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Plan International has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994. Plan International seeks to ensure the rights of children to education, health, safe water and sanitation, protection, youth social and economic empowerment and climate change, environmental degradation and natural or man-made disaster hazards throughout the country.
Project Director-Advancing Adolescent Health
Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H) project
(USAID funded project).
Based in Dhaka of Bangladesh with 40% visit to project areas+23 months fixed term contract
Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered to the qualified and deserving candidate
A2H is a USAID funded $6,000,000 project that aims to empower married and unmarried adolescents (10-14 and 15-19) to increase their knowledge about and access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and family planning, develop standards for adolescent friendly health services and strengthen the service delivery side by via training, supervision and accountability of health service providers in government run facilities and with formal and informal providers at the community level. The project has two consortium partners: Lutheran Aid to Medicine in Bangladesh (LAMB) and Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO) who are responsible for all field-level implementation. The project will deliver programming in all eight Upazilas in the Rangpur District, located in the north-west corner of Bangladesh.
Reporting to the Country Director, the Project Director (PD) will have authority and oversight over the project, including managing all activities of sub-recipients, coordinating all program-focused strategic planning and decision making, and staff management. The PD will serve as key liaison with USAID, the Government of Bangladesh, implementing partners, and other stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include providing overall leadership, management, and general technical direction of the program, assuring an integrated vision among different components and actors, and ensuring program performance, achievement of program requirements and adherence to donor regulations.
For this role, candidate should have a Masters in any discipline; experience of working on projects focused on adolescent health, family planning and gender; strong knowledge on USAID rules, regulation and reporting requirements; proficiency in MS office and excellent English communication skill both in verbal and written, knowledge of Bangla preferred. Significant experience and track record of successfully managing large scale, multi-year USAID funded programs as Project Director/ Chief of Party will get preference. The incumbent should also have the ability to meet rigorous timelines; track results and effectively manage staff, multi-stakeholder relationships and influence decision-making at the local and national level to create positive change. Considering the extensive work history education may be relaxed.
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to visit: Career: Project Director-Advancing Adolescent Health (A2H) for detailed job advertisement and to apply online by 04 December 2016 Only short listed candidates will be communicated for interview. Any form of persuasion in the selection process will automatically disqualify the candidacy.
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