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Project Director - Bangladesh AHSSA
3 years’ contract + Based in Dhaka
|Plan is recruiting a Project Director for an anticipated three-year USAID-funded project in Bangladesh.|
Adolescent Health Skills Strengthening Activity (AHSSA) is a USAID funded $6,000,000 project that aims to empower female and male adolescents to advocate for their own needs and desires in order to delay marriage until at least ages 18 and 21, the legal marriage age for girls and boys respectively, and delay first birth until the age of 20 for girls. AHSSA will improve the health and well-being of girls and boys, especially girls as they develop into adults and prepare for motherhood; and ultimately, enable healthier babies to be born to healthier mothers.
The Project Director 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.
Level of effort: 36 months
Specific responsibilities include:
Report to: Country Director
Typical office environment with extensive travel in domestic project areas.
This is a full-time, three-year position based in Dhaka. Please note that hiring against the position is contingent upon award of the project by the donor.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume in English to our email address Recruitment@planusa.org with the title Project Director – Bangladesh AHSSA. Applicants who fail to meet the application criteria may be disqualified.
The last date for sending application is 17th July 2015. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
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