Project Manager, South Asia Wash Results Project-II
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(Based at the Barisal Divisional Office)

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.

The UK government is committed to provide water supply and sanitation facilities to 60 million people by the end of 2020. The South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP II) is one of numerous approaches for DFID to reach these targets. SAWRP II is a payment by results contract awarded to Plan International worth up to almost £13.5 million by DFID. The project will be implemented in partnership with WaterAid Bangladesh and Plan International Bangladesh from June 2017 to March 2021 with the output phase ending in June 2019 and the subsequent Outcome phase ending in March 2021. In addition WEDC (Water, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University) act as the programme’s learning and research advisors while Ipsos Mori have been contracted to conduct the Outcome phase surveys. The programme results are verified by e-Pact, the external verifiers who report into DFID.

The main objective of SAWRP II is to promote and enable the sustained use of hygienic household toilets, and the practice of hand washing with soap by 1,369,31 men, women and children in poor rural communities. PbR means that Plan International only gets paid for what has been delivered and externally verified. The programme is divided into an output phase aiming to reach beneficiaries by June 2019 and an outcome phase July 2019 – Mar 2021 aiming to sustain the use of water and sanitation facilities and maintain positive hygiene behaviour.

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT GIRLS RIGHTS AND ENDING GENDER INEQUALITY?

DO YOU HAVE THE CAPABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO PLAN AND LEAD THE EXECUTION OF THE PROJECT THAT AIMS TO DEVELOP THE HYGIENE SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY?

DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE AND GUIDE THE PROJECT AT FIELD LEVEL AND CREATE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AND ALLIANCES WITH VARIOUS GOVERNMENT BODIES, PROJECT PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS, DONOR AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS?

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

The role
As the Project Manager, you will be responsible to lead the implementation of South Asia WASH Results project in the field and provide both technical and managerial support to the implementing partner NGOs in the field. This position has to effectively manage and guide the project in collaboration with Divisional offices, implementing partner NGOs and other stakeholders at local level. You will be assessing WASH status at the field, the government system and capacity building of partner NGOs, Private Sector, Local government and WATSAN committees to ensure the local WASH governance structures are operational and capable in all project locations. Also, you will be accountable for ensuring qualitative and quantitative achievement of key project deliverables over time i.e. installation/upgradation of about 1000 water points, 72000 improved household latrines and handwashing devices in 120,000 households by June 2019 through partner organizations where he/she also does monitoring on sample basis. The Project Manager will ensure the evidence based reporting of the outputs/outcomes results of the project (all outputs by June 2019 and outcomes by December 2020) in compliance with guidelines and budget developed by Plan International Bangladesh, Plan International UK and the donor. Besides s/he will ensure the document of good learnings from the field for showcase the SAWRP II achievement to Donor, Consortium partners and other stakeholders including government agencies. Also responsible for ensuring work environment for the team and maintain good team work within project and also in programme

What we’re looking for
We are looking for a passionate team member who is competent in project management of WASH Programme. A Postgraduate degree holder with experience in community led approaches in WASH; experiences in working with consortium projects and communication with multi stakeholders; handling projects with large portfolio (financial and human resources) in INGOs or NGOs.

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: Project Manager, South Asia Wash Results Project-II and should apply online by 17 August 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. Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and differently abled people.

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. Tentative date of interview is 25 August 2019. Those who have applied before not required to apply. References will be taken and background and Anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

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.

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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