Multi Drug Resistant/Clinical Advisor | TB-CA | Central Asia | 2018

Chemonics seeks a multi-drug-resistant/clinical advisor for the anticipated USAID Expanding Tuberculosis Identification, Treatment, and Prevention in Central Asia (TB-CA) activity. We expect the TB-CA activity will focus on reducing the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in Central Asia through strengthening local and regional health systems’ capacity for improving detection and treatment of multi-drug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). It will help build the leadership, management, financing, and technical capacity of Central Asian institutions, communities, and civil society to achieve better and more accessible diagnosis and treatment services. Please note that this position is contingent upon program award.

The MDR clinical advisor will be based in Kazakhstan or Tajikistan and provide technical leadership and assistance to health institutions to strengthen their capacities for MDR-TB diagnosis and treatment. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a primary resource for the program in matters pertaining to clinical and programmatic management of MDR-TB using nationally approved standards and models of care
  • Develop and implement innovative and evidence-based approaches to increase health institutions’ capacity to provide TB diagnostics and treatment
  • Lead training and provide technical assistance to improve health systems’ use of best practices in diagnosis and treatment of MDR-TB
  • Provide guidance and recommendations on incorporating new anti-MDR-TB drugs, in line with WHO guidelines
  • With the regional monitoring & evaluation team, analyze data and track program indicators as to measure performance and propose improvements
  • Advise health system personnel on expanding access to MDR-TB services (including for vulnerable populations), managing co-morbidities, and identifying linkages between different tiers of the health system
  • Develop and lead activities, measures, and policies to combat barriers to MDR-TB case management and patient adherence to MDR-TB treatment regimes
  • Coordinate with stakeholders and participate in relevant working groups and other fora on progress toward improving access and quality of care for MDR-TB patients

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years of experience strengthening health systems’ capacity to control MDR TB or three years of experience plus an advanced degree
  • Experience working in Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) or the former Soviet Union preferred
  • Advanced degree in public health, epidemiology, medicine, or a related science
  • Expert knowledge of best practices in MDR-TB control
  • Experience working with health institutions to strengthen capacity to test and treat MDR-TB
  • Thorough knowledge of the public health stakeholder landscape
  • Strong personnel management, communication, presentation, teamwork, and cross-cultural interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with USAID or other international donors preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluent Russian or another Central Asian language; proficient English preferred

Application instructions:

Please apply through https://ghdrecruit.formstack.com/forms/chemonics_central_asia_tb. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.