MSH is seeking a Senior TB Laboratory and Diagnostics Advisor for a potential five-year USAID/Bangladesh Zero TB Cities project (BZTP). In line with the Bangladesh TB National Strategic plan (NSP) the objective of the BZTP is to decrease TB deaths through increased diagnosis and treatment coverage in selected urban areas. Partnering with the National TB Program and city corporations, roll out of systems strengthening activities will be undertaken with a focus on implementing an effective and responsive national TB program.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
The Senior Laboratory and Diagnostics Advisor will provide relevant technical guidance and oversight for all activities related to developing and strengthening a comprehensive national TB diagnostic network. S/he will expand and optimize the implementation and use of TB culture and new molecular diagnostics tools and interventions for rapid detection of drug sensitive and drug resistant TB and establish quality assurance systems across all diagnostic platforms. S/he will ensure that activities are technically sound and adhere to internationally endorsed or recognized guidance, or have demonstrated proof of concept when supporting new interventions. S/he will advise the relevant government programs and laboratories on best practices and provide capacity building support as needed.