fhi360 Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (DR-TB) Technical Officer in Manila, Philippines

TB Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening is a 5-year USAID funded project that aims to strengthen national and regional level implementation of the National TB Strategic Plan by providing state-of-the-art capacity building and technical expertise to scale-up TB and DR-TB prevention, detection and treatment. The Activity will identify and help implement proven approaches to improve TB prevention, increase TB case detection rates, decrease default rates, and increase TB treatment success rates and TB cure rates.

JOB SUMMARY:

Working closely with the Drug-Resistant (DR) TB Technical Advisor, the DR-TB Technical Officer (2 positions) will coordinate all DR-TB activities and implementation across consortium partners, monitor activity progress, and provide focused technical assistance as needed to consortium partner teams. S/he will ensure that the implementation of DR-TB interventions is in line with Government of Philippines priorities and goals of USAID Tuberculosis Innovations and Health Systems Strengthening in Philippines.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Collaborate and coordinate with staff of regional and national health offices for TB programs in planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluating DR-TB program implementation.

  • Provide technical assistance for project-supported facilities and implementing partners, including coordinating and providing DR-TB-related trainings.

  • Provide technical assistance to regional and/or national health offices and partners in the implementation and monitoring of the project activities.

  • Support the DR-TB Technical Advisor to provide technical assistance for the activities related to the provision of patient-centered TB care throughout the life of the project.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other organizations/projects to carry out DR-TB programs and to support planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of program activities.

  • Collaborate and represent FHI 360 with partners in the province.

  • Contribute in the development of annual work plans, budgets, and reports.

  • Provide recommendations for project improvement and technical implementation of DR-TB activities based on monitoring and evaluation of ongoing activities and national priorities related to DR-TB.

  • Draft, collect input, and finalize: Terms of Reference, Expense Authorizations, Purchase Requests, Expense Reports, and Activity Reports, respecting all requirements and timelines.

  • Ensure effective filing of documentation according to project and donor guidelines.

  • Submit periodical progress reports and field visit reports in accordance with project and donor guidelines to the Regional Project Liaison Officer.

  • Participate in the regular coordination meetings with Regional Project Liaison Officer and implementing partners.

  • Attend provincial, regional, national, or international meetings as required and after consultation with DR-TB Technical Advisor.

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual technical workplans, and ensure timely reporting in collaboration with DR-TB Technical Advisor, M&E Officer, and finance team.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience working in organizations or as part of projects that address technical TB issues.

  • Knowledge, understanding and technical expertise in the application and implementation of DR-TB strategies and technical guidance

  • Experience providing technical support for implementing DR-TB policies, drug formulations, shorter treatment regimens for MDR-TB, new TB drugs, and GeneXpert.

  • Knowledge of and experience implementing patient-centered health care.

  • Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders.

  • Proven experience working with government officials, particularly with Department of Health to support strategy development, implementation plans and decision making is highly desirable.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Filipino and English languages .

WORKING CONDITIONS AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Usual office working conditions.

  • Ability to travel domestically at least 25%.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s degree in medicine, public health, nursing, applied clinical research, or other relevant medical or public health field.

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience providing technical support to TB and DR-TB programs.

  • Experience in implementing TB projects in the Philippines is strongly desired.

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