(Senior) Technical Officer

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH FHI 360 is an international non-governmental organization that, in Vietnam, promotes the health and well-being of the Vietnamese people, particularly vulnerable and marginalized populations. It works with the Vietnam Ministry of Health and other national bodies, as well as provincial and district-level health services to achieve project aims. FHI 360 is currently implementing programs to address HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, TB case finding and treatment, clinical research, anti-microbial resistance, health system strengthening, maternal and child health and nutrition, diagnostics and laboratory services. We are currently seeking a qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese national candidate for the (Senior) Technical Officer position to support the USAID Sustainable HIV and TB Responses From Technical Assistance (USAID SHIFT) project, based at the National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) office in Hanoi. USAID SHIFT is a five-year contract managed by FHI 360 originally awarded to help local stakeholders achieve and sustain epidemic control. The purpose of USAID SHIFT is to strengthen human, organizational, and systems capacity to lead the national HIV and TB response and deliver innovative enhancements in HIV and TB services. USAID SHIFT is organized around two main areas to address both HIV and TB: Provide direct service delivery to achieve targets in priority provinces and transition services in maintenance and priority provinces:
  • Task 1.1: Scale-up services along the entire continuum of prevention to care CoPC in PEPFAR/Vietnam priority provinces and USAID TB priority provinces to achieve “90-90-90” HIV case-finding, care, and treatment targets, and to achieve TB and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) active case-finding, treatment and prevention targets.
Provide demand-driven HIV/AIDS and TB technical assistance:
  • Task 2.1: Establish a demand-driven mechanism for technical assistance (TA) provision.
  1. Subtask 2.1.1: Provide demand-driven TA at the national level and provincial levels to build sustainable HIV/AIDS and TB services and systems.
  2. Subtask 2.1.2: Deliver demand-driven TA at the site level in priority and maintenance PEPFAR/Vietnam provinces and in USAID TB priority provinces to ensure quality and maintainable HIV/AIDS and TB services.
Position description: The (Senior) Technical Officer is responsible for providing support with data collection, tracking, and analysis for TB/MDR-TB active case finding, TB treatment activities and Latent TB infection screening and treatment, in support of the National Tuberculosis Program’s End TB Strategy. The officer will help ensure priority provinces are supported to improve TB case finding both for community household contact campaigns as well as health facility screening, as well as LTBI diagnosis and treatment targets. The role of the (Senior) Technical Officer is to support the monitoring and evaluation of active case finding. Main responsibilities:
  • Provides technical support to monitor and evaluate data for active TB case finding activities (mass screening and among specific risk groups), implementing NTP initiatives for expanded GeneXpert utilization, 2X strategy;
  • Provides technical support to monitor and evaluate data for screening, diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection
  • Provides technical assistance to ensure the quality of services in these settings.
  • Facilitates the coordination and timely delivery of demand-driven and needs-based technical assistance for TB case finding and treatment, LTBI management in selected geographies.
  • Supports the timely and accurate use of data use to improve to ensure project meets its targets in selected priority provinces.
  • Performs other relevant duties as requested.
Experience and abilities for the position:
  • University degree in the medical, public health fields or related fields or equivalent years of experience; and experience with coordinating resources for large-scale international health projects
  • Experience with general public health in Vietnam is required
  • Experience is preferred for providing TB services or technical assistance on data management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Highly responsible, organized person with attention to details
  • Knowledge about Vietnam health system an advantage
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills in both Vietnamese and English
  • Ability to travel as necessary
FHI 360 offers competitive compensation and benefits. Interested candidates are encouraged to provide their detailed curriculum vitae with a letter of application in English to Vietnam.recruitment@fhi360.org by close of business March 3, 2020. Please specify the position you are applying for in your application. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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