Assistant Technical Advisor, PMDT at KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Assistant Technical Advisor, PMDTLocation: NasarawaPurpose of the positionThe Assistant Technical Advisor PMDT works closely with the Technical Advisor PMDT to coordinate the Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB activities in the region (Nasarawa, Niger and Benue state).As Assistant Technical Advisor PMDT you will:Monitor initiation of enrollment for ambulatory DR-TB treatment in collaboration with KNCV Program officers, state Quality Assurance officers (QAOs) and state DR-TB focal personsEnsure proper work up of DR-TB patients before enrollment on treatment (baseline investigations, patient consent form, complete and correct documentation of all R&R toolsMonitor patients for adverse drug reactions through quality baseline and regular follow up on clinic and laboratory evaluationsEnsure counselling on drug adherence through direct observation of treatment (DOT); family education, social supportAgree on Treatment supporter to ensure DOTStrengthen DR-TB prevention and infection control and contact investigations in the communityEnsure up to date documentation of patients’ treatment records; hand cards (including national recording and reporting tools) on ambulatory DR-TB treatmentParticipate in PMDT joint supportive supervisory visits to ensure quality of care/funds disbursement from enrolment to treatment completion.

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