativedecision-making process in delivering quality nutrition services for the Bangladeshi and Rohingya communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

B. Background:

The nutrition sector’s coordination unit (hereafter referred to as NSCU) guides, support and coordinates multiple members of the sector under the general umbrella of the ISCG in Cox’s Bazar. The NSCU plans to expand the areas of closer collaboration with the local government representatives, including RRRC with the network of CiC (Camps in Charge) and the Civil Surgeon Office in Cox’s Bazar (hereafter referred to as a local government LG).

The initial programmatic and information exchange channels between the NSCU and the LG has been established. The SC office appointed a focal person for the nutrition sector, and there is a health and nutrition coordinator in the RRRC office. The NSCU proposes building focal points’ capacities, especially in planning and monitoring the humanitarian programme and understanding the difference between the national and nutrition humanitarian protocols and guidelines.

The sector partners regularly face different level obstacles in the camps. The CiC from the various ministries and government institutions might not have enough nutrition capacity and understanding of the humanitarian principles. Formal communication with the CiC requires special knowledge and experience. The situation is especially challenging in the COVID-19 restrictions.

Also, the NSCU will move to the LG premise soon. For the smooth integration of the NSCU in the LG structure, there is a need for regular communication, clarifications and developing jointly agreed actions for sharing space, ensuring security and other subjects. It is expected that the GLO will present the NSCU in the LG-led internal technical meetings.

Another area of development is the nutrition sector’s vision towards the Localisation of Humanitarian Response in Bangladesh.The GLO will support constructing a dialogue between the LG and humanitarians in Cox’s Bazar. The sector plans to run sensitisation meetings with the UN Agencies and invite the LG for designing a pathway of the sector localisation within the next country plans of UN Agencies.

In general, the NSCU’s vision in strengthening the role of the LG isfollowing:

  • Improving the quality of relationships. The sector promotes the collaborative approach and relationship with the leading local and national stakeholders through different levels of agreements, contracts and LoU. The COVID19 response plan, Joint Response Plan 2021 and EPRP implementation should be constantly shared with the respective government officials and feedbacks incorporated.
  • Expanding the participatory decision-making. The sector rolls out the principles of Accountability to the Affected Population (AAP). It engages the affected population (the host and Rohingya communities) in formal and informal communication, sharing feedback and designing the response mechanisms. COVID19 response plan and designing of the emergency response services need opinions of the final beneficiaries, which should also be shared with the government authorities. The role of the CiCis crucial in scaling up the AAP, and therefore the GLO might be a central pillar.
  • Making more transparent funding of the field interventions. The sector will improve the financial reporting system from all sector partners and ensure the application of the Best Interest of a Child principle of humanitarian response. COVID19 emergency investments should be shared with the LG.
  • Enhancing capacities of the local government and national implementing agencies. The sector coordinates a variety of capacity building interventions both for emergency services and early recovery.
  • Supporting the development of different visibilities of the sector’s work, including promoting innovative ideas and practices developed by the national and/or international agencies (know-how sharing). COVID19 IEC/BCC materials should be developed in cooperation with the government. New messages might be developed during the rolling out of the emergency response.
  • Harmonising the sector and government policies, standards, guidelines and protocols for disaster and humanitarian preparedness and response.

C. Scope Of Work:

The NSCU is looking for a candidate who can enhance the presence and active participation of the LG in the NS decision-making platforms (SAG – Strategic Advisory Group, TWG – Technical Working Group), ensure constant information exchange and build the capacity of the government focal points, support resolving the challenges in the camps (CiC) and harmonise humanitarian response between the nutrition sector and the local goverment in Cox’s Bazar.

D. Deliverables:

Payment schedule
Build nutrition programming capacities of the LG focal points.
Month 1
On submission of the month 1 deliverable.
BDT 212,000.00
The NSCU is smoothly integrated into the LG premise.
  • Entry permissions are issued for the NSCU.
  • Entry permissions for the NS members are received for conducting meetings.
  • Security is ensured (guards).
  • All agreements between UN Agency and the CS office are endorsed and functional.
JRP 2021 mid-year achievements and following implementation directions is presented to the local government (CS and RRRC) and the focal points are fully equipped with the JRP 2021 related knowledge.
Month 2
On submission of the month 2 deliverable
BDT 212,000.00
The LG ( CS govenment co-lead) focal points are constantly present and actively participate in SAG and TWG.
Month 3
On submission of the month 3 deliverable
BDT 212,000.00

Camp-based support and communication channels with the CiC on the nutrition programme and service challenges.

End year JRP 2021 review meeting with participation of the government representatives is completed.

Month 4
Submission of the month 4 deliverable
BDT 212,000.00
Other tasks and responsibilities(daily tasks, emergencies and ad hoc activities).
During the assignment period

E. Consultancy Costs:

  • Consultant will get BDT 212,000.00/month.
  • UN Agency will not provide the consultant with computer/laptops/printers/office space.
  • Travel costs in the field will be bear UN Agency at present according to UN Agency’s regulation.
  • Stationery, communication and other office equipment costs will have to be borne by the consultant
  • Consultant will be responsible to pay all taxes as per government rules and regulations. E-Zone will make statutory deductions towards income tax as per government rules and regulations.

F. Profile Requirements & Qualification Skills

  • At least 5 years of work experience in the national or local governments of Bangladesh.
  • Experience working for the UN or INGOs is a very strong asset.
  • English and Bangla languages fluency; Rohingya dialect is a strong asset.
  • Timekeeping, result-orientation, self-discipline work style is a strong asset.
  • Strong communication, working with people competencies.
  • Excellent MS office skills.
  • Residency from Cox’s Bazar is a strong asset.
  • Female candidates are welcomed.
  • Fluent in Bangla and English written and spoken.

This position is open for Bangladeshi Nationals only. All candidates, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds can apply for the vacancies.

The UN Agency prides itself as fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected consultants will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit their application in English clearly mentioning the Job Title along with a meaningful cover letter, updated CV, recent PP size photograph by email to:

Last Date of Application: 23 August, 2021

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality.