Saturday, April 12, 2014

RDRS Bangladesh Request for Proposals Mid-Term Review

RDRS Bangladesh seeks proposals from national/international individuals, consulting firms, coalitions, universities, and NGOs to undertake the assignment of Mid-term Review of RDRS Strategic Plan.

Interested consultant(s)/consulting agencies are requested to submit the hard copy of technical and financial proposals on or before 04 May, 2014 by 05:00 pm (local time) in a sealed envelope, marked with the assignment title by addressing to The Executive Director, RDRS Bangladesh, House 43, Road 10, Sector 6, Uttara, Dhaka 1230, Bangladesh. The electronic copy of the proposals is to be submitted to within the said timeframe. Please visit or click here for detailed Terms of Reference (ToR). RDRS Bangladesh authority reserves the right to reject any proposal without assigning any reason.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Top 5 tips to find a new job

Top 5 Tips to find a new Job
Congrats, you are finally graduated from your University. The only snag is where and how to find a new job corresponding to your studies? Here are some tips for you.

Well-presented and coherent resume and cover letter

First of all, make sure to have a correct and coherent resume and cover letter. State explicitly there why you are the best candidate for a given job offer. In other words, “be clear”. Ask an advice from an expert if needed be to correct some mistakes there in. Information has to be coherent in the resume and the cover letter. Before writing them down, read the job description and carefully target it to your desire to work in the company. Go online or on TV and try to discover what is the job seeker searching for as well as key elements that ca be discussed during a probable interview.

Searching scrupulously

Depending on studies you have followed, you can start researches. Job application may not be directly answered a few days after the deposit. Nevertheless, you will need to be patient and keep on searching. There are hundreds of websites on the Internet that can provide you with job offers that can meet your needs and requirements. Search on newspapers, keep connected with friends and ask them if there is an offer somewhere that may be interesting for you.

Use social networks

Social networks can work for both personal and professional use. Get involved in professional social networks, participate in forums and do not hesitate to show your degree and competences off. Networking is considered to be the number one in networking strategy. Sooner or later, you will receive an answer from a recruiter. You can also use options such as online notification to remind and alert you of a job offer.

Do what it takes to stand out among the crowd

Human resources boards receive and have to read about hundreds of resumes per day. They do not have enough time to read them carefully. Due to this situation then, you have to find ways to make your resume stands out from others. Copy paste from the Internet can be a real danger.  Online models are quite the same and using them is giving HR chances not to read yours. Moreover, target your documents (letter of application and cover letter) to the special job you are applying for. Make sure it does not contain error. You can also call the employer and share your excitement and enthusiasm concerning the job offer.

Be confident and don’t give up

Take this last tip in your heart. You may have tried everything but the future still remains unopened. Getting discouraged can happen to everyone and especially to students searching for their first or their new job. Looking for a job is a competitive market. If you give up too early, you are loosing the trade. Even if many people are lacking of motivation and initiate, let it be not you.  Perseverance is important in any field of life.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Country Director Vacancy at ADD International

Vacancy announcement for COUNTRY DIRECTOR

Could you lead and manage a programme supporting disabled people’s organisations?

Application Deadline: Monday April 14th 2014.
Annual salary between BDT 3,000,000 to BDT 3,600,000
Commensurate with experience

ADD International is a UK based international organization working with disabled people in some of the poorest countries of Asia and Africa to promote human rights and to ensure social justice through capacity building and influencing change in policies through advocacy. Most of our staff are based in overseas programmes, supported by the UK office of ADD International.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Country Director to lead a team of about 50 staff in Bangladesh.

The core work of ADD International is to mobilize grassroots disabled people and build their capacity to make them civil society organizations playing an active role for social transformation towards an inclusive society rooted in the belief of the empowerment of persons with disabilities for social change. It has developed a huge disability movement network throughout the country developing and supporting 150 grassroots DPOs, 8 district federations and two of its umbrella organizations (NGDO and NCDW).

ADD has played a pioneering role in rights based work with disabled people in Bangladesh that includes influencing the national policies, implementing UNCRPD, passing the Disability Rights and Protection Act 2013 and allocating resources in the national budget. It also worked closely with the private sector especially with garments owners for employment of persons with disabilities in the garments factories.

For some time ADD International has debated the issue of ‘localisation’ of its Bangladesh office. In November 2013, trustees have decided they wish to examine the issue in more detail and will make a decision on the way forward after a thorough analysis.

The post holder will lead a programme of work to contribute to the strengthening of disabled people’s organisations as effective advocates for disability rights and s/he will be required to have good leadership skills, an understanding of disability and human rights issues, demonstrable experience in community development and good programme, project development, communication, financial and people management skills. They will need to be able to represent an international organisation, establish good relations and create strategic alliances with organisations of disabled people, government, NGOs and development agencies. In an ever more competitive fundraising environment, the post holder will need to excel in strategic relationship building with donors.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategic management of ADD Bangladesh and ADD International as part of extended management team
  • Overall programme leadership supporting the Bangladesh team to achieve ADD’s aims, including designing, planning, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating country level programme work within the framework of ADD’s strategic plan
  • Relationship building and fundraising with international and local donors
  • Representing ADD and developing partnerships with the disability rights movement, government, DPOs and other stakeholders
  • Ensuring the rights of marginalized disabled people, especially women, are promoted through influencing, advocacy and strategic alliance building
  • Taking responsibility for programme finances and budgets and holding partner organisations to account for resources and support received
  • Ensuring accountability to the different stakeholders both in-country and overseas
  • Managing the ADD Bangladesh staff team in a manner consistent with ADD’s equal opportunities policy
  • Managing ADD Bangladesh resources and office
  • Ensuring ADD complies with all local statutory and legal obligations

Competencies and skills:
  • Demonstrating relevant and extensive experience for each of the key responsibilities with at least 15 years relevant professional experience in total of which at least 10 years with INGOs of which at least 5 years’ experience in a senior management position in an international NGO
  • Effective communication skills at all levels – with government, the disability rights movement, partners, donors, colleagues and with the UK office
  • Commitment and understanding of the Social Model of Disability and a rights based approach to development, and to have gender sensitivity.
  • Awareness of issues facing disabled people and commitment to disabled people’s empowerment
  • Confident and comfortable working with poor marginalized disabled people and communities as well as with senior level stakeholders and partners
  • Understanding and experience of community development and the work of civil society organizations
  • An understanding of capacity building within the development sector
  • Ability to prioritise, handle several tasks at a time and work to deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • IT skills
  • Willingness to travel both in country and abroad

How to apply:

For further information about our work and a full job description go to

ADD are keen to promote strong principles of equality and diversity and would welcome applications from all backgrounds from both women and men who have the appropriate skills. Disabled people are particularly encouraged to apply. ADD has accessible offices and will make modifications as required to ensure all applicants can realise equal opportunities.

This post is open to Bangladeshi nationals only.

If you would like to apply for this post, please download all the info from and then email your CV, completed equal opportunities form and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this job together with the names and contact numbers/addresses of 3 professional referees to by Monday April 14th 2014. Interviews will be held in Dhaka on April 28th 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Manager, Backbone Transmission Implementation Jobs at Robi Axiata Limited

Robi Axiata Limited plans to recruit the bright and dynamic individual who will strive for excellence and drive us towards success. Applicants must have the highest ethical standards, strong leadership skills, excellent judgment, a sense of personal initiative and problem solving abilities. Robi believes in equity in candidate selection.

Position: Manager, Backbone Transmission Implementation 
Department: Technology
No. of Vacancies: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh
Salary : As per company policy.
Application Deadline : January 4, 2014

Manager, Learning & Development Jobs at Robi Axiata Limited

Robi Axiata Limited plans to recruit the bright and dynamic individual who will strive for excellence and drive us towards success. Applicants must have the highest ethical standards, strong leadership skills, excellent judgment, a sense of personal initiative and problem solving abilities. Robi believes in equity in candidate selection.

Position: Manager, Learning & Development
Department: Human Resources
No. of Vacancies: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Dhaka
Salary : As per company policy.
Application Deadline : January 8, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Territory Sales Officer Jobs at Nestor Consulting Limited

Position: Territory Sales Officer
Application Deadline: January 10, 2014

Job Description:

  • This job is within the Marketing team and makes a direct contribution to the business. Our individual of choice will be responsible to lead and implement area business plans and marketing and promotion programmers in the territory with optimum use of resources to attain:
  • Achieve sales targets for each Product mix.
  • Effective market presence 
  • The incumbent will also execute trade engagement programs to build and maintain an effective working relationship with distributors, local public and private stakeholders to manage smooth
  • For the incumbent the key success factor will be the achievement of territory distribution, sales volume
  • Manage the supply of marketing materials like, leaflets, posters, flyers, newsletters, etc.
  • Conduct market research such as customer questionnaires and focus groups. 
  • Monitor competitor activity. 
  • Support the Regional Sales Manager and other colleagues. 
  • Collect market intelligence and analyses the information to identify and capitalize on opportunities and minimize effect of competitors’ activities.

Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor/Master’s Degree preferably in business related discipline with channel management experience

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • 2/3 years experience in similar position, preferably in Mobile Phone or consumer electronics (e.g. Audio/Video (TV, DVD) System, / Kitchen Appliance Company) or any FMCG products
  • Demonstrated experience with developing, maintaining, and growing new and existing channel relationships

Other Benefits:
  • The Company offers excellent career opportunity with industry standard salary package with fulltime car and other benefits in commensurate with experience and qualification
  • A Lucrative incentive structure is offered as one of our motivational factors among many. All other admissible benefits will be given as per company policy.

How to Apply:Special Instruction: Applications are to be sent with recent pp size photog to Nestor Consulting-GPO Box: 11120-Uttara, Dhaka-1230, or email at . Please mention the post you are applying for in the subject line.
Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.

Credit Executive Jobs at ACI

ACI is one of the leading conglomerates in Bangladesh. We are performing our business in diversified areas of Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Brands, Agribusinesses and Retail Chain.

We are looking for committed & performance driven candidates in our Finance Department in the following position:
Credit Executive
Job Location: ACI Centre, Dhaka.
Application Deadline: 31 December 2013

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain the corporate credit policy.
  • Check and verify credit customer’s application.
  • Manage customer credit files.
  • Monitor the credit granting and updating process. 
  • Monitor periodic credit reviews.
  • Manage relations with the sales department.
  • Conduct frequent field visit program.
  • Co-ordinate with legal department.
  • Visit depots to monitor credit customer’s (Overdue) activities on a regular basis.

We Require
  • BBA/ MBA with concentration in Finance/ Accounting.
  • One year of experience in relevant field will be an  added advantage.
  • Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent in Microsoft Office package.
  • Eagerness to take challenge and work under stress.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skill.
  • Willing to travel whenever required.
We Offer
  • Professional working environment.
  • Attractive compensation package.
  • Performance based career path.

How to Apply: 
Interested applicants are requested to apply online or login to:

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