Sunday, May 12, 2013

Swisscontact is hiring Field Officer

Swisscontact is a Zurich-based organization founded in 1959 by members of the Swiss private sector and academia for sustainable development cooperation. Swisscontact is currently implementing an European Union funded project TARSAN (Towards sustAinable quality healthcaRe delivery at grasSroots level through Active participation of civil society organizatioNs) in collaboration with RTM International. This is a skill development project in health sector to support national health workforce policies, strategies, capacity building and skills transfer. The project is being implemented from March 2011 and will continue up to February 2014.
Swisscontact invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Field Officer  based in Sunamgonj district for the TARSAN project.

Position : Field Officer
No. of Vacancies :  2 (Two)
Job Location: Based in Sunamgonj district
Duration:  June 2013- February 2014 (09 months)
Application Deadline:  12 May 2013

Essentials Functions and Responsibilities of Field Officer:

  • Assist project team at local level in developing monthly action plan of the assigned  region.
  • Maintain liaison with Civil Society Organizations (CSO) , Community Paramedic Training Institutes (CPTI), local public and private health care providers
  • Provide technical assistance in raising community awareness on seeking quality health care and the need of skilled health workforce.
  • Make regular monitoring of program implementation and to meet with partners, associates and beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate various seminar, training ,workshop, meeting and dialogue with different stakeholders  on project interventions  at district, upazila and union level
  • Attend important meetings organized by government and non-government bodies at district, upazila and union level to disseminate the project learning.
  • Assist Area Coordinator in overall project activities implementation at local level.
 Qualification, Knowledge, Skills and Experience for the post of Field Officer:
  • Male or female with experience in working with national NGOs.
  • Bachelors degree in Business/ Economics/ Social Sciences
  • Minimum 3  years experience in health and family planning program  in rural areas and experience with European Union project is an added value
  • Familiar with government and non government health and family planning program especially on service delivery facilities at all level.
  • Experience of facilitating different types of meetings/workshop at local level.
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the local level.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Bangla.
How to apply: 
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV (hard copy) with one recent passport size photograph and a forwarding letter to the Project Manager, TARSAN, Swisscontact, House- 19, Road- 11, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212 by 12 May 2013. Position applied for should be clearly marked on the top of the envelope.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited for interview.

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