Concern Worldwide is an international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We believe in a world where no-one lives in poverty, fear or oppression; where all have  access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life; a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh is looking for a suitable candidate for the following position:


Title of the Position: Health & Nutrition Advisor
Number of Positions: One (01)
Type of Contract:  Fixed Term Contract up to 31st December 2022 with possibility of extension
Monthly Gross Salary range: BDT 125,261/- to BDT 146,538/-
Other benefits as per organizational policy Bonus (02), Gratuity, Provident Fund (10% contributory), Insurance Coverage (Group life and hospitalization), OPD Allowance, Mobile and internet coverage
Duty Station: Head Office, Dhaka.

Job Purpose: The Health and Nutrition Advisor’s prime responsibility is to ensure high quality technical support to Concern’s health and nutrition work in development and emergency programmes in Bangladesh, targeting especially extremely poor and vulnerable populations, to develop and document best practices and to promote organisational learning, liaising closely with the programme teams in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, and the headquarters in the Strategy, Advocacy and Learning (SAL) Unit.

The successful candidate will report to the Consortium Program Manager CRAAIN on a day-to-day basis, however will have strong links with Head of Programmes and Consortium Coordinators, supporting integrated programming responses - nutrition into health systems, livelihoods, social protection programmes, DRR and emergency preparedness and response. The H&N Advisor, will also be expected to work in a very supportive, pro-active manner with all of Concern’s partners, ensuring that best practice is applied and high levels of programme quality are achieved.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide guidance and technical support to health and nutrition programmes that prevent outbreaks and epidemics, malnutrition, integrate nutrition responses into national health systems and improve essential health service delivery with national partners.
  • Ensure the programme activities are aligned to national plans and global best practices.
  • Review monthly progress and assess technical support requirement for all programme teams and partner staff and to provide support accordingly and provide training accordingly.
  • Implement the technical assistance plan with regular follow up through frequent field trips.
  • Coordinate with the Advocacy Advisor and Head of Programmes to input directly into Concern’s advocacy strategies and annual implementation plan consider H&N and are monitored.
  • Work with MoHFW, DGHS, NNS, MoLGRDC, BNNC and LGIs for mobilising their support and collaboration in the provision of urban and rural health and nutrition services. This should be linked to Concern’s advocacy strategies mentioned above.
  • Provide technical support to the partners and City Corporations and municipalities in implementation of programmes
  • Represent Concern Worldwide on national level platforms like the SUN CSA and clusters, be the national level focal point, with oversight of MOUs with IPHN, NNS and BNNC. Ensure that the wider management team is well informed of external discussions.
  • Supporting the Programme Director and wider team in the exploration of health and nutrition funding opportunities and as requested the preparation and submission of concept papers, proposals and budgets.
  • Facilitate learning, synthesis, documentation and sharing of experience / learning of health and nutrition within the organisation.
  • Document and disseminate experiences and lessons learned on each of the programme areas to ensure Concern’s profile amongst peer organisations is raised at national and international levels based on an agreed documentation and dissemination plan.
  • Participate in recruitment for technical health and nutrition positions across all programmes.
  • Actively engage with the technical assistance teams based in UK/US/Ireland to support cross- organisational learning and coordination.
  • In coordination with the Communication Coordinator, provide input into organizational promotional, media and communications materials on health and nutrition.
  • Participate as a member of Concern’s Emergency Response Team, responding to humanitarian emergencies as necessary.

Accountability 

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS): 

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E); 
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed; 
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities. 

Key Requirements:

Education and aptitude:

Master of Public health or related health or nutrition discipline. Clinical degree preferred.
Job related experience and knowledge:

Key competencies:

  • At least 8 years of experience in the area of community based health and nutrition program planning, management, implementation, monitoring and capacity building with at least 5 years of working experience at senior technical and/or managerial role. 
  • Proven experience of leading  and managing large primary health care and nutrition projects in urban and rural areas
  • Proven experience of working with high level stakeholders including government ministries and donors
  • Proven experience of policy advocacy with very high level policy stakeholders
  • With clear understanding of Bangladesh government health system and experience of working in health system strengthening  and capacity building project in partnership with NGOs and government departments, local government institutions
  • Technical knowledge and skill to provide guidance to field staff primary health care and nutrition service delivery
  • Experience of working in MNCH and health project/programme preferred
  • Proven record of the skills and experience required to strengthen local capacity in MNCH skills, including teaching, mentoring and coaching

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"Concern Worldwide is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation,​​ religious belief or ethnic background, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. This is an organization against all forms of discriminations and unequal power relations, committed to promote the rights of all. As part of diversification and inclusion, Concern Worldwide strongly encourages females, transgender people and persons with disabilities to apply"

If you feel that your qualification and experience matches with our requirements, and you have a shared commitment to Concern’s values, please email the completed Job Application Form, your updated CV with photograph, NID and TIN Certificate to recruitment.bgd@concern.net.
                      
Please mark the position applied in the email subject line.

Closing Date of Application: 2 October 2021

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Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.
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