Project Manager-Pep++

Job Description

Title: Project Manager-Pep++

Company Name: The Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh

Vacancy: 01

Job Location: Nilphamari, Rangpur

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Should have MBBS degree and Post-graduate research-based qualification in a health-related discipline (e.g. MPH, MSc, MPhil).

Experience Requirements:
∎ At least 3 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ The PEP++ is one of TLMI-B`s research project aims to stop the transmission of M. leprae in a previously endemic community, as evidenced by a reduction of the number of new cases of leprosy by 50% in 2024. It also demonstrates the increased efficacy and acceptability of the enhanced post-exposure prophylaxis regimen (PEP++) compared to SDR-PEP. It will investigate the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding leprosy and persons affected to develop community education and behavior change interventions that will reduce stigma, improve strategies for early case detection and increase acceptance of programme interventions. Currently, it invites applications from the interested and eligible candidates for the following positions:
∎ Position Name: Project Manager-Pep++ (1), Based: Nilphamari (Research field- Rangpur & Nilphamari districts)
∎ Working Terms:
∎ A commitment to TLMI-B vision, mission and work with and for people affected by leprosy, disability and social exclusion.
∎ Good interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work in a team as a willing, inclusive and respectful team player or leader, and comfortable with consensus decision-making.
∎ Able to develop professional relationships of trust and confidence to work effectively in a cross cultural environment.
∎ Ability to empower others, ability to follow through, openness to learning, responsiveness and pro-activeness.
∎ The Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation to all people. Successful candidates will be subject to reference and background checks as well as expected to sign and comply with TLMIB`s all organizational policies, including the TLMIB Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy.
∎ Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally, sometimes at short notice.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Start-up of PEP++ programme:
∎ Participate in the international PEP++ Core Team
∎ Set up a project management system with guidance from PEP++ Programme Manager (Netherlands)
∎ Develop country specific project documents in collaboration with the partners and with guidance from PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Facilitate the setting up of a national level task force
∎ Coordination and liaising:
∎ Establish an effective coordination mechanism among different stakeholders
∎ Make a contract with the academic partner
∎ Liaise with the academic partner on an ongoing basis
∎ Make partner contracts or MoUs with government and other (ILEP) partners
∎ Liaise with and give guidance to the PEP++ supervisors on an ongoing basis
∎ Organize national meetings (with the taskforce as well as with the partners)
∎ Ensure that state/district level meetings are held
∎ Build and develop a network to help ensure the success of the programme
∎ Attend international PEP++ progress meetings annually
∎ Planning:
∎ Align the country level planning with the international planning cycle for the PEP++ programme
∎ Make annual calendars of operation - Gantt chart
∎ Ensure implementation of the various components of the research project, including side studies
∎ Monitoring and Evaluation:
∎ Use the framework for monitoring, supervision and evaluation at national, district/state and field level
∎ Effectively communicate expectations to the PEP++ Supervisors and partners in a timely and clear fashion
∎ Ensure good quality data collection and data management as per the requirements of the system set up by Erasmus MC
∎ Human Resource Management:
∎ Hire project staff in collaboration with the Country Director and in consultation with the PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Establish and implement a performance management process for the project staff
∎ Organize the trainings needed for the execution of the project
∎ Financial management:
∎ Oversee the PEP++ project financial management
∎ Use the PEP++ financial reporting system as provided by the PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Develop an annual budget in collaboration with the PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Submit a financial report bi-annually with a copy to the Country Director and the PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Recording and Reporting:
∎ Use the recording and reporting system for national and district/state level recording and reporting
∎ Ensure timely reporting by the PEP++ Supervisors
∎ Submit a progress report bi-annually through the Country Director to the PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Others:
∎ Collaborate in writing scientific publications
∎ Support information sharing in international fora
∎ Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team in agreement with the Program Leader-RHP and if relevant the PEP++ Programme Manager
∎ Facilitate, mentor, motivate and guide project team members and staff from partner organizations or institutions

Additional Requirements:
∎ At least 3 years' relevant research experience in leading research teams . Familiarity with GoB health system is preferred.
∎ Proven ability in research protocol development, data collection and analysis, and reporting findings
∎ Proven ability in supervising, monitoring, training and encouraging other researchers.
∎ Excellent written and spoken Bengali and English
∎ Excellent time management skills to ensure work is completed to tight deadlines
∎ Strong multidisciplinary communication skills
∎ Good project management skills including budgeting and financial reporting
∎ Excellent computer literacy skills

∎ Monthly Consolidated Salary BDT 65,000.00 (Negotiable) plus other benefits as per organizational policy

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 25 Nov 2021

Company Information:
∎ 14 Nov 2021
∎ The Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh
∎ Address : House No. 483, Road No. 32, Mohakhali New DOHS, Dhaka-1206
∎ Business : The Leprosy Mission International is an international registered NGO working in Bangladesh since 1991. Motivated by Christian love and faith, the goal of TLMI is to eradicate the cause and consequences of leprosy through treatment, education, training, rehabilitation, research, and community development programs.

Category: NGO/Development

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