Project Summary Building Resilience of Urban Poor (BRUP) project of CARE Bangladesh is being implemented in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC). The three year project started in November 2014 and end in October 2017. The overall goal of the project is to enhance resilience of targeted urban communities and institutions to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from shocks and stresses. The project is working with 6 vulnerable communities residing in two wards of GCC. Some of the key interventions of the project include formation and capacity building of community platform, women’s groups and children on different issues; formation and capacity building of Urban Community Volunteers; risk assessment and risk reduction action plan; strengthening disaster management committees; mock drill/simulation; forum theater; capacity building of Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD); livelihood training and support; research and advocacy on emerging issues etc.
Position Title, Location & Contract Duration:
Senior Technical Manager - Resilience for Building Resilience of Urban Poor (BRUP) project (01 Position, based at Gazipur)
The duration of the proposed contract is up to October 31, 2017.
I. Job Summary:
The Senior Technical Manager - Resilience position based in Gazipur is one of the core Technical positions of BRUP project. The incumbent will provide technical backstop support and guidance to the CARE and partner staff in BRUP project. S/he is overall responsible to ensure the quality and technical soundness of BRUP’s commitments related to Specific Goal-1 (household and community resilience) and Specific Goal 3 (institutional resilience). S/he will carry on the ongoing activities in the field in accordance with the plans and guidelines as in place. In addition, s/he will develop plans and strategies to improve capacity of the program staff, beneficiaries, platforms (such as Community Development Committee, Urban Community Volunteer) and institutions (such as Fire Service and Civil Defence, Ward and City Corporation Disaster Management Committee etc.) as needed. S/he will lead the development of guidelines, strategies, modules, etc for many of the DRR activities (including RRAP implementation) as defined in the project proposal. The STM-Resilience will be a key member of the BRUP under the direct supervision of the Team Leader.
II. Responsibilities and Tasks:
% of Time
Responsibility #1: Ensure disaster risk reduction plan and activities at institutional level (SG3) as defined in the project are implemented effectively and efficiently
Provide input and guidance to the team to develop operational plans and smooth implementation for SG 3.
Develop and maintain professional relationship with Gazipur City Corporation Disaster Management Committee (CCDMC).
Take lead role to sensitize CCDMC and arrange regular meetings taking support from partner.
Provide technical support to partner to make a functional Ward Disaster Management Committee (WDMC).
Develop training module and organize training for WDMC.
Provide technical support for development and implementation of Ward RRAP.
Supervision of the implementation of Ward RRAP.
Liaison with Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) to arrange training for their staff and provide light equipment for FSCD and UCV.
Liaison with HBRI and construction contractor group/association to arrange training for masons on safe construction practices.
Responsibility #2: Ensure disaster risk reduction plan and activities at household and community level (SG1) as defined in the project are implemented effectively and efficiently
Identify the capacity building and technical support needed by the staff and develop capacity building strategy accordingly.
Provide input and guidance to the team to develop operational plans and ensure smooth implementation for SG 1 by taking support from partner.
Provide guidance and support to make a functional Community Development Committee (CDC), Urban Community Volunteer (UCV) group and Forum Theater.
Take lead role to develop guidance/strategy for UCV formation, risk assessment and risk reduction action plan at community level.
Work with TL and other STMs to develop module and arrange training for CDC on selected issues.
Provide technical support and guidance for UCV training.
Provide technical guidance to arrange mock drill / simulation at community/ward.
Provide technical support to a make a functional community based garbage management within the community and raise public interest to contribute.
Coordinate to develop Risk Reduction Action Plan (RRAP) and supervision of implementation of RRAP (Software and limited hardware).
Mobilize UCV and manage emergency response activities at times of disaster.
Responsibility # 3: Monitoring/Evaluation, Learning and Reporting
Provide input on SG 1 & 3 for the development of M&E system, conduction of study and evaluation etc.
Review findings of the Monitoring reports/visits and initiate action accordingly to revise project strategies and plans if needed.
Provide input to KML staff to document and communicate project success, achievements, case stories, learning etc in different local, national and international forums, websites, newsletter/magazine, newspaper etc. related to SG 1 & 3.
Provide input and review SG 1 & 3 sections of project progress reports, learning document etc.
Prepare analytical report on respective areas and beyond relevant training/workshop/event etc.
Responsibility # 4: Advocacy, Networking and Collaboration
Support in identification of advocacy issues, development of advocacy strategy and implementation of advocacy campaign.
Maintain network with other government and non-government agencies, networks and individuals (DDM, CDMP, DU, BUET, NGOs, NARRI, Urban Forum) etc. working in similar areas of programming.
Maintain a functional relationship with relevant government counterparts (Fire Service and Civil Defense, Gazipur City Corporation etc).
Represent CARE in different relevant forums.
III. Reporting to:
Team Leader of Building Resilience of Urban Poor project.
IV. Working Conditions:
Based in Gazipur with approximately 50% time to travel at field.
V. Qualifications and Experience:
Masters in Disaster Management, Sociology, Anthropology, Urban and Regional Planning.
Minimum 5 years professional experience in Disaster Management.
Experience in urban context is preferable.
Training in disaster management and experience in emergency response.
Have to understand the DRR/DRM systems of the country.
Have to have excellent level of understanding of mainstreaming concepts and framework.
Should have sound experience of developing technical guidelines, templates and check-lists for mainstreaming DRR into development planning.
A good conceptual understanding of the evolving concept and priorities of disaster & climate resilience.
Experience in liaison and networking with GOB agencies, donors, NGOs and other partners.
Ability to work under extreme pressure and demonstrated leadership in emergency situations.
Strong communication skill in both verbal and written in English and Bangla.
Computer skills on MS word, Excel, Power point.
VI. Core Competencies:
Planning & organizing.
Operational decision making.
Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encouragement of knowledge sharing across projects, to the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.
This is an interesting time in the development of CARE as an organization which is shifting towards a program approach where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have MORE sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized. CARE is looking for a Senior Technical Manager - Resilience who will play a key role in the Building Resilience of Urban Poor (BRUP) project whilst at the same time building a learning culture that promotes knowledge sharing across CARE and excellence.
Monthly gross salary is Taka 91,072 plus other admissible benefits as per CARE policy.