Job Vacancy Announcement

HELVETAS is an international organization, operating in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe in the domains of water & infrastructure, environment & climate change, rural economy, skill development & education, and governance & peace. In Bangladesh, HELVETAS supports the development of rural livelihoods and local governance through  direct support to agriculture and has demonstrated experience in improving access to drinking water as well as reduction of water induced risks, including flood, erosion, and salinity targeting the extreme poor and disadvantaged. HELVETAS, in partnership with People in Need (PIN), conducts emergency operations to respond to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis and is working in the sector of Protection in the camps of Kutupalong and Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar.


Position Title: Protection Assistant

Job Location: Based in Cox’s Bazar, frequent travels to Kutupalong Refugee Camp

Contract duration: Until December 2019

Job Description:

Under supervision of Programme Manager and senior Protection staff, the Protection Assistant is responsible for direct implementation of the protection activities of HELVETAS/PIN Bangladesh programs in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps. He/she ensures timely and quality delivery of the project activities- particularly Her Safety workshops- community-based health, safety and empowerment workshops, and other related activities of the specific projects focusing on Community-based Protection.

He/she is responsible for intensive capacity building of community volunteers (ToT) in the Her Safety methodology and regular monitoring of the workshops delivered by the volunteers. He/she ensures the needed tools, materials and equipment are available for the workshops and other direct activities within the camps. He/she is directly responsible for community mobilization and identification of project beneficiaries and regular communication with wider target communities. 

He/she is responsible for intensive coordination and networking with relevant camp-level actors and stakeholders as well as representation of HELVETAS/PIN on camp-level meetings and working groups. He/she has a profound knowledge of overall situation in the respective camp (services, focal points, actors, referral pathways, key stakeholders) with focus on protection, and intensively maps and updates the existing service maps and contact points. He/she is co-responsible for overall protection mainstreaming within other sectors on the camp-level. 

He/she is responsible for regular direct monitoring of the project activities, and supports the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer in specific M&E tasks. He/she is responsible for selected administrative and financial tasks related to her/his role and will actively contribute to information sharing on security issues and will be compliant with all security rules


  • Desire to learn new skills, hard working, and team work oriented (essential )
  • Previous experience working with the refugee population in Cox’s Bazar (strongly preferred)
  • Experience with Protection programs in particular (highly desired)
  • Higher education (at least bachelor degree) in relevant field (essential)
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written) (essential)
  • Fluent in Chittagong dialect (essential)
  • Computer skills- MS Office, Outlook (essential)
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills (essential)
  • Previous experience working for NGOs in similar position (desired)
  • Knowledge on humanitarian principals and attitude to work in refugee camps (essential)
  • Official national Bangladesh ID required, Tax Identification Number (TIN) will be required upon hiring

Salary: Based on experience and salary scale

Application Procedure:

Interested and motivated candidates matching the requirements must submit a CV and cover letter to apply for this position with mention of  Protection Assistant  on their CV/application. The CV must include the candidate’s Bangladesh ID number.

Applications can be submitted to the following link:

Applications must include proof of relevant experience and at least 2 references of previous supervisors (or teachers or authority figures if no previous work experience) and contact details (phone, e-mail).

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take an in-person written test in English.

Deadline for applications: 23rd  May, 2019


HELVETAS/PIN is an equal opportunity employer. Position is open to people of any age, gender, orientation, religion. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

We appreciate the efforts of all applicants, however given the time limitations, only selected candidates will be contacted. Please be aware that application material is not returnable.