Manager, Research & Knowledge Management, Public Health & WASH -WASH Technical Expert/Engineer

Job Description

Title: Manager, Research & Knowledge Management, Public Health & WASH -WASH Technical Expert/Engineer

Company Name: Disaster Management Watch (DM WATCH)

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Master degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or relevant. Candidates having a PhD degree would get a preference. If any candidate has a PhD, the duration of the PhD can be counted as a professional experience.

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Position: Manager, Research and Knowledge Management, under the cluster "Public Health and WASH", with expertise-WASH technical expert/engineer
∎ DM WATCH was established in 2013 under the name of Disaster Management Watch. Since its establishment, DM WATCH has been involved in research, consultancy, and training, engaging a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds. Envisioning to contribute to the development of the society and the country as a whole, DM WATCH has been working with various partners from both the public and private sectors. For more information, please visit our website https://www.dmwatch.com
∎ The overall objective of the incumbent of the position would be to help implement the strategic plan of the division Research and Knowledge Management of DM WATCH, by executing and coordinating the activities of the cluster "Public Health and WaSH", with a view to achieving the mission and vision of the organization, keeping in mind its core values.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Designing and implementing the study of water supply system and/or fecal sludge management and/or environmental sanitation in different scale.
∎ Developing/help developing analytical and other tools of monitoring of performance of water supply and sanitation services utilities
∎ Providing technical inputs in assessing water supply schemes and distribution systems
∎ Developing professional design, drawing, BoQs, guidelines, and implementation strategies related to water supply and sanitation technologies as and when required
∎ Conducting technical assessment and feasibility survey related to WaSH
∎ Staying abreast of what is currently going on in the field of WaSH by reading papers, journals, and books
∎ Preparing research proposals and searching for opportunities of international research grants
∎ Preparing and submitting grant applications and administering awarded grants
∎ Designing experiments and developing research protocols
∎ Developing indicators and preparing different study tools for collecting primary and secondary data
∎ Using digital platform (e.g., KoboCollect, ODK) for preparing advanced forms for different data collection
∎ Representing DM WATCH in a professional capacity as we collaborate with Government high officials, development partners, city, professionals as well as local government and the general public
∎ Supervising and coordinating the works of WaSH and collaborating with colleagues in multidisciplinary research projects
∎ Training and supervising the mobility of enumerators
∎ Transcribing and/or cleaning data for analysis, analyzing data and writing report
∎ Attending and arranging events such as conference and seminar
∎ Collaborating with colleagues in multidisciplinary research projects
∎ Supervising junior colleagues
∎ Publishing review and original papers in scientific peer reviewed journals

Additional Requirements:
∎ The candidate must have solid understanding of WaSH policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations. In addition, s/he should have the ability to design, implement, monitor, and assess technical issues in the WaSH sector. Experience of the candidate in connecting analysis to policy advice on WaSH issues is desirable. Strong familiarity with Auto CAD system or other computer-aided design software is mandatory. Besides, the candidate should possess the experience of conducting activities related to research independently in the field of WaSH (especially WatSan). Activities include, but are not limited to, defining research problems, reviewing of literature, formulating hypotheses, preparing research designs, conducting experiments, collecting, wrangling, and analyzing data (both the quantitative and qualitative), interpreting findings and writing reports, publishing and disseminating results.
∎ The candidate must have at least 5 years of professional experience.
∎ The candidate, ideally, should-
∎ Be strong in oral and written skills in English and the demonstrated ability to produce high quality analytical reports.
∎ Have a firm willingness to continue the career in the field of research and consultancy
∎ Have an advanced knowledge of research methodology and statistics
∎ Be able to make high-quality graphics, diagrams, maps, sketches and/or renderings.
∎ Be experienced with Adobe Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
∎ Have a high degree of problem sensitivity and the flexibility to respond quickly
∎ Have a proven record of science writing (publication in peer reviewed journals)
∎ Have the willingness to work under academic challenge
∎ Be humble and open to criticism
∎ Be always prepared to step out of the comfort zone by learning about new ideas and exploring novel and difficult topics
∎ Have good communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
∎ Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in Bangla (if Bangladeshi) and English
∎ Have good organizational and administrative skills
∎ Be a critical thinker, numerate, curious, independent, exited to learn, flexible, creative, professional, a passionate reader, a dynamic worker, organized and collaborative, and comfortable with new tech.
∎ Have strong attention to detail, the ability to problem solving, the capacity to lead a team, and the practice of critical analysis

Salary:
∎ BDT 80,000-BDT 120,000

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ Mobile bill
∎ Festival Bonus: 2 (yearly)
∎ Contributory provident fund
∎ Life insurance policy
∎ Salary shield (Insurance)
∎ Two-day weekend
∎ Medical leave, annual leave, maternal/paternal leave

Job Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 24 Jul 2021

Company Information:
∎ 30 Jun 2021
∎ Disaster Management Watch (DM WATCH)
∎ Address : Shatabdi Haque Tower (3rd Floor), 586/3, Begum Rokeya Sharoni, West Shewrapara, Mirpur, Dhaka-1216
∎ Web : https://dmwatch.com/
∎ Business : DM WATCH was established in 2013 under the name of Disaster Management Watch. Since its establishment, DM WATCH has been involved in research, consultancy, and training, engaging a group of professionals with diverse backgrounds. Envisioning to contribute to the development of the society and the country as a whole, DM WATCH has been working with various partners from both the public and private sectors.

Category: Research/Consultancy

: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. DM WATCH reserves the right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reasons whatsoever.