Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Mogh Bazar, Dhaka-1217

Job Description

Job Title Senior Health Officer
Organizational Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Department Health Department
Duty Station NHQ,Dhaka
Immediate Supervisor’s Title Director Health
Duration of contact One year from the joining date and renewable based on funding availability.
Salary Consolidated 75,000/-
Partner National Society Danish Red Cross & Swiss Red Cross

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Project Health Officer at NHQ, the Project Field Officer (Health) is responsible for the effective planning and implementation of project activities in targeted districts of Bangladesh based on approved plans. He/She will provide the necessary technical and operational support to MCH Centers Midwives and Community volunteers in the roll out planned activities.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Support field assessments including selection of catchment area of MCH Centers, initial assessment, baseline and end line surveys, data collection, documentation, and dissemination of relevant information at field level
  • Support the planning and implementation of project activities.
  • Support the adaption of relevant IEC materials, message and tools for targeted audiences at community level.
  • Support the rollout of training, coaching, mentoring and supervision of MCH Center Midwives and volunteers at MCH Centers and within the target districts.
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and monthly detailed workplans and budgets to guide activity implementation at field level
  • Establish and strengthen coordination mechanisms with BDRCS’s Unit and like-minded stakeholders at districts and community level
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of community engagement and accountability mechanisms, including systems for managing complaints and feedback
  • Prepare and submit quality and timely reports on project implementation as per schedule
  • Attend and participate in relevant health and NCD’s internal and external meetings and coordination activities at districts and community level

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have completed at least a bachelor’s degree in public health, or other related fields of Health sciences from a recognised University/ Medical school.
  • At least 3 years operational field experience in working with public health programmes with reputable organisations in Bangladesh.
  • Strong background and trainings in preventive and emergency health interventions.
  • Must be a First Aid Trainer
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Non-Communicable Diseases at community level.
  • Experienced in organizing and facilitating trainings, workshops, and meetings for local communities (both adults and children)
  • Basic knowledge and skills in project management (assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation).
  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a diverse cultural environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), coordination, managing skills
  • Strong problem identification, analytical and solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent in operating MS office software and use of technology in program management.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision, lead team of diverse people, can travel to remotes places and can cope with multiple stress including fragile contexts.

If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your application with complete resume with a cover letter, two references, a recent photograph and mentioning the name of the position in subject line through BDJobs online system on or before 5:00 pm, 31 October 2023.

BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer.