Management Sciences for Health

  • TB Technical Officer

    Grade
    H
    Job ID
    13-10023
    Location
    Malawi
    # of Positions
    1
    Group/Office
    HPG
    Dept/Unit
    GEN (General)
    Project/Program
    A516 - Malawi ONSE
    Application Due Date
    2018-05-18
    Reports To
    District coordinator
  • Overview

    TB technical Officer will be responsible for providing technical support to district MoH counterparts and health facility staff on establishing and/or strengthening TB contact investigations, IPT initiation and TB/HIV collaborative activities in Machinga district

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Plan and oversee the initiation/strengthening and implementation of TB contact investigations, and the subsequent management of child contacts including IPT initiation and TB case management investigations.
    • Coordinate and assist with supportive supervision and mentoring of community-based and facility-based Health Care Workers in the day-to-day implementation of TB contact investigations.
    • Provide support to the effective referral system of tuberculosis and HIV patients to ensure integration of TB and HIV services within the district
    • Conduct supportive and supervisory visits to TB and HIV care facilities, prepare reports on supervisory visits, and provide remedial actions on constraints to the district and the facilities visited
    • Participate in all TB/HIV forums at the district level and provide updates as required.
    • Work with the district TB coordinators, and facility staff and support them to provide regular updates to stakeholders regarding implementation of TB contact investigations and TB/HIV collaborative activities within the district;
    • Provide support for all aspects of data collection and reporting, and help to identify barriers/challenges and work with the District TB Coordinator to address these in a timely manner
    • Work with the M&E teams to compile monthly, quarterly, annual and ad-hoc reports in required formats
    • Conduct supportive and supervisory visits to TB facilities and TB affected households in the community, prepare reports on supervisory visits.
    • Participate in work plan and budget development on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
    • Develop working relationships with MOH counterparts, Community Based Organizations and other stakeholders supporting TB and HIV activities in the district
    • Ensure continuous availability of medical supplies at supported facilities e.g. IPT

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A diploma or degree in a health-related field                                 
    • At least two years of relevant work experience in the field of TB control activities; a thorough experience of the NTP will be an added benefit
    • At least four years’ experience of service delivery from hospitals, health centers and the community level (including HAS service delivery) in malawi
    • Experience in mentorship, quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation desirable.
    • Experience working with an NGO for supporting public health and quality improvement desirable.

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      Good management and co-ordination skills, as well as eye for detail

    • Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit
      Passionate about health-service delivery, and a desire to end the suffering of those affected by disease.

    • Ability to meet deadlines, and attention to detail
      Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English;

    • Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills
      The possession of a motorbike license will be an added advantage

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

    Reports To

    District coordinator
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