TB Field Coordinator – Tanzania

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

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 expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable TB 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 worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

Over the past century we have built a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

 

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 TB Field Coordinator leads the Challenge TB team in one of the respective districts and acts as the regional representative for KNCV/Challenge TB. The main responsibility of the field coordinator is to provide high level technical support to all aspects of TB control in the respective region. The TB Field Coordinator builds sustainable technical capacity for TB control at the regional and district levels to ensure patient-centered care and treatment. The TB Field Coordinator works in very close collaboration with the Regional TB and Leprosy Coordinator (RTLC), the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT), and with other implementing partners to support Challenge TB activities.

 

Position in the organization
The TB Field Coordinator reports to the Active Case-Finding Technical Officer.

 

Job profile:

Duties and Responsibilities
As a TB Field Officer you will:

  • Advise TB control stakeholders at the regional and district levels on all areas of TB control (patient-centered care, MDR-TB, TB/HIV, childhood TB, community engagement etc);
  • Act as a mentor for the regional and district TB (and HIV) officers;
  • Build the capacity of district TB control staff through on-the-job training and coaching;
  • Participate in joint supportive supervision visits within the region;
  • Identify bottlenecks and opportunities in TB control in the region;
  • Develop and co-facilitate technical TB trainings;
  • Supervise and inspire team members, while creating an environment where sharing, technical debate and innovation are routine;
  • Contribute to the development of the regional work plan and implement the outlined project activities with the team;
  • Plan, coordinate and check the activities and deadlines of the regional team;
  • Monitor the project performance according to the M&E plan;
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to the (deputy) country representative;
  • Participate in quarterly District TB and Leprosy Coordinators performance review meetings and the bi-annual NTLP meetings;
  • Assist the Regional TB and Leprosy Coordinators in any other activity in line with those described in the NTLP national manual;
  • Identify areas for cross-cutting collaboration with regional partners;
  • Identify knowledge gaps in the team and initiate and guide further team capacity building;
  • Actively share knowledge with regional and district TB control staff;
  • Maintain personal in-depth knowledge on TB care and prevention areas.

 

Who are we looking for?

 
Education:

  • Assistant Medical doctor or Medical Doctor

 

Knowledge/Experience:

  • A minimum of three years experience in public health and/or TB control;
  • Proven track record in people, project and finance management;
  • Expertise in overall management of TB and HIV;
  • Knowledge and skills in project activities implementation;
  • Excellent organizational, planning, negotiating, and problem-solving skills.

 

Behavioral Competencies and Skills:

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Kiswahili;
  • Excellent presentation skills.

 

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed term contract for 12 months with possible extension depending on performance and funding
  • 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 9th March 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us on: +255 22 2664859 or send an e-mail to recruittanzania@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.

TB Field Coordinator – Tanzania