Officer, PDD | JAAGO Foundation

Career Details

Officer, PDD

JAAGO Foundation is a civil society organization (CSO) working towards the education and social mobilization for the underprivileged masses of Bangladesh. Its mission to fight poverty, JAAGO pioneered a Free-of-Cost International Standard School for underprivileged children in remote areas of Bangladesh. JAAGO’s Youth Development Program focuses on national development via the reallocation of skills and resources to foster self – reliance and growth in every young citizen.

Brief description of Position
The position holder will work with and support the Project Development Department with Fundraising, Grant management and organizational/donor compliance.

Job responsibilities:
1. Fundraising: 25% of time
– Develop concept notes and proposals;
– Conduct background research on donors and prepare briefs on funding opportunities;
– Explore and share new funding opportunities with Program Managers/teams, Senior Management and the Executive Director;
– Coordinate with other teams to collect necessary information and supporting documents for successful proposal submission;
– Update Project Development Team worksheet on Google Drive to keep track of all submitted project proposals and potential funding opportunities.

2. Grant Management: 55% of the time
. Study and provide feedback to the grant manager about the donor shared grant contracts.
– Write donor email drafts on behalf of grant manager.
– Arrange and participate in project inception, progress and post-project meetings.
– Ensure compliance with donor reporting requirements by updating the project staff.
– Take meeting minutes and share with the relevant staff.
– Call meetings with the project staff to collect information, write and edit Project Progress and Final Reports.
– Manage project document filing and storing (both physical and Online- Google Drive, Dropbox).
– Update and disseminate necessary project information within the team.
– Update Project Reporting Calendar and notify the project staff prior to the deadlines.
– Participate in occasional field visits to oversee progress of the projects.
– Support project implementation teams with Project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and develop monitoring and evaluation tools as per the project proposal.
– Participate in meetings with the Finance Department and Project managers to monitor the expenditure of donor funds.
– Prepare a project Operation Plan and monitor the progress of activities against the plan.
– Assist the project implementation team in content development of workshops and trainings.
– Keep track of fund disbursement and fill out necessary forms to request for funds.

3. Project Management: 5% of the time
– Support project implementation teams in specific project-based works when needed.

4. Networking: 2% of the time
– Search funding opportunities that arise out of networking with donors and online.

5. Job-related others: 3% of time
– Assist in completing administrative tasks of the team.
– Develop weekly meeting agenda in reference to Monthly work plan to share with the Executive Director.

6. Others: 10% of the time
– Prepare and finalize JAAGO’s flagship event-National Youth Assembly’s report.
– Assist different departments of the organization when necessary.
– Attend and participate in the organization’s different events.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a relevant field (Social Sciences, Development Studies, Economics, or equivalent).

– Excellent writing and spoken English and Bangla.
– Strategic thinker with proven analytical and planning skills.
– Good organization skills.
– Competent computer skills especially MS-Word, Ms-Excel and MS- PowerPoint.
– Strong understanding of the grant management process of institutional donors.
– Ability to manage complex tasks, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

Experience Requirements:
-Minimum 1-2 years of experiences in the development sector.

Area of Experience:
Prior work experience in raising and managing grants of institutional donors; donor reporting and compliance; research, monitoring and evaluation; training facilitation and training content development; maintaining databases will get preference.

Apply Instruction:
If you are interested then please send your updated CV with recent passport size photo to with the subject line “Application for the position of “Officer, Project Development Department” Without subject line application will not accepted.