COVID-19 Response Team Leader

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
National Headquarters
684-686, Red Crescent Sarak, Bara Moghbazar, Dhaka-1217
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Red Cross – Red Crescent movement is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) is a national society of the movement, constituted on 31 March 1973 by the President’s Order No. 26 of 1973 with retrospective effect from 16 December 1971. This is the biggest humanitarian organization in Bangladesh. 

As an auxiliary to the government, the Society provides humanitarian assistance to the vulnerable people over the last 48 years and has undertaken a wide range of activities in humanitarian response, disaster management, health, capacity building, and in promoting Red Cross/ Red Crescent ideals and principles.BDRCS is initiating an integrated Isolation and Treatment Center in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar near camp 7 (Rubber Garden), and in camp 2E. The IITC will be equipped to isolate suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases form the guest population and offer symptomatic treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 cases. Severe and critical cases will be referred to as higher facilities for the time being. As the pandemic evolves the IITC may be upscaled to include severe case management. BDRCS is calling for applications for around 200 different medical and non-medical positions to be based in the IITC, in Ukhia Upazila under Cox’s Bazar District willing to serve Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN) on a large health facility (IITC).

Currently, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is looking for a suitable Bangladeshi national for the following position under Population Movement Operation (PMO), Cox’s Bazar:

Job title:COVID-19 Response Team LeaderDuration of contract:Until 31.12.2020 (With the possibility of extension)

Organizational Unit/Department: Health

Service status: BDRCS project-based contract

Salary Range:As per the BDRCS policy

Number of Post:1

Reporting line: Chief Medical Officer, BDRCS

Age Limit:45 years (may be relaxed in case of outstanding candidates)

Duty station:Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar (Full-time presence at Health facility)

Key Responsibilities: Overall in charge of COVID 19 related health response of PMO. Coordinates all COVID-19 health-related responses of PMO among internal and external stakeholders such as government and non-government agencies including humanitarian actors to ensure harmonization of responses and ensure that health-related accomplishments are shared. Leads in the conduct of health need assessments, resource mobilizations, planning, and provides a recommendation to the PMO management of any revisions and/or updates that will be required to the current emergency plan of action including budgets. Responsible for identifying additional needs and resources and elaborating program plans and proposals for the health emergency response in line with the identified gaps in the overall health response for COVID 19 in Cox’s Bazar especially for the displaced People from Rakhine (PfR).Develops and manages programs and support function staff and ensure that all relevant RCRC policies and procedures are in place, implemented, and adhered to. Directly reports to BDRCS-IFRC Management in close coordination with BDRC Health and PSS Manager and IFRC Health Coordinator.

BDRCS offers…A highly competitive salary package, including benefits, health insurance, and risk allowance.Full board, including accommodation, snacks, and 3 meals per day on the health facility compound (IITC).Contracts up to December 2020 with the possibility of extension, depending on the development of the health pandemic and availability of funds. Off- and on-the-job training for working in an emergency health facility (IITC).An enriching experience with the potential to grow professionally.

Candidates must agree with: Serving 8 hours per day with one day off per week. Serving on the health facility compound (IITC) for 10 weeks followed by 2 weeks of quarantine on the compound (IITC). The total duty of 12 weeks in a row (work + quarantine) will be followed by two weeks of paid leave. During duty, staff will not be able to leave the IITC compound, and only able to interact with externals if the duty necessitates and if approved by the line manager.

Professional Requirements: MBBS with MPH with experience in health emergency management Senior professional with a successful track record in handling health emergencies2-5 years’ experience in hospital emergenciesAbility to work harmoniously within a team and under stress

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Professional Roles: Complete all examination and screening of all patients including suspected Covid-19 patients at TriageImmediately link all mild cases with outreach teamAdmit and treat moderate to severe cases as per protocol complete all clinical management strictly following IPC guidelines & procedures refer severe cases to referral hospital maintain pleasant work relation with nurses, aid nurses, support staff perform any other work-related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by the line manager.If you think you are competent enough for the position, please submit your application with a complete resume through BDJobs online system on or before 5:00 pm, 27 April 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified
BDRCS is an equal opportunity employer