Head of Project Management Unit (INT10473)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have substantial experience working closely with the Internal program and operational team of about 60 to 70 staff members and external actors such as NGOAB, DC, RRRC, UNHCR, other UN agencies, Donors, and affiliate members.?


Do you have a post-graduation/graduation qualification in a related field of study with quality experience providing a range of ensuring donor and state compliances, risk management, archiving, development, and updating the project management system, supporting and supervising partnership strategy to an organization?


Do you have knowledge of Change management in a large organizational setup and demonstrable experience of working of the governance, management, and tools/policies along with significant staff management experience and skills in developing teams?


If the answer is yes, then we would like to hear from you.


The Role:


Oxfam is evolving as a dynamic and focused organization. Bangladesh is a high-priority program for Oxfam. Your role as the Head of the Project Management Unit is designed to manage the overall national portfolio of all restricted grants which includes ensuring donor and state compliances, risk management, archiving, development, and updating the project management system, supporting and supervising partnership strategy, contributing to the country strategy and supporting program director with growth and expansion of Oxfam’s reach.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do.


The Head of PMU should be a top-notch Project Management Unit professional and champion to lead a diversified team and support partner-based long-term development programs spread across various geographic locations within Bangladesh. The person must have demonstrated experience in dealing with a large team in Bangladesh and maintaining functional collaboration across a networked organization globally. This position is expected to play the overall responsibility.


  • 100% donor compliance with quality Management of Oxfam’s internal system of grants compliance
  • Mentoring and Coaching partners
  • Executing partnerships
  • Regular and Operational communications with the Donors and relevant Oxfam affiliate members
  • Develop and update project management systems according to the grant requirements
  • Program, financial monitoring of partners for specific grants
  • Develop and manage of project management unit archive


An ideal candidate for the role will also be/have:


  • Minimum Post Graduate Degree or Degree with equivalent work experience from a recognized institution/ university
  • At least 06 years of relevant experience in project management roles with 03 years of leadership/managerial roles.
  • Experience in Change management in a large organizational setup
  • Experience in conflict resolution, reconciliation, and strategic negotiations
  • Experience and understanding of the governance, management, and tools/policies.
  • Ability to manage complex situations.
  • Ability to work under high pressure.  


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous gratuity scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 


From the day you join Oxfam, we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the-job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.  


[Only Bangladeshi Nationals are eligible to apply]



Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.




  • Location:
    Bangladesh - Dhaka
  • Hours:
    37.5 hours per week. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage
  • Salary:
    BDT. 2,918,255.00 gross per annum (13 month)
  • Region:
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
    National C1
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Closing Date:
    22 June 2024
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