Program Officer – Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the first deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context.

We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide.

 

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the USAID-funded 5-year (2014-2019) global flagship program for implementing USAID’s TB strategy to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries as well as contributing to TB/HIV activities under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). To implement the project, we lead a unique international consortium of eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The overarching strategic objectives of CTB are to improve access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

 

Purpose of the Position

The Program Officer is expected to be embedded with the state TB program team and will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of all CTB activities in collaboration with the State TB team.

 

Organizational position

The Program Officer reports to the Senior Regional Program Manager.

 

Job profile:

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

As Program Officer you will:

  • Organize & conduct regular health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, DR-TB surveillance and service delivery;
  • Organize & conduct on the job health facility based training for Laboratory DOTS services;
  • Support facility assessments and strategic expansion of AFB, GeneXpert, and DOTS services;
  • Support the State TB program to create awareness and demand for TB services;
  • Organize & conduct regular visits to health facilities to ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to CTB M&E plan;
  • Support state program on coordination of prompt initiation and monitoring of diagnosed DR-TB patients in the community;
  • Support the State Program on routine data analysis & utilization;
  • Organize and establish state TB/HIV partners forum to coordinate partners support and implementation of key intervention areas;
  • Assist in coordinating the program portfolio to ensure key performance indicators are met and CTB impact is in line with strategy;
  • Ensure that CTB project reports are developed and submitted on time and are of good quality, and that the evidence they contain is accurately captured and submitted monthly to the Regional Senior Program Manager;
  • Perform other additional duties assigned.

 

Who are we looking for?

 
Education:

  • MBBs or a Bachelor degree in relevant medical fields;
  • A master’s degree in Public Health and affiliated fields will be an advantage.

 

Knowledge/Experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience working with HIV & TB programs at various levels;
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage;
  • Experience working in the fields of TB/HIV, Community TB, and MDR-TB, with extensive field experience in Nigeria;
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and the use of a computer.

 

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills;
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results;
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision;
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work;
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible, and engaging manner.

 

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract until June 30 2019
  • 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

You can apply for this position, by submitting your CV including a motivation letter and 3 professional references, via the KNCV website before the 28th August 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via +234 (0)9030349255 or send an e-mail to recruitnigeria@kncvtbc.org.

For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled person.

Program Officer – Nigeria