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Posting Title:Asia Displacement Solutions Platform Specialist
Job Location: Bangladesh
Skill Required: Finance And Account, Project Management,
Preferred Experience: 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 23th Dec, 2020

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Job Description

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading NGOs, with a focus on responding to displacement, has been registered in Bangladesh since 2013. In 2017, in response to the Rohingya influx, DRC launched an integrated program of support to the government in site management, shelter/NFI, and protection. In 2018, DRC started implementing aid projects in support of the host communities most affected by the influx of refugees.  As a key part of this, DRC opened the main office in Cox’s Bazar and a support/liaison office in Dhaka.


The incumbent will drive the projects and direction of the ADSP sub-regional platform. They will report to the Regional ADSP Manager, who is responsible for overseeing all projects and staff connected to this initiative.

The Specialist is expected to lead the development and management of sub-regional projects, coordinate closely with partner agencies, and provide line and technical management of staff/consultants as additional functions become possible through fundraising. Within the initiative’s framework, the Specialist is expected to take the lead in developing and coordinating research, policy, and advocacy initiatives, and to support the application of that learning to practice.

Geographic scope

This role is expected to be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and the incumbent will be responsible for projects connected to Rohingya displacement. The Specialist will work closely with an ADSP Officer in Dhaka, and the ADSP Manager and Officer based in Kabul, Afghanistan.


  • Work of the sub-regional platform
  • Support the day-to-day functioning of the platform including ensuring smooth communication and cooperation between all stakeholders.
  • Ensure internal information-sharing at the country and regional level
  • Develop work plans for each of the primary components
  • Monitor work plans and budgets, and if relevant, supervise staff and consultants

Research and Knowledge Management

  • Facilitate and organize regular consultation/technical workshops and learning events/meetings on key issues of interest and catalyze change at policy and practice levels
  • Coordinate the implementation of research and knowledge management agendas
  • Work closely with the appointed technical leads for each of the three components
  • Ensure cross-learning and coherence between the different countries and at the regional level, and between partners and other stakeholders

Quality control of publications

  • Gather and disseminate relevant data, information, etc. to key stakeholders of the initiative

Capacity Building

Ensure active engagement with civil society actors and displacement-affected communities to:

  • ensure their participation and support for regional initiatives
  • Support development of and dissemination of learning tools
  • Organize learning events

Policy and Advocacy

  • Proactive engagement and coordination with relevant stakeholders
  • Proactive engagement in regional platforms such as ASEAN, Bali Process, BIMSTEC, AICHR.
  • Support existing forums and members to engage with governmental and inter-governmental actors on displacement and durable solutions for Rohingya refugees.
  • Ensure continued engagement with key players on displacement and solutions in the region

Roles reporting to this position

  • No direct reports, but will supervise an ADSP Officer


  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience in analysis and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic, and negotiation skills with a high level of flexibility in a challenging and fast-moving multicultural environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to determine priorities and respect deadlines.
  • Proven experience in report writing.
  • Expertise in coordination.
  • Experience working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with senior representatives of INGOs, IOs, and government structures.
  • Thorough understanding of protection issues.
  • Strong experience in financial management and donor compliance processes.
  • Knowledge of key tools used by donor agencies, such as logical frameworks, results in chains, results-based management, and financial administration systems.
  • Ability to work and travel within the project locations.


  • Fluent in spoken English and strong writing/reporting skills in English.


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