|Date Posted:||Jan 18, 2010|
|Reference:||9/USAID TB CAP/2010|
|Closing Date:||Feb 1, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||80000 - 160000 USD undefinedUSD|
|Years of Experience:||5 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||No|
|Probation Period:||1 month|
The Tuberculosis Control Assistance Program (TB CAP) is USAIDâ€™s chief five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB control. The aim of it is to reach the following specific goals in the TB CAP countries with significant investment;
â€¢ 90% of public clinics implementing DOTS
â€¢ At least 70% case detection rate
â€¢ At least 85% treatment success rate and/or cure rate
â€¢ 75% of countries meeting MDR TB quality standards defined by TB CAP
â€¢ 100% of countries where nationwide TB and HIV programs effectively coordinated
TB CAP is carried out by the Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance (TBCTA) a coalition of KNCV Tuberculosis foundation (prime contractor), the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Family Health International (FHI), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Japanese Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
TB CAP received funds from USAID/Afghanistan to provide technical assistance (TA) to the National Tuberculosis Control program (NTP) of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) and partners to support the implementation of TB control activities in Afghanistan, based on the National TB strategy plan. The first year of implementation will focus on the following program areas;
â€¢ Increased Political Commitment for DOTS
â€¢ Strengthened and Expanded DOTS program
â€¢ Strengthened TB program leadership and management
â€¢ Strengthened integration of DOTS services in general health services
â€¢ Improved diagnostic capacity
o Strengthened culture and DST
o Strengthened sputum smear microscopy
â€¢ Improved equitable access to quality TB care for vulnerable populations
â€¢ Scaled-up TB Infection Control (IC) measures at country level
â€¢ Increased NTP coordination and collaboration with public and private sectors
â€¢ Improved human and institutional capacity
Duties & Responsibilities:
Coordinating the program activities
â€¢ Acts as the coordinator of TB CAP Afghanistan provincial level activities.
â€¢ Provides technical leadership related to implementation of the planned provincial activities.
â€¢ Coordinates and facilitates TB CAP partners and external experts providing technical assistance.
â€¢ Develops and maintains the appropriate network at the provincial level, within the context of existing agreements with authorities, TB CAP partners, other stakeholders and USAID.
â€¢ Plans human resources, selects and contracts local staff.
Administering, advising on and supporting of TB CAP activities
â€¢ Assists TB CAP Afghanistan Country Team Leader in the preparation of annual work plans and budgets for project areas in close coordination with the TB CAP partners and NTP.
â€¢ Ensures timely submission of annual work plans to MSH, PMU and USAID for review and approval.
â€¢ Provides managerial assistance to the provincial staff based on needs at various levels during the implementation of TB CAP supported work plans.
â€¢ Participates in the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports
â€¢ Assists the coordination and logistics of external short term consultancies and timely delivery of goods, as part of the project.
â€¢ Implements procedures/guidelines (Finance, HR, security of staff) of MSH.
â€¢ Adapt and implement tools and techniques to improve the quality and use of data for decision making.
â€¢ Compile information on lessons learned and expertise within and outside the project.
â€¢ Should be able to travel to South western region (Kandahar, Uruzgan, Helmand, Zabul, Farah, Nimroz and Ghazni) whenever required.
â€¢ Assist the preparation of quarterly co-ordination meetings with TB CAP partners and MOPH.
â€¢ Participates and represents TB CAP project at relevant international, national, regional or provincial NTP and/or partners meetings or conferences.
â€¢ Participates in relevant meetings organized by MSH and the PMU of TB CAP.
â€¢ Remains informed on current programs in the field of TB and related development field.
â€¢ Develops and maintains an understanding and appreciation of the historical, political, economic, demographic and public health issues in Afghanistan
â€¢ Postgraduate level with training in public health or equivalent, Medical or Doctoral degree a plus.
â€¢ Knowledge of and experience in tuberculosis epidemiology and control.
â€¢ Excellent planning skills.
â€¢ Demonstrated decision making skills operating in a management culture built on consensus and results
â€¢ Demonstrated intermediate skills in IT as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experienced with project planning applications.
â€¢ Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.
â€¢ Excellent oral and writing skills in English.
â€¢ Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building.
â€¢ Local professionals are preferred