Dhaka & Country Portfolio Manager

(based at the Country Office in Dhaka)

All over the world girls are at risk because of their young age and their gender. They are at risk of being denied the opportunity to access a secondary education, to gain the skills and training they need to work and to exercise control over their sexual and reproductive health. They are at risk of being married before the age of 18. They are at risk of violence and harassment from men and boys in every space they occupy, including their home, their school, their refugee camp and their city.

Plan International believes in the power and potential of every child. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach. In view of that, the country programme is focusing towards a vision of empowering girls and young women, to be heard, to live without fear of violence and to achieve their rights.

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT GIRLS RIGHTS AND ENDING GENDER INEQUALITY?

DO YOU HAVE THE DESIRE AND WILLINGNESS TO LEAD A HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND DIVERSE TEAM COMMITTED TO IMPLEMENT GENDER TRANSFROMATIVE PROJECTS AND PROGRAMMES TO ENSURE GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN LEARN,LEAD,DECIDE AND THIRVE THAT SUPPORT THEM TO REALISE THEIR RIGHTS?

IF YOUR ANSWERS ARE YES, THEN THIS IS THE JOB FOR YOU

The role:

The Dhaka & Country Portfolio Manager will lead a team of senior project and programme managers. The role oversees the operational delivery of the projects and programmes under their portfolio. The Dhaka & Country Portfolio Manager is the strategic and geographic lead for programming in Dhaka and will manage up to 4 to 5 large projects with a national/multi location reach. He/she will be responsible for coordinating and holding a leadership role in the development and implementation of a coherent and quality programme portfolio encompassing multiple programmatic disciplines. The key outcomes from this position are:

  • Programme planning and Implementation: Carries out direct supervision and management accountability of programmes in Dhaka Division and specific national projects; and works with the strategy team to support the new project proposals.
  • Partnership Management: Promotes partnership with young people’s organisations using ‘Youth Active Citizenship Model. Supports projects and programme managers to work with partners for setting actions towards gender transformative project implementation.
  • Team Management: Sets performance targets and monitors performance of team members holding staff accountable for meeting the success criteria. Provides coaching, counselling and professional feedback for building a robust team and to deal with unsatisfactory performance management.
  • Child Sponsorship Management: Develops the caseload management plan for the fiscal year ensuring the highest rate of assignment and supervises the sponsorship products collection schedule and quality of the communication materials ensuring the reflection of gender transformative approach in meeting sponsorship commitment.
  • Programme and Project Monitoring: Ensures a robust monitoring system is established with defined responsibilities across the implementation systems and ensures that all outcome indicators for project implementation are captured, analysed and fed into the development of action plans.
  • Networking, Advocacy and Influencing: Works collaboratively with the Head of Influence to map and identify project/programme influencing actions that support the National Influencing Strategy and amplifies the messages of the global campaign

What we are looking for

We are looking for a passionate leader with Masters’ degree and minimum 5 years of senior level program management experience including complex project management. Has experience of managing grants project, preferably in the areas of rights and protection of children, girls and young people. Applicants must have demonstrated track records for strong representation, relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills. Experience in developing project implementation plan monitoring, partnership management and complex decision-making are essential requirements.  A deeper understanding about gender transformative and rights based approach and ability to apply the learning in implementing a wide range projects are the critical requirements of this position. Applicants should be ready to carry out extensive field visits, meet the deadlines and enjoy working with children and young people and a wide range of partner organisation.

About Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. Plan International envisages a world in which all children and young people realise their full potential, a vision now 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. This is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. Its girls who are most affected.  Plan International’s new Global Strategy aims to transform the lives of 100 million girls by implementing an integrated programme and influence approach.

How to apply:

To find out more details and apply visit: Career Opportunities: Dhaka & Country Portfolio Manager and should apply online by 20 May 2019. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.     

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.
  
Attractive salary will be offered to deserving candidate along with other benefits as per organization’s policy.

As an independent development and humanitarian organization, We strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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