Position : Outreach Coordinator Barisal Division (FSN 9)
Job ID# : 58606

Abt Associates seeks a qualified Outreach Coordinator—Barisal Division for USAID/Bangladesh’s Nutrition Activity (BNA). The goal of BNA is to contribute to improvements in the nutrition outcomes for children under five, pregnant and lactating women, and adolescent girls in the Feed the Future (FtF) Zone of Influence (ZOI) by (1) increasing consumption of nutritious, diverse, and safe diets by rural households; (2) increasing social and economic empowerment of girls and women; and (3) improving adoption of improved water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) practices.  BNA will implement nutrition-sensitive interventions that complement and reinforce ongoing nutrition-specific activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Division Director, the Outreach Coordinator—Barisal Division provides leadership and management oversight to the technical activities and site offices for achievement of project goals. This may include, but is not limited to the follow:

  • Oversee the technical and administrative operations in the Barisal Division, including directing a team of administrative, monitoring and evaluation, and programmatic staff. Oversee the operations and program implementation activities of sub-regional community based organization partners.
  • Direct cross-cutting program activities with the sub-regional team, including for livelihoods, nutrition and hygiene, community and local governance, and social inclusion and behavior change programing. 
  • Work closely with the Division Director and finance and compliance team in Dhaka to ensure timely and correct processing of all grants applications and awards.
  • Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • At a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in international development, agriculture, economics, public health, nutrition or a related field.
  • At least 4 years of experience in community development, community engagement, or community mobilization. Includes working with local government officials and civil society organizations. Some experience in linking farmers and communities to market opportunities preferred.
  • At least 3 years of progressively more responsible program management experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership, team building and team management leading to high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner.
  • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
  • Excellent writing, organizational, interpersonal communication and computer skills.
  • Experience with USAID-funded programs.
  • Verbal and written fluency in English.

If you are interested, please apply by clicking here at the Abt Associates’ Job link by Nov 12, 2018. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for further recruitment process.