District Program Officer

Job Description

Title: District Program Officer

Company Name: Pathfinder International

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Gazipur

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ MBBS or Master's degree in public health, Population Sciences or related discipline, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required competencies

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Reporting Relationships:
∎ Program & Impact
∎ Direct Supervisor: Regional Program Manager
∎ Classification: Regular Full-time (1 position) based at Gazipur
∎ Grade Level:
∎ Directs: None
∎ Summary:
∎ Coordinate and implement overall AUAFP project related activities in the district by maintaining communication with the government stakeholder. Keep proper communication and coordination with the other project technical staffs at the respective divisions to ensure the organization`s standard of service.
∎ The position is assigned to Pathfinder`s Accelerating Universal Access to Family Planning (AUAFP) project, also known as `Shukhi Jibon` in Bangladesh. AUAFP is a five-year project funded by USAID. The project aims to strengthen and expand access to quality family planning services through a collaborative health system capacity building partnership with the government of Bangladesh, specifically through a flexible implementation model led in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, including the National Institute of Population Research and Training, the Directorate General of Family Planning, and the Directorate General of Health Services.
∎ Other Information:
∎ Extensive Travel required; must be willing to travel in public transportation
∎ Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer and other IT devices

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Ensure project Implementation: Implementation of project activities, according to quarterly annual workplan in the respective district in collaboration with the project technical team members.
∎ Relationship Management: Build and maintain professional relationship with project technical team members and partner's relevant staff and upholding Pathfinder's values and code of conduct while implementing the project activities timely in a facilitative/ supportive mode
∎ Internal & External Coordination: Organize and facilitate regular coordination and review meetings with employees and the stakeholders including DGFP, DGHS and NIPORT. Responsible for arranging workshop/training/meeting and any other outdoor program as per project activities.
∎ Project Management and Participation: Active role and participates in cross-functional project teams.
∎ Community Relations: Liaises with community teams for cross cutting issues and to ensure integration. Collaborates and networks with key stakeholders closely with selected teams to promote all the activities at facility and community level.
∎ Documentation and Reports: Ensures quality, reliability, and timeliness of performance reports and other programmatic compliance activities.

Additional Requirements:
∎ 5 years' experience in program management preferably family planning related experience funded by an INGO in the field
∎ Prefer: 4 years' programmatic experience in field offices/ district level under USAID project
∎ Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies:
∎ Program Knowledge: Must have commendable knowledge on family planning and reproductive health service delivery system and network in Bangladesh.
∎ DGFP and DGHS hierarchy: Must have clear understanding about district and below level DGFP and DGHS hierarchy.
∎ Local government system: Clear understanding about the local government system and its role in implementing FP services delivery.
∎ FP services delivery challenges: Should have knowledge about FP services delivery challenges and barriers at the district and below level.
∎ Presentation Skills: Ability to present information effectively to small groups.
∎ Training and Development: Ability to develop and deliver training to small and large groups.
∎ Teamwork: Must have clear understanding about teamwork and be able to play individual role effectively.
∎ Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:
∎ Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
∎ Languages: Proven ability to write and speak using Bangla and English language.
∎ Communication Advanced oral and written communication skills, Ability to prepare and write reports.
∎ Multi-tasking Skills: Ability to manage multiple initiatives at the same time and work cooperatively with multiple partners.
∎ Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently and as a member of the team, ability to thrive in a matrix organization, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment
∎ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of programs, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest professional developments in SRHR.

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Dec 2021

Company Information:
∎ 12 Dec 2021
∎ Pathfinder International
∎ Business : Pathfinder is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose.

Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems to remove barriers to critical sexual and reproductive health services. Together, we expand access to contraception, promote healthy pregnancies, save women’s lives, and stop the spread of new HIV infections, wherever the need is most urgent.

Our work ensures millions of women, men, and young people are able to choose their own paths forward. Change lives with us.

Category: NGO/Development

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