Reference Number: GFA002
Roles and Responsibilities
Technical Assistance of the National TB program and GF PMU:
- Provide technical assistance to the National Coordinator and the PMU team lead on TB global best practices
- Review national strategies and the program implementation plan of the PMU for adequacy to respond to the current national TB priorities and disease epidemiology
- Design and implement an internal performance review of the national program and the GF grant activities on a regular basis to inform strategy shifts and design changes.
- Work to support the technical capacity of the State Ministry of Health’s TB control officers
- Support the national program in developing its country priorities for the next funding cycle
- Ensure effective execution of technical support activities and facilitate donor reporting
- Participates in joint TB/HIV and TB specific supportive supervision visits including technical working group meetings
Training and Capacity Building:
- Conduct technical capacity assessments including training needs assessments of the Core National program technical staff and the PMU technical staff
- Develop a capacity building plan based on the findings of the training needs assessments
- In conjunction with the Global Fund country team, design and conduct capacity building sessions to address technical capacity gaps
- Bring knowledge to the national TB program and implementation strategies to improve performance (based on experiences in other countries, community level best practices, etc.).
- Assist in the development and co-facilitate technical TB trainings
- Provides support and mentorship to the PMU, Zonal and State level TB officers for program implementation
Policies and procedures/ Compliance:
- Contribute to the review/update and development of guidelines and tools, including SOPs for National, State and LGA TB control
- Liaise with international and national technical partners and working groups to ensure a coordinated national response is achieved across all TB related programs
- Maintain a direct and regular communication with the Global Fund Country Team and TB Advisors to ensure the GF grant is responsive to their recommendations for program improvement.
Experience and Qualifications
- MBBS with a Masters’ degree in Public Health or Social Sciences.
- Any relevant qualification is an added advantage
- Minimum of 10 years work experience in public health and health systems programs with emphasis on TB program implementation of which 7 years must be with a donor funded project and 5 years while managing a team of professional staff
- Knowledge of the national TB program and implementation strategies
- Knowledge of Public health issues in Nigeria
- Project Management and Stakeholder Engagement
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications, i.e. MS Word, Excel, etc. and Microsoft Projects.
- Excellent understanding of budgets, financial processes and financial reporting and compliance with donor requirements
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including professional level English language skills
- Strong Leadership, Inter-personal and Negotiation skills