Reports to: Programme Manager

Job Overview

The purpose of the role of the Programme Officer (PO) is to facilitate all aspects of Project Portfolio management and implementation, quality assurance of implementation processes, plans and budgets, project results, donor reporting, performance management and accountability, in line with all compliance requirements, of CBM Global’s approach, policies and procedures. The PO would also monitor high quality and impactful programmes are delivered upholding rights-based approach.

Based: The PO will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She/he will travel frequently (25% of time) to monitor and support the projects located in different geographical locations/districts of Bangladesh.

Hours: Full-time

Salary range: Competitive

Responsibilities and Duties (this is a summary of the role and not limited to perform):

Coordination: Lead to ensure strong coordination with Implementing partners for smooth implementation of project activities

Project development: Support the project development process by engaging in partner assessment, project design jointly with CBM Global secretariat, Member Associates, technical advisors, project partners, consultants and co-workers who are connected to the respective project development.

Project Delivery: Ensure project outcomes as quality results required by the program. Develop annual workplan and budget and implement project schedule within set budgets and scope. Provide a key coordination and implementation role, ensuring project management standards are followed and deadlines met.

Budgeting: Manage project financial budgets and targets, providing accurate and timely information on expenditures and supporting partners in implementing the project and ensuring the efficient utilization of the budget. Plan and coordinate financial reviews/assessments of partners in consultation with the finance and respective line managers. PO will manage and monitor the project budget utilization and effectiveness. She/he will assist the finance section in the evaluation of financial statements and accounts abstracts and in the preparation of accounts checklists of the project.

Communications: Build effective working relationships with project stakeholders, engaging them at each project implementation stage and ensuring effective communications at all levels. Ensure organisational communications about project progress and outcomes in a timely manner. Anticipate project risks and issues, communicate them to stakeholders, taking action to resolve them. Coordinate and provide reports as required on projects for internal and external stakeholders.

Project Management Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation: Support partner to conduct baseline, mid-term and evaluation of projects following CBM Global’s policies and processes. Support planning, advocacy and inclusive development as required particularly on project implementation and documentation. Support partner to develop inclusive knowledge and audio-visual materials

Reporting: Review project reports to ensure project activities, outcomes as per reporting guidelines. Upload all relevant information and reports to Global Online.

Capacity Building: Identify needs and support to organise training and capacity building for partners and OPDs. She/he would contribute to developing training materials and train the partners on different disability and development aspects as and when appropriate.

Representation: Supports planning and organising workshops/training in a time-bound manner and represents CBM Global at conferences, workshops and seminars when assigned.

Championing Change: Inspire enthusiasm, momentum and commitment for outcomes.

Safeguarding: Focuses on self-awareness and behaviour regulation according to the organisation’s policy.

Key outcomes expected from this role

  1. Projects are implemented as per the project proposal and budget.
  2. Strong demonstration of disability inclusion and rights-based approach in program implementation.
  3. Commitment to strengthen OPD engagement by building capacity.
  4. Maintain and uphold warm and professional relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders.
  5. Take informed decision and regularly update relevant co-workers on important issues.

Person Specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a * when they are desirable, and will be assessed from a combination of information provided from the application form and interview process.

CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.

Experience and knowledge

  • Graduate/Post Graduate degree in Social Science / Development Studies/ Development Management/ Disaster Risk Reduction/ Disaster Management/ Climate Change.
  •  Diploma in disability inclusion or equivalent is desirable*.
  • At least 4-5 years of working experience in the social development sector in managing projects with sound knowledge on monitoring and evaluation.
  • 2-3 years working experience in disability focused INGO, multi-lateral agency or international agencies.

Skills/competencies/personal qualities:

  • Abide by and display CBM Global core values in all aspects of work
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work demands
  • Ability to work in teams and collaborate with staff at all levels
  • Willingness to learn, change and adapt
  • Well organised with the ability to multitask

Core Competencies

  • Establishing focus
  • Managing performance
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Analytical thinking
  • Technical expertise
  • Result orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Business acumen

Qualifications, training, and education:

  • Good communication skills in English (oral & written)
  • Computer literacy with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • knowledge of disability and related issues and global developments & cross-cutting issues
  • Experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and financial management in the development sector
  • Proficiency in business English and Bangla.
  • Excellent command of MS Word, and MS PowerPoint; very good command of MS Excel.

Employee Benefits

  • We offer a flexible and working from home culture.
  • As part of its commitment to its work with people with disabilities, CBM Global aims to help successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

Useful Information

Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.
All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted, we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Diversity Policy Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.

Employment Checks

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.
All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global.

How to apply

More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:

Closing date: 1st October 2022


  1. Use this link: to apply
  2. Prepare your CV in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
  3. Download and complete the Application Form in English please, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
  4. No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address with the following format: (Family Name First Name, Program Officer, Bangladesh)

We also welcome informal enquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.