Job Opportunity

Founded 80 years ago, Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 52 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan International worked with 100 million children in 85,282 communities. Plan International is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations but having a vision of a world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.

Plan International has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994. Plan International seeks to ensure the rights of children to education, health, safe water and sanitation, protection, youth social and economic empowerment and climate change, environmental degradation and natural or man-made disaster hazards throughout the country.

Support Integration Specialist

Based at Kurigram District + Duration up to February 2022

Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the qualified and deserving candidate

The Project

Plan International Bangladesh has started implementing Building Better Future for Girls (BBfG) project funded by SIDA.  The goal of this project is to support and scale up the district action plan for ending child marriage in Kurigram. The project is aiming at reaching a total of 137,500 direct beneficiaries 1,433,900 as indirect beneficiaries which includes secondary and higher secondary students, secondary school teachers, members of youth club, community based child protection members of Union Parishad Standing Committees and religious leaders etc.  The project will fund a Support Integration Officer who will be working for the local administration team in Kurigram for the project duration.

Job Summary

The Support Integration Specialist will be responsible for providing overall support for developing and facilitating child marriage prevention plans for the district; supporting capacity development initiatives in implementing child marriage restraint act and strengthening the activities of Child Welfare Board. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing support to establish and strengthen a monitoring and evaluation system to monitor the progress of the district action plan for preventing child marriage. Other responsibilities includes analyzing data and preparing reports and capturing learning for scaling up.

Requirements for this position

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in any discipline of Social Sciences from a recognized University with at least 5 years’ experience of implementing child protection focused projects with demonstrated experience of working with government officials at district and sub district level. Preference will be given to applicants with experience of child marriage prevention project. Proficiency of using Microsoft Office; ability to analyze data; exceptional skills in dealing with local people/beneficiaries/authorities and report writing skills are also essential. Applicants must be willing to drive motorbike for the field works.

To Apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply online by 27 May 2017 at: Plan International Bangladesh: Career. Please click on Job Description for relevant details. Only short listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.

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