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2 Jobs at KNCV Tanzania

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime


Assistant PMDT Coordinator


Duty Station: Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high-burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centred care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms. KNCV is the lead partner and sole implementer of the Challenge TB project in Tanzania
Purpose of the position

Assistant Programmatic Management of Drug-resistant TB (PMDT) coordinator will coordinate, support and facilitate the rapid scale-up of quality- assured PMDT services in close collaboration with the NTLP and other technical partners. In addition she/he will assist NTLP in implementation of quality decentralization of PMDT services and introduction, monitoring the implementation of TB new drugs and shorter regimens.
Duties and responsibilities

Assist to coordinate Programmatic Management of Drug resistant TB activities at NTLP and participate in the development of policies, guidelines and M&E tools on programmatic management of MDR TB in the country
Support the introduction and monitoring of implementation of New Drugs and short regimens in the country
Participate and co-coordinate weekly MDR TB technical review panels through DR TB ECHO program and quarterly zonal cohort review meetings to assess clinical progression of MDR TB patients and work on identified challenges
Supervise and mentor decentralized MDR TB sites and sites implementing the short MDR TB regimen
Conduct a monthly follow up of all MDR/RR-TB cases detected against enrolment in the country, track all patients not initiated on SL treatment
Participate in quarterly quantification of second line ant TB drugs with the National  TB program pharmacists
In collaboration with CTRL, support the scale up of new diagnostic technologies including Xpert MTB/RIF and second line LPAs
In collaboration with CTRL, assist in tracking sputum sample referral for TB culture, DST and second line LPA (Hain) and monitor TAT for each test
In collaboration with the MDR TB coordinator and Programme pharmacist, monitor implementation of Active TB drug-safety monitoring and management (aDSM) in the country
Who are we looking for?

Education

MD, or relevant degree (Masters of Public Health will be an added advantage)
Knowledge/experience

A minimum of 3 years in TB control and PMDT
Experience in capacity building in TB and PMDT
More than 3 years of relevant work experience in the development, implementation and scaling-up of PMDT
Cutting-edge knowledge of ongoing and emerging issues in relation to global policy and evidence development on PMDT.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
Good computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office programs.
Excellent organizational, planning, negotiating and problem-solving skills.
Behavioral competencies and skills

Sound analytical skills;
Good interpersonal communication;
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken English;
Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
Ability to work in an international team.
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract dependent on performance and availability of funding;
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.
Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references via the form below before 9th November 2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team in Tanzania +255 22 2664859 or mail to recruittanzania@kncvtbc.org




Source: The Guardian 25 October 2017

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime


TB Laboratory Supply Chain Management Coordinator


Duty Station: Dar es Salaam Tanzania

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high-burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centred care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms. KNCV is the lead partner and sole implementer of the Challenge TB project in Tanzania
Purpose of the position

The TB Laboratory Supply Chain Management coordinator maintains adequate inventory, records of inventory, distribution, records of distribution, including records of costs and pricing for all items of laboratory inventory items and equipment repair, maintenance and service. She/he plans for maintaining quantity and quality of all supplies for direct and indirect patient care activities.

Duties and responsibilities

Responsible for the ordering, receiving, storage and distribution of all TB laboratory supplies including reagents, consumables, equipment, spare parts, paper, forms, and any other inventory item(s) related to the operation of the CTRL.
Support utilization of GXAlert data produced from GeneXpert machines countrywide to forecast and quantify GeneXpert cartridges.
Assists the Head of CTRL in developing annual supply and expense budget, staying within the limit established for utilization, and reporting to the Head of CTRL any variations from budget
Acts as a resource person to the TB laboratory staff and clients regarding procurement of supplies in the country
Support capacity building to the Zonal TB laboratory personnel, hence is equipped with the knowledge for efficient ordering, receiving, storage and distribution of all TB laboratory commodities supplies on a daily basis including GeneXpert cartridges.
Be a link of information regarding the availability of supplies and other pertinent information between MDS, CTRL/NTLP, Zonal TB Laboratory Personnel, RTLCs and partners on the status of GeneXpert cartridges in the country and other TB reagents and supplies on monthly basis.
Responsible for maintaining records of service contracts, leases, and utilities of TB laboratory inventories countrywide including GeneXpert machines.
Coordinate and follow-up on all instrument preventive planned maintenance and emergency service in all operational service areas of the TB laboratories including GeneXpert machines, LPA, and other diagnostics.
Monitoring and management (aDSM) in the country
Who are we looking for?
Education

Bachelor degree in Material Management/Supply Chain Management or equivalent,
Knowledge/experience

A minimum working experience of at least 3 years in Supply Chain Management
Experience in TB commodities; management is an added advantage
Good analytical and presentation skills
Excellent organizational, planning, negotiating and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Kiswahili
Good problem solving and decision-making ability
Excellent communication / interpersonal skills
Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with software such as GXAlert system
Behavioral competencies and skills

Sound analytical skills;
Good interpersonal communication;
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and spoken English;
Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract dependent on performance and availability of funding;
An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.
Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references via the form below before 9th November  2017. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team in Tanzania +255 22 2664859 or mail to recruittanzania@kncvtbc.org




Source: The Guardian 25 October 2017 
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