Program Development Officer Consultant (short-term),
Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program
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USAID’s Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program will provide support to activities aimed at fostering an inclusive and tolerant Bangladesh. Its main office is in Dhaka.
**Please note: Only Bangladeshi citizens are eligible for this opportunity.**
MSI seeks to hire a short-term program development officer upon whom MSI can routinely call to provide grant development support to USAID’s Obirodh: Road to Tolerance Program host community/Rohingya programming. Selected candidate will be responsible for identifying potential activities for small grants in Cox’s Bazar, primarily identifying and scheduling meetings with potential grantees and following up on grant implementation in Cox’s Bazar, with the possibility of work in other divisions. All work will be project-based and awarded based on program development officer’s expertise and abilities.
The short-term program development officer will report directly to the senior program manager, while working cooperatively with other project staff and partner organizations to contribute to the success of Obirodh. The period of performance will be up to 90 days. Work will be primarily based in Chottogram with field activities in Cox’s Bazar.
- Work independently and ensure the timely delivery of the assigned tasks.
- Engage civil society and community-based organizations to learn ongoing tolerance, social cohesion, peacebuilding programming, and identify community issues that can result in community conflict or intolerance.
- Develop small grant ideas for promoting tolerance, social cohesion, and/or peacebuilding activities with one or more of the following target groups: youth, women, local officials, religious leaders, community leaders.
- Consult UNICEF, WFP, UNWomen, UNHCR and other UN agencies to learn of gaps in their Rohingya programming; develop small grant ideas to address appropriate gaps.
- Draft concept notes for potential grant ideas quickly and in well written English.
- Conduct relevant tasks, as assigned by the supervisor.
Along with recent CV, please provide professional references and an exclusively authored short writing sample in English (no more than three pages).
- Bachelor’s degree in social science, sociology, anthropology, international affairs, or equivalent field.
- Minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, including substantial experience in developing short-term project interventions with local organizations on issues relating to tolerance, community cohesion or related subject areas.
- Strong analytical, reporting and writing skills.
- Work independently, efficiently, and accurately in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
- Good teamwork and participatory skills.
- Excellent communication skills; Fluent in written and spoken English and Bangla.
- Ability to produce high quality work under deadline.
- Available immediately.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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