Project Lead

Title Project Lead 
Reporting to Head of Programme Implementation
Direct reports 8-10 staff
Groups Programme delivery team
Relationships Communities of displaced Myanmar nationals who are residing in camps, multi-level stakeholders including local administration, development partners, other national and international NGOs, Programme Delivery and other relevant units.  
Financial scope As assigned
Location Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar
Nature of contract Short Term
Grade N/A
Salary & benefits Monthly consolidated BDT 90,000 – 1,10,000 including all other benefits and allowances.  Experienced and skill candidates would be offered with appropriate packages.
Travel Frequent visits to project sites and regular travels between Ukhia and Cox’s Bazaar

About the role

Based in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar the Project Lead is responsible for managing the field implementation of Humanitarian Response Project of Practical Action in the camps for displaced Myanmar nationals, along with the coordination with local authorities, development partners and other organisations in the area. 


  • Coordinate the overall activities of Humanitarian Response projects of Practical Action in Cox’s Bazaar
  • Manage and supervise project staff at field level those are working under the assigned projects
  • Facilitate to formulate project implementation plan together with team and other relevant stakeholders and execute as well
  • Coordinate with development partners, local administration and other sector players for a smooth implementation of various activities in camps municipal level project implementation process in close collaboration with sectoral representatives and staff
  • Provide technical guidance to site engineer and other technical staff on different technological aspects of the project
  • Support the administrative process of the different units i.e. finance, logistics, field operations to run the day-to-day functions.
  • Contribute to evidence generation for technical innovations and context specific solutions by Practical Action under Humanitarian situation

About you

  • BSc in Engineering (Civil or Mechanical) from a reputed university
  • Minimum of 05 years of professional experience (preferably in urban sanitation, waste management).
  • Excellent facilitation, coordination, team management, reporting and presentation skill; 
  • Ability to work and lead a diversified team and meeting deadlines
  • Fluency in English language and proficiency in computer application

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

In addition, the compensation and benefit details are mentioned below:

Salary & benefits:

Monthly consolidated BDT 90,000 – 1,10,000 including all other benefits and allowances.  Experienced and skill candidates would be offered with appropriate packages.

About us

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We are a registered charity.
Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.
Just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.

How to apply

Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 15 June 2019.

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.