Bangladesh - HR Support


Posted on: 03/05/2017
Desired start date: ASAP
Duration of the mission: 1, 5 months
Location: Dhaka, Teknaf

About the mission

SI opened its mission in Bangladesh at the end of 2007, following cyclone SIDR. Over the past eight and a half years, SI has implemented activities in emergency response followed by early recovery and reconstruction.

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 in 2017 is currently implementing different types of projects;: a resilience livelihood and DRR program and a WASH pilot project in Satkhira and a WASH-DRR program in Cox's Bazaar District bordering Myanmar, the latter targets both Rohingya refugees and host communities as well as emergency programs following the crisis in Myanmar since Oct. 2016.

The closure of Satkhira base is planned for end of April, meanwhile the mission has perspectives to open new bases in Bandarban and sub-base in Dhaka.

Human Resources:

The current salary grid of SI in Bangladesh has been put in place in March 2015. In order to cope with the evolution of the job market and evolution of the cost of life a revision of the salary grid is necessary in 2017.

Moreover the ongoing revision of the ISR has highlighted some legal aspects not yet taken into account in the 2015 salary grid which need to be included in the 2017 revision.

On 1st of March 2017 mission counts 102 national staff (7 in Dhaka, 23 in Satkhira, 72 in Teknaf).


The first specific objective of the HR Support is to do the revision of the salary grid in accordance to the mission needs, evolution of the socio-economic context, and in compliance with the new ISR and legal framework.

The second specific objective in to review the COLA (Cost Of Living Allowance) tool calculation in order to update it and make it easier for future revision.


Objective 1: Cost of living Allowance (COLA) revision

  • Analyzes the general socio-economic context and living costs of Bangladesh, and its evolution since the last revision (2015)
  • Analysis the local socio-economic environment on the different bases
  • Development of a new and adaptable COLA calculation and follow-up tool
  • Propose a new COLA policy

Objective 2: Salary grid updated and revised

  • 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 the new ISR (under ongoing revision)


  • New salary grid, function scale and document related to (organizational chart, Homere…)
  • ISR Part related to the wage, bonus, and seniority policies

Your profile


  • Post graduate level in related field


  • Previous experience in HR management (mandatory)
  • Previous experience in HR internal audit (highly appreciated)
  • Previous experience in NGO / humanitarian fields
  • Previous experience in an unstable environment (conflict / post conflict country)
  • Experience in trainings

Technical skill and competence:

  • Knowledge of Solidarites’ rules and procedures would be appreciated
  • Knowledge in HR, administrative and financial management
  • Knowledge of donors financial reporting (ECHO, EuropeAid…)
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft office package, Homere)

Personal quality:

  • Diplomacy and strong communication skills
  • Ability to take initiatives, decisions and work in autonomy is essential;
  • Good problem solving skills in day to day and crisis situations
  • An understanding of and commitment to SI’s mission and values


  • Good communication skills, with good written and spoken English

Application process

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

We offer

SI will offer you:

A salaried post: according to experience from 1600 euros gross per month, plus 10% annual leave allowance paid monthly and a monthly Per Diem of 450 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.
For further information about Solidarités International, please consult our website:

Contact : Anna FRANGI, Recruitment & Follow Up Officer

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: Solidarités International
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-31

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