KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 

Job Title: Project Director, Private Sector TB Initiative

Vacancy Number: KN47
Location: Abuja

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

  • The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination.
  • The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.
  • The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State.
  • The project’s four intermediate results are as follows:
    • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
    • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
    • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
    • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation.
  • KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners – two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network.
  • Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach.
  • Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

 

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Purpose of the position

  • The Project Director Private Sector TB Initiative will provide oversight on KNCV Private Sector TB Program (PPM in TB Control).
  • In this position he will coordinate and provide oversight to KNCV PPM sub-partners as well as the PPM Intermediary Organization (IO) in Kano.
  • He will provide technical assistance and coordination to TB Advisors on PPM interventions across the 14 TB LON States.
  • The Project Director will work very closely with the TB LON 1 & 2 Project Director to align PPM to the public sector intervention leveraging on TB LON HR and structure and resources.
  • Hierarchically, the Project Director (Private Sector TB Initiative) reports to the Executive Director
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As a Project Director, You Will

  • Lead country office efforts in operational plan development, project implementation as well as monitoring progress against planned activities and evaluation of performance.
  • Work with central office staff to establish a program management capacity development plan to provide assistance to the partner facilities in program planning, design, review and monitoring of program progress
  • Strengthen existing structure and support mechanism for Kano IO to implement a negotiated business model across all clinical facilities, Community Pharmacists (CPs), PPMVs and Stand-Alone Laboratories (SALs)
  • Strengthen existing structure and support mechanism for KNCV funded PPM Partners- IPCD and CCCRN to implement a negotiated business model across all PPM clinical facilities in the states assigned
  • With the assistance of country office staff, monitor all intervention strategies to ensure that they meet administrative, financial and programmatic goals.
  • Monitor & supervise the implementation of Private Sector TB initiative activities within the TB LON project.
  • Support rigorous monitoring and a strong focus on evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
  • Organize and report monthly on the implementation of Private Sector TB initiative.
  • Support Private Sector TB initiative repaid assessments, situational analysis, survey, evaluations and other related research activities.
  • Support adherence to regulations in line with USAID finance policy for Private Sector TB initiative.
  • Conduct supervision to the states and PPM implementing facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance to NTP on PPM program.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to TB Advisors on implementing key intervention areas of Private Sector TB Initiative activities in designated states/LGA.
  • Manage communications with all other stakeholders, including the development partners, civil society and other relevant groups
  • Develop performance plans and evaluations of IOs, PPM sub-partners and state level staff, as well as reviews evaluations to assure equity of individual employee performance objectives, standards and ratings among lower-level staff/groups.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are We Looking For?
Education:

  • Minimum of an MBBS with an MPH degree or Master degree in other relevant Public Health disciplines.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with and coordinating PPM Partners
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

Behavioral Competencies and Skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.
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Job Title: TB Advisor, PPM

Vacancy Number: KN49
Location: Bauchi

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

  • The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination.
  • The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.
  • The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State.
  • The project’s four intermediate results are as follows:
    • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
    • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
    • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
    • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation.
  • KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners – two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network.
  • Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach.
  • Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.
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Purpose of the position

  • The TB Advisor will support the KNCV TB LON Team. The Advisor will aim to strengthen TB surveillance systems in Nigeria and provides technical assistance as well as conduct in-country data analysis within the assigned state.
  • S/he will ensure that USAID-supported TB surveillance interventions are in-line with the US Government (USG) TB Strategy, USAID’s technical implementation approach, and other international policies and guidelines.
  • This will include mapping and analyzing current systems, improving the quality of the systems, and supporting the implementation of strategic quality improvement interventions.
  • The Advisor will coordinate with key stakeholders in-country including National TB Control Programs; local technical partners; and other donors like the Global Fund.
  • The Advisor will provide support to USAID TB/HIV surveillance activities.
  • S/He will work within the NTBLCP structure with a functional reporting line to the NTBLCP National Coordinator and at the State level, the State TB PM.
  • Hierarchically, the TB Advisor PPM reports to the Senior Program Officer.

As a TB Advisor, PPM, You Will

  • Analyzing the availability and quality of surveillance systems in Nigeria.
  • Analyzing the appropriateness of USAID funded surveillance interventions depending on the TB epidemiology and needs of each country. Ensuring that interventions follow USG and international TB policies and guidance.
  • Assisting in the roll-out and scale-up suitable models for strengthening surveillance systems including data quality improvement.
  • Support TB surveillance activities towards increasing TB notification in assigned state
  • Implement targeted community surveillance activities in identified hotspots towards identifying TB cases
  • Facility routine TB screening and linkage of diagnosed TB cases from non-NTP facilities to the NTP M&E system.
  • Conduct training and capacity building of TB program officers and health care workers.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring of TB surveillance activities
  • Provide support at state level for domestic resource mobilization for TB control
  • Contributing to PEPFAR TB/HIV M&E interventions.
  • Providing technical support and oversight of the TB LON intervention within the private sector (PPM) in the assigned state
  • Collecting and maintaining data set in the assigned state.
  • Working with TB Team members to analyze national TB program, USAID and other partner data sets using the most up-to-date tools. Interpreting the national TB program with TB Team members, USAID, and other partner data sets.
  • Participating in consultations to share and disseminate USAID experience and models of TB surveillance.
  • Developing and implementing best practice models for TB/HIV surveillance strengthening with USAID/KNCV and PEPFAR partners.
  • Developing best practice models for surveillance system strengthening in collaboration with national and KNCV TB LON Project team.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned
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Who are We Looking For?
Education:

  • Minimum of an MBBS with Master’s Degree or higher in Public Health other relevant Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a related Social Science field with applicability to International TB Epidemiology.

Knowledge / Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels
  • Experience or knowledge of TB surveillance methods is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key international TB initiatives and organizations, including those focused on epidemiology, surveillance and/or monitoring.
  • Experience of USAID policies, regulations and procedures desirable.

Behavioral Competencies and Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:
    • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in disease surveillance improvement, with at least two (2) years’ experiences in an international or resource challenged setting.

 

Remuneration
Salary will be based on commensurate experience and in line with KNCV personnel compensation policy.

 

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a short cover letter, and updated CV with 3 professional referees via: recruitment@kncvnigeria.org indicating the Job Position and Vacancy Number as the subject of the email and in their Cover Letter subject heading.

Note: The title of the CV and Cover Letter should be the candidate’s first name and last name. (e.g. John Doe Cover Letter and John Doe CV).

 

Application Deadline  10th October, 2021

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