DRR Officer

Published On

12 Sep 2023

Company Information

Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Address : House 3/A, Road 36, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

Business : Business: Handicap International (HI) is an international aid organization specializing in the field of disability. Non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making works alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, whatever the context, assisting them and supporting them in their efforts to become self-reliant. Since its creation, the organization has set up programmes in approximately 60 countries and intervened in many emergencies. It operates as a federation made up of eight associations (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA) that provide human and financial resources, manage projects, and raise awareness of Handicap International`s actions and campaigns.

HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. HI promotes an inclusive approach by focusing on access to services for all whenever possible rather than developing specific actions for persons with disabilities. HI works with persons with disabilities and with their families, their communities, and society. The main office is based in Dhaka, and presently there are 4 project offices (Kurigram, Sitakundu, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 1 coordination office (Cox Bazar).

Presently HI Bangladesh is implementing projects on integrating disability in community-based disaster risk reduction and response; economic empowerment of extremely poor persons with disabilities; mainstreaming disability in livelihood interventions; support to refugees and surrounding communities, capacity building of professional associations; and support to Disabled People`s Organizations; among others.

DRR Officer

Handicap International (humanity & Inclusion) in Bangladesh

Vacancy

01

Job Context

  • HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, focusing on creating sustainable changes to ensure the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. HI is an independent and impartial aid organization working in poverty, exclusion, conflict, and disaster situations throughout Bangladesh. With projects in different districts of the country, HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and local humanitarian actors to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions, promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights, and provide sustainability in its action. As one of the key organizations in the disability sector, HI has a wide range of projects which assist in promoting the inclusion of persons with disabilities and their issues in emergency and development contexts, building capacities of local stakeholders, and reducing the impact of natural and human-made disasters. Particularly in Cox`s Bazar district, HI is providing services in rehabilitation, MH/PSS, SRH, protection, and inclusive education with an inclusion mainstreaming approach to refugees and host populations affected by the forcibly displaced undocumented Myanmar nationals. HI`s multi-sectoral mobile units (MU) and static approach are currently working in 15 camps in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazilas and surrounding host areas, providing comprehensive physical rehabilitation, primary health care, protection, and MHPSS services.
  • HI is implementing a development and humanitarian response project in Kurigram, and Cox`s Bazar district through 4 project offices (Kurigram, Ukhiya, and Teknaf) and 2 coordination offices (Dhaka and Cox Bazar).
  • Operational Thematic: Livelihood, Health and Rehabilitation, Protection, Inclusion, Education, and Atlas Logistics
  • Number of staff: Around 308 National staff and 04 international staff
  • HI is currently looking for a DRR Officer for its “Inclusive specialized services for vulnerable persons including persons with disabilities in Cox`s Bazar Rohingya camps and host communities” project funded by BPRM. Reporting to the Team Manager/Project Manager/Senior Project Manager, the DRR Officer contributes to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in the country where s/he is based. The DRR Officer contributes to the implementation of his/her project, ensuring the optimal quality and impact of the project. S/he works closely with the program technical team.
  • Job Location: Teknaf
  • Line Manager: Team Manager/Project Manager/Senior Project Manager
  • Type of Contract: Fixed-term
  • Duration of the Contract: As early as possible to August 2024
  • Special Note: “The advertised positions will be contingent upon contract award”
  • Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Job Responsibilities

  • Mission 1: Operational implementation
  • Responsibility 1: Contribute to project planning and implementation in line with the existing frameworks
  • Participate in baseline study along with HI team (Rehab, inclusion, MHPSS, accessibility & livelihood Officers) as per project methodologies and focus DRR issues, opportunities, and challenges of beneficiaries in the target areas;
  • Prepare inclusive disaster risk reduction training module and organize and facilitate sessions for the target group like PERU Team Members and Upazila Disaster Management Committee (UDMC) members etc.
  • Capacity building and support community volunteers/ caregivers in organizing regular sessions on awareness-raising and DRR activities for all.
  • Organize and conduct inclusive DRR awareness sessions for vulnerable population and their caregivers in Camps and host community
  • Support in conducting Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (VCA) and developing a contingency plan for the local community level
  • In collaboration with RO and Accessibility officer, identify reasonable accommodation needs at the HH and community level to improve DRR mitigation measures and take initiatives for adaptation
  • Support vulnerable populations to develop an individual and household-level preparedness plan
  • Follow up on services with the beneficiaries at home and provide support as per need and project interventions;
  • Responsibility 2: Contribute to project monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning
  • Monitor project activities, check quality implementation, and review beneficiary files to determine needs for inclusive DRR
  • Ensure respect for HI technical & institutional policies, methods, and approaches to ensure quality during project implementation, in linkage with the Technical Unit
  • Support to ensure indicators tracking related to the progress of beneficiaries towards disability inclusion.
  • Participate in monthly coordination meetings to ensure better coordination for smooth project implementation.
  • Responsibility 3: Ensure project data management
  • Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place and are used correctly on the project, in line with global standards.
  • Contribute to the development and roll-out of monitoring tools, data collection, and report writing.
  • Conduct and maintain beneficiary files related to DRR assessments
  • Collect and compile project-related data in the relevant database.
  • Responsibility 4: Contribute to the coordination of project teams
  • Build a network with concerned stakeholders i.e., Union Parishad, Upazila Disaster Management Office led by Project Implementation Officer (PIO), Upazila social service department, District Relief and Rehabilitation Office/r (DRRO), training institutes, and other NGOs working in the relevant field;
  • Keep smooth communication with Technical Specialist and Technical Officer (TO)-HI for any technical issue;
  • Prepare monthly reports, event reports, and monitoring mission reports;
  • Build the capacities of the project team on disability issues targeting vulnerable populations and how to ensure their dignified participation in the skill development training methodology and facilitation skills.
  • Any other tasks requested by the line manager.
  • Responsibility 5: Contribute to external project communication
  • Communicate with other relevant stakeholders and like-minded organizations and engage persons with disabilities
  • Mission 2: Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Contribute to the program’s emergency preparedness initiatives, and in an emergency, adapt his/her working arrangements to contribute to an effective humanitarian response from HI.
  • Perform any other related activities as assigned by the immediate supervisor.


Employment Status

Full-time

Workplace

  • Work at office


Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Disaster Risk Management, Geography/Environment, Social Science, Agriculture, Rural Development or any other relevant disciplines.
  • Preferable – Master’s Degree in a relevant field.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 2 year(s)


Additional Requirements

  • Age at least 18 years
  • At least 2 years technical experience of working on the same thematic preferably in development and humanitarian context.
  • Working experience in other disaster-prone areas is preferable.
  • Working experience with HI or any disability focus organization will give the advantage
  • Proven analytical and planning skills.
  • Knowledge of disability and development issues in Bangladesh.
  • Have the capacity to maintain close relationships with partners, stakeholders, and clients.
  • Working experience in an inclusive DRR project will add extra value for the candidate.
  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written Bangla and English.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a multicultural team environment.
  • Availability to travel to remote areas and spend time at the field level.
  • Computer knowledge (MS Office package- both in English and Bangla).
  • Strong teamwork approach.
  • Person with disability are encouraged to apply

Job Location

Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf)

Salary

  • Tk. 62758 – 69693 (Monthly)
  • A hardship allowance will be added to working in Cox`s Bazar District only.
    Salary will be determined based on experience, qualification, and budget availability.
    Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Compensation & Other Benefits

  • Mobile bill, Tour allowance, Medical allowance, Provident fund, Weekly 2 holidays, Insurance, Gratuity
  • Festival Bonus: 2
  • Medical Coverage: Staff & dependents will get general/outpatient, hospitalization, dental, and optical, medical insurance facilities as per the HI policy.
  • Maternity Coverage: Staff & dependents will get maternity medical coverage facilities as per the HI policy.
  • Group Life Insurance Coverage: Staff will get the death benefit, accidental benefit, permanent partial disability, permanent total disability benefit, and critical illness benefit as per the HI policy.
  • Leave: Staff will get sick leave, annual leave, casual leave, medical leave, and event leave as per HI policy.
  • Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.


Job Source

Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Published on: 12 Sep 2023

Vacancy: 
01

Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: At least 2 year(s)

Age: Age at least 18 years

Job Location: Cox’s Bazar (Teknaf)

Salary: Tk. 62758 – 69693 (Monthly)

Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2023

Read Before Apply

Special Note: “The advertised positions will be contingent upon contract award”

Special Attention: “You are cordially requested not to apply if the salary range, job location, contract duration, and other terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement does not match your expectation”.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply with the latest CV with 02 References (Current/Last Supervisor only) including the Head of HR of the current employer to Bdjobs.com by Monday, 25 September 2023. Only Bangladeshi national candidates are eligible to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified, potential, matched female candidates and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and will be preferred in case of similar qualifications to other candidates.

HI promotes and upholds the principles of equal opportunities and policies (PSEAH, Child Protection, etc.). HI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or a child by any of our staff, representatives, or partners. Recruitment to all jobs in HI includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do.

HI is committed to a safe workplace for everyone to grow professionally regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or race. HI extends this commitment to equality and Do No Harm to all staff, volunteers, partners, and beneficiaries. The humanitarian principles focus on equity and inclusion with a solid commitment to these values. A competitive candidate will uphold and implement these values personally and professionally.

Any persuasion by the person, phone, email, or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon a successful reference check, the pre-employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants. Please be noted that this position will be confirmed after confirmation of the award.

*Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.

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Application Deadline : 25 Sep 2023

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