Concern Worldwide Job Circular 2024

Concern Worldwide Job Circular 2024

Concern Worldwide is an international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We believe in a world where no one lives in poverty, fear or oppression; where all have access to a decent standard of living and the opportunities and choices essential to a long, healthy and creative life; a world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Title of the Position:Health & Nutrition Advisor
Number of Position:One (01)
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Contract for Two (02) years with possibility for extension
Monthly Gross Salary range:BDT 132,900/- to  155,475/- BDT
Standard benefits as per organisational policy:Festival allowance (02), Baisakhi allowance, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Group Life and Hospitalisation Insurance coverages, OPD coverage, Mobile ceiling and other admissible benefits as per organisational policy.
Duty Station:Head Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh (with frequent travel to programme areas)

Job Purpose:

The Health and Nutrition Advisor’s prime responsibility is to ensure high quality technical support to Concern’s health and nutrition work in development and emergency programmes in Bangladesh, targeting especially extremely poor and vulnerable populations. The main responsibilities are technical support and capacity building for ongoing projects and programmes and support new programme development and business development. The advisor will be expected to develop and document best practices and to promote organisational learning, liaising closely with the programme teams in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar, and the Strategy, Advocacy and Learning (SAL) Unit in Dublin.

The successful candidate will report to the Deputy Director Programme Quality & Business Development on a day-to-day basis, however will have strong links with Deputy Director Programme Implementation, Programme Managers, MEAL Advisor, supporting integrated programming responses – nutrition into health systems, livelihoods, social protection programmes, DRR and emergency preparedness and response. The H&N Advisor, will also be expected to work in a very supportive, pro-active manner with all of Concern’s partners, ensuring that best practice is applied and high levels of programme quality are achieved.

Main duties & responsibilities:

Support Programme Design and Business Development

  • Provide guidance and support in the form of supporting contextual analysis, proposal development, project design, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Supporting the Deputy Director Programme Quality and Business Development and wider team in the exploration of health and nutrition funding opportunities and as requested the preparation and submission of concept papers, proposals and budgets.
  • Support the development and implementation of Concern Health & Nutrition strategy
  • Coordinate with the Advocacy Advisor to input directly into Concern’s advocacy strategies and annual implementation plan consider H&N.

Technical Programme Support,

  • Provide guidance and technical support to health and nutrition programmes, with particular focus on health system strengthening and cross-sector planning, that prevent outbreaks and epidemics, malnutrition, integrate nutrition responses into national health systems and improve essential health service delivery with national partners.
  • Ensure the programme approaches and activities are aligned to national plans and global best practices.
  • Review monthly progress and assess technical support requirement for all programme teams and partner staff and to provide support and training accordingly.
  • Implement the technical programme support plan with regular follow up through frequent field trips.
  • Support health and nutrition related advocacy initiatives, including health system financing and private sector participation, as required.
  • Participate as a member of Concern’s Emergency Response Team, responding to humanitarian emergencies as necessary.

Programme Quality, Learning and Knowledge Management

  • Help develop internal organisational health and nutrition training and development of tools/guidelines/standards in line with international best practice to improve programme quality.
  • Foster technical capacity building of programme and partner staff through technical updates, training opportunities, exchange visits, literature sharing etc.
  • Facilitate learning, synthesis, documentation and sharing of experience / learning of health and nutrition within the organisation.
  • Document and disseminate experiences and lessons learned on each of the programme areas to ensure Concern’s profile amongst peer organisations is raised at national and international levels based on an agreed documentation and dissemination plan. This includes development of Learning and Policy Briefs and other communication materials such as blogs and opinion pieces.
  • Actively engage with the technical assistance teams based in UK/US/Ireland to support cross- organisational learning and coordination.
  • In coordination with the Communication Coordinator, provide input into organizational promotional, media and communications materials on health and nutrition.

External Representation and Networking

  • Work with government agencies such as MoHFW, DGHS, NNS, MoLGRDC, BNNC and LGIs and other stakeholders, including development partners, funders and private sector, for mobilising their support and collaboration in the provision of urban and rural health and nutrition services. This should be linked to Concern’s advocacy strategies mentioned above.
  • Represent Concern Worldwide on national level platforms like the SUN CSA and clusters, be the national level focal point, with oversight of MOUs with IPHN, NNS and BNNC and others. Ensure that the wider management team is well informed of external discussions.
  • With the above, actively engage in health and nutrition networks with key institutions /agencies, universities and donors within Bangladesh and regionally, as appropriate.
  • Strengthen alliances between Concern and other stakeholders involved with health and nutrition programming at the national and international level.


In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E);
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed;
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Key Requirements:

  • Master of Public Health or related health or nutrition disciplines. Clinical degree preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the area of community based health and nutrition program planning, management, implementation, monitoring and capacity building with at least 5 years of working experience at senior technical and/or managerial role in INGOs, bilateral/multilateral agencies or think tanks.
  • Proven experience of leading  and managing large primary health care and nutrition projects in urban and rural areas.
  • Proven experience of working with high level stakeholders including government ministries and donors.
  • Proven experience of policy advocacy with very high level policy stakeholders, including writing Policy Briefs.
  • With clear understanding of Bangladesh government health system and experience of working in health system strengthening  and capacity building project in partnership with NGOs and government departments, local government institutions
  • Technical knowledge and skill to provide guidance to field staff primary health care and nutrition service delivery.
  • Experience of working in MNCH and health project/programmes, including jects,partnership and consortium projects, preferred
  • Proven record of the skills and experience required to strengthen local capacity in MNCH skills, including teaching, mentoring and coaching.

Other  preferred competencies :

  • Strong leadership skills with sensitivity in dealing with government authorities on critical issues
  • Strong management skills and ability to motivate others and promote accountability among staff
  • Skills in time management and prioritising
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Pro- activity
  • Analytical  and independent thinking
  • Knowing How to Learn and Adapt with result oriented learning approach
  • Reasoning
  • Resourcefulness and Initiative.
  • Sense of Responsibility
  • Open to new ideas

Job Description: Click here to download                    Job Application Form: Click here to download

If you feel that your qualification and experience match our requirements, and you have a shared commitment to Concern’s values, please email the completed Job Application Formwith photograph, National ID and TIN Certificate to

Please mark the position applied in the email subject line.

Closing Date of Application: 13 January 2024

Notice: Due to the urgent requirement to fill in the position, we will review applications on a rolling basis within the mentioned period. If you consider yourself suitable, please apply at your earliest.

Candidates over 60 years of age are discouraged to apply.

Concern Worldwide encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organisation.  Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality. Concern follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability and other diverse group.Concern promotes gender friendly work environment placing staff welfare and wellbeing at the core.

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies:

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

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