Career Opportunity 

 

 

Job Description

Population Services & Training Center (PSTC) is one of the leading public health organizations in Bangladesh. Established initially as a project of Bangladesh government in 1978 with the name of Family Planning Services & Training Center (FPSTC), later on it has changed its status as an NGO back in 1995 with the changed name PSTC. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare also declared PSTC as an inheriting organization of FPSTC through a govt. circular in 1997. 

With a long experience of 39 years PSTC has been working in the arena of population and health with the focus in family planning, SRHR, maternal and child health, youth and adolescent development, gender & governance, climate change & adaptation, skill education and training is also one of the major areas where PSTC has been providing services.

 

PSTC has been looking for qualified persons for the position of Team Leader for Hello I Am (HIA) who would be part of PSTC's Top Management Team (TMT).

 

The position is based at the PSTC office in Dhaka.

 

 

Remuneration

As per established salary structure of PSTC with other benefits as admissible. The gross monthly salary will be 79,200 (all inclusive).

 

Apply Instruction

PSTC invites applications from qualified individuals. Please email the application with CV (no more than 4 pages) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send hard copy to Member-Secretary, Staff Selection Committee,Population Services and Training Center (PSTC), House # 93/3, Level-4, Road # 8, Block-C, Niketon, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212  on or before 22 April 2017. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature. Internal and external applicants shall be treated equally in the entire selection process. Applicant who has relatives in PSTC must mention it in the application form. Please write the title of the position at the subject line of the email/at the top of envelop. A cover letter highlighting why s/he feels her/himself as the best fit. Only short listed candidates will be invited for interview. No TA/DA will be provided for attending the interview.

 

PSTC is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

Terms of Reference

 

For Team Leader of ‘Hello I Am’ Program

 

BACKGROUND

In Bangladesh, teenage pregnancy is directly related to the common practice of child marriage and social expectations to have a child soon after marriage. Child marriage and teenage pregnancy violate the rights of girls, with life threatening consequences in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), compromising education and development of girls, resulting in low socio-economic status, high levels of fertility and reinforcing the gendered nature of poverty. 

 

The Hello I am program (2017-2020) is based on the belief that for youth to make informed Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) choices they need comprehensive information and education; access to youth-friendly services; and a supportive socio-cultural environment. The first two components are adequately addressed by the Unite for Body Rights (UBR) program, a program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the crucial third component, where young people indicate that they remain severely restricted by prevailing socio-cultural and religious norms in realizing their SRHR choices that is the focus of the Hello I am program. The Hello I Am program is thus complementary to the UBR2 program in selected regions of implementation. Rutgers, a Netherlands based NGO, is the lead organisation in ‘Hello I am’, a program funded by the IKEA Foundation.

 

For the Hello I Am (HIA) program in Bangladesh, PSTC as lead organization of the Bangladesh Consortium is looking for a Team Leader who is responsible for the facilitation and coordination of the HIA program, in close liaison with Rutgers.  In this Terms of Reference an outline of her/his work is laid down, as well as specific roles, responsibilities, accountability lines, and requirements. 

 

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The Team Leader (TL) is responsible for overall coordination of the HIA program and manages the process of collaboration among country alliance partners in Bangladesh: the implementing partners are PSTC (lead organization), RHStep, DSK. The fourth partner is BBC Media Action, responsible for the development and production of the edutainment products in close collaboration with the implementing partners. BBC Media Action will be contracted directly by Rutgers.

 

The Team Leader (TL) facilitates, coordinates and inspires the HIA country alliance partners to execute consortium work in good collaboration for maximum impact as laid down in a joint country program and a multi-annual work plan. The TL has a key role in ensuring that young people are at the center of the program. Next to this, the TL has an external role: he/she represents and profiles the alliance in meetings and events in the country.

 

The Team Leader (TL) is directly reportable to the Bangladeshi host organization, PSTC Executive Director but technically accountable to the Bangladesh Country Coordinator (CC) at Rutgers in the Netherlands and will discuss all programmatic matters of importance with the CC for advice or instructions. For daily management issues the TL will report to the line manager (ED) of the host organization. 

 

JOB OBJECTIVE

       Responsible for the HIA coordination at country level based on a joint country program and annual work plans, and facilitates and coordinates program development, annual work plans, reporting,  joint activities, country alliance communication and external relations pertinent to the HIA Program in Bangladesh.

       Management of the collaboration process of country alliance partners, looking for synergy, exchange and learning between the partners in order to become more effective in reaching the results of the HIA Program.

       Coordinate with the UBR2 management to ensure complementarily between UBR2 and HIA;

       Ensuring young people are at the center of the program and supporting meaningful youth participation throughout the program development, implementation, governance, monitoring and evaluation.

       Being the Coordinator of the HIA program in Bangladesh: representing the alliance in events and meetings and increasing the visibility of the alliance.

       Liaising with other alliances, organizations and institutions working on the prevention of Child Marriage in Bangladesh, in particular also with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

       Facilitates and coordinates program development and preparation of the (Multi)annual Country Work Plans agreed upon by the Alliance members in Bangladesh and the country coordinator;;

       Monitors the progress of the implementation of the (Multi) Annual Country Program Plans and keeps an eye on country objectives;

       Signals and communicates challenges and problems related to the program and its alliance partners to the country coordinator based in Rutgers;

       Compiles financial progress and annual reports, the annual overall budget and (bi)annual narrative reports;

       Organizes in-country annual planning and review meetings;

       Facilitates and inspires country alliance partners to collaborate and look for synergy at country level;

       Facilitates shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to program implementation and PME activities at country level;

       Organizes joint program evaluations and workshops to share experiences with implementing partners;

       Identifies the need for TA (institutional and thematic) at country level (centrally and for individual or selection of partners) in addition to the needs that country alliance partners identify themselves;

       Chairs the National Program Team (and working groups) in which the country alliance partners are represented;

       Coordinates the development and realization of Operational Research;

       Facilitates or leads the joint advocacy efforts of the country alliance;

       Facilitates missions by staff of Rutgers and/or the funding agency;

       Represents the alliance and HIA in events and meetings; 

       Profiles and increases the visibility of the alliance and HIA at country level. 

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

       The TL is contracted by the host organization, PSTC which is one of the alliance partners in the country, Bangladesh;

       The TL will combine country coordination and be responsible for the overall PME tasks for HIA and will therefore be a full-time position;

       The TL is technically accountable to the Country Coordinator in the Netherlands, and for daily management and administrative issues accountable to the line manager Executive Director of the host organization, PSTC. 

 

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

       Native Bangla speaker and Excellent English (written and oral) communication skills;

       Sound experience in the field of SRHR (sexual and reproductive health and rights);

       Work experience in an international (development) organization;

       Proven (at least 5 years in a senior position) track record in program management (report writing, PMEL, budget management), facilitating learning processes and alliance building;

       Energetic about putting youth at the center of this program and working with young people as equal partners;

       Experience with networking and lobbying and advocacy at country and regional level;

       Strong facilitator, connector, communicator and leader;

       Strong administrative and organizational skills;

       Ability to work independently;

       Self-confident, persistent and decisive; good listening capacity; assertive; flexible;

       Ability and willingness to travel in-country and if necessary abroad;

       Experience in working with edutainment is an advantage.

 

The position is based at the PSTC office in Dhaka.

 

Before the responsibility:

 

Population Services & Training Center (PSTC) is one of the leading public health organizations in Bangladesh. Established initially as a project of Bangladesh government in 1978 with the name of Family Planning Services & Training Center (FPSTC), later on it has changed its status as an NGO back in 1995 with the changed name PSTC. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare also declared PSTC as an inheriting organization of FPSTC through a govt. circular in 1997.

 

With a long experience of 39 years PSTC has been working in the arena of population and health with the focus in family planning, SRHR, maternal and child health, youth and adolescent development, gender & governance, climate change & adaptation, skill education and training is also one of the major areas where PSTC has been providing services.

 

‘Hello I Am’ Program: In Bangladesh, teenage pregnancy is directly related to the common practice of child marriage and social expectations to have a child soon after marriage. Child marriage and teenage pregnancy violate the rights of girls, with life threatening consequences in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH), compromising education and development of girls, resulting in low socio-economic status, high levels of fertility and reinforcing the gendered nature of poverty. 

 

The Hello I am program (2017-2020) is based on the belief that for youth to make informed Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) choices they need comprehensive information and education; access to youth-friendly services; and a supportive socio-cultural environment. The first two components are adequately addressed by the Unite for Body Rights (UBR) program, a program funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the crucial third component, where young people indicate that they remain severely restricted by prevailing socio-cultural and religious norms in realizing their SRHR choices that is the focus of the Hello I am program. The Hello I Am program is thus complementary to the UBR2 program in selected regions of implementation. Rutgers, a Netherlands based NGO, is the lead organisation in ‘Hello I am’, a program funded by the IKEA Foundation.

 

For Hello I Am (HIA) program in Bangladesh has been looking for a Team Leader (TL) who will work for the Bangladeshi consortium lead PSTC, in close liaison with Rutgers , and would be responsible for the facilitation and coordination of the HIA program. In this Terms of Reference an outline of her/his work is laid down, as well as specific roles, responsibilities, accountability lines, and requirements. 

 

 
 

source : www.pstc-bgd.org

                                               
 

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