Senior TB Technical Lead

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Category:
Health Care
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Salary:
As per the scale of the organization

Job Description

Internal/External Vacancy Announcement 

Brief introduction

 REACH Ethiopia is a nonprofit local organization established and registered as an Ethiopian Residents Charity. It strives to contribute for community development through implementation of innovative and targeted project interventions to deliver quality health services for disadvantaged communities. Since its establishment in 2013, REACH Ethiopia has successfully implemented community-based TB care interventions and integrated health service projects in Sidama, SNNP and parts of Oromia Regions.

REACH Ethiopia in collaboration with Ministry of Health is currently implementing USAID funded Urban TB LON Activity in 3 largest cities of the country; Addis Ababa, Harari and Dire Dawa. The goal of the project is to contribute to regional effort to achieve END TB 90(90)90 milestone set for 2023 by increasing the quality, access, utilization, and sustainability of TB services in the project implementation area.

Purpose of the position (general)

Under the leadership of the Urban TB LON Project Manager, the senior TB Technical Lead will  be responsible to all technical areas under USAID Urban TB LON Activity. S/he will provide technical guidance for the project planning, implementation and monitoring. S/he is responsible to identify technically sound, cost-effective, and practical approaches to enhance TB prevention and care in the project implementation area. S/he will provide day-to-day supervision to the technical staff of the project and ensures the technical quality USAID Urban TB LON Activity.

 Answerability and Position in the organization

The Senior TB Technical Lead will report functionally to the Urban TB LON Project Manager and S/he will work closely with relevant technical teams of the project at the central and the regional level.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate the planning, aligning, implementation, and continuous monitoring of all technical areas and technical activities of the project;
  • Lead the designing modalities of urban TB programing with specific roles and responsibilities of all actors of (Family Health team, UHEPs, patient associations, iddirs etc);
  • Represent the project at national/regional forums and keep project management updated on stakeholders’ expectations and status of project achievement against expectations; per consultation and guidance of the project manager;
  • Review the plan regularly to ensure indicators and objectives are being achieved in a timely manner and lead the production and dissemination of project specific reports, success stories, innovations and initiatives;
  • Take an active part in the project issue/risk management process, by contributing to the identification and prioritization of existing and potential issues and risks, and helping to develop local level strategies and controls to mitigate these;
  • Contribute to knowledge management by identifying key results for performance improvement and communication strategies;
  • Identify and support the regional TB program in the introduction and scale-up of innovative interventions;
  • Identify technical capacity issues within the project and provide/arrange capacity building interventions to address the identified gaps;
  • Ensure the quality of work of the technical unit of the project;
  • Provide technical assistance to Heath Bureaus and the national TB control program;
  • Inspire team members to implement innovate interventions;
  • Coordinates and contributes to documentation and sharing of project results at national and international level;
  • Check project compliance against donor, organization as well as MOH policies, and highlight any issues to the Program Manager/ Projects Implementation Director;
  • Identify areas for crosscutting collaboration with national and regional partners;
  • Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Knowledge management

  • Actively share knowledge and skills with the national, regional and global TB community by contributing to development of abstracts, technical briefs and peer reviewed publications.

Contract term: Full time Position, Fixed term contract

Number of positions: One   

Job Requirements

Qualifications

Education

  • MD/BSc plus master’s degree in public health or related field of study

Experience

  • More than 7 years’ experience in technical planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of a comprehensive TB program;
  • knowledge of Ethiopia’s health care system and National TB program;
  • Experience in capacity building and utilizing participatory learning methodologies;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail;
  • Experience of Urban TB program coordination/advisory role;
  • Previous experience with USAID or other USG funded projects is an advantage,

Behavioral competencies and skills

  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (government, NGOs and local community-based organizations)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Amharic
  • Computer literacy; competency with Microsoft Office, internet and email systems
  • Ability to work independently as well as in collaboration with colleagues and partners
  • Willingness to travel frequently within the project implementation areas 

How to Apply

 Only internal candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience are invited to send their application letter, Updated CV, credentials and summary of relevant work experience to [email protected] in 5 working days from the first appearance of the announcement.

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