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Field Coordinator Arusha, Tanzania

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the most deadly infectious disease in the world.
KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.
Over the past century we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors.

Challenge TB

KNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB, the new 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), Family Health International (FHI 360), Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japanese Anti Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization.

The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.

Purpose of the job

The Challenge TB Field Coordinator leads the Challenge TB team in one of the respective districts and acts as the regional representative for KNCV/Challenge TB. The main responsibility of the field coordinator is to provide high level technical support to all aspect of TB control in the respective region. The TB Field Coordinator builds sustainable technical capacity for TB control at regional and district levels to ensure patient centered care and treatment. The TB Field Coordinator works in very close collaboration with the Regional TB and Leprosy Coordinator (RTLC), the Regional Health Management Team (RHMT) and with other implementing partners to support CTB activities.

Position in the organization

The TB Field Coordinator reports to the Deputy Country Representative.

Profile

As a Field Coordinator you will:

  • Advice TB control stakeholders at regional and district level in all areas of TB control (patient centered care, MDR-TB, TB/HIV, childhood TB, community engagement etc);
  • Act as a mentor for regional and district TB (and HIV) officers;
  • Build capacity of district TB control staff through on the job training and coaching;
  • Participate in joint supportive supervision visits within the region;
  • Identify bottlenecks and opportunities in TB control in the region;
  • Develop and co-facilitate technical TB trainings;
  • Supervise and inspire team members, while creating an environment where sharing, technical debate and innovation are part of the routine;
  • Contribute to the development of the regional work plan and implement with the team the outlined project activities;
  • Plan, coordinate and check the activities and deadlines of the regional team;
  • Monitor the project performance according to the M&E plan;
  • Prepare and submit quarterly and annual reports to the (deputy) country representative;
  • Participate in quarterly District Tuberculosis and Leprosy Coordinators performance review meetings and the bi-annual NTLP meetings;
  • Assist the Regional Tuberculosis and Leprosy Coordinators in any other activity in line with those described in the NTLP national manual;
  • Identify areas for cross-cutting collaboration with regional partners;
  • Identify knowledge gaps in the team and initiates and guides further capacity building the team;
  • Actively share knowledge with regional and district TB control staff;
  • Maintain personal in-depth knowledge on TB control areas.

Who are we looking for?

Education

  • Medical doctor or nurse

Knowledge and Experience

  • A minimum of two years of experience in public health and/or tuberculosis control;
  • Proven track record in people, project and finance management;
  • Expertise in overall management of tuberculosis and HIV;
  • Knowledge and skills in project activities implementation.

Behavioral skills

  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and Kiswahili;
  • Excellent presentation skills.

Application and information

You can apply for this position via the form below www.kncvtbc.org/tz1604 before the 10th of February 2016. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via +255 22 2664859 or recruittanzania@kncvtbc.org with “tz1604” in the subject.

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