Stop TB Partnership - TB Prevalence Survey Coordinator (Open to Nationals and Internationals)

Job categories Health
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5114/19398
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Stop TB
Duty station Gaborone, Botswana
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 12 months contract
Application period 13-Feb-2020 to 01-Mar-2020


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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.

In this context, the Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW) and National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) of Botswana plans to conduct the first nationwide population based Tuberculosis Prevalence Survey (TBPS) to produce a point-estimate of the national prevalence of TB disease. In addition the survey results will be used to understand what strategies could help to achieve earlier and fuller detection of TB cases.

TB Prevalence Survey Organization

The Steering Committee (SC) will be established and will have overall responsibility for the survey. The committee will comprise Principle Investigators (PIs), co-Principle Investigators (co-PIs) and other stakeholders from the NTP, National TB Reference Laboratory (NTRL), Statistics Botswana (SB), and representatives from other local and international agencies supporting Botswana in TBPS implementation.

Within the SC, the PIs will assemble a survey team, liaise with the Ministry of Health and other governmental departments and secure funding for the conduct of the survey. Furthermore, PIs will liaise with the Survey Coordinator on a frequent basis. Preparation for the survey started in November 2019 and the survey implementation is planned in 2020.


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