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National (only for Bangladeshi nationals) employment opportunities
Posted on : September 14, 2023 Application deadline : September 23, 2023

Programme Officer (Adv#231/2023)

icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. As a values-based organization, icddr,b encourages women and people with disabilities.

Environmental Health and WASH Research Group under the Health Systems and Population Studies Division has focused on determining and mitigating environmental contaminants, evaluating WASH strategies for improved health, and generating evidence to understand the extent of environmental pollution and contamination in low-resource settings.

Position Description:
The Program Officer will report to the Field Research Manager / Assistant Scientist and will be responsible for planning, organizing and implementing all field activities of the project with the objective of providing Bricks Kiln improvement services to the project participants within the guidelines of the research protocol and organizational values. S/he will be involved in –
  • Support the program manager and the project team in intervention delivery;
  • Arrange and conduct technical training for brick kiln owners, managers and workers
  • Provide onsite technical support to the brick kiln owners;
  • Identify problems and provide solutions to the brick kiln workers;
  • analyze and troubleshoot program challenges;
  • Collect kiln performance monitoring data periodically;
  • Coordinate and support work planning, budgeting, and reporting;
  • Coordinate technical advisory group, including maintaining communication with group members and sharing information;
  • Oversee administrative duties within the project team including database management.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical/Mechanical engineering with excellent academic records;
  • A critical understanding of the brick industry in Bangladesh and air pollution
  • Willing to work under pressure and in remote areas
  • Experienced candidates will be given preference.

Location: Dhaka.

Number of Positions: 20

Contract Type and Duration:

  • CSA basis for 4 months with a possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and performance.

Salary & benefits:

  • Tk. 57,048/-per month (consolidated) inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances;
  • Festival bonus, income tax paid by icddr,b and subsidized canteen; Transport and daycare facilities are subject to space availability.

Notes of attention:

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for written test/interview;
  • The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised;
  • icddr,b does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: career.icddrb.org by September 23, 2023