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CARE Bangladesh jobs circular 2016

Company/Organization : CARE Bangladesh

Job Type: private Job.

Total Posts: Project Officer

Last Date Of Application: 29-10-2016

See more information below this circular..

Project Summary

Improve Effective Coverage of Maternal, New-born and Child Health services (IECMNCH) project is a  joint initiative by GoB and UNICEF will be implemented by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under MOH&FW with technical and financial support from UNICEF and KOICA in Khulna district from 2015 – 2018. A package of Community based Interventions of Maternal, neonatal and child health would be delivered in the targeted districts with opportunities to innovate and generate new evidences. The initiative focuses to bring equity and responsiveness in services, improving cost effectiveness in service delivery and establishing feasible model for MNCH. At the end, the initiative will equip the policy makers with evidence based scalable community based MNCH models for reducing neonatal mortality and morbidity.

Position Title, Location & Contract Duration

Project Officer for Improve Effective Coverage of Maternal, New-born and Child Health services (IECMNCH) project (09 Positions, based at upazila level in Khulna district)

The duration of the proposed contract is up to December 31, 2018.

I.          Job Summary:  

The Project Officer will be directly responsible for providing administrative and technical support at Upazila level for effective and quality implementation of IECMNCH project to be implemented in Khulna district. Total 9 Project Officers in 9 different Upazilas/ Municipality will be responsible for monitoring project inputs, outputs and outcomes, budgeting, reporting and evaluation, including annual appraisal and training of Union Facilitators as per agreed strategies. The Project Officers are also responsible for administrative management over staffs and resources. S/he ensures effective and efficient use of project’s resources and materials. Each Project Officer will support and supervise number of Union Facilitator. S/he will ensure to promote team spirit for effective project implementation through establishing/strengthening Community Support System (CmSS), identify & select appropriate Community Health Volunteer from the community according to selection criteria. S/he will work with available health facilities at union and upazila level and develop effective referral linkages between community and facilities. S/he will establish a mechanism of sharing the project performances and feedback with local government and Uazila level service providers to promote accountability. S/he will monitor the effectiveness of project implementation activities and the achievement about project objectives. Working in partnership and collaboration with GoB Health and FP officials, UN agencies, Local Government, NGOs, Community-Based Organizations and civil societies at Upazila level with guidance from Project Manager. S/he will facilitate governance at service facility, union, and community through establishing referral linkages, local government (UP), and developing community support system respectively. S/he will document lessons learned, learning for advocacy, prepare upazila, municipality  level project implementation report, contribute to financial report, and prepare special reports as per project needs. S/He will maintain liaison with upazila level GoB / NGO counterparts and other relevant stakeholders.

II.         Responsibilities and Tasks:
% of Time
Responsibility # 1: Create supportive environment at the community through working with counterparts and other agencies
  • Communicate with the community people and local government, and Health & FP counterpart on a regular basis.
  • Facilitate community diagnosis exercise to understand the health service gaps, opportunities through a participatory ways.
  • Ensure buy in of Project activities among the community, local government and Health & FP officials at all level from union to district.
  • Organizing meeting/workshop/ orientation with project participants, CG and CSG at the community level to create supportive environment for mobilizing support from IECMNCH Project.
  • Ensure that the community people and local level counterpart are involved in identifying and resolving the local level problems.
  • Maintain constant networking with GO/NGO/Local government division.
  • Explore innovative ways to mobilize financial supports from local government and other sources, facilitates use of local resources for sustainability of CG and CSG activities in the community.
  • Arrange and provide capacity building training to local elected bodies, CG and CSGs. Mobilize local support of civil society, community leaders, and other elite for quality project implementation as per procedures of proposal and CARE Bangladesh.
Responsibility # 2: Effective planning and quality implementation to establish/strengthen Community Support System identify & develop capacity of Community Health Volunteer (CHV), link them with Government Health system, and mobilize support from Union & Upazila Parishad
  • Support Union Facilitators (UFs) to strengthen or develop community support system (CmSS) in each of the ward of targeted Unions.
  • Provide proper guidance to the Union Facilitators (UFs) to identify and select most appropriate CHV from each ward of selected unions.
  • Provide proper guidance to the Union Facilitators to supervise the activities of CHV, OJT, and training need assessment and organize training.
  • Develop and use monitoring tools by using data driven management system for the IECMNCH activities with the support from M&E Officer, Project Manager  and Team Leader.
  • Facilitate linkage of CHV with health system and also develop a functional referral linkages with public and other NGO/private facilities.
  • Organize monthly CHV performance monitoring meeting at Union Parishad with the participation of GoB Health & FP staffs.
  • Ensure engagement and active participation of local government, CG and CSG members, GoB staffs and NGO frontline workers for maternal and child health of assigned upazila.
  • Explore innovative ways to mobilize financial supports from local government and other sources for sustainability community clinics activities.
Responsibility # 3: Establish Community Surveillance and ensure use of data for decision making
  • Establish Community Surveillance system in each of the CHV so that gaps or issues related to access to services can be addressed properly.
  • Identify and design different approaches and activities for community mobilization.
  • Help UF, CG, CSG and community leaders in analyzing local power structure, mapping of resources, identifying and counseling proactive agents in the community, facilitating meetings to identify feasible mechanisms for dealing with maternal health problems, establishing referral linkages and catalyzing community actions and monitoring systems.
  • Assist and guide Union Facilitator to develop and capacity building of the members of Community Group and Community Support Group in assigned upazila.
  • Share finding for decision making to the community and local government.
  • Prepare action plan for implementation of the project.
  • Monitor and evaluate the project activities through assisting M&E Officer by data collection, compile, analyze data and prepare report
Responsibility # 4: Staff development including performance Management
  • Develop staff and ensure team spirit for an enabling environment for UF and  CHV.
  •  Identify strengths and weaknesses of the field staffs in undertaking the project activities and provide necessary feedback to improve quality work through supportive supervision/monitoring visits using appropriate checklist
  • Orient Union level staff on individual Job Description for performing their job, different for ensuring effective implementation IECMNCH project activities.
  • Ensure that the staffs are kept abreast of the latest changes to the project strategies and activities
  • Provide on the job training/coaching and mentoring the field staff effectively and prepare staff appraisals.
Responsibility # 5: Reporting and facilitate Financial and administrative activities
  • Prepare project progress report, case studies and other special report as per project plan and needs.
  • Ensure that the staff adheres to the project and organization administrative and financial rules, policies and regulations. Ensure that the staffs are kept abreast of the latest changes to the project strategies and activities.
  • Check TERs, request for project tools and stationeries and assist supervisor in preparing monthly expenditure report.
III. Reporting to:  
Project Manager
IV. Working Conditions:  

The position is based in the assigned Upazila under Khulna district with approximately 70% – 80% field visit. Close contacts are required with local government division and other organizations working in similar field at the project area.

V.   Qualifications and Experience:  
  • Masters in Social Science or relevant subject.
  • 3 to 4 years experience in the field of community-based maternal, reproductive health.
  • Experience in conducting community analysis, facilitating community support mechanism, stakeholder participation in health service, and mobilizing GoB services will be preferred. Education can be relaxed in case of exceptionally experienced personnel.
  • Proven experiences in Health and FP training programs especially targeting Community Health Volunteer or workers
  • Have experience of working in partnership / collaboration with GoB and NGOs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Should have good understanding of MS Office applications.
  • Motor Cycle driving with permanent valid driving license is mandatory.
VI.  Core Competencies:  
  • Planning & organizing.
  • Operational decision making.
  • Collaboration.
  • Building partnership.
  • Facilitating change.
  • Stress tolerance.

Candidates need to be highly motivated and committed to CARE Bangladesh’s vision, mission, and long-term development work to significantly improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Candidates must be capable of displaying great learning agility, support and encouragement of knowledge sharing across projects, to the ultimate benefit of all of CARE’s mission wide initiatives.

This is an interesting time in the development of CARE as an organization which is shifting towards a program approach where it has developed longer-term impact visions to have MORE sustainable changes in the lives of the extreme poor and marginalized. CARE is looking for a Project Officer who will play a key role in theImprove Effective Coverage of Maternal, New-born and Child Health services (IECMNCH) project whilst at the same time building a learning culture that promotes knowledge sharing across CARE and excellence.


Monthly gross salary is Taka 36,236 plus other admissible benefits as per CARE policy.

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should apply through CARE-B’s e-recruitment site: on or before October 29, 2016

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