Saturday, February 18, 2012

Programme Support Officer, Bangladesh:Christian Aid

Job title: Programme Support Officer, Bangladesh

Salary: BDT 4, 99,522 plus benefits like PF, Medical, Gratuity and Insurance

Contract:  Fixed term contract for 1 year, likely to be extended

Based: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Closing date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 (before 5 pm)

Poverty is an outrage against humanity.  It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. 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 communities.  We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed.  If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

We are looking for a Programme support officer for our Bangladesh country programme.  This is a full time position within Christian Aid to assist those responsible for managing and supporting Christian Aid partnerships and programmes and to support the effective disbursement of funds to Christian Aid partners working on the programme.  Also to contribute towards the smooth administration of the programme, working mainly within the Country office team but possibly having frequent contact with external partners and other stakeholders in the course of their work, whilst supporting communications, fundraising, reporting including from institutional donors also providing administrative support for office management.

You will need to have substantial knowledge of supporting programmes and programme staff and office administration in international and national agencies, and a proven ability to manage a wide range of issues, grant disbursement and administration.

Essential qualification, experience and skills for this position are university degree in Management or equivalent qualification; 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: Using the guidance notes 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.


While working with a team, have you ever volunteered to take on additional tasks in order to support the group's efforts?

Communication and interaction

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

Attention to detail

Tell us about a situation where you identified inconsistencies or discrepancies that indicated problems with the quality of work.

You will require current and valid permission to work in the country.

We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation, so you can expect a range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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:

Download the role profile.

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

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 8 March 2012 please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Job reference: BD/2012/0203
Closing date: Wednesday 29 February 2012 – 5 pm
Interview date: week starting Monday 12 March 2012

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our 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 encourage applications from socially excluded communities, ie SC, ST, religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates to apply.

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