Position Title

National Coordinator Health & Nutrition

Position based in:

Dhaka, Bangladesh with travel in project Areas; Kurigram, Barguna and Coxsbazar.

Reports to

Hierarchically: Deputy Country Representative

Functionally: Regional Health Advisor and HQ Resource person

Desired date for taking-up duty:  

June 2017

Salary conditions: BDT. 124,000/-


Job description:

1. Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of maternal and child health nutrition
2. Monitor, coordinate programmes  in the field of maternal and child health nutrition
3. Provide technical support to the maternal and child health nutrition team members, as required
4. Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies.
5. Networking, collaboration, coordination and represent Tdh within the Health authorities and stakeholders
6. Mainstreaming Health & Nutrition in emergency response.


Main responsibilities:

Design, develop and evaluate actions in the field of maternal and child health nutrition :

  • Conduct/support assessment/survey/research and analysis of prevailing context of maternal and child health nutrition in country to serve Tdh’s strategic plan and ensuring that recommendations arising from assessments are implemented
  • Coordinate and engage in teamwork with National Coordinators in other technical areas  to develop an integrated multi-sectoral approach for Tdh’s intervention
  • Ensure implementation of best practices in health and nutrition with a focus on safe motherhood, perinatal health, sexual reproductive health and acute malnutrition management policies
  • Drawing up new proposals for intervention in maternal and child health nutrition programme areas for submission to funding bodies in collaboration with field and national level team members
  • Identifying challenges and proposing research projects and innovative approaches in the field of malnutrition

Monitor and coordinate programmes in the fields of nutrition and health:

  • In collaboration with the M&E department, identify the needs and design the assessment/survey as required
  • Monitor programme quality by using qualitative and quantitative reports submitted by the team
  • Conduct regular field visit to monitor and improve, if needed, the intervention quality
  • When possible, appropriate and relevant, promote an integrated approach in the programmes to ensure a sound understanding of the causes of malnutrition in an area.
  • Produce activity reports for funding bodies on maternal, child health and nutritional aspects of the programmes

Provide technical support to the maternal and child health nutrition team members, as required:

  • In collaboration with Field Coordinator, plan and dispatch of work as well as individual action plans for the MCHN team
  • Provide regular technical support to teams in the area of MCHN
  • Identifying the training needs among the team members and leading training sessions for the team according to their needs
  • As a technical expert on the field of MCHN, providing necessary technical support to other technical departments in capital on integration, advocacy and for improving of the quality of the intervention in general
  • Liaison with the Field Coordinator to deal with any problems within the team members on ground

Develop and launch programmes in collaboration with governmental and local agencies:

  • Negotiation with government authorities/partners on work organisation, protocols, action plans, training at all levels (local, and national)
  • Negotiation of agreement in terms of implementation of national protocols with the government authorities/partners
  • Coordinating the implementation of programmes with representatives of national and local government authorities
  • Analyze  training needs and arranging training for the teams of programme partners
  • Lending technical support to the development of national and local strategy in the field of maternal and child health, nutrition
  • Building & leading a long term strategy for the programme as well as contribute to the development of country strategy for technical

Networking, collaboration coordinationand represent Tdh within the Health authorities and stakeholders:

  • Develop and maintain relations & collaboration with current and potential donors, Health authorities and  with other actors involved in Health and Nutrition sectors, both at national and local levels (visits projects, presentations of Tdh and its work, requests for funding) 
  • Represent Tdh in different national forums (including but not restricted to the Health & Nutrition Cluster), present and advocate in favour of Tdh standards and practices based on its experience and strengths
  • Elaborate communication tools for disseminating information related to Tdh’s health and  nutrition related activities and its other programmes in different forums and with various stakeholders.
  • Produce technical, strategic and activity reports in the fields of health and nutrition (for partners/stakeholders)
  • Produce and/or publish information, both internally and externally, concerning technical progress in the fields of health and nutrition in the area of intervention

Mainstreaming Health & Nutrition in emergency response:

  • Work with M&E department, government, health & nutrition clusters and other stakeholders to undertake joint need assessments in the area of health and nutrition during any emergency
  • Work with M&E department and health & nutrition cluster members to conduct joint advocacy on need assessments, contingency plans for emergency preparedness
  • Together with the team members, identify specific health & nutrition related messages and promote community awareness in disaster-prone areas.


Qualifications & Competencies:


  • Medical doctor


  • University degree in Nutrition


  • Public Health is required

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in health and nutrition program development, planning and management
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in coordination role.
  • Experience in emergency will be considerd as a plus.

Language proficiency:
Fluency in English, both in writing and speking, is mandatory


As well as the following specific « professional »  competencies:

  1. Result oriented
  2. Working with people
  3. Good communication skill, both verbal and written communication
  4. Analyzing
  5. Work independently and with short deadlines


Application process and deadline:

Application should include curriculum vitae and Cover letter addressed to the Country Representative, Terre des hommes Foundation with “National Coordinator Health & Nutrition” in the subject field.

Cover letter should include current salary (if in employment) and last salary drawn, and expected salary, names of two former supervisors to serve as references with phone and email contact info, and earliest date of availability.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Candidates should apply by mail, sent at The deadline is Thursday, May 24, 2018 by 5.00 pm. Only short-listed applications will subsequently be called for interviews.


Recruitment procedure follows the Terre des hommes Child Protection Policy. Tdh is an equal opportunity organization