Transboundary Coordinator

DAI Global

Project Background:

The Bangladesh Systems Strengthening for One Health (SSOH) aims to enhance Bangladesh’s global health security (GHS) capacity to operate a high functioning and equitable One Health (OH) disease detection system that prevents, detects, and responds to new and emerging infectious and endemic zoonotic diseases, while ensuring good One Health governance and reducing risks of irreversible antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Through an evidence-informed and integrated systems approach, SSOH will strengthen Bangladesh’s One Health Systems and enhance the country’s capacity to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from infectious disease threats. The activity aims to achieve results under the following development objectives:

  1. Strengthen Systems for Better One Health Governance across the Government of Bangladesh (GOB).
  2. Strengthen One Health Disease Detection Systems for effective prevention, detection and response.
  3. Reduce Threats of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) across OH sectors.

Role’s Purpose:

The Transboundary Coordinator will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh and will report directly to the Environment and Wildlife Health Team Lead (EWHTL). The Transboundary Coordinator will serve as a central coordinator with the GOB (at all tiers) to oversee the geographic and cross-border needs for health security activities across One Health sectors to ensure appropriate preparedness and response across technical and operational functions. This role coordinates with technical leads and operational staff to support the appropriate distribution of resources to manage regional needs and opportunities throughout implementation.

Key duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support GOB, partners and key stakeholders throughout Bangladesh to ensure appropriate documentation of geographic needs.
  • Support key sub-national political engagements where needed, the enable good communication and relationships for activity efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Coordinate with technical leads and operational staff to support the appropriate distribution of resources to manage regional needs and opportunities throughout implementation.
  • Assess geographic needs by conducting thorough assessments to identify specific health security challenges and vulnerabilities within different geographical areas of the country.
  • Support the GOB as requested with cross-border and regional health security threats and promotion of coordinated responses.
  • Support the Technical Team to conduct comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential health security risks and develop strategies to mitigate and manage these risks effectively.
  • Establish systems to monitor the geographic implementation of health security activities.
  • Facilitate the exchange of timely and accurate information among relevant stakeholders.
  • Support Technical Leads to prepare the monthly and quarterly reports on activity progress or other interim, case studies, etc., in collaboration with other technical staff.
  • In addition, it may be needed to perform additional activities within the SSOH activities, if felt necessary by the COP and EWHTL.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environment, conservation, wildlife, political science or other related area; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least nine years of experience in related programming, including community engagement, public health, outbreak surveillance, and/or intersectoral programming across public, animal, and/or environmental and wildlife sectors.
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams with diverse stakeholders and competing priorities.
  • Proven project management experience with sound problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Previous experience working on USG or other bilateral and multilateral organization projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language skills preferred.


The Transboundary Coordinator will report to the Environment and Wildlife Health Team Lead (EWHTL).

About DAI

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world.

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How to apply

Only applicants submitted through this link will be reviewed.

Deadline: 31-May-24