Career Opportunity with International Rescue Committee

BEmONC Manager

Work Location
IRC-Bangladesh, Ukhiya Office with visits to field offices as needed
Job Title
BEmONC Manager
Reporting To

Senior Maternal and Child Health Manager

Health - BEmONC
Expected Start Date
At Earliest
Contract length

Up to April 30, 2020 (with possibility of extension subject to funding, program needs and performance of incumbent)

Remuneration Package
Competitive Base Pay With Fringe Benefits (Health and Group Life Insurance + Bonus+ Leaves Entitlements + Housing Allowance + Gratuity) As per IRC National Pay Scale in Bangladesh

Program Brief

Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.

IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since IRC obtained registration, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment (WPE), sexual and reproductive health (SRH), gender-based violence (GBV) and child protection (CP). Recently IRC has also introduced two new programs: protection rule of law (PRoL) and education. Throughout 2018, IRC’s response strategy primarily began with targeting Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities were compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that imposed additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC is growing over time its geographic coverage within Cox’s bazar, thus expand its’ networks and partnerships around emergency preparedness and response work, reach beyond the Rohingya refugees, and target the vulnerable host groups in all over Bangladesh.


The BEmONC manager will be the team lead for the BEmONC and IWC facilities. She will support the SRH team to ensure the delivery of high quality sexual and reproductive healthcare services in BEmONC Facility through the monitoring and mentorship of reproductive health team. The role will be responsible for financial, and staffing aspects for the reproductive health team in the BEmONC Facility.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of health programs and work with the IRC Senior Health Program Manager and Health Team to ensure that stated goals and objectives are met, that projects are monitored and evaluated, and that accurate reports are written and submitted on time
  • Oversee the implementation of safe-motherhood and reproductive health activities, including ANC, delivery care, PNC, and FP, whenever appropriate
  • Ensure that the BEmONC program and IWC is implemented in accordance with the IRC Program Framework principles: promoting and protecting rights, participation, capacity building, partnership and holistic programming
  • Ensure a clear schedule is defined for conducting Reproductive health education activities in the BEmONC center and IWC facilities and at the community level
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation systems are in place for the BEmONC and IWC facilities
  • Ensure that reproductive health provision is in line with accepted SPHERE and National guidelines for BEmONC and All IWC facilities
  • In collaboration with the Senior MCH Manager, prepare and actively assist the IRC Senior Management Team in preparation of Reproductive health related donor reports
  • Review BEmONC and IWC facility statistics, drug management and monitoring reports on a weekly and monthly basis and submit reports to the Senior MCH Manager
  • Initiate technical evaluations, surveys and situation analysis as required
  • Promote the culture of learning and documentation so that lessons learnt and good practices are documented and shared for institutional memory and learning
  • Ensure that field experiences are documented and used to advocate on behalf of the communities with which we work


  • Provide leadership, training, and mentorship to staff
  • Lead the RH teams to develop awareness raising messages to promote uptake of emergency RH response services in a timely manner
  • Promote coordination with the Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) team and ensure RH is incorporated in their services
  • Prepare and keep updated budget spent out plans in order to maintain program expenditure within budget
  • Maintain effective working relationships with all partners - including community leaders, NGOs, UN agencies, community based organizations and other IRC sectors to improve cooperation and coordination
  • Oversee administrative aspects of the BEmONC including, but not limited to, writing job descriptions, interviewing and hiring staff, developing staff performance objectives and conducting timely performance appraisals
  • Work with M&E unit in development of plans and operations research that support and measures impact and quality of the project
  • Ensure strong links between communication and community mobilization activities, at strategy and implementation levels
  • Support the team to effectively implement facility and community interventions related to the program while ensuring quality deliverables
  • Participate in the reviews and tracking of program budgets
  • Carry out any other activities assigned by the supervisor

Reporting and Coordination

  • Work with other health teams and the MOH/CIC and community levels to oversee project activities related to capacity strengthening in BEmONC and IWC services provision and community response.
  • Ensure coordination with relevant partners including the Ministry of Health (MOH) in all project activities
  • Document lessons learnt and actions throughout the project
  • Provide material related to project progress and updates as required
  • Assist in the development of publications and communication materials wherever possible
  • Provide regular feedback to the supervisor and the in charges of the BEmONC center and IWC facilities on the progress of the project implementation
  • Collaborate with the Community Engagement Manager and Reproductive health manager and facility in charges to convene monthly review meetings at health facility level
  • Represent IRC Bangladesh in health related forums as the need may arise

Staff Supervision & Development:

  • Maintain open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and mentorship to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions
  • Provide support supervision and mentorship to all BEmONC facility and IWC staffs, providing on-the-job training where needed
  • Project Management
  • Responsible for the overall management of the BEmONC facility, IWCs and the entire staff
  • Oversee the capacity building of the staff support to the Medical Doctors
  • Ensure regular supply of drugs and supplies to the BEmONC facility
  • Work with relevant managers to ensure prompt requesting of medical drugs and supplies


  • At least 3 years’ clinical experience in emergency MCH care, Management of Neonatal Emergency Obstetric Care, Syndromic Management of STIs and clinical care of sexual assault survivors and preferably in complex humanitarian and/or emergency settings
  • Experience in management of health facilities and staff, including previous experience of supervising and mentoring other health staff
  • Health professional with strong Sexual and reproductive health care background.
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local health representatives
  • Excellent communication skills, good spoken and writing of concise reports in English
  • Should be a great teammate with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure in a stressful environment, displaying patience, compassion and diplomacy
  • Ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptive, and willingness to work in potentially stressful and challenging environments
  • Ability to live and work in challenging conditions
  • Female candidates highly encouraged to apply



Concentration / Major

Bachelor or Masters  Degree

Medicines or Public Health



How to apply:

Application Deadline: July 15, 2019

About Us:
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education, protection and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) Founded in 1933. David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, is a former Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom.

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We are committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer generous benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances. We welcome and strongly encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

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