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WaterAid Bangladesh (WAB) is looking for a dynamic, committed and self-driven individual for the role of ‘Programme Officer – Capacity Building’ for an anticipated project. The individual will work under the Programme Department for implementing this project in the 18 selected districts. The individual will be the key person responsible for leading, managing and successful implementation of the project.

Along with working on the capacity building of the partner organizations (POs) who will work with PKSF, this project will also focus on supporting the POs for selecting the local WASH entrepreneurs (LEs) who will work at the household level. The partner organisatons are Microfinance Institutions operating in multiple districts of Bangladesh. Developing training materials for the LEs, developing capacity building manuals for women LEs, building on the skill set of women LEs, developing orientation guidelines and follow up support to the old/ trained LEs and developing facilitators’ guideline for the PO staff for using behaviour change communication (BCC) materials are some of the key objectives of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

As a key member of the Technical Assistance Team, The Capacity Building Specialist will perform the following (but not necessarily limited to) responsibilities:

  • Develop training materials for local entrepreneurs who will work for water and sanitation facility improvement and promotion of menstrual hygiene management including sanitary napkin.
  • Develop implementation and facilitation guidelines for conducting awareness raising session with credit groups to change behaviour towards safe WASH
  • Prepare a detailed action plan including timeline in consultation with relevant teams/organisations to conduct training/ orientation courses with different stakeholders and disseminate accordingly
  • Organise and conduct staff orientation and capacity building training for the LEs at upazilla/ district level
  • Conduct project orientation courses for the PO staff
  • Visit project areas to assist POs in smooth and timely implementation of project activities with quality
  • Coordinate with POs to provide field support to them on water, sanitation, sanitary napkin promotion, LE selection and BCC session conduction
  • Prepare quarterly plans and assist TL in compiling and writing quarterly and completion reports for PKSF as per the agreement.
  • Guide and support POs in carrying out field implementation through in a timely manner.

Requisite qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree in any discipline
  • Minimum 05 (five) years of work experience as training officer on microfinance including WASH components
  • Proven experience on development of training curriculum, manuals and IEC materials.
  • Have extensive knowledge in microfinance and financing in WASH enterprises
  • Experience of hard work at rural areas with a positive attitude for frequent traveling and staying for a long time in the field is crucial
  • Must have good communication knowledge and facilitation skills to conduct training/ orientation at local and national level using different training methods
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and communications skills in both Bangla and English is necessary
  • Ability to ensure timely output within tight deadlines in a very busy environment is essential.
  • High level of pro-activeness and creativity, self-motivated and positive attitude to work in team approach.
  • Demonstrated respect for gender, diversity, organisational cultural and promote safeguarding and uphold organisational values.
Reportable to : Team Leader (TL) assigned for the project
Workstation : Any location in Bangladesh
Contract tenure : Fixed Term for 02 years
Salary & benefits : Attractive salary package corresponding to the skills, competencies and experiences; Other benefits include provident fund, gratuity/project completion benefits, festival bonus, life insurance for self, hospitalisation insurance scheme for self, spouse and children, cell phone allowances etc. as per policy provision.

Apply Instruction

If you meet the above mentioned requirements, confident to meet the organisation’s expectations and is passionate to work in the WASH sector to bring a change in the lives of the poor, please apply online through…..

Application Deadline: February 19, 2022

Candidates will have to be ready to go through an extensive selection process.
Any lobbying will be considered as disqualification

WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We particularly encourage applications from women who are underrepresented at this level in the organisation.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct.

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