SERVICE CONTRACT-Field Officer-Noakhali, UNFPA Bangladesh, SB4

Level: SB4
Contract Type: Service Contract
Closing date: 31 July 2019 - 5:00pm(Dhaka time)
Duty station: Noakhali, Bangladesh
Job ID: 24700

This position is open for Bangladeshi Nationals only

Type of Contract: Service Contract

Level: SB-4

Duty station: Noakhali, Bangladesh

The position: 

UNFPA’s Ninth Country Programme (2017-2020) in Bangladesh is targeting 19 districts for sub-national level capacity development and system strengthening in four programme areas: 1) sexual and reproductive health, 2) adolescent and youth, 3) gender equality and women’s empowerment, and 4) population dynamics. The 19 districts include: Patuakhali, Rangamati, Jamalpur, Sirajganj, Moulavibazar, Barguna, Noakhali, Kagrachari, Bandarban, Cox’s Bazar, Sherpur, Bogra, Sunamgonj, Sylhet, Netrakona, Habiganj, Barishal, Bagerhat.

The Field Officer will be responsible for strengthening sub-national capacities in Noakhali district to realize national development priorities related to the ICPD Programme of Action and Beijing Platform for Action, as well as creating and maintaining UNFPA’s partnerships and support systems at the local level. 

Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, the Field Officer will be contributing to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ninth Country Programme by: 1) enhancing programme effectiveness through quality assurance, data gathering and analysis, monitoring and results reporting; 2) enhancing UNFPA’s capability of responding to local development and/or humanitarian needs and addressing gaps in a timely, efficient and effective manner; 3) improving the mobilization of resources, either domestic or external; 4) increasing adaptability through innovation, partnership and communications; and 5) consolidating the visibility of UNFPA´s comparative advantage and technical excellence at the sub-national level 6) facilitating smooth implementation and tracking of donor funded projects ensure UNFPA’s donor accountability. 

While the Field Officer will be responsible for the programme implementation at the sub-national level in all four programme areas, their primary focus lies in advocating for and supporting maternal and newborn health and family planning, strengthening and provision of adolescent sexual and reproductive health information and services in districts.  The Field Officer monitors and supports respective district with local level planning, human resource management including scale up of midwifery led care sites, as well as monitoring the procurement, distribution and cold chain of critical commodities, improving voice and accountability by facilitating stronger community participation and improving health information management and other systems and processes that enable quality sexual and reproductive health services and information. 


Qualifications and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in public health, development, social sciences or other related fields

Knowledge and Experience:

3+ years of professional experience preferably in programme/project management in public or private sector; clinical background would be an advantage

Practical experience in the development field, including health, gender, youth development.

Field experience is strongly desired.

Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government counterparts and other stakeholders, including NGOs and communities.

Experience of conducting research in relevant fields.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Population : 164.7 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 61%
Girls 72%