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Category: NGO/Development

Homes and Community Manager

Caritas Bangladesh



Job Context
  • Reporting to: Manager (Disaster Management)
  • Job Nature: Temporary
  • Job location: The position is based in Dhaka but field visit at Regional, Project and Field Offices is required.
Job Responsibilities
  • Program Support:
  • Provide guidance and support in assessments as part of program development, ensuring that this is coordinated with other sectors and actors.
  • Support in program / project shelter and settlements design. To include relevant technical, operations, HR, and budget inputs for current and new proposals.
  • Advise on monitoring the progress and performance of Caritas shelter and settlements programs and provide real-time support and advice to maintain program quality.
  • Rresponsible for communications and representation with UNHCR, IOM, the Shelter Sector / Cluster, donors, and other key partners and actors, to maintain good relations and the reputation of Caritas.
  • Capacity Building:
  • Provide leadership and support to program staff to help maintain and develop Caritas Shelter and Settlement capacity. This to include progress monitoring and reporting.
  • Aassist in the design and facilitation of any capacity building initiatives such as curriculum, training, simulation and other learning experiences.
  • Rresponsible for the collection, collating, and access of existing Caritas and other relevant shelter and settlements resources and create suitable repositories for this information.
  • Lead in the design of learning initiatives, such as research, studies, and pilot projects. To include liaison with all relevant stakeholders and ensuring the quality of the results and outputs.
  • Homes and Communities (H&C):
  • Develop and implement a professional development plan for this position for Shelter and Settlement (H&C).
  • Rresponsible for the development of personal development plans for regional focal points for the H&C program.
  • Provide support and input for any review and adaptations of Caritas shelter capacity strategy to incorporate Homes and Communities.
  • Provide leadership and technical support for the design and MEAL components of research and studies related to the H&C program.
  • Direct the dissemination of learnings from research and learning activities to a variety of audiences in Bangladesh, regionally and globally, including events organized and hosted by Caritas Bangladesh (eg Asia Shelter Forum).
  • As required, to represent Caritas at events in Bangladesh, regionally and globally, including Shelter Forum, CI Working Group, START, Sector, Cluster and other platforms and forum.
  • Develop key relationships and partnerships with key actors within and outside of Bangladesh, including govt, NGO, Universities and other institutions.
  • Facilitate the formation and maintenance of a H&C study group (connector) and to encourage the participation of key actors, including the organization of events.
  • Develop relations with BUET and MWATS to provide information and learning on H&C approaches with the aim to incorporate into their curricular.
  • Develop a H&C learning agenda for the H&C initiative and the local agenda for Bangladesh, including planning and designing research and studies.
  • Develop appropriate M&E mechanisms to track the progress of the project and to report on the impact and outcomes
  • Information and Co-ordination:
  • Prepare reports as required by Caritas and CRS, relevant Government coordination bodies, external donors, and other interested parties. Provide project documents, operation plans, program schedules and budgets as required.
  • Represent Caritas in discussions or meetings with government, non-government and UN agencies in collaboration with the H&C manager.
Employment Status


Educational Requirements
  • MSc in Engineering preferably with Civil Engineering/ Architecture from any recognized University.
Experience Requirements
  • At least 5 year(s)
Additional Requirements
  • Minimum five years humanitarian experience within the Shelter sector with program management experience and working with coordination platforms (eg Clusters).
  • Experience in community development, community mobilization, or similar community and owner driven initiatives, including integration of other sectors.
  • Familiarity with current standards and guidelines for humanitarian emergency response, including the Core Humanitarian Standards and Sphere Handbook.
  • Should have experience in and ability to build capacity in implementing teams, local partners and community bodies, with a focus on community participation.
  • Should have ability to work in partnership with local communities, government and NGOs as appropriate.
  • Should have experience in local construction technologies, materials and approaches.
  • Should have ability to read, analyze and interpret administrative reports, technical procedures, or government regulations and policies.
  • Should have capacity to write reports, and procedure manuals and effectively present information.
  • Should have Knowledge on ICT particularly on Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Access, PowerPoint and Outlook. (both Bangla & English), etc., is essential.
  • Should be fluent in communication both in writing and speaking in English language.
  • Should be self-driven and positive to work in a team.
  • Should have “can do’ attitude and able to handle multiple tasks managing priorities.
  • Committed to work following organizational aims, values, principal and policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Age: 25 - 45 years (as on 31/07/2020)
Job Location


  • TK. 1,75,000/- consolidated per month. (Negotiable)
Job Summary

Published on: 1 Aug 2020

Vacancy:  1

Employment Status: Contractual

Experience: At least 5 year(s)

Job Location: Dhaka

Application Deadline: 8 Aug 2020

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Apply Procedure

The selected candidates will be appointed on temporary basis initially for one year which may be extended for future period based subject to the satisfactory performance and requirements of the Organization.

If you feel you are the right person for the above position, you are invited to apply through Online ( to complete the CV including the names of two referees (non-relative) and passport size photograph. Please note that no hardcopies is required. The candidates who are presently work under Caritas Bangladesh should apply through proper channel with approval of the Regional/Central Management.

Only short-listed candidates will be called for written test and Interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered and the organization reserves the right to reject any application or to cancel or postpone the recruitment process for any reason whatsoever. Applicants are requested to visit to know about Caritas.

Caritas is an equal opportunity employer
Application Deadline : 8 Aug 2020
Published On
1 Aug 2020
Company Information
Caritas Bangladesh