KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Officer Jobs in EthiopiaPurpose of the positionThe regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Advisor is the senior clinical expert who will provide technical support to the Regional Health Bureau (RHB), zonal health departments, and MDR-TB Treatment Centers.
S/he will also represent ETBE in regional MDR TB technical working group and clinical review committee meetings.
S/he will conduct supportive supervision and provides Continuing Medical Education (CME) for health workers from health institutions supported by the ETBE project.
S/he will also participate in preparation of work plans, supportive supervisions, monitoring and evaluation of the project in the respective region.
The regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Advisor reports to the regional manager technically and hierarchically to the Technical Director / Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP).
The regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Advisor is part of the regional team.
Duties and responsibilities
The regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Advisor will
Serve as a resource person for the regional team in matters pertaining to clinical and programmatic management of MDR TB using the nationally approved model of care
Support RHBs, zonal health departments and treatment centers in the implementation of innovative MDR TB case finding strategies including screening close contacts of index cases
Ensure adequate clinical and laboratory monitoring of MDR TB patients by coordinating regular clinic appointment days (including MDR TB days) through regular in-person and distance based communication with site clinical team and zonal cluster coordinators
Coordinate with the GF fund support team to ensure MDR TB catchment area meetings are conducted regularly and patients received nutritional support as per the national standards
Work with the other regional advisors and the regional government counterparts to ensure consistent high-quality service provision appropriate to the specific tier of services as well as referrals and linkages between each tier, and between the facility/ community.
Support the regional team in identifying specific barriers to MDR TB case management including factors contributing to poor adherence to treatment and to clinic appointments
Coordinate MDR TB CME activities and cohort review meetings, prepare clinical case studies, present and actively contribute to the discussions
Together with the regional M&E team, analyze monitoring and evaluation data and track project indicators as the basis for measuring performance and proposing improvements.
Participate in the preparation of regional work plans and budgets
Mentor and graduate PMDT experts at RHBs, zonal health departments and MDR-TB treatment centers
Performs other activities as assigned by the supervisor
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
A fixed-term contract for a year with a possibility for extension;
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where a pro-active mentality is appreciated;
A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme;
Full-time employment consists of 40 hours per week.
Who are we looking for
MD and additional postgraduate qualification in public health or clinical medicine is desired
Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience, including prior experience with MDR TB clinical mentoring
Hands-on experience in coordinating MDR-TB trainings required
Previous experience with USAID or other USG funded projects is required
Operational research experience is a plus
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Willingness to travel frequently
Behavioral competencies and skills
Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (government, NGOs and local community based organizations);
Country national preferable, conversant in the local language;
Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
Ability to cope with a demanding work environment and to organize and prioritize workload;
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Regional PMDT (MDR-TB) Officer Jobs in Ethiopia
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