Responsibilities:∙ Implement tuberculosis-focused technical assistance, diagnostic network and facilities strengthening, and quality improvement interventions in line with national priorities. ∙ Support developing or updating national diagnostic network strategic plans, SOPs and policies. ∙ Review adherence to diagnostic algorithms and use of those algorithms to make clinical decisions. ∙ Conducts assessments of diagnostic facilities and the follow-up of corrective and preventive actions and initiatives. ∙ Monitors and reports progress with diagnostic network enhancement activities as per the approved country work plan. ∙ Work collaboratively and coordinate with other technical staff as well as project partners on the development and implementation of the project work plans. ∙ Build capacity in local TB diagnostic stakeholders (including private health facilities) and leaders to identify and oversee enhancements in diagnostic networks. ∙ Provide technical assistance and training to TB diagnostic facilities and the overall diagnostic network as part of overall capacity building and continuous improvement programs including childhood tuberculosis diagnostic strategies enhancement ∙ Support strategies to ensure functional TB diagnostic equipment including systems to maintain laboratory equipment, securing maintenance contracts, and establishing a cadre of trained biomedical engineers. ∙ Build capacity of TB laboratories to perform more TB diagnostic tests (culture, Xpert, drug sensitivity tests, and line probe assay including resistance to second-line drugs). ∙ Develop and implement an innovative, linked and comprehensive package of interventions enabling functional GX sites at the national and sub-national levels. ∙ Work closely with the IDDS team to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities ∙ Coordinate and work with a diverse group of national organizations including the Government and other diagnostic network leaders, development partners, other regional and global IDDS staff and USAID. ∙ Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS work in Vietnam.
Required Experiences and Skills:∙ A minimum of a BSc in clinical diagnostics, laboratory science, or an equivalent. ∙ At least five years of experience in laboratory, particularly molecular test. ∙ Technical competency in the diagnosis of infectious diseases (TB preferable) including specific hands-on diagnostics experience. ∙ Competent in current diagnostic methods for tuberculosis including point-of-care tests preferably. ∙ Fluency in written and spoken English and Vietnamese. ∙ Strong interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination ∙ Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 25% within Vietnam and other travel as needed. ∙ Familiarity with Global Laboratory Initiative standards preferred ∙ Familiarity with USG programs preferred Must have legal authorization to work in Vietnam. PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued. PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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