• Vacancy at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

  • Posted on: 8 May, 2014 Deadline: 15 May, 2014
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  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is a leading medical Development Aid organization workiing in Global Tuberculosis (TB) Control. With our team of professionals including consultants, nurses and years both in the national and international context. KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is active in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

    Project Coordinator for Cepheid HBDC GeneXpert MTB/RIF Technology

     

    Project Description:
    KNCV in collaboration with CEPHEID HBDC is to provide a basic technical service package for a novel molecular test to detect tuberculosis (TB) via diagnostic technology endorsed by the World Health Organization called GeneXpert MTB/RIF. This technology is being scaled-up in the National TB program, National AIDS program and the national laboratory networks. This is a basic service provision thal includes installation, trouble-shooting and maintenance both remotely and on-site where the technology has been placed in Nigeria.

    Project Goal:
    KNCV aims to achieve effective and efficient use of GeneXpert MTBiRIF machines by building capacity of both the end-users as well as with National TB and National AIDS programs.

    Project Coordinator (Cepheid):

    • Provide technical and programmatic support, especially in the area of onsite support for installation, preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting to complement existing GeneXpert MTB/RIF roll-out for all partners with other donors.
    • S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other staKeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

    Key duties and responsibilities:

    • Support all of the daily office operations, procurement and supply management, monitoring of project implementation and reporting.
    • Assist and establish a management system for GeneXpert MTB/RIF installation, trouble-shooting and routine maintenance including supportive supervision of technical officers providing the basic service package (30% of time).
    • Provide technical support to sites (remote and onsite) using the GeneXpert MTB/RIF technology (70% of time).
    • Work in conjunction with KNCV Central Office (The Hague) Project Coordinator and the in-country KNCV Technical Advisor to actively seek support for solving major technical problems of GeneXpert MTB/RIF machines identified in the field directly with the in-country or remote GeneXpert MTB/RiF manufacturer (Cepheid HBDC) designee.
    • Work together with the Country GeneXpert MTB/RiF Advisory Team (CGAT), the multi-stakeholder body responsible for coordinating all national GeneXpert MTB/RIF roll-out in Nigeria
    • Support the development of a GeneXpert maintenance plan and logbooks at all levels.
    • Support in the provision of quarterly reports on basic installation, trouble-shooting and maintenance activities.

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience
    - A degree in the Medical Sciences - MBBS/MB.Bch or Laboratory Sciences (an MPH would be an advantage) and a minimum of - 3 years' experience in TB or HIV programmes.

    Technical and Behavioral Competencies
    - Good working knowledge of current national and TB and HIV guidelines    
    - Ability to work with discretion and minimal supervision
    - Working knowledge of Program management especially USAID    
    - Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain and WHO-funded projects    
    - Good written and oral comrnunication skills
    - Ability to organize and coordinate training program on GeneXpert MTB/RIF
    - Good computer skiils
    - Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas    
    - Ablity to work well on a team

    What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?
    - A contract for 12 months, with the intension to extend the contract;
    - 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 on education and relevant working experience:
    - KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own International Employment Conditions Scheme:
    - Full-time employment consists of 40 hours per week.
    - Initial training on GeneXpert MTBIRIF service provision,

    Method of Application

    For further information on the position please contact Lucy or Nancy on: 070-63167049. For information on TBCARE/Program Management Unit (PMU) took at www.tbcta.org Your curriculum vitae with motivation letter should be sent by e-mail to TBCARE Nigeria at jobs@kncvnigeria.org on or before the 15th May, 2014 to the attention of Dr. Mustahpa Gidado, Country Representative under subject: Project Coordinator Cepheid. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified by email.

    KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled.

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