Site Development Team Leader

  • Full time salary:
    160000 per month
  • Type of contract:
    Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:
  • Contract length:
    3.5 months
  • Location:
    Cox's Bazar Bangladesh , Jamtoli, Bangladesh
  • Closing date:
    22 June 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. This role is for ensuring emergency support to the Rohingya under IOM Site Management as part of Christian Aid’s emergency programme.

About the role

The role is required to provide leadership on site development activities and coordinate between site development and site management team. Role holder will be responsible for all engineering work with the Christian Aid managed camps that include site improvement works and disaster mitigation structures as well as infrastructure development. Together with SD Coordinator and Officers, Site Development Team Leader will ensure drawings and specifications, tendering and contracting, coordination with stakeholders, and supervising the work of contractors and service providers. She/he will be responsible for ensuring CA’s work on site development meets mandatory approvals and humanitarian standards.

Key outcomes of this position:

  • Operational management of the SD project component and the SD team at camp level
  • Coordinate with the SM team for the monitoring and implementation of SSSI care and maintenance and for the identification of cash-for-work beneficiaries
  • Deputize the SD Coordinator as the focal point for contractors/suppliers
  • Management of the SD officers in the designated camps
  • Management of large-scale cash-for-work interventions
  • Lead construction work in the specified technical area, including assessment, design, bill of quantity (BoQ) calculation, work scheduling, tendering, technical specification, monitoring and evaluation, and contract administration.
  • Provide overall technical assistance to construction projects, from their planning to their implementation and monitoring.
  • Contribute to the management of construction projects to ensure quality completion is on time and within budget by utilizing and applying professional skills and knowledge in project management and stakeholder engagement.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of design standards, monitoring mechanisms, quality assurance mechanisms, and construction specifications in respective technical fields.
  • Make sure that all technical inputs and cost estimates related to the construction components are accurate, timely provided and included in the project proposals and budgets.
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate performance of contractors and service providers.
  • Develop site improvement plan in consultation with sector guidelines develop design to be approved by RRRC
  • Seeking approval from RRRC for all construction work from RRRC ensure all paper work, documentation and reporting.
  • Provide regular update on civil work at site to multi sectoral working group.
  • Provide necessary information and documentation for the preparation of project proposals for CA to contact potential donors and/or government agencies. Contribute to operational planning for emergency preparedness and response and hazard mitigation / disaster risk reduction initiatives.
  • Perform any other duties if requested by line manager

About you

The position requires following essential and desirable competencies and qualification:


  • Civil Engineering degree or equivalent from a recognized university/institution with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Work experience in rural and remote areas and implementing disaster management programmes
  • Sound knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel, AUTOCAD and other design applications
  • Experience in camp rehabilitation and site development, civil design, direct construction supervision, contract administration, surveying and levelling, quantity surveying;
  • Experience working on Cash for Work interventions.
  • Experience with International Organizations and/or NGOs is an advantage;
  • Experience working within Cox’s bazar area is an advantage;
  • Experience in building structural design, computer aided drawing, and common engineering-related software is a plus
  • Intermediate or higher English speaking and writing.
  • Able to join within 10 days of receiving the offer.


  • Relevant post graduate degree in development or humanitarian subject
  • Knowledge of the political, social and economic context of Bangladesh and the development issues and challenges it faces.
  • Experience working on the Rohingya refugee response

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 rewards and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy 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 April 30, 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: