Inclusive Education Specialist - Shobai Miley Pori (“Everyone Reads Together”) - BANGLADESH

HI , Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Job Description

Place: BANGLADESH (DHAKA with frequent field visits)

Anticipated Starting date: September 2021 Length: 36 months

Closing date for applications: 31rst of January 2021

“Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity”

Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial aid and development organisation with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

Since the organisation was first founded in 1982, we have set up development programmes in more than 60 countries and responded to many emergencies. Today we have a budget of around 150 million euros, with 3500 employees worldwide.

The HI network is an organisation made up of a Federation (with 2 operational HQs in Lyon and Brussels), 8 national associations (Germany, Belgium, Canada, United States, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and Switzerland) and the HI Institute on Humanitarian Action. All these entities work concertedly to implement HI’s international aid and development mandate.

The Federation is responsible for implementing the network’s social missions in around sixty countries. It operates under the names “Humanity & Inclusion” or “Handicap International” depending on the country.

HI is engaged in an employment policy in favour of disabled workers.

For further information about the association:


The United States of America Agency for International Development (USAID) is expected to release a call for proposals for an Inclusive Education project (Shobai Miley Pori :“Everyone Reads Together”).The anticipated aim of the project is to improve early grade reading outcomes in Bangla for children with disabilities in Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh.

HI is seeking a qualified Inclusive Education Specialist (Advisor), responsible of ensuring the technical quality of the consortium’s delivery of Inclusive Education activities respecting international and internal standards, if the consortium is successful, the proposal accepted, and granted with the award.

The project is anticipated to start in September 2021 and will have a 36 months duration; the anticipated overall budget falls between USD 10.000.000 -25.000.000


Under the direct line management of the Consortium Chief of Party, as Inclusive Education Specialist (Advisor), you are a part of the consortium management team.

You will lead in ensuring the technical quality of the consortium’s work by

  • Implement the project Inclusive Education strategy in line with the global strategies (provides technical input, in line with the global, donor’s and GoB strategies and standards, and ensure relevant follow up)

  • Ensure technical support to activities in line with the technical frameworks and standards of Inclusive Education developed for the project

  • Provide adequate technical guidance and support to project’s staff in line with strategies, standards and mandatory transversal approaches;

  • Ensure a local sectorial watch, best practices to adopt.

  • Contribute to recruitment and briefing when relevant.

  • Ensure technical learning from the project

  • Contribute to project’s learning and ensure technical learning from the project in coordination with MEAL Senior Manager and project’s staff;

  • Ensure the control & monitoring of the technical quality and the relevance of the project’s activities

  • Ensure regular technical quality control of project’s activities, issues warnings and recommendations

  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations.

  • Ensure compliance of the technical proposition with nexus stakes

  • Contribute to the development of research and innovation components of the project

  • Suggest and steers technical innovation projects

  • Identify the priorities of Research and Studies and steer R&S

  • Participate to the external representation of the consortium’s expertise at country and other level (when relevant):

  • Under CoP delegation, represent the consortium, in coordination groups, technical working groups, and other relevant networks at local and national level

  • Contribute to advocacy on specific themes in line with the global advocacy priorities

  • Contribute to communication messages locally in line with the global communication priorities

  • Represent the consortium in technical meetings with relevant national authorities.


You have/are:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Disability Studies, Social Inclusion

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in an Inclusive Education Specialist / Advisor position in a project of similar magnitude and complexity; preferably with USAID supported programs/projects

  • proven experience in designing and operating technical tools and methodologies relevant to the sector; proven track record of developing and implementing project technical management and quality control tools, including content editing, to ensure quality deliverables from a team across areas, including with local staff and organizations.

  • proven experience working with Ministries and relevant authorities (Education) and institutions (Universities, Schools, etc.)

  • fluent in English ; knowledge of Bengali/Bangla would be an asset

  • demonstrate Report writing skills training skills ; pedagogical skills

  • ability to coordinate and collaborate with others for creative solutions, and complementarities to maximize results


  • The position is based in Dhaka with regular field visits


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission. Particular attention is paid to health issues and your personal situation.
We offer an induction and training path adapted to our staff members and we have a HR policy oriented toward mobility and professional development.

  • 36 months International contract (anticipated starting date: September 2021)

  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:

    • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals

    • Pension scheme adapted to the situation of our employees: If you already have a personal pension scheme HI will contribute at the same level of your personal monthly contribution with a maximum of 272.53€/month ; If you do not have a personal pension scheme, we will open a private pension account with your contribution of 272.53€/month and a contribution of HI of the same amount

    • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution

    • Repatriation insurance paid by HI

  • Salary upon experience

  • Perdiem : 427.82€ net/month - paid in the field

  • Paid leaves : 25 days per year;

  • R&R : 1 day per month

  • Position open to families: family package

  • a child allowance of 100€ per month, per child (from the second child) paid in the field

  • Contribution to school registration fees for children over 3 years

  • Family-wide health coverage

  • Payment for travel costs (air ticket & visa) and transport of your personal effects

  • Housing : individual taken in charge by HI