KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Assistant Program Officer
Locations: Akwa Ibom, Benue or Cross River States
Job type: Full time
In collaboration with the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) as the Principal Recipient (PR), KNCV is implementing the Global Fund Public-Private Mix grant; Scaling up services for TB Prevention and Control in the 3 states of Benue, Akwa Ibom and Cross River.
This will involve engaging primarily with the formal and informal private health sector in these states to find and treat missing persons with TB disease, an contribute towards the National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Program’s (NTBLCP) TB treatment coverage targets.
The overarching strategic objectives of the PPM grant include improving access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV and drug-resistant TB services; prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms in the private sector.
Purpose of the Position
The Assistant Program Officer will work directly with the private health facilities in the state to deliver on key project objectives of the PPM grant.
He/she will ensure the implementation of GF PPM TB project, including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program counterparts to ensure that activities are implemented in line with GF policies and procedures to the highest possible quality.
Position in the organization
The Assistant Program Officer reports to the Program Officer/ M&E
As Assistant Program Officer you will:
Support the implementation of all components of the GF PPM grant in the state
Facilitate engagement of private Health facilities and other relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the PPM grant
Organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, DR-TB surveillance and service delivery
Provide regular technical support and supervision to field personnel, including private health sector care providers, Linkage Coordinators, sample movers and other related staff providing services along TB service delivery cascade
Support facilities to ensure effective linkages for TB clinical cascade as well as integration with allied interventions including HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment
Work with relevant state staff to disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery
Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets and ensure key performance indicators are met in line with the PPM strategy
Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to TB and TB/HIV program interventions and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs
Represent KNCV to donors and government officials on issues of PPM TB grant
Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
Assist in the data collection, collation, validation and reporting according to KNCV GF M&E plan
Submit monthly/quarterly state progress report to the country office
Perform other additional duties as assigned
Who Are We Looking For?
MBBS degree or Bachelor's degree in Health related fields
Master degree in relevant field will be added advantage
At least 3 years of hands-on experience working in TB, TB/HIV, HIV, and/or MDR TB projects, with extensive field experience in Nigeria
Infectious disease management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of TB and TB/HIV including approaches to active TB case finding and linkage to treatment
Ability to collect, collate, validate and analyze program data and using the data for decision making
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
Behavioral competencies and skills:
Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
What Do We Offer?
A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract until 29th May 2020, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative 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
Application Closing Date
2nd May, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Candidate are expected to submit their CV, including a Motivation Letter and 3 Professional References via the form above.
Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV website.
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