Duty Station: Based in Kurigram, Rangpur Division.
Contract Duration: 11.5 Months
Contract Type: Contract with E-Zone.
Contract Start Date: December 1, 2022 Reporting to: Zonal Health Officer
The overall objective of field officers/MCNAH officers is to supplement the capacity of UN Agency implementation especially at the district and sub-district level. The officer will have to follow up closely with district/sub-district level health authorities (DGHS, DGFP) and with other administrative authorities for day-to-day implementation of UN Agency supported activities. These include drafting and finalization of financial related documents (e.g., DCT and liquidation), monitoring of activities for quality control and lastly providing technical assistance for overall implementation.
Furthermore, the officer will also coordinate with the UN Agency, save the children and other NGO partners supporting implementation of MNCAH project to achieve the result in MNCAH. MNCAH Officer will be stationed in UN Agency priority districts, however, she/he is also responsible for implementing of UN Agency supported activities in assigned division
Starting from January 2022, UN Agency had started new country program document (CPD) for Bangladesh, in which it is focusing on rapid recovery from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and health section plays a vital role. The health component of CPD is aimed at ensuring that all children, adolescents, and women have equitable access to and use quality, high-impact health services and adopt appropriate healthy life practices. Most of the focus is towards Universal Health Coverage through support for policies, strategies, investment cases, fiscal space analyses and delivery models for primary health care within the COVID-19 response.
In this regard, through systematic analysis, UN Agency had identified priority districts through which majority of UN Agency support will be provided. Over collaboration with Ministry of health and family welfare, UN Agency had reinforced the care and treatment of maternal, neonatal, adolescent, child and lastly quality of care in the country.
C. Scope of work:
The officer will perform the specific defined task with timeline in collaboration with DGHS, DGFP, and other partners in the assigned districts. The officer will report to supervisor every month focusing on the progress of the overall indicated activities. S/He will ensure timely quality accomplishment of project implementation at the facilities, Quality Improvement initiative and other related activities in the community level. S/He will also coordinate with country office and other MNCH officer in other districts to share the progress as required.
The officer shall be stationed at their assigned district headquarters and travel to the upazila health facilities as per weekly travel plan guideline. The assigned districts may be changed according to program needs however UN Agency will notify the officer in timely manner. The officer will work 5 days a week except government holidays as per GoB policy.