Active Case Finding Coordinator 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: Active Case Finding CoordinatorLocation: Southern NigeriaChallenge TBKNCV is the lead partner in Challenge TB (CTB), the USAID-funded 5-year global program to decrease TB mortality and morbidity in high burdened countries. We lead an international consortium with eight partner organizations: American Thoracic Society (ATS), FHI 360, Interactive Research & Development (IRD), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Foundation (JATA), and Management Sciences for Health (MSH), PATH, The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), and the World Health Organization (WHO). The overarching strategic objectives of CTB are to improve access to quality patient centered care for TB, TB/HIV and drug-resistant TB services; to prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms.Purpose of the positionThe main responsibility of the Active Case Finding (ACF) Coordinator is to assist in the design and implementation of ACF for TB patients in selected communities in any Challenge TB Supported states currently including   Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Enugu, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger, Katsina, Kano states. The ACF activity will mostly involve the deployment of the Wellness on Wheels (WoW) mobile truck to selected locations in CTB supported states in Nigeria.As part of the responsibilities, the coordinator will liaise with State Ministries of Health including the respective State TB and Leprosy Control Programs, partners (TB and HIV implementing partners, CSOs, Community gatekeepers, heads of religious bodies), health facilities and other related stakeholders in the planning and implementation of the ACF activities. The ACF coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the daily operations of the WOW mobile truck as well as supervise the ACF team.Position in the OrganizationThe Coordinator reports to the Senior Regional Program Manager (SRPM) in the designated regions and works in close coordination with the Country Office Technical Lead for ACF.The organization reserves the right to deploy the ACF Coordinator to any CTB supported states.Duties and ResponsibilitiesIn coordination with the NTP, the ACF Coordinator will perform the following duties:Establish and maintain effective relationships with community gatekeepers, local authorities, LGA TBLS, state TB control program and other stakeholders to ensure a successful ACF interventionContribute to the overall framework (design) of ACF with a focus on high volume clinics, urban slum settings and other high TB prevalent settingsCoordinate advocacy efforts with relevant stakeholders including Ministry of Health and LGA health authorities, community groups and other stakeholders in the catchment areaWith stakeholders, develop an implementation plan with milestones and targets towards increasing TB case detection using the WoW mobile truckResponsible for coordinating the daily operations of the WOW mobile truck as well as supervise the ACF teamUsing relevant epi-data, identify at risk population for TB and coordinate efforts towards screening and diagnosis of clients for TBConduct periodic data analytics towards improving the quality of service for the WoW mobile truck interventionsEnsure routine maintenance of the WoW mobile truck equipment, keeping appropriate logs for optimal operationsInstitute systems to ensure efficient clients flow and referral linkagesIn collaboration with the SRPM and Country Office ACF lead, explore resource mobilization opportunities to support the operation of the ACF truckEnsure smooth running of the ACF servicesCoordinate with the LGA TBLS to ensure all diagnosed patients are started on appropriate treatment and clients for follow up are properly managedReport weekly to the designated SRPM and Country Office ACF Lead.This function will be based in specific locations in southern Nigeria based on the location selected for ACF. 

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