Field Consultant to “Scaling-up public-private mix and operations research to support the Stop TB Strategy in Vietnam” Project

PATH is an international, non-profit organization that creates sustainable, culturally relevant solutions that enable communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. By collaborating with diverse public- and private-sector partners, we help provide appropriate health technologies and vital strategies that change the way people think and act. Our work improves global health and well-being. Through USAID grant, PATH is undertaking a project entitled “Scaling-up public-private mix (PPM) and operations research to support the Stop TB Strategy in Vietnam”. The overall goal of the PPM project is to increase access to existing TB and TB/HIV co-infection case detection, treatment, and prevention services by leveraging the capacity of the private sector, specifically private clinics and pharmacies.

PATH is seeking a field consultant to support the PPM project in Ho Chi Minh City operational year from October 2011 to end of September 2012. 
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and supervision of PATH staff in Hanoi, the Field Consultant (FC) will work mainly with PATH’s local partners in Ho Chi Minh City to achieve project objectives. 

General responsibilities:
- Work in close collaboration with the Province Health Department (PHD) partners, specifically with staff of the TB and lung hospital to promote quality performance within the province and district health systems to increase TB case detection and notification;
- Assist the PHD partners to ensure that program activities are carried out within budget and timeframe specified and that all activities are aligned with PATH expectations regarding quality;
- Model effective leadership, including the principles of effective collaborative partnerships;
- Model effective supportive supervision
- Represent PATH with technical partners, at province and district technical meetings;
- Liaise between PATH and its local partners on regular basis; 

Specific tasks:

Support the PHD partners to:
- Organize trainings for province and district level partners in the public and private sectors
- Organize and implement a system to track referrals of TB suspects from the private and public sector to public TB services, and TB patients from TB services to HIV services for VCT;
- Organize and conduct provincial evaluation workshops to review and improve the PPM works in the project period;
- Develop and update a PPM annual work plan;
- Follow-up on the progress of the annual and quarter work plan;
- Plan, organize and conduct systematic supervision, monitoring and evaluation of PPM and TB/HIV activities;
- Develop and submit timely quarterly activity and financial reports to PATH.
- Prepare for conducting other project activities (meetings, assessment and research etc.) at field sites;
- Medical, public health or related degree
- Four year experience in public health
- Experience in Tuberculosis or communicable diseases is highly desirable
- Good organizational skills required
- Ability to work effectively in multi-site organization and in a team-based structure.
- Good written and communication skills
- Good computer skills (Microsoft Windows, Excel, Power Point)
- Fluency in English is preferred

Position Type
Field-based Consultancy

One year from October 2011 to end of September 2012.

Ho Chi Minh City

Consultancy fee
45-55 USD per day, depends on experience and qualification, up to 13 working days per month.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2011-10-10