The Human Centred Design Manager will help co-create

Vacancy: 1

Deadline: 02-04-2023

Job Context

  • A new project to reduce the number of under 2-year-old child drowning deaths in Bangladesh is being undertaken by The Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh (CIPRB) working in partnership with several UK organizations including Bournemouth University, the University of the West of England, Bristol and the Poole-based Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The project duration is for 4 years.
  • The project is funded by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) using UK aid from the UK government to support global health research.
  • In Bangladesh, drowning is the leading cause of deaths in children over the age of one. Globally, the country has one of the highest rates of drowning, especially among children.
  • The risk of drowning in rural areas is twice that in cities, because there are significant numbers of ponds and ditches, creating natural drowning hazards for very young children.
  • Parents and caregivers have the constant challenge of supervising small children while working, preparing food, or doing household chores. This means that toddlers are often cared for by older siblings.
  • CIPRB has implemented several effective drowning prevention solutions focused on children over the past 15 years, including a successful day-care model to keep young children safe. However, enrolment and attendance rates for children under two years, those at the highest risk of accidental drowning, have been low.
  • The team will be working with communities in the north and south of Bangladesh. Utilizing human-centred design techniques, they will:
  • • Identify and priorities potential solutions
  • • Develop the ideas into prototype interventions
  • • Assess the acceptability and usability of the interventions with communities in two regions in Bangladesh.
  • Job Description : The Human Centred Design Manager will help co-create solutions, informed by user research to deliver intervention solutions to meet the needs of users and the community. You will co-lead projects with the CIPRB Research Manager and UK Design Team. They will work closely together to ensure project success, focus on attending to the day-to-day delivery while keeping sight of the overall project objectives.
  • Term: 4 year temporary contractual
  • Location: Dhaka Based with frequent field visits

Job Responsibilities

  • Research (Empathise) : Work with the CIPRB Research Manager and the Design Team to review background research, uncover gaps, and develop strategic approach for the overall study objective
  • Assist in design of community research, selecting and designing tools and field workshop logistics
  • Support the facilitation of community workshops, including focus-group discussions, Key Informant Interviews and other Human Centred Design methods to define the problem, existing capabilities and resources.
  • Synthesis and Define : Work with the Research Manager and Design Team to turn user-research learnings into sustainable insights and opportunities.
  • Design and develop presentations to communities, project funders and drowning prevention practitioners
  • Document the project process and contribute to quarterly reporting
  • Ideation and Prototype development : Translate research findings into effective, user-centred interventions through prototype development.
  • Test and validate ideas with users, and be able to quickly change and iterate prototypes as learning progresses
  • Demonstrate an ability to document process and make decisions based on research findings and testing.

Employment Status

Full-time, Contractual

Educational Requirements

  • The applicant should be qualified to Masters degree level in a relevant subject area or have equivalent industry experience. It is expected that the applicant has significant experience managing the Human Centred-Design process in cross organizational projects.

Additional Requirements

  • The successful applicant will have the following essential skills: be able to use the Microsoft Office suite
  • have good written, visual and verbal communication skills
  • be able to speak fluent Bengali and English
  • Be a good problem solver and able to think creatively
  • Be proficient in team work, relationship building and influencing
  • Desired skills include: Be proficient in the use of Adobe software suite
  • Demonstrate leadership skills.

Job Location

Anywhere in Bangladesh


  • Tk. 100000 - 125000 (Monthly)

    Read Before Apply

    How to apply: Send your detailed CV, one copy of passport size photograph and a cover letter addressing to the Executive Director, CIPRB to Please mention the name of the position, applied for, in subject line of the email.
    CIPRB is an equal opportunity employer. All employees are required to comply with the HR policy & safeguarding policy of the organization.

    *Photograph must be enclosed with the resume.


    Apply Procedure


    Send your CV to or to Email your CV from MY BDJOBS account.

    Application Deadline : 2 Apr 2023

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