Job categories Administration
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5514/18416
Department/office AR, NPOH, Bangladesh
Duty station Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-2
Duration Ongoing
Application period 14-Aug-2019 to 27-Aug-2019

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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 currently provides capacity development support to several GOB infrastructure related agencies and some key national NGOs with a focus at 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.

Within this focus, UNOPS is currently in the process of formulating the next Bangladeshi National Resilient Programme due to commence in early 2017 with UNDP and UN-Women in keeping with priorities of GOB and international agreements such as the Sendai Framework. Building on its extensive global expertise in Fund Management, UNOPS is also working with key development partners in the country in setting up a development fund that will support humanitarian, disaster management and early recovery sectors.

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 principle 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 to programmes under Pillar 1 and 3, whilst DFID will manage Pillar 2. Programmes under Pillars 1 and 3 include a Joint Needs Assessment programme by CARE, a joint-UN disaster preparedness programme via UNICEF, support to Mission Aviation Fellowship, IOM’s support to the Government of Bangladesh’ Rohingya Strategy and a Coordinated iNGO programme via ACF.

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.

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