MSH: Senior Technical Advisor, TB

Senior Technical Advisor, TB

Grade: J Job ID: 13-6273
Location: NG- # of Positions: 1
Center/Office: CHS – General Posted Date: 2012-12-24
Project/Program: TBCARE Application Due Date: 2013-01-04
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Overall Responsibilities
The Senior Technical Advisor will serve as the technical lead for MSH in the TB CARE I project in Nigeria. In collaboration with MSH TB Project Director and MSH TB Regional Advisor for
Africa, he will provide technical assistance to the National TB and Leprosy Control programme (NTBLCP) of Nigeria and other stakeholders in accordance with the national TB policy guidelines and International Standards of TB care.
Specific Responsibilities
  1. Model effective leadership and create conducive environment for effective collaborations with NTBLCP, partners and other stakeholders
  2. Foster clear communication about project activities, plans and organizational policies within MSH and between strategic projects and partners
  3. Work with TB CARE I team on planning, implementing as well as monitoring and evaluation of overall TB CARE I plan in Nigeria
  4. Supervise other MSH/TB CARE I staff and consultants supporting MSH/TB CARE I activities
  5. Implement all MSH/TB CARE I activities in consistent with TB CARE I Nigeria plan, NTBLCP strategic plan and MSH quality standard under the supervision of MSH TB Regional Advisor for Africa.
  6. Provide support to NTBLCP in improving TB case detection, program management, information management for the programmatic management of Drug-resistant TB and strengthen supervision including monitoring and evaluation.
  7. Represent MSH in technical meetings and forum including partner and stakeholders meetings
  8. Liaising with other technical partners such as KNCV, WHO, FHI and other partners at national and international level
  9. To represent TB CARE I project in MSH meetings under the coordination of MSH Country representative
  10. Provide technical and managerial expertise to ensure that project activities are carried out within budget and agreed timeframe
  11. Ensure timely preparation and submission of information and reports to MSH, TB CARE I and relevant partners
  1. Medical doctor with postgraduate training in public health or equivalent
  2. Minimum of 10 years experience in public health; at least 6 years experience in TB control
  3. Proven successful experience of working with the NTBLCP or TB projects
  4. Excellent strategic thinking and planning skills
  5. Strong analytical skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation
  6. Knowledge of and experience in training and capacity building
  7. Demonstrated leadership and decision making skills operating in a management culture built on consensus and results
  8. Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Statistical program skills (e.g. stata, SPSS, EPI info) are an added advantage
  9. Ability to work effectively and independently in a team-based structure
  10. Ability to travel up to 40 percent of the time within Nigeria
  11. Fluency and excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Background Information
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a non-profit international health organization founded over 41 years ago. MSH’s mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. In Nigeria, MSH currently implements the following programs; Program to build Leadership and Accountability in Nigeria’s Health Sector (PLAN-Health), Prevention, Organizational Systems, AIDS Care & Treatment Project (ProACT), Community Based Support (CUBS) for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and as part of a consortium of partners; Tuberculosis CARE I Program (TB CARE I).

The TB CARE I Program is one of the USAID’s main global mechanisms for contributing to the global targets of TB control. The aim of the program is to contribute to these USAID target areas:
I. Sustain or exceed 84% TB case detection rate and 87% treatment success rate
II. Treat successfully 2. 55 million new sputum-positive TB cases
III. Diagnose and treat 57, 200 new cases of multi-drug resistant TB

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