Vacancy at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation for a Program Officer

 Employment Nigeria 31-Aug-2017 KATSINA , Health  


KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation a non-profit health organization  dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB)

POSITION : Program Officer

Responsibilities

  • Support state program on coordination of prompt initiation and monitoring of diagnosed DR-TB patients in the community;
  • Support 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;
  • 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.​
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Perform other additional duties assigned.

Requirements
Education:

  • A degree in medicine (an MPH will be an additional advantage);

Knowledge/Experience:

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

 Skills:

  • 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.
  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills;
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results;

Offer

  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
  • A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract. Depending on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;


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