Technical Coordinator

Role profile


Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision
Our vision is for a world where all people have access to the technologies that enable them to meet their basic needs and reach their potential, in a way that safeguards the planet today, and for future generations.

Our Beliefs
We believe that:

  • Technology is a key enabler of human development; and that technological innovation has the power to propel us into a better world.
  • All people should have access to, and a voice in, shaping the technologies that can improve their lives.
  • A sustainable future for our planet requires a fundamental shift in the way technology is developed and used.

Our Mission
To develop and demonstrate practical, technology based solutions that enable women and men living in or vulnerable to poverty, to lead dignified lives. To partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and with a range of other organisations: ensuring local ownership, and that the solutions work in the longer term without us. To inspire change through the widespread adoption of sustainable technologies that work - socially, economically and environmentally, so that more people living in or vulnerable to poverty benefit from our learning.

Our Ambition
Our ambition is that by 2030 we will have transformed the way technology is used to improve the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.


With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage, and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet.  Technology features in everything we do.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action improves the lives of around one million people every year through improved access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation and waste management, and disaster risk reduction.

We are a trusted partner of many communities, governments, development agencies and the private sector.  We are uniquely placed as a knowledge broker with a breadth of capacities which enable us to capture and share knowledge in relevant ways for our diverse audiences. We are influential at national level where we work, and globally and considered a “go-to” agency by those seeking to improve energy access for people living in poverty.


ABOUT THE ROLE (Technical Coordinator, GSMA and BMGF)

The Technical Coordinator is responsible for leading the technical components of GSMA project and coordinate the process of assessing the trainings need, design and development of training packages, and delivering training packages to target groups of BMGF Project in close collaboration with the Project Management Team.

Technical Coordinator
Reporting to
Head of Programme Implementation
Direct reprots
3-4 staff
Programme Delivery Unit
GSMA, Robi, Multi-level stakeholders including municipalities, private enterprises, cleaner cooperatives, project management and other relevant units.
Financial scope
Management of a given amount of available budget at field level dedicated under the approved annual budget
Nature of contract
Frequent travel to project areas (Faridpur, Jessore, Satkhira, Magura, Rajbari), municipalities and out of municipalities as and when required

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the technical component of GSMA project in collaboration with Robi and other relevant stakeholders
  2. Coordinate with project implementation team, Robi, other service providers and respective municipalities in developing mobile based service applications 
  3. Facilitate to formulate project implementation plan together with team and other relevant stakeholders and execute as well
  4. Coordinate the capacity development process of the project stakeholders including municipal staff, representatives, and staff of two national urban programme (i.e. UGIIP and NUPRP) etc.
  5. Development of the training packages based on the training need assessment of different groups of stakeholders
  6. Coordinate and organise exposure events, workshop for capacity building of the involved national and local stakeholders  
  7. Support to development and implement the Annual Business Plan of training center established at Compost Research and Training Center (CRTC), Faridpur
  8. Support the capacity and institutional development process of sweeper lead emptying enterprises at municipality level   
  9. Support to carry out the municipal sanitation planning and social mobilization events for demand creation


  1. Master of Civil or Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Development Studies etc.
  2. 07 Years of post-graduation working experience with capacity building process in the development sector (preferably in urban sanitation or urban development )
  3. Excellent conceptualisation, communication, facilitation, reporting and presentation skill
  4. Ability to work independently and/or in a multi-cultural team and meeting deadlines
  5. Fluency in English language and proficiency in computer application


Our people are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:


DURATION OF CONTRACT: Initially for 02 years, renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of fund.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Monthly Gross BDT 76,000 – 96,000 and other benefits i.e. Festival Bonus, Gratuity, PF, Insurance coverage as per organisation policy.


Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 22 April 2018.

Although Practical Action Bangladesh is an equal opportunity employer but women candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.