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MDR TB Advisor- Uganda

  • Post-graduate education
  • Medical, health
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

In Collaboration with MOH NTLP and the project’s multi-disciplinary leadership team, the MDR-TB Technical Advisor will be responsible for providing targeted technical assistance to all programmatic and clinical TB, and MDR-TB activities for the project. The Technical Advisor - MDR (a senior clinician) will also be responsible for providing technical support to IPs, Districts and health facilities offering TB and MDR-TB care services. S/he will work closely with Programme Manager NTLP, the MDR Coordinator and members of multidisciplinary teams to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of interventions implemented for control of MDR in the country. In addition, s /he will collaborate with the Data Manager/Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to regularly monitor the progress made towards the targets for programmatic management of drug resistant TB.


Responsibilities

  1. Provide technical support, including capacity building, to NTLP staff and existing regional USAID IPs in improving TB and TB/HIV case detection, TB/HIV collaboration, care and support, MDR/XDR-TB programs working closely with the NTLP Manager and the USAID Defeat TB COP
  2. Coordinate capacity building activities for primary care providers at MDR-TB treatment facilities for prevention of MDR-TB, increase Gene Xpert implementation, MDR-TB case detection and enrolment, treatment response monitoring and contacts management.
  3. Lead the development, implementation of annual, quarterly project MDR-TB work plans and preparation of periodic reports
  4. Organize a systematic childhood TB management learning agenda, generate and disseminate lessons among TB control stakeholders on a regular basis
  5. Coordinate and monitor the progress of programmatic Management of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis including but not limited to including active case finding, contacts management, TB/HIV, TB Infection control, patient support TB logistics management, treatment response monitoring and quarterly programme reviews through MDR-TB cohort review
  6. Support the expert DR TB committees and TB technical strategic working group meetings to address policy, technical and programmatic gaps in MDR-TB diagnosis and treatment and Infection Control; update partners and stakeholders on TB-MDR TB project activities.
  7. Support the development of the TB pharmacovigilance system (active Drug Safety Monitoring, ADSM) while building the capacity of the health workforce in this area.
  8. Support the institutionalization of a well-functioning monitoring system for TB and DR-TB with DR-TB records integrated into standard NTP reporting.
  9. Work with NTLP to identify and address priority technical and programmatic gaps in increasing case notifications, diagnosis and treatment of Pediatric TB through project supported interventions
  10. Provide technical assistance in public-private mix (PPM) for MDR-TB management and work closely with the Private Sector Advisor in this area.
  11. Coordinate the implementation and reporting of results from the DR-TB collaboration, learning and adaptation agenda including but not limited to routine data analysis and monitoring, evaluations, operations research activities, pilot innovations, application of CQI approaches to improve MDR-TB care, peer learning sessions and MDR-TB cohort review activities
  12. Monitor progress of Programmatic Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (PMDT) implementation through periodic consultations, monthly progress review meetings, reports review, and supportive supervision. Provide written feedback for improving performance.
  13. Collaborate with other multidisciplinary team and project and National levels to coordinate effective health system strengthening activities to address supply chain management, optimize laboratory function, utilization of MOH tools and overall organization of services
  14. Coordinate Technical Assistance for Regional Implementing partners
  15. Provide Technical Assistance for application of CQI to improve MDR-TB care
  16. Supervision of Programme Officers
  17. Represent the USAID Defeat project on regional and national TB, TB/HIV and MDR/XDR-TB activities and at selected international meetings.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Medical, health
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Research planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Training program planning; Project implementation; Public health; Internal medicine
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

University Research Company:Centre for Human Services

Non-profit, social workCompany size: 50-100 people

University Research Co., LLC (URC) is a global company dedicated to improving people's quality of health care, social services, and education. With our non-profit affiliate, the Center for Human Services (CHS), URC currently manages projects in over 45 countries, including the United States.


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