Position:  Community Health Coordinator

Duty Station: Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Report To:  Health Program Manager

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global change organization and home to teams of humanitarian professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.  RI works in three regions; Asia, Africa and the Middle East, with Head Offices in London and Washington DC.

The Community Health Coordinator is a key member of the health coordination team.  This position supervises all community health related activities and provides coordination with donors, working groups and other sectors. 

Position Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supervise the community health officers with regular meetings and field visits.
  • Attendance at coordination meetings including the community health working group meeting.
  • Compilation of data reported from the field and meeting of regular reporting requirements. 
  • Work closely with the DSROs and Health Program Manager to ensure data is being collected and used to ensure quality programming. 
  • Provide inputs for donor requirements for data collection and reporting for health grants
  • Ensure program targets are met through implementation of community health activities.
  • Build the capacity of community health officers through proper coaching and coordination of training opportunities.
  • Maintain liaison with other key stakeholders for the smooth running of services as appropriate. 
  • Ensure supply chain for community health programs through submission of PRs. 
  • Work closely with the medical coordinator to ensure that there are linkages between facility based health and community health.
  • Any other task as requested by the health program manager

Position Requirements Desired Education:

  • A degree in Medical Sciences Public Health, or a related Social Science field.
  • Masters Degree in Public Health preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least five years’ experience in a similar position.   
  • Experience in community health program coordination.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to train and supervise staff and prioritize competing tasks.
  • Previous experience managing staff is essential. 
  • Knowledge of developing BCC and IEC material and working experience in the field.
  • Previous experience in coordination of health related programs.
  • Experience with representing organizations at coordination and donor meetings.
  • English language proficiency is required.

RI Values:

We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:

  • Inclusiveness
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Agility and Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability

The position is based in Cox’sbazar. Please send your Application Letter, CV and at least 3 References to hrcxb@ri.org or submit your application to our Cox’s Bazar Office address at White House (5th Floor), In front of Police line, Kolatoli Cox’sbazar-4700 on or before 20th January, 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. A decision may be finalized before the deadline.

You may check our website at www.ri.org to know about our organization.