Organization: Nutrition International (A leading international NGO that works in the field of nutrition)

Job Responsibility:

1. Advocacy and liaison with the government

  • Travel extensively in the upazilas of the project districts for advocacy activities.
  • Maintain constant and intensive liaison with the office of the District Civil Surgeon, Deputy Director Family Planning, Upazila Health Complex and Upazila Family Planning to discuss progress, identify gaps, show evidence and advocate for corrective actions.
  • Advocate to all the government officials and field workers for increasing the coverage of IFA supplements among pregnant women and Zinc supplements for under five children during monthly reviews and field visits.

2. Planning

  • Travel extensively in the upazilas of the project districts to participate in important government planning meetings.
  • Coordinate with health and family planning functionaries and their supervisors {Community Health Care Provider (CHCP), Family Welfare Assistant (FWA), Health Assistant (HA), Assistant Health Inspector (AHI), Health Inspector (HI), Family Planning Inspector (FPI), Family Welfare Visitor (FWV), Sub Assistant Community Medical Officer (SACMO) and others to ensure discussion on the IFA and Zinc supplementation program  during the monthly meetings and the frontline workers are encouraged to discuss this further with pregnant women and their caregivers during home visits.

3. Capacity building

  • Visit the health facilities, Community Clinic (CC), EPI centre, Satellite Clinic (SC), Union Health and Family Welfare Centre, Sub Centre, Rural Dispensary (RD), Upazilla Health Complexes (UHC), Maternal Child and Welfare Centre (MCWC), District Sadar Hospital and other hospitals and functionaries (both Health & Family Planning streams) on a regular basis to discuss process, review constraints and provide suggestions for solutions. 
  • Participate in the monthly district and sub districts/Upazila meeting and update on project progress to the government district and upazila managers of both Health and Family planning Departments.
  • Undertake on the job capacity building of system functionaries via discussions in review meetings and field visits.
  • Support the UH&FPO and or any government official in the preparation of the training reports to be sent to IPHN and upazila and support district accounts officer in drafting the expenditure statement. 

4. Strengthening supply and delivery system

  • Facilitate the district and upazilla manager to maintain records of logistics and distribution of the IFA and Zinc, communication material and job-aids.
  • Provide on the job training to health functionaries on estimation of requirement of IFA and Zinc supplements for their catchment areas and to maintain adequate supply.

5. Behavior change communication

  • Negotiate on a one-to-one basis or during monthly meetings with District Civil Surgeon, Deputy Director Family Planning, Upazilla Health and Family Planning Officer and Upazilla Family Planning Officer to motivate health and family planning functionaries to seek out the Pregnant Women or U-5 children caregivers through home visits and providing counseling on benefits, proper dosage and duration for the same.

6. Monitoring and supportive supervision

  • Responsible for streamlining the government HMIS reporting system through providing revised format at all levels ensure regular reporting on the relevant indicators
  • Undertaking field visits for monitoring of health functionaries with help of monitoring checklist and utilizing that information to inform district level discussions and negotiations.

Compensation & Benefit:

  • Salary: Monthly gross salary for this position is BDT 34,000
  • Travel Expenses: Will get monthly BDT 17,600 as travel expense (BDT 800 for per working day and 22 days per month)
  • Eligible for Festival Bonus, PF, Gratuity & Insurance as per company policy

Educational Requirement: Minimum master’s degree from a recognized university with 3-5 years working experiences in development field.

Experience Requirement:

  • Working experiences in nutrition and health related NGOs experiences will be added advantages.
  • The position based in district level, so extensive field travel (80%) will be performed each month.
  • Computer skilled in MS word, MS excel and power point is mandatory.

Apply Procedure

Interested candidates are requested to apply within September 10, 2021 with a complete CV with contact mobile/telephone number and a copy of recent passport size photograph. Please mention “Job for District Coordinator” at top of the envelope or subject line of the e-mail. (Selection will be based on early application). Applications should be sent to; Or, HR & Admin, Enroute International Limited, House 257, Road: 03 (east), Baridhara, DOHS & also apply online.

Special Note: Any personal persuasion/phone-call will result in disqualification of candidature.