National Technical Officer
Application deadline 1 year ago: Monday 11 Jan 2021 at 22:59 UTCOpen application form
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The National Technical Officer works under overall guidance of WHO Representative to Myanmar, and direct supervision of the Head of the TB Team, and in close collaboration with the National TB Programme (NTP). The NTO will provide support to WHO Myanmar as well as to the national programme for collaborative activities, in consonance with and to support implementation of, relevant MoHS-WHO collaborative workplans 2020-2021, WHO country cooperation strategy for Myanmar, relevant indicators and targets in the National Health Plan 2017-2021 and in the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan 2018-2030.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide assistance to NTP-State & Regional TB Officers in planning, implementation, training, supervision and monitoring and evaluation of all TB control activities at State & Regional and townships under concerned state or region.
Assist NTP-State & Regional TB Officers and townships Medical Officers in performing analysis of TB surveillance data.
Support timely quarterly reporting on surveillance and programme activity data to the National TB Programme and ensure monthly activity reporting to WHO.
Conduct regular field supervisory visits, data quality auditing and assist in monitoring and evaluation of activities in border townships.
Assist in training, programme implementation & monitoring of TB control activities (technically supported by WHO, funded by Global Fund, Access to Health, USAID, WHO) at NTP State, Regional, township levels.
- Assist in managing anti-TB drugs and supplies at Stat & Regional and township levels.
- Ensure coordination of TB control activities at State& Regional and township levels by all TB care providers and especially private practitioners, as well as with non-governmental and community organizations (PPM, NGO, LNGO, CSOs and EHOs).
- Assist Regional & State TB officers in clinical management (DS as well as DR-TB) of patients, as applicable, in the context of Covid19
- Monitoring of laboratory performance including X-pert testing in the context of Covid19.
- To participate capacity development training for TB prevention and control (District TB module training, DR-TB management training, X-ray interpretation training) in the context of Covid19.
- Perform other relevant related duty assigned by supervisors.
- To submit quarterly assignment reports to WHO TB team, as well as end-of-assignment report.
Work Relations and Partnerships
The National Technical Officer aided the respective State/Regional TB Program office working for TB control and visited the townships for supportive under concerned states and regions with the approval from National TB programme. They also visited partners implementation sites jointly with NTP to share the updated information and get better collaboration. Coordination meeting was conducted with NTP and partners. During supervision visit He/she conducted DQA and made correction. NTO attended staff joint bi monthly meeting with NTP and donors and learnt updated information both from WHO and NTP. The supervision reports were submitted to NTP and WHO and seek for feedback.
Impact of functions
Timely data collection, compilation, validation, analysis and reporting provides useful information in future planning for NTP in effective and efficient manner. Moreover, programmatic activities are monitored, and gap can be identified. The new and innovative approach can developed.
University degree in medicine or medical science
- Working Knowledge of clinical management of patients (expect NaypyiTaw post)
- Training in component of End TB strategy
- Postgraduate degree in public health, tropical medicine, epidemiology or related field Training on TB data Management will be asset
Working knowledge Word, Excel, Power Point presentation
professional experience and knowledge
- Minimum three years working experience on communicable diseases surveillance
- Working experience with Ministry of Health & Sports, or national, international organization an asset.
- Excellent knowledge of English and Myanmar language (spoken and written)
- Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively.
- Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to
- Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses
criticism as a development opportunity, seeking guidance where necessary.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and strict no smoking policy.
- Duty Stations - Naypyitaw and Dawei