Programme Officer (Humanitarian)

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5514/15299
Department/office AR, NPOH, Bangladesh
Duty station Dhaka, Bangladesh
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-9
Duration 1 Year renewable subject to performance and availability of funds
Application period 29-Mar-2018 to 12-Apr-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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UNOPS Bangladesh

UNOPS has been present in Bangladesh since 2003, initially providing operational support programme focusing on police reforms and disaster management. The presence has significantly grown since then with UNOPS being appointed as Local Fund Agent for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Bangladesh.

In 2014, UNOPS established formal representation in Bangladesh as a response to a request from the Executive Board of UNOPS to provide more substantial support to the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) across various areas, including organisational capacity development and integrating resilient infrastructure approaches. The office provided capacity development support to several GOB infrastructure-related agencies and key national NGOs focusing on improving operational capacities within the sectors of procurement, human resources management, finance and internal control, and project management.

Moving forward, UNOPS, in line with its global priorities is expanding its portfolio within Bangladesh to provide more significant support in the sectors of resilient infrastructure, fund management and operational efficiency with an emphasis on building national capacities, improving resilience of communities and supporting in the implementation of SDGs.

Building on its global expertise in Fund Management, UNOPS is working with development partners in the country in setting up a development fund that will support humanitarian, disaster management and early recovery sectors.

General Background on the Assignment

Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Programme (SHPR)

DFID–Bangladesh (DfID-B) Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness and Response (SHPR) programme aims to provide more effective, timely and predictable humanitarian support to refugees in Bangladesh and to vulnerable communities following disasters. It also aims to strengthen the ability of the Government of Bangladesh to effectively meet the needs of these groups, and to reduce the scale of impact of disasters when they occur.

The principal objectives of the SHPR are articulated around three Pillars:

Pillar 1: Augment disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction including for large‐scale catastrophic emergencies and recurrent, predictable events;

Pillar 2: Respond to the impact of disaster events through the provision of predictable, timely and high quality humanitarian support;

Pillar 3: Deliver urgent humanitarian support to Rohingya refugees and needy host communities as well as creating an enabling environment for Rohingya related relief agencies through support to coordination fora.

The SHPR will be initially established as a facility to support DFID funding only. Depending on its successful implementation, and possible appetite from other donors to coordinate their humanitarian funding through a joint platform, the Programme may be upgraded to a multi donor programme at a later stage.

DFID has requested UNOPS to provide fund management services for SHPR. As the Fund Manager, UNOPS will be responsible for multiple functions vis-à-vis the SHPR Programme including, design of an early recovery/emergency response facility, fiduciary management, legal and technical oversight, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, quality assurance and communication. UNOPS will also be required to support DFID in its humanitarian agenda from the onset of this project.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

UNOPS seeks an experienced humanitarian professional to support, inform and help shape SHPR’s humanitarian actions. The position requires a deep knowledge of the country’s humanitarian and DRR agenda, it’s humanitarian architecture and the key actors in the sector.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Team Leader (TL), the Programm...

Education Master’s Degree in social science, public administration, l...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Functional Competencies Demonstrated knowledge of office applications inclu...

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