Programme Assistant

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 USAID's 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 Programme Assistant will report to the Assistant Programme Manager. The position holder will be responsible for coordinating and implementing compliance measures, facilitating audits, and monitoring grants and compliances of the sub-recipient of the ACTB project. S/he will be involved in–

  • Assist in developing programme management plan;
  • Collect training materials, programme materials and logistics from head office;
  • Maintain the quality of the ongoing project activities;
  • Maintain liaison with Govt. Officials, NTP authority, and relevant stakeholders within the designated area;
  • Representing the ACTB project at the district level and working to build rapport with all the stakeholders in the assigned division from time to time;
  • Share findings with Assistant Program Managers, Program Manager, Project Coordinator and other leaders and seek inputs;
  • Provide support to the Assistant Program Managers in assessing data quality and addressing errors;
  • Work in a team to prepare a work plan and performance framework as instructed by the Programme Officers;
  • Coordinating with NGOs/GoB/UN organization staff at the designated area;
  • Collaborate with monitoring, evaluation, and learning team to support implementation monitoring;
  • Assist in training staff on project implementation;
  • Support in team and initiate activities according to the project plan.

Required qualification and experience:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline.
  • 3 years of working experience in the field implementation of development programs. Experience with the implementation of TB program activities will be an added advantage.