Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

Consortium Coordinator


Country
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Bangladesh
Work Location
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IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya Office
Job Title
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Consortium Coordinator
Reporting To
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Deputy Director Programs
Department
:
Programs
Expected Start Date
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At Earliest
Contract length
:
August 31, 2021 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)
Remuneration Package
:
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Medical Benefits + Bonus+ Gratuity + Leaves Entitlements + Housing Allowance) As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

The IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since the IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: Protection Rule of Law (PRoL) and Education. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC will grow over time its geographic coverage within Cox’s bazar and to other parts of the country, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, also targeting the vulnerable host groups in Cox’s Bazar and other parts of Bangladesh.

Purpose

IRC together with its two international NGO partners is ready to start a three years multi sector consortium project with financial support of Bureau of Population Refugee and Migration (BPRM) to deliver Health, Nutrition and Livelihood, and Protection services for Rohingya Refugees and vulnerable host communities in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The project aims to directly benefit over 310,000 people while over 271,000 people are expected to be benefitted indirectly over a period of three years.

Under the strategic direction from Deputy Director Program and direct supervision of Senior Program Coordinator (Refugee Response), the consortium coordinator will be responsible for ensuring well-coordinated, consistent and quality implementation of the BPRM funded consortium project adhering to IRC, donor and GoB compliances. (S)He will be accountable for the overall achievement of the contractual objectives (timeframe, targets/indicators, and budget) of the projects and for monitoring that the activities are implemented accordingly by the respective consortium partners. With the support of the technical and support staff from all partners, this position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an integrated vision among partners while being accountable for delivery on project objectives, targets, time, and budget ensuring alignments and cost effectiveness. The position will serve as the key liaison and focal point with relevant stakeholders and will facilitate the collaborative partnership between them and the consortiums partners.


Major Responsibilities

Strategic Planning and Leadership:

  • Act as a part of the Consortium Steering Committee (SC) responsible to present the critical analysis and information and recommendations on strategic, operational and financial matters and support in decision making by IRC management and SC
  • Work with and supervise the overall project implementation across all consortium members, to ensure the technical and geographical coherence of the project
  • Supervise the overall management of the project financial resources, with the support of concerned departments of consortium lead and partners
  • Under the strategic guidance of consortium lead and SC, participate in meetings with donor to share project progress updates and support in decision making on various programmatic and operational issues of concern

Grant Management:

  • Take the overall lead in facilitating and compiling project planning in coordination with consortium members
  • Lead on the overall programmatic, logistic & financial management of the project, including the identification of risks and obstacles, to ensure donor compliance in terms of project deliverables & eligibility criteria
  • With the support of the technical specialists, develop specific strategies for cross-cutting themes (gender, diversity & inclusion, protection, and advocacy) for the consortium project
  • Lead on the contractual reporting (narrative and financial) in coordination with consortium members.
  • Monitor the proper financial management and forecast of budget lines across the consortium, in coordination with the finance departments
  • Undertake regular monitoring of activities, including field visits and regular consortium meetings

Internal Coordination:

  • Lead on the set up and implementation of efficient coordination and communication mechanisms between consortium team members, including project kick off meeting, regular technical review meetings and project close-out meetings
  • Lead on the set up of systems, TORs, SOPs and tools in place across the consortium to promote and facilitate, collaborative ways of working (including cross learning and sharing), programmatic alliances, consistency in implementation and value for money
  • provide leadership in different working groups establish under the consortium arrangement including M&E Working Group, Finance Working group etc. 

External Coordination and Advocacy:

  • Represent the consortium with the Donor, sub national and national level coordination platforms, Technical Working Groups, UN Agencies and government Authorities meetings, when needed and in coordination with consortium lead
  • Coordinate with advocacy lead of consortium lead and partners and feed into in-country and international advocacy initiatives through regular contextual analysis and evidences from the project implementation

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):

  • Supervise consortium MEAL Manager and ensure a robust MEAL working group at consortium level
  • Take lead on the Consortium Project Quality, undertake consortium program reviews to ensure the technical coordination and the quality of the project across the consortium
  • Lead on the elaboration, implementation and revision of an effective MEAL plan and monitoring and clients’ feedback systems throughout the project, in coordination with the Consortium MEAL working group
  • Lead on the relevance and quality of monitoring reports, analysis and data trends, including recommendations produced by the Consortium MEAL working group
  • Promote cross learning and sharing across all consortium partners; produce high quality communication material for external dissemination

Staff Management:

  • Direct supervision of Consortium MEAL Manager and Consortium Finance Manager, ensure performance management of direct reports as per IRC’s standard policy and procedures
  • Promote and ensure effective implementation of IRC way, harassment free work place policy and safeguarding policy (IRC team as well as partners)

Requirements

  • Experience managing multi sectoral programs with preferably health, nutrition and protection
  • For master’s degree holder, at least 8 years’ relevant experience with direct management of the development and implementation of programs in complex humanitarian and development settings; In case of bachelor degree holder, the experience requirement will be 10 years
  • Previous strong experience of working in a consortium structure at coordination level preferably in Cox's Bazar
  • Experience of managing US grants preferably BPRM will be an advantage
  • Excellent organizational and program management experience, including with staff work plans, budget management and monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender responsive program cycle management, clients’ responsiveness 
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination and networking skills
  • Experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff and partners
  • Excellent problem solving skills, and demonstrated ability to handle pressure and improve
  • Good understanding and experience of dealing with GoB’s architecture in Bangladesh preferably in Rohingya crises and host community
  • Highly developed influencing, communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively
  • Excellent English and Bangla language communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent database, data management and data analysis skills; excellent command over MS office
  • Strong commitment to IRC’s mission, purpose and values
  • Strong verbal communication in English Skill

Specific Educational Qualification

  • Master’s/ Bachelor’s degree in Development/ Social Studies/ Management/ Humanitarian studies or related fields

Certification

  • Certification in Project Management will be an added advantage

How to Apply:

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/10016?c=rescue

Application Deadline: August 28, 2020

Standard of Professional Conduct:

IRC and IRC employees are required to abide by the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct which are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.

Gender Equality & Equal Opportunity General Statement:

We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Are you ready to join the most dynamic team?