E-Zone HRM Limited is a management consulting group providing one-stop solutions to clients who seek improved and sustainable profitability through the effective use of their people and resources. We specialize in delivering innovative and value added services that promote revenue growth and cost containment.

E-Zone HRM Limited has a formal agreement with one of the United Nations agency to provide outsourcing services under a third party contract.

E-Zone HRM Limited is now accepting applications from Bangladeshi Nationals for the following vacancies under third party outsourcing contract modality:

District IPC Officer

Duty Station: Borguna, Barisal, Bogura, Bandarban, Kishorganj, Narayanganj, Rangpur and Sherpur district for implementation of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health project.

Contract Duration: 05 Month

Number of Vacancies: 8 (Eight)

Contract Type: Contract with E-Zone

Contract Start Date: 1 December, 2020

Reporting to: Zonal health Officer and National Coordinator, NIPSOM

A. Objectives

The objective of IPC officer is to supplement capacity of UN Agency to support field level IPC activities in assigned district. She/He will provide technical assistance to district and Upazila health team for the implementation of FCDO supported project particularly establishing effective system to operationalize and institutionalize the IPC protocols through intense and continuous monitoring and mentoring of the district IPC implementation plan for sustained practices at intervention facilities.

He/she will be mainly focusing on IPC practices as a norm in the intervention facilities, an effective monitoring and mentoring system would be institutionalized under the active supervision of the functioning IPC committee. District IPC officer will be working closely with district MNCH officer in coordination with UN Agency zonal officers and NIPSOM mentors.

B. Background:

UN Agency is implementing “Institutionalize Infection Prevention Control (IPC), strengthen oxygen infrastructure and supplies and revitalize essential MNCAH services to combat COVID-19 in the selected hospitals of eight districts in Bangladesh” (Borguna, Barisal, Bogura, Bandarban, Kishorganj, Narayanganj, Rangpur and Sherpur) supported by Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office, United Kingdom.

The overall goal for this project is to improve the health and well-being for vulnerable populations, especially for women, adolescents, children and new-born, through increased resilience of the communities for COVID-19 response and ensuring quality essential healthcare services. The overall project work-plan has developed together with the DGHS and others government partners mainly focusing on purchasing and equipped the oxygen related equipment in selected facilities, improving on IPC, WASH and waste management and importantly revitalization of MNCH , small and sick new-born services in line with the quality of care standard.

Currently the central team is supported by the zonal Health officers for implementation of this project. However, additional support is required especially in the intense field support as the zonal health officers are occupied with others divisional responsibilities. As the nature of the project require hands on approach to the selected facilities, and intense field support will be required during the initial phase of the project. To improve the efficiency of the funding and implementation, it is important conduct thorough monitoring progress and visit to the selected facilities in weekly basis.

At national level, the NIPSOM will be served as the overall management body of this project supported by URC and UN Agency. Dedicated team run by the NIPSOM director is highly involved in planning and overall monitoring of the project.  It is anticipated that selected individual will be working closely with the NIPSOM QIL hub coordinator for day to day management of the project.

 C. Scope of Work

The IPC officer will be responsible for monitoring officers and facility IPC team for continuous quality improvement of the IPC measures through implementing quality improvement cycles at unit level using PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) approach in order to sustain the key IPC practices after the training.

Responsible for strengthening the measurement system with real-time monitor by the facility and district Quality Improvement Committee and facility IPC committee for data driven monitoring, mentoring and use of data for quality improvement.

Responsible to providing training on oxygen therapy, monitoring the functioning status of oxygen related equipment at the assigned facilities and report back to NIPSOM/ UN Agency. (Technical support will be provided by NIPSOM and UN Agency).

The IPC officer shall be stationed at their district headquarters and travel to selected upazila health facilities as per weekly travel plan guideline. She/he will be assigned together with district MNCH officer. Total working days for the IPC officer in a month would be 22 (5 days a week) except government holidays as per NIPSOM/ UN Agency policy.

D. Tasks and Schedules

  • District IPC program management:

(All district level activities to support improvement in quality of care for IPC related activities in selected facilities)

    • Act as key IPC resource person for the quality improvement program in the assigned district supported by UN Agency.
    • Ensure triage and Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in target facilities established and adapted to the current COVID-19 context as per national protocol and guidelines
    • Assist the formation of district IPC committee
    • Establish an effective monitoring and mentoring system active supervision of the functioning IPC committee
    • Organize and facilitate monthly district IPC committee
    • Responsible for development implementation and monitoring of quarterly work plan for the project
    • Be able to plan their activities, meetings, travel and logistics.
    • Communicate any challenges faced to QIL hub coordinator, NIPSOM faculty coordinator, URC mentors, as appropriate, in a timely manner
    • Facilitate and participate in IPC trainings and other related trainings provided by the UN Agency and BRAC.
    • Conduct facility assessment to the assigned facilities using the provided checklist ( this task will be divided between the MNCH officer)
    • Contribute to efficient administrative and financial processes
  • On-site support
    • Identify training needs for QI among facility staff and seek support from mentors and QIL hub coordinator to organize IPC related quality improvement workshops.
    • Ensure intervention facilities upgraded with installation of oxygen infrastructure such as Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO), oxygen equipment (oxygen concentrators, pulse-oximeters) and capacity building to staff on using and maintenance of those equipment
    • Certify that small and sick newborn care by further strengthening and upgrading of SCANUs services with provision of adequate, safe and rational use of oxygen
    • Establish system for screening, management of ROP (retinopathy of Prematurity) in all intervention districts
    • Assist in formation of facility IPC committee
    • Organize and facilitate monthly facility IPC committee
    • Regular coaching visits to health facilities – once a week to each facility, frequency of visits may have to be adapted based on progress and need of the facility team. Most teams initially require intensive coaching. District hospitals may require separate coaching for teams in different departments.
    • Enhance the knowledge of the facility staff in PDCA by acting as coach.
    • Guide the facility staff in designing and accomplishing PDCA project
    • Establish and/or strengthen functional QI teams at the health facility
  • Sharing & Learning
    • Help QI teams identify details of PDCA projects that are valuable for sharing
    • Arrange webinar calls, meetings, workshops as needed for learning and sharing
    • Share experiences and learning with other district coordinators, NIPSOM faculty, UN Agency, URC and MoHFW team members.
    • Together with QI teams document PDCA projects and learnings (case studies/ppts)
  • Measurement for improvement
    • Actively guide teams in data collection for their selected improvement aims (simplify data collection, helping improve data quality for selected aim)
    • Collate data on improvement from the selected sites in the district
    • Help foster a supportive environment so teams can share data for problem solving without fear of punishment or blame.
    • Ensure complete and correct reporting of IPC related indicator in DHIS2/other tools
    • Collect additional indicators (key data that is not reported in DHIS2 but required for QoC program)
  • Learning and knowledge management
    • Writing a case study of a previous and current PDCA project (jointly with QI team)
    • Helping teams make QI project PowerPoints.
    • Watching recordings of sharing and learning webinars
    • Reading case studies of successful QI projects
    • Coaching facility teams in PDCA
    • Participating in webinars and meetings organized by external mentors
    • Cross learning visit and experience sharing among the other implementing districts
  • Deliverables:
    • November, 2020:  Monthly District Implementation Plan, Monthly Progress Report
    • December, 2020: Monthly District Implementation Plan, Monthly Progress Report
    • January, 2021: Monthly District Implementation Plan, Monthly Progress Report
    • February, 2021: Monthly District Implementation Plan, Monthly Progress Report
    • March, 2021: Monthly District Implementation Plan, Monthly Progress Report
    • An end assignment report

E. Consultancy Costs

Cost of the Consultant:

  • BDT 90,000 per month consolidated (The cost includes all CD/VAT/Taxes and also includes lumpsum travel cost, so consultant will not claim any travel cost in addition to this).
  • Consultants will be located at District and report to District MNCS Officer. The second line supervisor will be NIPSOM QIL HUB Coordinator and Health Specialist (MH/NCH), UNICEF, Dhaka.
  • Computer, communication, stationery and other office equipment expenses will be borne by the Consultant
  • Consultant will be responsible to pay all taxes as per government rules and regulations. E-Zone will make statutory deductions towards income tax as per government rules and regulations

F. Qualification requirements

  • Medical graduate having MBBS or BDS .
  • Fresh medical graduate willing to build public health carrier are encouraged to apply;
  • Working experiences on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and  Infection prevention Practices would be  preferred;
  • Good skills in coaching, facilitation, and ability to work as a team player
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication and presentations skills
  • Willingness to learn new concepts and methods
  • Ability to engage effectively with a range of different stakeholder groups, including health facility staff of all cadres, partner organizations, public/private sector officials.
  • Ability to travel within the district, between districts and to Dhaka (>75% of time)
  • Special priority will be given to those who has experience in working in the same position
  • Must be able to join on short notice. (preferably within one week after receiving offer letter) 

This position is open for Bangladeshi Nationals only. All candidates, irrespective of gender, religious and ethnic backgrounds can apply for the vacancies.

The UN agency prides itself as fostering a multicultural and harmonious work environment, guaranteed by a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment and discrimination. All selected consultants will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit their application in English clearly mentioning the Job Title along with a meaningful cover letter, updated CV, recent PP size photographby email to:

Last Date of Application: 5th December 2020

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated according to the merit and with strict confidentiality.