Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Program Manager for the OFDA-Funded Host Community Infrastructure and DRR Project in Coz's Bazar District in Bangladesh is responsible for overall project management and technical guidance for implementation of all the project activities. S/He ensures quality of project outputs in line with CARE’s programming principles. S/He oversees all aspects of the project including project cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation), management of the grants in line with contractual obligation with OFDA and program support components (financial management, budget tracking, logistics, procurement and human resources issues (recruitment & team management) and risk management. S/He ensures team pro-actively plan and implement program and program support activities in project target and budget as outlined in the project document. S/He ensures effective coordination with relevant departments within CARE US, Country Office, Cox’s Bazar Office, Donor, Local Government Authorities, Host Communities and relevant sectors within the Refugee Response.
S/He ensures systems and processes are in place for the quality program management, wellbeing and safety of all project staff, the proper stewardship of OFDA-Host community project's resources and effective knowledge sharing and learning. The PM (Program Manager) should be proactive for achieving Gender Equity and Diversity and mainstreaming conflict sensitivity, fostering an organizational culture where CARE‘s core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence - are practiced in OFDA-Host community project, team work is promoted and all staff feels valued. S/he fosters strong working relationships with local and counterpart government officials, development parties and donors. The PM is also an integral part of the CARe Refugee Response Management Team and the SMT of the Cox's field office. The PM directly supervises senior program officers on DRR, WASH and Shelter, also senior officer of M&E, finance and procurement.
Purpose of the Position
The OFDA Shelter and WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing, at all stages, the Shelter and WASH OFDA Host Community Project. This position will report to the Deputy Team Leader (DTL) of the Refugee Response Program in Bangladesh, and will be working alongside the WASH and Shelter Advisors, Sector Leads and other sector partners working in the refugee response program. S/He will be expected to ensure the local partners NGO delivers against their commitment and gets support to succeed. S/he will work closely with the local government authorities in Cox’s Bazar district and other government coordinating offices including the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission (RRRC). S/he will be accountable for accomplishing the project objectives and outcomes. The Program Manager ensures the overall success of the program by making sure the relevant partners team completes the defined activities while adhering to agreed humanitarian, accountability and SPHERE standards and contractual obligations; and that the project is completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality. The Program Manager will also ensure that all Project activities are aligned with the overall CARE RRP strategy.
Reporting to the Deputy Team Leader the Program Manager (PM) will be based in the Cox’s Bazar district and lead the field-based team in collaboration with CARE partners’ staffs and volunteers.