Programme Officer

United Nations Children's Fund

Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

With UNICEF Bangladesh you are at the center of the change you want to see.

In one of the largest UNICEF Country Offices in the world, you will be working with dynamic colleagues who have helped deliver remarkable results for children: Net enrolment in primary education rose from 61 per cent in 1987 to 98 per cent in 2019. Stunting fell from 42 per cent in 2013 to 28 per cent in 2019. Fully vaccinated children increased from 52 per cent in 2001 to 84 per cent in 2019.

Join us as we go the next mile for the nearly 60 million children in Bangladesh, including half a million Rohingya refugee children.

In a country undergoing rapid economic and demographic transition, be part of tackling malnutrition and stagnant wasting. Help protect children from child marriage, child labour and violence. Support the country to invest more in health and education, and to extend safe water to the children who are furthest left behind.

How can you make a difference?

  • The Programme Officer (HACT) reports to the Education Manager for close guidance and supervision.
  • The Programme Officer (HACT) in the Education Team in Cox's Bazar provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programme cycle. He/she applies theoretical and technical skills in researching, collecting, analyzing and presenting information to facilitate the integration of HACT plans in all programming activities of the Education Team and to ensure the application of HACT and related organizational rules, regulations and procedures.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support to HACT planning during the programming process
  • Support to implementation of HACT activities
  • Review and use of HACT reports
  • Networking and inter-agency partnership
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  •  A university degree in one of the following fields is required: Development studies, International Development, Business Administration, Financial Management, Economics, Auditing, Project/Programme Management or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of one year of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: programme development/management, financial planning and management, or another related area. 
  •  Experience working in an emergency context is considered as an asset.
  •  Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  •  Desirable: Experience working in a developing country is considered as an asset. Relevant experience in a UN system agency or organization is considered as an asset.
  •  Fluency in English and Bangla is required.