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Manager- Government Liaison

Cox's Bazaar

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Democratic Governance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Purpose of the Role:

Manager- Government Liaison is responsible for liaison and networking with government, donors, NGO/INGOs and international agencies and ensuring IRC’s work is following the regulations of the Government of Bangladesh, related to different ministries, RRRC Office, NGO Affairs Bureau, National Board of Revenue, VISA offices, immigration, etc. This includes, to regular communications with relevant ministries related to IRC’s work compiling information for project applications for approval from the NGO Affairs Bureau, Narrative and Financial reporting requirements to NGOAB are fulfilled by IRC, ensuring comprehensive support for International Staff and visitors, ensure compliance related to taxation and other legal issues of organization.

Under the direct supervision of Operations Coordinator and technical support from Advisor-Govt. Liaison the person expected to support IRC operations (Rohingya response and Host Community) in Cox Bazar in terms of managing government relationships (at different administrative level e.g. RRRC, DC Office, Civil Surgeon, UNO , CIC level) and ensuring legal compliances set by NGO Affairs Bureau. The incumbent is also expected to support on FD-6, FD-7, Visa / work permit, Security clearance and Camp pass for expatriate staff.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities:

Government Liaison

·         Develop a sound knowledge of IRCs global presence as well as activities and strategy in Bangladesh in order to accurately represent the organization in liaisons with the Govt.

·         Ensure that IRC operates in Cox bazar following all legal compliances set by NGO Affairs Bureau, DC Office, RRRC, CIC, Civil Surgeon and other relevant Govt. Depts. e.g. SB, NSI, DGFI, DoFP, DDM and different Ministries (Home, Foreign, Disaster, Health and Women and child and so on) in timely and quality manner. This includes but not limited to processing of (i) FDs requirements at the start of projects; (ii) Various approvals from different level of authorities during the project lifespan; (iii) Project closure formalities etc.  

·         Timely prepare the Project Closing Report for FD-6/FD-7 and submit to DC Office and UNO Offices for collecting Project Closing Certificates.

·         With support of supervisor, maintain up-to-date tracking sheet of all legal requirements for every project, timely updating and dedicatedly communicate with program team and senior managers for pending approvals / issues. 

·         Act as the Cox’s Bazar-based focal point for managing all inquiries from various relevant Govt. Offices at all levels (district, UZ, Union, Camps etc.

·         Build excellent working relationships and maintain regular communication, coordination and provide updates to relevant government offices on the work of IRC, and on status of pending compliances / approvals

·         Work closely with Dhaka based staff (Advisor-Govt. Liaison) to ensure all paper works are completed and submitted in timely manner

·         Short term cover the position of Advisor-Govt. Liaison in absence in IRC Dhaka office

·         This position is to work other than Cox’s Bazar District if requires for IRC Bangladesh

·         Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor for the shake of IRC Bangladesh.

·         Assist in filing and following visa applications, camp permits, security clearance and renewals work permits for international staff and visitors.

·         With support of supervisor, manage up to date tracking sheet of visa, work permit, camp permit and revise on regular basis; dedicatedly communicate with concerned staff and senior managers on the visa, work permit, camp permit renewals.

·         Assist program and support staff with translation of documents.

·         Time to time update about the filing of all Official files of Govt. Liaison

·         Based on the advice from supervisor, attend various relevant external meetings in Cox’s Bazar (district, upazila, union and camp level) to represent IRC as well as support program and support staff to provide translation services.

·         Assist with basic logistics concerning IRC staff and visitors in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, including briefing on welcome and orientation materials, and confirming hotel and transportation arrangements.


·         Assist in office and other government related tasks in Cox’s Bazar.

·         Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

·         Ensure compliance with IRC policies and practice with respect to PSEA, safeguarding, code of conduct, safety and security, anti-harassment, and other relevant policies and procedures.

Major Challenges/Difficulties of this role:

-        Balancing multiple priorities in a dynamic and high demanding work environment;

-        Smooth coordination and communication between program and operations; 

-        Ensuring smooth support for approval issues from govt. authority.

-        Prioritizing workload to ensure effective coordination with government.

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