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National (only for Bangladeshi nationals) employment opportunities
Posted on: October 11, 2023
Application deadline: October 21, 2023

Assistant Programme Manager (Adv#252/2023)

icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. icddrb as a values-based organization encourages women and people with disabilities.

The Alliance for Combating TB in Bangladesh activity is working to establish a dynamic, strategic, and fresh approach to accelerate Bangladesh’s fight against TB. The solutions will be aimed at creating an environment aligned with the universal health coverage (UHC) vision and focused on defined priority areas – increased TB detection, decentralized DR-TB management, improving detection and management of child TB, expanded prevention, and others. 

The Assistant Programme Manager will report to the Senior MEL Advisor. The position holder will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing field activities of USAID funded Alliance for Combating TB in Bangladesh projectto conduct high-quality field implementation of the project activities. S/he will be involved in–

  • Coordinate with the local authorities for various aspects of the project;
  • Supervise and monitor project implementation;
  • Guide and aid the team members regarding the implementation of planned activities;
  • Coordinate with HQ team members for timely procurement of resources and materials as per project plan (such as manpower, instruments/tools, laptops etc.);
  • Distribution of logistics, provide training to the field team;
  • Report progress to the central management team (CMT) periodically;
  • Follow-up project activities and provide data and feedback to the supervisor regarding activities conducted among identified TB patients;
  • Liaise with staff from local and national implementing partners from different organizations, especially those who are related to the project;
  • Create a work plan (allocation of locations and duties) for the implementation of the intervention project;
  • Supervise the creation of tools and materials for implementation in collaboration with the central management team (CMT);
  • Monitor activities and provide guidance, if required;
  • Train the implementation team to carry out the implementation of the intervention project across the entire field site;
  • Monitor the progress of the implementation team (quality of data collected, and response rates);
  • Provide input and guidance to the implementation team, if required;
  • Collect and analyze data from the community and implementation team, coordinate with the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team;
  • Create a detailed project plan covering milestones, deliverables etc. for local-level implementation;
  • Secure financial and non-financial resources;
  • Train and supervise staff on data collection and sample collection procedures;
  • Take corrective actions to comply with donor mandates and project implementation plans.

Required qualification and experience:

  • Masters in any discipline with good academic records.
  • At least 05 years of experience in public health-related projects in national/international organizations. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in TB Programme Implementation / working with implementing partners of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP).

Location: Khulna, Barishal

Number of Position: 02

Contract Type and duration:

Fixed Term Agreement; duration will be 1 year with a possibility of extension subject to availability of fund and performance.

Salary & benefits:

  • Annual Tk. 1,459,020/- inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances and other admissible benefits;
  • 14.8% provident fund contribution, income tax paid by icddr,b, children allowance @Tk.1,917/- per child per month, festival bonus, contributory healthcare support including dependent spouse and children, group life insurance and subsidized canteen. Transport and daycare facilities are subject to space availability.

Notes of attention:

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for written test /interview;
  • The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised;
  • icddr,b does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: career.icddrb.org by October 21, 2023.