Technical Officer Training

Job Description

Title: Technical Officer Training

Company Name: Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity (PSKS)

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Madaripur

Employment Status: Full-time

Educational Requirements:
∎ Masters degree in any discipline in social science or nutrition or agriculture or development studies

Experience Requirements:
∎ At most 5 year(s)

Job Context:
∎ USAID’s Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA)’ funded by USAID, and implemented by CARE Bangladesh, aims to sustainably impact the nutrition and health of women and children in their first 1000 days of life. The activity will strive to achieve its goal by contributing to the areas of Strengthened community health systems to deliver nutrition, family planning, and health services; improving household nutrition and health behaviors; enhancing leadership and governance for improved nutrition; resilience of communities and households to potential nutrition shocks increased.
∎ Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity (PSKS) is a local non-government organization (NGO) was established at village Palashipara of Tentulbaria Union under Gangni Upazila of Meherpur district on February 15, 1970.
∎ PSKS is seeking a professional for the position of Technical Officer-Training for ‘USAID’s Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA)’ implemented by CARE Bangladesh. As a local implementing partner, the activity will be implemented by PSKS in the Padma Basin of Madaripur Cluster (Madaripur, Faridpur, and Shariatpur Districts) from October 2023 to September 2027. Note that this requirement will depend on the availability of donor funds.
∎ CARE Bangladesh, a non-profit international development organization, is implementing a five-year-long project, "USAID’s Community Nutrition and Health Activity (CNHA)”. CARE, with its consortium partners icddr,b, mPower, Jhpiego, and Viscom, will implement this project both at national and sub-national levels, and PSKS will work at the local level to execute the field activities under Madaripur Cluster and in the selected upazilas (all unios) of Madaripur, Faridpur, and Shariatpur districts.
∎ Under CNHA, the consortium will work with different departments of the ministries, especially the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) at the national, regional, and local levels, to improve nutrition status by strengthening the community health system and support the effective implementation of the Second National Plan of Action for Nutrition (NPAN2). This will work at multiple levels of local government institutions, specifically with the nutrition coordination committees at the district and upazila levels focusing on the community health system and strengthening the Core Team approach and local nutrition-governance mechanisms. The project will facilitate developing solutions emerging from communities, government departments, and the private sector. The CNHA will replicate proven best practices to scale up innovative local governance models for better nutrition by transforming the Union Development Coordination Committee (UDCC) into nutrition outcomes. Digital solutions related to health and Nutrition services are key strategies for improving nutrition. The project intends to impact several of the core challenges selected districts face in the North (Rangpur Cluster), Haor (Kishoreganj Cluster), Padma Basin (Madaripur Cluster), and Coastal Belt (Patuakhali Cluster) of Bangladesh.
∎ PSKS, a local partner of this project implementation, is hiring a Technical Officer-Training. Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Technical Officer - Training will be responsible for the overall implementation of the capacity-building activities of the project in the respective region. S/he will ensure that all the capacity-building activities and training sessions are well coordinated and timely implemented to improve the capacity of government service providers, supervisors, volunteers, community groups, as well as the project team for delivering quality and equitable nutrition and health services. The Technical Officer - Training will coordinate with the implementation team in the development and implementation of project training plans, as well as achieving standards set for staff development, project impact, and monitoring and result measurement.

Job Responsibilities:
∎ Responsibility # 01: Planning and implementation of training activities: 40%
∎ Support the project implementation team in taking responsibilities with adequate authority regarding training planning, implementation, monitoring, and management at the cluster, district, and sub-district levels.
∎ Plan and implement the project training under the guidance of the Project Manager and in consultation with the Manager – Training and Advocacy.
∎ Make sure that training implementation follows the project plans and coordinate support from the technical teams and consortium to make it operational.
∎ Ensure an Equitable, women-friendly, gender-sensitive environment in all the training activities.
∎ Responsibility # 02: Training administration and operations: 20%
∎ Ensure that training activities are implemented cost-effectively within the budget framework.
∎ Ensure all communication and other preparatory works (e.g., venue, food/refreshment, printing materials, attendance records, and other supplies) are available for each training course in time.
∎ Keep records of all administrative and financial documents and submit those to the appropriate office.
∎ Responsibility # 03: Effective Collaboration, Communication and Liaison with relevant stakeholders: 15%
∎ Liaison, coordinate, and nurture excellent relationships with government departments, the Core Team, resource persons, and the project team.
∎ Conduct mapping on training resources, including resource persons, venues, key contact points, etc.
∎ Keep effective communication and relationships with local training institutes/organizations, NGOs, and other development partners.
∎ Responsibility # 04: Ensure proper monitoring, quality control and reporting: 15%
∎ Ensure that the right content, materials, and methods are used in all the training.
∎ Ensure proper records and documentation of training evaluations.
∎ Collect, compile, and report on opinions, feedback, and suggestions on training sessions from the participants and facilitators.
∎ Prepare and share training reports for each event.
∎ Document and maintain the training database on the digital platform in a disaggregated way according to the MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning) plan and DQA (Data Quality Assessments) standard.
∎ Responsibility # 05: Communication and information management: 10%
∎ Ensure all the training contents and materials follow CNHA's standard communication and branding strategy.
∎ Contribute and support new initiatives and approaches for training suggested by the project technical team.
∎ Ensure adoption of ICT (Information, Communication, Technology) tools and intervention for planning, monitoring, and reporting of training.
∎ Responsibility # 6 Safety, Security, and Safeguarding:
∎ As part of this role, the job holder will be expected to adhere to and support PSKS 's safety and security-related policies and systems as part of their day-to-day duties and comply, always, with safety & security protocols and directives, including reporting. Staff must maintain situational and self–awareness and be aware of the safety – security-related consequences of their actions upon themselves, their team, and the organization.
∎ PSKS is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation, abuse, lack of integrity, and financial misconduct, and expects staff to promote the welfare of children, young people, and adults always. PSKS expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our Code of Conduct. This is a high priority regarding ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate this commitment are recruited to collaborate with us.
∎ Reporting to:
∎ Project Manager
∎ Working Conditions:
∎ The Technical Officer is based on Madaripur cluster office of CNHA, with approximately 80% of the time in the field.

Additional Requirements:
∎ Age at most 40 years
∎ Both males and females are allowed to apply
∎ Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
∎ May be relaxed for candidates with higher experiences.
∎ Skilled in computer literacy, internet, and email communication.
∎ Program facilitation, presentation skill in MS Word and MS Power Point.
∎ Ability to write reports and communication in English.
∎ Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
∎ Good presentation skills.
∎ Ability to contribute to a small, proactive team.
∎ If appointed, all eligible candidates are expected to have the determination to carry out their duties in accordance to our Child Safeguarding Policy, Gender Policy and Anti-harassment policy, along with other policies of the organization.
∎ Minimum 5 years of professional experience in development sectors, including 2 years in training design, development, and delivery in the fields of health, family planning, food security, and nutrition.
∎ Effective communication and presentation skills in both Bangla and English.
∎ Skills in team building, coaching, mentoring, and counselling.
∎ Skilled in computer literacy, internet, and email communication.
∎ Good understanding of and commitment to promoting Gender, Equity, and Diversity Inclusion (GEDI) related concepts, ideas, and best practices.

Salary: Tk. 40000 (Monthly)

Job Source: Online Job Posting.

Application Deadline: 2 Oct 2023

Company Information:
∎ 27 Sep 2023
∎ Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity (PSKS)
∎ Address : Vill: Bashbaria, PO: Gangni, Post Code: 7110, Upazila: Gangni, Dist: Meherpur
∎ Web :
∎ Business : The organization (Palashipara Samaj Kallayan Samity) was established by some youths of village Palashipara of Tentulbaria Union under Gangni Upazila of Meherpur District on 15 February 1970 in order to enhance the quality of life of the underprivileged people in the community.

Category: NGO/Development



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