Programme Coordinator for a Private Provider Interface Agency

JOB TITLE: Programme Coordinator for a Private Provider Interface Agency


Closing date of application period: 1 April 2017
Starting Date: 15 April 2017
Full time position: 100% FTE
Duration of contract: 1 year with full package of fringe benefits
Country: Viet Nam
Base: Ho Chi Minh City, District 5
Travel requirements: May require infrequent trips to Ha Noi


Friends for International TB Relief or “FIT” is a registered non-profit organization whose work is based on the vision of a world free of Tuberculosis (TB). Our mission is to promote progress on the field of TB prevention and to stop the spread of the disease.

Over the past three years, we have actively participated in the eradication of TB by providing financial and technical assistance to local organizations involved in TB care and control in India and Vietnam. Simultaneously, we engaged in advocacy work through fundraising events in Germany and other industrialized countries to contribute to build and improve awareness about this global threat.

In particular, since 2014 we have been supporting the implementation of a grassroots TB elimination intervention based on a holistic package of outreach activities, stakeholder engagement and comprehensive care. Besides our project work in high TB burden countries, FIT also organizes events to strengthen the awareness and understanding about TB. One such event was the Rally around the Black Sea, which members of FIT staged as a fundraising event in 2013.

FIT was founded in 2012 and consists of TB activists as well as former patients. Our members reside all over the world ranging from Germany to Vietnam, Australia and the U.S., where they do their part in raising awareness and fighting the disease. Past and current partners include the Global Health & Education Trust, Otsuka, Stop TB Partnership, RESULTS Australia, HCMC Public Health Association, Vietnam National TB Control Program, Johnson & Johnson and most recently via the IMPACT TB project FIT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 733174.

For additional information please refer to our website:


  • Manage and maintain relationships between private practitioners (PPs) and the Private Sector Interface Agency (PPIA);
  • Supervise recruitment of private sector partners;
  • Oversee screening activities in the Private Sector;
  • Suggest and implement improvements in private sector engagement strategies;
  • Ensure referrals of suspected TB cases to appropriate diagnostic testing;
  • Supervise the collection of diagnostic testing data;
  • Liaise with private laboratories, monitor error rates and check data quality;
  • Coordinate registration of TB patients found in the Private Sector;
  • Manage the distribution of TB medications;
  • Supervise proper treatment initiation and adherence for all TB patients;
  • Ensure coordination and record hand-over to Community Healthcare Workers for household contact tracing and TB preventative therapy;
  • Prevent loss to follow-up of patients enrolled on TB treatment;
  • Coordinate the provision of patient support to eligible TB patients;
  • Supervise the distribution of monetary and non-monetary incentives for the PPs;
  • Monitor programmatic data from the PPIA implementation;
  • Assist in all aspects of the implementation of the interventions of the grant.


  • BS / BA in Public Health, Economics, Social Development, Medicine, Pharmacy, or related field AND 3-5 years combined experience in project implementation and management -OR- MS/MA/MPH in Public Health, Economics, Social Development, Medicine, Pharmacy, or related field AND 2 years combined experience in project implementation and management
  • Fluent in Vietnamese
  • Excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity and comfort with using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and computer-based communications
  • Attention to detail
  • Good attitude, self-motivated, and ability to work well individually as well as in teams
  • Highly motivated, willing to learn, service-oriented and able to work under high pressure and within a limited time frame


  • Experience in Health Issues
  • Experience interacting with Private Providers


  • A cover letter
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of related certification
  • Two employment references (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)


All applications will be carefully considered, but only short-listed applicants will be interviewed. If you do not hear from us within 21 days of the closing date, this will mean that your application has been unsuccessful.

FIT is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2017-04-15