Радник з Доступу до Лікування/ Access to Care Advisor, Support TB Control Efforts in Ukraine
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Pact seeks an Access to Care Advisor for a USAID – Support TB Control Efforts in Ukraine activity. The five-year program will reduce the TB epidemic in Ukraine through early detection, appropriate care, and prevention for people living with TB, drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), and TB/HIV. The activity will be implemented at the primary health care level and in TB facilities across eleven oblasts of Ukraine with the highest TB, DR-TB, and HIV/TB co-infection rates, and in training centers nationwide.
Reporting to the COP, the Access to Care advisor will lead the approach to develop evidence-based and patient-centered interventions to reach vulnerable and high-risk populations with tailored and appropriate activities. She/he will lead efforts to identify and incorporate patients into TB and DR-TB care, both adults and children, and will ensure that all program activities are technically sound and adhere to international policies and standards.
• Assist the Program Manager and COP to design and implement evidence-based and patient-centered interventions to reach high-risk populations, with a focus on early detection and diagnosis of TB and DR-TB cases amongst adult and child populations in the program’s target geographic areas.
• Ensure program adherence to internationally endorsed and recognized guidance on TB and TB/HIV care.
• Involve civil society and program partners in the design and implementation of all program activities.
• Advanced degree (Medical, Master’s or PhD) in medicine, health/public health, sociology, or epidemiology;
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience designing and implementing infectious disease outreach programs for vulnerable and high-risk populations, including but not limited to people living with HIV (PLWH), ex-prisoners, internally-displaced people (IDP), persons who inject drugs (PWID), prisoners, migrant workers, refugees, elderly or children.
• Demonstrated understanding of health-seeking behavior and patient support needs;
• Experience successfully involving patients or key affected populations and civil society in project design and execution;
• Full professional proficiency in Ukrainian and/or Russian required; Professional English written and oral communication skills preferred; and
• Experience developing and implementing effective communication and community engagement programs, and strong organizational and management skills preferred.
To apply please send cover letter and CV to [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.