Team Leader

Save the Children, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th August, 2018

Job Description

The role

We are currently looking for TEAM LEADER (CHIEF OF PARTY) - SUCHANA to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Role Purpose

The Team Leader (COP) will lead and manage Suchana, a 6 year £48 million comprehensive and multi-sectoral programme to prevent chronic malnutrition in under-2 children in Bangladesh. The aim is to break the inter-generational transfer of malnutrition through economic and cultural determinants in two districts of Sylhet divison. Recognising the importance of supporting nutrition well before a child is born, and before girls become mothers, the programme will adopt a lifecycle approach, with a focus on adolescents and newly-weds. It is driven by a catalytic coalition, comprising Save the Children (lead), IDE, HKI, WorldFish and icddr,b, who prioritise sustainability and scalability. Findings from a randomised control trial research and impact evaluation will be used to advocate for strengthened nutrition governance through capacity building.

The Suchana TL will provide overall management, leadership, technical guidance and support, including Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), communication, and learning, and will work with all the coalition partners to ensure a consistent approach to implementation and technical quality. S/he will be accountable for both the quality of interventions as well as their effective financial and operational management; and serve as the primary liaison and programme representative with Government of Bangladesh, donors, partner agencies and local institutions and communities.

The TL will lead and manage a multi-disciplinary team hired by the Save the Children-led coalition agencies. S/he will be responsible for virtual and matrix management between Sylhet and Dhaka to deliver programme objectives set out in the donor ToR, programme's technical and commercial proposals, and the logical framework. Although equally responsible for abiding by the regulations of all the coalition partners, s/he will report to the Director-Child Poverty Sector of Save the Children, and also liaise on a regular basis with the relevant SC UK Regional Portfolio Officer for Bangladesh.



Master's Degree, preferably in Social Science or relevant subject.



Work Experience: At least 10 years of progressively advanced management experience in field-based multi-disciplinary programming encompassing food security, economic growth (livelihoods) and/or market development approaches.

Knowledge: Sound knowledge and experience of nutrition/health/food security programming and its challenges (situations where populations suffer from medium to long-term chronic food insecurity and recurrent economic or social vulnerability).


  • Prior experience of delivering large scale nutrition, food security or multii-sectoral multi donor funded programmes, preferably those of DFID and EC;
  • Experience in successfully establishing and managing collaborative relationships and partnerships with donors and government counterparts at the senior level;
  • Proven ability to manage consortia with a minimum of 4 years' experience managing multi-agency programmes;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills in a complex international setting;
  • Sound understanding of different methodologies of M&E and operational research; and experience in developing integrated M&E and Learning systems;
  • Proven experience of managing large multi-million pound budgets and management of risk;
  • Proven ability to lead, motivate, retain and manage a diverse team of professionals;
  • Commitment to the values, missions, aims and policies of SCI and the Suchana coalition partners;
  • Highly diplomatic and emotionally intelligent with strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of the Bangladesh context and priorities in nutrition/FSL and health.
  • Leading and inspiring others,
  • Delivering results,
  • Developing self and others,
  • Problem solving and decision making,
  • Innovating and adapting



  • Works well with teams
  • Conscious of child protection issues
  • Non-discriminatory and gender sensitive
  • Willing to work in remote, rural locations

Additional job responsibilities

  • Ready to provide support to respond to any natural disaster or emergency situation anywhere in Bangladesh.
  • Contribute to implementation of Bangladesh 3 years Country Strategic Plan (CSP: 2016-2018)

Contract length: 2 years renewable

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.


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