Purpose of the position
KNCV is looking for a TB Officer who will lead and provide oversight on the above project.
Position in the organization
The TB Officer will report directly to the Country Representative, and will work in close coordination with the KNCV central office teams lead and grant manager.
Duties and responsibilities
The TB Officer will :
Coordinate a rapid baseline assessment in 9 Hospitals and 26 health centres of Addis Ababa
Establish a joint TB / DM consultative platform / a joint task force for planning and review
Conduct consultative meeting of key TB / DM stakeholders
Develop project implementation protocol at service delivery points (OPD, Diabetic clinic, TB clinic)
Develop a training material for the capacity building of health care workers at the clinics
Coordinate the sensitization of key TB program officers of respective programmes at national and Addis Ababa City
Coordinate joint training of health care workers at the clinics on bidirectional TB / DM screening
Develop and place job aids, registers, reporting and referral formats for TB / DM bi-directional screening
Coordinate the bi-directional TB-DM screening and diagnosis (symptom, chest x-ray, GeneXpert testing, glycemic testing)
Ensure the establishment of proper linkage of patients with TB / DM for integrated care through agreed upon referral mechanism between the two programmes
Carry out joint mentoring and supportive supervision of clinical practice of bi-directional TB / DM screening (monthly to a site)
Conduct a qualitative study on acceptability using in-depth interviews and group discussions
Facilitate quarterly and annual review meeting (cross-participation of both programme)
Facilitate changes in policy and practice through advocacy works, documentation and dissemination of project findings with key decision makers and influencers within the Ministry of Health
Help KNCV stimulate further resource mobilization for larger sale implementation of TB / DM collaborative activities
People, project and quality management
Oversee the day-to-day implementation of the project, including activities undertaken
Maintain close communication related to the project implementation with sub-city health department, regional Health Bureau, National TB Program and all relevant government agencies Work closely with the local partners and associations such as the Ethiopian Diabetes Association involved in the project
Actively share knowledge and skills with the national and global TB community by contributing to development of abstracts, technical briefs and peer reviewed publications.
Who are we looking for?
BSc in public health / MD or any health related field and Masters’ Degree in Public Health or equivalent
Minimum 5 years, post qualification experience including working in TB control at national or sub-national level
Knowledge and experience in TB program management and implementation especially with urban TB program including active case finding among key populations
Sound knowledge of basic principles of TB-DM interaction, health facility active TB case finding and the challenges associated with TB case finding among key populations in high load health facilities
Solid knowledge and experience of operational research related to TB with particular focus on TB / DM
Experience working on health-related projects in an international organization;
Experience working with a wide range of stakeholders at local district and regional levels and civil societies and NGOs
Candidates with experience in working with the National TB Program and building the capacity of health care workers in TB will be preferred.
Behavioral competencies and skills
Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, NGOs and local community based organizations);
Excellent oral and written communication skills in Amharic and English;
Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
Ability to cope with a demanding work environment and to organize and prioritize workload;
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
A contract for 10 months;
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.
Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the form below, before 21 February, 2019.
Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applicants that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.