Field Coordinator in Public Health

by Titahong
(Bamenda)

Background:


The Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory Bamenda has the mission to help control the spread of tuberculosis and to improve the lives of those affected by TB and related diseases.

Currently the TBRL Bamenda is working with the National TB Program to improve TB case finding at health facilities in the Northwest, Southwest, West and Littoral regions.




Position summary:

Implement program activities to improve TB case finding; full-time position


Location: Approximately 25% in Bamenda; 75% in the field in 1 of 4 regions (Northwest, Southwest, West, Littoral)
Typical responsibilities:
 Work closely with health care workers ngwanor bertrand. hospitals and health centers to increase screening, testing and follow-up of people suspected of having TB
 Document activities using designated tools, including those for monitoring and evaluation, monthly reports, etc
 Train and mentor health personnel on strategies to improve case detection
 Assist to implement and supervise improved diagnostic approaches for TB
 Prepare and present health talks on TB to healthcare workers
 Distribute educational materials to aid clinicians in management of presumptive TB cases
 Prepare and present monthly and quarterly monitoring and evaluation reports on activities
 Ensure good communication with supervisor, partners, and health personnel
 Depending on interests and qualifications of the candidate, additional responsibilities may include participation in laboratory and/or research activities
 Identify and assist to solve problems observed in course of the work to
ensure smooth functioning of project; document solutions to share with other project sites
 Other duties as needed to ensure the success of the work
Job Qualifications:
 Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Sciences, Humanities, Management, Business, or related area
 Strong interest and passion to work as part of team to improve public health
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English or French, good working knowledge in the 2nd language is an advantage
 Ability to plan own work, set priorities and complete under pressure
 Proven aptitude for leadership
 Willingness to travel outside of geographic area to implement activities as needed
 Proven competency in software applications (eg. Word, Excel, etc) with the ability to learn new programs and skills quickly
 A high level of initiative and the ability to work independently
 Detail oriented
 Proficiency in strategic planning and project management (or willingness to learn)

This position is planned for 6 months with possibility for renewal depending on funding availability.


If interested, please prepare a complete application including an application letter, current CV, copies of certificates and diplomas; at least two reference letters will be an advantage.


Deadline for application: June 15th, 2018 at 11am
Please send all documents by email or bring your application to the reception of the:

Tuberculosis Reference Lab Bamenda,
Behind the Day Hospital at the Regional Hospital Bamenda

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