Senior Technical Officer, Tuberculosis (TB)


FHI 360 is an international non-governmental organization that, in Vietnam, promotes the health and well-being of the Vietnamese people, particularly vulnerable and marginalized populations. It works with the Vietnam Ministry of Health and other national bodies, as well as provincial and district-level health services to achieve project aims. FHI 360 is currently implementing programs to address HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, TB case finding and treatment, clinical research, anti-microbial resistance, health system strengthening, maternal and child health and nutrition, diagnostics and laboratory services.

We are currently seeking a qualified and highly motivated Vietnamese national candidate to serve as Senior Technical Officer, Tuberculosis (TB) for the USAID Sustainable HIV and TB Responses From Technical Assistance (USAID SHIFT) project, based in Hanoi and/or Ho Chi Minh City.

USAID SHIFT is a five-year contract managed by FHI 360 originally awarded to help local stakeholders achieve and sustain epidemic control. The purpose of USAID SHIFT is to strengthen human, organizational, and systems capacity to lead the national HIV and TB response and deliver innovative enhancements in HIV and TB services.

USAID SHIFT is organized around two main areas to address both HIV and TB:

Provide direct service delivery to achieve targets in priority provinces and transition services in maintenance and priority provinces:

  • Task 1.1: Scale-up services along the entire continuum of prevention to care CoPC in PEPFAR/Vietnam priority provinces and USAID TB priority provinces to achieve “90-90-90” HIV case-finding, care, and treatment targets, and to achieve TB and multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) active case-finding, treatment and prevention targets.
  • Task 1.2: Maintain direct service delivery (DSD) and then fully transition ownership of remaining sites in maintenance provinces supported through the USAID SMART TA project.

Provide demand-driven HIV/AIDS and TB technical assistance:

- Task 2.1: Establish a demand-driven mechanism for technical assistance (TA) provision.

  • Subtask 2.1.1: Provide demand-driven TA at the national level and provincial levels to build sustainable HIV/AIDS and TB services and systems.
  • Subtask 2.1.2: Deliver demand-driven TA at the site level in priority and maintenance PEPFAR/Vietnam provinces and in USAID TB priority provinces to ensure quality and maintainable HIV/AIDS and TB services.

Position description:

The Senior Technical Officer, TB will serve as key technical staff supporting the FHI 360 Vietnam country program to advance sustained local ownership of a state-of-the art response to TB. S/he will support the TB/MDR-TB active case finding in support of the National Tuberculosis Program’s strategy to end TB in Vietnam. 

Under the leadership of the Chief of Party and the TB Technical Manager, the Senior Technical Officer will assist in monitoring provincial implementation of an enhanced approach to TB case detection, including activities in the community and the healthcare setting. The Senior Technical Officer will also support efforts to transition financial and technical ownership of quality TB services to GVN via social health insurance and local TA provider network mechanisms.

Main responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership, assistance and coordination across the cascade of TB service interventions
  • Provide technical support to monitor intensified TB case finding, focusing on provincial and district level implementation
  • Provides technical assistance to ensure the quality of services in these settings, including assistance to implement guidelines, new algorithms, and standard operating procedures.
  • Facilitates the coordination and timely delivery of demand-driven and needs-based technical assistance for TB case findings/treatment enrollment and retention in selected geographies.
  • Transfers skills and technical knowledge to build the capacities of local staff, and other counterparts to achieve high quality TB programs and continuously improve TB services.
  • Supports the timely and accurate use of data use to improve to ensure project meet its case finding targets in selected priority provinces.
  • Prepares technical protocols and papers, as needs and opportunities dictate.
  • Supports the development of sub-awards, subcontracts, consulting agreements, and other contractual or procurement mechanisms that comply fully with FHI 360 and donor policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Performs other relevant duties as requested.

Experience and abilities for the position:

  • University degree in the medical or public health fields or equivalent years of experience; and experience with coordinating resources for large-scale international health projects
  • Considerable experience in providing TB services or technical assistance in Vietnam
  • Experience with U.S. government contractual requirements and experience working in an international NGO environment desirable
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills in both Vietnamese and English
  • Ability to travel as necessary

FHI 360 offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

Interested candidates are invited to visit FHI 360’s career page at and apply the position ONLINE by November 15, 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
FHI 360
Vị trí: 
Hanoi and/or Ho Chi Minh City
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2019-11-15