Project Manager - Oxfam, Bangladesh

Project Manager - DIPECHO Dhaka, Bangladesh £20,619 - £27,642 net per annum (international package will be offered to expatriate candidates).

With much of the country low-lying and in danger of flooding, Bangladesh is increasingly prone to the effects of climate change. Changing sea levels mean increasingly frequent and extreme disasters that will hit the poorest parts of the country hardest. Oxfam are committed to developing and implementing strategies – working with other NGO consortiums - to ensure that communities are best able to cope when disaster strikes. In this hugely important role, you’ll be at the forefront of our efforts.

The role Leading our Disaster Risk Reduction project in Bangladesh – Disaster Preparedness, a project funded by the European Community Humanitarian Office (DIPECHO) – you’ll deliver a strategy that aims to vastly improve access to resources and processes so that communities are better able to cope with disasters & resilient. But your responsibilities won’t end there. You’ll also represent Oxfam in the NARRI consortium and contribute to the roll out of their key initiatives. Beyond effective management, planning and continuous improvements, key to the success of these projects is making sure everyone is pulling in the same direction. So as well as liaising with network members, partner organisations and other NGO’s, you’ll build strong relationships with government officials – influencing policy and law and making sure the programmes put in place are sustained. It’s a wide-ranging, challenging role. But by creating strong links and establishing Oxfam as an influential agency, you’ll make sure our work here is a success and that it has the greatest possible impact on poverty and injustice in the long term.

What we’re looking for You’ll have substantial experience of managing DRR programmes and ECHO projects for an NGO. Experience that will have honed both your programme cycle management skills and your technical knowledge on urban DRR and earthquake hazard. A broad understanding of international regulatory framework on DRR and its successful application is essential. And as a true leader with strong communication skills and an ability to build relationships at all levels, you’ll have no problem influencing policy through effective networking. But just as important is your flair for detail and your ability to effectively organise your workload. Fluent in English, you’ll also be familiar with Bangla. Bring us all this and you could soon be enjoying a highly influential role in a unique location.

About Oxfam A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. And it’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice. Thousands of people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.
How to apply: To find out more about this role and to apply, visit and quote ref: INT5599.

Closing date: 14 August 2012