Senior Technical Advisor, Tuberculosis

The Senior Technical Advisor, TB will work within the USAID Support to End TB Project team to provide technical assistance (TA) to the Government of Vietnam and focus provinces and USAID to improve TB detection and enhance treatment outcomes. S/he will be responsible for guiding the project’s overall technical strategy and activities, ensuring the effective development and implementation of project activities, and technical quality of the project. In addition, the Senior Technical Advisor, TB provides mentoring and development opportunities for technical staff and guides and co-develops the production of technical documents, including the preparation of manuscripts and conference abstracts. The position will be based in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical assistance and leadership to develop technical strategies and innovations in TB programming in Vietnam, drawing on national and international high-impact practices and evidence.
  • Under the guidance of the project leadership team, liaise and collaborate with USAID, Government of Vietnam, and other stakeholders in the design, implementation, and monitoring of project activities.
  • Represent the project through attendance and presentations at national, regional, and global TB technical meetings, as required.
  • Provide technical oversight and support to all technical areas of the project ensuring that global state-of-the-art and USAID’s TB strategies are optimized.
  • Guide data-driven decisions to ensure targets are reached and best practices/proven interventions are implemented with fidelity.
  • Co-develop and provide inputs for technical documents (manuscripts, workplan, reports, technical briefs, success stories, conference abstracts, ad-hoc requests from donors, etc.).
  • Contribute to project knowledge management and sharing efforts.
  • Identify and enlist the support FHI 360’s technical resources and expertise.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree required.
  • Medical degree with a preference for another advanced degree (MPH, PhD, or similar degree) highly preferred.
  • Typically requires 8+ years of relevant experience in technical implementation of large projects and/or programs.
  • At least seven years of work experience on TB programs, with at least four years at a senior level.
  • Knowledge and experience in TB diagnostics and laboratory services preferred.
  • Demonstrated success at providing TB expertise in a senior capacity of advising program, government, and other stakeholders on the design, implementation, and monitoring of TB programs; experienced in advocating with senior-level government officials.
  • Demonstrated expertise and success in overseeing research activities and leading the development and submission of manuscripts and conference abstracts.
  • Must be a confident communicator and presenter.
  • Excellent diplomacy and interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively with a variety of audiences and organizations essential.
  • Must be self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • Strong writing, editing, proofreading and oral presentation skills are essential.

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.

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