Drug-Resistant TB Specialist - Eliminating TB in Central Asia

Drug-Resistant TB Specialist - Eliminating TB in Central Asia

FHI 360

Tajikistan

Position Description:

In collaboration with the Technical Director, the DR TB Specialist will provide technical and scientific knowledge to the design and implementation of technical strategies, programs or tools in the programmatic management of drug-resistant (DR) TB. Working with the project team, s/he will provide technical advice based upon expertise and knowledge of evidence-based methods and strategies, current practice, and established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous design.

The DR TB Specialist will assist the National TB Program to build the capacity of country, regional and site level staff and to assess the Program’s current technical, scientific, managerial and operational efficiencies. The DR TB Specialist will work with the NTP team to ensure program implementation adheres to appropriate technical standards and guidelines, and that programs are technically sound. S/he will provide scientific knowledge by staying current on evolving technical standards, guidelines, and program developments related to drug-resistant TB.

The DR TB Specialist will be based in Tajikistan.

The recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project to FHI 360 and final USAID approval of the candidate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strengthen NTP’s capacity to programmatically manage drug resistant TB;
  • Conduct or coordinate projects in his/her specific technical area, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Encourage and support in-country operational research;
  • Works with the NTP to improve access to quality prevention, early diagnosis and patient centered care for patients with all forms of TB in the framework of a comprehensive public health approach, to achieve better individual outcomes and the public health impact;
  • Contribute to the acceleration of the process of national introduction of new drugs and the shorter regimen for DR treatment in the country, including national introduction and roll out of the latest normative guidance on the treatment of drug-resistant TB;
  • Shares best practices and contributes to the knowledge base through participation in scientific forums and technical networks;
  • Provide technical support in developing systems, tools, job aids, information, education and communication (IEC) materials as required for improving diagnosis of TB/DR-TB, infection prevention, monitoring and supervision;
  • Monitor implementation of planned activities through periodic consultations, monthly progress review meetings, reports review, and field trips;
  • Monitor project deliverables and timeliness, notify the Technical Director when issues arise, and take corrective actions, as needed.

The Applicant must meet or exceed the qualifications listed below:

  • Medical Degree or equivalent in health sciences;
  • Experience in public health management in TB related services;
  • In-depth knowledge and at least 4 years of post-qualification experience in the programmatic management of drug-resistant TB;
  • Up-to-date knowledge of WHO policies on all aspects of the management of drug resistant TB including new drugs and regimens;
  • Experience in working with National TB Program, Ministry of Health and other officials from the public, private and NGO sector;
  • Experience in developing and managing projects in coordination with the MoH;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Russian is desired.

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