Senior Technical Advisor for Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP - TB) Project

FHI 360

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About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Senior Technical Advisor for the Control and Prevention of Tuberculosis (CAP-TB) Project

Description:

FHI 360 is recruiting a scientific leader with tuberculosis (TB) technical expertise and programmatic or research experience to support the CAP-TB project during its seventh year of funding. The project focuses on developing a model for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis that is sustainable and scalable in Asia and beyond.

 

This position is located in the Asia Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok. The advisor will work closely with the CAP-TB Chief of Party as well as with the project’s country offices in Thailand, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Papua New Guinea to provide technical expertise and assistance related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis. S/he may also have an opportunity to provide expertise to other projects within the FHI 360 TB portfolio (programmatic and research) and work on business development efforts.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

 

  • The advisor will assume responsibility for the overall implementation of the CAP-TB project including working with country-based teams to develop work plans and budgets, implementation, monitoring, and reporting. S/he will coordinate and work closely with CAP-TB partners including implementing agencies, national TB programs, USAID missions, project beneficiaries, and other stakeholders to successfully implement the CAP-TB project in Thailand, China, Papua New Guinea, and Lao PDR.
  • The advisor will provide technical assistance in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, active TB drug-safety monitoring and management (aDSM), pharmacovigilance/Medicines and Therapeutics Committees (PV/MTC), and other technical areas related to TB. This will be done while building strong linkages between TB diagnosis & treatment and other clinical services.
  • S/he will build relationships and will collaborate with FHI 360 teams, USAID Missions, regional field offices, regional partners (public and private), host country governments, and NGOs in the design, integration, and implementation of TB programs based upon USAID, implementing agency, and country priorities.
  • Expertise in at least one specialty area of TB, such as community-based DOTS, TB-HIV, Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT), new drug introduction, active TB drug-safety monitoring and management (aDSM), and/or pharmacovigilance/Medicines and Therapeutics Committees (PV/MTC) is highly desired.
  • The advisor may contribute to development of the TB portfolio at FHI 360 by working on and leading proposals, grants, and other business development opportunities as they arise. S/he also may contribute to research efforts within the portfolio including operational research, epidemiologic studies, or clinical trials for new therapeutics, vaccines, or devices.
  • 15-25% international travel is required.

Qualifications:

  • Degree requirements: MD Doctorate Degree or its International Equivalent with Masters and/or PhD (medicine, epidemiology)
  • Typically requires 5-8 years of experience with scientific disciplines developing strategies in research studies and scientific projects. 
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff. 
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. 
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO) or in work-related academic, governmental, or industry setting.

 



This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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