Case Finding Technical Officer , Multiple positions

Hosted Entities Stop TB Partnership
Job categories Health
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/12677
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration One year (with possibility of extension)
Application period 11-Jul-2017 to 27-Jul-2017


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UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale. 

Stop TB Partnership

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector

Although a treatable and curable disease, TB still kills more people than any single infectious disease. In 2015 1.8 million people lost their lives to the curable disease and only 6.1 million were reported as receiving treatment. While political commitment to end TB is increasing, a key challenge to find the 4.3 million people that are estimated to suffer from TB and MDR-TB but are “missed” because they are not diagnosed and/or reported to the National TB Programmes (NTPs). The missing people with TB usually include the most vulnerable and those without proper access to care, living in poverty or hard-to reach places (e.g. people living with HIV, children, women, miners or migrant communities). NTPs and their partners are increasingly focused on trying to close this gap and Stop TB Partnership’s Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020 as well as WHO’s End TB Strategy seek to ensure that all people who are suffering from TB are identified and can receive proper treatment.

To help catalyze the response to this challenge the Global Fund (GF) established, for its new funding cycle, a number of Catalytic Investments for different disease areas to help countries focus on where need is greatest. For TB, the clear priority area is reaching the missing people who have TB. In order to achieve this goal more ambitious and comprehensive approaches will need to be developed with and for NTPs and partners. Many tools and guidelines have been developed in recent years that have led to more high-quality and rapid diagnosis for TB, but these advances have proven to be insufficient for curbing the epidemic, as they often lack guidance on how to identify and implement locally tailored interventions. Effective interventions need to be tailored to local situations so as to address existing barriers to health services and target the key populations of people with TB who are missed.

The Stop TB Partnership has been commissioned by the GF to support countries involved eligible for Catalytic Investments and their TB case finding efforts to reach ambitious targets as part of their National Strategic Plans in the 2017-2019 period. 






Under the supervision of the Team Leader of Innovations and Grants and in collab...

Working Arrangements: The incumbent will be based in Geneva, Switzerlan...

An university degree (Master or equivalent) in public health, health economi...

At least 5 years of experience in infectious disease management, ideally TB....

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Fluency is English required and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of o...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications r...
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