Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
SI opened its mission in Bangladesh at the end of 2007, following cyclone SIDR. Over the past eight and a half years, SI has implemented activities in emergency response followed by early recovery and reconstruction.
SI’s intervention and strategy in Bangladesh is to address primary needs of crisis affected people in terms of food security, livelihood, disaster risk reduction, water, hygiene and sanitation and shelter, by making use of an integrated disaster risk reduction approach and by taking into account the effects of climate change, whilst working in parallel on mid-long term resilience strategies.
SI in 2017 is currently implementing different types of projects;: a resilience livelihood and DRR program and a WASH pilot project in Satkhira and a WASH-DRR program in Cox's Bazaar District bordering Myanmar, the latter targets both Rohingya refugees and host communities as well as emergency programs following the crisis in Myanmar since Oct. 2016.
The closure of Satkhira base is planned for end of April, meanwhile the mission has perspectives to open new bases in Bandarban and sub-base in Dhaka.
The current salary grid of SI in Bangladesh has been put in place in March 2015. In order to cope with the evolution of the job market and evolution of the cost of life a revision of the salary grid is necessary in 2017.Moreover the ongoing revision of the ISR has highlighted some legal aspects not yet taken into account in the 2015 salary grid which need to be included in the 2017 revision.
Objective 1: Cost of living Allowance (COLA) revision
Objective 2: Salary grid updated and revised
Technical skill and competence: