TB / HIV Technical Assistant at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (11 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: TB / HIV Technical Assistant

Vacancy No.: KN138

Locations: Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina

Job Type: Full-time

Slot: 11 Openings

Purpose of the Job

The TB/HIV Technical Assistant will support the Program officer to provide day-to-day oversight for the scale-up of community TB/DRTB, HIV, and PPM services across the state, as well as the optimize demand creation for the implementation of the community linkage of pregnant HIV positive women from the community to appropriate care.

Duties and Responsibilities  

Under the coordination of the Program Officer, the State TB/HIV Technical Assistant will:

  • Provide day-to-day oversight for the scale-up of community TB/DRTB, HIV, and PPM services across the state.
  • Coordinate with all the ad-hoc field workers engaged by KNCV Nigeria to ensure effective service delivery.
  • Support the program officer in ensuring seamless coordination and robust data reporting.
  • Work closely with cluster coordinators and LGA TB/HIV reporting structures.
  • Collaborate with the state STBLCP and SASCP to facilitate knowledge transfer and capacity building as TB and HIV service integration is being scaled up.
  • Build the capacity of existing state TB and HIV structures toward program sustainability.
  • Collate and analyse program data following LGA validation of TB and HIV data.
  • Identify the gaps in providers, facilities, and LGAs and develop remedial actions.
  • Develop the weekly state/LGA TB/HIV activity work plan in line with the approved state budget.
  • Onboard field teams and service providers on technological solutions (MATS, CommTB, AIM 250, EPCON, specimen movement dashboard).
  • Manage the back end of these systems and work with the central teams to troubleshoot issues.
  • Provide on-site mentoring and capacity building for TB/HIV PPM and community service providers in the state.
  • Review weekly community TB and HIV activity reports from outreaches, active case findings, and HTS among pregnant women conducted across all LGAs by the CBOs.
  • Assess work plans and budgets for the subsequent week’s activities for the program officers approval.
  • Maintain the state’s line listing of all DRTB patients identified from PPM and community interventions.
  • Support the STBLCP and SASCP in ensuring 100% linkage to treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women identified in the community.
  • Maintain statewide visibility of TB/HIV program commodities, consumables, and medicines.
  • Collaborate with state TB and HIV logistics officers.
  • Redistribute RTKs and medicines to LGAs as needed.
  • Manage the supplies and distribution of Mama Packs and the action meal.
  • Prepare distribution plans and generate monthly utilization reports

Requirements

Education:

  • First Degree, BSc / BA
  • A master’s degree in public health will be an additional advantage.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of 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.
  • 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.
  • 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