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USAID, as the lead US Government agency for international TB, has developed a technical assistance model to ensure that TB programs are successfully implemented; to improve coordination between partners; to build country capacity; and to ensure that the greatest challenges in TB prevention and control are met. TREAT TB will support this model by facilitating the hiring of in-country consultants who help to build and strengthen the capacity of national TB programs. During FY 2014-18, TREAT TB has facilitated the hiring of several in-country consultants who serve as advisors for National TB Programs, focusing specifically on TB technical issues and the successful implementation of Global Fund (GF) TB grants.
This posting is for an in-country advisor for the Philippines. The need for this long-term technical assistance is to support the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) in accelerating TB prevention and care activities and support the successful implementation of the new GF TB grant during the 2018-2020 funding period. This position will have a focus on MDR-TB issues, including detection, treatment, prevention and the introduction of new tools and treatments.
The NTP and USAID will be responsible for the technical oversight of this advisor and will support them in achieving their work objectives.
Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for a consultancy position of Senior Tuberculosis Technical Advisor to the National TB Program of the Philippines This is a full-time position based in the Philippines. Applicants must possess a valid work permit to work in the Philippines.
The goal of the USAID in-country advisor activity is to provide technical expertise and guidance to the NTP in the Philippines related to the implementation of the Global Fund grant for TB control and to provide technical expertise in selected TB and MDR-TB technical areas. In addition, the advisor, in partnership with NTP staff, will identify programmatic challenges that may require external assistance, and work with the USAID Mission in Manila, USAID-funded partners in the country and globally.
Objectives of the in-country advisor activity are:
The Advisor will be located at the central office of the National TB Program in Manila.
Qualifications and skill set:
Duration of Contract:
At least 1 year with possible extension
Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be based on commensurate experience and earnings history
National TB Program office, Department of Health, Manila, Philippines
How to apply:
Please send CV and a cover letter, including salary expectations, to [email protected] by May 17, 2018 indicating the position applied for in the subject line.
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