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Senior PPM-TB Technical Advisor needed at REACH Ethiopia

Senior PPM-TB Technical Advisor needed at REACH Ethiopia, February 2 2022

 

Deadline: 02.10.2022

 

Employment: Full time
Location: Addis Ababa

 

Job Description:

Internal / External Vacancy Announcement 

Brief Introduction

REACH Ethiopia is a non-profit local organization established and registered as an Ethiopian Residents Charity. It strives to contribute for community development through implementation of innovative and targeted project interventions to deliver quality health services for disadvantaged communities. Since its establishment in 2013, REACH Ethiopia has implemented community-based TB care interventions and integrated health service projects in Sidama, SNNP and parts of Oromia Regions.

REACH Ethiopia in collaboration with Ministry of Health is currently implementing USAID funded Urban TB LON Activity in 3 largest cities of the country; Addis Ababa, Harari and Dire Dawa. The goal of the project is to contribute to regional efforts to achieve END TB 90(90)90 milestone set for 2023 by increasing the quality, access, utilization, and sustainability of TB services in the project implementation area.

Purpose of the position (general)

 

Senior PPM-TB Technical Advisor is responsible to support and lead implementation of TB program activities in private health sectors in close collaboration with the health bureaus/sub-cities. He/she will lead the planning, implementation, and continuous monitoring of the TB prevention and care at PPM-TB sites in the project implementation areas.

S/he will be responsible for developing the project’s management plan in PPM sistes and regularly review activity performance; discuss issues with the project management team and develop improvement plans when necessary.

Answerability and Position in the organization

The PPM-TB Technical Advisor reports functionally to TB/DR-TB Technical Lead

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, implementation, and continuous monitoring of Public – Private Mix-TB (PPM-TB) interventions in project supported areas;
  • Analyze performance of project supported PPM -TB facilities and develop improvement plan and intervention strategies for the identified gaps;
  • Develop close working relationships with Health Bureaus, sub-city health offices and other stakeholders that have responsibility for strengthening and improving Tuberculosis control and prevention program at PPM sites;
  • Provide technical support to Regional Health Bureaus/Sub-City Health offices in their effort to expand TB care and prevention services at PPM facilities;
  • Provide technical support to Regional Health Bureaus/Sub-City Health Offices and their structure to foster effective public-private partnership on TB;
  • Provide continuous technical support to PPM-based on their level engagement to strengthen TB service provision;
  • Support implementation of differentiated TB service in the private health facilities such as engaging medium clinics in TB diagnostic only service and primary clinics in presumptive TB case identification and referral service;
  • Facilitate the introduction of Digital Adherence Technology (DAT) for monitoring of TB treatment at PPM-DOTS sites;
  • Inform and advise project decision-makers on the practical approach to strengthen the impact of project efforts on PPM-TB implementation;
  • Facilitate the establishment of referral linkage between public and private facilities including laboratory networking for GeneXpert test and External Quality Assessment to PPM facilities;
  • Work closely with the EPSA hubs to include private health facilities in anti TB and other commodity supply system
  • Support Multi-sectoral TB interventions ranging from advocating TB as public health agenda in all relevant sectors outside of health to the integration of minimum packages of TB preventive, diagnosis and treatment promotion;
  • Represent the project in national and regional technical PPM-TB working group meetings, workshops and review meetings;
  • Ensure that effective data collection, recording and reporting system is in place at the project supported private facilities;
  • Work with the Health Bureaus and project team to effectively address operational challenges for TB case finding, treatment and care at private health facilities;
  • Support PPM-TB sites to implement standard TB program components;
  • Assist the Health bureaus in data analysis and utilization of the data for local decision making;
  • Lead the production and dissemination of PPM-TB reports, success stories and best practices;
  • Assist in conducting the operational research under the project;
  • Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisors

Contract term: Full time Position, Fixed term contract

 

Number of positions:   One   

Job Requirements:

Qualifications

Education

  • MD/BSc plus master’s degree in public health or related field of study

Experience

  • More than 7 years’ experience in technical planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of a comprehensive TB program;
  • knowledge of Ethiopia’s health care system and National TB program;
  • Experience in capacity building and utilizing participatory learning methodologies;
  • Previous experience of PPM-TB activity advisory role and knowledge of private sector is an advantage;
  • Previous experience with USAID or other USG funded projects is an advantage,

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (government, NGOs and local community-based organizations);
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic;
  • Computer literacy; competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the project implementation areas

How To Apply:

Only candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience are invited to send their application letter, Updated CV, credentials and summary of relevant work experience to reach  reachethrm@reachet.org.et OR reachetadmin@reachet.org.et or in Seven working days from the first appearance of the announcement.
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