Diagnostics Technical Manager

JOB TITLE: Diagnostics Technical Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Location: Ha Noi
  • Employment TypeLocal, Full Time (100% FTE)
  • Travel requirementsTravel throughout the province where located; infrequent travel for knowledge sharing and training within Viet Nam.

I. 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, technical assistance, advocacy and research.

FIT is a young, dynamic and growing organization. We now have office-based staff working across five cities in Viet Nam. FIT work in close collaboration with Provincial and National TB Programs 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.

In collaboration with the National TB Control Program (NTP) and other local and international partners, we are building a comprehensive Search-Treat-Prevent TB program across seven cities inViet Nam (Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho). 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. As part of this program, we are intensively engaging healthcare providers outside of the NTP network who are providing TB services. We are working to improve transparency and the quality of care for TB treatment in these non-NTP healthcare providers.

Our organization is growing quickly and we are searching for highly qualified, independent, experienced and motivated Diagnostics Technical Manager.

II. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical leadership in the implementation of new human diseases molecular diagnostics tools (tuberculosis/COVID…)
  • Lead new diagnostic tools implementation within health care system
  • Develop new molecular tools protocol, diagnostic algorithms, guidelines, SOPs and training curriculum
  • Support the approval and importation processes of new diagnostic tools
  • Lead staff/stakeholder training and capacity building on new diagnostic tools
  • Work closely with government officers to deploy new diagnostics in the Viet Nam health care system
  • Provide technical support and supervision at new and current implementation sites
  • Lead and support scientific research studies and programmatic evaluations of new diagnostic tools, tracking the financial budget, implementation process
  • Ensure turnaround times within guidelines, quality and data collection from new diagnostic tools
  • Responsible for data analysis and reports development.

III. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:

  • Master degree or higher on biology/ biochemistry/molecular biology
  • Understand Viet Nam health care system and human diseases diagnosis (tuberculosis/COVID…)
  • Experience of working with government officers in Viet Nam health system
  • Ability to communicate clearly with government officers
  • Team leadership experience within a clinical laboratory.
  • In-depth experience of molecular diagnostics in human diseases

IV. APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • A cover letter written in English
  • An up-to-date, detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • At least two employment references (Name, Phone Number, and Email Address)

SEND AN APPLICATION:

  • By e-mail to hr@tbhelp.org
  • Subject: “Application for Diagnostics Technical Managerin Hanoi”
  • Deadline: 22 July 2022

Compensation and the final position grade 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 contacted and interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.

FIT is an equal opportunity employer.

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