Jul 14, 2017

Bangladesh: PROJECT MANAGER - MAPPING OF THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM AND NATIONAL STRATEGY IN BANGLADESH

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: International Bureau for Children's Rights
Country: Bangladesh
Closing date: 07 Aug 2017

Mandate:

Under the supervision of the Director of programme and Developments and in close collaboration with the Programmes Manager who are both established in Montreal, the project manager is responsible for the proper implementing of the project in Bangladesh. The project will start in September 2017 and will last until the end of 2018, with possibilities for extension.

Responsibilities, tasks and functions:

Programming Component

Programs: he/she ensures the proper implementation of the project and is accountable for the results of the project

  • Develop an operational strategy in collaboration with the Programmes Manager and the colleagues concerned.
  • Design in collaboration the collection data tools and methodology necessary for the mapping and the national strategy.
  • Participate and facilitate focus groups with adolescents and bilateral meetings with relevant institutions.
  • Ensure the respect of the operational planning and budget allocated for the project with the Programmes Manager
  • Be accountable for the full implementation of the project (achievement of objectives, monitoring of indicators, respect the timetables of activity, budget monitoring, quality of deliverables, respect of work plans, management of human resources) according to the principles of results-based management and the procedures of the IBCR and its donor partners.
  • Validate and consolidate the deliverables produced by the technical team before transmission to the program's manager
  • Supervise, participate and validate the data collection phase and the analysis of the data collected by the technical team and proposed adjustments to the method of collection if applicable.
  • Produce the internal and external reports regarding the project (narrative and financial) as well as relevant work plans before sending them to the Programmes Manager for advice and consolidation.
  • Facilitate the Steering Committee meetings and follow-up as well as other relevant technical platforms relevant for the implementation of the project.
  • Continuously analyse the impact and results of the project under its responsibility, particularly the activities and the quality of the deliverables as well as the advocacy activities, alert the Programs management in the case of changes and propose the necessary adjustments proactively to ensure that the results and the objectives of the project are achieved.

Representation, communication and advocacy: he/she represents the organisation with partners, donors, the media and local authorities.

  • Develop an advocacy strategy in relation to the project objectives, implement it and monitor it on a regular basis.
  • Develop a communication strategy with the support of the Communications Officer, implement it and monitor it on a regular basis
  • Lead steering committee meetings on behalf of the IBCR
  • Ensure a regular and quality contact with institutional partners and the donor of the project in conjunction with the Programmes Management

Technical follow-up: he/she ensures that the technical practices respect the institutional standards of the IBCR

  • Ensure the application of IBCR’s institutional norms and standards through the whole project.
  • Validate the technical choices proposed by the technical expert.
  • Ensure that learning initiatives and knowledge management are fully integrated and operational during the whole project.

Administrative component

Human resources: He/she ensures the optimal allocation of human resources to the project and supervises the teams (definition of work plans, monitoring).

  • Recruit employees and/or national consultants deployed in Bangladesh
  • Participate with the Programmes Manager established in Montreal to the recruitment of international consultants who will work on the Bangladesh project when needed
  • Manage, guide, supervise and coordinate the team of employees and/or the national and international consultants who will be mobilised by the project, including the administrative follow-up of their work, their evaluation and their networking with the rest of the project team in Montreal when necessary

Logistics, administrative and financial aspects: he/she ensures that the logistical, financial and administrative procedures comply with the IBCR regulations and the donor regulations.

  • Supervise and coordinate the workshops and technical sessions including the preparation of logistics, the invitations, agendas and follow-up with the partners and the authorities.
  • Be responsible for the compliance of the budget and the achievement of financial results under his or her responsibility, analyse the budgetary impacts and propose adjustments when it is appropriate.
  • Prepare and submit provisional budgets and request in a timely manner the cash refunds necessary for the activities and operations in the country following the procedures of the IBCR and donor
  • Participate in the development and the update of the policy and procedures manuals
  • Validate the timesheets of the team in Bangladesh and send them to the head office in a timely manner.
  • Manage the entire administration, finance, human resources, and the logistics of the Field Office.

Security: he/she is responsible for the security of the IBCR team, property, equipment and actions of the IBCR in Bangladesh.

  • Monitor the security context, disseminate security information, inform staff of the security situation and take the necessary steps to ensure the highest level of safety and security for staff (employees, visitors, and consultants), goods, equipment and IBCR actions on the ground.

Organizational component

Relationship with the head office: he/she ensures optimum sharing of information between Head office and the field office

  • Responsible for the internal reporting (monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports) toward the Programmes Manager and the Director of Programmes as well as the donor reporting according to the donor requirements.
  • Participate in meetings and events of the Bureau in Montreal as requested
  • On request of his manager, perform any other task related to his skills and the proper functioning of the Office.

Required profile

Prerequisite :

  • Master/graduate degree in project management, international relations, law or social sciences.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in program management, administrative and financial support and in the implementation of multi-year projects of great magnitude in the country or in the sub-region concerned.
  • Previous experience in data collection processes or evaluations with a participatory component.
  • Previous experience in working with adolescents an asset.
  • Knowledge of the child protection system and Bangladeshi institutions, or in other countries of the region.
  • Skills in strategic thinking, ability to federate actors of different horizons around a common cause; experience in networking, advocacy, animation of working groups.
  • Excellent skills of written and oral communication in English; mastery of French is an important asset.
  • Team leader and proactive
  • Spirit of initiative, autonomy, excellent interpersonal relations, ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Availability to travel an average of two times per year to Montreal to take part in strategic and operational planning exercises relating to the project.
  • *Availability to enter as soon as September 2017**

Strengths:

  • Previous work with donors such as Global Affairs Canada and UN agencies
  • Previous experience in child protection projects
  • Previous experience in legal practice

Working conditions:

The applicant will be contracted as long-term consultancy and shall be available full time for this project. It is an international post, non-family duty station, where basic accommodation is supported by the IBCR in Dhaka. Bangladeshi candidates are also invited to submit their candidacy. The person who will occupy the position will be based in Dhaka and must be able to regularly carry out missions for short or medium periods inside Bangladesh as well as two missions per year in Montreal. These missions can represent up to approximately 25% of total time.


How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send your curriculum vitae with a letter of motivation as well as specific information on your status allowing you to reside and work in the country concerned by e-mail to rh@ibcr.org.

Send your application by clearly indicating in the title “**Project Manager** mapping of the child protection system and national strategy in Bangladesh”

Must be included in your application:

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • A motivation letter describing how the professional qualifications and experience of the candidate(e) respond to the position description;
  • Full contact details of three recent references;
  • Fees expectations
  • The recruitment form to download directly on our Internet site: http://www.ibcr.org

Please send your file to our human resources team by e-mail at rh@ibcr.org,** or by fax to +1.514.932.9453.

Applications must be sent before 7 August 2017, 5 PM, Montreal time

The International bureau for children’s rights will communicate with you if your application is successful.