Position Title: Project Coordinator

Reporting to: Program Manager
Duty Station: Teknaf, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Classification: Professional Staff
Type of Appointment: Contractual
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 03 October 2023

The National Grassroots Disability Organization (NGDO) was formed as a national apex body of the grassroots OPDs in July 2004 as the culmination of 10 years of Action on Disability and Development (ADDs) effort. NGDO is a network of 106 grassroots OPDs at the national level working to advance the rights and participation of persons with disabilities in Bangladesh. It operates in 25 out of 64 districts in Bangladesh which contain over 30,000 active members.  As a leading and strong network of OPDs, NGDO attributes much of its success to having strong relationships with the government, NGOs, civil society, and the media. These relationships helped to increase the acceptability of individuals with disabilities in the larger society. The organization is registered by the Joint Stock Company and the NGO Affairs Bureau. The organization has experience in capacity development training of SHGs and persons with disabilities on the process of formation of OPD, strategies for mobilization/organization of persons with disabilities, strategies for raising awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities, etc.


The "Actions for Change" (A4C) program is a three-year initiative by CBM Global Disability Inclusion focused on promoting equitable partnerships between international and local organizations to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Nepal, Nigeria, Kenya, and Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, the program is being implemented by the National Grassroots Disability Organization (NGDO), which is guided by the CBM Global Partnership Principles, ensuring a collaborative and inclusive approach.

The project in Bangladesh aims to enhance the resilience of people with disabilities to mitigate the impacts of climate change and climate-induced disasters. It has three core result areas:

  • Increased Inclusion in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Essential Services: The project plans to train master trainers from disability groups who will conduct training on disability-inclusive DRR and climate change adaptation. Government and NGO stakeholders will also receive capacity-building on inclusive DRR, and community members and disaster management volunteers will be trained on inclusive early warning and evacuation. Accessibility assessments of emergency shelters will be conducted in vulnerable disaster-prone areas of Teknaf.
  • Increased Access to Climate-Resilient Livelihood Opportunities: Vulnerability assessments for people with disabilities will be conducted, and Village Savings and Loan Associations will be established and supported. These associations will be linked with microcredit organizations and local government resilience programs to support climate-resilient interventions like tree planting.
  • Strengthening the Disability Movement in Teknaf: NGDO will empower people with disabilities and their representative organizations to hold duty bearers accountable for implementing disability rights laws. Training on disability data collection will be provided, and action plans for registration with relevant authorities will be developed. Community risk assessments will be reviewed and updated.

In addition, the organizational strengthening of NGDO is also a key component, with a focus on developing policies related to safeguarding and Protection against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment (PSEAH). The organization will engage in an exchange visit with another CBM Bangladesh project partner to learn from each other's practices.

Core Functions / Responsibilities (not limited to perform)

  • Support the operational, technical, and administrative oversight of NGDO’s inclusive DRR/CCA portfolio in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar in line with the Organization’s policies, standards, and operating modalities, as well as donor requirements and in coordination with other relevant units to facilitate inclusive DRR/CCA mainstreaming.
  • Monitor expenditures against budgetary limitations to ensure against budget overruns in collaboration with the Resource Management Unit.
  • Evaluate potential programmatic opportunities and strategic needs and in collaboration with other project managers and the Project Support Unit, contribute to the development of project initiatives, including alternative inclusive livelihoods initiatives, community engagement and social cohesion, natural resource management, environmental awareness-raising and community-based disaster and climate risk reduction and management.
  • Prepare quality professional inputs for the initiative around inclusive Resilience Building, Risk Reduction, and the overarching DRM (Disaster Risk Management) with emphasis on the Capacity Building of Communities and Institutions; represent NGDO in the DRR and Preparedness Technical Working Group; identify NGDO activities and funding needs for DRR in the framework of the Cox’s Bazar District Development Plan (DDP); participate in other relevant inter-agency and governmental coordination mechanisms and meetings to ensure harmonization of approaches and strategies as they relate to resilience-building, DRR, disaster preparedness and mitigation.
  • Assist with NGDO outreach and engagement activities, including working with the District, Upazila, Union Disaster Management committees, District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer (DRRO), Upazila Project Implementation Officer, Teknaf, Deputy Director of the Department of Social Welfare, Cox’s Bazar, Upazila Social Welfare Officer, Teknaf, District level NGO coordination cell, Upazila level NGDO coordination cell, relevant other networks, such as NGO platform, Cox's Bazar CSO-NGO Forum (CCNF), etc.
  • Identify, evaluate, and, as appropriate, establish operational partnerships with different stakeholders, such as Local, National NGOs (BDRCS, CPP), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), UN agencies, government institutions, i.e., Fire Services and Civil Defense (FSCD) and civil society in support of CBMG’s programmatic objectives in relation to inclusive DRR and Resilience initiatives.
  • Plan and oversee inclusive community outreach and engagement processes; establish criteria and mechanisms for beneficiary selection; ensure adherence with principles of conflict sensitivity and accountability to affected populations across all program activities, taking into account the needs of host communities and displaced people (if possible) and support the scale-up of NGDO community feedback mechanisms.
  • Undertake regular on-site monitoring and field travel to monitor and evaluate program performance; identify and follow up on measures to remedy problems in implementation and align programming to evolving contexts, risks, and opportunities; design, plan and carry out programme impact evaluations, as necessary, and in line with NGDO’s requirements.
  • Facilitate the integration of inclusive disaster risk reduction, environmental and climate change issues relevant to the NGDO mandate for Bangladesh.
  • Stay abreast of emerging issues, priorities, and programmatic initiatives on inclusive DRR, environment, and energy, in the national and international context, as well as in the context of the Rohingya crisis response.
  • Coordinate closely with the CBMG Bangladesh Office; provide, as necessary, data and information in support of CBMG’s institutional reporting against its global DRR commitments, and the National and International Plan of Action on DRR for Resilience.
  • As required, supervise the work of staff assigned to related initiatives while ensuring coordination across NGDO and CBMG’s multi-sector approach to local community engagement, and provide recommendations for improving NGDO and CBMG’s Mission capacity around inclusive DRR, environment, energy, and any other areas relevant to Transition and Recovery.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Special Note: For project activity purpose, person having valid driving license, and are willing to learn and drive motorcycle will add special value. And for the case of person with disability who cannot drive by their own, if they have caregiver and the caregiver can drive and willing to drive will add special value as well.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management, Environmental Engineering, Human Geography, Agricultural Science, Development Studies, Political Science, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience.


  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Very good knowledge and experience on UNCRPD, IASC Guidelines-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, 2019, and Persons with Disabilities Rights and Protection Act 2013.
  • Prior experience in program formulation, management, implementation, and evaluation of DRR, environment, or other resilience-building programming in crisis and/or post-crisis settings, for example in the areas of energy services, natural resource management, disaster preparedness, environmental impact assessment, stabilization, infrastructure development, livelihoods diversification, early warning, and disaster risk assessment.
  • Previous experience in managing project staff required.
  • Experience at a national, international level with specialized agencies, OPDs, are preferred.
  • Experience working with national and local governmental authorities and donors, as well as with both local and international partner institutions and civil society organizations.
  • Strong strategic analysis capacity, writing skills, and organizational and planning skills.
  • Prior experience in implementing conflict-sensitive approaches in programming, including undertaking analyses and monitoring is desirable.
  • Computer literacy, especially database tools.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team of colleagues of varied cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Proven ability to produce quality work accurately and concisely according to set deadlines.


For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Chittagonion is an advantage.

Required Competencies:

Values - all NGDO staff members must abide by and demonstrate these following values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity-respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency-maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism-demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies

  • Teamwork- develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results- produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action-oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge- continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability- takes ownership of achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication- encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

Managerial Competencies

  • Leadership- provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example, and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust- creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision- works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

Salary Info:

Monthly consolidated BDT 100,000 – 112,220/- including all other benefits and allowances.  Experienced and skilled candidates would be offered appropriate packages.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications, a motivation letter of one page, and details of a CV (not more than 4 pages) via e-mail: ngdo.bd@gmail.com  by 03 October 2023 at the latest, referring to this advertisement. Please note that CVs will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are requested to apply at the earliest.

NGDO only accepts duly completed applications submitted through e-mail.

Persons with Disabilities and Women are highly encouraged to apply. We guarantee an interview with Persons with disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.

Any personal persuasion/phone call will result in the disqualification of candidature.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: bashir.ngdo@gmail.com
Contact Number: +880 1717243622

No Fees:

NGDO does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee). NGDO does not request any information related to bank accounts and sensitive personal information.