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2 Job Opportunity at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Regional Technical OfficerRegional Technical Officer (2 Positions) KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime: Regional Technical Officer           (2 positions) for the ASCENT ProjectDuty Station: Arusha, Mwanza, Geita and Mbeya – TanzaniaKNCV Tuberculosis FoundationKNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context.  We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.ASCENT Project Background:KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) leads the ASCENT (Adherence Support Coalition to End TB) project, the new Unitaid-funded 3.5 year project that will implement digital adherence technology (DAT) interventions in five key countries (Ethiopia, the Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ukraine) in order to enable innovative new patient-centered, optimized TB care pathways for all types of TB (DS-TB, DR-TB, LTBI) and support the growing global momentum towards the use of these technologies.Purpose of the positionAs a Regional Technical Officer, you will support the implementation of the ASCENT project activities in the region. You will provide first line technical support to the health facility in-charges  and the first point of contact for regional health management team. You support the project with the planning and facilitating of all trainings and workshops.Place in the organizationThe Regional Technical Officer reports to the ASCENT Project Manager.As Regional Technical Officer you will:Support activities around the technical configuration and implementation of digital adherence technology in the regionSupport engagement with regional health system officials regarding service delivery, supply chain, ICT departments in the regionAct as point of contact for districts, health facilities and fieldworkers, coordinating project support as needed in the regionProvide first line technical support to health facility in-charges and fieldworkers (basic troubleshooting, escalation to Technical Coordinator as needed) in the regionPlan and facilitate trainings and workshops in the region (including logistics)Conduct monthly district/facility visits to monitor and support technology implementation (includes travel to other project sites)Prepare reports on data collected via the adherence technology platform for the regionAny other duties as assigned by the program managerRequired profile:EducationRelevant degree in public health, project management, IT systems, or another related fieldKnowledge/ExperienceExperience in implementing and/or use of digital technology solutionsKnowledge on TB(Preferably) Experience working on health-related projectsAffinity with digital technologiesExperience providing technology support and/or background in ITExperience communicating technical concepts to non-technical audienceExperience working with a wide range of stakeholders at local community, district, and regional levels.Behavioral competencies and skillsStrong communicator to partners & stakeholders at all levelsStrong computer skills and knowledgeExcellent verbal and written communications skills in English and SwahiliExcellent presentation skills.Service-minded towards partners and stakeholders and with a flexible attitudeWhat do we offer?A full time (40 hours) fixed-term contract for a year, with the intention to extend the contract;An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;The salary is dependent upon education and relevant working experience;KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own HR Manual.Application and InformationYou can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references,  before October 4th 2019.Please note that we only consider the applications that are received through the KNCV website. Applications that are sent to recruit email account are not taken into consideration.CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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