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Team Leader(s)

Job Profile

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Job Description

Mott MacDonald is seeking applicants for Team Leader(s) on two upcoming programmes in Bangladesh - Better Health in Bangladesh; and Essential Healthcare for Disadvantaged People in Bangladesh.

Better Health in Bangladesh - DFID is supporting the Government of Bangladesh's 4th health sector programme. It is the first foundational programme towards universal health coverage and achieving SDG targets. The three outputs are:
1) Quality Family Planning, Health and Nutrition services are provided increasingly, especially in hard-to-reach eastern parts of the country;
2) Health systems strengthened to increase performance, quality and efficiency;
3) Stewardship and governance of the health sector improved.

Essential healthcare for disadvantaged people in Bangladesh - This is DFID support to complement Bangladesh's 4th national health sector programme. Note this is separate to the programme that directly supports the 4th national health sector programme, entitled 'Better Health in Bangladesh'.
The four outcomes includes:
1) Improve access to essential healthcare including nutrition services for poor in underserved urban and hard to reach rural areas;
2) Improve quality of essential healthcare including nutrition services for poor in underserved urban and hard to reach rural areas;
3) Increase demand for essential health care including nutrition services through social behaviour change communication;
4) A sustainable and enabling environment established including multisectoral coordination, and health systems strengthened.

Candidate Specification

The Team Leader(s) will be responsible for management, technical leadership, administrative oversight, and overall coordination of the activity. S/he will serve as principal institutional liaison with DFID, Government and other key stakeholders. S/he will manage staff and ensure the programme meets stated goals and reporting requirements, as well as ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the programme.

Candidate Specification:
  • Master’s degree in Health Systems Strengthening / Public Health / Nutrition related field
  • Extensive managerial experience of health systems strengthening programmes with a demonstrated track record leading large, complex programs to successful outcomes
  • Previous experience as a Team Leader, preferably on a DFID-funded project
  • Experience in health systems strengthening, governance and stewardship of health sector, family planning, nutrition and working in hard to reach locations and reaching the underserved in urban and rural areas.
  • Extensive experience with stakeholder engagement, including international donors and local government, and the ability to develop partnerships with local government, private sector, and the wider international community
  • Strong experience in capacity building and institutional strengthening
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with DFID tools and methodologies to strengthen health systems
  • Knowledge of the health sector in Asia, particularly in Bangladesh.
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