Project Director – Girls’ Education and Skills Programme (GESP)

Project Director – Girls’ Education and Skills Programme (GESP)

Save the Children


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Job Context

  • SCI seeks qualified candidates for the anticipated FCDO-funded Girls` Education and Skills Programme (GESP) project, The Project Director (PD) will lead and manage, a 3-year programme to manage and deliver a girls` skill and economic empowerment project in Bangladesh.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for potential female candidates.
  • Contract type: Regular

Job Responsibilities

  • The PD will provide overall management, leadership, technical guidance, and support, including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), communication, and learning, and will work with all the coalition partners to ensure a consistent approach to implementation and technical quality. S/he will be accountable for both the quality of interventions as well as their effective financial and operational management; and serve as the primary liaison and programme representative with Government of Bangladesh, donors, partner agencies, private sector, and local institutions and communities. S/he will also be responsible for ensuring coordination between all relevant government line ministries, and all other strategic partners/key stakeholders.
  • The PD will lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team hired by the Save the Children-led consortium. S/he will be responsible for virtual and matrix management between field and Country Office to deliver programme objectives set out in the donor ToR, programme’s technical and proposal, and the logical framework. S/he will report to the Director-FSL of Save the Children, and also liaise on a regular basis with the relevant SC UK Regional Portfolio Officer for Bangladesh.

Employment Status


Educational Requirements

  • Master’s Degree, preferably in any discipline of computer science, EEE or relevant discipline

Experience Requirements

  • 8 to 10 year(s)

Additional Requirements

  • At least 8-10 years’ experience in the field of livelihoods; skill development related program planning, management, and implementation. Hands on working experience on market system development will add value.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical skill development and curricula development process is preferable.
  • Advanced knowledge on youth development process, national stakeholders who are working strongly with youth and government youth policies, priorities and processes, institutions, and networks.
  • Knowledge on the STEM will be considered as an added value.
  • Prior experience of delivering comprehensive skill development and livelihoods program, preferably those of FCDO;
  • Experience of working effectively with consortiums and/or leading partnerships with other organizations
  • Skills in leading livelihood program in terms of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, setting program strategies, developing implementation guidelines, preparing training curriculum, facilitating training courses, and advocating for effective interventions/strategies at the national level.
  • Experiences working with different GOB sectors and ability to navigate through GoB sectoral plan to ensure systematic changes where needed.
  • Experience with working with different national and multinational privates sector companies.
  • Proven experience of managing large multi-million-pound budgets and management of risk;
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of the Bangladesh context and priorities in economic empower and livelihoods.

Job Location


Job Source Online Job Posting.

Published on: 24 Jun 2023

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Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: 8 to 10 year(s)

Job Location: Dhaka

Application Deadline: 3 Jul 2023

Published On

24 Jun 2023

Company Information

Save the Children

Business : We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

– No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
– All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
– Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

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