Deputy Project Coordinator

International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research

Dhaka, Bangladesh

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 project will develop 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, child TB, expanded prevention, and others.

The Deputy Project Coordinator will report to the Senior MEL Advisor. The position holder will be responsible for planning and implementing project activities, identifying and mitigating threats and ensuring the highest international standards and working for the project implementation as agreed by the donors. S/he will be involved in–

  • Contribute to creating detailed activity plans covering milestones, deliverables etc.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of the performance monitoring plan to capture program performance and results including routine service delivery data reporting and all monitoring for process and outcome evaluations;
  • Work with the program team to prepare and track the progress of the program and activity budget;
  • Undertake regular monitoring and technical support visits to the field sites to assess progress against the approved plan;
  • Provide technical leadership on all aspects of health systems to improve the quality of TB service delivery in both the public and private health sectors;
  • Lead and design the oversight of interventions which use the WHO Health Systems framework and ACTB’s approach to health systems strengthening to facilitate changes required at all levels;
  • Work with the project team and consultants, on ACTB’s strategy for health systems strengthening using TB as an entry point into the health system at national and sub-national levels;
  • Coordinate and provide health system strengthening technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NTP;
  • Work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI), Project Coordinator (PC), Chief of Party (COP), and Sr MEL Advisor to conduct regular project reviews, Midterm reviews, and final evaluation;
  • Conduct epidemiological analysis to oversee changes in disease trends, identify hot spot areas, and disseminate information for the deployment of appropriate interventions;
  • Conduct on-site data verification at public health facilities in the districts, Upazilas (sub-district), and community levels;
  • Supervise data collection, coach staff on how to address issues faced during field-work, monitor quality of data collected, and response rates against timelines and program criteria;
  • Take corrective actions to comply with donor mandates and activity protocols;
  • Develop new systems specially integrating IT and business processes;
  • Create detailed activity design and methodology with a world-class information system to achieve the objectives;
  • Coordinate and undertake regular monitoring and technical support visits to the activity sites and divisional offices to assess progress against the approved plan and assist the Sr MEL Advisor in monitoring program implementation by the partners and ensure that proper progress is being made across all partners;
  • Lead implementation of electronic and paper-based data and information management systems across the project partners;
  • Ensure that donor reports are prepared regularly according to the donor requirements;
  • Identify the relevant government and non-government bodies, hospital staff/ collaborators/ partners for liaising;
  • Participate in meetings/conferences conducted by government authorities and institutional partners in order to strengthen and effectively implement the research activities as per plan.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Medical graduate with Master's degree in Public Health / Health Administration / Health Economics / Social Sciences or any related field;
  • 10 years of experience in similar organizations / GOB / Public Health programs / or Government’s partner organization.