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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Infection Control/Infrastructure Advisors



FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Infection Control/Infrastructure Advisors

Description:

FHI360 is the lead partner of the USAID Challenge TB (CTB) project in Zambia, the USAID-funded global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burden countries. KNCV leads an international consortium with eight partner organizations. The overarching strategic objectives of Challenge TB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV, and MDR-TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms at national level and in six provinces of Central, Copperbelt, Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and North Western province. The three-year project will support the Zambian government to reduce TB-related mortality by 50 percent in the intervention provinces by 2019.

Basic Function
Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Advisor Infection Control will support scale up of TB infection control activities from provincial to health facility management level in the target provinces, including procurement of TB control commodities. S/he will also support rehabilitation of facilities to enhance TB Infection control measures

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance to the target provinces on the implementation of TB Infection Control measures, including procurement of infection control commodities
  • Coordinate and facilitate trainings in TB Infection Control in line with the national guidelines
  • Provide guidance and participate in TB Infection Control facility assessments as required
  • Provide guidance on and conduct quarterly monitoring of TB IC activities with government staff in relevant sites
  • Coordinate all project infrastructure support with relevant departments in the project areas, including the conduct of environmental assessments, production of cost estimates and required documents, site inspections and issuance of relevant documentation for contractual works
  • Participate in annual work plan development and provide advice on scope and budgetary requirements for infrastructure and TB infection control support

Qualifications
  • Minimum first degree in Architecture or Quantity Surveying from a recognized higher learning institution. Master’s degree shall be an added advantage
  • 5-7 years working experience in the relevant field
  • Registered member of any of the following; Surveyors Institute of Zambia, Quantity Surveyors Registration Board, Engineering Institute of Zambia, or Zambia Institute of Architects
  • Experience in project management, construction and rehabilitation of rural infrastructure and upgrading of health facilities shall be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience in TB infection control implementation

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

• Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
• Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects. 
• Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s). 
• Writes and edits technical reports and documents. 
• Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.’ 
• Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area. 
• Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports. 
• Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff. 
• Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures. 
• Assists with the implementation of research studies by monitoring and documenting processes. 
• Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines. 
• Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results. 
• Delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences. 
• Ensures project implementation adheres to company strategy and remains technically sound. 
• Provides leadership and team building at the task level. 
• Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of global level innovative technical strategies. 
• Oversees all aspects of the programs/projects. 
• Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components. 
• Analyzes data sets and technical assessment findings. 
• Develops and monitors work plans. 
• Provides leadership and team building at the project level. 
• Serves as company liaison to external organizations at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor's Degree or its International Equivalent - Economics, Education, Environment, Health, Human Development, Information Science, International Development, Social Sciences or Related Field.
• Typically requires 8+ years of managing data collection and technical assistance experience. 
• Proficiency with database management software and on-line search tools required. 
• Has sensitivity to cultural diversity and understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas. 
• Articulate and professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive fashion with clients and staff. 
• Must be able to read, write, and speak fluent English. 
• Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company.



This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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