Saturday, February 18, 2012

Emergency Program Assistant:Christian Aid, Bangladesh

Job:    Emergency Program Assistant, Bangladesh

Salary: BDT 539487 annual plus benefits like PF, Medical, and Insurance

Contract: Fixed term contract for four months, likely to be extended

Based: 80%, Satkhira and 20% Dhaka, Bangladesh

Reference No. CABD/2012/0201

Closing date: Wednesday 29 February 2012

More than a quarter of the world lives in poverty. Christian Aid has a vision-an end to poverty- and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest and socially excluded communities. If you’re as determined as we are to end poverty and injustice in Bangladesh and across the world, work with us to make change happen.

Christian Aid is seeking a motivated Emergency Programme Assistant to join its Bangladesh Team. This is a 4 months national level position based on emergency response in AILA affected area.

The role involves providing support to Bangladesh emergency response, rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction activities and programmes supported by ECHO;  provides support to partners in order to implement quality emergency activities; arrange and minute emergency meetings, including the Emergency Task Force meetings; monitors, coordinates and supports the preparation of reports to Institutional Donors;  set up implement, maintain and monitor financial, administrative and reporting systems for the Bangladesh emergency relief, rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction programmes; track all grants and transactions relating to the emergency and disaster risk reduction programmes.

The post holder will be line managed by Emergency Programme Officer.

Essential qualification, experience and skills for this position are university degree in Disaster Management or equivalent qualification; substantial emergency work experience at a mid level position; budget preparation and monitoring; excellent knowledge of spoken and written English; fluency in written and spoken Bangla; good knowledge of MS Office, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook; excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to be flexible in demanding circumstances; experience in office management;

Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions preferably providing examples from your experience on Health/HIV work) Using the guidance notes in the Application Form may help you formulate your answers.

Innovation and creativity

Please describe a time when you were asked to do something differently, or use a unique approach to help achieve an objective of some sort.

Effectiveness and accountability

Describe a time when you were conscious that your responsibilities and your actions or behavior related to the success of the organization.

Team work
Please provide an example of a time when your knowledge of an organizational process, rule or structure was especially helpful in getting your work done.

Communication and interaction

Sharing information is often crucial to success at work. Talk about a time when your listening and speaking skills proved to be especially critical in ensuring that an objective was met.

Preference will be given to applicants who have current and valid permission to work in Bangladesh.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce.  We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of caste, race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.  We actively encourage applications from socially excluded communities, religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates to apply.

To apply for this post, please go to and download an application pack and email your completed International application form to: (quoting the reference number).  Alternatively, your completed application form can be printed out and posted to us at:

Christian Aid, Bangladesh Country Office                                                     
10/17 Iqbal Road (4th floor), Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207
Phone:+88-02 8119526, +88-02 9143328, +88-02 8125743
Fax: +88-02 9129692

Job reference: BD/2012/0201
Closing date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 – 5 pm
Interview date: week starting Monday 12 March 2012

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you have not been contacted by 08 March 2012 please assume your application was unsuccessful.

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