ICDDR, B: vacancy for Senioir Information OfficerICDDR, B: vacancy for Senioir Information Officer

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Vacancy announcement for the position of Senior Information Officer for the Publications Unit under the Information Sciences Division (Advertisement#24/06)


ICDDR,B: Centre for Health and Population Research invites applications from the suitable candidates (Staff members, CSA holders, and External) for the position of Senior Information Officer for the Publications Unit under the Information Sciences Division.  The appointment will be made on a fixed-term basis for 02 (two) years.


Duty Station: Dhaka


Salary range: Tk 299,820/- – 12,330/- – 447,850/= per annum inclusive of house rent and conveyance allowances with other admissible benefits.


Other benefits/facilities: 14.8% retirement fund contribution by the Centre, children allowance @ Tk 1,200/- up to two children, free medical facilities for dependent spouse and up to two children, free group life insurance, and subsidized transport, canteen, and baby care facilities.


Job Profile


q       Format scientific articles for publication in the quarterly Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (JHPN), using publishing software.

q       Format scientific reports, working papers, special publications, newsletters, etc., using publishing software.

q       Proof-read and check formatted materials, including tables, figures, etc., for accuracy and quality.

q       Take steps to promote the JHPN and to get/renew subscriptions.

q       Prepare proforma invoices with accuracy, handle subscriptions and cheques, update and maintain relevant files, records, and database.

q       Coordinate with press and publication staff for printing the JHPN, newsletters, and other publications and ensure that the press completes the work properly and as per the approved specifications.

q       Draft communications for review and approval of the supervisor.

q       Update, manage, and maintain records and files efficiently and properly.

q       Translate scientific articles and/or reports from English to Bangla and from Bangla to English.

q       Perform other duties and functions as assigned by the supervisor and/or Head, Publications Unit.    




q       Masters degree, preferably in English/Journalism and Mass Communication /Business Studies/Library and Information Science discipline. Candidates with science background may be given preference.

q       Must have 5 (five) years of work experience in publications-related work.

q       Must be highly skilled in working with publication software and other related software.

q       Must be very good in both written and spoken English and Bangla.

q       Must have excellent proofreading capability.

q       Should be capable of solving any problem relating to production of documents.

q       Should be willing to work for longer hours and in holidays, if needed.


The interested candidates who fulfill the requirements should submit their online applications using ICDDR,B website; however, the candidates (internal candidates must mention their ID#) may also submit their applications with biodata detailing experience and other particulars to Manager, Human Resources, ICDDR,B, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212 by March 30, 2006.


ICDDR,B is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women candidates. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature. Only short listed candidates shall be invited for the interview. Please write the position applied for at the top of the envelope.







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