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1. The Embassy of Denmark is looking for a Product Specialist / Purchasing Agent to work for the Danish company Dymak A/S

Position: Product Specialist / Purchasing Agent
Employer: Dymak A/S
Type of employment: Full time 
Location: The selected candidate will work from home. Communication will be on TEAMS and phone.

Deadline for application submission:  November 21, 2020

The Embassy of Denmark assists the Danish company Dymak A/S in the recruitment of a dynamic and result oriented product specialist / purchasing agent to support their existing global sourcing organization. The selected candidate will refer to the Global Supply Chain Manager in Denmark and will be working to deepen and expand their existing cooperation with production companies in Bangladesh within the segment of home & garden styling, accessories for plants and flowers etc.

About Dymak A/S (https://dymak.dk/)

Dymak develops and sources unique accessories for companies in the House & Garden segment worldwide. Dymak does this by having a global network of suppliers, who have the flexibility to customize production according to the needs of its customers. Dymak wants to add value to its clients through well-designed and unique accessories for plants and flowers, affordable to the average consumer.

Main tasks and responsibilities as a Product Specialist / Purchasing Agent:

The day-to-day tasks include but may not be limited to:
 
• To identify potential suppliers based in Bangladesh mainly in textile material and in products ranging from baskets, rugs etc
• To negotiate prices. It is of utmost importance that Dymak´s sales offices receive the best possible price. The Dymak staff receiving the price might not know which price is correct and will just pass on the quote to their customers. Dymak will lose the order and face value as well, if the price received is not competitive, and they might lose the customer forever.
• To ensure fast samples; the sample is often the main tool to making a sale. The sales staff will mention the date of sample dispatch, when they ask for a sample. If this date is not realistic, you must revise that date, so that the date mentioned in the system is correct. This is important, because the customer expect to receive the sample a few days after that date
• To conduct Quality control by using Dymak´s Quality-control-system. To ensure both delivery on time, correct humidity in the natural products etc, both pre-production, mid-term and final inspection might be needed
• To process requests (Request For Quote = RFQ) through the Dymak portal
• To plan and guide Dymak staff when they visit
• To establish an organization locally when sales are up
• To promote and establish relationships with stakeholders working in textile, as well as industrial players within the category of baskets and rugs exporting to countries in Europe
• To participate in marketing events and exhibitions

Required qualifications:

The preferred candidate should have experience in trading within the textile industry and primarily within the baskets and rugs industry.

• The candidate must have a sound technical understanding and interest to work with technical solutions pertaining to baskets and rugs
• The candidate must have a good background and network in the said industries
• The candidate must have the capacity and ability to visit and communicate with factory workers as well as architects, developers, creators in the said industries
• The right candidate must be highly disciplined, hardworking and self-motivated. The ability to speak and write in English and Bengali fluently is a must
• Experience in sales management and marketing in said industries will be given highest priority

Dymak offers:

• An exciting, inter-cultural, dynamic work environment and a wide range of diverse tasks
• The possibility to gain in-depth knowledge of doing business in Bangladesh
• Great opportunities for further development of your professional and personal competences

Employment conditions:

Salary - depends on level of relevant experience, but in the range of 3.000 USD / month

Bonus - a 2% bonus based on the value of the shipments invoiced from Bangladesh.

Benefits:

• 4 weeks of holiday / year with pay
• Healthcare insurance
• Promising career path: For the right candidate there is growth potential in the job, since Dymak A/S will expand its activities and engagement in Bangladesh over time and may consider opening an official representative office

Application and recruitment process:

To apply for the position, please use the template found at the bottom of the webpage.

Interested candidates may send their application to the follwing address: dacambapplication@um.dk marked “Product Specialist / Purchasing Agent for Dymak A/S” in the subject line no later than November 21, Saturday (COB)

Applications are welcome from all qualified persons as per responsibilities/qualifications stated regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Only selected candidates will be contacted. 

Application Template (Product Specialist)

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2. The Development Team of the Danish Embassy is looking for a Programme Adviser focusing on Climate, Green Energy and Agricultural Growth

Position: Programme Adviser
Type of employment: One year, full time employment on a local contract based on the Staff Rules of the Embassy and with the possibility of extension
Location: Danish Embassy in Dhaka, Bay´s Edgewater, 6th floor, Gulshan 2  
Deadline for application: 12 November 2020

Denmark and Bangladesh have been partners since Bangladesh gained independence in 1971. The current strategic objectives of the partnership include 1) Contribute to inclusive and sustainable growth 2) Enhance resilience of selected vulnerable and marginalised groups, including Rohingya refugees and affected host communities as well as groups prone to irregular migration, and 3) Promote shared values in terms of democracy, good governance, human rights and gender equality.

The Embassy’s Development Team is implementing the Bangladesh Country Programme (BCP) 2016-2022 in partnerships with government agencies, the UN, NGOs, civil society and the private sector. The Programme Adviser will be engaged in this team and contribute to the daily running, but with a special focus on the climate, green energy and agricultural development portfolio.

Main tasks and responsibilities
• Overall, to contribute to the successful implementation of the BCP
• On a day-to-day basis, to manage selected BCP projects related to agricultural growth and green transition in accordance with Danida’s Aid Management Guidelines. This includes:
o ensuring that appropriate and timely results based and financial monitoring of partnerships and partner activities is taking place;
o ensuring that appropriate and timely follow-up on partners’ obligations, including in relation to activity and financial progress reporting is taking place;
o assessing and evaluating partner progress reporting (activity and financial) and ensuring that these are disseminated in the appropriate Danida systems;
o making sure that partnerships are on track (including budget wise) and proactively mitigating situations where the partnership interventions are going off track;
o proactively ensuring that relevant recommendations from HQ financial and programmatic monitoring visits, reviews and other quality assurance missions are being followed up satisfactorily;
o ensuring that all appropriate documentation as to the above is thoroughly documented, achieved and uploaded in relevant Danida systems.
• Generally, to widen and deepen the Embassy’s knowledge and resource base in relation to the role of the climate, green growth and agricultural sectors in relation to inclusive and sustainable development of the economy, including opportunities and challenges in relation to the embassy’s engagements.
• Specifically, to widen and deepen the Embassy’s knowledge and resource base in relation to agri-focused private sector development with an emphasis on value chain development and  making the markets work better for the poor
• To maintain, widen and deepen the network with project partners and stakeholders, including other development partners, government officials, NGO’s, relevant research specialists and others in order to stimulate knowledge generation and support project implementation
• To conduct project monitoring and field visits to relevant project activities and participate in various review and quality assurance missions (as the situation allows)
• To assist the Embassy in enhancing its efforts to better communicate relevant results of the development cooperation to the wider public, both in Denmark and in Bangladesh

General responsibilities and abilities
• Possess a broad worldview in line with the values of the Joint Nordic Embassies/Embassy of Denmark/Danida and respect the diversity of the staff
• Ability to work as part of a “whole-of-Embassy” effort with the aim to strengthen the partnership between Denmark and Bangladesh, inclusive of diplomacy, trade, development and consular matters
• Be willing to take up assignments beyond one’s own specific responsibilities and work with, liaise with and support colleagues from other teams if need be
• Work in line with rules on good administrative behaviour and in line with relevant Danida guidelines, especially when handling various information and archiving material
• Follow the security regulations of the Embassy as well as the regime for Occupational Safety and Health

Requirements and expectations concerning the candidates’ formal qualifications:
• Education at university level (Master’s Degree) in development economics, development studies, social/political science or the like
• At least 7 years of experience working with development programmes and projects, preferably from another development partner/aid agency
• experience with green transition and/or agri-focused private sector development with a focus on market linkages and value chain development
• Extensive project management and administration experience from same or similar field
• Fluency in spoken and written English

Requirements and expectations concerning the personal qualifications of the candidates:
• Team player and strong interpersonal skills
• Proactive and committed to produce results of high quality
• Adapts and responds positively to change and is open to new approaches and ideas
• Promotes ownership and responsibility for the desired outcome
• A positive attitude and a good sense of humour

We offer
• An exciting, inter-cultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of diverse tasks
• The possibility to gain in-depth knowledge of Danish development cooperation/Danida
• A unique access to a wide variety of development stakeholder, including government agencies, international organisations, NGOs, civil society organisations etc.
• Great opportunities for further development of your professional and personal competences

Employment conditions
• You will be offered a one-year, full time local employment contract based on the Staff Rules of the Embassy and with the possibility of extension. The position is initially subject to a three months’ probation period
• Working hours 37 hours per week
• You will be entitled to twenty (20) days of paid holiday per year
• Your salary will reflect your qualifications, relevant experience and proven work-related results
• As part of your salary, you will be covered by a workplace pension scheme
• You and your dependant family members will be offered reasonable coverage of sickness expenses

Application and recruitment process
To apply for the position, please send one .pdf document containing a cover letter, CV, proof of relevant education, recommendations and 2-3 references) in English to Royal Danish Embassy at E-mail: dacambapplication@um.dk marked “Danida Programme Adviser” in the subject line no later than 12 November 2020.

The Embassy attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified persons regardless of race, sex, religion, age or disability.

Selected candidates will be invited for interviews. Only successful candidates will be contacted.  

The chosen candidate must present a “No Criminal Record” and pass security clearance by the Danish authorities prior to appointment.

About us
The Danish Embassy is part of the Danish Foreign Service. The Embassy is an ambitious and dynamic workplace with some 26 employees. We co-locate with the Norwegian and Swedish Embassies.

For more information about the Embassy, see www.bangladesh.um.dk or facebook.com/ambdhaka

Application Template (Programme Adviser)

 
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Application Template (Driver)

Address:

Embassy of Denmark
Bay´s Edgewater,
Plot No. NE(N) 12
North Avenue, 6th Floor,
Gulshan 2
1212 Dhaka, Bangladesh

  

Tel: +880 (2) 5566 8900

Fax: +880 (2) 5505 1869

 

Embassy e-mail:
dacamb@um.dk

 

Consular e-mail:
dacambconsular@um.dk
 

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+880 (2) 5566 8903
 

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