Program Officer

Program Officer

Shapla Mohila Sangstha Faridpur



Job Context

  • Shapla Mohila Sangstha (SMS) is a non-government women rights organization working for the advancement of poor and brothel base women and children, excluded people since 1998. SMS has long working experiences on child protection i.e. care, protection, shelter and empowerment of trafficking and abusing girls/children who are forced to prostitution.
  • SMS is implementing a program under the title `Enhancing Protection of Child Sex Trafficking Survivors in Bangladesh` funded by Freedom Fund (FF) London and USAID. This program is being implemented at nine brothel different district. The organization is currently searching 8 Program Officers (PO) to implement field level activities successfully.
  • Working mentality with most vulnerable and sensitive communities
  • Contractual- Fixed Term Contract (2 years).
  • The post of Program Officer is a field-based position. contact with field level stakeholders, local government representatives and other influential stakeholders. He will undertake the TP and CESP activities in a creative and innovative manner. The policies of CRSS and partnership operation guide line of WVB will govern the terms and conditions of his employment.
  • Willingness to work in field.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop the implementation plan and strategy to the execution project activities at field level.
  • Organize and facilitate training, workshop, courtyard session at community level as per plans.
  • Assist Program Manager (PM) to facilitate community led development process with local groups and relevant stakeholders, including the use of participatory facilitation techniques.
  • Build relationships with individuals, social groups, institutions, and likeminded organizations.
  • Develop cohesion amongst community and monitor and implement Community Development Plans and share the projects.
  • Encourage, affirm, and strengthen those individuals and groups who are working for and with the most vulnerable children.
  • Encourage an understanding of and sensitivity to child development and child vulnerability factors among community members and local partners.
  • Facilitate relationship building and strengthen relationships and partnerships between existing groups in the community.
  • Coordinate with Counselor and other sector staffs for effective program integration and quality counseling services.
  • Provide monthly Program (data based and Narrative) Reports and as well as financial report.
  • Provide support to community facilitators/groups for effective implementation of project activities.
  • Assist PM to select, train, support and monitor community facilitators / groups in implementing project activities.
  • Activate community-based Child Protection Mechanisms and Safeguarding at community level.
  • Engage at individual and household level to facilitate the development process of the most vulnerable.
  • Build strong relationships with local policy makers and GOs, CSO and other outlets so that our stakeholders’ efforts receive the best coverage for advancing their goals.
  • Cooperate for ensuring effective coordination, communication and implementation of advocacy and campaign related activities.
  • Collect information and data for evidence-based advocacy for further planning and actions.
  • Project models, program accountability to ensure successful accomplishments of the program activities to create impacts in the community.
  • Reporting, prepare formative and narrative event report, monthly report, case study, story of changes, best practices and impact analysis.
  • Prepare monthly PFA activity plan.
  • Prepare documents on lesson learnt, challenges and best practices and report to the Authority.

Employment Status

Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements

  • Masters degree in any discipline
  • An advanced university degree preferably MSS with excellent experience in the similar field.

Experience Requirements

  • At least 5 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • Age at most 40 years
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply
  • Females are encouraged to apply.
  • Fluent in Bengali and English (speaking/reading/writing)
  • Strong motivation to help people in needs
  • Ability to take initiative to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work
  • Ability to adapt or change priorities according to the changing situation
  • Autonomy, neutrality, hard worker
  • Able to manage stress and pressure
  • Able to manage priorities, take initiatives and work without constant supervision
  • Willing to stay in the field office area.

Job Location

Bagerhat, Faridpur, Jamalpur, Jashore, Khulna, Mymensingh, Patuakhali, Tangail


  • Tk. 27000 (Monthly)
  • Others benefit as per company policy.

Job Source Online Job Posting.

Published on: 9 Sep 2023


Employment Status: Full-time, Contractual

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Gender: Both males and females are allowed to apply

Age: Age at most 40 years

Job Location: Bagerhat, Faridpur, Jamalpur, Jashore, Khulna, Mymensingh, Patuakhali, Tangail

Salary: Tk. 27000 (Monthly)

Application Deadline: 25 Sep 2023

Published On

9 Sep 2023

Company Information

Shapla Mohila Sangstha Faridpur

Address : Kafura, Munshibazar, Faridpur.

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