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  • Posted on: 8 August, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions

    Tuberculosis (TB) Advisor

     

    Division: International Health (IHD)
    Contract: Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Pius)
    Supervisor: SHOPS Plus Chief of Party

    Job Description

    • Abt Associates is seeking aTB expert with clinical and public health experience to serve as TB Advisor on the SHOPS Plus project in Nigeria.
    • This person will provide technical guidance to increase TB services in the private sector.
    • The goal of the program is to capacitate private providers to scale up TB case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Nigeria.
    • This position will be based in Lagos and cover activities in Lagos and Kano States.
    • Applicants must be a Nigerian or have a work permit for Nigeria

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical guidance on TB services, including case finding, diagnosis, treatment and follow up
    • Develop a strategy to mitigate TB in the community, including contact tracing, defaulter tracking, and information dissemination.
    • Lead implementation of referral system within the private sector network and to/from the public sector as necessary
    • Serve as the main point of contact with technical experts in the public sector, especially with the National and State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programs
    • Prepare technical reports on the SHOPS Plus TB program
    • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan, including gathering and analyzing data.
    • Participate in technical working groups on infectious diseases.
    • Provide technical guidance to the intermediary organizations that will coordinate services in the private sector in both Lagos and Kano.
    • Lead adaptation of existing NTB national training curriculum for use in training private providers in the program.
    • Supervise other technical staff on the project.

    Qualifications

    • A Medical Degree with at least 4 years experience in TB service provision.
    • Demonstrated experience in public private mix in TB service provision
    • Proven ability to gather data and document program activities, successes, and lessons learned
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
    • Knowledge of Nigerian private health sector.
    • Experience with USAID TB programs or Global Fund grants preferred

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send in their application letters, CV's, copies of credentials and previous work reports or documentary to: shopsnigeriaproject@gmail.com

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