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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 10, 2021
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to fighting tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and to strengthening health systems against TB, globally and locally. The organization is an international center of expertise for TB control. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals; this includes doctors, researchers, ...
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    Project Director, Private Sector TB Initiative

    Vacancy Number: KN47

    USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

    • The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination.
    • The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.
    • The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State.
    • The project’s four intermediate results are as follows:
      • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
      • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
      • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
      • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation.
    • KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners - two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network.
    • Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach.
    • Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

    Purpose of the position

    • The Project Director Private Sector TB Initiative will provide oversight on KNCV Private Sector TB Program (PPM in TB Control).
    • In this position he will coordinate and provide oversight to KNCV PPM sub-partners as well as the PPM Intermediary Organization (IO) in Kano.
    • He will provide technical assistance and coordination to TB Advisors on PPM interventions across the 14 TB LON States.
    • The Project Director will work very closely with the TB LON 1 & 2 Project Director to align PPM to the public sector intervention leveraging on TB LON HR and structure and resources.
    • Hierarchically, the Project Director (Private Sector TB Initiative) reports to the Executive Director

    As a Project Director, You Will

    • Lead country office efforts in operational plan development, project implementation as well as monitoring progress against planned activities and evaluation of performance.
    • Work with central office staff to establish a program management capacity development plan to provide assistance to the partner facilities in program planning, design, review and monitoring of program progress
    • Strengthen existing structure and support mechanism for Kano IO to implement a negotiated business model across all clinical facilities, Community Pharmacists (CPs), PPMVs and Stand-Alone Laboratories (SALs)
    • Strengthen existing structure and support mechanism for KNCV funded PPM Partners- IPCD and CCCRN to implement a negotiated business model across all PPM clinical facilities in the states assigned
    • With the assistance of country office staff, monitor all intervention strategies to ensure that they meet administrative, financial and programmatic goals.
    • Conduct supervision to the states and PPM implementing facilities.
    • Provide technical assistance to NTP on PPM program.
    • Provide technical support and oversight to TB Advisors on implementing key intervention areas of Private Sector TB Initiative activities in designated states/LGA.
    • Manage communications with all other stakeholders, including the development partners, civil society and other relevant groups
    • Develop performance plans and evaluations of IOs, PPM sub-partners and state level staff, as well as reviews evaluations to assure equity of individual employee performance objectives, standards and ratings among lower-level staff/groups.
    • Monitor & supervise the implementation of Private Sector TB initiative activities within the TB LON project.
    • Support rigorous monitoring and a strong focus on evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
    • Organize and report monthly on the implementation of Private Sector TB initiative.
    • Support Private Sector TB initiative repaid assessments, situational analysis, survey, evaluations and other related research activities.
    • Support adherence to regulations in line with USAID finance policy for Private Sector TB initiative.
    • Perform other additional duties assigned

    Who are We Looking For?

    • Minimum of an MBBS with an MPH degree or Master degree in other relevant Public Health disciplines.

    Knowledge / Experience:

    • At least 10 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels
    • At least 3 years’ experience working with and coordinating PPM Partners
    • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

    Behavioral Competencies and Skills:

    • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
    • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
    • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
    • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
    • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, and updated CV with 3 professional referees via: [email protected] indicating the Job Position and Vacancy Number as the subject of the email and in their Cover Letter subject heading.

    Note: The title of the CV and Cover Letter should be the candidate's first name and last name. (e.g. John Doe Cover Letter and John Doe CV).

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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