WaterAid, an international NGO, is looking for a dynamic, passionate and self-driven individual to fill in the position of Project Officer for a project engaged in the building, operation and management of public toilets (PT) in different areas of Bangladesh.
The public toilets in different cities of Bangladesh are inappropriately managed and do not have adequate facilities. The floating population, commuters in different cities go in the open to urinate and even practice open defecation which has a considerable effect on the city environment. Lack of unusable and inaccessible public toilets make people vulnerable when they are out of their homes, especially women, children and person with disability. Recognising the huge public health implications of this, WaterAid has built and is setting good examples of public toilet management (operation, maintenance and sustainability) in Dhaka, Chottogram and Sylhet with the hope that this model approach will be recognised and replicated in other cities across the country. The project works with the Local Government Division, Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong and Khulna City Corporations, Dhaka Water and Sewerage Supply Authority (DWASA), utility agencies, corporate groups and other relevant stakeholders.
As a member of the team s/he should take responsibility to:
Play an active role in achieving objectives of the project;
Ensure effective operation and maintenance of Public Toilet (PT) through direct supervision , partner NGOs and Management Committees
Maintain strong networking with local Government Division, City Corporations, Water and Sewerage Supply Authority (WASA), utility agencies, corporate groups and relevant stakeholders to build the public sanitation facilities sustainable through stimulating establishment of accountable systems;
Facilitate capacity development of public toilet attendants, partner organizations, Public Toilet Management Committees, cleaning agencies and other stakeholders involved in the implementation in order to deliver project outputs effectively
Play active role to support organization in proceeding with current advocacy agenda related to public toilet, especially in urban portfolio;
Support in the preparation of reports for submission to different audiences in time
The Job Description of the position:
Masters or equivalent degree preferably in Social Sciences/ Development Studies/ Environmental Science/ Economics; or BSc in Engineering (preferably in civil) from any recognized University. Higher academic achievements will be given priority
At least 5 years work experience in the development field. For excellent academic attainment this condition may be relaxed.
Having experiences to work on operation and management/maintenance of any projects will be given preference. Experience in WASH sector is also preferred.
An innovator with a desire to identify and explore new methods of working
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to produce outputs within tight deadlines in a very busy environment
High level of pro-activeness, self-motivated and positive attitude to work in team approach.
Excellent presentation, facilitation and communications skills both in Bangla & in English.
Good understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods
Ready to undertake extensive field visits within and outside Dhaka.
Reportable to : Project Manager
Work station : Dhaka, Bangladesh
Working hours : Full time (05 days in a week with minimum 37.5 hours per week)
Salary & benefits :
Attractive salary package with admissible benefits that include provident fund, gratuity or project completion benefit, festival bonus, life insurance, hospitalisation insurance scheme for spouse and children, cell phone allowances etc
Initially for 02 (years) years with a possibility of further extension depending on project extension.
If you are passionate to make a difference, courageous to improve lives of the poor with water, sanitation and hygiene, confident to meet organisation’s expectations and fulfil the above mentioned requirements, please apply to “The Head of Human Resource, House 97/B, Road 25, Block A, Banani, Dhaka 1213”” with the following paper works:
A supporting statement of no more than one page with a summary of why you are most fits for the position and what in particular you would bring to this position
CV with recent photograph
The names, positions and contact details of at least two referees, including your current or most recent employer
Current salary and Expected salary
Application Deadline: 19 June 2018
Please mention exactly the name of the position applied for at top of the envelope
ONLY SHORT-LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
Candidates will have to be ready to go through an extensive selection process.
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