KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a non-profit public health organization firmly equipped with technical and administrative capacity in providing technical TB and TB/HIV support services, strengthening TB service delivery, and supporting health system strengthening and research in Nigeria. Our programs are designed to advance the WHO Global End TB strategy of creating a world free of TB. We employ a systems approach, using data-driven quality improvement methods to identify and address gaps in TB diagnostic and treatment services. Our work to end TB focuses on collaborative planning, design, and implementation, engaging the private sector, strengthening service delivery platforms, and community structures, and improving the quality of services.
KNCV since 2000 has implemented successive 5-year circles of USAID-funded flagship TB projects and is presently implementing USAID TB LON 1 & 2 projects across 14 states in Nigeria. Through President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding (PEPFAR), KNCV Nigeria/ TB CARE I project provided and expanded TB/HIV services across 35 of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is also implementing the STOP TB Partnership / UNOPS-funded DATS projected across 8 states in Nigeria in collaboration with the NTBLCP. Furthermore, KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria provides technical assistance towards community and facility TB case finding, linkage, and treatment across Lagos, Edo, and Bayelsa states as a member of the USAID Cluster 6 “HALG_ACE Consortium
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Program Assistant – Global Fund PPM Project
Vacancy Number: KN086
- In collaboration with the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) as the Principal Recipient (PR), KNCV is implementing the Global Fund Public-Private Mix grant; Scaling up services for TB Prevention and Control in the 5 states of Benue, Akwa Ibom, Plateau, Rivers and Cross River.
- This will involve engaging primarily with the formal and informal private health sector in these states to find and treat missing persons with TB disease and contribute toward the National TB, Leprosy, and Buruli Ulcer Control Program’s (NTBLCP) TB treatment coverage targets.
- The overarching strategic objectives of the PPM grant include improving access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and drug-resistant TB services; preventing transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms in the private sector.
Position in the Organization
- The Program Assistant will work directly with the private health facilities in the state to deliver on key project objectives of the PPM grant.
- He/she will ensure the implementation of the GF PPM TB project, including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones, and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program counterparts to ensure that activities are implemented in line with GF policies and procedures to the highest possible quality.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the implementation of all components of the GF PPM grant in the state
- Facilitate engagement of private Health facilities and other relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the PPM grant
- Organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, DR-TB surveillance, and service delivery
- Provide regular technical support and supervision to field personnel, including private health sector care providers, Linkage Coordinators, sample movers, and other related staff providing services along the TB service delivery cascade
- Support facilities to ensure effective linkages for TB clinical cascade as well as integration with allied interventions including HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment
- Work with relevant state staff to disseminate guidelines, tools, and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery
- Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans, and budgets and ensure key performance indicators are met in line with the PPM strategy
- Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to TB and TB/HIV program interventions and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs
- Represent KNCV to donors and government officials on issues of the PPM TB grant
- Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks
- Assist in the data collection, collation, validation, and reporting according to the KNCV GF M&E plan.
- Submit monthly/quarterly state progress reports to the country office.
- Perform other additional duties assigned.
Who Are We Looking For?
- Bachelor’s Degree in Health related fields.
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field will be added advantage.
Knowledge / Experience:
- At least 3 years of hands-on experience working in TB, TB/HIV, HIV, and/or MDR TB projects, with extensive field experience in Nigeria
- Infectious disease management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of TB and TB/HIV including approaches to active TB case finding and linkage to treatment
Behavioral competencies and skills:
- Ability to collect, collate, validate and analyze program data and using the data for decision making
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
- Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision
- Must be self-starter with the ability to work in a team, dynamic, solid and open
- Must be flexible with absolute integrity, organizational awareness and understanding of cultural differences.
What Do We Offer?
- The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience.
- A full-time (40 hours per week) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance.
- An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
- A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues.
- KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.
Application Closing Date
3rd February, 2023.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Motivation Letter (indicating the Job Position, Location and Vacancy Number as the subject heading) and three (3) Professional Referees to: [email protected] indicating the Job Position, Location and Vacancy Number as the subject of the email.
- Applications sent by any other means or delivered to other addresses will not be considered under this application.
- Start date for submission: Monday 30th January 2023.
- That we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.