Associate Programme Officer - BFI Project

Aug 17, 2017 04:41 am

ActionAid Bangladesh Company Name: ActionAid Bangladesh

Job Title: Associate Programme Officer - BFI Project

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: NGO/Development

Deadline: 26 Aug,2017

Educational Qualification:

A university degree, preferably a graduate degree in relevant subject areas (i.e. social sciences, development studies, economics or a related disciple);



At least 2 year(s)


  • At least 2 years or more of experience in promoting youth leadership, participation, advocacy and lobbying and project action implementation;
  • Training Center Management / Support;
  • Event management and support;
  • Logistics management;
  • Working with youth, and/or in a training centre, or similar environment;
  • Experience on Safety and Security activities / issues;
  • Technical:
  • Past experience in supporting project implementation in the field and civic engagement with organisations will be viewed favourably;
  • Hands on experience in the youth sector, advocacy, capacity development, small grants management or related fields;
  • Past experience in project management, finance, monitoring and evaluation is an advantage;
  • Excellent knowledge and use of internet, social media and software packages (i.e. MS Office, etc);
  • General:
  • Demonstrated competence skills in report writing, documentation and record keeping;
  • Advanced in communicating in both Bangla and English including written skills;
  • Team player with strong experience in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environments;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure, meet deadlines and travel in the field over extended periods of time; and
  • Excellent knowledge and use of MS Office (i.e. Excel, Access) internet, social media and software packages;


Other Opportunities:
Job Location


Salary Range
    Tk. 37485


Instruction :

Application Deadline : Aug 26, 2017

Company Information
ActionAid BangladeshBusiness : ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 40 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together.


Job Detail:

Job Context

Strategic Priority : Youth
Directorate : Programme, Policy & Campaigns
Location : Dhaka
Duration of Contract : Initially for one year with possibility of extension.
Number of position : 1
Monthly Gross Salary: BDT 37,485.00
Job Description : Festival Bonus, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Medical Benefit, Group Life Insurance Etc.
Summary of The Project:
The Bangladesh Firestarter Initiative (BFI) Project is a reactive and open small grants scheme funded by the Queens Young Leaders Programme and implemented by ActionAid Bangladesh. It targets emerging and innovative youth-led organisations/clubs leading advocacy projects, especially those led by disadvantaged young people, especially young women, girls and minority communities outside of Dhaka. The project will build the capacity of youth driven organisations/clubs, provide peer to peer learning and sharing opportunities, mentorship and coaching. The project will also establish linkages with the wider youth sector and potential donors in the development of more sustainable and impaction social action strategies. The project will annually disburse funds through an open, transparent and competitive process in selected divisions over four years.
ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) has been working for over 30 years in partnership with local organisations and networks in some of the poorest and most marginalised communities across the country. The organisation`s strategy paper prioritises its engagement with adolescents and youth across all programme, campaigns and policy work. AAB is also a member of the wider ActionAid Federation consisting of 45 countries and provides strategic contributor to shaping the youth engagement.
The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for the overall implementation and management of the project. The Associate Officer will primarily be responsible for supporting partner organisations in the implementation of project activities. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring partner organisations adhere to project reporting standards and other compliance requirements as well as document best practices and/or lessons learnt. The incumbent will, as required, work across AAB`s strategic priorities and ensure that data is fed into donor reports, knowledge products, websites and social media so that results of the project are well communicated.
The position will be based in Dhaka with regular field visits to divisional cities covering targeted project partners. Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager (PM), the Associate Officer will undertake the following responsibilities and tasks but keeping in mind s/he should be flexible and able to adapt to the changing context and perform tasks as necessary related to the project.
Relationships: S/he will report Project Manager - Bangladesh Firestarter Initiative (BFI) Project

Job Description / Responsibility

Project Implementation:
Support Project Manager to organize and operationalise capacity development and workshop initiatives intended for project partners;
Support partner organisations to use narrative and financial reporting formats, maintenance of processes in line with specific project agreements;
Facilitate the establishment of linkages between partner organisations and/or other relevant stakeholders at the national level;
Support processes for the recruitment of external consultants, trainers and/or vendors in line with the project activities; and
Support the Project Manager in assigned administrative & logistics functions.
Reporting and Documentation:
Support partner organisations to prepare monthly/six-monthly progress reports;
Undertake regular field visits to facilitate data collection, stories of change and lessons learnt based on the activities of partners;
Support Monitoring and Reporting Officer in reporting internally and externally on project delivery;
Support the development of knowledge products and documentary on youth innovation together with the project staff and other stakeholders;
Support documentation of lessons learnt and key changes for the project; and
Support PM in donor communication and reporting (quaterly, six month and annual).
Link to the wider Activista Network of Bangladesh:
Support expansion of the Activista Bangladesh National Network in project locations;
Work in collaboration with relevant staff members and partners in developing key actions and follow up mechanisms for scaling up youth initiatives
Inspire and facilitate regular interactions and joint initiatives by project partners and youth groups of programme partners when applicable; and
Any other related tasks.