Thursday, October 1, 2015

Technical Officer - The Union (Apply by: October 08, 2015)

Positions: Technical Officer
Number of positions: Multiple vacancies
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)
Location: New Delhi

The mission of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) is to bring innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle-income populations. Founded in 1920, The Union today is both a non-profit institute with five scientific departments and several offices worldwide and a federation of close to 3,000 organisations and individuals who are committed to the same goals. Its scientific departments focus on tuberculosis, HIV, lung health and non-communicable diseases, tobacco control and research; and each engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities leading to health solutions for the poor. 

Our Mission: The Union brings innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle- income populations.

Our Vision: Health solutions for the poor.
Our Values:
Quality…we deliver our services and products to the highest possible standards.
Accountability…we are responsible stewards of resources and deliver on our commitments.
Independence…we maintain the freedom to pursue innovation and are guided by the best evidence to improve the health of the poor.
Solidarity…we stand together as one Union to overcome the greatest challenges to improve health among the communities we serve.

The Union is seeking qualified local candidates for the position of Technical Officer- Project Axshya, based at New Delhi

The post holder will report to the Project Coordinator, Project Management Unit, Union South-East Asia Office 

Travel: As necessary (up to 50% of time) within the country. 

General Scope of Work:
The Technical Officer will be responsible for providing technical assistance to the State and District TB cells for planning, implementation, monitoring and supervision of ACSM activities under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) and Project Axshya. 

Terms of Reference: Technical Officer 
• Provide technical support for training, supervision and implementation of the Global Fund (GF) project, according to the project plan and alignment with the RNTCP; support the development of training material, ensure quality and standards of content, follow up trainees and support and supervise implementation of best practices.
• Provide technical support in the implementation of project activities identified in the PIP of the PR and the operational plans of SRs, SSRs to ensure delivery of outcomes agreed in the performance framework; coordinate closely with SRs and SSRs, programme managers at the state and district levels to coordinate and support collection of routine reports, maintenance of project records, validation of data, timely analysis; 
• Coordinate and engage with Private health sector (General Practitioners, Private Hospitals and Private Laboratories) to promote Standards for TB Care in India (STCI) in project districts through SRs or field team directly
• Provide technical expertise in the development and conduct of training that will build organizational capacities required by sub-recipients and partners, including SSRs to implement Global Fund project interventions
• Assist in training, supervision and implementation of the GF project; work with SRs and SSRs to establish good practices of intensive supervision of the project; inspect and crosscheck project records and evaluate these against objective performance through review of project records, interviews with patients, providers, community groups, policy makers, programme staff, and others; in coordination with the M & E staff in the project, establish systems which will facilitate monitoring of the project at the district, state, regional, and national levels. 
• Support the supervision of project implementation in conjunction with identified staff from SRs and SSRs; personally visit intervention sites and provide supportive supervision of project activities to ensure delivery of project outcomes defined in the performance framework and at a community level. 
• Specifically, SRs / SSRs are to be visited at least quarterly; intervention sites are to be visited in a systematic plan developed in agreement with the Project Coordinator and the SRs. 
• Assist in coordinating and actively participate in periodic review meetings of SRs / SSRs and partners / stakeholders for quarterly reporting, training, advocacy and communication initiatives.
• Identify problems / challenges in project implementation and report to the PMU along with potential solutions.
• Assist in ensuring coordination among government, non-government and private sectors including involvement of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private providers; coordinate closely with the national programme at national, state and district level; coordinate and synergise closely with other GF PRs / SRs.
• Assist in communicating up-to-date information on project implementation and feedback on policy implementation. This includes ensuring accurate and timely quarterly project reporting, including electronic transmission.
• Provide a succinct report on the status of project implementation, and on any important developments, on a monthly basis in the prescribed format.
• Coordinate and assist in the creation, collection and sharing of information related to tuberculosis control and the GF project
• Assist the Project Coordinator and work closely with and ensure project objectives alignment with the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP); regularly meet with the National Programme Manager and her / his team in the state and district level and coordinate closely with and support state and district programme managers; participate in and represent the Union in RNTCP review and other meetings as deputed
• Perform other relevant duties as required by the Project Director and Regional Director of The Union South East-Asia Office.

Qualification and Experience:
• Professional degree in Medicine and/or Public Health.
• 8 - 10 yrs experience in public health programmes at the National/State level. 
• Experience of working with Private Health sector and National TB Programe (RNTCP) will be an advantage.
• Experience of working with National / International organisations will be an advantage.
• Experience in capacity building /mentoring.
• Willingness to travel within the country as required.
• Willingness to participate in team induction and meetings as required.
• Fluent written and spoken English.
• Knowledge of Hindi and at least one other Indian regional language would be an advantage.
• Strong oral and written communication, consultation and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
• Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with tact and diplomacy.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office 

The Union is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women candidates are encouraged to apply.

Compensation offered:
The gross remuneration budgeted for this position is attractive. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.

How to apply:
Please send your resume with a cover letter and remuneration expectations by latest by 08 October 2015 to indicating the position applied for in the subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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