Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Consultancy at icddr,b (Adv#150/2023)

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Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Consultancy at icddr,b (Adv#150/2023)

icddr,b is a Bangladesh-based international health research institute that strives to solve key public health problems through high-quality scientific research and innovation. icddrb as a values-based organization encourages women and people with disabilities.

icddr,b invites applications from suitable candidates for consultancy with the Emerging Infections under the Infectious Diseases Division.

Assignment / Activity: Provide expert opinion and guidance in selecting PPM stakeholders and form a country-level partnerships body engaging public and private entities to scale up of Public-Private Mix (PPM) programme in the country. The consultant will also lead the ‘Bangladesh TB PPM advocacy capacity assessment study’ under the Strengthening TB PPM Advocacy in Bangladesh initiative.

Location: Dhaka

Expected start date of assignment: June 2023

Duration: 10 months

Scope of work:

The consultant will work closely with the Stop TB Partnership and its consultants, National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) and other in-country stakeholders to strengthen TB PPM policy advocacy in Bangladesh for expanding private sector engagement in national TB elimination efforts. The initial purpose of the position is to form a country-level partnerships body engaging public and private entities to scale-up of Public-Private Mix (PPM) programme in the country.

S/he reports to the Senior Scientist and Head, PEI, IDD.

Major responsibilities would include following-

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support NTP in collating country level PPM policies, practices, publications, and reports to inform NTP about the gaps and areas to work on to strengthen PPM initiatives in Bangladesh;
  • Organize quarterly stakeholder meeting with key PPM actors/influencers (TB PPM Catalyst Network;
  • Organize consultative meeting with private sector stakeholders;
  • Work with icddr,b research team and assist in Bangladesh TB PPM advocacy capacity assessment study;
  • Dissemination of the TB PPM advocacy capacity assessment study among different stakeholders;
  • Daft reports regularly to the donor for fulfilling milestones of the project;
  • Assist in organizing bi-annual roundtables with private practitioners of large hospitals/diagnostic centres;
  • Undertake other TB related activities under ongoing projects, as required.

Expected deliverables:

  • Stakeholder mapping to identify the key players for robust TB PPM advocacy will be developed and finalized;
  • A country-level partnerships body in collaboration with NTP will be formed;
  • PI will be provided proper guidance to develop research protocol, data collection, data analysis and report writing of the TB PPM Advocacy and capacity assessment study;
  • TB PPM advocacy capacity assessment study will be disseminated among different stakeholders;
  • Quarterly/other meetings with TB PPM stakeholders, Stop TB Partnership Team, NTP will be organized and facilitated.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • MBBS and MPH with a good academic record;
  • Minimum 20 years of experience working in the TB field including at least 10 years of consultancy experience in the Development sector particularly in the TB field;
  • Ex-government employees from the TB sector who had the role of at least director/manager will be given preference.

Notes of attention:

  • Only short-listed candidates shall be invited for the selection process;
  • icddr,b does not charge any fee at any stage of the selection process.
Interested candidates who fulfil the requirements should submit online applications using icddr,b website: by May 31, 2023