Closing date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Job Identification : 13399

Locations : Dhaka, Bangladesh

Posting Date : 08/31/2023, 05:12 AM

Apply Before : 09/13/2023, 05:59 PM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-5

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Inclusive Growth

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree – 2 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 5 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Forerunner- Enabling Markets Work for the SDGs

Bangladesh has a growing young population, around 64% of its population aged below 35. However, despite their large numbers, many young people in Bangladesh face challenges in acquiring the necessary skills to secure employment. The education system in Bangladesh is often criticized for its lack of quality and relevance to the job market’s needs. Many young people struggle to find employment due to a mismatch between the skills they have acquired through their education and the skills required by employers.

However, the government of Bangladesh has recognized the importance of addressing youth unemployment and has implemented several programs and initiatives aimed at improving access to education, vocational training, and job opportunities for young people. For example, the government has established a national skills development policy to improve the quality and relevance of vocational training programs and has also launched several employment generation schemes to create job opportunities for young people.

Private sector organizations increasingly recognize the importance of addressing climate and environmental issues, not only for the planet’s sake but also for their long-term sustainability and success. UNDP Bangladesh’s ongoing engagement with major private sector organizations (MNC and local conglomerate), including different business associations, paved the path for work jointly towards achieving SDGs—specifically, youth and women skilling, employment and entrepreneurship, circular economy, and achieving climate promise.

This initiation plan (IP) will contribute to attaining future-proof skills for the youth, ensuring job placement, supporting entrepreneurship, enabling a circular economy, and reducing the carbon footprint for achieving net zero 2050 ambition. This IP will produce new project and program documents on skills, employment, and entrepreneurship, the circularity of plastic waste, and reducing carbon footprint by the private sector organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities


  •  Collaborate with function heads and subject matter experts to identify training needs and objectives.
  •  Support in developing training schedules and logistics for in-person and virtual training sessions.
  •  Ensure that training materials and resources are readily available to trainers and participants.
  •  Oversee the planning and execution of virtual training sessions, webinars, or online workshops, including managing technical aspects and participant engagement.
  •  Support in creating multimedia materials to enhance the learning experience, such as videos, infographics, and quizzes.
  •  Assist in customizing training content to meet the specific needs of different departments or target audience.


  •  Assist in conducting training sessions, workshops, and seminars for employees or clients.
  •  Utilize various training techniques and instructional methods to ensure engagement and knowledge retention.
  •  Adapt training delivery to accommodate different learning styles and levels of expertise.
  •  Assist in collaborating with HR and management to create career development pathways and succession planning initiatives for employees.
  •  Support in assessing the effectiveness of training programs through participant feedback, assessments, and performance metrics.
  •  Support in analyzing training data to identify areas for improvement and make necessary adjustments to enhance future sessions.
  •  Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies to improve training content and delivery.
  •  Maintain accurate records of training activities, attendance, and evaluations.
  •  Prepare reports on training effectiveness, attendance, and other relevant metrics for management review.
  •  Conduct training needs assessments in collaboration with department leaders to identify skill gaps and training requirements.


  •  Oversee the organization’s Learning Management System, ensuring training content is up to date and accessible to employees.
  •  Troubleshoot technical issues related to the LMS and provide support to users.
  •  Assist in developing training content to enhance employees’ soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving.
  •  Support in collaborating with external training vendors or consultants to source specialized training programs or resources as needed.
  •  Evaluate vendor proposals and negotiate contracts to ensure cost-effective training solutions.
  •  Assist in developing training institute onboarding mechanism (online and offline training institutes)
  •  Ensure tech platform LMS content quality for the beneficiaries.

Institutional Arrangement

This position will directly report to the National Project Manager, Forerunner, UNDP Bangladesh.


Core Competencies

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by the deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies

Thematic Area



Business Direction & Strategy

Strategic Thinking

Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP´s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.

Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for Forerunner, UNDP

Business Direction & Strategy

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Ability to create clarity around UNDP value proposition to beneficiaries and partners and to develop service offers responding to client need based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate

Business Direction & Strategy

System Thinking

Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system

Business Direction & Strategy

Effective Decision Making

Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources

Business Development

Knowledge Generation

Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need

External Relations & Advocacy General (Across the functions)

Event planning and execution

Ability to plan, manage and execute of public and private events to ensure that they support and amplify individual communications and advocacy initiatives, as well as UNDP’s overall brand and mandate.

Business Management

Resource Management

Ability to allocate and use resources in a strategic or tactical way in line with principles of accountability and integrity

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Secondary School Certificate is required.
  •  University degree (Bachelor’s degree) in a relevant field such as business administration, Training, and Development, Marketing, or other relevant fields from any reputed university will be given due consideration but is not a requirement.


  •  Minimum 5 years (with Secondary School Certificate) or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of experience in relevant field.

Required skills:

  •  Professional experience in content development/agency management/video production will be an asset.
  •  Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, development partners, and private sector organizations will be an asset.
  •  Previous working experience of working with a UN agency/international NGO/ bilateral donor/ government/ private corporates or equivalent will be an asset.
  •  Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.
  •  Experience in analyzing performance data and employee feedback to determine specific areas will be an asset.
  •  Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
  •  Experience in Design and develop training content, including presentations, handouts, e-learning modules, and interactive activities will be an asset.


  •  Proficiency in written and spoken English and Bangla.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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Note: UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, ethnicity and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and people living with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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