Practical Action is a UK-based international development organization working in 14 countries through seven country and regional offices in Latin America, Africa and South Asia, including Bangladesh. Practical Action uses technology to challenge poverty by building the capabilities of poor people, improving access to technical knowledge and working with them to influence social, economic and institutional systems for the innovation and the use of technology. We believe that technology innovation and dissemination should be governed by the principles of technology justice. Most of our work is focused in the areas of energy, food & agriculture, urban water sanitation, disaster risk reduction, climate change and access to market for the well-being of the poor people.
Practical Action, Bangladesh Country Office is looking for competent candidate(s) for the following position for its project title: Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Sludge Management Services in Faridpur, Bangladesh funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and UK-Aid.
Coordinator-Policy Advocacy: (Position: 1) based in Dhaka [Project duration:27 Months]
The incumbent will be responsible to coordinate policy and advocacy events such as roundtables, dialogues, press conferences, workshops/seminars mainly on Faecal Sludge Management and Inclusive Municipal Governance. S/he press will prepare policy position papers and action plan and monitor the progresses. S/he leads to development/strengthen the national alliance of agencies involved in FSM and Municipal Governance. S/he tracks the progresses of commitments declared by national and local governments for equitable development and technology justices. S/he will train Programe Colleagues to increase the understanding on the importance of policy influencing. Required Skill & Qualification:
Masters in any discipline from Public policy, Development Studies, Political science, Environmental Studies, Environmental economics etc.;
Good understanding on the policy discourse of Urban WASH and municipal development policies in Bangladesh;
Good documentation skill and networking with media
5-7 years of working experience in the policy advocacy field in WASH, Waste and and Urban Governance sectors;
Ability to delivering successful planning and advocacy events ;
Proven analytical skill to crafting policy note, policy brief, policy research and public presentation;
Ability to work with a multi-cultural team and meeting deadlines; and
Fluency in English language and proficiency in computer application.
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Please send application with only CV, a photograph and two referees. Please also mention the position on the top of the envelope. Although Practical Action, Bangladesh is an equal opportunity employer but skilled women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Its salary structure is consistent with other similar international non-government organization. The application should be sent to the following address by5th July 2015. The Head of Human Resource, Practical Action, Bangladesh, House # 28/A, Road # 5, Dhanmondi 5, Dhaka-1205.
Only short listed candidates will be called for interview.