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Programme Manager, Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Actions for Rohingya and Host Community, in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar.

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Programme Manager, Disability Inclusive Humanitarian Actions for Rohingya and Host Community, in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar.

Apply with a meaningful Cover-letter, updated CV and a recent passport size photograph. Mention your expected salary in cover letter and the earliest you can join if selected.

Last Date for application: 12th January, 2020

Apply to:

Or post to:

Centre for Disability in Development (CDD),

A-18/6, Genda, Savar – 1340


Write ‘Application for the Post of Programme Manager’ in E-mail Heading if application is sent by e-mail.

Write ‘Application for the Post of Programme Manager’ at top of envelop if application is sent by post.


The Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) is a not for profit organization established in 1996 to develop a more inclusive society for persons with a disability. CDD is simultaneously educating the development stakeholders & community in how to be more inclusive whilst also enabling persons with a disability to participate in society by strengthening their leadership and providing them with essential rehabilitation & other supports.

CDD is one of the most renowned organization in the field of disability inclusive development. CDD’s work in Bangladesh is supported by international and national donor agencies/development partners. CDD offers an inclusive, amicable and respectable work environment.

The Ramon Magsaysay Award (Asian version of the Noble prize) has been awarded to it‘s Executive Director in 2010. In 2018, CDD was recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as one of the best organizations working on disability and development issues.

Since November 2017, CDD supported by CBM are implementing humanitarian response for the Rohingyas & Host Communities in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazaar. The key activities of the response are provision of medical and rehabilitation services, running of inclusive child friendly space, inclusive education in emergencies as well as technical support to mainstream organisations to include persons with disabilities in their humanitarian response.

CDD Office is now accepting applications for:

Program Manager – Cox’s Operations

Job Location: Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Contract Duration: 12 Months (with possibility of extension)

Contract Type: Full time

Contract Start: As soon as possible

Reporting to:

  • You will report to the Director (or as nominated by CDD HQ) and be responsible to the Executive Director of CDD.
  • Functional links to Program Development Manager & Humanitarian Finance Focal Person based at CDD HQ.

Objective of the Position:

  • To ensure effective and efficient implementation of all the projects and initiaitives of CDD in Cox’s Bazar as assigned by the Management, duly supported by respective Project Managers and Team Leaders.
  • To support the development of continuous humanitarian activities  as per evolution in the context and needs of the affected population, both Rohingyas and host communities in Cox’s Bazaar
  • To support in implementing, monitoring and evaluating a coherent, inclusive and quality humanitarian response to Rohingya Crisis in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh.
  • Lead and coordinate more than 200 staff under different teams headed by respective team leaders and to promote a work environment that enables staff to perform efficiently
  • To mobilize resources for the operation by identifying funding opportunities, developing Expression of Interest, concept notes, proposals, etc
  • To support the development of internal capacity on humanitarian charter, principles, standards, protection principles, humanitarian code of conduct, etc

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

  • Main Tasks :

Program Management Support

  • Provide management support to CDD’s program team at Cox’s Bazaar to implement humanitarian response, maintaining high quality of work.
  • Support new project teams on successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.
  • Support team in development of a robust monitoring plan including clear learning opportunities, knowledge products to be captured during the course of project implementation.
  • Support CDD’s team in putting beneficiary feedback/ accountability mechanism in place, jointly monitor the system in order to allow voices of beneficiaries being taken into account
  • Facilitate needs assessment for identifying programme strategies and interventions in the evolving context of the Rohingya camps and host community.
  • Provide strategic support on data gathering and analysis in order to assess program implementation progress, outputs and potential outcomes as well as development of further activities
  • Ensure that reporting deadlines are met by the concerned, ensures quality of and submission of reports.
  • Provide HQ with meeting minutes of the cluster & other meetings attended within next three working days.
  • Carry out regular monitoring visits and follow up at field (Camp & Host Communities) for all components of the program and develop clear reports to support documentation of project progress and areas of improvement for project team. Dedicate minimum one day per week for field visit.
  • Support in the development on future funding proposals as per identified needs and demands
  • Monitoring the safety and security issues arising within the camps & Host Communities with reviewing of safety and security plans as per needs.
  • Work closely with CBM representative(s) at Cox’s Bazar on project planning and implementation.
  • Conducts financial and program management & analysis and produce reports and write-ups on short-notice.
  • Ensures agreed coordination mechanisms are maintained.

Team Management

  • Supervise the work of relevant staff as per authority (including development of Key Performance Objectives, clear work plans, support visits and meetings).
  • Manage supported by HR, staff related conflict & crisis.
  • Assist in development of clear Terms of Reference for any technical support visit.
  • Support with project evaluation.
  • Work closely with CDD HQ and CBM offices.
  • Participate in Emergency Management Team (EMT) meetings on line and represent the work at Cox’s.

External Representation

  • To regularly, participate in relevant cluster coordination meetings (Health, Education, Protection including GBV and Child Protection, Site planning and management) in order to explore opportunities for CDD to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian assistance
  • To identify appropriate opportunities and support development of partnerships.
  • Meet with project partners concerning project implementation status, any potential challenges/change of plans and future opportunities
  • Attend meetings with Government offices at different level including office of the DC, RRRC & Civil Surgeon and other offices as relevant.

Required qualifications, competences and experience


Professional Profile and Requirements

  • Masters or higher degree in social science, Disability Studies,international development, humanitarian assistance, disaster risk management or any other relevant area.
  • Proven experience in Disability inclusion in Development and/or humanitarian program management.
  • Proven experience working in complex humanitarian context.
  • Proven experience working with National NGOs and/or other international stakeholders (UN, INGOs)
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of proven work experiences in required field.

Personal Profile & Competencies

  • Mentally prepared to work for long hours and if necessary during holiday, considering the humanitarian setting.
  • Technical expertise in Disablility Inclusion and Humanitarian program management
  • Ability to build the capacity of team members on Disability Inclusion, Humanitarian Program and Management issues.
  • Good cultural awareness and sensitivity 
  • Excellent in time management and has to take on multi-tasks.
  • Networking, communication, relationship building and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical thinking and writing.
  • Drive for continuous professional learning.
  • Adaptive leadership.
  • Personal credibility.
  • Effective Communication
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Providing motivational support
  • Result orientation
  • Knowledge of humanitarian system
  • Respect for human and cultural diversity
  • Very good knowledge of both English and Bengali (verbal and written)

CDD respects rights and dignity of all human beings including children, women, elderly, all sex, indigenous community and persons with disabilities. CDD complies with its child and vulnerable adult safeguarding policy and code of conduct. All staff of CDD must sign and adhere to this code of conduct.

CDD encourages persons with disabilities meeting the selection criteria to apply for this position.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit their application in English clearly mentioning the Job Title along with a meaningful cover letter, updated CV, recent PP size photograph and salary expectations by e-mail to:

Or post to:

Centre for Disability in Development (CDD),

A-18/6, Genda, Savar – 1340


Write ‘Application for the Post of Programme Manager’ in E-mail Heading if application is sent by e-mail.

Write ‘Application for the Post of Programme Manager’ at top of envelop if application is sent by post.

Last Date of Application: 12th January, 2020

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality. CDD is an equal opportunity employer.