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Career Opportunity

BRAC’s vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. The organisation was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and acts as a catalyst, creating opportunities for people to transform their lives. BRAC believes in integrity, inclusiveness, effectiveness, and innovation in all areas of work. BRAC uses an integrated model to change systems of inequity, through social development programmes, humanitarian response, social enterprises, socially responsible investments and a university. It operates in conflict-prone and post-disaster settings in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.

BRAC is a global leader in developing cost-effective, evidence-based programmes, and has been ranked the #1 NGO in the world for the last five years consecutively by NGO Advisor.

Purpose:

Contribute to the National TB Programme in developing TPT (TB preventive therapy) & DR TB  guidelines, SoPs, training manuals. Work closely with NTP for capacity building of staff. Ensure proper implementation of TPT SoPs/guidelines and monitor/ supervise quality implementation in BRAC and SR working areas. Representing BRAC to coordinate and collaborate with NTP, TPT & DR TB working groups and medical professionals throughout the country for timely implementation of national TPT & DR TB strategy and reaching the programme objectives/ targets.

 

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Position

Senior Sector Specialist, TPT & DR-TB (Contractual); Communicable Diseases Programme


Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Promote government ownership and stewardship of implementing TB Preventive Therapy (TPT) & DR TB activities
  • Coordinated planning with NTP in support of the transition towards government stewardship of key programme activities
  • Strengthen government health system and make functional for TPT & DR TB diagnosis and management services 
  • Contribute in developing TPT & DR TB national strategy, guideline, SoP, implementation plan, reporting and training manuals
  • Contribute in forecasting, quantification and supply chain of DR TB and TPT
  • Identifying training needs and building capacity of staff and medical professionals on TPT and DR TB under the guidance of NTP
  • Implement TPT pilot and roll out expansion plan throughout the country under the guidance of NTP
  • Support National TB Programme for implementation of TPT & DR TB guideline and SoP throughout the country
  • Conduct regular supervision and monitoring of TPT & DR TB interventions throughout the country extensively, identify challenges and opportunities in coordination with NTP to adjust the strategy/ implementation accordingly
  • Contribute in developing project proposals/ funding requests and other related documents on TPT & DR TB in collaboration with NTP
  • Support and collaborate with NTP, Global Fund, LFA, WHO, other donors and other technical partners for implementation, data verification and reporting 
  • Ensure proper recording and recording at filed offices and health facilities
  • Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation. Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
  • Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
  • Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage others to do so.

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Requirements

Educational Requirements:

MBBS with MPH from any recognised university/ institution.


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Experience Requirement:

Minimum 06 years’ experience in public health including 3 years in health management. Candidates having experience in TB and/ HIV will be an added advantage.


Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge on health system and health management in Bangladesh
  • Knowledge on TPT and DR-TB and ability to build skills/ capacity in this regard
  • Excellent skills in planning and work plan implementation
  • Excellent communication, presentation, report writing and negotiation skills
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Skills in supply chain management, M&E and data verification
  • Excellent English communication skills both oral and written
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills both in Bengali and English
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, Power Point)

Age: N/A

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Salary & Benefits

Salary:Negotiable

Other Benefits: Festival Bonus, Health and Life Insurance and others

Job Location: BRAC Head Office

Last Apply Date: 08/Mar/2021

BRAC believes every one of its employees, suppliers, downstream partners, visitors, clients and community including children, youth and vulnerable adults that come into contact regardless of age, race, religion, gender, disability or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, harassment, and exploitation. We guarantee assessment of candidates with disabilities who meet the essential requirements. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will do everything possible to ensure that those who are suitable to work within our values and beliefs are recruited to work for us. Any personal persuasion will result in disqualification of candidature.

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