Job Opportunities

Closing Date:

15 April 2021

Duration of contract:

One year (with possibility of extension based on performance and funds availability)

Starting Date:

1 May 2021

Travel Requirements:

Frequent travel to districts within Hai Phong & assist activities in other cities (if required).

Full time position (%FTE):

Full Time (100% FTE)

Location:

Hai Phong

Background:

Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief (FIT) is a registered non-profit organization working in the field of tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care, service delivery, research, technical assistance, and advocacy.

FIT is a young, dynamic and growing organization. FIT now has office-based staff working across five cities in Viet Nam.  We work in close collaboration with Provincial and National TB Programmes and other in-country partners to implement projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNITAID, and Johnson & Johnson.  We have also had multiple active research partnerships, including with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in the Netherlands, and Ceres Nanosciences and SureAdhere Mobile Technology in the United States.  FIT staff have supported the implementation of other TB programs in South and Southeast Asia and represented Viet Nam at multiple regional and international forums on TB technical assistance.  Finally, FIT was chosen to represent civil society organizations from Viet Nam at regional events and at multiple events in the lead up to and during the United Nations High-Level Meeting on TB in New York City.

In collaboration with the National TB Control Program (NTP), FIT is helping to build a comprehensive Search-Treat-Prevent TB program across three cities in Viet Nam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, and Hoi An).  In the short term, we are aiming to 1) increase TB detection and treatment in key populations, such as household contacts, children, and people visiting private healthcare providers; 2) provide social support and adherence monitoring options to improve TB treatment outcomes; and 3) scale up TB infection screening and treatment services.  We hope these efforts will lead to declines in Viet Nam’s TB burden over the medium and long term.

Job Responsibilities:

Main tasks:

  • Coordinate with Hai Phong Lung Hospital and local partners to develop quarterly and annual operational plans and budgets and implement project activities in Hai Phong City in line with the approved Project Agreement/Commitments and Proposals.
  • Participate and support local partners, directly manage the preparation, design and implementation of project activities; including work plan, budget, materials (program, terms of reference, contracts, training/seminar materials and communication materials, etc.) and preparation of training support equipment, household contact activities and mobile X-ray screening events in the community.
  • Actively coordinate TB screening activities in the community for groups of people at risk of tuberculosis, propose optimal solutions for project performance and effectiveness.
  • Detect difficulties encountered during project implementation and report to the program manager to coordinate and propose solutions in time.
  • Supervise and promote project activities to ensure project progress, efficiency and quality.
  • Participate in meetings with local tuberculosis officials and district tuberculosis Units in the project areas.
  • Monitor, manage and support the project during and after the screening event to best support the people.
  • Assist with the supervision of chest X-ray data collection, storage and management.
  • Support treatment links for active TB patients after being detected.
  • Support government staff in enrolling people with confirmed LTBI on preventative treatment;
  • Monitor paper-based LTBI registers and complete periodic data quality checks;
  • Track loss to follow-up and adverse events during LTBI treatment;
  • Support people on preventative treatment in the community to minimize loss to follow up;
  • Conduct data quality assessments regarding LTBI treatment initiation in collaboration with the M&E team;
  • Enter LTBI testing and treatment data into an electronic medical registration system (eMRS);
  • Conduct field work to support project implementation in communities
  • Coordinate with photographers to take appropriate photos which could be used for donor report & our website, get signature of photography consent.
  • Take responsible of administrative and logistics tasks in organizing consensus meeting, conferences, training courses and other events of the project.
  • Draft and track project official letters, correspondences.

 

Financial report and data management

  • Supervise and ensure event budget to be used effectively and reasonably
  • Assist project manager in writing technical and financial reports of the community events.
  • Support in collecting accurate and timely data and archive event documents follow company protocol (screening data, patient information).
  • Combine documents, materials, lessons and success stories of the project.

 

Other tasks

  • Maintain positive partnership, respect partners and support colleagues.
  • Other activities requested by FIT Management.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, pharmacy, social science, or a related field.
  • Experience in working in a non-governmental environment, implementing development/non-profit project programs related to health, community development and social work.
  • Willing to work in the environment of contact with TB patients and groups of people at risk of TB.
  • Well communicate, independent & teamwork ability.
  • Fluency in Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Willing to travel domestically and work on the weekend.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Vietnamese. Some working knowledge of English is preferred.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter written in English or Vietnamese
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of degree certificate(s) / diploma(s)
  • Two employment references (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)

How to submit an application:

  • By email to: hr@tbhelp.org
  • Subject: “Application for Community Programs Officer in Hai Phong”
  • No later than: 15 April 2020

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Full benefits will be included in the compensation package.

All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be interviewed.
If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this means your application was unsuccessful.

FIT is an equal opportunity employer.

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