THINK is a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by TB and HIV/AIDS. As a health delivery and research organisation engaging with the local community, government and international funders, THINK has provided care to over 100,000 people in KwaZulu-Natal Province and carried out cutting-edge clinical research that has already contributed to changing TB treatment guidelines internationally and locally.
THINK is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the role of TB Technical Lead for a USAID-funded project aimed to strengthen the health care delivery platform for TB in the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape.
Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
The TB Technical Lead will be responsible for providing technical guidance on both drug-sensitive and drug-resistant TB care to facilitate more efficient and effective collaboration and mechanisms for the implementation of the national TB programme and improve quality of services.
Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following:
Responsible for the technical leadership and managerial oversight in the technical implementation of project strategy in alignment with the Project’s key objectives and expected outcomes.
Work closely with the Chief of Party, Deputy Chief of Party and local partners to provide technical guidance to Implementing teams in the District and Province in the establishment, implementation and monitoring of interventions to achieve effective and efficient mechanisms to implement TB programme and related services.
Ensure technical scope of partnerships and sub-agreements is in alignment with USAID, regional, national and all other frameworks, priorities and strategies directing the project.
Provide technical support to regional programmes, focusing on quality of TB services and expansion of private sector engagement, improving TB and drug-resistance TB case detection through the FAST approach and other strategies, linkage to care and support, support the decentralisation of drug resistant TB treatment, piloting of gender-responsive interventions, and interpret and use strategic information to strengthen the TB programme at district and provincial level.
Medical – TB expert key liaison covering both technical support to the programs training and staff development as well as program oversight.
tb implementation : 5 to 6 years
tb program implementation : 6 to 7 years
Medical Degree (MBChB)
Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in TB/DRTB program implementation; prior experience with USAID or other donor-funded projects required.
A PhD or MPH will be an advantage.
Previous experience in various areas of TB programming, including active case finding, new drugs/therapies, clinical patient support, TB preventative therapies etc.
Working knowledge of and/or experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures is desirable.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and with team members and partners at all levels
Work experience with local and international partners, including both private and public partners
Excellent English language skills and written and oral communication skills