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Job at The Hunger Project (THP) post of Project Manager

Job at The Hunger Project (THP) post of Project Manager

Job Description

Position: Project Manager
Project: Strengthening Political Landscape (SPL) in Bangladesh
Project Period: Two and half years, possibility of extension
Accountable to: Country Director/his assigned official
Staff Category Project based
Duty Station: Dhaka
Joining time: By end of March 2022

 

Organization Profile
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. The Hunger Project in Bangladesh was founded in 1991 to foment a volunteer-based movement for overcoming hunger and poverty sustainably. THP in Bangladesh is currently the largest volunteer-based organization in the country, with over 150,000 volunteers working toward self-reliance. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project empowers millions of women and men to end their own hunger. The Hunger Project has pioneered low-cost, bottom-up, gender-focused strategies in each region where hunger persists. These strategies mobilize clusters of rural villages to create and run their own programs that achieve lasting progress in health, education, nutrition and family income

 

Project Background/Profile
In modern democracies, political parties aggregate citizens’ opinions; formulate public policies; provide voters with choices among governing teams and policies; select and train legislative candidates and political leaders, and finally, if elected to office, organise the process of government. SPL Project’s activity will provide support to develop a cadre of future leaders, both male and female inside and outside political parties,   who have strong leadership skills and the capacity meaningfully contribute to policy debate and party reform. They will engage more tolerantly and constructively across party lines on policy issues and issues of nation interest. This activity will work towards a future generation of leaders who, when the opportunity arises, will able to respond effectively and responsibly to the requirement of a functional democracy.
The project activities will support to achieve the following goals:

i. Political party activists and politically active citizens have the skills and knowledge to engage in decision making and gradually internalize inclusion and best practices into party structures at all levels;
ii. Political party activists and politically active citizens have the skills to engage constructively to mitigate the  conflict.
To achieve its overall goal this project will:

  • Implement the PAVE training program to increase participants’ knowledge of constructive and non-viole ways of citizen engagement for mitigating electoral and political violence; and
  •  Facilitate the building of a functional network of influential and committed individuals to prevent electoral violence and foster peace-building.

 

Position Profile
This is a managerial position responsible for overall project implementation includes program implementation, staff management, finance and admin. Under the guidance of the Project Director, the Project Manager will be responsible for overall planning, coordinating, communication with different stakeholders, and implementing the activities according to the project proposal.

 

Major Responsibilitie of The Position
  • The Project Manager will be responsible for overall planning, coordinating and implementing the project activities according to project proposal, agreement with donor and within budget allocation of the project.
  • Strictly look after the financial management of the project.
  • Lead, supervise and monitor the project staffs/team.
  • Provide necessary support to training team to design and develop training and workshop material/module.
  • Manage the day to day operations of project by facilitating professional work process to ensure alignment with the established policies & procedures and in order to high performance standards.
  • Keeps an accurate record and electronic data base of all elements of the projects.
  • Develop and an implement plans for project teams and provide clear direction and ensure that staff knows what is expected to them.
  • Ensure the projects procedures, the required deliverables, the required standard of quality within the specified constraints of time and cost..
  • Maintain close relationship with local political leaders, member of the civil society, local Shujan members and others stakeholders of the project to ensure their support to achieve the project goal.
  • Liaison with donor as and when requires, represents the organisation and prepare monthly, quarterly and/or as per requirement of donor’s reports of the project.
  • Work closely with M&E Specialist to develop and implement M & E tools.
  • Continuously review information and learning from field visit in order to advise the Project Director for strengthen project management.
  • Develop clear guidelines, tools, capacity building modules to support project implementation.
  • Any other work required by Project management

 

Educational Qualifications and Language Skills
  • Master’s Degree in Social Science or related disciplines with excellent academic result from reputed university.
  • Excellent command over in English both verbal and written is necessary.

 

Other Qualifications and Experiences
  • A least 10 years experiences in the related field including 5 years in senior management position with responsibility of project proposal and report writing, resource mobilization, staff supervision and providing strategic leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bangla.
  • Sound knowledge and clear understanding in political scenario and electoral process of Bangladesh, good governance, democracy, human rights and social issues.
  • Experiences of running big social projects independently or with minimum supervision.
  • Good connection with political parties, local political leaders, members of the civil society and social activists.
  • Clear knowledge on project management, project cycle and result based management.
  • Excellent team player and building relationship.
  • Exceptional transformative leadership skills for building leadership of others.
  • Sound knowledge of development concepts  specially local government and women’s empowerment.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft ward, Excels, Power points and presentation.

 

Salary and Benefits
Attractive salary package for the deserving candidate with admissible benefits that include PF, Gratuity, festival allowance, life insurance, hospitalization policy for spouse and children.
Interested candidates are requested to send application through the prescribed job application FORM ((To download the form please copy the url: https://thpbd.org/english-2/career-opportunity) to [email protected] by 7th March, 2022.   Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Those who applied earlier need not to apply again.

Only properly complete applications will be considered for short-listing. Short-listed applications will subsequently be called for written and interviews. Any personal persuasion/phone call will result in disqualification of candidature.

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The Hunger  Project strongly follows ZERO TOLERANCE policy towards Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse (SHEA), Child Protection Policy and other relevant safeguarding policies and expects all employees to abide by the Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct of The Hunger Project.

The Hunger Project aims to attract and select a diverse workforce, ensuring equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion. Any personal persuasion/phone call will result in disqualification of candidature.

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