Program Deputy Field Coordinator

Solidarités International

Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh 🇧🇩


The Program Deputy Field Coordinator (PDFCO) is in charge of the programs in Cox’s Bazar. Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, he develops, follows up programs in Teknaf. He ensures the internal coherence between all program activities and monitors both the current programs and the development of new projects. The PDFC oversees the programs department made of 6 teams: WASH, Food Security & Livelihoods, Emergency, M&E through the direct management of Program Managers. He also supports the Field Coordinator in his representing tasks in external meetings under FC delegation.

The main challenges of the position are:

  • To reinforce the capacities of the Program Manager
  • To consolidate SI as key RRM actor in Cox’s Bazar
  • To have a better understanding and of humanitarian situation in Cox’s Bazar
  • To reinforce operational partnerships with local NGOs and develop their capacity which is still low, with high field staff turn-over.


  • Strategic orientation
  • Coordination and programs monitoring
  • Institutional knowledge building
  • Reporting / communication / representation
  • Team management

Education: Minimum Masters’ degree or equivalent in agronomy, WASH/rural hydraulic Environmental, generalist with previous experiences in WASH or Food Security Livelihood projects.


  • 3 years of professional experience, including a minimum of 2 years in the humanitarian environment, with a positive experience in project implementation and team management
  • Proven experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts and insecure environments
  • Proven experience in emergency intervention
  • Proven experience managing team notably in remote control
  • Previous experience in Food Security Livelihood and Wash activities in developing countries
  • Previous experience of project management in NGO / humanitarian fields
  • Previous experience in report and proposal writing
  • Experience of team management
  • Experience of capacity building
  • Experience in working with local partners would be an asset
  • Previous experience with SI would be an asset

Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of FSL activities
  • Knowledge of WASH activities is an asset
  • Knowledge of Emergency activities
  • Strong knowledge of project cycle management
  • Strong knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
  • Knowledge of HR, budget and logistics management
  • Knowledge of Solidarités International rules, tools and procedures would be an asset

Transferable skills:

  • Excellent management skills
  • Good analytical and writing/editing skills
  • Good communication and diplomatic skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Good training skills
  • Capacity to work under pressure
  • Good pedagogical skills
  • Strong capacity to take initiatives

Language: Good communication skills, with good written and spoken English


  • Previous experience with SI (highly recommended)
  • Previous experience in South Asia (recommended)

Teknaf is a small town in Bangladesh counting more than 150,000 inhabitants and offering minimum services (local restaurants, local shops…) and nice beaches. No other INGOs are in Teknaf, except ACF, but it is close to Cox’s Bazar (2h/2h30 by car), where many INGOs and UN agencies are there. Cox’s Bazar is one of the touristic cities of Bangladesh and easily accessible from Dhaka (half day trip including internal flight).

Teknaf base offered minimal but good comfort (electricity, water, internet by a USB Key). The Guest House is close to the Office. Despite possibilities for time to time leisure periods in Dhaka, the restriction of movements due to security reasons and the absence of permanent international presence from other organizations make it a project-focused humanitarian assignment.

On an overall point of view, this assignment will allow the PM to fulfill core humanitarian objectives, providing most-needed services to non-conflicting local populations with the support of dedicated SI national staff at base and coordination levels. The programs run by SI during these last years in Teknaf have always been benefiting from a strong support by ECHO and BPRM. The completion of the activities in the timeframe defined with donors stands as a rewarding challenge that will be shared with local national colleagues, the coordination and the HQ.

A salaried post: according to experience from 2200 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a monthly Per Diem of 500 USD.

Social and medical cover: Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks. Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.

Vacation: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. For a one-year assignment, the expatriate will have a 7-day break during the 3rd and the 9th month (with 500 euros allocated by Solidarités). He or she will also be entitled to go back to his or her home country for a 14-day period after six months spent on the mission (Solidarités will cover travel costs)

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Does this description fit you? Please send us your CV and Cover letter in English. CV only applications will not be considered. 

NB:  The vacancy may close before the deadline. Thank you for your comprehension 

Contact : Sebastiano SIRINGO, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer