Project Manager-Education in Emergency Employee Job

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Competitive Salary will be offered for deserving candidate as per policy. VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.
Fixed Term, Joining as soon as possible to 31st March 2020 with possibility of extension.
Full Time, 35 hours per week

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
To manage the development and implementation of the education in emergency project for the “Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals” and the affected host communities in Cox’s Bazar ensuring that VSO’s unique volunteering for development approach, People First framework, and core approaches are at the heart of all that we do; and, that we deliver sustainable change for, with and by our primary actors.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
Qualification and experiences:

• Bachelor Degree in any relevant discipline with 5 years’ experience.
• Working experience in education will be an advantage.


• Experience of emergency project management at an operational level.


• Excellent team working and relationship building skills; the experience of working collaboratively and of building partnerships in a multi-cultural environment.

Information Technology:

• Good level of computer skills (Windows, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, and Internet).

International Development:

• Understanding of the role of international development, more specifically volunteering in Country.

Communication Skills:

• Excellent written and spoken English.
• Ability to negotiate and maintain relations with government offices.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence and coach and ability to build partnerships and relationships in a multi-cultural environment.
• Experience of cross-cultural working and an understanding of issues of diversity.

Work Management and Problem Solving:

• Self-organized with the ability to manage time and tight schedules, working effectively under pressure Ability to work on own initiative, with a creative approach to problem-solving. Strong level of attention to detail

Financial Management:

• Good financial management skills.


• To adapt to new situations, with a positive attitude to working in an international organization. Able to travel occasionally and spend time away from base and home.
• Commitment to VSO’s values

We also offer a range of benefits, including;

• Competitive Provident Fund.
• Yearly Festival Bonus as per Policy.
• Yearly Holiday Allowance as per Policy.
• Global Medical Insurance Coverage Including Dependants as per Policy.
• Personal Global Accidental Insurance Coverage as per Policy.
• Personal Local Life Insurance Coverage as per Policy.
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays).
• Work in a global organization, with a range of people from different parts of the world.
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home.
• A friendly and supportive office environment.
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme.
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching, and workshops.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

You must have the eligibility to live and the right to work in Bangladesh.

The initial contract will be as soon as possible joining to 31st March 2020 with the possibility for further extension.

VSO has zero tolerance for abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees/volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy.

VSO is committed to promote equal opportunities for women, men, people with disabilities, and individuals from a different race, caste, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. Only successful candidates will be contacted. Telephone inquiries or any form of persuasion will lead to disqualification.

How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

Application closing date
18 Apr 2019

Interview/Assessment date(s)
TBA (To be announced).

Start date
As soon as possible.

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