Deputy Project Manager – Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support
|Position Location:||Asia - Bangladesh|
Position Summary: Deputy Project Manager – Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support (YES)
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 18 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure. In addition, RI has country offices registered as affiliates of one of the alliance members in an additional 18 countries.
Deputy Project Manager – Entrepreneurship and Empowerment Support (YES) will provide management and technical support to Program Manager who will have overall responsibility for the management, strategic planning, implementation, financial management, and reporting aspects of RI’s anticipated 3 year-long USAID program in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. The program’s objective is to reduce the risk of conflict by creating sustainable, market oriented resilient livelihood opportunities for host communities and promoting social cohesion in Cox’s Bazar. This project will be implemented as part of USAID’s New Partnership Initiative (NPI): Conflict-Prevention and Recovery Program (CPRP), with the aim of building capacity of local entity sub-awardees and moving them towards directs awards with USAID.
This position will ensure internal management and external coordination for successful project outcomes. S/he will assist Program Manager to oversee a consortium of local partners tasked with the direct implementation of youth skill development and social cohesion initiatives, and building capacity of local authorities and CSOs. S/he will be expected to support the Program Manager to establish and maintain systems for oversight and implementation of planned activities, contribute to reporting on technical activities and financial management. In addition, the Deputy Project Manager will support in designing and executing a tailored capacity strengthening interventions for the consortium’s local partners, with the aim of transitioning them to direct award with USAID.
Successful candidates will have strong management skills, significant project management experience and leadership experience. Experience managing and building the capacity of local implementing partners is highly desired.
Bachelor’s and Master’s level degree required in international development, political science, conflict studies, development studies, or a relevant social science and humanities discipline.
Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.
Note- This is a proposal-based recruitment. Hiring is subject to project being awarded to RI and completion of full checks including background and reference checks. Interested applicants should submit their application through RI Career page. Resumes may not exceed two pages in length and shall be in chronological order starting from most recent experience. Successful applicant will sign a Letter of Commitment indicating a) availability to serve in the position immediately as the project is awarded, b) intention to serve for the expected term of the project (3 years) and, agreement that compensation is subject to USAID approval.
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