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Category: NGO/Development

Site Improvement Officer

handicap international (humanity & inclusion) in Bangladesh



Job Context
  • HI has been working in Bangladesh since 1997, with a focus on creating sustainable changes in terms of ensuring rights and inclusion of people with disabilities in society. In response to the massive influx in Cox`s Bazar district in 2017 HI has established an emergency intervention through multi-sectorial mobile teams providing services in rehabilitation, health, protection, and PSS. HI works not only with people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations, but also with their families, their communities, and the society, in order to provide sustainability in its action.
  • In Cox Bazar`s district, HI has a strong knowledge and experience in chronic emergency response. HI is providing services in rehabilitation, protection and PSS, with an inclusive mainstreaming approach to refugees and host population
  • In response to the massive influx of refugees, HI also set-up an emergency intervention responding to the needs of thousands of refugees. Multi-sectorial mobile teams are currently working in the `mega camp`, providing services in rehabilitation, health, protection, PSS and camp cordination and camp management.
  • This position is part of the Camp Cordination and Camp management team.
Job Responsibilities
  • Unher the line management of the Site Improvement Team Leader, the Site Improvement Officer is mainly responsible for supporting the implementation, installation, and maintenance of community-specified site improvement works ensuring they are protection focused and meet the needs of all population groups as well as sector and CiC minimum standards. S/he is responsible and accountable to:
  • Planning and organization
  • Under the supervision of the Site Improvement Team Leader conduct technical assessments on site specifically regarding structures that require
  • Accurately collect information on existing structures using specified tools before works are installed or upgraded as necessary
  • Feedback on the design of various assessment tools used on site
  • Support in the design of potential site improvement works
  • Draft BoQs (Bill of Quantities) for technical works to be implemented
  • Conduct FGD and KII to gather information on needs as identified by the community
  • Coordinate with actors, agencies, and the community to ensure the relevance and appropriateness of planned works
  • Support in ensuring that all structures, existing and planned, are assessed and appropriate from a protection perspective
  • Implementation
  • Follow up with the construction, installation and maintenance of planned structures perspective ensuring they are up to minimum sector, CiC, and government standards
  • Monitor the installation of works and their sustainability
  • Potentially manage community volunteers and/or workers on site
  • Provide technical support and trainings as necessary to community workers and volunteers
  • Respect schedules and deadlines agreed upon with his/her supervisor
  • Report back any problems and constraints encountered during the activities and suggest operational solutions
  • Logistics / Administration / HR
  • When managing daily workers, follow procedures and directives outlined by his/her supervisor manager and the administrative service
  • Train his/her team members to use and maintain the available tools correctly
  • Track usage with monitoring tools provided
  • Build constructive and professional relationships with contractors
  • Enforce safety procedures
  • Reporting, monitoring and follow-up
  • Ensure that all technical reports, BoQs, completion certificates, and other documentation is appropriately reported, filed and archived
  • Provide regular reports as required on technical assessment and needs to the Site Improvement Team Leader
  • Provide feedback to the Site Improvement Team leader on any issues, gaps, or needs from the sites as necessary
  • Establish and maintain good relations with local participants, communities (populations) in the operational fields, CiC representatives and contractors/workers
  • Listen to the populations and local participants in the field and report to his/her supervisor any non-technical or safety-related issues which could affect the activities or safety of HI teams
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • National Diploma in a relevant field (Engineering or architecture)
Experience Requirements
  • Na
  • The applicants should have experience in the following area(s):
    Field or Project Organizer, Program Officer/ Manager
  • The applicants should have experience in the following business area(s):
    Engineering Firms, Architecture Firm
Additional Requirements
  • Both males and females are allowed to apply
  • Language skills: Fluent in English, Fluent in Bengali (including knowledge of Chitagoian)
  • Computer Skills: Good knowledge of MS office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Education degree: National Diploma in a relevant field (Engineering or architecture)
  • Work experience:
  • Proven experience in construction and installation of site improvement works on the field (up to 3 years' experience)
  • Knowledge of minimum standards for site improvement an asset
  • Previous experience with NGOs/INGOs is a strong asset
  • Previous experience in Humanitarian work an asset
  • Previous experience in data collection an asset
  • Other requirements
  • Commitment to the NGO values and principles
  • Detail oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Adaptability
  • Stress Management and flexibility
  • Problem solving
  • Strong people and interpersonal skills
Job Location

Anywhere in Bangladesh

Job Source Online Job Posting

Read Before Apply

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The deadline to receive the applications is 7th May 2018 until 12h A.M. Please indicate the name of the position in the subject line of the email. Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Any sort of persuasion by person, phone, email or other means in this regard will automatically disqualify the candidate. The selected employee should clearly understand that all final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful reference check, pre- employment screening will be performed for all selected applicants.

Application Deadline : May 7, 2018
Company Information
handicap international (humanity & inclusion) in Bangladesh Address : House # SW (F) 1/A, Road # 04, Gulshan - 1, Dhaka-1212. Business : handicap international (humanity & inclusion) is an independent international aid and development organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We are currently operating in over 60 countries and have more than 3500 employees worldwide.

Over the years, our organisation has developed considerable expertise and a wide range of activities for addressing the essential needs of people with disabilities and other vulnerable people, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
Job Summary

Published on: Apr 17, 2018

Vacancy:  01

Employment Status: Full-time

Experience: Na

Gender: Both males and females are allowed to apply

Job Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh

Application Deadline: May 7, 2018

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