Team Leader, NEET EARN Project
(Based in the Country Office in Dhaka)


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisions a world in which all children and young people realize their full potential, a vision shared by the 193 Heads of State and Government who adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015.

We believe in the power and potential of every child, often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion, and discrimination. Girls are most affected, and Plan International's new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls through an integrated program and influence approach.

In Bangladesh, our vision for 2030 is to partner to empower girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence, and to achieve their rights. Our new country strategy, initiated in July 2020, aims to achieve this ambitious vision, demanding an efficient and committed workforce willing to challenge the status quo and engage all community members in creating synergy for change at all levels, from the community to the national level and beyond.

***This position is contingent upon the award of the project by the donor. The position description may be revised based on updated information from the donor.

The role and Scope:

Plan International Bangladesh seeks to hire a dynamic Team Leader for an upcoming project. The said project initiative aims to amplify access to skill development and employability for NEET youth with diversity in relation to gender, ethnicity and Persons with Disabilities (PwD). The project ensures significant female participation in national workforce by carrying out actions such as alternate education, skills development, employment support, creating an enabling environment, and fortifying institutional capacity. The inclusion of a Contingent Emergency Response Component ensures adaptability. The overarching goal is to empower NEET youth by comprehensively enhancing their skills, advocating for continued education, and cultivating an inclusive environment.

The Team Leader will provide vision and overall leadership in effectively manage project operation to achieve project result by ensuring timely, relevant and high-quality management support and guidance. This position responsible for leading all aspect of contract performance, provide technical guidance in implementation, financial and administrative compliance, oversight, and supervision of consortium performance. Additionally, this position responsible to ensure project implementation with high standard of excellence, achieving its set goals and target and within budget. The Team leader will provide high level technical thought leadership and ability to strategically manage risk, monitor finances and ensure each phase of work is started or complete on time. This role will the primary contact for Plan International Bangladesh with donors and all relevant stakeholders, foster effective liaison and collaboration with relevant Ministries and other critical partners at both national and international levels. Moreover, Team Leader responsible manage and guide group of experts and other relevant staff, ensuring that reporting requirements and operating plans align with agreed-upon actions, and in-country priorities, and are compliant with both donor and Plan International Bangladesh policies and procedures. The Team Leader will actively spearhead in developing robust strategies that ensure the project continually evolves and adapts to achieve sustained impact, facilitate cross-learning, downward accountability, monitoring integration aspects, and producing consolidated narrative reports aligned with the values and goals of Plan International.
What we’re looking for

  • Postgraduate degree or higher in economics, social sciences, international development, management, or a related discipline
  • Substantive experience implementing economic growth, policy reform, youth-centric and private sector engagement programming in developing countries
  • Solid working experience in leading and providing technical, administrative, and management oversight of large and complex international development donor-funded activities in similar role or comparable other management role
  • Experience managing international development organization projects and staff with proven ability to oversee projects activities implementing simultaneously in multiple locations; experience with projects including a grants component
  • Professional experience managing complex relationships with a variety of stakeholders and interacting with other donors, implementing partners, private sector, and government and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to work well on a team
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in written and spoken English required;
  • Ability to manage agreements and all required programmatic and financial reporting requirements, including sub-grants management.
  • Ability to monitor and assess performance of self, project team, consortium partners and other individuals, and / or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning skills, with emphasis on the ability to operationalize and oversee the execution of workplans.
  • Strong leadership skills, with a demonstrated ability to collaborate and work across teams and roles. Ability to persuade and motivate people and teams.
  • Experience developing capacity of government entities, staff, and other organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing government and donor relations.
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a cross-cultural context.
  • Excellent diplomatic and engagement skills and proven ability to work effectively with government officials, partners, donors, and stakeholders at high levels.
  • High level of leadership, interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills, including a demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts and other key stakeholders
  • Strong sense of accountability for project outcomes and experience in monitoring progress against key indicators.
  • Experience in optimizing resource allocation, including human resources, finances, and technical expertise.
  • Proven ability to identify and mitigate project risks, along with the development of comprehensive contingency plans.
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures and backgrounds, considering the diverse nature of project stakeholders.
  • Experience in providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to project team members, fostering a collaborative work environment.

How to apply:

To find out more details & apply instruction visit: Team Leader, NEET Earn Project. Last date to apply online is 21 April 2024. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that we stand for.

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Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. Any prior communication or persuasion may lead to disqualification of the candidacy.

A range of pre-employment checks and anti-terrorism screening will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Global Safeguarding Policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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Monthly consolidated salary range for this role is 2,87,138 BDT – 3,23,081 BDT (may vary based on experience) along with other benefits i.e. Life Insurance, Hospitalization Insurance coverage along with Out Patient Treatment Benefit.

We promote competitive salary, female friendly workplace, outstanding co-workers (who are respectful, professional, unbiased and easy to work with); equal opportunity that mean equal access to promotion, leadership role or incentive programme.

Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability.


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