Programme Officer - Gender and Inclusion

  • Salary (full time):
    T1,267,528 - T1,432,858 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    Two years
  • Location:
    Cox's Bazar Bangladesh
  • Closing date:
    23 January 2019

About us

More than half the world lives in poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality. We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.

Christian Aid is working with its partners in Bangladesh to achieve its goal of ending poverty. We are committed to expose the scandal of poverty and to help in practical ways through our programme, partnerships, campaign and advocacy to root it out from the world. We work with our partners to challenge and change the system that favours the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid (CA) has been working in Bangladesh since 1972. We are recognized for our work on emergency response programme, climate change, disaster risk management, gender equality and human rights issues. Our emergency programmes promote access to just and equitable resources and support the creation of resilient and thriving livelihoods for disaster and crisis affected communities.

About the role

The Programme Officer – Gender and Inclusion will be responsible to provide technical expertise on gender and inclusion in Christian Aid’s Rohingya response programme. He/she will lead and ensure gender and inclusion is integrated in all interventions of Christian Aid’s Rohingya response programme. The Programme Officer – Gender and Inclusion will provide support to the Rohingya response team and Christian Aid’s humanitarian programs to ensure they are managed effectively in line with Bangladesh country programme and agreed plan. He/she will ensure the inclusion of excluded groups and design programming to mainstream equality and equity in Christian Aid’s response work.

The post holder will work closely with the Rohingya Response programme and Bangladesh country programme to contribute to Christian Aid’s overall strategy. He/she will network and build relationships to enhance Christian Aid’s gender and inclusion programming. The post holder will report to the Senior Programme Officer – Gender and Governance and be matrix managed by Programme Manager, Cox’s Bazar.

The role will be based in Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. The role works within the International Department under the Directorate and Asia Middle East Division.

About you

The position requires following essential and desirable competencies and qualification:

Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in social science from any reputed university in Gender Studies/Development Studies/Sociology/Anthropology or any other relevant field with at least 4-5 years’ experience working in development and humanitarian issues with local or international organizations.


  • Knowledge of women’s rights in Bangladesh, development issues and current affairs in Bangladesh.
  • Good understanding and experience designing and implementing development programs to advance gender and inclusion outcomes in Bangladesh through a humanitarian approach.
  • Good understanding of human rights, equity, inclusion, gender and governance.
  • Knowledge and experience in working in the disaster and humanitarian field.
  • Experience working in consortium approach.
  • Solid understanding of Project Cycle Management.
  • Experience in coordination with different stakeholders and partnership management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent verbal and written fluency in English and Bangla.
  • Confident and clear communication skills, with an ability to transmit key messages in a variety of ways, appropriate to different audiences
  • Advanced IT - skill is preferred.


  • Good understanding on humanitarian response standards and coordination sectors and actors, like SPHERE Standards, Core Humanitarian Standard(CHS), Humanitarian Clusters
  • Familiar working with humanitarian stakeholders in Bangladesh.
  • Experience working on DRM/DRR.
  • Understanding of gender and inclusion in critical settings.
  • Familiar working on gender-based violence projects.
  • Training and facilitation skills.

Further information

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We encourage applications from socially excluded communities, i.e SC, ST, religious minorities, people living with disabilities and especially women candidates to apply.

You can expect a wide range of benefits and a good work/life balance.

Due to limited resources and high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by February 10, 2019, please assume your application was unsuccessful.

How to apply

To apply for this post please submit your updated resume and statement of interest clearly explaining your suitability and interest in the role. For queries related to the role and online applications please contact us on: