Position: Manager Advocacy and Right Based Development Programme
No. of Vacancies: 01
Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh with frequent field visits
Reporting to: Country Director


HEKS/EPER is a Swiss based NGO supporting local partner organizations for Development Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Church Cooperation worldwide. HEKS/EPER Bangladesh Office cooperates with NGO active in the field of development of rural communities (DevRc) and conflict transformation (CT) in the light of Right Based Development Approach. Our support is targeted at social, ethnic and religious minorities, especially plain land Adibashi and Dalit communities in the Northwest part of the country with possible extension to the other parts of Bangladesh. The country programme aims at the social inclusion of Dalit and Adibashi in Northwest Bangladesh through inclusive market development interventions and awareness & advocacy interventions striving for equal chances and equal rights for Adibashi and Dalit communities. The programme’s cross-cutting issues are resilience building, gender and conflict sensitivity. At the same time, we also provide emergency relief and aid under the supervision of HEKS/EPER International division of Humanitarian aid (HA) in case any natural disaster occurs.

HEKS/EPER seeks an experienced and qualified candidate for the position of a Manager Advocacy and Right Based Development Programme of the Bangladesh country programme (full-time) based in Dhaka.

This is a full time open ended position.


  • Capacity building support to partner organizations on advocacy, rights, linkage building and conflict sensitivity issues.
  • Provide technical support to the partners and other relevant stakeholders to implement the projects on advocacy, rights, linkage building and conflict transformation issues.
  • Assist partner organizations to be a catalyst in the community empowerment and civil society strengthening on advocacy, rights and networking.
  • Support partners and other relevant stake holders to implement activities on policy influence, advocacy, rights and networking.
  • Maintain linkage and coordinate with regional, national and international level’s networks, INGOs, authorities and other relevant actors on the issue of rights of Dalit and Adibashi.
  • Manage the national level advocacy programme Promoting Inclusion of Disadvantages through Institutional Mechanism.
  • Provide technical support to regional Adibashi and Dalit platform namely Network for Non-mainstreamed Marginalized Communities (NNMC).
  • Ensure the monitoring of projects on the issue of advocacy, rights, and conflict sensitivity according the Project Cycle Management (PCM) manual and the country programme (CP).
  • Close and clear coordination with Manager Finance & Admin, Manager Market Development, Programme Officer, Coordinator NNMC for smooth implementation and growth of projects in line with the CP.
  • Assist the Country Director in the achievement of CP goal and objectives and growth of the HEKS/EPER Bangladesh country programme.
  • Develop proposal, position papers, concept notes and policy paper on said issues.
  • Actively assist the HEKS Office in Dhaka for bilateral fund raising and networking


  • Sound knowledge on the development trend in Bangladesh especially about the policies, strategic plan, perspective plan, SDGs and other Human Rights covenants (E)
  • Master Degree or higher in Social science, anthropology or any other relevant field (E)
  • 12 years’ work experience in development cooperation, thereof 5 years in a similar position (E)
  • In-depth knowledge, understanding and analytical skill of development issues on Policy influencing, HRBA Social Inclusion, Conflict Transformation, networking (E)
  • Experience in results-based management, in particular monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience and skills in strategy development and partner management (E)
  • Experience in organizing national level round table conference with higher Government Officials, MPs and Ministers (D & A)
  • Experience in developing alliance, network, consortium at regional and national levels in Bangladesh(D)
  • Excellent communication, facilitation and representation skills (D)
  • Ability to work in team in an effective coordinated way (D)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English (D)
  • Previous working experience with discriminated and marginalized communities in Bangladesh (A)


  • A broad and challenging job in a dynamic working environment
  • A good working environment with a culture of participation, respect and constructive criticism
  • Regular and competent support from our experts in the headquarters as well as external consultants
  • Good employment terms
  • Fair salary, with two full festival bonus, gratuity and other admissible benefits compatible to the market


Please submit the soft copy of the application along with the CV and recent photograph to the following address md.asif.hossain@heks-eper.org on or before 11 September 2019.