Project Manager- Combatting Early Marriage in Bangladesh (CEMB) Project
(Based at 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.

Our organization is transforming itself to meet the enormous challenge everywhere that we work. We need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals in our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to reach our target of 100 million girls. With this backdrop, Plan International Bangladesh (PIB) has commenced a significant change initiative to transform our organization. This change will enable us to deliver successfully on our global ambitions and significantly impact children’s rights and gender equality in Bangladesh.

The people who join our team are leaders, and they take responsibility every day to act on our core values and advance our organisational purpose- Advancing Children’s Rights and Equality for Girls. They exhibit discipline in their work and in their relationships. To every challenge, project and interaction, they apply a balance of head and heart.

Plan International Bangladesh is looking for a Project Manager for Combating Child Marriage in Bangladesh (CEMB) project. This project aims to demonstrate a District based model as evidence and experience to show the District level interventions provide the optimal administrative coverage, sectoral integration and accountability for child marriage prevention.

The role

The incumbent has to effectively manage and monitor the project inplementation in collaboration with Divisional office, implementing partner NGOs and other stakeholders at district and divisional levels. S/he will be responsible for demonstrating a District Model with evidence based results in three components: 1) Increased agency of adolescent girls and boys to protect themselves from harmful gender norms and practices, including CEFM, and exercise choice in economic opportunities and decisions in their futures through promoting their economic empowerment, and building their knowledge and capacity; 2) Improved community acceptance of norms that value the girl child and actions that support girls and boys to delay marriage by building the ability and capacity of champion fathers and mothers, and community gatekeepers, and; 3) Increased responsiveness of duty bearers at national, district and sub- district (Upazila) levels to prevent and respond to child rights violations. All three intervention components will be implemented in three Upazilas of Bhola (Daulatkhan, Borhanuddin and Tazumuddin) and all i Upazilas of Jhalokat (Nalchiti, Rajapur, Kathalia and Jhalakathi Sadar).

What we’re looking for

A dynamic and competent professional holding a Master’s degree in any discipline of Social Science/ Development Studies with having at least 7-10 years’ experience in the field of child protection which includes 5 years’ experience in Project Management preferably in an International Development Organization.

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 (CEMB) and should apply online by 22 February 2020. Plan International Bangladesh is committed to ending gender inequality, and achieving a gender balanced workforce. Qualified 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 people living with disability.

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted. 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.

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