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Divisional Diagnostics Coordinator

FHI 360

FHI 360

Dhaka, Bangladesh
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

TITLE: Divisional Diagnostics Coordinator

REPORT TO: Diagnostics Technical Director, FHI 360 in Bangladesh

Location Divisional Level, Bangladesh

Last Date 24th July 2024

Number of positions: 3

FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Divisional Diagnostic Coordinator for the USAID Tuberculosis Diagnostics Network Strengthening (TBDNS) Activity in Bangladesh. The TBDNS Activity is collaborating with the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTP) of Bangladesh, the private sector and other stakeholders to ensure functional, accessible and equitable tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic networks that swiftly detect people with TB and effectively link them to care and treatment across Bangladesh where diagnostic system and equity gaps exist.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Diagnostics Technical Director, the Divisional Diagnostic Coordinator will work closely with the TBDNS technical team to ensure project technical deliverables are implemented in a timely manner. S/he will be responsible for providing technical assistance and systems strengthening interventions at the sub-national level. The work will focus primarily on public health systems but may also include private health and other non-governmental diagnostic facilities (laboratories and point-of-care facilities). The position will be based in divisional level and will involve frequent in-country travel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement TB diagnostic-focused technical assistance diagnostic network and facilities strengthening, and quality improvement interventions in line with national priorities.
  • Support developing or updating national diagnostic network strategic plans, standard operating procedures, and policies.
  • Strengthen sub-national diagnostic facilities’ capacities to adhere to diagnostic algorithms and use of those algorithms to make clinical decisions.
  • Conduct assessments of diagnostic facilities and the follow-up of corrective and preventive actions and initiatives.
  • Provide technical oversight for data management and reporting of multi-drug resistant TB and monitors and reports progress with diagnostic network enhancement activities as per the approved country workplan.
  • Work collaboratively with other technical staff as well as Activity partners on the development and implementation of the project workplans.
  • Strengthen the capacity in local TB diagnostic stakeholders and leaders to identify and oversee enhancements in diagnostic networks.
  • Provide technical assistance and training to TB diagnostic facilities and the overall diagnostic network as part of overall capacity building and continuous improvement programs.
  • Support strategies to ensure functional TB diagnostic equipment including systems to maintain laboratory equipment, securing maintenance contracts, and establishing a cadre of trained biomedical engineers.
  • Help TB laboratories to perform more TB diagnostic tests (culture, Xpert, drug sensitivity tests, and line probe assay including resistance to second line drugs).
  • Work closely with the TBDNS team to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities.
  • Coordinate with a diverse group of national organizations including the Government and other diagnostic network leaders, development partners, other TBDNS staff and USAID.
  • Conduct other work as assigned by the supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of a BSc in clinical diagnostics or an equivalent with a specialty in microbiology with a strong focus on TB.
  • At least four years of direct experience in TB diagnostic network strengthening and laboratory capacity strengthening in the country.
  • Demonstrated competency in current diagnostic methods for TB.
  • Knowledge and experience with strengthening laboratories to achieve international quality standards.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience working in Bangladesh
  • Willingness and ability to travel a minimum of 50% within Bangladesh and perform other travel as needed.
  • Authorization to work in Bangladesh.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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