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 Project Coordinator

Job Location: Based in Cox’s Bazar, frequent travels to Kutupalong and Teknaf Refugee Camps

Contract duration: Until December 2019

Job Description:

Under direct supervision of Programme Manager, the Protection Project Coordinator is responsible for overseeing of the implementation of the protection activities of Helvetas/PIN Bangladesh programs in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps and coordination of the direct implementation team. 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.

Key tasks:

  • responsible for day-to-day coordination of the project implementation team and intensive capacity building of community volunteers (ToT) and staff of the partner organization.
  • responsible for intensive coordination and networking with relevant actors at the camp level as well Cox’s Bazar level and stakeholders as well as representation of HELVETAS/PIN on selected meetings and working groups.
  • actively contributes to program development, reporting to donors and sector working groups.
  • supports the overall monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities, and personally monitors activities on regular basis, and provides quality reporting outputs.
  • ensures continuous, evidence-based quality improvement of the activities
  • oversees the financial and logistics tasks related to direct project activities and ensures processes comply with all finance and procurement SOPs, and maintains proper documentation.  
  • has a profound knowledge of up-to-date situation in the respective camp (services, focal points, actors, referral pathways, key stakeholders) and within the Rohingya Response in general
  • responsible for overall protection mainstreaming, such as preparing and delivering trainings to non-protection actors and project partners, continuous capacity building of the team, partner organization, and advocacy on relevant platforms.
  • ensures compliance with PIN internal procedures and policies as well as adherence to international humanitarian standards.   
  • In close coordination with the Country Director, will be Acting Program Manager when the PM is on leave
  • Will actively contribute to information sharing and mitigation suggestion on security issues and will comply and ensure the compliance of his/her team on all security rules


  • Previous experience working with the refugee population in Cox’s Bazar (essential)
  • Experience working in leadership/management position (highly desired)
  • Experience with Protection programs in particular (essential)
  • Higher education (at least bachelor degree) in relevant field (essential)
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written) (essential)
  • Fluent in Chittagong dialect (essential)
  • Advanced computer skills- MS Office, Outlook (essential)
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills (essential). Including high level writing skills and able to draft reports independently.
  • Previous experience working for NGOs in similar position (essential)
  • Knowledge on humanitarian principals and attitude to work in Refugee Camps (essential)
  • Flexible, Able to multitask, team-spirit but also independent thinker
  • 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 Coordinator  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.