Career Opportunities

Senior Technical Advisor MDRTB

Location: Manila, Philippines | Job Type: Full-timeProposal | Post Date: 12/22/2016
Job Description: 

URC is seeking qualified candidates for the Senior Technical Advisor Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) position for the upcoming USAID funded 5-year project in the Philippines, The project will support the government of the Philippines at the national and regional levels to expand and scale up prevention, detection, and treatment of tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant TB.  The MDR TB Senior Technical Advisor should provide technical input and lead the team of local experts in various technical areas concerning prevention, diagnoses and effective management of DR-TB. He/she should work closely with country teams and partners to support quality formative research, intervention design, implementation, and evaluation.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Provide technical advice and guide the development of all technical deliverables pertaining to MDR TB prevention, diagnoses and management,
  • Work closely with in-country partners to identify technical assistance needs for strengthening MDR-TB control in the country  
  • In partnership with the research partners, lead the process to design and execute formative research in each context to lay the foundation for the intervention design. This will include collaboration and coordination with country teams, research partners, and others.
  • Lead the intervention design planning and execution in each context. This will include collaboration and coordination with country teams, research partners, the human-centered intervention design partner, and others.
  • Lead the intervention implementation and evaluation (i.e. implementation learning, monitoring, and evaluation) planning process.
  • Ensure quality execution of the implementation learning, monitoring and evaluation components of the project.
  • Establish effective coordination amongst all partners, including, but not limited to the following: setting strategic direction, developing joint work plans, and regular meetings/calls and follow-up.
  • Provide advice to the Chief of Party of priority technical areas to be included into the annual work plan, identify challenges to the project implementation and come up with effective and evidence-based solutions to maximize the results. 
Job Requirements: 
  • Advanced postgraduate degree in Medicine or Public Health with a specific focus on MDR TB management. Postgraduate training in MDR TB control would be an asset.
  • At least 10 years of clinical and/or programmatic management of MDR TB, preferably in Philippines  
  • Knowledge of epidemiological methods, behavior and social science theories and concepts, and program evaluation.
  • Strong skills in research design and implementation.
  • Evidence of excellent writing skills (e.g. publication record).
  • Excellent English and Tagalog language written and oral communications skills.

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About University Research Company (URC):
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