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Oxfam : Programme Officer (EDP)

Oxfam Job Circular in Bangladesh – 2022

Oxfam, Bangladesh is one of the reputed International NGO in Bangladesh which has has published a job circular for the position of Programme Officer – Enterprise Development Programme.

Programme Officer – Enterprise Development Programme at Oxfam

Programme Officer – Enterprise Development Programme

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

Do you have a minimum 4-5 years’ experience of working in or with the private sector enterprises, investment fund and ability to understand the constraints of growing SME’s in developing country context?

Do you have strong knowledge and experience in investments, enterprise development, business management and strategic planning, analysis of markets, women economic empowerment, etc.?

Do you have clear understanding and knowledge on market analysis and role of private sectors in poverty eradication or employment generation. strong partnership development skills, communication, and coordination skills?

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

The Role:

The Programme Officer – Enterprise Development Programme is responsible for ensuring implementation of an effective comprehensive Enterprise Development Program (EDP) initiatives consulting with Market Systems & Enterprise Development Specialist; negotiate with partners, enterprise, financial firms, consultants to provide support for enterprises and undertake country level studies. Provide support to the Market Systems & Enterprise Development Specialist in all aspects of the operation of the EDP Programme in Bangladesh; integrating quantitative and qualitative approaches in the Program interventions at enterprise and partner level. S/he is responsible to supervise, project monitoring, supports producer organizations and small enterprises to create opportunities for women’s economic leadership become viable businesses, compete in their markets, and form long-term business relationships, while also promoting broader changes in the economic, political and social environment where these enterprises operate. and ensure quality implementation of the project. This post plays an active role in the delivery and coordination of the Enterprise Development Programme. Oxfam launched the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP, www.oxfam.org.uk/edp) in 2008, one of the first SME/Impact Investment funds to be set up by an international NGO.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do

As our next EDP Programme Officer you will bring:

  • Experience of working in or with the private sector enterprises; and ability to understand the constraints of starting businesses in developing country context
  • Financial analysis skills and confidence with Excel tools
  • Experience and/or understanding of, and commitment to women’s economic empowerment
  • Strong written communication skills in English, with ability to produce short reports and case studies

An ideal candidate for the role will also have:

  • Experience of working in an Impact/Enterprise Investment fund
  • Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of economic development initiatives
  • Post Graduate Degree or Degree with equivalent work experience or any other related area that can bring added value to the job

This role will give you an opportunity to gain a broad insight into impact investing and create significant networks, while making a real difference to the lives of the poorest and contribute to systemic change. The role will also give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in enterprise development, investments and women’s economic empowerment, to get access wide range of training and development opportunities.

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible

We offer:

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in Oxfam Bangladesh, to act as key contributor to our Enterprise Development team to work with a group of passionate people who are specialists in their field and offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.

Location: Dhaka (with frequent field visit).

Job type: Fixed Term.

Salary & Benefits: As per Oxfam National D1 pay band with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, gratuity, leave & insurance.

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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.

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

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

How to apply:

  • Go to: for external applicants:
  • For internal applicants:
  • Search for the vacancy using the reference number INT8865 complete the online application process
  • Ensure you submit your application before midnight (GMT) on the closing date. Unless a different time is specified in the advert.

Application deadline: 07 September 2022

About Us

Oxfam is a global movement of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. Together we save and rebuild lives in disasters. We help people build better lives for themselves. We speak out on the big issues that keep people poor, like inequality, discrimination against women and climate change. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can live without poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of the international confederation Oxfam.

Job Source: Offam Job and Career

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