Job Description

Desired start date: September 2020 Duration of the mission: 3 months – Short-term mission. Location: Cox’s Bazar


SI opened its mission in Bangladesh at the end of 2007, following cyclone SIDR. SI’s intervention and strategy in Bangladesh is to address primary needs of crisis affected people in terms of food security, livelihood, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), water, hygiene and sanitation (WASH) and shelter, by making use of an integrated disaster risk reduction approach and by taking into account the effects of Climate Change, whilst working in parallel on mid-long term resilience strategies. SI operates through three core stages of intervention, rapid response mechanisms in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency, early recovery/transitional periods and development. In line with the 2019/2020 country strategy, SI is focusing on four key strategic objectives: – Responding to the most urgent needs of conflict and disaster affected populations; – Strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to recurrent shocks; – Strengthening communities’ capacities to access resources; – Reducing marginalization through inclusive programming. To this end, SI Bangladesh focuses the crux of its work on the WaSH and FSL sectors with a cross cutting them of integrated protection and resilience.


SI is looking a HR Coordinator / short-term assignment, to support 2 mains objectives: A review of SI’s Bangladesh mission remuneration package is required with the overall aim of ensuring that its salary and benefits packages are equitable, in line with the local pay market(s) in Bangladesh. This includes:
  • Conduct a general socio-economic Analysis of Bangladesh and living costs

  • Conduct a benchmark of the employment environment (including, INGOs, NGOs, Private and Public sector)

  • Ensure salary grid updating, in compliance with SI policies and procedures

  • Analyzes the general socio-economic context and living costs of Bangladesh, and its evolution since the last revision (2017)

  • Analysis the local socio-economic environment on the different bases

  • Conduct a benchmark of the employment environment (including, INGOs, NGOs, Private and Public sector)

  • Propose a new COLA policy

Support for short term period induction and on the job training of the new national HR coordinator on SI process and tools. This includes:
  • Redefine and improve HR communication workflow with bases

  • Support workshop of dispatch of roles and responsibilities for Coordination department to clarify. Job description could be revised if needed. Support fields coordinators at bases level to conduct the same exercise.

  • Ensure management support and management training for the mission.

  • Finalized the Internal Staff Regulation policy

  • Finalized delocalization policy

  • Train the new HR coordinator on HR process and tools of SI, and insure a good implementation and appropriation by managers

  • Support the new HR coordinator in his/her HR leadership function.

  • Train the new HR coordinator on HR procedures and ensure that employee behavior are compatible with local culture, paying particular attention to gender issues

The HR Co reports to the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director.


Education: Bachelor (or Master’s) Degree in Publication Administration or Human Resources Management. Experience:
  • 3 years proven experience in a similar position in NGOs required

  • Previous experience supporting organisations develop practical and workable remuneration solutions

  • Capacity to propose adequate model according to external and internal (SI) constraints, legal and HR framework.

  • Previous experience in a similar position with significant HR volume (>200 staff recommended)

  • Proven experience in team management, team structuring

  • Previous experience with SI is a major asset

  • Previous experience in South East Asia would be an asset

Technical skills and knowledge:
  • Administrative management (Payroll, labor law, Contract Management..)

  • HR management: HR Sizing, Recruitment processes, Performance Evaluation, Evolution and Career management, Training…

  • Donors rules : ECHO / DFID / OFDA

  • Reporting / Communication

  • Team management

Languages: Full working proficiency in English (read, spoken & written)


A salaried post: According to experience from euros 2640 gross per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave). Per Diem of 450 USD. Social and medical cover: International staffs 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. Breaks: During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months. Our policy was just modified: from now on, Solidarités offers you 7 working days ever three months, with a 850 USD allowance for each break. In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization. For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website: Security context and living conditions: The office and guesthouse in Dhaka, Cox and Teknaf are comfortable, well located in terms of security, adapted to SI team’s needs, and assuring to international staff the minimum standard in terms of privacy and comfort. The working environment is positive and the context, differently in each location, give different opportunities of social life, especially in Cox’s Bazar, one of the most touristic cities of the country, hosting the majority of humanitarian actors.
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