RDRS Bangladesh

RDRS Bangladesh is going to implement “Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute Textile and Light Engineering Sector in North-West Bangladesh” Project in Rangpur, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat districts supported by Practical Action Bangladesh funded by European Commission. Interested candidates are requested to apply for the following position:

District Coordinator (Markets)

Salary: Monthly consolidated Tk. 48,000/- to 52,000/-

Job Location: Rangpur/ Kurigram/ Gaibandha/ Lalmonirhat

Duration of contract: This is an EC funded project, the initial contract will be for 1 year, renewable up to 03 years subject to satisfactory performance.

Job Description / Responsibility

  • Coordinate value chain business development work in jute textile, lathe and light engineering sector;
  • Play key role in value chain analysis and improvement work includes – business enabling environment, business development services;
  • Support to jute buyers and product retailers;
  • Design activities that increase smallholder jute production and market linkages;
  • Collaboration between small, medium & large jute product manufacturers factories, enterprises and chamber of commerce, business associations and jute mills, lathe machine workshop and metal workshop;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with private enterprises, NGOs, and CBOs;
  • Export logistics support on agricultural development, TTC, Chamber of Commerce, lathe machine Shromic union;
  • Coordinate the team at District Level and support in 4 project working districts;
  • Writing reports and capturing key lesson learnt.


  • MBA (major in Marketing)/ Masters in Agri Business/ Agricultural Economics;
  • At least 7 years working experience in market development & export linkage;
  • Experience in conducting value chain assessments and support in business development;
  • Good communication and computer skill;
  • Willingness to field visit frequently by motorcycle in 4 project districts;
  • Gender sensitive with sound knowledge and experience on gender issues;
  • Age maximum 40 years (may be relaxed for deserving candidates).

Process of Application:

Qualified applicants are requested to apply to the Head of HR, RDRS Bangladesh, Jail Road, Radhaballav, Rangpur with detailed CV including contact telephone/ cell phone number, 3 copies of recent passport size photographs, copies of all certificates, national ID card. Only hard copy will be considered and applicants are requested to write the name of position applied for on the envelope. 

Only short listed candidates will be called for interview through cell phone/ SMS/ Email. 

Any persuasion will disqualify candidature. Women are especially encouraged to apply. 

RDRS is a non smoking working environment.

Last date of receiving applications is 10 January 2017.