January 2014

Article TB CARE II Bangladesh - Request for Quotation (RFQ) - Consultancy Services
Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the University Research Co., LLC implements the TB CARE II project in Bangladesh. The goal of TB CARE II project in Bangladesh is to support the delivery of quality TB clinical and laboratory services at selected National, Regional Referral hospitals in Bangladesh and strengthen the capacity of these facilities to provide these services.
TB CARE II is planning to refurbish 5 (five) Government hospitals in Bangladesh. TB CARE II therefore, is seeking Consultancy Services from a reputable Civil Engineering works Firm or an experienced Civil Engineer.
If you would like to view the RFQ in its entirety, please click here or see the attachment below.  Proposals/quotations must be submitted on or before the due date and time of 13th February 2014 at 5:00 pm to:
Progress Tower, House No-01,
Road No-23, Gulshan-01
28 Jan 2014 11:38
Article TB CARE II Bangladesh - Response to Questions - Wave 4 Grants Program
Question #1: It will be appreciated if you would kindly inform us whether concept paper will be in four or five pages.
Response: The Concept Paper should not exceed five (5) pages including the coverage page (Applicant Information).
Question #2:  We have not received GF for TB, but received GF for Malaria. Are we eligible to submit for this proposal on TB?
Response: Yes, you are eligible to submit a concept paper. 
06 Jan 2014 11:15
Article TB CARE II Bangladesh - Request for Applications (RFA) - Wave 4 Grants Program
University Research Co., LLC (URC) currently implements the TB CARE II Bangladesh project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide technical assistance to the National TB Control Program (NTP) and its NGO partners in Bangladesh.  The project started in October 2010 and will end on September 30, 2015.
TB is a major health problem in Bangladesh despite of commendable progress made in TB control and prevention in the past years. According to WHO 2013 report based on 2012 data, incidence rate of new TB cases of all forms per year is 225 per 100,000 populations. At this rate, approximately 350,000 TB cases develop every year in Bangladesh. In 2012, total number of all new TB cases detected was 161,790. This clearly shows that approximately 51% of TB cases remain undetected every year posing a major challenge to containing the spread of the disease. Adherence to TB treatment is a major problem which is one of the reasons for increasing incidence of MDR TB cases in Bangladesh.
This Request for Applications (RFA) is comprised of two steps. Through this RFA, TB CARE II/URC is requesting only Concept Paper from the prospective grantees. Each NGO shall submit only one Concept Paper. If an Applicant submits more than one application, only the first one received will be considered for review.  TB CARE II will evaluate the Concept Papers following the criteria outlined in Section 12 of the RFA.  Applicants whose concept papers obtained highest scores in the evaluation will be invited to submit full and detailed applications for funding consideration.
Issuance of this Request for Applications does not constitute an award or commitment on the part of the URC nor does it commit to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of Concept Papers.
To view the RFA in its entirety, please click here or see the attachement below.

The deadline for submissions of questions is January 6, 2014, please submit all questions by email to tbcare2@urc-chs.com

The deadline for submissions of applications is January 17, 2014, please submit all applications by email to tbcare2@urc-chs.com

07 Jan 2014 16:07
Job Vacancy
Job Vacancy Job Vacancies: TB CARE II Bangladesh
University Research Co., LLC (URC), a US-based public health consulting firm, through the TB CARE II Bangladesh Project, invites applications for the below vacant position in Bangladesh.  Funded by USAID, TB CARE II Bangladesh is a 5-year (up to September 2015) technical assistance project that assists National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTP), implementing partner NGOs, and other stakeholders to strengthen TB control and prevention activities in Bangladesh.

Office Assistant:

The Office Assistant will provide general administrative and logistical support to the TB CARE II Bangladesh Project, implemented by URC and also other organizational support to URC.

A higher secondary school certificate is the minimum required.
Interested candidates who fulfill the requirements are requested to submit their resume along with a cover letter by 30 November, 2014 to tbcare2@urc-chs.com. Please mention the position/title name in your application to the subject line. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Job Description:

Office Assistant, will provide general administrative and logistical support to the TB CARE II Bangladesh Project, implemented by URC and also other organizational support to URC.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist the admin department in delivering and recieving letters/memos/circulars to and from different stakeholders including the USAID Dhaka office and NTP;
  • Provide support to the program team during the period of training/workshop conduction in terms of material distribution and logistical support;
  • Assist the admin team in store keeping, inventory management and related record keeping;
  • Support the team in collecting, distributing, and facilitating the process of material printed by TB CARE II;
  • Any other official tasks assigned.
URC is proud to be an Equal Employment opportunity employer.
We value and seek diversity in our workforce.


21 Nov 2014 09:23