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Provincial Technical Officer

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Organization:

(MSH) Management Sciences for Health

Vacancy Number:

168/MSH/HR/CTB/2017

Category:

Health Care

Location:

Baghlan, BG 

Salary:

As per Organization salary scale

Employment Type:

Full time
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Nationality:

Afghan

Gender:

Any

No. of Jobs:

1

Duration:

One Year (Extendable)

Posted:

01.09.2017

Closing Date:

01.23.2017

Job Views:

12
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Background:

About (MSH) Management Sciences for Health:

The Challenge TB is USAID’s five year mechanism contributing to the global targets of TB control.

An international coalition of organizations recently started implementing the new USAID five years TB project 'Challenge TB' to accelerate the global fight against tuberculosis (TB).

The coalition consists of the organizations that currently carry out USAID's Challenge TB project Management Sciences for Health (MSH) , American Thoracic Society (ATS); FHI 360; International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union); Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation; and WHO Stop TB Department), and two new partners (PATH and IRD).

Challenge TB runs from 1st January 2015 until September, 2019 in Afghanistan and will align with the WHO post-2015 Global TB Strategy and the new United States Government TB Strategy to enhance focus on improving patient-centered quality TB services, building local capacity and the utilization of innovations and new technologies to move forward in the global fight against TB.

Challenge TB will have three main objectives:

Improve patient-centered quality care and services for TB
Sustain and enhance systems.
Transmission and disease prevention

Challenge TB project will support implementation of TB activities in BPHS/EPHS, tertiary and private health facilities in the following 15 provinces: Kabul, Balkh, Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Badakhshan, Takhar, Baghlan, Jawzjan, Faryab, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Bamyan and Khost. As per USAID Afghanistan recommendation, Challenge TB project will expand its support to other provinces. However, some of the interventions will cover the whole country, for instance, TBIS database with equipment for database maintenance and its training, TB IEC materials, national guidelines, TBIS procedure manuals, SOPs for TB IC, DOTS package distribution and distribution of diagnostic, treatment and training packages. 

Challenge TB will support NTP to improve the quality of DOTS in the existing health facilities. In addition, DOTS will be expanded to public and private health facilities in the 15 provinces.

The following intervention areas will be focused during Challenge TB project implementation:

Strengthening leadership and management for TB control focus on provincial level
Increasing TB case notification and improving quality of care
Strengthening health system to minimize the existing gap in TB case notification
Implementing TB infection control to reduce risk of TB infection at health care facilities
Strengthening monitoring & evaluation and operational research

Job Description:

Job Description:

Develops and maintains the appropriate network with CTB/NTP/NGO/Public/Private health sectors and other partners at central and provincial level in Kabul and Baghlan province

Strengthen and develop joint planning, implementation and follow up of activities with CTB/NTP Urban DOTS/CB DOTS teams and partners in Baghlan province on:

Urban DOTS, Community Based DOTS, TB Infection Control, ACSM, SOPs implementation, Monitoring & Evaluation and TB Information System

Coordinate Urban DOTS activities with CTB/NTP central units, including PPM
Conduct assessment and mapping of all health facilities (public and private sectors) bi-annually
Technical assistance to PTC, PLS, NGO TB focal point, private sector and other partners in planning, management, training, implementing, supervision, M&E, TB IS, survey or Operational Research and technical issues.
Strengthen recording, reporting and referral system through using standardized NTP TBIS procedure manual
Conduct necessary TB training and workshops through close coordination with CTB, NTP to BPHS and related stakeholders
Conduct regular joint supervision to public/private health facilities and tertiary hospitals located in Baghlan province
Conduct regular provincial quarterly review and planning workshops for improving TB control activities and creating competitive environment towards objectives
Ensure availability of regular supply of TB drugs and other TB commodities to Urban and BPHS health facilities
Represent and provides technical leadership related to implementation of the specific project field planned activities in Baghlan province such as Task Force meetings (Urban DOTS and CB DOTS TF), PHCC meetings, school/community events and World TB Day celebration, etc.
Develop success stories once per quarter
Assists Challenge TB in preparation of annual work plan
Ensure applying USAID/ MSH procedures/guidelines of (Finance, HR, Procurement)
Regular follow up of CB-DOTS activities including quarterly review workshops, supervision, M&E in Baghlan province and provide feedback and reports to CTB Kabul
Provide technical and financial reports on weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually to CTB Kabul
Strict follow up of CTB activities specially active contact screening by close coordination and cooperation with all stakeholders
Provide technical assistance to the PTC and provincial team for smooth implementation of Global Fund activities and provide feedback to CTB/NTP team
Establish and maintain proper hard and soft copy filling system at central and provincial level
Provide technical assistance to PHO, NGO and PTC on TB Information System in Baghlan (data entry, analysis, feedback and proper follow up)
Carry out any other related tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor or Challenge TB Director

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements:

Medical Doctor with at least 5 years experiences in Afghanistan health system (Master degree in Public Health is a plus)
Knowledge of and experience in Tuberculosis epidemiology and control for at least 3 years.
Knowledge and experience on implementing Public – Private approach
Excellent managerial and planning skills  
Skills in computer program (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, experienced with project planning applications).
Strong team builder and independent individual worker
Excellent oral and writing skills in English and local languages
Flexibility of working attitude after official hours with private health sector
Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building
Knowledge of operational research is a plus
Experience in HMIS database

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

The application comprises of a one-page cover letter explaining your interest, suitability for the vacant post, Position Title and Vacancy number are must to be indicated send your CVs via Afghanistan_jobs@msh.org. Electronic applications can only be acceptable.

FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


Submission Email
Afghanistan_jobs@msh.org