Assistant Project Officer – WASH and
Waste Management

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 access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene 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.



The Assistant Project Officer – WASH and Waste Management plays a key role at organisational level by participating in project design exercise, detailed analysis of project performance and documentation that helps in smooth implementation of projects under WASH and Waste Management sub-goals.

Assistant Project Officer – WASH and Waste Management
Reporting to
Programme Manager
Direct reprots


Programme Delivery Unit
Programme/ project teams under PDU, Thematic Units, Business Development, Quality Assurance, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Units, Practical Action Consulting within Practical Action, implementing partners, multi-level stakeholders including development partners, prospective donors, private sector and other relevant organisations.
Financial scope
As assigned/delegated
Nature of contract
Occasional travel to project locations out of Dhaka

Key Responsibilities:

  1. In collaboration with colleagues from Programme Management, Thematic Units, Business Development and Quality Assurance Unit, participate in designing of new project and programmes in line with the change ambitions and strategic intents of Practical Actions in the areas of WASH, waste management and urban services.
  2. Support Business Development and Quality Assurance unit in writing proposals and business plans with a view to securing funding for future projects and programmes.
  3. Carry out analysis of different elements of projects/programmes in determining the performance, potential impact and inform future project design.
  4. Carry out the exercise of process documentation for selected projects to track the performance of the project and capture critical learning.
  5. Maintain strategic contracts with different donors, support programs in ensuring donor compliances and donor communication.
  6. Networking with likeminded INGOs, academia, private sector, Government on issues of common interest for consortium building.


  1. Master degree in Public Administration/Public Health/Urban Planning.
  2. Track record of understanding development work around urban development, WASH, and waste management.
  3. A person well organized, attentive to details, and use concise, persuasive writing.
  4. Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and to set priorities.
  5. Excellent English writing, analytical and communication skills.
  6. Excellent ability to work with a virtual cross-functional team.
  7. Willing and able to travel independently outside Dhaka.


Our people are expected to demonstrate the following behaviours:


DURATION OF CONTRACT: Initially for 02 years, renewable upon satisfactory performance.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Within a range of BDT 32,000 to BDT 36,000 per month depending on the competencies, performance in the written test and in the interview.


Please apply online through uploading your CV mentioning two referees by 11 August 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.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and expects all staff and all those acting on behalf of Practical Action to demonstrate and share this commitment.