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Aimee Ansari

Vacancy announcement
      #98 - 03/29/00 12:50 AM

Dear All,

Attached, please find a post announcement. This post was previously advertised, but, the Government of Bangladesh and UNOPS have decided to re-open the post. Those who applied previously are welcome to re-apply.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, detailed CV, references and salary history to the contact people listed below.

Those who are interested in being a consultant for UNOPS should register via our webpage: and click on "recruitment".

Please feel free to pass this message to anyone who may be interested.

Thank you and best regards for the new year.


Project Title
BGD/97/031 Multi-Sectoral AIDS Prevention Programme

International Consultant (Programme Management Advisor)

Dhaka, Bangladesh

12 months

Mission Dates
As soon as possible.

Applications by 31 January 2000

UNOPS Contact person(s) Name(s) and Title(s):

Aimee Ansari, Associate Portfolio Manager
Karen Hong, Operations Assistant
UNOPS – Asia Office
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-257-5560
Fax: +603-257-5655

Background/Project Objective(s):

The Multsectoral HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme (MAPP) under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be implemented as a follow-up to the National Policy on HIV/AIDS and STD related issues, Strategic Plan and National Action Plan formulated by the government, NGOs and other partners. MAPP will benefit all levels of the population, particularly women in the specific interventions for the vulnerable group. It will support community, social and national response to the epidemic by strengthening the capacity of all the partners to collaborate and coordinate and thereby enhance, multiply and increase the national response.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the National Project Director, the consultant will work with members of the National AIDS/STD Programme (NA/SP) team and more closely with the National Consultant Programme Management to:
Fine tune NA/SP staff defined roles, job descriptions, accountability as per Health & Population Sector Programme (HPSP) and implementation needs

Assist staff in establishing individual work plan for management staff

Establish systems for monitoring/supervising National AIDS/STD Programme at all levels to include a MIS for quarterly reporting of progress Zila/Upazila levels for all aspects of the programme.

Assist with training nominated AIDS focal points and programming staff up to Zila levels on AIDS/STD Programme management.

Assist international consultants to establish monitoring and supervisory system for all levels of the programme.

Establish measurable programme indicators and prevention and care targets.

Establish baseline parameters for HIV/AIDS Knowledge Attitude Behaviour and Practice and asssit NA/SP team design baseline surveys.

Assist the National Programme Manager (NPM) in identifying appropriate training of NA/SP staff and assist the NPM with on the job supervision & training of NA/SP staff.

Assist the training agency designated by HPSP to train zila, upazilla and union level in preparing the training material

Assist the NA/SP team draft the 1999-2000 national operational plan for HPSP

Assist along with other consultants to transfer programme management capacity to the government and NGO counterparts

Submit the annual workplan and budget to UNOPS and quarterly progress reports.


(1)Education and skills

Doctorate in Health Management

(2) Experience

Management experience of ten years of which at least eight must be in a developing country

Experience with a National programme

Ability to work in a team

Familiarity with the region

Excellent Organisational skills

Excellent English writing and speaking skills

Specialisation in AIDS would be an added advantage

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