Purpose of the position
In each KNCV-led country, KNCV is looking for one project manager who will lead and provide oversight for the implementation of the IMPAACT4TB project activities in that setting, in close coordination with the KNCV Country Director and the KNCV central office project coordinator.
Position in the organization
The project manager will report directly to the KNCV Country Director, and will maintain close communication and coordination to the central office KNCV project coordinator.
Duties and responsibilities
The IMPAACT4TB project manager will :
In close coordination with the NTP, lead the development of country operational plans to introduce and scale-up delivery of 3HP;
Contribute technical assistance to develop or adapt country specific implementation procedures (SOPs), job aides, educational materials and monitoring and recording tools for TB preventive therapy to include 3HP;
In close coordination with the NTP and other stakeholders, support update of national guidelines and supporting materials, as needed;
In close coordination with the NTP, provide training on new guideline, recording and reporting forms and educational materials;
Support the introduction of quality improvement programs using designated approaches to continuously improve delivery of 3HP to PLHIV and child contacts;
Lead the collection and compilation of information for a landscape assessment at national level and subnational / site level related to LTBI, preventive TB treatment guidelines and practices for PLHIV and child contacts;
Support the collection of data related to the local supply chain for TB drugs;
Based on landscape assessment, provide input in the selection of sentinel project sites;
Support strengthening of routine M&E for contact investigations and TB preventive therapy, including treatment outcomes and pharmacovigilance to better monitor implementation and evaluate the delivery of 3HP;
Coordinate with a country M&E project officer to gather and report information systematically;
Provide supervision and guidance to subnational level project staff and travel to subnational project sites
Produce monthly (an / or quarterly reports) reports for KNCV HQ to determine progress;
Participate in regular Skype call with KNCV HQ staff and other partners to coordinate implementation;
Participate in international meetings to report on the progress and outcomes of the project; and to plan and strategize activities;
Contribute to other project activities as requested by the Country Director and HQ overall project coordinator.
Medical Doctor with a masters’ degree in public health, epidemiology or other relevant additional education.
Knowledge / Experience
In depth knowledge of TB and LTBI from a clinical and programmatic perspectives, and based in local NTP and WHO policies;
Demonstrated experience (at least 5 years) working in TB program / projects and interventions;
Demonstrated experience in TB project management funded by international organizations;
Experience supervising local staff;
Substantial experience in developing implementation / operational plans;
Substantial experience in developing progress reports.
Behavioral competencies and skills
Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community based organizations);
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and one other relevant language;
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;
Ability to work in a national and international team.
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.
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 August 17
2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our HRM Team in Ethiopia : + 251116673801 or mail to recruitethiopia kncvtbc.org .
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.