Program Officer, Tuberculosis Program

Program Officer, Tuberculosis Program, Vietnam Country Program

Tracking Code: 5984

Job Description

Please submit a cover letter with your resume in one document describing your interest in this position and how you meet the requirements. Application materials must be submitted in English and applicants must have legal authorization to work in Vietnam to be considered and confirm this in their cover letter. PATH offers a highly dynamic work environment and provides competitive compensation and benefits based on experience. Salary and benefit package are paid in VND.

NOTE: You are required to be a citizen of Vietnam to apply for this position. We WILL NOT respond to your application if you do not meet this requirement.

PATH is an international organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among women and children. We accelerate innovation across five platforms—vaccines, drugs, diagnostics, devices, and system and service innovations—that harness our entrepreneurial insight, scientific and public health expertise, and passion for health equity. By mobilizing partners around the world, we take innovation to scale, working alongside countries primarily in Africa and Asia to tackle their greatest health needs. Together, we deliver measurable results that disrupt the cycle of poor health. Working in Vietnam since the early 1980s, PATH established a permanent office in Hanoi in 1997.

PATH seeks a Program Officer to implement day-to-day activities for scaling up the public-private mix (PPM) models and monitoring the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) for TB control project in four provinces (Hanoi, Binh Dinh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City). The overall goal of the project is to reduce TB burden in Vietnam through increasing case detection and ensuring high treatment success. The Program Officer will work closely with national and provincial counterparts to implement the project. Key responsibilities and duties include:

  • Coordinate with National TB program (NTP) and project partners, to effectively develop and implement PPM component that PATH is assigned to take lead in the GFATM Round 9 project.
  • Review and give comments and inputs, as well as provide technical support to PATH’s partners at both national and provincial levels in development of the workplans, tools, materials, technical documents related to PPM.
  • Coordinate development of training curricula, standards operating procedures (SOPs) and oversee trainings on PPM for project partners.
  • Represent PATH to participate in PPM sub-group meetings and other relevant meetings led by NTP, WHO or others.
  • Serve as project monitor responsible for managing project activities in assigned provinces.
  • Provide programmatic and technical support to the project partners to ensure that targets are achieved.
  • Collect monitoring data, verify and validate data to ensure the quality of data and use the data to inform programming and policy advocacy.
  • Work in close collaboration with project partners to identify their technical assistance needs and make a specific plan to meet their needs to ensure that project activities carried out with high quality and within budget and timeframe.
  • Participate and contribute to the development of workplan and budget, subagreements/subcontracts, narrative reports, other reporting requirements related to the project.
  • Assist in financial management of the project, in collaboration with project administrator, program assistant and responsible project manager.
  • Build and maintain relationships with NTP, and project partners as well as other TB partners in Vietnam.
  • Originate and respond to project correspondence in a timely manner.
  • Keep the Performance Leader and TB Program Director informed of progress, constraints, and other issues on regular basis, and assist with the identification of appropriate responses.
  • Other tasks as required and requested.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of TB control and communicable disease control.
  • Fundamental skills in project planning, implementation and monitoring.
  • Ability to work independently and deliver quality work on time.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Proven presentation skills and ability to write reports.
  • Ability to use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese and English.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% annually within Vietnam.

Required Experience

  • Master in public health or medical doctor degree and a minimum 5 years progressive work experience in project implementation; experience training, collaborating with government counterparts, and working with the private sector preferred.  Specific experience with projects supported by international donors is an advantage.

You must currently have legal authorization to work in Vietnam.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

Company Location: Vietnam, Hanoi

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2014-05-23