Project Officer (Surveillance)

Job Description

Title: Project Officer (Surveillance)

Company Name: Jhpiego Bangladesh

Vacancy: Not specific

Job Location: Dhaka

Employment Status: Contractual

Educational Requirements:
∎ MBBS MPH from any recognized university/ institution will get preference.

Experience Requirements:
∎ 5 to 7 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, founded in 1973 at Baltimore, Maryland, USA with the mission to create and deliver transformative health care solutions that save lives. In partnership with national governments, health experts and local communities, Jhpiego builds health providers` skills and develops systems that save lives now and guarantee healthier futures for women and their families. Since inception, Jhpiego worked to save lives and improve health has reached people in more than 150 countries worldwide. Currently, it runs active programs in more than 35 countries across the globe.
∎ NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. We will shortlist on rolling basis. Thank you for your understanding.
∎ Department / Project: Health (Surveillance)
∎ Type of Contract: Contractual
∎ Job Purpose: Under the guidance and close supervision of the line manager, this incumbent will address the overall project situation, and to provide advice to the GoB for the creation of an integrated national disease surveillance system and to set the stage for needed policy dialogues concerning the existing disease surveillance system.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Provide support to Team Lead to liaise with IEDCR and other relevant stakeholders like ICDDR, BSMMU; NTP, EPI, WHO etc. as well as with CDC officers in Bangladesh and Atlanta, USA.
∎ Help in conducting desk and literature review to understand the disease surveillance system currently operational in Bangladesh.
∎ Arrange meetings to do SWOT analysis of the current surveillance system to identify the bottlenecks and to prepare draft report on SWOT analysis.
∎ Organize National and regional level meetings, workshops, FGDs and other necessary tasks needs to be conducted by Jhpiego with IEDCR and other relevant disease surveillance partners throughout the duration of the project.
∎ Provide support in development of detailed work plan including a GANTT chart specific to this project.
∎ Support in preparing report on landscape mapping and workshop/s .
∎ Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the program's goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
∎ Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
∎ Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so once the technology completed, doing quality assessment by verifying generated contents.
∎ Work with guidance from Team Lead, Surveillance and work in a team.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Minimum 5-7 years of work experience with disease surveillance areas.
∎ As the existing GoB surveillance system is operated by multiple stakeholders, so coordinating them can be a major challenge to achieve to project goals
∎ Current political situation - can be challenging
∎ Communications, meeting minutes with IEDCR, DGHS and other relevant stakeholders to ensure implementation of the project.
∎ meetings minutes and workshops report as necessary to efficiently and effectively complete the project activity
∎ Appropriately presented and prepared report on desk review, literature review and SWOT analysis etc.
∎ Efficiently organized dissemination workshop and workshop on policy dialogue.
∎ Key competencies:
∎ Knowledge:
∎ Good understanding and hands-on experience in surveillance related project activities & initiatives.
∎ Good coordination with GOB and other stakeholders.
∎ Skills:
∎ Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Power Point, Excel)
∎ Excellent public relations, communication, coordination and Networking skills.
∎ Recording, reporting & presentation skills
∎ Competencies:
∎ Ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of diverse teams
∎ Ability to manage a varied workload, work under pressure, priorities and meet deadlines
∎ Self-motivated, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the organization
∎ Focused on delivering results by taking calculated-risks and problem-solving approach
∎ Gender equality and diversity awareness
∎ Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
∎ Strong planning /organization skills

Compensation & Other Benefits:
∎ As per company policy

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 24 Nov 2023

Company Information:
∎ 14 Nov 2023
∎ Jhpiego Bangladesh

Category: Medical/Pharma