Program Officers at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (3 Openings)


Posted on: Fri 14-06-2024

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable TB control strategies in a national and international context.  We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Vacancy No.: KN135

Locations: Anambra, Bauchi and Kano

Job Type: Full-time

Purpose of the job

  • The program officer will serve as the team leader at the state level and oversee the implementation of the Global Fund GC7 grant in the supported state. The program officer will work closely with and support the State TB and Leprosy Control Programs (STBLCP) as well as the State AIDS and STI Control Program (SASCP) in the control of TB and HIV in the supported states.
  • The program officer will support demand creation for TB and HIV control services, support the diagnosis of TB from the private sector and the community, as well as support the provision of HIV testing services to pregnant women through community engagements and early infant diagnosis for HIV.
  • The program officer will also support the management of diagnosed TB/DRTB cases in each supported state and ensure that all enrolled TB clients have a favorable treatment outcome.
  • They will organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, and DR-TB surveillance, and service delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Oversee the implementation of all components of the Global Fund GC7 grant in the state.
  • Facilitate the engagement of private health facilities and other relevant stakeholders in TB and HIV control.
  • Organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, and DR-TB surveillance, and service delivery.
  • Provide regular technical support and supervision to field personnel, including private health sector care providers, linkage coordinators, sample movers, PPM cluster coordinators, sputum movement consultants, community TB/HIV cascade monitors, CBOs, and other related staff providing services along the TB service delivery cascade.
  • Support facilities to ensure effective linkages for the TB clinical cascade as well as integration with allied interventions, including HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment.
  • Work with relevant state staff to disseminate guidelines, tools, and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.
  • Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans, and budgets, and ensure key performance indicators are met in line with the grant objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to TB and TB/HIV program interventions and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
  • Represent KNCV with donors and government officials on issues related to the Global Fund GC7 grant.
  • Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Assist in the data collection, collation, validation, and reporting according to the KNCV GF M&E plan.
  • Submit monthly/quarterly state progress reports to the country office.
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Requirements

Education:

  • MBBS and a Master's Degree or Higher in Public Health.
  • A Master’s Degree in public health will be an additional advantage.

Knowledge / experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in TB/HIV program implementation in a resource challenged setting.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key HIV innovations and other strategic initiatives with a focus on surveillance and/or monitoring.
  • Experience with Global Fund policies, regulations, and procedures is desirable.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and use of computer.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; approachable and good listener.
  • Exhibits a high level of accuracy in work, and the ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations.
  • Have a high sense of integrity and transparency.
  • Ability to manage official information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.

What Do We Offer?

  • An on-site consultancy (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention of extending the contract depending on funding and performance.
  • Fast-paced and result-oriented culture.
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
  • A highly motivated and diverse team of experienced, self-driven colleagues.
  • Frequent capacity building and training.
  • KNCV Nigeria has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online