Thursday, January 14, 2016

Technical Officers (Multiple) - The UNION (Apply by: January 31, 2016)

Technical Officers (Multiple), The UNION, New Delhi

1. POSITIONS VACANT: Technical Officers (Multiple), The UNION, 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. Each engages in research, provides technical assistance and offers training and other capacity-building activities, leading to health solutions for the poor.
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Mission: The Union brings innovation, expertise, solutions and support to address health challenges in low- and middle- income populations.

Vision: Health solutions for the poor.
Quality… delivery of services and products to the highest possible standards.
Accountability… assume responsibility for the stewardship of resources and delivery on commitments.
Independence… provide partners the freedom to pursue innovation and be guided by the best evidence to improve the health of the poor.
Solidarity… stand together with stakeholders as one Union to overcome the greatest challenges to improve health among the communities served.
The Union is seeking qualified local candidates to fill multiple vacancies for the position of Technical Officer- Project Axshya, that have arisen at New Delhi.
The Technical Officers 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.
The post holders will report to the Project Coordinator, Project Management Unit, Union South-East Asia Office.
Key Responsibilities:
(1) 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.
(2) 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;
(3) 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
(4) 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
(5) 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. 
(6) 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.   
(7) 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.   
(8) Assist in coordinating and actively participate in periodic review meetings of SRs / SSRs and partners / stakeholders for quarterly reporting, training, advocacy and communication initiatives.
(9) Identify problems / challenges in project implementation and report to the PMU along with potential solutions.
(10) 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. 
(11) 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.
(12) Provide a succinct report on the status of project implementation, and on any important developments, on a monthly basis in the prescribed format. 
(13) Coordinate and assist in the creation, collection and sharing of information related to tuberculosis control and the GF project
(14) 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
(15) Perform other relevant duties as required by the Project Director and Regional Director of The Union South East-Asia Office.
Professional degree in Medicine and/or Public Health.
(1) 8 - 10 years’ experience in public health programmes at the National/ State level.;
(2) Experience of working with the Private Health sector and National TB Programme (RNTCP), will be an advantage;
(3) Experience of working with National/ International organisations will be an advantage;
(4) Applicants must have experience in capacity building /mentoring.
(1) Excellent organisational skills and ability to successfully manage competing priorities and meet deadlines;
(2) Capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with tact and diplomacy;
(8) Willingness to participate in team induction and meetings as required;
(4) Strong oral and written communication, consultation and interpersonal skills;
(5) Fluent written and spoken English; 
(6) Knowledge of Hindi and at least one other Indian regional language would be an advantage; 
(7) Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
(8) Willingness to travel within the country, up to 50% of time, as required.
Gross remuneration budgeted for the post is attractive. Please note that offers to selected candidates shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.
Successful candidates shall initially be offered one year contracts, renewable based on performance and continuity in funding.
All vacancies are based at New Delhi.
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to indicating the position applied for in the subject line, by or before January 31, 2016. Applications should be accompanied by a cover letter, discussing interest in and suitability for the position, an updated resume, giving details of three references, current cost to organization and expected compensation.

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

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