TB/HIV Advisor

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Apply by 21 March 2018
Posted on 13 March 2018

Job Description

DPS seeks a TB/HIV Advisor to assist the CDC Tanzania on the National Tuberculosis Leprosy Program (NTLP) and to assist in the improvement and expansion of effective diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of tuberculosis, with particular emphasis on HIV-related tuberculosis. The advisor will provide medical and epidemiological advice, consultation, and human capacity building as an international expert in TB/HIV as it applies to countries with a high TB and significant TB/HIV burden, with particular emphasis on the three-I’s: intensified TB case finding, isoniazid preventive therapy, and infection control.

  • Guide the further development of CDC-Tanzania TB and TB/HIV program implementation strategy
  • and implementation science, focusing on technical support to NTLP and HIV/AIDS Programs,
  • addressing TB/HIV program priorities, particularly infection control, and addressing implementation
  • science questions where there are either national or global gaps in knowledge. Routine data
  • analysis use and support to priority epidemiologic surveys should be a key focus.
  • Provide technical expertise to CDC Tanzania on National TB and HIV Programs ensuring the
  • successful implementation of the CDC/PEPFAR-supported TB and TB/HIV program
  • This will be done in close liaison with the CDC Division of Global HIV/AIDS and
  • TB, and other appropriate CDC Atlanta units, and in coordination with the Tanzania PEPFAR
  • Assist CDC-Tanzania project officers/program leads for TB/HIV activities under cooperative
  • agreements with technical and programmatic reviews
  • Ensure that all MER projects achieve the specific objectives for the program and/or that appropriate
  • remedial activities are implemented.
  • In collaboration with CDC program and science staff, develops program evaluation strategies,
  • methodologies and indicators for monitoring clinical HIV/TB services in accordance with standard
  • guidelines and protocols.
  • Conduct site visits with CDC staff to support project implementation.
  • Travel in country (Tanzania) to fulfill a specific program’s monitoring or training requirements and
  • share expertise in disease intervention, public health practices, etc.
  • Actively participate in respective program branch meetings.
  • Graduation from an accredited university with an MD and/or a PhD in epidemiology or related field, from an accredited college and/or university;
  • At least seven years of experience in HIV/AIDS and TB programs, preferably in a resource-limited setting;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance to Ministries of Health, including in areas of strategic planning, program implementation, guidelines development, strategic information and health information systems, and supply chains;
  • Specific experience in M&E, operational research and implementation science desired;
  • At least three years of substantial knowledge of PEPFAR programs is desirable;
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent time and project management skills;
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English (Speaking, Writing, and Reading) on a daily basis with various groups. Level IV English proficiency required; and
  • Ability to work full-time and to be located in Tanzania required.

About the Organization

Dexis Professional Services (DPS), a wholly-owned, independently operated business unit established in 2016 to provide support services to United States Government (USG) agencies that were previously provided by the parent company, Dexis Consulting Group (Dexis). Committed to excellence in institutional support and staff augmentation, DPS draws on the parent company’s 15+ years of experience fielding domestic and overseas technical, operational, professional and managerial staff for various USG clients.

Dexis is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the US Armed Forces.

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