Stop TB Partnership - Technical Officer, Innovations & Grants (ING)

Job categories Health
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5114/16550
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Stop TB
Duty station Geneva , Switzerland
Contract type Temporary Appointment
Contract level TA - P3
Duration One year
Application period 08-Oct-2018 to 21-Oct-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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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.

The Stop TB Partnership’s TB REACH initiative provides grants to partners in lower-income and/or high TB burden countries to test innovative and well thought-out, yet unproven approaches and technologies which aim to:

  • Increase the number of people with TB (TB infection or active TB [drug-sensitive or -resistant]) who are diagnosed, started on treatment and reported to National TB Programs (NTPs),
  • Decrease the time it takes someone with TB to receive appropriate treatment, and
  • Improve adherence and treatment success for people started on anti-TB treatment.

TB REACH combines open, but targeted calls for proposals, fast-track financing and rigorous, external monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to rapidly produce results. Other donor agencies and/or national governments can then scale-up the successful approaches piloted by recipients of TB REACH funding to maximize their own investments and to accelerate progress in the fight to end TB.

This Technical Officer position will provide operational management and technical support to organize and manage a multi-million-dollar grants platform, the TB REACH initiative, and provides technical assistance to a broad range of implementing partners / organizations, governments (National TB Programs) around strengthening TB prevention and care services in line with the Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020. The main role is to lead the operations and management, ensuring smooth functioning of the TB REACH initiative, consistent services delivery by the TB REACH grantees and close liaison with donor agencies to promote the strategic aims of the Stop TB Partnership’s technical initiatives.

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