Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217
Red Cross – Red Crescent movement is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) is a national society of the movement, constituted on 31 March 1973 by the President’s Order No. 26 of 1973 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971. This is the biggest humanitarian organization in Bangladesh. As an auxiliary to the government, the Society provides humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people over the last 49 years and has undertaken a wide range of activities in humanitarian response, disaster management, health, capacity building and in promoting Red Cross/ Red Crescent ideals and principles.
Currently Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is looking for a suitable Bangladeshi national for the position of Coordinator, Safer Access considering following criteria/issues:
Job Title : Coordinator, Safer Access
No. of position : 01 (One).
Job Nature : Contractual
Reportable to : Safer Access Focal Person (presently Director, Community Development Dept.)
Duration of contract : 01 year (with possibility of extension).
Salary Range : Negotiable (Upto BDT. 80,000/-).
Age Limit : 32-40 years (maximum age limit may be relaxed in case of potential candidate)
Duty station : Dhaka
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The Safer Access concept, introduced by the International Committee of Red Cross(ICRC), is a set of actions and measures that can be taken by a National Red Cross Red Crescent Society or even by any humanitarian organization to prepare for and respond to context-specific challenges, to reduce and mitigate the risks that it may face in sensitive and insecure contexts, and to help it earn the trust and acceptance of people and communities with humanitarian needs, as well as of those who control or influence access to them. The SA concept is to understand operational risks during intervention in conflict and/or violence situation in order to be ready to respond effectively and efficiently. It helps to know the gaps, barriers, risks and challenges affecting organization’s acceptance, security and access to people/communities in need and to overcome those.
To purpose of the position is to facilitate implementation of activities related to Safer Access Framework (SAF) through mainstreaming the concept into all BDRCS’s humanitarian interventions.
Minimum Bachelor Degree in any relevant discipline e.g. Social Studies, Development Science, Disaster Management.
Masters Degree will be given preference.
At least 5 years working experience as an employee with Humanitarian/ development organization(s) including understanding on safety & security context.
Experience in designing of response and development (DM/DRR etc.) will add value.
Excellent Communication Skill (both oral and written).
Good in Computer Operation both in English and Bangla (Bijoy software).
Development of Resources (Policy/strategy, Guideline/Manual, Module).
Design & Facilitation of Training/ workshops.
Willing to travel in field/community etc.
Diplomatic skill to coordinate and establish relationship with external (GOs, I/NGOs, UN, other) partners and conduct meetings/dialogues to disseminate BDRCS’s roles and mandates for ensuring safer access to render its humanitarian services.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Perform responsibility as Member Secretary to the Safer Access Steering Committee (SASC)
Support SASC and Safer Access Focal person to implement SAF PoA 2017– 2020 and to revise the same as per need.
Prepare/review Concept notes, Policies, Guidelines on SAF.
Prepare Training Manuals/Modules on SAF and organize/facilitate training, workshops.
Strengthen internal communication and coordination within BDRCS to integrate SAF as a core approach.
Coordinate with BDRCS Units (Branch)and extend support to implement activities as per PoA.
Maintain regular contacts with external stakeholders about SAF.
Follow BDRCS internal procedures in relation to initiate/implement any activity related to SAF like- initiate note, obtain approval of the authority, withdraw advance, prepare bills and vouchers properly.
Maintain regular contact with ICRC and other Red Cross Red Crescent partners.
Represent BDRCS in different internal/external forums/platforms as SAF member secretary.
Prepare reports and follow up reports for SAF training, workshop, meeting etc.
Prepare annual and event based budget for SAF and monitor it throughout the year.
Maintain proper documentation on SAF.
Demonstrate creativeness/innovativeness, proactiveness, honesty, sincerity and professionalism.
Carry out any other tasks as assigned by authority.
If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your application with complete resume with a cover letter, two references, a recent passport size photograph and mentioning the name of the position in subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5:00 pm, 05 July, 2020.