Position Title: Senior Team Leader – COVID-19 Response under COVID – 19 Response Program
Number of Positions: 01
Location: Based in CARE Bangladesh Dhaka Office.
Duration: Duration of the Contract will be up to November 30, 2020 with high possibility of extension
CARE is one of the world’s leading international humanitarian and development organisations, committed to helping people in poor communities improve their lives and alleviate poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE is working across 95 countries to fight global poverty and marginalization. CARE has been active in Bangladesh since 1949 being one of the largest country offices of CARE. CARE works to help people achieve social and economic well-being, while being among the best in their fields. CARE put women and girls at the center of our work because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. CARE Bangladesh is currently shifting towards a program approach, where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have more sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.
The Senior Team Leader – COVID-19 Response, will provide overall technical support to the Bangladesh Country Program. In particular, S/he will guide the design of emergency interventions to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak in Bangladesh. Working closely with the Program Directors, the Senior Team Leader – COVID-19 Response. The Senior Team Leader – COVID-19 Response will play a leading role in capacity development of field teams and partners and in areas of emergency health programming. S/he will also play a pivotal role in providing adequate technical monitoring and mentoring support to the field/operations teams to ensure technical quality throughout the project implementation cycle. She/he will work within the Program Team ensuring that the response is aligned with and ensures maximum synergy with the overall country structure and programing namely, Health, Rural and Urban Poverty, Women and Girls Empowerment and Humanitarian and Resilience programming. The position holder will promote and disseminate good practices, standard operating procedures and lessons learned in technical aspects of the response.
The position will work as a member of the Crisis Management Team of CARE Bangladesh and will oversee the functioning of the COVID-19 Programming Advisory Taskforce.
II. Responsibilities and Tasks:
% of Time
Responsibility # 1: Program Development
Technical lead in the designing of impactful and practical responses to the COVID-19 outbreak, considering the specific risks facing the most vulnerable groups in Bangladesh.
Provide high quality technical analysis and inputs in to developing cost-effective, innovative and sustainable proposals related to the pandemic.
Ensure program quality in line with agreed quality benchmarking, agreed deliverables and donor requirements.
Support proposal development teams to ensure adequate budgets are available in proposals for staff, partner and community capacity development in technical areas in line with project objectives.
Work with others in PEARL team for cross-thematic integration of programs, identifying areas for complimentary integration, quality data monitoring and evidence generation.
Responsibility # 2: Technical Capacity Development and Support
Provide high quality technical advice and support to field staff with particular focus on the current COVID-19 Humanitarian Health Response.
Work closely with the Covid-19 Response Advisory Task Force to develop programming ideas and approaches for program designs.
Develop and implement relevant and sustainable capacity development plans for field/operations teams, partners in areas of health for quality delivery of health related projects and enhanced local capacity for sustainable promotion of CARE’s programs.
Support field teams and relevant Project / Program Managers in relevant technical capacity of parents, communities, schools, teachers, health institutions and government to improve overall quality and access of health services for communities by frequent field visits and distance support.
Support the field/operations team in identifying and addressing technical gaps in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting project activities.
Responsibility # 3: Represent and Advocacy
Work with CPRU team to support program teams to develop local-specific advocacy strategies and messages.
Keeps track of implementation and generates evidence and information for effective representation in relevant external fora including donor meetings, coordination groups and civil society forums related to health.
Represent CARE adequately and effectively in Technical Coordination meetings related to the response.
Responsibility # 4: Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation
Work closely with others in PEARL and program teams to ensure that all projects related to the response have robust monitoring plans, baselines, reviews and evaluations in line with project designs and donor guidelines.
Assist the field teams and partners in carrying out regular monitoring, and measure and report on achievement and progress towards project objectives and results.
Along with PEARL team, organize periodic technical project review meetings with program teams and consortium partners and share progress and action internally.
Carry out extensive field visits to document observations and experiences and share them with field teams and influence Management action for improvement of technical aspects in projects.
Support PEARL and program teams to carry out relevant studies and document and disseminate good practices in projects related to health.
Responsibility # 5: Partnerships
Identify appropriate partnership opportunities in consultation with programs for collaboration in programming, advocacy and research.
Support teams to build positive partnerships with other health actors, where our work could be complementary.
IV. Reporting to:
Country Director of CARE Bangladesh
IV. Working Condition:
Based in Dhaka with up to 70% field presence, based on practicalities in country
Degree in Public Health or equivalent, with training in disaster management Recommended minimum of (06) Six years of relevant technical experience including at senior level, and at least 3 years of emergency response experience.
Substantial and proven experience in providing high level technical advisory role in emergency response.
Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach national staff and partner staff.
Proven experience in program development, project cycle management and monitoring and evaluation related to the sector including writing up high quality project / donor reports.
Proven experience and skills in advocacy and building work relationship with local/national governments and influencing institutional, private and/or corporate donors.
Ability to extensively travel for project monitoring and provide on-site technical support to field teams. Working experience in INGO and development partners will add value.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Should have good understanding of MS Office applications.
VI. Core Competencies:
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills, including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.
Experience of solving complex issues through analysis, definition of a clear way forward and ensuring buy in.
Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.
Ability in networking, advocacy and influencing
Willingness to be deployed part or full time for emergency response, as per need and as directed.
Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
Commitment to CARE Values –Transformation Integrity, Diversity, Equality and Excellence.
Ensure and Promote GEDI and be GEDI sensitive, creating an enabling environment where diversity can flourish and all staff and stakeholders experience inclusion and appreciation.
Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encourage knowledge sharing across projects, for the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.
Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the really deserving candidate. In addition, CARE offers Provident Fund, Gratuity, Festival Bonus, Leave Encashment, Life and Health Insurance, Working Mother Benefits, Day Care Facilities etc.
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE Bangladesh’s e-recruitment site: http://www.er-carebangladesh.org/care-recruitment/home on or before April 25, 2020.
CARE Bangladesh aims to attract and select a diverse workforce ensuring equal opportunity to everyone, irrespective of race, age, gender, HIV status, class, ethnicity, disability, location and religion.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature. We guarantee an interview to disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria.
CARE Bangladesh has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards discrimination, harassment and abuse. All employees are expected to abide by the Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse & Child Protection Policy of CARE Bangladesh.
Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process.
To ensure transparent processes during recruitment, internal candidates should discuss potential applications with their Line Managers to ensure endorsement of their applications by respective Line Managers.
There is no cost involved with applying for positions with CARE Bangladesh. Any solicitation of job application costs should be regarded as fraudulent.