Project Director, Advancing Adolescent Health, Bangladesh


The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan International is seeking Project Director (PD) candidates for the Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H) in Bangladesh. A2H is a USAID funded $6,000,000 project that aims to empower married and unmarried adolescents (10-14 and 15-19) to increase their knowledge about and access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and family planning, develop standards for adolescent friendly health services and strengthen the service delivery side by via training, supervision and accountability of health service providers in government run facilities and with formal and informal providers at the community level. The project has two consortium partners: Lutheran Aid to Medicine in Bangladesh (LAMB) and Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO) who are responsible for all field-level implementation. The project will deliver programming in all eight Upazilas in the Rangpur District, located in the north-west corner of Bangladesh.

The PD will have authority and oversight over the project, including managing all activities of sub-recipients, coordinating all program-focused strategic planning and decision making, and staff management. The PD will serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Bangladesh, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program, assuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and ensuring program performance, achievement of program requirements and adherence to donor regulations.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varied role you will have Demonstrated strong knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation and reporting requirements.

You will also require strong knowledge of adolescent health programming, family planning, and gender issues programming, and ideally a strong working knowledge of the culture and context of Bangladesh.

Significant experience managing large-scale, multi-year USG-funded programs. With a strong track record of successfully managing USAID-funded programs including previously serving as a Program Director/Chief of Party.

Excellent English verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of Bangla preferred.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Type of Role: Fixed Term Contract

Location: Based at the Country Office of Plan Bangladesh with at least 40% travel to projects areas

Salary: circa $48,000 USD per annum plus benefits

Reports to: Country Director

Closing Date: Sunday 4th December 2016

Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Health service
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-04

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