USAID’s Advancing Universal Health
Coverage (AUHC) Project

Genetic Baro Bhuiyan
H-CWN (A) 3A, Road-49
Kemal Ataturk Avenue, Gulshan-2 Dhaka, Bangladesh

Training Coordinator  

Background. The Advancing Universal Health Coverage (AUHC) Activity is a USAID-funded health initiative to assist the goals of the Government of Bangladesh to significantly expand access to safe, affordable and quality health services, while increasing financial protection for the poor. Specific project objectives are:

  • Develop and implement a program to transform the Smiling Sun Network into a centrally managed, sustainable private social enterprise
  • Adopt proven innovative approaches to create new strategies to expand access to and uptake of essential service packages
  • Develop and implement sustainable financial systems to facilitate expanded coverage and ensure equitable access to health services
  • Improve the quality of care
  • Improve program strategies drawn from lessons learned (crosscutting)

Purpose. The AUHC project has transitioned the management of 369 Surjer Hashi Network (SHN) clinics that were previously managed by 25 different NGOs to a newly formed social enterprise. Now that SHN has responsibility for approximately 5,000 staff, it needs to ensure that all staff currently working in the 369 clinics have the basic knowledge and skills required to provide the Essential Services Package (ESP). An independent assessment conducted recently of the 369 clinics indicated that at least one person from approximately half of all the SHN clinics lacked training in one of the five core areas of family planning, antenatal care, safe labor and delivery, neonatal care, and integrated management of childhood illnesses (IMCI).

The Training Coordinator will work under the supervision of the AUHC Training Manager to manage the training process. This is not a technical position in that the Training Coordinator will not deliver training, review or revise training curricula, or execute other technical tasks related to the AUHC training process other than possibly the evaluation of training. The Training Coordinator if requested to do so will assist the AUHC Training Manager develop a project-wide approach to training and a training plan. The Training Coordinator is also responsible for helping to establish and maintain the AUHC training database.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate training courses as per annual training plan and work closely with Training Manager, (AUHC) project.
  • Ensure timely administration of invitation letter to all selected participants.
  • Ensure approval of budget at least 7 days before the training.
  • Work closely with the AUHC procurement team and ensure all logistical support to trainees attending courses within and outside Dhaka.
  • Coordinate with the resource persons and ensure timely attendance of the resource persons in the session. 
  • Keep up to date information about the residential participants and take necessary action accordingly.
  • Prepare certificate for the trainees in case of internal training.
  • Ensure physical set up of training sessions and accurate capturing of attendance.
  • Ensure the training equipment, instruments, and models are kept in safe and appropriate place.
  • Input data to Training database of all staff of SHN according to training courses completed during the year.
  • Keep track of the Training database and report the number staff trained in every month to Training Manager.


  • Three years’s of experience coordinating training programs. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in training in primary health care areas;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to produce training materials, make bookings, and schedule events with trainers and vendors as needed;
  • Possess the ability to maintain and manage events, and training schedules calendars;
  • Experience with databases is preferred; and
  • Ability to communicate with trainers from other organizations, professional training group members and consultants over phone, in person, or in writing.

Location of Assignment
The location of this assignment is Dhaka, Bangladesh, with periodic travel throughout the country required.

Application Instructions:  Please submit your CV to: by March 21, 2019. Please make the subject of your email:  “Training Coordinator”. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled; early submission encouraged. No telephone inquiries please. Finalists will be contacted.