Project Officer


JOB TITLE: Project Officer


Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Contract Type: Local, Full Time (100% FTE)
Duration: One year (with possibility of extension based on performance and funds availability)


Friends for International Tuberculosis Relief (FIT) is a registered non-profit organization working in the field of tuberculosis (TB) prevention and care, service delivery, research, technical assistance and advocacy. FIT is a young, dynamic and growing organization. FIT now has over 25 office-based staff, with an additional 300 supervisors and health workers spread across multiple cities in Viet Nam. We work in close collaboration with Provincial and National TB Programmes and other in-country partners to implement projects funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program, the Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNITAID and Johnson & Johnson. We have also have multiple active research partnerships, including with the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the UK, the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation in the Netherlands, and Ceres Nanosciences and SureAdhere Mobile Technology in the United States. FIT staff have also supported the implementation of other TB programs in South and Southeast Asia, and represented Viet Nam at multiple regional and international forums on TB technical assistance. Finally, FIT has represented civil society organizations from Viet Nam at regional events and at multiple events in the lead up to and during the United Nations High Level Meeting on TB in New York City.

In August 2018, the Stop TB Partnership announced funding for a new project in Viet Nam which will intensively organize 90 mobile chest X-ray screening events on weekends targeting groups with higher risk of TB, such as older people (aged 55 years and over), across three districts of Ho Chi Minh City. The project will combine gender-sensitive community outreach approaches with a highly sensitive screening and diagnostic algorithm to ensure a large number of people with TB who were previously missed by government health services are detected, treated and cured. In addition to these enhanced service delivery activities, several operational research projects are planned, including an evaluation of computer aided reading software and a new urine-based TB test. This position will be contracted to work 5 days per week, but events will take place on the weekend.


  • Develop protocols, questionnaires, data collection tools, process indicators, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and other documents related to the TB REACH Wave 6 implementation and research studies conducted by FIT and its implementing partners;
  • Support training and capacity building of staff, particularly in relation to standard operating procedures and processes specific to FIT and its partners;
  • Supervise the collection of urine, sputum, and serum to analyze for TB;
  • Assist with the supervision of chest X-ray data collection, storage and management;
  • Follow SOPs to grade X-ray images with the Computer Aided Detection of TB (CAD4TB) software;
  • Provide technical assistance to government-operated laboratories for the processing of specimens;
  • Conduct field work to support project implementation in communities;
  • Assist with the engagement of elderly and women’s associations to mobilize participants at community-based screening events;
  • Support the compilation of project data and relay to M&E team;
  • Trouble-shoot issues with project implementation, data quality and productivity;
  • Conduct site assessment and monitoring visits to District TB Units, Provincial TB Hospitals, National
  • TB Program, etc. to liaise and coordinate with project participants and assess progress;
  • Attend periodic meetings with FIT and the Ho Chi Minh Public Health Association to report project progress;
  • Ensure that all project administrative documents are accurately updated and maintained;
  • Maintain detailed notes on project activities;
  • Draft summaries of activities and quarterly implementation performance assessments for donor reports;
  • Conduct project-related operational research in conjunction with the M&E and Research teams;
  • Translate documents between Vietnamese and English when required.


Academic credentials and work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to health, epidemiology, or development and three years of relevant work experience is required
  • -OR-
  • Master’s degree in aforementioned field and one year of relevant work experience

Professional qualifications

  • Self-motivated, independent working style
  • Detail oriented


  • Fluency in Vietnamese and English (both written and verbal) is required


  • A cover letter written in English
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Photocopy of degree certificate(s) / diploma(s)
  • One employment reference (Name, Phone Number, Email Address)


  • By e-mail to [email protected] addressed to Mr. Andrew Codlin
  • Subject ‘XQLD Project Officer’
  • No later than Sunday, 16 September 2018

Compensation will be commensurate with experience.
Full benefits will be included in the compensation package.

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 means your application was unsuccessful.

FIT is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ho Chi Minh
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2018-09-16