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Project Summary "Strengthening Households Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities II” (SHOUHARDO II) Program, funded by USAID and the

GoB. The Program will operate in 11 districts of the north char, mid char, haor and coastal areas of Bangladesh for a period of 5 years starting from June 2010. The overall goal of SHOUHARDO II is "to transform the lives of women and men in 370,000 households in 11 of the poorest and most marginalized districts by reducing their vulnerability to food insecurity". The Program will target the poor and extreme poor populations and address availability, access and utilization issues of food insecurity as well as the underlying causes, which include social injustice and discrimination and heightened vulnerability to natural disasters and climate change. Over the next five years, the Program will expand its approaches to address sustainable food security, with support from government service providers and greater private sector engagement with the poor population of Bangladesh. The program will be implemented in 10% area by CARE directly and rest 90% area through partnership with qualified national NGOs. Position Title, Location & Contract Duration Knowledge Management Coordinator (1 position, Dhaka) The duration of the proposed contract is up to May 2015. I. Job Summary: In a brief paragraph, state the position's overall purpose or objective, highlighting the general functions for which the position is responsible. Why does the position exist and what must it accomplish The Knowledge Management Coordinator is part of the SHOUHARDO II Senior Management Team and is located at CBHQ. The Knowledge Management Coordinator is overall responsible to produce high quality, reliable, and efficient information systems tailored to the needs of different levels of management and operational staff. S/he will promote the SHO II brand through developing vibrant relations with appropriate development agencies, both international and national; and production of high quality “relevant” material to generate interest in the development field. II. Responsibilities and Tasks: - Describe the major responsibilities, principal tasks, competencies and end results for which the position is accountable (try to limit responsibilities to five). List the responsibilities in the order of importance and state the percentage of time the employee spends on each responsibility during a typical year. - Employees who supervise other regular employees on a continuous basis should have Staff Management as the number one Job Responsibility. The general rule of thumb for percentage of time for management of others is 5% per direct report. Example: If a supervisor has six direct reports then at least 30% of his/her job should be allocated to supervising those employees. Responsibility % of Time Responsibility # 1: Staff Management (if applicable) Direct supervision of the “Advocacy Manager” and the “Publications Manager”. 10% Responsibilities in staff management include • Performance Management • Coaching • Staff Development Responsibility # 2: Coordination of the “learning” system of the SHO II Program 35% • Provide strategic guidance to the Advocacy Manager setting an effective vision and goal to further the advocacy agenda of the Program and the CO as needed • Work with the Regional Offices, and the various technical units of the HO to identify advocacy agendas and to construct and take forward effective advocacy campaigns • Produce regular reports, documentation and analysis for raising cross-learning and sharing within the program, donor, and the GoB Responsibility # 3: Coordination of the “Publications” Unit of the SHO II Program 25% • Ensure the Publications Manager works closely with the M&E Coordinator and other relevant staff to implement information systems which routinely surfaces best practices and other actions which can be considered as lessons

and the Publications Manager. Qualification: • 10 years professional experience at a senior management position in Knowledge Management and Learning Good Graduate degree or higher in any discipline These requirements will be relaxed for truly deserving candidates VI. and the ACDPrograms. mission. Others: The Knowledge Management Coordinator will also maintain close relations with USAID. and long term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and V. other civil society. as well as the implementing and technical partners. the Resource Management Coordinator. GoB counterparts. with approximately 25% field travel. the Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator. Core Competencies: • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Bengali • Demonstrable experience of publishing high quality reports and articles • Good knowledge of software packages • Excellent team player and building relationships • These requirements will be relaxed for truly deserving candidates VII. the National Technical Coordinator. Authority: The Knowledge Management Coordinator is authorized to • communicate directly with USAID to best understand their needs for information. Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision. Reporting: The Knowledge Management Coordinator reports directly to the Chief of Party. and the Regional Coordinators. NGOs. Within SHOUHARDO II: the Deputy Chief of Party. IV.• Develop the capacity of staff involved in the reporting system for them to produce quality reports • Manage the production of high quality “publishable” material on a regular basis • Publish SHO II material in international and national relevant journals and publications Responsibility # 4: Help promote the profile of SHO II among appropriate development agencies • Organize events inviting donors. Contact Key Relationship: At a country office level: the Program Development Director. the Program Quality Director. and when needed with the GoB. and private sector for information interchange sessions • Maintain a network of relevant and high profile development practitioners with whom information is frequently exchanged Responsibility # 5: Ensure documentation compliance to USAID and CARE rules and regulations • Follow carefully all USAID and CARE requirements in the production of documentation • Regularly monitor documentation being worked on to ensure all compliance issues are being maintained • Make necessary adjustments as and when required 20% 10% III. . as well as update them on information as directed by the Chief of Party • communicate directly with external stakeholders in organizing events to promote SHOUHARDO II’s profile and learnings • communicate with program and country office staff on a regular basis to produce best results VIII. Working Condition: The Knowledge Management Coordinator is based at CBHQ. The Knowledge Management Coordinator’s direct reports are the Advocacy Manager.

. 2011. This is an interesting time in the development of CARE as an organization which is shifting towards a program approach where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have MORE sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized.marginalized.267 plus other admissible benefits as are per policy. CARE Bangladesh. Please email the application to hr@bd. Summary job descriptions and the application format can be found on the website at: www.HRD&M. Dhaka 1215. Compensation Monthly gross salary is Taka 91.org on or before October 22. 20-21. Please note that only applications filled in as per CARE format will be considered.carebangladesh.org. Interested persons may also collect the application form from our Receptions desk (9 th floor). Kawran Bazar. Salary is CARE Bangladesh invites applications from qualified individuals. negotiable for highly deserving candidates. Note: Note: 2 Women are particularly encouraged to apply 2 Any persuasion will disqualify the candidates 2 Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process 2 Applicants who have relatives in CARE must mention it in the application form 2 Please write the position name on top of the envelope. support and encouragement of knowledge sharing across projects. Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility. CARE is looking for a Knowledge Management Coordinator who will play a key role in the leadership of the SHOUHARDO II Program whilst at the same time building a learning culture that promotes knowledge sharing across CARE and excellence. to the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.care. For those wanting to send hard copies of the CARE application format please send to: HR Manager .